Ganesha Chaturthi 2022
NBHC welcomed Pandit Rupendra Mishra ji of the Vedic Dharma Samaj Fremont Hindu Temple who conducted a grand puja and havan at the Petaluma Community Center
Good Living Practices: FULL Playlist
GLP is an interactive session that explains how the sciences of yoga and ayurveda may be applied to our lives to achieve optimal health and happiness. Sessions are the first Sunday of every month at 11 AM.
The video below starts the full playlist of sessions, beginning in October 2020 and including our most recent monthly session.
To view the entire playlist on one page
To watch the entire playlist, starting with GLP Session 1, watch the video below:
GROWING UP HINDU IN AMERICA
RECLAIMING OUR IDENTITY
Sunday, November 10, 2019
What does it mean to be Hindu?
What is the history of Hinduism in America?
How do we reclaim our identity?
This talk leads up to the ultimate resolve moving forward, which is to reclaim our Hindu identity and outlines a foundation to achieve this.
Ultimately, the goal is take this diverse knowledge, apply it practically to our lives and move forward with a unified vision of Hinduism. Watch the first session above.
Maha Shivaratri 2022
The program included Rudrabhishekam and Shiva Puja, followed by light dinner / prasad. Sunday, February 27 from 5 - 7 PM at the Hill Community Room in the Margaret Todd Senior Center in Novato, California. To view full videos, please click on the album title in the gallery to view directly in Google Photos.
Diwali Bhajan + Lighting 2021
The program included a Diwali bhajan, lighting of the altar and surrounding wall / ceiling and prasad on Saturday, November 6 from 5 - 7 PM at the Hill Community Room in the Margaret Todd Senior Center in Novato, California. To view full videos, please click on the album title in the gallery to view directly in Google Photos.
Navratri Program - Shlokas
This year, Navratri spans from October 6 until October 13, with Vijaya Dashami and Dusserah on October 14. There will be nightly chanting from 6:30 to 7:30 PM from October 6-14. Please reference the files below for the chanting sessions. More info will be shared on our blog.
Navratri Durga Puja 2021
NBHC celebrated Navratri with a Durga Puja, featuring kum kum archana, on Sunday, October 17 at the Margaret Todd Senior Center in Novato.
Krishna Janmashtami 2021
NBIAA and NBHC collaborated for the first in-person joint event since 2019 on the auspicious occasion of Krishna Janmasthami, held on August 29, 2021 in Penngrove, CA.
Ganesh Chaturthi 2021
NBHC held a puja to commemorate Ganesh Chaturthi on Saturday, September 11 at the Hill Community Room at the Margaret Todd Senior Center in Novato, CA.
WATCH: NBHC 2021 Guru Poornima Program
Our rich tradition of Sanatana Dharma is steeped in the wisdom of our guru and the lineage of our guru-shishya (teacher-disciple) parampara (tradition). Join us for a program of chanting, singing, dance and stories. Join North Bay Hindu Center on Saturday, July 24, 2021 at 5 PM.
WATCH: NBHC 2021 Shivaratri Program
An evening of spiritual awakening awaits you as we invoke the auspicious occasion of Maha Shivaratri, the Great Night of Shiva, through North Bay Hindu Center's virtual program on Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 5:30 PM. Join us for an evening of chanting, meditation, puja and learning. Om namah Parvati pataye Hara Hara Mahadev!
WATCH: NBHC 2021 Hindu New Year + Rama Navami Program
The NBHC Youth produced the 2021 Hindu New Year and Ram Navami program on Saturday, April 17, 2021. The program commemorated the lunar month Chaitra and solar month Vaisakh, as the birth of Lord Rama was celebrated, along with the regional new year festivals of Ugadi, Gudi Padwa, Navreh, Cheti Chand, Chaitra Navratri, Vaisakhi, Puthandu, and Vishu.
WATCH: Virtual Makar Sankranti Program
Truly a celebration across the subcontinent, the Makar Sankranti Culture Show celebrates Makar Sankranti, Lohri, Pongal, Uttarayan, and Bihu, among other festivals. Featuring regional stories from our members; musical recital 'Radha Madhavam' by the Guruvaram Music School; and a folk dance medley by Soundarya Ramdas with dances from Gujurat, Tamil Nadu, Punjab, and Assam. Presented on Sunday, January 17, 2021.
WATCH: Virtual Navratri Celebrations
Celebrate Navratri, Vijaya Dashami and Dusserah through song, dance, story and prayer. A 3-part performance featuring members both young and wise. We explore Devi Durga's triumph over Mahishasura, Bhagavan Rama's triumph over Ravana, and the significance of Navratri. Presented on Sunday, October 25, 2020.
WATCH: Navratri Symbolism by Sujatha Ramdas
Navratri, Vijaya Dashami and Dusserah are beautifully explained in all of their rich significance and symbolism through the inimitable style of Sujatha Ramdas.
WATCH: Virtual Ganesh Chaturthi Celebrations
We pray to Lord Ganesha on the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi. NBHC presents a program featinguring bhajans, songs, dance and story of Ganesha. Presented on Saturday, August 22, 2020.
WATCH: Ganesha Symbolism by Sujatha Ramdas
Everything you need to know about Ganesha
WATCH: Virtual Ram Navami Bhajan + Puja
PERFORM RAM PUJA AT HOME
THANK YOU FOR JOINING US ON SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 2020 AS WE PERFORMED A BHAJAN AND PUJA IN HONOR OF THE BIRTH OF LORD RAMA. GIVEN THE SHELTER-AT-PLACE ORDINANCE, WE HAVE MADE THE RECORDING AVAILABLE ABOVE. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO USE THE VIDEO ABOVE AND THE BOOKLET BELOW AS A GUIDE TO PERFORM YOUR OWN RAM PUJA AT HOME, AT YOUR CONVENIENCE.
Download our program booklet for lyrics and puja materials:
WATCH: Virtual Krishna Janmasthami Celebrations
The North Bay Hindu Center held its Krishna Janmasthami program virtually on Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 5PM on Facebook Premiere. The program featured 20 of our own members singing (chanting, bhajan, regional / classical) and dancing (bharatnatyam, odissi, kathak, kuchipudi). Pandit Chandrasekhara Sharma also performed a Krishna puja.
GANESH VISARJAN 2019
Krishna Janmasthami 2022
NBHC celebrated the birth of Shri Krishna with a program that included chanting, bhajans, children's dress showcase, aarti and a kathak dance program featuring the Vandhana Dance Company.
India at 75 - 2022
Anubhuti Meditation & Retreat Center, North Bay Hindu Center, and North Bay Indo-American Association jointly hosted a public event, "The Soul of India," on the occasion of India's 75th anniversary of Independence Day on Sunday, August 14 from 4 - 7 PM.