Category Archives: Festivals

ONAM Celebration on Sunday, Sept 18th 2022 at Pleasanton

Bay area Kerala group, SanGaMa, is planning to celebrate the upcoming ONAM  festival on Sunday, September 18th at  Pleasanton
The details are here: https://www.sangama.us/
So, if you have moved recently to the neighborhood and/or would like to meet/greet local families or would like to participate/register for stage performances, please feel free to join.

We are planning a grand Onam Sadya(Grand Vegetarian feast) with traditional festivities like Pookkalam, Maveli and cultural programs like Thiruvathira dance, kids’ dance songs/music, et al.

In the true spirit of Onam, we encourage and invite anyone interested to join, to be part of this rich and ancient festival!

*Sponsors:* If you are a local business interested in sponsoring the
event, please send a note to [email protected]

Best Regards,Onam
Vijay
[email protected]

SanGaMa GRAND Vishu Celebration! – Sat, April 16th

SanGaMa GRAND Vishu Celebration! – Sat, April 16th
https://www.sangama.us/
Buy Tickets, Register for stage performances, Volunteer!
Time to take off masks and meet/greet in-person!
Location:  San Ramon Community Center, 12501 Alcosta Blvd, San Ramon, CA
(Vishu marks the beginning of the New Year in the Malayalam calendar. Vishu falls on the first day of the month of Medam ( Sun’s transit into Aries in Indian astrology) and is on the same day of Vaisakhi, Tamil Pongal, Assamese Ronagali Bihu, and Bengali Naba Barsha.)

Mahashivarathri – Sri Mahakaleshwar Temple, Santa Clara

Grand Mahashivaratri Celebrations at Sri Maha Kaleshwar Mandir, Santa Clara from Saturday Feb 26th 2022 TO Monday Feb 28th 2022
Dear Devotees,
We are excited to celebrate Mahashivarathri 2022. It is our 10th year celebration here in Santa Clara. We warmly welcome all of you to join this celebration of Shiva’s energy on a very special day.
For those of you visiting the temple in person to enjoy the vibrations and the energy, we require that you be fully vaccinated and wear a mask. Our ‘Live Darshan’ link will allow you to interactively partake in the celebrations; you will be able to chat, sponsor poojas and do the sankalpam virtually.
Shivaratri Poojas performed by
Swami Surachariya Muthu Battar Founder of Canbera Sri Kalikambal Devasthanam Australia
Sponsor At srimahakalmandir.org – https://paybee.io/@[email protected]
Dance and music performances
Live Web Streaming srimahakalmandir.org – https://paybee.io/vevent.html?eventId=604652f6365fca681dd14ac7
Facebook srimahakaleshwar.mandir – https://www.facebook.com/srimahakaleshwar.mandir/

FOG – Festival of Colors – Holi

Come and celebrate FOG Holi, the “Festival of Colors” on Saturday, March 19th, at Mission San Jose High School 41717 Palm Ave, Fremont, CA 94539 from 11 am to 6 pm. Enjoy Holi with biodegradable skin-friendly colors, Delicious food, DJ, Desi Dhol, and Dance to the beats of Bollywood music.
Buy tickets at Sulekha.com, Eventmozo.com, or FOGSV.org
https://events.sulekha.com/fog-holi-festival-of-colors…
https://eventmozo.com/…/Festival-of-Colors…

https://www.facebook.com/events/461927732078996

Kridha Collective – Womens Clothing Exhibition Oct 2 and 3

KridhaCollective – Indian Women Clothing & Jewelery Store in Dublin is doing an Open House in Wallis Ranch  for upcoming  Festival with all new Collection
– Date:    OCT 2, 2021 (Sat) Time: 11 AM – 6 PM
4503 Pine Mountain Way ( Wallis Ranch)
Dublin CA 94568
Phone/Whatsapp – 669-600-9394
– Date:    OCT 3, 2021 (Sun) Time: 12 AM – 8 PM
3945 Meridian St
Dublin CA 94568
Phone/Whatsapp – 669-600-9394
Open House includes: Kurtis, Dresses, Lehangas, Kids Dresses,Jewelry, Sarees (New Festival Collection), Return Gift Items
All our collections are competitive and have affordable pricing
All our Sarees comes with READY TO WEAR Designer Blouses

Saree Ironing and pre-pleating Service

Need to a wear a saree for Karvachauth, Diwali party or wedding?
Do you have a Saree that you would like to drape yourself in a perfect way but don’t know how?
Perfect Saree Draping by Chhavi is now offering a New service where you simply drop off your saree or mail it, and you will get your ironed Saree with perfect pleats pinned in place that you can use over and over again.  There is no stitching involved.  You can enjoy that Professionally draped look each time.
Use my Saree Draping services for weddings, parties, and special occasions like Arangetram, Birthdays & Anniversaries. I am in Dublin, California but I travel worldwide.
I can help you wear that Perfect Saree. To prep, pleat or drape your saree, Please call 925-719-0640
www.perfectsareedraping.com
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Pure Silver Coins Laxmi Ganesha 20 gms 999 quality: $25

Made  up of 999 fine silver, this coin weighs 20 grams, and it is an excellent gift to offer on various occasions. On one side of this silver coin, images of three Hindu Gods Ganesh ,Lakshmi and Sarsawati Ji in a beautiful and impressive style are engraved. On the other side, the coin is adorned with a symbol of Aum and the details regarding its composition.
Very Good price at this quality !!!
Perfect gift for Diwali, return gift, house warming, best wishes.

FOG Holi – Festival of Colors March 14

Biggest Holi of Bay area. FREE PARKING
Fremont hindu temple, FOG and UPMA presents Festival of Colors 2020.  March 14, 2020 at Mission San Jose High School in Fremont. Festival of Colors is a very exuberant Indian cultural festival, complete with music, dance, food, and throwing of organic colored powders.The purpose of this event is to promote love, friendship and unity in the community. BUY TICKETS AT
Sulekha.com/FOG or
https://eventmozo.com/event/Festival-of-Colors-HOLI-2020682901579340881 or
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fog-holi-festival-of-colors-biggest-holi-of-bay-area-tickets-90559615247

Holi Milan Mela 2020

Hindu Community and Cultural Center (HCCC) will celebrate “Holi” – the festival of colors on Sunday, March 15, 2020 from 10:30 AM to 4 PM at Leo R Croce Elementary School, 5650 Scenic Avenue, Livermore, CA 94551
Holi is a festival that celebrates the victory of good over evil and a celebration of the arrival of spring. It’s the festival of colors and happiness – a free-for-all carnival of colors, where participants play, chase and color each other with dry color powder.
 Live DJ, Music & Dance  Food, Games and other stalls  HCCC will provide colors
First 500 registrations get free
Come, participate and enjoy the activities planned.

Holi Festival at Bishop Ranch

The FREE family-friendly, colorful festival of Holi will be celebrated on Friday, March 27th 2020. Holi is an ancient Hindu festival from India that celebrates the beginning of spring. Participants throw brightly colored powdered pigments on each other as a way to commemorate the vibrant, abundant colors of springtime and say farewell to the long winter. It’s beautiful, messy and most of all, fun!
There will be activities for the whole family including face painting, henna tattoo artists, professional Bollywood dance performances, and live music from Dhol Drummers, all hosted by America’s best Desi MC Sunny Moza. The Curry Up Now food truck will be onsite.
Don’t forget to bring a pair of old clothes (white works best with the colored powder), the family, and join in this exciting family event. There is also plenty of free parking onsite.
Questions? Call Bishop Ranch Marketing at 925.543.0100.
For more information, visit: https://www.bishopranch.com/event/holi-celebration-at-bishop-ranch/

Karvachauth Puja in Livermore Temple

Karvachauth is being observed on October 17th in India, US East Coast and Midwest, but in California, the date is 16th. The Livermore Temple will be doing the Karva Chauth Puja / Katha on Wednesday, October 16th 2019 from 5:00 PM to 7:15 PM in three sessions. For those wanting to observe the festival per the tradition of following the date in India there will also be a puja session on October 17th from 4:30 to 5:30 PM.

Update 10/17 – Puja moved to Sai Baba Temple

ONAM Celebration on Saturday, Sept 14th 2019

Bay area Kerala group, SanGaMa, is planning to celebrate the  upcoming ONAM  festival on Saturday, September 14th at Livermore.
The details are here: https://www.sangama.us/
So, if you have moved recently to the neighborhood, and would like to meet/greet local families or would like to participate/register for stage performances, feel free to join. This is a great opportunity.
We are planning a grand Onam Sadya(Grand Vegetarian feast) with traditional festivities like Pookkalam, Maveli and cultural programs like Thiruvathira dance, kids’
dance songs/music, et al.
In the true spirit of Onam, we encourage and invite anyone interested to join, to be part of this rich and ancient festival!
To know more about Onam, please check out here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onam
*Sponsors:* If you are a local business interested in sponsoring the
event, please send a note.
Best Regards,
Bindu
sangamau…@g…com

Holi Milan Mela at Livermore sponsored by HCCC

We invite you to register and join us for Holi celebrations at Croce School, Scenic Ave, Livermore on March 23, 2019 from 11 AM to 3 PM.
Holi is a festival that celebrates the victory of good over evil and a celebration of the arrival of spring. It’s the festival of colors and happiness – a free-for-all carnival of colors, where participants play, chase and color each other with dry color powder.

  • Colors
  • DJ and Music and Dancing
  • Games
  • Other stalls
  • And of course, Food

You can also register directly @ https://www.livermoretemple.org/hints/content/asp/eventRegistrations.asp
or email hol…@l…com with headcount and age. for Registration Flyer can be found:
Holi Milan Mela (Festival of colors)

Perfect Saree Draping By Chhavi

Perfect Saree Draping By Chhavi
Use my Saree Draping services for weddings, parties, and special occasions like Arangertram, Birthdays & Anniversaries. I am in Dublin but i travel throughout the SF Bay Area.
I can help you wear that Perfect Saree. Please call 925-719-0640
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Unique diwali gifts at Chocolate Works

  Celebrate Diwali this year with unique festive Chocolate gifts from Chocolate Works. Gourmet Belgian Chocolate customizable with your choice of edible image and various delicious treats. Come check us out! Chocolate Works is located at 21001 San Ramon Valley Blvd, Suite D-1, San Ramon CA 94583. Phone: 925-361-5066, Email: eastba…@c…com, FB: ChocolateWorksEastBay, Instagram: chocolateworkseb, We can supply throughout the Bay Area

Henna for Diwali and Karvachauth

Hello everyone, I am a henna artist with experience of over 10 years and I am taking bookings for henna this festival season. I use all natural and organic henna powder to make my own henna paste and the stain is very promising. I have tons of latest and trendy designs to choose from all price ranges starting from 5 dollars. Contact Pooja on 9253076818

Henna bookings open for 2018 karvachauth, Teej, Diwali..

Hello All..Now accepting henna bookings for all the upcoming festive occasions..few spots are left…
I use only natural and organic homemade henna paste to make tattoos..I have all price ranges from 5 dollars …different and unique designs to choose from..
I also make henna designed pooja thaals and  tealight and floating candles which  can be customized with names and are perfect as unique and elegant return gifts ..
contact Pooja at 9253076818 for further info..