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NOV. 3, 10, 17: HINDU DHARMA CLASSES 102; understand the basics and fundamentals of Hinduism; 10:30 a.m. to noon; Hindu Temple of Florida (new classroom No. 1), 5509 Lynn Road, Tampa; for information, call facilitators Nainan Desai at (813) 245-8417 or Dr. Rao Korabathina at (727) 505-4418.

NOV. 7-10: TEACHER LED INNER ENGINEERING – YOGA PROGRAM; Mary Martha Center, 2nd floor, Christ the King Catholic Church, 717 S. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa; offers tools to engineer one's life and a powerful 21-minute Shambavi maha mudra practice; for details, call (813) 413-1661 or e-mail; to register, visit

NOV. 7: “Identifying your exit strategy when raising capital in real estate market;” organized by TiE Tampa; Q&A session with Santosh Govindaraju, CEO of Convergent Capital; Carrollwood Country Club, 13903 Clubhouse Drive, Tampa; 6 p.m.; for more information, visit or call Kunal Jain at (727) 460-0419.

NOV. 9: VOCAL CONCERT; presented by Swaradhana in association with Center for India Studies at USF; Pushkar Lele will be accompanied by Vyasmurti Katti on harmonium and Sanjay Deshpande on tabla; 5 to 8 p.m.; USF College of Public Health Auditorium, 13201 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Tampa; concert is free for USF students with ID and children under 16; for information and to buy tickets online, visit or email

NOV. 9: KALI PUJA; organized by SOIKOT (Bengali Association of Greater Tampa Bay); Land O’ Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O’ Lakes Blvd., Land O’ Lakes; puja starts at 5:30 p.m. followed by cultural programs, dinner, fireworks; $40 family, $20 individual and $10 student donations; for details, e-mail or visit

NOV. 9: KOTI SOMAVARAM SIVA ABHISHEKAM; Sri Ayyappa Temple of Tampa, 6829 Maple Lane, Tampa; starts at 10 a.m.; lunch will be served; everyone welcome; RSVP

NOV. 10: MUSIC MASALA - East meets West fusion concert; presented by Shruti A.I.M (Association of International Music) and India Cultural Center; ICC, 5511 Lynn Road (Magnolia hall); 7 to 9 p.m.; tickets are $20, seniors $15; students with ID $5 and free for ICC members; organized, arranged and directed by Shankhachur Lahiri; for information, call (813) 549-9288, e-mail or visit

NOV. 17: LORD VISHNU PRAAN PRATISHTA; Shree Raam Mandir, 7411 E. Comanche Ave., Tampa; 9:30 a.m.; for information, call (646) 515-0735.

NOV. 20: BUSINESS & NETWORKING EVENT: QUARTERLY SOCIAL; organized by Indo-US Chamber of Commerce; 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Tampa Museum of Art (120 W. Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa); parking is available at the William F. Poe Parking Garage on 800 N. Ashley Drive; free; hors d'oeuvres will be served; no RSVP required; for information, visit

NOV. 20: ICC SENIORS GET-TO-GATHER; India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; free seminar, lunch and entertainment; no minimum age requirement; for information or ride, call John Adhia at (813) 784-1132 or Ram Jakhotia at (813) 962-4172.

NOV. 23: 9th ANNUAL Asian American Convenience Store Owners Association (AACSA) CONVENTION; India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; for details, call Satya Shaw at (813) 960-7429, (813) 842-0345 or e-mail or visit


NOV. 3: MULTI-FAITH WORKSHOP FOCUSING ON HUMAN VALUES AND DEVELOPING UNIVERSAL BROTHERHOOD; coordinated by Hindu Society of Central Florida New Age Group with other associations; free; 1:30 to 4 p.m.; for information, call Madan Arora at (407) 971-9259 or e-mail

NOV. 22: CROSSROADS – AN EVENING OF INDIAN DANCE; presented by Asian Cultural Association; Trinity Preparatory School, auditorium, 5700 Trinity Prep Lane, Winter Park; 7:30 p.m.; tickets are $10 and for students $5; for information, call (321) 356-5638 or visit

NOV. 28-DEC. 1: OSHO MEDITATION CAMP; from 5 p.m.; Camp Geneva, 36540 Vía Marcia, Fruitland Park; for information, call Sunil Sharma (Swami Dhyan Yatri) at (636) 634-6861 or e-mail


NOV. 24, DEC. 8 AND DEC. 22: SATSANG; Pushtidham (Haveli of Florida), 14080 S.W. 20th Ave. Road, Ocala; 3 p.m.; for information, call Bharat at (973) 460-5936 or Raj Kamdar at (352) 568-5729.


NOV. 6: THE MANGANIYAR SEDUCTION BY ROYSTEN ABEL; musicians perform in 36 red-curtained cubicles; University of Florida Performing Arts, Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road, Gainesville; 7:30 p.m.; tickets begin at $20; UF students are $10; for information, call 1-800-905-2787 or visit


DEC. 8: “Swami Vivekananda – A Universal Missionary;” musical play in English presented by Motherscry and Rasajhari; Bolles Middle School, Parker Auditorium, 2264 Bartram Road; social hour for presentation of posters is 3 p.m. and show starts at 4 p.m., with a multinational presentation of the song "We Belong;" free; sponsors welcome; for information, call Dr. Uma Eyyunni at (904) 810-7626 or visit


NOV. 4: 2nd ANNUAL MAHAVIR NIRVAN LECTURE: APPLYING JAIN PRINCIPLES IN MEDICAL PRACTICE; by Dr. Manoj Jain, an infectious disease physician, writer and professor at Emory University; 6 p.m.; Frost Art Museum on Florida International University campus, 10975 S.W. 17th St., Miami; free and open to public; for information, visit

NOV. 8: THE MANGANIYAR SEDUCTION BY ROYSTEN ABEL; musicians perform in 36 red-curtained cubicles; Miami-Dade County Auditorium, 2901 W. Flagler St., Miami; 8 p.m.; tickets available at or call (305) 237-3010 for information.

NOV. 23-24: Sulabha Samskrtam: 2-Day Sanskrit Course; organized by Chinmaya Mission Miami; Everglades Ballroom, Quality Inn Sawgrass Conference Center, 1711 N. University Drive, Plantation; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; taught by Sanskrit scholar Swami Ramakrishnananda; free; open to adults and kids above age 10; for details, visit

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