Community Events – September – October – November 2018

Indian community in Sydney city gets busy with Sri Krishna Janamashtami, Ganesh Visarjan, Hindi Divas, Navratri Garba and Dandiya, Karwachauth, Dussehra and Diwali during the months of September, October and November.

Just to add fun and laughter few visitors, this year, from India also come calling, we have Amit Tandon the stand up comedian, also Paresh Rawal who comes to our shores with the utterly hilarious – Krishna Vs Kanhiya Reloaded. If people missed the first one this one is loaded with laughter and witty dialogues courtesy Paresh who is the master of timing, mimicry and drama. Multi award winner Hera Pheri artist does ‘Phir Hera Pheri’ with his ‘Krishna Vs Kanhiya Reloaded’ to bring some laughter.

Indian community in Sydney gets to see Sydney’s famous Icon – Sydney Opera House light up in orange glow to celebrate Diwali with NSW Premier. But it is Sydney’s west that is clogged with one event after the other. Navratri Garba this year takes the cake as it spreads all the way from September through to October with artists from India invited by the local Gujarati community. There are more than seven Garba and Dandiya dance events, three Karwachauth events and four Deepavali events. Hindu Council this year celebrates Diwali Mela over two days on November 3 and 4 also their Diwali at Martin place which attracts all the office workers – mainly Indian who also invite their Aussie friends to come along. Hindi Divas this year is being celebrated   on September 1 by Indo Aus Bal Bharti Vidyalya in Thornleigh, as well as by Darcy Road Parramatta Public School on September 14 and then at the Consulate General of India on September 15 by ILASA – Indian Literary and Art Society of Australia. There are Karwachauth Mela also for ladies who want to get together and do puja wishing well being and long life of their husbands.

Here are the events in chronological order:

August 30, Thursday : Sri Shirdi Sai Palki Regents Park

September 1: IABBV – Indo Aus Bal Bharti Vidylaya celebrates Hindi Divas from 10am – Giblet Ave Thornleigh West Public School from 10 am.

September 1: Rangtaali 2018 presented by Yuva Gujrat at Whitlam Centre, Copeland St, Liverpool from 7 to 11pm. Famous artist Aishwarya Majumdar from India gives an entertaining Garba, Dandiya, Dance and Music performance. General Tickets $25, Combo Season Pass $50 – includes Aishwarya Majumdar, Navratri Mela October 6, Kirtidan Gadhvi on October 6and Arvind Vegda on October 13.

September 2 – Mohammed Rafi Nite at Bonnyrigg Sports Club, 610 Elizabeth Drive Bonnyrigg – Tickets $20, $30 and $50. Presented by Sashi Lal the night will be conducted by Dharmendra Shyam – mimicry artist from NZ, Kishore Chetty and Shakuntala – blind artist from Fiji.

September 2: Sri Krisna Janashtami by ISKCON Temple, 180 Falcon St, North Sydney from 3-12pm.

September 2: Sri Krishna Janashtami at the Ponds, Ponds High School, 180 Riverbank Drive, from 5 to 8pm presented by Ashraya and Hindu Council of Australia. Free Event.

September 7-9: Star Alliance present Atul Purohit in Navratri Mela 2018 at Whitlam Centre, Copeland Street, Liverpool from 7pm onwards. Tickets start at $15 being sold from all Radhey’s Supermarket Stores.

September 8: Grand Janmashtami Festival by Sri Krishna Kirtan Society 1-9pm 275 Fifteenth Ave Austral.

September 9: Community Education Seminar – Law & You – presented by Councillor Suman Saha,  Holroyd Function Centre11-17 Miller Street, Merrylands, New South Wales, Australia 2160. 3 to 5pm. Free.

September 15: Hindi Divas celebration by Indian Literary & Art society of Australia (ILASA) at Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre at The Consulate General of India, 265 Castlereagh St, Sydney from 2.30 to 5.30pm.

September 16: Sri Venkateswara Temple’s Ganesh Visarjan Festival from 8am – 4pm, Temple Road, Helensburgh.

September 22: Biggest Dance Festival by the Dandiya King in Sydney Devang Patel at Whitlam Centre, Liverpool.

September 29: Paada Yatra by Sydney Murugan Temple, 5.30am to 5pm, starting at 217 Great Western Highway ending at Sri Venkateswara Temple.

September 29: Krishan Vs Kanhaiya Reloaded – A Paresh Rawal Drama – at Sir John Clancy Auditorium, UNSW, High St, Kensington from 6.30pm presented by E3 Events. Also in Melbourne on September 22, Athaneum Theatre.

September 29: Raasleela with Parthiv Gohil at Blacktown Leisure Centre, Cnr Stanhope Pky and Sentry Drive, Stanhope Gardens at 6pm. Host Gujarati Samaj. Tickets $20.

October 5-6: SAFAL Fest: film, Art and Literature Festival at Next Gen Ryde, 504a Ryde Road,   Ryde. 6pm on Oct 5 to 9pm on October 6.

October 6: Heart & Soul presents Amit Tandon Live at 6pm – 11pm, C3 108 silverwater Rod, Silverwater. Tickets $25 – $125.

October 6: Yuva Gujarat present Navratri Mela with live performance by Kirtidan Gadhvi at 6pm at Castle Hill Show ground. Tickets General $25 or Combo Pass $50.

October 13: Yuva Gujarat present Navratri Dandia with Arvind Vegda 7-11pm at Whitlam Centre, Copeland St, Liverpool. Ticket General $15.

October 13: Bangaldesh Puja Association organises Durga Puja 2018 at 8pm, James Cook Boys Technology High, 800 Princes Highway, Kogarah.

October 14: Pink Ribbon Breakfast – Breat Cancer Awareness – at Parravilla Function Centre. 9.30am-12.30pm, 42 Campbell St, Parramatta.

October 14: Blacktown Diwali Mela 11-7.30pm Richmond Rd Blacktown. Adult Entry $5, Children under 10 free with paying adult.

October 28: Australian Kabbaddi League – International players from seven countries compete in this Kabbaddi competition from 8am to 9.30pm at Lily Homes Stadium, 5 Quinn Ave, Seven Hills.

October 31: Hindu Council Australia celebrates Deepavali at Martin Place Sydney, 11-5pm.

November 3-4: Hindu Council Australia celebrates with Deepavali Mela at Parramatta Park 19-11pm.

November 3: Deepavali Milan organised by Kamini Sahni at Hornsby RSL 6-10pm.

Sanjay Khanna invites cricket lovers of Sydney – to witness Indian Team play in Australia 3 T20s, 3 ODIs and 4 test matches. Sydney will have T20 on 25th Nov, Test from 3rd Jan 2019 to 7th Jan 2019 and ODI on 12th Jan 2019.  Many indian team fans will go to ground to watch the match and many more will go to local sports club.  Let’s cheer Indian team wherever we are…






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