JUNE 2023
Khaas Baat : A Publication for Indian Americans in Florida



JUNE 4: Fun with Fasting & Science of Yoga; Organized by Sakthi Yogalaya; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Sri Ayyappa Society of Tampa, 6829 Maple Lane, Tampa; camp includes weight loss program  conducted  by Dr Pal, Wellness yoga for kids/adults by Kavitha Ilayaraja, director of Sakthi Yogalaya; $20 per adult; to register, visit https://tinyurl.com/funfasting; for information, email   sakthiyogalaya@gmail.com or call (804) 300-7141.

JUNE 9: BAND ELYZIUM; Telugu group to perform; 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.; Avalon Event Center,  10051 W. Hillsborough Ave., Tampa; after party - DJ Ravi (Bollywood and Tollywood music);  b?ar/food for purchase; tickets start at $35 are available at tampapassion.eventbrite.com; free parking; for information, call Manisha at (512) 713-6811.

JUNE 10: “VAIBHAVAM;” Bharat Natyam dance performance presented by Rudram Dance Company; New Tampa Performing Arts Center, 8550 Hunter’s Village Road, Tampa; 6 to 8:30 p.m.; for information, email rudramdancecompany@gmail.com

JUNE 13: HANUMAN CHALISA; second Tuesday of month; Vishnu Mandir Tampa, 5803 Lynn Road; 7 to 9 p.m.; for information, call Deo Gajadhar at (813) 817-9714.

JUNE 21: ICC SENIORS GET-TOGETHER; India Cultural Center, 5509 Lynn Road, Tampa; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; free seminar, lunch and entertainment; no age restriction; for information, text email address along with your name to Bhikhu Nayi at (631) 560-2718 to receive details about seniors gathering every month; or call Mahesh Modha at (813) 476-1540.

JUNE 24: RATH YATRA (FESTIVAL OF CHARIOTS); Sanatan Mandir, 311 E. Palm Ave., Tampa; festivities begin at 8:30 a.m.; for sponsorship, call (813) 221-4482 or visit www.sanatanmandirtampa.org

; India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; register at https://www.idytampa.org/; for information, call Karen Sreeram (chair) at (813) 401-9820.

JUNE 28-29: SPIRITUAL SATSANG WITH PUJYA DEEPAKBHAI; presented by Dada Bhagwan Parivar; India Cultural Center, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa; for information, call 1-877-505-DADA, Ext. 1015, or email tampa@us.dadabhagwan.org


JUNE 16-18: “MUGHAL-E-AZAM;” musical play based on K. Asif's 1960 classic film of the same name; produced by Shapoorji Pallonji Group and directed by Feroz Abbas Khan; presented by Cinema on Stage; R.P. Funding Center, 701 W. Lime St, Lakeland; tickets starting at $79 can be purchased at www.cinemaonstage.com


JULY 5-9: Maha Kumbhabhishekam; Shirdi Sai Florida Center (temple), 4707 S. Pleasant Grove Road, Inverness; call (352) 860-2181, visit www.shirdiusa.com or email info@shirdiusa.com


JUNE 4: HSCF NEW AGE GROUP; seminar on disorders of thyroid gland presented by Dr. Naresh Bhatt; 1:30 to 5 p.m.; Hindu Society of Central Florida community hall, 1994 Lake Drive, Casselberry; tea/coffee with snacks; free for annual paid 2023 members, non-members $5 per person; RSVP to hscfnewagegroup@gmail.com

JULY 1-4: VRAJDHAM HAVELI OPENING CELEBRATIONS; July 1-2 – Vachnamrut/cultural program from 4 p.m., Hindu Society of Central Florida, 1994 E. Lake Drive, Casselberry; July 3 – Sudarshan Chakra Pujan, 10 a.m. to noon, Hindu Society of Central Florida; July 3 – Shobha Yatra, Patotsav Tilak and grand opening of Vrajdham Haveli from 4 p.m., 5733 N. Dean Road, Orlando; July 4 – Vachnamrut and Maharas Darshan at 9.30 a.m. followed by Bagicha Manorath Darshan at 5 p.m.; Vrajdham Haveli; for information, call Amit Shah at (703) 200-2945.

JULY 23: MYSHADI BRIDAL EXPO; presented by Desh-Videsh Media Group; Caribe Royal Orlando, 8101 World Center Drive, Orlando; noon to 5 p.m.; free admission, parking; several booths to showcase latest trends and products for weddings; for information, call (954) 784-8100.


JUNE 16: “SURMAYI SHAAM;” Ustad Ghulam Abbas Khan and Sejal Ghayal to perform ghazals and Bollywood songs and more, Rajesh Bhandari on tabla; presented by SaGa Entertainment; 6 to 10 p.m.; $35 per person (includes light dinner); Cocoa Rockledge Garden Club, 1493 S. Fiske Blvd., Rockledge; for tickets and sponsorship, call Rita Soni at (321) 698-5571.

Event submissions are free, e-mail information to editor@khaasbaat.com by the 20th. Disclaimer: Event details are subject to change. Please check with local organizers.


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