The Bharatiya Temple is hosting the Gujarati Play, Welcome Zindagi on Saturday, June 6 in the Multipurpose hall.
Welcome Zindagi written & directed by Saumya Joshi is an amazing play enacted by Saumya Joshi, Jigna Vyas & Abhinay Banker, this play revolves around the life of a middle class Mumbai family as they deal with issues arising out of lack of communication and bonding between father and son and a mother torn between love for her husband and affection for her son.
The world of Gujarati literature celebrates DECEMBER 30 as the Birthday of one of the most celebrated and popular Gujarati novelist Shri Kanaiyalal Munshi. His deep sense of justice, is statemanship, his knowledge of history and his rich Gujarati vocabulary shines in his every creation. His faith in India’s integrity yet his pride in Gujarati culture is very much evident in his creations. Several Gujaratis may have learned Gujarat’s history through his eyes, in his novels than in the book of history. Popularly known as K. M. Munshi, he has about 50 Gujarati creations to his credit. MiGujarat salutes the past generation of Gujaratis who dedicated their lives towards the enrichment of our present and our lifetime.
Friday 14th February the state-of-the-art Sanjeev Kumar auditorium as inaugurated in Surat. CM Shri Modi remembered Sanjeev Kumar’s contribution to Indian cinema. The auditorium will serve as a cultural hub for the next generation Gujaratis.
Awards won by Sanjeev Kumar will be placed in the auditorium. The auditorium celebrates the life of this talented actor. Adequate parking for cars and 2 wheelers. Over 100 cars and about 250 2 wheelers can be parked. Auditorium can house 1140 people.
Excellent infrastructure for artistes- 6 AC green rooms with attached toilets, facilities for make-up tables, wardrobe in the Back Stage. State-of-the-art lighting, which can support all kinds of performances. Elegant food court with good food and environment.
Gujarat અને UTAH (USA) ને “twin states” ઘોષિત કરવામાં આવે તો તમે શું વિચારશો? આવો મેળ કેવી રીતે? Gujarat અને UTAH માં કૈક સામ્ય તો ચોક્કસ છે. ગુજરાત પાસે Utah ની જેમ Dinosaur Fossils નો ખજાનો છે.
It is believed that Gujarat has third largest reserve of Dinosaur fossils in the world and second largest hatching reserve of Dinosaur eggs. ગાંધીનગર(Indroda), બાલાસીનોર, રાઓલી, કચ્છ અને ગુજરાતનાં ઘણા ભાગો Dinosaur eggs, skin fossils, Dinosaur foot prints થી ભરેલા છે. ગુજરાતનો આ ખજાનો લોકો માટે અજ્ઞાત રહ્યો છે. ગુજરાત નાં આ વૈભવ ને UNESCO Geo Park બનાવવા ની કોઇ ગંભીર કોશિષ થઈ નથી. તાજેતર નાં વષૉ માં, Gujarat Tourism દ્વારા “Nature Park” ની ઘોષણા કરવામાં આવી છે પરંતુ આ “Nature Park” ઘણી વધારે world class સગવડો માંગે છે.
ગુજરાત માં Dinosaurs ની ઘણી જાતીઓ મળી આવી છે. T-Rex જેવી 13 જાતિઓ અને બીજી અનેક પેટા જાતિઓ ની સંભાવના Fossils દ્વારા રજુ થઇ છે. ગુજરાતના નમૅદા તટ ઊપર વિકસીત Dinosaur land વિશાળ ભૂખંડ Pangea નો ભાગ હતી. ગુજરાત માં એક નવીજ Dinosaur જાતિ ના અવશેષ મળી આવ્યા છે઼. આ નવી જતી ના Dinosaur ને “Rajasaurus narmandensis”, નામ આપવા માં આવ્યું છે. જેનો અથૅ થાય છે, “નમૅદાનો reptile રાજા”.
ગુજરાત ની Dinosaur land ફક્ત એકજ જગ્યા છે જે Dinosaurના વિનાશ ઊપર થી પણ પડદો ખસેડે છે. The dinosaurs who lived in Gujarat around 65 to 170 million years ago, were wiped off because of the impact created by meteorites. The evidence of meteorites is found along with Dinosaur fossils. ગુજરાત “Nature Park” વિકસાવે ત્યાં સુધી, “Gujjusaurous” ની કથા વાંચી અને આનદ મેળવીએ।
– source of research: Gujarat Tourism, international news media and several other sources
Gujaratis are known for their willingness to travel for fun and business. We easily settle down in faraway unknown places and live happily ever after. This trend has been there since the length of the history we have known. One such “lived happily ever after” community is found in Tamilnadu and around Madurai, the Sourashtra community (not Saurashtra).
The Sourashtra ancestors migrated from Saurashtra in present day Gujarat centuries ago. The first generation of Sourashtrians were fine weavers. There are several theories on when and why they migrated from Saurashtra. Some history books suggest, the Sourashtras migrated to save their families during Mohammed Gazani’s attacks on the Somanath Temple and Saurashtra regions. Some books of history suggest they were invited to live in Madurai by the Naykars rulers during the great Vijay Nagar Empire period. Sourashtra ancestors seem to have migrated around 1025 A.D.
Sourashtrians have now spread across Tamil Nadu. They still speak “Sourashtrian” language at home. The lipi of their language has changed however it still carries words like betki (beti), kavad (kamad – gujarati word for door), angli (aangali – finger). Sourashtra recipes have acquired Tamilian influence but still contains kathiawadi touch in peanut ladoos. Sourashtra Konangi folk dance contains several elements of modern day Dandiya Raas.
Sourashtrians, also known as Palkars proudly share their Saurashtra connections with all Kathiawaris they come across. Whenever you come across a Palkar, don’t forget to say ..Ram Ram Bapu !