Up coming Events

Yakshgana 2016 - Seetapaharana/ಸೀತಾಪಹರಣ
Date: April 22nd – Friday
Place: IACA Auditorium, 1281 Cooper Lake RD SE, Smyrna, GA 30082
Time: 7PM till 9 PM

Sankranti/Ugadi 2016

Sankranti/Ugadi 2016
Date: Saturday March 19th 2016
Place: Hindu temple of Atlanta, Riverdale, GA
Time: 5:00 PM sharp (socializing starts from 4:00 PM)

2015 Scholarship

Shankari Muteri and late Narsimhiaya Muteri Foundation Scholarship Fund for the year 2015, Donated by: Dr. Annapurna & Subrahmanya Bhat
NKK seeking applications from High school seniors who is graduating in Fall 2016
Last date to apply for Scholarship - Saturday, March 12th, 2016
2015 Scholarship form

2016 EC Nominations Call

2016 EC Nominations Call
NKK re-inviting 2015 NKK members to form new Executive Committee(EC) for the year 2016. NKK is seeking nomination from its 2015 members for the un-filled positions in Executive Committee for 2016(1 year term).
Start date to send in your nominations: Saturday January 30th ,2016 12:00 am
End date to send in your nominations: Sunday - January 31st ,2016 11:59 pm
2016 EC Nomination Form Please email your nomination form (duely signed by the nominator) to kannadakoota@usa.com

2016 Membership

Sign up for Membership

Membership form

Dasara Aaaradhane

ದಾಸರ ಆರಾಧನೆ 2015/Daasara Aaradhane
Date: Saturday December 5th 2015
Place: Hindu temple of Atlanta, Riverdale, GA
Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

ಕನ್ನಡ ರಾಜ್ಯೋತ್ಸವ 2015/RAJYOTSAVA 2015

ಕನ್ನಡ ರಾಜ್ಯೋತ್ಸವ 2015/RAJYOTSAVA 2015
Date: November 7th 2015
Place: Hindu temple of Atlanta, Riverdale, GA
Time: Starting at 3:00 PM

Sankranti/Ugaadi Celebrations

Sankranthi/Ugaadi Registration
March 7th , 2015 (Saturday)

NKK By Laws

NKK By Laws

NKK Upcoming events : NKK and Havyaka Association, Atlanta proudly presents Idugunji Mahaganapati Yakshgana Mandali Keremane (R) Yakshgana prasanga. April 22nd – Friday at IACA Auditorium, 1281 Cooper Lake RD SE, Smyrna, GA 30082

Yakshgana 2016 - Seetapaharana/ಸೀತಾಪಹರಣ

ಎಲ್ಲರಿಗೂ ನಮಸ್ಕಾರ,



ಎಲ್ಲರಿಗೂ ಯುಗಾದಿ ಹಬ್ಬದ ಶುಭಾಶಯಗಳು. ದುರ್ಮುಖೀ ನಾಮ ಸಂವತ್ಸರವು ಎಲ್ಲರ ಬಾಳಲ್ಲು ಶುಭ ತರಲೆಂದು ಅಶಿಸುತ್ತೇವೆ

We would like bring it you few updates on upcoming event and seeking your participation in few new things! NKK and Havyaka Association, Atlanta proudly presents Idugunji Mahaganapati Yakshgana Mandali Keremane (R) Yakshgana prasanga “Seetapaharana”/ “ಸೀತಾಪಹರಣ” Guru Keremane Shivanand Hegde is leading 10 member troupe to play ಸೀತಾಪಹರಣ in Atlanta for us!

Date: April 22nd – Friday
Time: 7PM till 9 PM
Venue: IACA Auditorium, 1281 Cooper Lake RD SE, Smyrna, GA 30082
Fee: Free for NKK members and Elite Sponsors,
non –members and non-elite sponsors - $15 per adult and $45 per family

Elite Sponsors:
  • Silver Sponsor $100 - $199
  • Gold Sponsor $200 - $299
  • Platinum Sponsor $300 - $499
  • Diamond Sponsor $500 and above
Note: NKK appreciates sponsor amount of lower than $100 too. As well as NKK will match any donation amount up to $1000 Elite sponsors will have the following appreciation:
  • Special seating!
  • Photo opportunity with artists!
  • Dining with artists!
  • Call on the stage to recognize the sponsors!

Light Dinner will be served after the yakshagana play!

Flyer on this event is attached in this email. Please invite and share it with your friends and relations! Special Note:

There will be a separate evite invites send to all NKK contacts on this event and requested all promptly RSVP the invite.
NKK deeply appreciates your cooperation in this matter as this will help NKK to order the food.
Remember! Food wastage is what we disrespect the farmer who worked hard to grow the grains used in making the food!

There are 11 artists who are visiting us in Atlanta, NKK is looking for volunteers of minimum 3 – 4 with their car/van to transport the artists and also, 2-3 volunteer families to host the artists in their homes for minimum of 2 -3 days (date of artists coming to Atlanta is not finalized however, they are leaving Atlanta on Saturday -4/23 at 7 PM through bus to St.Louise).

Interested driving and hosting volunteers please write to nkk.atlanta.ec@gmail.com for more details and logistics before Friday 04/15 10:00 PM.
Future up-coming events:
Vana-bhojana/park event:
Date: September 2rd or 3rd weekend
NKK is calling all the park event enthusiasts to plan the fun activities under sun and lead.

Interested volunteers/leads to contact nkk.atlanta.ec@gmail.com before May 10th, 2016 Summer Olympics:
Date: Septemebr 2nd or 3rd weekend
NKK will have forms created on its website for all the enthusiasts to register their summer games play. NKK is calling all the summer games enthusiasts who can formulate the tournaments and lead to contact nkk.atlanta.ec@gmail.com before May 10th, 2016 Dasara Aaradhane:

Date: end of September or early October
It is a Kannada composer’s day, open to all kannadigas as well as non-kannadigas to sing, dance, drama, instrumental in kannada to pay tribute to all kannada composers. It will be fee based event open to all.
NKK is looking for volunteers of 1-2 who can formulate the event, plan and execute and who can lead the event. Interested volunteers/leads please write to nkk.atlanta.ec@gmail.com before May 10th, 2016
Miscellaneous updates:

NKK is selling off its old sound system which is in good condition. There are two 500 watts speakers, one 8 channel audio mixer and two monitor/feedback speakers are available! Interested buyers please contact nkk.atlanta.ec@gmail.comfor more details. If NKK is not received any calls before the end of May month on its sound system then it will open it to outside NKK market after May month.
NKK is also seeking leads who can plan, organize, design and execute two separate events for the local, solo talents
  • one - “Rasa Sanje” of 3 hours program for sugama Sangeeta/bhavageete/gamaka/janapada/classical singing with instruments
  • Second – “Drama” of 3 hours to show the local dramatic talent!


Interested volunteers, please contact nkk.atlanta.ec@gmail.com before May 10th, 2016

ನಮಸ್ಕಾರ
Nrupathunga Kannada Koota (NKK)
ಕನ್ನಡ ಬಳಸಿ ಬೆಳಸಿ