12005 Hwy 64
Eads, TN 38028 USA

Ganesh Nimajjan 2018

 

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At a GlanceSchedule of EventsParking Information
Business SponsorsIndividual Sponsorship PackagesVendor Booths
Food MenuKids CornerCulturals & Competitions

At a Glance


Schedule

Event / ProgramTime
Bazaar and Food Stalls open11:30 AM
Sri Krishna Janmastami Celebrations (includes Dahi Handi)12:00 - 1:00 PM
Krishnastami Costume Show1:00 - 1:30 PM
Cultural Programs1:30 - 3:30 PM
ICCT Ganesh Float Puja3:30 PM
ICCT Ganesh Procession Starts3:45 PM
Regional Cultural Performances4:15 - 5:30 PM
Ganesh Procession Ends5:30 - 6:00 PM
Ganesh Nimajjan6:00 - 7:00 PM
Grand Finale Fireworks7:00 PM

Parking Information

Parking for all vehicles is at EASTRIDGE BUSINESS PARK on CYPRESS RIDGE DR and CYPRESS CREEK DR which is around 1.5 miles east of ICCT. Please drop family and friends at the main gate of ICCT on US Highway 64 and park your vehicle in the parking area (on both sides of the road). From the parking area, FREE shuttles are available to the Temple main gate at frequent intervals. Golf cart is available for ELDERLY and PREGNANT Ladies from the main gate to the event area / temple.

Directions from ICCT to Parking Area

  • Head east on US-64 towards Arlington.
  • Drive for around 1.5 miles passing I-269 and TN-205
  • Turn left on Cypress Ridge Dr and park on both the sides of the road
  • Follow directions of parking attendants

NOTE: Traffic on US-64 is medium-high and all vehicles travel fast at 55 miles per hour. Please take care to NOT stop on US-64. Follow the directions of the parking attendants who will allow your vehicle to temporarily stop near the gate to allow your family and friends to get down for the event.


Business & Individual Sponsors

We would like to thank our business and individual sponsors without whose support an event of this magnitude is not possible. We need your help in thanking our sponsors, who are here to support the same good cause as you are, by visiting their booth and showing your support back. Some of them may have surprise goodies for you!

  Nataraj Krishnaraju
 Sam’s Indian Grocery
Srinivas Damaraju & FamilySadashiv Kundavajjala & Family

Sponsorship


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Food

Can you imagine the celebration of an Indian festival and not think about all the great food that comes with it? Well, we certainly cannot, and neither should you!

The cuisine of India has a heritage just as rich as that of her culture and traditions. Every region, every season, and every festival or significant occasion is accompanied by a distinct menu of dishes ranging from surprisingly simple to intimidatingly intricate!

We hope to serve you the very same festive cheer via our food booths at the event, so please arrive with an appetite and don’t forget to bring CASH (Credits cards are accepted for a $15 minimum charge).

Food Menu


Kids & Youth Corner

Kids and youths are going to love attending this event. For extra fun, we have tons of options for Kids/youth like corn hole and other games, inflatables, costume show, food goodies etc.

Inflatables for Kids

Kids Food Menu


Vendor Booths

As we enter the final few weeks of summer, one thing that is on everyone’s mind is to enjoy the beautiful fall weather with family and friends. Ganesh Nimajjan at ICCT is the flagship event for our community gathering during the past seven years. Every year thousands of people around the mid-south area visit the ICCT for this unique fun filled event.

This event show casing the Ganesh Chathurthi celebrations from various regions of India, draws steady crowds all throughout the day. With the inclusion of the Janmastami celebration with kid centric activities and special fireworks, we are preparing for a significantly larger audience to attend the event this year.

Vendor booths at this event have been an incredible contributor for the success of the event. Vendor booths from the past include Jewelry, Arts and Crafts, Books, Clothing, Education, Health Care, Banking,Tax/Financial consulting etc.

For those of you who have participated in the past we would like to express our gratitude and request your continued participation this year. If you are new please consider this great opportunity for being a part of one the biggest gathering of our community from all around Memphis and the mid-south.

Below you will find the registration form and guidelines for securing the vendor booth. We request you to go through the guidelines and send us the duly filled registration form.

Download Vendor Booth Form

If you have any questions and or need additional details please contact

Vijay Bandaru at 901-463-0198
Naveen Nandigam @ 901-338-8456


Culturals & Competitions

Jhankaar – A Celebration of Dance

We invite all enthusiastic choreographers to bring in their teams to perform in an exclusive cultural program on the event day – September 22nd between 12:00 to 2:00 pm.
Here are the guidelines for the program:
  • Minimum age of Participants is 4 yrs.
  • Each group must have 6 participants minimum.
  • Songs must be based on Lord Ganesha or related to Ganesh Festival.
  • Songs can be in any Indian language and can be in any genre (Ex: Movie/Folk/Classical)
  • Duration of the performance: 5 minutes max
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Don’t forget to provide these mandatory information – Program Name, Song name, Age Group, Participant Names, Coordinator Name, Contact number and Email Id.

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Krishnastami – Costume show

Krishnastami special costume show will be held on event day – September 22nd between 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm. Kids can come by wearing Lord Krishna theme costume.
Don’t forget to provide these mandatory information –  Program Name, Age, Participant Names, Coordinator Name, Contact number and Email Id.

 


 

Sloka Recitation Competition

Rules
  • Participants must be between the age group: 5 to 8 years.
  • Sloka Duration must be 3 minutes maximum for Prelims and 3 minutes max for the Finals.
  • Sloka can be recited in any Indian language.
  • Genre is Devotional only.
NOTE: For the Prelims, Participants are allowed to recite any Sloka on any Hindu God. But, if they are
selected for Finals, they will need to recite a Sloka on Lord Ganesha ONLY.
Schedule
  • Prelims and Finals: Date – September 14th, Time – 6pm to 7pm , Venue – Multi ceremonial pavilion, ICCT
  • Winners will be announced and awarded at the end of the cultural program on September 22nd.

Don’t forget to provide these mandatory information –  Competition Name, Participant Name, Age, Contact Number and Email Id.


Super Singer Competition

Rules
  • Participants must be between the age group: 6 years to 13 years.
  • Song Duration must be 5 minutes max
  • Songs can be sung in any Indian language.
  • Genre is Devotional only.
  • For the Prelims and Semi Finals, Participants are allowed to sing any devotional song on any Hindu God. But, if they are selected for Finals, they will need to sing a song on Lord Ganesha ONLY.
  • Karaoke is not needed, but can be used if participant wants to sing with it.
Schedule
  • Prelims and Finals: September 14th, Time – 7pm to 8.30pm, Venue – Multi ceremonial pavilion, ICCT
  • Winners will be announced and awarded at the end of the cultural program on September 22nd.

Don’t forget to provide these mandatory information –  Competition NameParticipant Name, Age, Song name, Coordinator Name, Contact Number and Email Id.


 

Essay writing Competition

Rules
  • Topic is “How and why do we celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi”
  • Participants must be between the age group: 7 to 13 years.
  • Time limit is 30 minutes
  • Essay writing in English
Schedule
  • Date – September 14th, Time – 6.30 pm to 7pm , Venue – TBD
  • Winners will be announced and awarded at the end of the cultural program on September 22nd.

Don’t forget to provide these mandatory information – Competition Name, Participant Name, Age, Coordinator Name, Contact Number and Email Id.


Art Competition for Young Artists

We invite all the kids between age group 7 years – 13 years to portray their artistic skills showcasing
what they know about Ganesh Festival.
Skills can be: Acrylic Painting or Pencil Drawing
Paper Size: “Legal” (8.5 x 14 inches)
Theme: Ganesh Festival Celebrations
When: Kids need to do the art at home and bring in to the temple on September 14th between 6 pm to
8 pm. All the drawings/paintings will be displayed thru out the festival and will be judged by the selected
judges. Winners will be announced and awarded at the end of the cultural program on September 22nd.

Don’t forget to provide these mandatory information – Competition Name, Participant name, Age, Coordinator Name, Contact Number and Email Id.


Hurry! Deadline for Registrations to Jhankar (Dance program) and Krishnastami Costume show has been extended till September 20th, 2018.

 

We encourage kids to dress up in Ganesha theme costume (like Ganesha, Shiva, Parvathi etc)
and there will be some surprise gifts for whoever participates in Ganesha theme dress up on event day September 22nd.
Note: Facilities will be provided for costume change.
For any questions and additional details, please email us at culturals@icctmemphis.org

 

Ganesh Nimajjan 2018 – Business & Individual Sponsors

    Nataraj Krishnaraju
             Sam’s Indian Grocery
Srinivas Damaraju & FamilySadashiv Kundavajjala & Family