GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY HELD FOR NALANDA ESTATES IN PARRISH/BRADENTON
Nalanda Estates, LLC, broke ground recently to mark the start of construction of its upscale gated retirement community in Parrish/Bradenton. The 30-acre site is strategically located with easy access to Tampa, Sarasota and St. Petersburg with proximity to some of the best beaches in Florida. The site is situated close to major airports, hospitals, shopping malls, restaurants and museums.
Nalanda Estates will have 83 homes ranging from 1,730 square feet of one-level paired villas to estate homes from 2,300 square feet of living space to about 3,240 square feet estate homes on large lots with two- or three-car garages. Amenities will include a large clubhouse with banquet hall, full commercial kitchen, fitness center, theater, cards room, prayer room and a wine/snack bar. Outside amenities will include a swimming pool, Zen garden, pickleball court, walking trails and more. Pre-construction bookings are open. Model homes and several early buyer homes will be ready for move-in by November 2017.
“I am really excited to launch this unique community where people can come together to enjoy, learn, make friends and contribute to the local community in a safe and healthy upscale environment,” said Vinod Khilnani, founder and developer of Nalanda Estates.
For more information, visit www.NalandaEstates.com
LORD JHULELAL IDOL TO BE INSTALLED AT SANATAN MANDIR IN TAMPA
Lord Jhulelal, revered and worshiped by the Sindhi community worldwide, will soon have a home in Tampa. A murti donated by the Sindhi Society of Central Florida will be installed at Sanatan Mandir in Tampa. Lord Jhulelal's Incarnation/birthdate will be celebrated on March 29, the first new-moon day of the month of Chaitra, according to the Hindu calendar. This is also celebrated as Sindhi New Year, thus the name Chetichand.
About 200-250 people usually attend Chetichand, which the Sindhi community in West and Central Florida has been celebrating in Lakeland for 20 years. This year, festivities will be from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on April 2 at Lake Parker Park, Blue Heron Pavilion, 910 Granada St., Lakeland. All future Chetichand celebrations will be in Tampa.
Sanatan Mandir is at 311 E. Palm Ave. For more information, call Assan Shahdadpuri at (863) 602-6561.
‘TAJ EXPRESS’ EN ROUTE TO WEST PALM BEACH, THE VILLAGES, TAMPA, CUTLER BAY, SARASOTA
Here are the Florida dates once again for the “Taj Express: The Bollywood Musical Revue,” the first original Indian musical to complete five years of international touring:
MARCH 3-4: TAMPA; Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Ferguson Hall, 1010 N. MacInnes Place; 7:30 p.m.; $45-$75; for information, call (813) 229-7827 or visit www.strazcenter.org
MARCH 5: CUTLER BAY; South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, Main Stage, 10950 S.W. 211 St.; 4 p.m.; $35-$67.50; for information, call (786) 573-5316 or visit www.smdcac.org
MARCH 7: SARASOTA; Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N. Tamiami Trail; 8 p.m.; $36-$71; for information, call (941) 953-3368 or visit www.vanwezel.org
For more details on the show, visit www.tajexpressthemusical.com/bollywoodmusical/
Disclaimer: Event details are subject to change. Please check with local organizers.