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SEPT. 3: MAHAVIR JAYANTI CELEBRATION, organized by the Jain Society of Tampa Bay; Hindu Temple of Florida, 5509 Lynn Road, Tampa; call Kini Shah at (813) 503-0715 or (813) 968-4088 for information.
SEPT. 8-11: FOUR-SESSION RAMAYAN YAGNA, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to noon Sunday; organized by the Saraswati Devi Mandir, 16220 Livingston Ave., Lutz; call Pandit Sharma at (813) 264-1539 or Pandit Shivdat at (631) 586-2413.
SEPT. 10: SIXTH ANNUAL PUNJABI CELEBRATION, featuring University of Florida bhangra team, including dinner and dancing; organized by Punjabi Association of America; 6:30 p.m.; India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; tickets are $35 per person and available at Indian grocery stores; call Rakesh Sharma at (727) 532-6166 or Pawan Rattan at (813) 254-0707 for information.
SEPT. 10: CLASSICAL CONCERT, featuring renowned singer and musician K.J. Yesudas; Sickles High School Auditorium, 7950 Gunn Highway, Tampa; 7 p.m.; tickets are $35, $50, $100; for information, call Koshy Mammen at (813) 989-1509 or Abraham Kapil at (407) 695-0751.
SEPT. 17: GANESH CHATURTHI CELEBRATIONS: organized by Maayboli Melawa Tampa Bay (Marathi Mandal), Hindu Temple of Florida, 5509 Lynn Road, Tampa; social hour at 4 p.m., Ganesh Pooja at 5 p.m., “Kathakgunjan,” at 6 p.m., dinner follows; tickets are $10 for members, $20 for non-members; for information, call Pradeep Muley at (813) 948-9045 or Deepak Phadnis at (727) 772-7178; RSVP by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
SEPT. 17: ANNUAL TEMPLE FUNDRAISER: organized by Hindu Temple of Florida; Sickles High School Auditorium, Tampa; 7 p.m.; “Bhaav Raag Taal,” a dance production blending Kathak and Bharat Natyam; $100; for information, call Renuka Ramappa at (727) 846-9607 or Manjul Derasari at (813) 977-6695.
SEPT. 24: BAPS CARE WALK-A-THON DEFEAT DIABETES: organized by BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir, Bayshore Boulevard and Ballast Point Park, Tampa; registration at 8:30 a.m.; for information, call Suresh Patel at (813) 453-2280.
SEPT. 24: BANYAN BALL: A BLACK-TIE AND COCKTAIL DRESS EVENT, organized by the INDO-US Chamber of Commerce; Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI); 6:30 p.m.; tickets are $100 per person; call Prash Pavagadhi at (727) 786-6070 or click on www.indo-us.org
OCT. 7-9 AND OCT. 14-16: NAVRATRI GARBA 2005, organized by the Gujarati Samaj of Tampa Bay; Florida State Fairgrounds on Oct. 7-8 and Oct. 14-15 and India Cultural Center on Oct. 9 and Oct. 16; 8 p.m.; free for Samaj members and $10 for non-members and guests; for information, call Kanti Bakarania at (813) 653-4981 or Parimal Butala at (813) 892-8197 or click on www.gujaratisamaj.org
SEPT. 17: WORDS FOR WELLS … A LOCAL EVENT OF GLOBAL PROPORTIONS, proceeds of the event, which will feature Indian dance performance, storytelling and booths, will benefit freshwater wells and drinking water systems in India; $35 advance tickets; Orlando Marriott Downtown; 6:30 p.m.; for information, call (407) 460-7276 or click on www.1008wells.org
VIDYALAYA AT HINDU TEMPLE OF FLORIDA: Every Sunday except on public holiday for first-graders to 12th grade; 12:15 to 2:45 p.m.; subjects include Mathematics and English; $25 registration fee per academic year, $125 per fall or winter term; Hindu Temple is at 5509 Lynn Road in Tampa; for more information on Vidyalaya, call Manish Kharod at (813) 963-0616 or Ravi Narayanan at (813) 961-6120.
PANDIT JASRAJ SCHOOL OF MUSIC FOUNDATION: Vocal and harmonium classes by Pandit Rattan Mohan Sharma and Radha Raman Kirtane; table classes (group and special) by Aditya Narayan Banerjee (www.adityabanerjee.com); classes held at different locations depending on the day; for more information, call (813) 960-0176 or e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: www.pjsmf.com
CHHANDAYAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC: Sitar, vocal and table classes by Hidayat Khan (son of sitar maestro Vilayat Khan), Mithali Bhaumik Banerjee (vocal) and Pandit Sameer Chatterjee (tabla); classes are held in Clearwater; for more information, call Satya Challa at (727) 712-1233 or Viji Reddy at (727) 934-7721 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
BALVIHAR BY CHINMAYA MISSION OF TAMPA BAY: Sundays from 3 to 4:30 pm. at Hindu Temple of Florida; Saturday from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in St. Petersburg; ages 5 through teen; children learn about Hindu religion, culture and festivals through stories from the Ramayana and Bhagwad Gita; fees are $75 per year; additional $50 per year for each sibling; for more information on BalVihar, call Laxmi Sastry at (813) 948-3590 or e-mail email@example.com
SANKARA CULTURAL ALLIANCE OF FLORIDA: classes in Carnatic percussion instruments mridangam, ghatam, kanjira and morsingh by Ghatam Vidwan Sri T.H. Subash Chandran (brother of T.H. "Vikku" Vinayakram) and N. Ganesh Kumar (www.ganeshkanjira.com); classes held in Tampa and at the Hindu Temple of Florida; for more information, call Kala Gangadharan at (813) 979-4598 or Jyothi Venkatachalam at (813) 977-9039 or (813) 404-7899 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
TAMPA SHAKHA/BALAGOKULAM: free activities for all ages, including yoga, games, field trips, and shlokas for children and adults; 10:30 a.m. Saturdays, Hindu Temple of Florida, Lynn Road; for more information, call Vijay Singh at (813) 920-7494.
JAIN VISHWA BHARATI U.S.A.: Every Saturday classes are held on Pranayam, Yogic Exercise and Relaxation, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.; donations accepted; JVB Center, 7819 Lillwill Ave., Orlando; for information, call (407) 852-8694 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Hindu Temple of Florida: 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday; 5509 Lynn Road, Tampa, FL 33624; (813) 962-6890.
JAIN SOCIETY OF TAMPA BAY: monthly lectures by Samniji and Dev Darshan, Days Inn hotel at Fletcher Avenue and Interstate 75; call Kini Shah at (813) 503-0715 or (813) 968-4088.
Vishnu Mandir: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday only, discourse by Pandit Vishnu Sharma; 5303 Lynn Road, Tampa, FL 33624; (813) 654-2551
Sanatan Mandir: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday; 311 East Palm Avenue, Tampa, FL 33602; (813) 221-4482
Shri Saraswati Devi Mandir: 9:30 a.m. to noon Sunday only; officiating priest is Pandit Purnanan Sharma; 16220 Livingston Avenue, Lutz, FL 33559; (813) 264-1539
Baps Shri Swaminarayan Mandir: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily; Darshan is closed between noon and 4 p.m. but reopens at 4 p.m.; 9226 E. Fowler Ave. (between Interstate 75 and U.S. 301); (813) 986-5473.
MANAV DHARMA ASHRAM: sumiran is from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. first Thursday of every month; satsang is 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, followed by dinner; yoga classes begin at 7:30 a.m. Saturday; bhajans are 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. every third Sunday; 7520 Caron Road, Tampa, FL 33615; call the ashram at (813) 889-7155, Himatlal Parekh at (813) 969-1661 or Ashok Modh at (813) 935-3439.
SHREE YAMUNA PREETI SEVA SAMAJ: Pushtimargiya Satsang Mandal invites Vaishnavs of Tampa Bay area to weekend Satsang sabhas and kirtans; 1340 Robin Road S., St. Petersburg, FL 33707; call Smitabein Patel at (813) 961-3816 or Himatlal Parekh at (813) 969-1661.
Islamic Society of Tampa Bay Area Mosque: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily; 7326 E. Sligh Ave., Tampa, FL 33601; Tel: (813) 628-0007
Gurudwara: 8 a.m. till 8 p.m. daily; 15302 Morris Bridge Road, Thonotosassa, FL 33592; (813) 986-6205.
HINDU SOCIETY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA, 8:30 a.m. to noon and 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry, FL 32707; (407) 699-5277.
Shri Shivdham Hindu Temple and Brahmrishi Yogashram: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily; 460 O’Berry Hoover Road, Orlando, FL 32825; (407) 380-2661 or e-mail email@example.com
GURDWARA, SIKH SOCIETY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA: 11:30 A.M. to 1 p.m. Sunday; 2527 W. Aloma Ave. (west State Road 426), Oviedo; (407) 805-0404.
MASJID AL-RAHIM, ISLAMIC SOCIETY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA, WEST ORLANDO: five times daily prayers and pray on Friday; 4962 Old Winter Garden Road, Orlando, FL 32811; (407) 523-7882.
SHRI SHIVDHAM HINDU TEMPLE AND BRAHMRISHI YOGASHRAM: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily; 460 O’Berry Hoover Road, Orlando, FL 32825; (407) 380-2661 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
SANTOSHI MA TEMPLE: bhajan and aarti first Friday of every month; 10900 Park Ridge Gotha Road, Windermere, FL 34786; (407) 996-2830.
SHRI LAXMINARAYAN MANDIR: 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday; 269 N. Klondike Ave., Pine Hills, FL 32811; (407) 877-7916.
SHRI SWAMINARAYAN MANDIR (BAPS): 1325 W. Oak Ridge Road, Orlando, FL 32809; (407) 857-0091.
ALACHUA (ALACHUA COUNTY)
ISKCON OF ALACHUA (International Society for Krishna Consciousness): founder is A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, P.O. Box 819, Alachua, FL 32616; (386) 462-2017.
INVERNESS (CITRUS COUNTY)
Shirdi Sai Center: 4707 Pleasant Grove Road, Inverness, FL 34452; for timings of the center and any other information, call (352) 860-2181 or e-mail email@example.com
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