Sharavathi Kannada Koota
ಶರಾವತಿ ಕನ್ನಡ ಕೂಟ
Kannada Koota is a vibrant group where multiple generations get together to celebrate the art, music, culture and rich linguistic traditions of the great state of Karnataka and the Royal Mysore Kingdom.
The harvest season is here !! The harvest festival occurs in January every year when the Sun moves into the Zodiac sign of Makar (Capricon) and has a religious as well as a seasonal significance. The festival is dedicated to the Hindu deity of Surya (Sun God) and marks the end of the cold winter season and the beginning of the spring season with good harvests and lengthier days to spend.
Sharavathi Kannada Koota Events
Ugadi at the beginning of the new year is the most significant as it symbolizes the peace and prosperity, good health that it brings in our lives. At ICC we celebrate it with sharing the traditional beevu-bella to bring about the equality of happiness and sorrow and make us balanced.
At ICC we welcome the new year delight hoping to have a great beginning for all.
Dasara also known as Nada Habba is celebrated in the month of October signifying the glory of good over evil. The Goddess Sri Chamundeeshwari Amma blesses her children with all her love and protection and brings about joy and harmony. At ICC we celebrate offering our prayers and mouth watering delicacies to her and get her divine blessings.
The festival signifying the victory of light over darkness, joy on the occasion of Sri.Lord Rama returning to Ayodhya and also the killing of the demon Narkasura by Lord Krishna. This festivities last for 5 days. Diyas, sweets and savouries are the integral part of this festivals.
At ICC, Deepavali is celebrated with lots of fun and gaiety. Mouth watering dishes are exchanged, various cultural activities are held.
Are you a new Kannadiga in Rochester?
Rochester is a city in the upstate of New York. It is situated in the Monroe county and is one of the most popular after New York city and Buffalo. The Genesee River Valley has enriched the fertile land leading to growth of many industries. Iconic companies like Eastman Kodak, Xerox, Bausch and Lomb, Wegmans, Paychex and other various brands have their birthplace in Rochester.
The University of Rochester and Rochester Institute of Technology with their growing research and technology has been attracting minds all over the world.
Rochester has thus been a hub for multicultural and multi linguistic variations.
The Indian Community Center (ICC) with its foundation established has sheltered its vibrant umbrella not only for Indian people but also has been playing an active role in the community.
The Kannada koota has been a tributary of ICC. Its members are welcoming with warmth support towards new families, individuals who move in and blend with the traditions of ICC.
ಸಿರಿಗನ್ನಡದ ಹಿರಿಮೆಯ ಒಂದು ನೋಟ !!
ಕನ್ನಡ ಭಾಷೆ ಸೊಗಸಾದ, ಸುಂದರವಾದ ಭಾಷೆ. ಕನ್ನಡ ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯ ಸಂಪತ್ತು ಕನ್ನಡ ನಾಡಿನ ಹಿರಿಮೆಯನು ಹೆಚಿಸಿದೆ. ಕನ್ನಡದ ಅಕ್ಷರ ಮಾಲೆಯಲಿ 49 ಅಕ್ಷರಗಲಿವೆ.
ಹಲವಾರು ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯಗಾರರು ಹಾಗು ಕವಿಗಳು ಅದರಲ್ಲೀ ಶ್ರಿ ಕುವೆಂಪು, ಶ್ರಿ ಮಾಸ್ಥಿ ಅಂಗಾರ್, ಶ್ರಿ ದ.ರಾ.ಬೇಂದ್ರೆ, ವಿ.ಕೄ.ಗೋಕಾಕ, ಚಂದ್ರಶೆಖರ ಕಂಬಾರ, ಯು. ಆರ್. ಅನಂತಮೂತಿ ಮಿಂಚಿದ ನಕ್ಷತ್ರಗಳು. ಜ಼ಾನಪೀಠ್ ಪ್ರಶಸ್ತೀ 8 ಬಾರಿ ದೊರಿತಿದೆ ಉತಮ ಭಾಷೆಯಾಗಿ ಮೇರೆದೀದೆ.
Are You a New Kannadiga Student, Couple or Family in Rochester?
Get in touch with Sharavathi Kannada Koota of Rochester!
Welcome to Rochester !!!
Athithi Devo Bhava !!!
Surround yourself with the serenity of nature’s beauty and friends who welcome you with warmth and smile.
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