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April 2, 2007

Greater Hartford (Connecticut, USA) patotsav on April 14 2007

The patotsav celebration for Nagar families in the Greater Hartford area (Connecticut, USA) will be held on April 14, 2007. About 60 adults and 20 children are expected to attend the function.

Here are the details:

Shiv Puja: 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Discussion: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM ( Suggested topics : Managing stress in daily life , Raising children in dual culture) Other topics are welcome
Social Hour: 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM ( Refreshments willl be available)
Children's program: 4:00PM to 5:00 PM
Stutis/ Prayers/ Bhajans: 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Dinner : 6:30 pm to 8:00 PM
Entertainment: After Dinner.


Address and directions for club house:

1 Fairway Crossing
Glastonbury, CT 06033

From 91N or S:

Take 84E
Take exit 59 for 384E
Travel approximately 4 miles on 384E to exit #3 (Rt 83/Manchester/Glastonbury)
At traffic light, take a left turn
Go about 2 miles, make a right onto Fairway Crossing
Go to end of Fairway Crossing, about 1/2 mile
Club House is on left.

From 84E or W:

Take exit 59 for 384E
Travel approximately 4 miles on 384E to exit #3 (Rt 83/Manchester/Glastonbury)
At traffic light, take a left turn
Go about 2 miles, make a right onto Fairway Crossing
Go to end of Fairway Crossing, about 1/2 mile
Club House is on left.

From Rt. 2E :

Take exit 8 (Hebron Ave)
At traffic light, take a left turn
Travel 4 to 5 miles
Make a left at traffic light on Kenny Street
Go 1/2 mile, make a right onto Howe Road (Curve)
Go 1/2 mile to stop sign
Continue straight
Go about 1/4 mile
Left on Fairway Crossing
Club House on left

Please contact Kalyani and Purnendu Baxi for more details.

Details updated on April 10 2007

April 4, 2007

Report on NAM (Baltimore, USA) 2007 patotsav celebration

NAM Baltimore celebrated Patotsav 2007 on Sunday March 31, 2007

The Nagar Association of Maryland (NAM), Baltimore celebrated Patotsav 2007 on March 31, 2007 in Greater Baltimore Temple. More than 170 nagar bandhu and bhagini gathered in colorful informal dresses as well in traditional Kurta-abotiya and sari with their parents, friends and families. It was truly outstanding and very successful.

It was well organized by the active participation of young as well experienced leadership of nagar volunteers like Sunil Vasavada, Parth Mehta, Pavan Nanavati, Vivek Mehta and others.. The well decorated palakhi procession of Hatkesh in and around the temple, with dhajas, patakas, dhol, manjira and chanting dhoon of "Bum Bum Bhole..Har Har Mahdev.. ...Jay Hatkesh..." reminded the old days of patotsav celebration in the streets of Ahmedavad, Vadodara, Junagadh, Visnagar, Patan and Bhuj. The temple priest performed the Hatkesh Pooja followed by abhishek, live group singing of Lord Hatkesh struties, bhajans, aarati and prasad. Temple dinner hall, tables and the stage was well decorated. Food was excellent, but more importantly it was very well served in the plates at the tables by more than 30 enthusiastic nagar youths.

After the break, there was a serious accusation on Sunil Vasavada insulting all nagaranis by wearing his wife's sari in place of Pitamber - known as Abotiyu by all nagar. This was taken to the highest Nagar Court by Hemanginiben Vaishnav; one of founder of the Patotsav celebration tradition in Baltimore and in USA, on behalf of all nagaranis worldwide. At this time it appears that all the nagaranis are still very upset with the outcome of the court and decided to appeal in the Nagar Supreme Court during NAGAR Global Convention 2008 at Chicago which is scheduled on during long weekend in July 2008, since they are not fully satisfied with the justice served in this nagar court...............

....and a light, creative cultural court drama "Ankhe Chadhhu Abotiyu" was presented to Baltimore nagar audience. It was played and performed live on stage by Sunil Vasavada and the nagar volunteer artists. It was written, composed and directed by NAM Chairman and one and only Sunil Vasavada. The play was very much enjoyed by all and the message to preserve, protect and pass on the proud nagar cultural heritage was very well appreciated by the audience.

Congratulations to all nagar volunteers, Nagar Youth Team members and the NAM team for an excellent Patotsav 2007 celebration.

Jay Hatkesh!


April 7, 2007

Dallas-Fort Worth nagars celebrate patotsav

The Dallas-Fort Worth (Texas, USA) nagar community celebrated patotsav on March 31 2007.

Rachna and Mehul Vaishnav hosted the event at their home which was a big success. Over 30 nagar community members attended.

The function was a wonderful way for the nagar families of the area to renew old friendships and make new ones. The kids at the event also had a great time playing with their new found friends.

The event was organized and coordinated by Sapna and Harshal Chhaya.

Several nagar families also became paid members of the national NAGAR organization and received the latest global nagar directory.

The community members agreed to make this an annual event and also organize other functions during the year.

Photos from the event are in the NAGAR photo album.

April 8, 2007

Patotsav celebrated in Dubai, UAE (including photos)

Update (May 27 2007):

Photos from the Patotsav are now online. Thanks to Chetan Desai for creating the online album and to Nishtha ben Vaishnav for letting us know about it.

Due to great efforts of some young enthusiatic Nagars of the U.A.E. like Shri Kirat Desai and family, Bhavesh & Nishtha Vaishnav, Devesh Joshipura and family, Avinashbhai Vora, the nagar community in Dubai gathered almost 100 nagars for the celebration of 'patotsav' after almost 15 years. The community With determination to make it a yearly event.

The Patotsav was held at the residence of Shri Jaidev Mehta and began with brief introduction of each family, followed by recitation of Shiv Mahimna Stotra, hymns, garbas etc.

The function concluded with traditional luncheon and slogans of 'har har mahadev'.

The event was also used to create a database of all nagar families in the UAE.

Thanks to Mrs. Nishtha Bhavesh Vaishnav for the report.

April 12, 2007

NAGAR Georgia - Atlanta celebrated patotsav as a vision of nagar community

The nagar families of the Atlanta, Georgia area celebrated patotsav on April 8, 2007. The Patotsav turned out to be a real success for every one.

It was a huge success for NAGAR Volunteers to pursue the NAGAR vision to bring the nagar community together. The appeal to unite the nagar community was very well received and spontaneously responded by the matured nagar community of Atlanta, Georgia area by en-mass becoming life members and members of NAGAR (Nagar Association of Greater American Regions). NAGAR welcomes all new 17(+) members and life members, and salute the collective courage and efforts of NAGAR Volunteers and community to transform an event in a vision to unite the community.

A detail report with the pictures being requested and will be posted on the bulletin board of NAGAR website.

Jay Hatkesh!

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April 13, 2007

NONA patotsav on May 12 2007

Nagar Association of North America - (NONA) will celebrate patotsav on Saturday May 12, 2007
at Kearny Temple Banquet Hall, 156 Schuyler Avenue, Kearny, NJ 07032 (Temple No: 201 997 5556) (www.hindumandirnj.org)

For details contact Himanshu Desai (732 244 8917) or Kaushal Majmudar (732 906 1670).

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