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14th Festival of India is a 2-day celebration of India’s diversity and culture. Consisting of 120 booths depicting art, crafts, literature, garments, jewelry, food, and businesses, the celebration also includes a health fair, cultural program, parade, and gala awards with a grand marshal and other dignitaries. Different states of India are represented by over 50 floats.

This years chief guest is Amrita Rao.


Organized by the Federation
of Indian Associations. 39439 Paseo Padre Pkwy., Fremont. Aug. 12, 9 a.m.-8
p.m.; Aug. 13, 9 a.m. Fremont.


Memories from last Puja5 days of Puja, Aaarti and religious rituals according to the “tithi” organized by Paschimi at Sunnyvale Hindu Temple. Participate in Durga Puja and Sharod Mela again this year. For all the the 5 days… be part of this grand festival, feel the true spirit, and enjoy attrative cultural programs!

Here is the schedule, more information here

  •  MahaShasthi, September 28th (Thursday)
    – Bodhan, MahaSasthi Puja – 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM.
    – Amantran & Adhibas – 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.
    * Childrens Talent Show – 6:30 PM onwards.
  • Mahasaptami, September 29th (Friday)
    – Naba Patrika Snan, & Stahpana – 11:00 to 11:30 AM.
    – Maha Saptami Puja – 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM.
    – Pushpanjali – 12:30 PM.
    – Annabhog – 1:00 PM.
    – Bhog and Prasad Discribution – 1:00 PM.
    – SyandyaAaarti – 6:00 PM
    * Sharod Arghya (Day 1) – 6:30 PM onwards.
  • Mahashtami, September 30th (Saturday)
    – Mahashtami Puja 9.00AM to 1.30PM
    – Pushpanjali 11.00AM to 1.30PM
    – Annabhog 1.00PM
    – Sandhipuja 1.30PM to 2.00PM
    * Sharod Arghya (Day 2) – 2:30 PM onwards.
    – Sandhyaarati and Prasad 7.00PM 8.00PM
  • Mahanabami, October 1st (Sunday)
    – Mahanavami Puja – 9.00AM to 12.30PM
    – Pushpanjali and Arati – 11.00AM to 12.00Noon
    – Annabhog – 1.00PM
    – Kumari Puja – 12.30PM to 1.30PM
    * Sharod Arghya (Day 3) 2:00 PM onwards.
    – Sandhyaarati – 7.00PM to 8.00PM.
  • MahaDashami, October 2nd (Monday)
    – Mahadashami Puja – 9.00 AM to 11.00 AM.
    – Aparajita Puja – 11.00 AM to 11.30 AM.
    – Pushpanjali and Arati – 11.30 AM 12.00 Noon.
    – Shanti Jaal O Prasashti Banran 12.30PM 1.00 PM.
    – Sindur daan O Pratima baran – 1.00 PM.
    – “Sindur Khela” (Vermillion game) – Evening 6:00 PM.

Sunnyvale hindu temple has an ameded schedule for Pooja from Sep 22nd to Oct 2nd 2006.

  • 6:30PM – 7:30PM Devi Puja (LalithSahastranamavali)
  • 7:30PM – 8:30PM Dance Program (Natya Utsav by various Groups)
  • 8:15PM – 8:30PM Kumarika Puja
  • 8:30PM – 9:00PM Arati & Prasad

HCCC & South India Fine Arts



By Udayallur Kalyanaraman & Party

Date: Sept 23rd, Saturday, 4pm, Venue: HCCCAssembly Hall

Contact: Kala Iyer (510) 796-5252

K S Srinivasan (408) 556-9343


More Information

The ritual of cleansing of the body during the sacred Kumbha Mela festival in India has been brought to the U.S. with the Hindu Sangam organizing this event at UC Irvine Sept. 10, as well as at DeAnza College in Cupertino, Calif. Sept. 9 .

The event started with a procession featuring mantras and recitation of sacred texts. Each
participating group had its prominent deity wheeled on elaborately decorated carts for about a mile amidst religious grandeur. The participating Mandirs were: the Mandir in Irvine; Laxmi Narayan Mandir in Riverside and Placentia; Radha Krishna Mandir in Norwalk, Roscoe/Northridge; Sanatan Dharma Mandir and Sindhu Center.

via Indiawest

Attend the musical night with World reknowed singer Poonam Bhatia from Mumbai accompanied by the award winning dance group NNJ & also support a great Cause.

Friday, November 3, 2006, 6pm
San Jose Convention Center, J Hall
408 Almaden Blvd., San Jose CA 95110

For Tickets and info:

HCCC – Youth & Education Present Saraswati Puja / Aksharabhyasa at the Livermore temple on Sep 29th 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. Check out the flyer for more details. Monthly schedule for the temple is here.

/photo.cms?msid=971344Anuradha Paudwal, renowned Hindi Singer would be performing Mata Ka Jagaran on Tuesday Sep 12th at Sunnyvale Hindu Temple. She also performed recently at the Hindu Sangam that was held at the De Anza College, Cupertino.

Mata Rani Photos