DANDIYA NITE – 2013

Celebrate Dandiya this season with friends and family!!

Dandiya Nite

Dandiya is an Indian cultural dance usually played during the festival of Navratri and Diwali. We will provide dance lessons and Dandiya sticks to all the guests.

Date: 23rd November 2013 (Saturday)
Time: 6:30 p.m to 10.00 pm
Venue: UW Tower, Cafeteria, 4333 Brooklyn Ave NE, Seattle (Google Maps link)

Tickets:
UW student/staff : $12 (advance), $15 (on door)
General public : $15 (advance), $18 (on door)

Buy your tickets online here:
– UW students/staff: http://tinyurl.com/dandiya-uw
– General public: http://tinyurl.com/dandiya-public

Attractions:
– FREE Indian dinner
– Dandiya lessons for the newcomers.
– Dandiya sticks provided.
– $200 worth of gift vouchers to be won (raffle, best dressed, best dancers, best newcomer dancers etc.)

We will also be selling tickets outside the HUB building a week before the event. Keep a watch for posts regarding that.

Contact us: hyuva@uw.edu

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Dharma Yoga Fest

Hindu Swayamsewak Sangh is organizing a full day celebration of 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. The “Dharma Yoga Fest” is being held across the USA at various locations. This day long fest will feature activities and events geared to towards understanding different aspects of Dharma and Yoga.

Seattle Dharma Yoga Fest

Participating in Dahi Handi and Krishna Pooja require prior registration. Please register on the Seattle Dharma Yoga Fest webpage if you are interested.

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The legendary Hindu Monk, Swami Vivekananda came to the West and conquered the hearts and minds of spiritual Americans with his Advaita Vedanta and spread the message of Hinduism – Universal Peace through Dharma and Yoga.

The year 2013 is Swami ji’s 150th birth anniversary and we are extremely fortunate to celebrate with such great fervor that is befitting Swamiji’s contribution to the spiritual world. More than ever, his teachings are all relevant to us and as Hindus we have the best opportunity to be the torch bearers of Sanatana Dharma and bring peace to our world for the betterment of our children, family, and the entire world.

 

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7th Annual Dandiya Nite : 2012

THE BIGGEST INDIAN DANCE NIGHT ON CAMPUS IS BACK!


    • BUY TICKETS HERE [Online sales have closed]
    • Date and Time: Saturday, November 17 · 6:00pm – 9:30pm
    • Venue: South Campus Center, University of Washington [Map location]
    • Ticket Prices: UW Students/Staff: $10 advance, $12 at the door Others: $15 advance, $20 at the door
    • Tickets include FREE Dance Lessons and Snacks!
    • RSVP/Invite your friends on Facebook 

 

 


Highlights:

  • DANDIYA LESSONS by UW’s ONLY Garba/Dandiya Team: DANGERAAS DAWGS
  • Mix of Bollywood and Traditional Gujarati tunes
  • Tasty Indian Snacks included in the ticket
  • Lots of prizes to be won!
  • Free discount coupons with ticket
  • Bollywood Dance Floor from 9pm on
  • Most of the proceeds go towards projects supporting education of children in India.

So grab those kurtas and ghaghra-cholis and join us for an amazing night of dancing … Desi style!

Check out pictures from last year’s Dandiya Nite – Facebook Album

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Pehel – an Initiative for a better society

$70 per child per year. It covers the child’s annual education and basic living expenses.

Hindu YUVA is starting a campaign to raise funds for the VidyaDaan project in Hyderabad, India. Come fly kites with us! Experience the joy of childhood again. We will have volunteers helping the people who have no experience at kite flying.

Where – Rainier Vista, University of Washington (Directions)
When – 1pm to 3pm, July 15, 2012 (Saturday).
Fee – A donation of at least $10 towards the VidyaDaan cause.

VidyaDaan project was initiated by Youth for Sewa last year in which volunteers visited students and made a database of students who find it hard to afford their education. Last year, we raised $2200 which were able to sponsor annual education for 23 kids. Youth for Sewa sends bi-annual progress reports of the sponsored children to the donors and arranges for personal visits or phone/video chats too.

Last year’s report of VidyaDaan project.

Here is this year’s campaign video -

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Photos from Holi 2012

The Golden Gardens beach saw a lot many colors other than gold in its skies today. It was really hard to recognize people here with all the colors. The braver ones also took a dip in the cold water :) A glimpse of the celebration can be found here.
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Holi 2012

As our annual tradition, we all went to the Golden Gardens Beach on March 17 to celebrate Holi – the festival of colors. Around 40 people braved the initial cold weather to play some games like kho-kho, kabaddi, lock and key etc. and follow it up with smearing colors over each other. Seeing the enthusiasm among the people, the Sun decided to come out in its full glory. Quite a few of the participants also decided to take a dip in the cold salty waters and then run back to the bonfire :)

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Annual Surayanamaskar Yogathon

To culminate the 2 week-long Suryanamaskar yagna (http://www.hssus.org/sny), Hindu Yuva is organizing a 2 hour yogathon. The idea is to come together and do as many Suryanamaskars as we can and test our fitness levels :)

Time: 10am to 12pm

Day: Saturday, Jan 28, 2012.

Where: UW Tower Cafeteria (South), 43rd St Brooklyn Ave NE Seattle

Besides the fact that suryanamaskars are totally awesome, here are some more reasons to attend:
a) Amazing views of our beautiful Seattle from the venue
b) Alysha Greig, a certified yoga instructor from Yogis at UW, will be there to guide us through the event.

Hope to see you all there!

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Photos from Dandiya Night 2011

With about 150 people joining in for the Dandiya, Dandiya Night was lot of fun. The photos have been uploaded to the Facebook album.

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Dandiya Night 2011

 

ONLINE TICKET SALES HAVE CLOSED. PLEASE BUY YOUR TICKETS AT THE EVENT ITSELF.

PARKING: The UW Tower  parking is free for the Dandiya Night attendees. Please mention that you are there for this event in case anybody asks you for the parking fee there.

Highlights:

  • FREE LESSONS by UW’s ONLY Garba/Dandiya team, Dangeraas Dawgs.
  • An amazing venue that offers an unmatched view of the Seattle skyline
  • Power packed sound system and awesome Indian tunes (Traditional+Bollywood)
  • Tasty Indian Snacks included in the ticket
  • Prizes over $300
  • Online Raffle
  • Free gift coupons with ticket
  • Proceeds go towards supporting projects undertaken by the NGOs Sewa International and Yuva for Sewa

So grab those kurtas and ghaghra-cholis and join us for an amazing night of dancing … Desi style!

Here‘s some more information on Dandiya, a beautiful ancient Indian Dance form.

Date and Time: Saturday, November 5 · 7:30pm - 10:30pm

Venue: UW Tower Cafetaria South

Tickets:

UW Students/Staff: $10 advance, $12 at the door

Others: $15 advance, $20 at the door

 

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Lecture Demonstration on Indian Classical Music

Hindu YUVA invites you all to a Lecture-Demonstration of Indian classical music (both Carntic and Hindustani styles) conducted by Dr. Deepak Paramashivan.

Dr. Paramashivan will describe basic concepts of Raga, Tala (beats) and the commonality and differences between the North Indian (Hindustani) and South Indian (Carnatic) styles. Demonstrations will be given using vocal music and Sarangi (a bowed stringed instrument.)

*** No prior knowledge of Indian classical music is necessary. ***

Time: 5pm to 8pm

Day: Saturday, October 1, 2011

Place: Savery Hall #260, University of Washington (Location on map)

 

A brief bio of Dr. Paramashivan: Born into a family of musicians, he started his training in Carnatic vocal and Veena at a tender age of five from Vidushi. R. Vasanthalakshmi of Mysore. Later he underwent rigorous training in the traditional Mysore style of Veena under Vid. D. Balakrishna. He is trained in Sitar in Vilayat Khani style for more than 10 years by Pt. Jayant Kumar Das. He learnt Hindustani vocal and Sarangi for 15 years from Ustad. Faiyaz Ahmed Khan of Dharwad. Currently Deepak is learning sarangi under the Sarangi maestro Padma Vibhushan Pt. Ram Narayan.

Dr. Paramashivan started giving public performances in Carnatic music at the age of 8. He has worked as an associate music director for Kannada cinema and tele-serials and extended vocal support and played sitar, veena and sarangi for movies, tele-serials, dance ballets and other musical projects. He has given numerous performances at AIR, and Doordarshan. On sarangi, he has given several solo performances, accompaniment support to leading vocalists and provided lehra saathi for tabla, sufiana and kathak dance shows.

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