What is Makar Sankranti or Sankranti?
Makar Sankranti is a major harvest festival celebrated in various parts of India, in Telugu states it is known as Sankranti. According to the lunar calendar, when the sun moves from the Tropic of Cancer to the Tropic of Capricorn or from Dakshinayana to Uttarayana, in the month of Magha in mid-January, it commemorates the beginning of the harvest season and cessation of the northeast monsoon in South India. The movement of the earth from one zodiac sign into another is called Sankranti and as the Sun moves into the Capricorn zodiac known as Makar in Hindi, this occasion is named as Makar Sankranti in the Indian context. It is one of the few Hindu Indian festivals which are celebrated on a fixed date i.e. 14th January every year.
• Date/Time: Sunday, January 13, 2019 from 10 AM to 5 PM
• Location: Gale Ranch Middle School — MPR, 6400 Main Branch Road, San Ramon, CA
• Free traditional pandaga bhojanam (lunch)
• Rangoli competition
• High energy dances (Classic & Film)
• Melodious Musical programs
• Stage plays (skits)
• Group entertainments
Early Invitation before 12/31: $25 per Family (2 adults + 2 kids) or $10 per Adult, $6 per kid
Invitation after 12/31: $12 per person and $8 per kid
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Tri-Valley Telugu Community is a regional organization for Telugu people living in Tri-Valley Area. The primary objective of this organization is to address the needs and concerns of Telugu people living in Tri-Valley area. This organization promotes Telugu language and culture, co-ordinates community service activities and organizes different empowerment programs with the help of the Telugu community and other like-minded organizations in this area.
Events organized and/or supported by TTC in 2017
1. Sankranthi Celebrations (Cultural Event) – to promote Telugu culture. Around 350 families attended.
2. Karaoke Night (Entertainment Event for Fund Raising) – to support Sri Shankara Cancer Foundation.
3. Annual Volleyball/Throwball Tournament (Sports Event for Charity) – 45 teams from entire bay area participated. Part of the proceeds were donated to Ekal Vidyalaya and Northern California Fire Relief Fund.
4. California Social textbook Hinduism Issue – Supported by TTC to preserve our heritage and culture.
Events organized and/or supported by TTC in 2018
1. Sankranti Celebrations (Cultural Event) – to promote Telugu culture. Around 400 families attended. Proceeds were donated to Shankara Cancer and Aarti for women foundations.
2. Annual Volleyball/Throwball Tournament (Sports Event for Charity) – 35 teams from entire bay area participated. Proceeds were donated to Ekal Vidyalaya.
3. Kerala Flood Relief Fund – To support Kerala flood victims. Funds were donated to Kerala CM’s flood relief fund.
4. Livermore Temple Walk – Bring people towards devotion and health awareness
Please see the attached event flyer for more details. Hope to see you!!!
Tri-Valley Telugu Community
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