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Upcoming Events


Past Events

Gaja Cyclone Fund Raiser

Sunday, December 16th - 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Location: Sanatan Dharma Temple

15311 Pioneer Blvd. Norwalk, CA 90650


Deepavali Kondattam

Saturday, November 17th, 2018 - 2 PM to 7 PM

Location: Santa Ana High School
520 W Walnut St, Santa Ana, CA 92701


SocalTamil@Irvine Global Village
(Tamil Culture booth #2)

Saturday, September 22nd, 2018
Orange County Great Park, Irvine, CA
10 AM - 6 PM


Register for STYLE

Saturday July 14, 2018 - 6:30 to 8 PM

Location: IRWD Community meeting Room,
15600 Sand Canyon Avenue, Irvine CA 92618


Blood Donation Drive

Saturday May 12, 2018 - 2 to 8 PM

Location: Albertsons Parking Lot
8440 E. Chapman Avenue, Orange 92867


SocalTamil Kalvi Annual Day

April 22nd, 2018 - 2 to 8 PM

Location: The Theatre / Auditorium, Segerstrom High School
2301 West MacArthur Boulevard, Santa Ana, CA 92704



SocalTamil@Irvine Global Village

September 23rd, 2017

Location: Exhibitor #13, Bill Barber Memorial Park
4 Civic Center Plaza, Irvine 92606

Free Entrance


Deepavali Kondattam

October 28th, 2017

Location:  Hoover Middle School
3501 Country Club Dr
Lakewood, CA 90712

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About Us

Tamil Culture

Tamil Culture is an ancient dravidian culture, concentrated in South India, but rooted in the arts and ways of life of Tamil people in India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore and across the globe. Tamil culture is rich in literature, music, dance, theatre, folk arts, martial arts, painting, sculpture, and architecture (refer: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamil_culture)

Tamil Language

Tamil language, 2,000 years old and spoken by over eight crore people, is one of the longest-surviving classical languages in the world and is described as "one of the great classical traditions and literatures of the world". 

About SocalTamil

The purpose of this organization is to bring together Tamil community in Southern California to plan and implement various activities such as teaching the Tamil language, conducting events for adults and kids, to do social service and provide networking opportunities. This way we will get to know each other, serve the community and celebrate festivals together.

Registered Address: 

700 E Birch Street, #8779
Brea CA 92822

Phone: (949)464-7881

EIN# 27-1167961

Entity Id:3290451


We all have come from the homeland and have opted to stay in the US either for a while or permanently. We have brought with us a long and powerful heritage which was founded on Dharma, Honesty, Family values, and Social Values. The life in the western world can be hectic and busy leading to the slow erosion of cultural heritage we brought with us. We all know that working parents will have only limited time available to give the necessary time and opportunities for our children.

Southern California Tamil Organization is formed for us to work together and accomplish the following:

Short term goals

  • Conduct Cultural Events and Celebrate Festivals
  • Provide a support network for all Tamil Community in LA/OC area
  • Provide venues for our children to learn and expose themselves to Values, Festivals, and Festivities.
  • Monthly prayer meetings where parents and children participate whenever possible
  • Teach Tamil
  • Social activities

Long Term Goals

  • Extend the network to state and national levels which will benefit our children
  • Create funds to support poor Tamil Children in India.
  • Organize events at State and National level for all Tamil Community in the US.
  • Create a mechanism to help each other wherever possible.

What is being presented is an ambitious program and with steady focus, we can accomplish these goals together. By working as a team with dedication, we can leave something wonderful of our children and the next generation. Fortunately, we have the necessary religious and spiritual infrastructure already in places such as temples and missions. Let us make use of all that is available to us in making the Tamil Community Organization a viable and healthy organization that can contribute to the Tamil Community in OC/LA area.

Looking forward to your support and participation.

Organization of Tamil Community.

Executive Members

Bala Balakrishnan
Sriram Kameswaran
Murali Rajendran
Maheshkumar Nanjappan
Satiyaraj Thangavel
Joseph Selvaraj

Committee Members

Bala Palanisamy
Balaji Sriraghavan
Chandrabose Alagarsamy
Ganesh Pandian
Guru Gurumurthy
Jeevan Natrajamoorthy
Manikandan Arumugam
Meenakshi Sundaram Ganesh
Nachiappan Subramanian
Nithya Rajkumar
Prabhu Eashwaran
Ramnath Kumaresan
Sampath Narayanan
Sankar Kuppusamy
Saravanan Subramanian
Shavrimuthu Mariadoss
Sinniyan SP Swamy
Subbu Shanmugam
Sundar Markandan
Thanigai Subramanian
Vaiyapuri Subramanian
Venugopal Kuppusamy

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