Category Archives: Religion

Bhagavad Ramanujacharya Millennium Celebration

Shiva-Vishnu Temple, Livermore, CA invites you to a Bhagavad Ramanujacharya’s Millennium event starting on Tuesday, April 25 and concluding on Sunday, April 30. Idols of the Alwars, who composed the Divya Prabhandham, will be installed in the temple. Join fellow devotees chanting the Astakshari Mantra, “Om Namo Narayanaya” eight lakh times! Participate in the Sriman Narayana vratam, arranged for your benefit, each evening. On April 30, take Ramanujacharya on a procession around the temple. For additional details, please visit


Teens Event on Nov 23: ‘Relevance of Hindu Faith, Temple Architecture, & Worship’

Lecture and discussion about ‘Relevance of Hindu Faith, Temple Architecture, and Worship’ at Dublin Library on November 23, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM. This is an exclusive teen’s event (minimum age 13) requested by a group of teens in the San Ramon and Dublin neighborhoods. Limited seats will be filled on a first come first served basis; please pre-register before November 21, 2016 at [email protected]

pooja viDhi & puruSha sooktha Courses at Livermore Temple

Please check out the 2016 Fall Courses Starting From This Sunday (September 11, 2016) at Livermore Temple.
Course Starts on Sunday, September 11, 2016
Day: Sundays
Number of Classes – 15 – 18
Pooja Vidhi 9.30 am – 10.30 am
Purusha Sookta 10.45 am – 11.45 am
Sri Sookta 12.00 pm – 1.00 pm
Conducted by Sri. Kumar Padmini
Venue: Gangotri
Limited Seats – Maximum 25
Courses are offered in English – Ages 18 and above
This Event is Free
Details here:
Alternatively, email your interest to omtatbrahm…@g…com
Kumar Padmini

Slokam and bhajan class (prarthana)

Hi friends, I am  Sumitra and I live in San Ramon .I am planing to start bhajan and slokam class for little kids .being mother of two little kids i know it is tough to make kids concentrate on the slokam so was planing to make it little interesting by narrating them some interesting epic stories which will make them learn our culture in their own way .I mainly want to make sure kids learn their slokam with meaning .the class will be interesting with stories ,bhajans and little art activities .My class name is PRARTHANA ( prayer with knowledge ) …please mail me at prarthanasum…@g…com for further details .
the class is once a week on Thursday

RANA Holi Celebration (Festival of Colors)

Holi1  Holi3 Holi5RANA Holi Celebration (Festival of Colors), Biggest Holi in Bay Area. It’s time to celebrate the fun filled festival of colors. RANA brings you the biggest Holi Festival in Bay Area inspired by the original Rajasthani Holi in India. RANA Creates the best family experience for all and this time RANA holi is even better.
– On 03/26/2016 (11:00 am – 03:00 pm)
– Cost: 18 –
– Venue: Cardoza Park, Kennedy Dr, Milpitas, CA 95035 Email: Inf…@r…com
Buy your ticket at (limited tickets available)

The Rainbow holi ticket is all inclusive of
– Delicious north Indian Lunch
– organic beautiful colors
– Hot chai tea
– Cold Thandai (Milk drink with rich ingredients)
– DJ Music
– Rajasthani Photo booths
– Free parking

So you just come with your friends and family and RANA will take care of all your needs.
As we say… Khambaa Ghani Saaa… Holi Haiii….

Maha Lakshmi Yaagam Feb 17 – 21 2016 @ Shiva-Vishnu Temple, Livermore

Mahalakshmi Yaagam will be performed at Shiva-Vishnu Temple from February 17 -21 2016. During this auspicious homam, Sri Suktham will be chanted 1600 times by 16 Rithviks while performing homam. Swarna Kireeta Samarpana will be performed on Sunday February 21 2016. Please mark your calendars & plan on participating in this divine event and receive blessings.
Hindu Community and Cultural Center
1232 Arrowhead Ave, Livermore, CA 94551
More details: Maha Lakshmi Yaagam Feb 17 – 21 2016 @ Shiva-Vishnu Temple, Livermore

Srinivasa Kalyanam on 27th June, 2015, Sat

Govu Puja & Srinivasa Kalyanam at Sri Datta Sai Temple, San RamonSDST JUNE 27th 2015 Event
27th June, 2015  Saturday

  • Govu (Cow) Puja 9-30 am to 10-30 am
  • Srinivasa Kalyanam 10-40 am to 12-40 pm
  • Madhyanha Aarati 12:40 pm
  • Kalyana Bhojanam 1:00 pm

Sri Datta Sai Temple, San Ramon
1901 San Ramon Valley Blvd, San Ramon, CA
For more details visit the temple website at
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Spiritual Programs May 2015 @ Sri Sai Temple, Pleasanton, CA

SPRITUAL PROGRAMS MAY 2015 : Sri Sai Temple is taking this opportunity in welcoming Sejal Lakumb, Satya Kalra Ji , Geeta Seshadri &
Nityalakshmi Iyer for sharing their experiences with all of us

We invite each and every one of you to come and support these programs. For additional details about these programs and for recommending someone to perform at the temple, please contact our front desk devotees with your details & our event coordinator will reach you out to discuss further details.

Sat Sukh (True Happiness) : By Sejal Lakumb
Date: May 17th Sunday 2015
Duration: 60 minutes
Suggested Audience: Adult (aged 25-40)
Time: 5:00 to 6:00 P.M.
Frequency: Once a Month
Focus: Baba’s preaching, practical implementation and FAQs

Bhagavad Gita : By Satya Kalra Ji
Date: May 23rd Saturday 2015
Duration: 90 minutes
Suggested Audience: All ages
Time: 10:30 A.M. to 12 (noon)
Frequency: Once a Month

Devotional Songs : Geeta Seshadri & Nityalakshmi Iyer
Date: May 23rd Saturday 2015
Time: 12:30 to 1:00PM – by Geeta Seshadri
Duration: 30 minutes
Time: 1:00 to 1:30PM – by Nityalakshmi Iyer
Duration: 30 minutes

Sri Sai Temple May 2015 Flyer
6644 Owens Dr, Pleasanton, CA-94588

Sri Sai Temple – Pleasanton Ugadi & Gudipadawa Celebrations

Ugadi Celebrations on Saturday March 21th! Yugadhi flyer8X11
Pooja: 10.00 AM to 11.30 AM
Madhyan Aarati: 12.00 AM to 12.30 AM
Sai Bhajans by Group: 12.30 PM to 1.30 PM
Sai Bhajans by Group: 1.30 PM to 2.45 PM
Kids Dance Program: 3.00 PM to 3.30 PM
Kids Bhajans: 4.00 PM to 4.30 PM
Sai Bhajans by Group: 4.30 PM to 6.00 PM
Dance Program by Vineela: 6.00 PM to 7.00 PM
Dhoop Aarati: 7.00 PM to 7.30 PM
Sai Bhajans by Group: 7.30 PM to 8.30 PM
Shej Aarati: 8.30 PM to 9.00 PM

Address: 6644 Owens Dr, Pleasanton, CA 94588
Ram Navami Celebrations on 28th March!
More information: event…@s…com

Campaign –

The issue addressed is ‘Presentation of Hinduism & Indian Civilization in California K – 12 Schools’.
Please spread the word about the web-site for the letter campaign and ask your friends and co-workers to participate.
If you have already signed the letters physically once please do not sign on the web-site again. Your name is already added as signatory.

The campaign is about the way Hinduism and Indian Civilization is portrayed.

  • Hinduism presented in 6th Grade Textbook lacking in accuracy, factual content and sensitivity.
  • Indian civilization is not mentioned in 7th Grade World History despite being ~1/3 of the GDP of the world during that time.
  • California state standards regarding religion & ethnicity are not applied to Hinduism and Indian Civilization.

Sai Sai Temple – Pleasanton

The Sai Baba temple in Pleasanton is organizing its one year anniversary celebration on Sunday, September 14th. The day is full of activities with Bhajans, Dance Performance by children, etc. Sai Baba Temple PleasantonSai Sai Temple, Pleasanton The attendance at the temple has steadily been increasing over the past year. The weekly high point is considered to be the usual Thursday Aarti between 7:45 and 9:00. The temple is open everyday morning and evening.
The temple was formed as a break away from the Sri Datta Sai Mandir, San Ramon when 6 or 7 volunteers pooled resources and took up a location on rent in Pleasanton at the Hopyard exit, near Home Depot. To their credit, you don’t see any names – only silent volunteer work towards their purpose.
The temple is always looking for volunteers, or you can sign up to contribute towards the wish list.
So if you live in the area, a good place to make a spiritual call to, especially on Thursday evenings. You will also get a feel of the community, see kids helping each other in their own little area with color crayons, volunteers helping with prasadam (food) and some others hanging outside.
Directions to sai sai temple pleasantonThe address is:
Sri Sai Temple
6644 Owens Dr.
Pleasanton, CA-94588.
Tel:(925) 732 1343

Christian Music Lessons (Vocal) in Dublin

We offer music lessons in Indian classical music (Carnatic Music), vocal training, performance training, etc – all in Christian (Biblical) way. The lessons are offered for both kids and adults. Visit our website for more details on the programs offered.
Contact: Gayathri Arun @ 925-961-2825
Email: [email protected]