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SIGNIFICANT DATES

SEPT. 1: JANMASTHAMI

SEPT. 10: RAMADAN ENDS

SEPT. 11: GANESH CHATURTHI

SEPT. 12: PARYUSHAN (JAIN FESTIVAL)

 EVENTS

TAMPA/ST. PETERSBURG/CLEARWATER

SEPT. 1: SHRI KRISHNA JANMASTAMI; 6 p.m. till midnight; Hindu Temple of Florida, 5509 Lynn Road, Tampa; for information, call (813) 962-6890.

SEPT. 2: SHRI KRISHNA JANMASHTAMI; 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.; Sanatan Mandir, 311 E. Palm Ave., Tampa; for information, call (813) 221-4482.

SEPT. 5: MONTHLY GET-TOGETHER; organized by OMS of Gujarati Samaj of Tampa Bay - 60 + Gujarati Samaj Seniors Club; 4 to 7 p.m.; Sanatan Mandir, 311 E. Palm Ave., Tampa; for information, call Himatbhai Parekh at (813) 969-1661.

SEPT. 9: CHAND RAAT (NIGHT BEFORE EID); hosted by GroStyles Boutique, 2035 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa; 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.; free admission, drinks, gifts and children’s entertainment; booths will be set up with mehndi, food, snacks, music; for more information, call (813) 843-9040 or (813) 903-8334 or email kiran@grostyles.com

SEPT. 10: NINTH ANNUAL GOLF INVITATIONAL; organized by INDO-US Chamber of Commerce in Tampa; The Eagles Golf Club, 16101 Nine Eagles Drive, Odessa; $100 entry fee includes green and cart fees, lunch, awards dinner, foursome photo, on-course beverages, range balls; to sponsor or participate in the golf event, contact tournament coordinators Dr. Amar Patel at (727) 479-8802; Suraj Nayee at (813) 716-4923; Fabian Lokenauth at (727) 249-6504; Suleman Makhani at (813) 368-7700 or visit www.indo-us.org

SEPT. 11: GANESH CHATURTHI; Hindu Temple of Florida, 5509 Lynn Road, Tampa; festivities start at 10 a.m. till 6 p.m. followed by Maha Prasadam; there will be a Ganesh art competition for all age groups from noon to 4 p.m.; for more information, call the cultural committee members Kalyani Derasari at (813) 977-6695 or Hema Vaidyanathan at (813) 389-7830.

SEPT. 11: GANESH CHATURTHI; 10:30 a.m.; Sanatan Mandir, 311 E. Palm Ave., Tampa; for information, call (813) 221-4482.

SEPT. 12: “CHITRAM: A PORTRAIT OF INDIA;” presented by the Center for India Studies at University of South Florida, Tampa, which is celebrating its first anniversary; 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Oval Theater, Marshall Center, USF; tickets are $25 and $50; USF students, $10; for tickets and information, visit www.global.usf.edu/indiastudies/chitram.php

SEPT. 15: ICC INDIAN SENIOR GET-TO-GETHER: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at India Cultural Center, Lotus Hall, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; free, lunch served; no minimum age; for information or ride, call John Adhia at (813) 784-6930 or Ram Jakhotia at (813) 962-4172.

SEPT. 17-19: SEVENTH GUJARATI SAHITYA SAMELAN; presented by Gujarati Samaj of Tampa Bay and India Cultural Center; Sheraton Suites (Airport), 4400 Cypress St., Tampa; poets and authors of Gujarati literature invited from India; for details, visit www.glaofna.com

SEPT. 19: CARNATIC VOCAL CONCERT; presented by Swaralaya; Daruri Seshachary (Hyderabad Brothers) will perform; USF Public Health Auditorium, 13201 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Tampa; $15 and students with ID pay $5; for information, call Sahasra Naman at (727) 942-8150.

OCT. 1: MUSICAL FUNDRAISER CONCERT; singer Jolly Mukherjee along with locals Meena Jain and Geeta Rohatgi; presented by Vishnu Mandir; 7 p.m. to midnight; India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; $25, $50, $75; for information, call Dr. Sadhana Shah at (727) 798-4258 or Mado Jaimangal at (727) 946-8144.

OCT. 2: “BE THE CHANGE – LEADING A MOVEMENT”: organized by SAALT (South Asian Americans Leading together - www.saalt.org) with help from PEHCHAAN of Tampabay; community service event; volunteers can pick one of five events/places: Feeding America Tampabay, Al Lopez Park, Copeland Park, Lowry Park and St. Joseph's Children's Hospital; for more details, e-mail regional coordinator Vijay Garimella at vkgarimella@gmail.com or Pehchaan board member Vandan Kamath at vkamath1@gmail.com

OCT. 2: GANESH CHATURTHI; presented by Maayboli Melawa Tampa Bay (MMTB); performer will be Ramdas Padhye; for time, venue and other details, e-mail mmtb_moderator@yahoo.com or visit www.maaybolitampabay.org

OCT. 30: 23rd ANNUAL INDIA FESTIVAL; organized by Gujarati Samaj of Tampa Bay; University of South Florida Sun Dome, 4202 E.  Fowler Ave., Tampa; 1 to 10 p.m.; $8 for adults, $5 for children 12 years and younger; for information, call festival Chairman Kanti Bakarania at (813) 653-4981 or visit www.indiafestivaltampa.com

NOV. 20: PEHCHAAN FUNDRAISER; “Ron,” English play by Sudipta Bhawmik of New Jersey; also, “Shadow Dance,” debut of new dance form by Gopa Rautray of Tampa; save the date as more details to come; for information, e-mail pehchaantampabay@yahoo.com

ORLANDO/OAKLAND/OCOEE

SEPT. 1: JANMASTAMI FESTIVAL; organized by ISKCON Orlando, 2651 Rouse Road, Orlando; 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.; activities include bhajans, gaura arati, class, video, abhishek, Krishna book reading, midnight maha arotika and prasadam served from 7:30 p.m.; for more information, call Ishana at (407) 226-0222, Danuka at (407) 257-3865 or visit www.iskconorlando.com

SEPT. 2: SHRI KRISHNA JANMASTHAMI FESTIVAL; Hindu Society of Central Florida, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry; for details, call (407) 699-5277 or visit www.hindutempleorlando.org

SEPT. 2: CHAMBER EVENT; Emory professor Dr. Jagdish Sheth to speak; organized by the Indian American Chamber of Commerce in Central Florida; free for IACC members, non-members pay $10; 6:30 to 9 p.m.; Park Square Homes offices – design studio, 5200 Vineland Road, Orlando; for more information, e-mail laurie@deshpandeinc.com or visit www.iaccorlando.com

SEPT. 5: GENERATION OM SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS; three students to receive scholarships; Chinmaya Mission, Casselberry; details to come; for information, call (407) 415-8502 or e-mail info@generationom.com

SEPT. 11 AND SEPT. 18: SHRI GANESH CHATURTHI FESTIVAL AND VISARJAN; festival on Sept. 11 and visarajan on Sept. 18; Hindu Society of Central Florida, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry; for details, call (407) 699-5277 or visit www.hindutempleorlando.org

SEPT. 12: GRANDPARENTS’ DAY; presented by the Hindu Society of Central Florida New Age (Seniors) Group; 1:30 to 5 p.m.; HSCF, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry; essay competition will be held for elementary, middle and high school children; also, cultural program and pizza/ice cream party is on the agenda; free; to RSVP or participate in the competition, e-mail hscfnewagegroup@yahoo.com; for other information, call Madan Arora at (407) 971-9259 or Dev Sharma at (407) 862-9920.

OCT. 3: FIRST ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT; organized by Central Florida’s Indian American Chamber of Commerce; Grand Cypress Golf Course; registration begins at 11 a.m.; open to members and non-members and  sponsorship packages are available; for more information, call Tino Patel at (407) 579-5050, Bennet Sebastian at (407) 617-1234, e-mail laurie@deshpandeinc.com or visit www.iaccorlando.com

OCT. 3: JUGALBANDI FUNDRAISER CONCERT: Pandit Nandkishore Muley on santoor and Sri Ramakrishnan Srinivasan on violin will play a Jugalbandi and singer Dr. Vasundhara Iyengar; organized by the Hindu Society of Central Florida; Bahia Shrine Auditorium, 2300 Pembrooke Drive, Orlando; $50 per person; for information, call the temple office at (407) 699-5277, Ganesh Ramachandran at (407) 970-5253 or visit www.hindutempleorlando.org

ALACHUA

SEPT. 1: SRI KRISHNA JANMASTAMI; Alachua Hare Krishna Temple, 17306 N.W. 112th Blvd., Alachua; 6 p.m. to midnight; for more details, call the temple at (386) 462-2014 or Saksi Gopal dasa at (352) 222-1440.

JACKSONVILLE

SEPT. 2: JANMASHTAMI; Hindu Society of NorthEast Florida, 4968 Greenland Road, Jacksonville; for details, call (904) 268-7630 or visit www.jaxhindutemple.org

SEPT. 11: GANESH CHATURTHI; Hindu Society of NorthEast Florida, 4968 Greenland Road, Jacksonville; for details, call (904) 268-7630 or visit www.jaxhindutemple.org

FORT MYERS

SEPT. 1: SHRI KRISHNA JANMASTAMI POOJA AND BHAJAN; Hindu Temple of Southwest Florida, 12552 Plantation Road, Fort Myers; starts at 7 p.m. through midnight; for information, call (239) 482-0677, (239) 274-5584 or (239) 466-5236, e-mail hindutempleswfl@gmail.com or visit http://www.hindutempleswfl.com

SEPT. 3: MONTHLY BHAJAN; 7:30 p.m.; Hindu Temple of Southwest Florida, 12552 Plantation Road, Fort Myers; sponsor needed; for details, call (239) 482-0677, (239) 274-5584 or (239) 466-5236, e-mail hindutempleswfl@gmail.com or visit http://www.hindutempleswfl.com

SEPT. 11: GANESH CHATURTHI; 8:30 a.m. pooja; Hindu Temple of Southwest Florida, 12552 Plantation Road, Fort Myers; for information, call (239) 482-0677, (239) 274-5584 or (239) 466-5236, e-mail hindutempleswfl@gmail.com or visit http://www.hindutempleswfl.com

SEPT. 25: SANGEET SANGAM; jugalbandi music concert with Pandit Ronu Majumdar on the Hindustani flute, Vidwan M. Manjunath on Carnatic violin, Arjun Kumar on Mridangam and Ramdas Palsule on tabla; presented by Hindu Temple of Southwest Florida; for timing and other details, call (239) 482-0677, (239) 274-5584 or (239) 466-5236, e-mail hindutempleswfl@gmail.com or visit http://www.hindutempleswfl.com

SOUTH FLORIDA

SEPT. 12: SUNDAY MORNING RAMAYAN WORKSHOP; 9 a.m. to noon; discourse on “Hanumanji, the Ideal Devotee: The True Meaning of Friendship and Devotion ,” by Pandit Bimal Maharaj; Shiva Mandir, 3000 N.W. 29th Ave., Oakland Park; for details and more information, call (954) 735-3560, e-mail fhoshivamandir@gmail.com visit www.fhosm.com

SEPT. 4: MUSICAL CONCERT; concert featuring Hariprasad Chaurasia on bansuri, Pandit Anindo Chatterjee on tabla and Mohini Athavale on tanpura; organized by the Association of Performing Arts of India (www.apaiart.com); concert tickets are from $29 to $125; fundraising dinner $75 after the concert; 6 to 9 p.m.; Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Amaturo Theater, 201 S.W. Fifth Ave., Fort Lauderdale; for information, call (954) 462-0222 or visit www.browardcenter.org

SEPT. 11: EKAL FUNDRAISER CONCERT; presented by Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation USA, South Florida chapter; Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Winner and Bollywood singer Sanjeevani Bhelande and group; 6 to 10:30 p.m.; $25; Hollywood Center for Performing Arts, 1770 Monroe St., Hollywood; for information, call Abhishek Joshi at (954) 681-8314 or Ritu Linhart at (305) 812-8288 or visit www.ekal.org

SEPT. 19: SIXTH ANNUAL INDOPAK FEST; Bollywood acts, singers, dancers, fashion shows, dhol players and least 80 booths selling arts and crafts, jewelry, henna, food, clothes; comedian Omar Sharif from Pakistan, and singers Ravi B. from Trinidad and Terry Gajraj from Guyana; $7 in advance or $10 at the door; noon to 8 p.m.; BCC North Campus, 1000 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek; for more information, call Satbir Singh at (954) 649-3374.

OCT. 2: MEDICAL EXHIBITION & MUSICAL EXTRAVAGANZA; presented by the Indian Physicians of South Florida; 6 p.m. to midnight; India House Banquet Hall, 1711 N. University Drive, Plantation; $10 for residents, fellows and medical students; $35 for guests; for information, call Dr. Asha Gupta at (954) 234-5674, Dr. Neelam Seth at (954) 790-2232 or visit www.ipof.org

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CLASSES

STARTING OCT. 1: TARANA MUSIC; offers vocal and harmonium lessons for all ages; group and private classes are given by Sharmistha Banerjee; Compton Park Clubhouse, Tampa; classes also offered in Oldsmar/Palm Harbor area; for information, call (727) 481-5856 or visit www.taranamusic.org

YOGA AND MEDITATION: The Hindu Temple of Florida Vidyalaya presents Yoga and Meditation Classes 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sundays, starting April 6. Conducted by Shri Sree Reddy, the classes will be held in the temple hall, 5509 Lynn Road, Tampa, FL 33624. Minimal fee of $20 per month for the Raja Yoga and Jyothi Meditation classes will be charged. For information, call Nainan Desai at (813) 931-7442, Indira Sastry at (813) 854-1444, Suman Lingappa at (813) 994-2915 or Gayathri Chandra 813-814-2966.

VEDAS: Veda class is being conducted by B. Ganesan (Ganesh) at the Hindu Temple of Florida, 5509 Lynn Road, Tampa; 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; an engineer by profession, Ganesan works in Abu Dhabi, teaching Veda mantras for the last 17 years; Sri Rudhram, Chamaham, Sookthams, Upanishads are being taught for Vedic chanting during this free class; for information, call Ganesan at (813) 732-5935.

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: pjsmftampabay@hotmail.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 sameer@tabla.org

BALVIHAR BY CHINMAYA MISSION OF TAMPA BAY: Sundays from 10am to noon in Tampa; ages 5 through teen; children learn about Hindu religion, culture and festivals through stories from the Ramayana and Bhagwad Gita; for more information on location and fees visit www.chinmayaprasad.org or call Laxmi Sastry at (813) 948-3590 or e-mail nsastry@tampabay.rr.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 jvenkata@yahoo.com or ganesh@ganeshkanjira.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.

VEDANTA CENTER IN ST. PETERSBURG The Vedanta Center of St. Petersburg, 216 19th Ave. S.E. (first house to the right on crossing Bay Street on 19th Avenue Southeast) holds lectures on Vedanta every Sunday from 11 a.m. to noon by Swami Yuktamanandaji. There also is a Gita class on Wednesday from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., followed by meditation at the center, which is part of the Ramakrishna Mission and Math of India. For more information, call (727) 896-9840 or click on www.vedantaflorida.com

ORLANDO

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 jainvishwa@hotmail.com

SOUTH FLORIDA

CHINMAYA MISSION: Classes and activities for adults and children from kindergarten to grade 12 on Hindu culture, based on the universal philosophy of Advaita Vedanta (Oneness); times and days vary; for information, e-mail studygroup@CMmiami.org


PLACES OF WORSHIP

TAMPA/ST. PETERSBURG/CLEARWATER

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.

DADA BHAGWAN’S GROUP OF TAMPA BAY: Satsang every Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m.; everyone is invited; call Ramesh Patel at (813) 926-1143 or Mukesh Patel at (813) 969-1740.

JAIN SOCIETY OF TAMPA BAY: Monthly bhavna from 3 to 5 p.m. every fourth Sunday; also, non-Jains can take Dev Darshan of statues made of marbles by sculpture-artist from Rajasthan; 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 5 to 7 p.m.; both events at Days Inn hotel at Fletcher Avenue and Interstate 75; call Kini Shah at (813) 503-0715 or Pradeep Bavishi at (727) 525-5400.

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 Ave., 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.

SHRI RADHA-KRISHNA MANDIR: daily morning arotik at 7 followed by Srimad-Bhavatavam class; 6 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday Bhagavad-Gita class followed by prasadam; 14610 N. 17th St., Tampa; (813) 971-6474 or click on www.iskcontampa.com

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.

GURDWARA: 8 a.m. till 8 p.m. daily; 15302 Morris Bridge Road, Thonotosassa, FL 33592; (813) 986-6205.

CHURCH OF SOUTH INDIA (CSI) CONGREGATION OF FLORIDA: Worship services at 10 a.m. every Sunday at Springhill Missionary Baptist Church, 8119 E. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Tampa, FL 33619; for information, call John Philip at (813) 986-6844 or Daniel Cherian (Anand) at (813) 985-9890 or click on www.csichurchflorida.org

ORLANDO AREA

HINDU SOCIETY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA: 8:30 a.m. to noon and 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry, FL 32707; (407) 699-5277.

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.

SARASWATI DEVI MANDIR/INDO CARIBBEAN CENTER: Sunday service is from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; all special days observed with worship; 1453 N. Pine Hills Road, Orlando, FL 32808; for information, call (407) 522-1988 or click on www.saraswatidevimandir.com

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 ymcco@yahoo.com

SANTOSHI MA TEMPLE: bhajan and aarti first Friday of every month; 10900 Park Ridge Gotha Road, Windermere, FL 34786; (407) 996-2830.

SHRI DEVI BHAVAN: 9 A.M. TO 11:30 a.m. every Sunday; Pandit is Eshwar Persaud; 6206 W. Amelia St., Orlando, FL 32835; (407) 822-8057.

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.

POINCIANA HINDU MANDIR INC.: 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. each Sunday and on special festivals; 3999 Monterey Road, Kissimmee, FL 34758; (407) 873-2679.

LAKELAND(POLK COUNTY)

SHRI SWAMINARAYAN TEMPLE: 2793 New Tampa Highway, Lakeland, FL 33815; (863) 682-8260.

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 shirdi@gowebco.com

JACKSONVILLE/ORANGE PARK

HINDU SOCIETY OF NORTHEAST FLORIDA (HSNEF): 714 Park Ave., Orange Park; for information, call (904) 269-1155 or click on www.jaxhindutemple.org

SOUTH FLORIDA (MIAMI AREA)

SOUTH FLORIDA HINDU TEMPLE: 13010 W. Griffin Road, Southwest Ranches, FL 33330; for timings and classes at the temple, call (954) 438-3675 or e-mail info@sfht.org

SHIVA VISHNU TEMPLE OF SOUTH FLORIDA: 5661 Dykes Road, Southwest Ranches, FL 33331; 9 a.m. to noon and 6 to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and holidays; call (954) 689-0471 or click on www.shivavishnu.org

SHIVA MANDIR: 3000 N.W. 29TH Ave., Oakland Park Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309; for information, call (954) 735-3560 or click on www.fhosm.com

ISLAMIC CENTER OF BOCA RATON: 3100 N.W. FIFTH AVE., Boca Raton, FL 33431; for information, call (561) 395-7221 or click on www.icbr.org

SIKH GURUDWARA: 1600 S.W. 60th St., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33331; for information, call (954) 680-0221.


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