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Sankranti (the day Sun enters the constellation of Makara, Capricorn Zodiac), in the month of Makara is celebrated as an auspicious day and the beginning of the Uttarayana Punyakala. In South India it is celebrated as the Harvest festival Pongal, where special Pongal dish is cooked. Sweets, sugarcane, sesame seed, coconut mixture is shared with friends and families. It is a joyous time for young moms and kids to dress up and meet all the relatives and friends.
Wish you all very Happy Sankranti and Pongal! Pongal or Sakranti event is celebrated by Indian associations and at homes across USA.
Significance and symbolism of the festival: by Jayaram Yeradanemane from Detroit
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This is a special invite to you and your families for our 2nd day of annual Independence day celebration at Gwinnett Center. Only $2 for admission. Listen to Anna and be part of the revolution to rid India from the evils of corruption
visit http://atlantaIndianIdol.iacaatl.org for more details
The idol fever is on the air, but we are on the lookout for spotting the best singing talent among the Indian community in USA. The Atlanta India Idol event preparation is going in full swing. Finals venue will be at Ferst Center for Arts at GA Tech on April 27th at 4 PM. Finals include entertainment shows and hottest bollywood dance performances. Prelims will be in March at IACA auditorium. We are open for contestant registration and sponsors at this time. Check the brochure and signup to “sing your heart out!”
Cool Prizes – they are real cool, thanks to our title sponsor Paramount Software Solutions!!
Senior Idol – 1st Prize $1000 , 2nd Prize – $750 and 3rd Prize $500
Junior Idol – 1st Prize $750 , 2nd Prize – $500 and 3rd Prize $250
Winner will also receive Gift certificates and opportunities to sing at the IACA sponsored programs such as Festival of India.
1) Ages 12-17 (Junior ) Contestant fee $10
2) Above 18 (Senior) Contestant fee $20
Audition dates are on Mar 24th and Mar 31st at IACA Auditorium.
To download the audition schedule Click here
Click here to submit your details and fees.
Please check on the link to download the document Atlanta Indian Idol Contest Rules – Compiled by Raktim Sen
Visit http://AtlantaIndianIdol.IacaAtl.org for more details and periodic updates.
Date: Sunday, April 28th, 2013, Time: 4:00 PM, Venue: Ferst Center for Arts, GA Tech, Atlanta
AIM For SEVA is an All India Movement to support rural and tribal poor kids to help in their education through chatralayas ( student homes ). “SPANDA” program from Padmasri Ms. Leela Samson is an acclaimed program from one of the best dance performers and choreographers of India, who received “Padmasri”, the highest award in arts from the President of India. Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy the beautiful performance and a chance a contribute to this great cause. All proceeds go to the charity and sponsorship are 100% tax deductible. Check out the trailer and book the tickets online today!
Traditional Giddha, Punjabi Bhangra and Bollywood Dancing..
Date: Satutrday April 20th, 2013 7:30 PM onwards
Venue: ASHIANA at Global Mall
Tickets: $30 in advance and $40 at GATE (Kids below 10 years – $10) Toddlers are free.
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Presenting DJ: KHAL NAYAK, Shyam Brambhatt
Mr. Girish Modi has been able to capture and present us the video tribute to late PV Rao. You will have to click on the Play button twice.
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