Media Release

Community Announcement :

We invite you to an evening of Bharatanatyam performance by Dr Narthaki Nataraj ( on Saturday 17 February 2018.

Dr Narthaki Nataraj is an esteemed and acclaimed Bharatanatyam exponent from Chennai, India. She practiced Bharthanatyam for 14 years under Shri K.P. Kittappa Pillai, who was a direct descendant of the Tanjore Quartet brothers, considered fathers of Bharatanatyam. She specialised in the Tanjore style Nayaki Bhava tradition. As mark of her devotion to the cosmic dancer Lord Shiva, Dr Narthaki Nataraj runs an institution named Velliyambalam School of Dance.

She is a recipient of several awards, including the Kalaimamani Award from the Tamil Nadu Government (2007) and the SNA Puraskar Award from Shri Pranab Mukherji, the former President of India. She also received a Honorary Doctorate (Doctor of Letters) from the Periyar Maniammai University.

Dr Narthaki Nataraj is a prominent role model for the Transgender Community as her perseverance and undying passion enabled her to overcome several social hurdles.

Dr Narthaki Nataraj is widely travelled. She has performed in the leading festivals in India, USA, UK and Europe and will be performing for the first time in Australia.

For details about the timing, venue and tickets please see attached flyer.

Please note that there will be no sale of tickets at the venue, hence tickets need to be purchased earlier by contacting any of following volunteers:

Vidya Raghu: 0433 997 551

Krrishna 0411 776 509

Mohan: 0400 775 924

You can also email your request for tickets to:

We request you to support the artiste and enjoy an evening of classical Bharatanatyam.

Will appreciate if you could confirm your attendance and buy the tickets by Saturday 10 February, to enable us to make necessary arrangements.

Thanks and regards

Krrishna and Mano

Oct 25th 2017
Skantha Sashti
Thank You for your participation at the Skantha Sashti prayers last Friday, the 20th where the Murugan deities you obtained for your home were blessed. The ceremony was lovingly, beautifully and generously conducted by Guhashri S. Santharupa Sivacharyar (Chief Priest, Sri Selva Vinayakar Temple).

Bhajans & Yoga

Gold Coast Hindu Cultural Association (GCHCA) will be conducting participatory practical ‘Introductory to Yoga lessons’ by Swami Uditramananda Saraswati (Sydney Divine Life Society) and his student Sakuntala Cavanagh after the normal Bhajans (singing praises to God).

Date: Nov. 17th 2017 (Friday)
Bhajan Time: 7:15 pm – 7:45 pm
Introductory to Yoga: 7.45 pm – 8:15 pm
Light dinner: 8:30 pm – 9.00 pm (please bring a plate)
Venue: Helensvale Community Centre Hall, 31 Discovery Drive, Helensvale, QLD 4212.

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As you may be aware, we are now awaiting the building certifier’s approval to commence construction of Phase 1, our Multi Purpose Hall which includes the place of worship.
We seek the following assistance and would appreciate your response if you or someone you know can assist to do the following on a complimentary or subsidised basis:

1. Bill of Quantity (BOQ);

2. Project Management;

3. Site Manager;

4. Earthworks;

5. Builders;

6. Car parking area; and

7. Landscaping.

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