Several devotees & members (Rajiv & Gita Sharma, Anand Rao, Jai Krishna, Divya Drsti, Julio, & Caru) travelling to Los Angeles this weekend to perform the same Ramayana we did at our recent Festival of India Sept.18th. The venue is Excelsior High in Cerritos, which is said to have 1,500 seats.
Our dear friend Roshan Khandpur is a committee member for this grand Diwali Mela, and made the invitations.
The main contingent leaves Friday afternoon in a rented mini van with five passengers, the 9' X 12' rear projection screen lashed on top, and all the costumes. Some will stay with Roshan in his home and others in a nice Motel on Pioneer Boulevard.
Richard Franklin, who played the role of Ravan in September, could not make the trip. Thus Caru Das will fulfill the double roles of being lead priest in the Diwali puja on stage from 4 pm - 5 pm, and then performing as Ravan in the drama 6 pm - 7 pm. What else is new?
GRAND DIWALI MELA
HINDU COMMUNITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND
GLOBAL PEACE FOUNDATION, INC ( Non Profit Organization)
On Sunday, October 31, 2010 From 3 PM To 9 PM
At The Excelsior High School Auditorium, 15711 Pioneer Blvd; Norwalk, CA 90650
FREE Admission & FREE Dinner
Free Tea & Gifts For Everyone By Continental Foods
Diwali Pooja : Cultural Program : Booths ($100) & RAM LEELA BY Popular UTAH TEMPLE GROUP
Rangoli & Halloween Costume Competitions – Raffle Prizes
Supported By: Mandir, 16540 Aston St, Irvine CA 92606, Tel 949-222-2283
Sponsors: State Bank of India, Uka Solanki, Integrated Wealth Manangement Inc, Sambra Produce& Farm, Sona Chandi, Dr Krishna Reddy, Highglow Jewelers and others
Manorama Sharma Gupta MD 714-846-1301, Kamini Khare 714-280-3774, Dilip Butani 562-569-6722, Amrit Bhandari 949-394-3103
Mohan Sharma 310-698-0183, Lal Thakarar 562-405-0160, Dr Jay Shah 562-279-3817, Ramesh Ramnani-310-409-3832
Usha J Shah 562-279-3819, Manu Patel 562-822-0725, Roshan Khandpur 213-923-1584, Ravji Patel 310-530-5037, PK Nayak 714-600-4900 Dr Kailash Dhamija, Amarjeet Dhamija 562 682-5598, Keshav Patel 714 816-9102, Prakash Pancholi 949 212- 0843, Vishwanath Tiwari
3 PM To 4 PM -- Rangoli and Halloween Costume Competitions and Candy distribution to Children.