Kannada, Kannadiga, Kannadigaru, Karnataka,

Kannadigarella ondaagi Kannadavannu ulisona, kalisona and belesona

NASA – North American Sankethi Association!

Welcome to North American Sankethi Association!

What’s New


Violin Vidwan RR Keshava Murthy is no more
Sankethi legend and famous 7-String Violin Vidwan RR Keshava Murthy is no more. He passed away after recent illness in Bangalore on Monday night (10/23/06). He was 93 years old. We will fill you in more as we learn more from their family. Here is a link to a local news item: http://thatskannada.oneindia.in/news/2006/10/24/keshavmurthy.html.
  Download as PDF Appeal about the Rudrapatna temple Download as PDF Concert by talented young artists   Download as PDF “November 3, 2007 Regional Meeting Program Details” Download as PDF “August 2007 Volume 24 Newsletter.pdf” Download as PDF “Kowshika Keshava Temple Appeal”


December 30, 2007 Posted by | North American Sankethi Association! | 1 Comment

Kannada Balaga UK


Kannada Balaga UK is a socio-cultural organization and a registered charity setup around 15 years ago by the people originating from Karnataka and now living in the United Kingdom.

The Balaga’s aims are, to bring together the people who share the language and culture of Karnataka, to introduce our rich culture and heritage among kannadiga’s born and brought up in the UK and help develop thier cultural identity, to Bridge the gap between the east and the west by sponsoring cultural, educational, charitable and literary activities.

There are approximately 500(maybe more) Kannadiga families in the UK with a current membership of nearly 300 families. The office is democratically elected every 3 years and the most recent election was held in 2001.

We organise two major events per year, Ugadi and Diwali. We also organise events to commemorate works of great scholars and dignitaries. We encourage artists from Karnataka to perform in the UK. For 5 years Kannada Balaga has been funding a higher education programme with universities in Karnataka to assist in buying books etc. It can be said with some justification that our community is most succesful in personal achievments and our members have significant contribution to the community we live in.

Kannada Balaga UK conducted a succesful “Vishwa Kannadigara Sammelana” (World Kannadiga’s Conference) in Manchester 1988. The event was supported by the Karnataka Government and was attended by delegates from all over the world. The event created not only a special bond among the delegates but it also provided an insight into our diverse culture and heritage for our younger members and the western community. This also attracted tourism to India from the west.

We have a great ambition to mark the new Millenium with memorable festivities for which plans are under way.

We need the support of all concerned to make Kannada Balaga UK a great success in the new millenium.

December 30, 2007 Posted by | Kannada Balaga UK | 2 Comments


Bunts Association of North America

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Welcome to Kannada Sangha, Singapore-SINGARA

Welcome to Kannada Sangha, Singapore‘s homepage. In this section we will update you the recent activities and upcoming events organised by Sangha.

Kannada Sangha, Singapore – singara


Lead by Kannada Sangha (Singapore)

In association with Hindu Temples & Other Organizations

Under the auspices of Hindu Endowments Board


"Ranga Maadhurya"

An evening of Colour & Cultural programmes.


Date: 12-Jan-2007                                                                     Venue : DBS Auditourium

Time: 6.00 pm to 9.00 pm                                                                        DBS Tower 1,

                                                                                                                      No 6, Shenton Way,

                                                                                                                      Singapore – 068809


Tickets : $50 (Special Pemium Seating)

                $25 (Premium Seating)

                $10 (General Seating)


Free for children below 3yrs who do not occupy seat.

Dinner will be served after the programme.


Program Highlights:


 “Keshava Darshana”,“Dashavatara”, “Sakshatkara”-A Skit , Folk dance,

Performed by talented Adults and Children from Singapore.




“Sri Krishna Paarijaatam”

A dance ballet involving 4 forms of classical dance (Bharatanatyam, Kuchupudi, Kathak & Odissy)  Performed by Devi Fine Arts - Mumbai.


For Tickets Please contact:


Mr. Suresha Bhatta             - 9295 4270, sureshahc@gmail.com

Mr. Kanakesh                       - 91183140, ka.kanakesh@gmail.com

Mr. Gopala Krishna             - 94592340, gops44@yahoo.com

Mr. PV Ramana                    - 9832 1814, ramanapv@singnet.com.sg

Mr. Shivananda                    - 9851 1173, ishivananda@gmail.com


Or You can send mail to register@singara.com


For details please visit: http://www.gitajayanti.org.sg

Sponsored by: P V Ramana & Family

                        S P Jain Center of Management (www.spjain.org Tel: 62704748)



Main Event: GITA HAVANA on 3 February 2008, Sunday. For more information please visit http://www.gitajayanti.org.sg/Gita_Competitions2.htm


Associated Events: Gita Quiz, Chanting, Essay & Oratorical competitions. For details please visit http://www.gitajayanti.org.sg/Gita_Competitions.htm

December 30, 2007 Posted by | Kannada Sangha, Singara | 3 Comments