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August 9, 1987 | RONE TEMPEST, Times Staff Writer
The Ganges is the world's holiest river and the lifeblood for 350 million people from the Himalayas to the Bay of Bengal. Hindu mythology says it was created when the water goddess Ganga flowed from the heavens through the long hair of Siva, a member of the supreme Hindu trinity, to free the souls of men and women. For millions of Indians, the Ganges-- Ma Ganga-- literally is God.
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November 6, 2011 | By Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times
Katherine Siva Saubel, an elder of the Cahuilla Indian tribe of Southern California, once described herself as "just a voice in the wilderness all by myself. " She meant that she had few people with whom she could speak the Cahuilla language or sing the songs that conveyed her people's ancient stories. "My race," she told The Times in 2000, "is dying. " Now Saubel, long its feistiest guardian, has died. "It's a huge loss … the end of an era," said Nathalie Colin, an ethno-historian at the Malki Museum near Banning, which Saubel co-founded more than 45 years ago to preserve Cahuilla history and traditions.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 5, 1991 | ELIZABETH ZIMMER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ramaa Bharadvaj and Uma Suresh bill themselves as "the dancing twins of South India." Students and teachers of both the Bharatha Natyam and Kuchipudi styles of dancing, the Orange County-based duo has spent several years developing and producing "Facets of Siva,"a devotional pageant to various aspects of the Hindu Lord of the Dance. The work was first shown in Madras last summer.
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March 5, 1991 | ELIZABETH ZIMMER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ramaa Bharadvaj and Uma Suresh bill themselves as "the dancing twins of South India." Students and teachers of both the Bharatha Natyam and Kuchipudi styles of dancing, the Orange County-based duo has spent several years developing and producing "Facets of Siva,"a devotional pageant to various aspects of the Hindu Lord of the Dance. The work was first shown in Madras last summer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 2011 | By Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times
Katherine Siva Saubel, an elder of the Cahuilla Indian tribe of Southern California, once described herself as "just a voice in the wilderness all by myself. " She meant that she had few people with whom she could speak the Cahuilla language or sing the songs that conveyed her people's ancient stories. "My race," she told The Times in 2000, "is dying. " Now Saubel, long its feistiest guardian, has died. "It's a huge loss … the end of an era," said Nathalie Colin, an ethno-historian at the Malki Museum near Banning, which Saubel co-founded more than 45 years ago to preserve Cahuilla history and traditions.
NEWS
December 15, 1988 | PHYLLIS THEROUX
On Feb. 6, a baby boy was born, six weeks premature, at Sibley Hospital in Washington. His mother had been hospitalized during her pregnancy twice before--once for dehydration and again for very early labor--and the delivering obstetrician was on the lookout for more trouble. He got it. The baby didn't breathe properly and after a brief examination, he ordered him immediately transferred by ambulance to Georgetown Hospital's high-tech Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. He needed the best of care.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 31, 1990 | JENIFER WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Alvino Siva had scarcely passed 5 years of age when the Cahuilla Indian Bird Songs first stirred his soul. The 1920s were drawing to a close, and Siva was living on the Agua Caliente Reservation east of here, in a stark desert land shared with the cactus and coyote. On holidays and other festive occasions, the bird songs would emerge--flowing from the lips of Cahuilla tribal elders who, in turn, had adopted them from their forebears.
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February 28, 1991 | CHRIS PASLES, Chris Pasles covers music and dance for The Times Orange County Edition.
In Hindu cosmology, it is sound that leads to creation. "Lord Siva, when represented in dancing form, holds a drum in his hand, and when beating this drum, the sound that comes out creates the universe," says Indian dancer Ramaa Bharadvaj who, with her twin sister Uma Suresh, has created the "Facets of Siva" dance concert on Sunday at the Irvine Barclay Theatre. So it is not surprising that dance, according to Hindu aesthetics, says Suresh, "should be divine, holy.
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March 2, 2000 | LAURIE K. SCHENDEN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When she was 10, Polly Burson's dream was to trick-ride in Madison Square Garden. Not only did she turn up in the Garden 14 years later, hitting the ground running, turning somersaults over her saddle horn and landing on her horse's neck sitting backward, she also became one of the most respected female stunt riders in the motion picture business. One of Pat Paul Siva's fondest career memories is of a trip she took to England in 1952.
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September 14, 1996 | CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Siva and Sakti are the first parents in the Hindu pantheon of gods. Legends and myths surround them and their children. But they are not myths in the sense of make-believe. "The characters of the myths and legends, we worship them," said Sridevi Thirumalai, who will appear in the dance-drama "Siva Sakti" on Sunday at the Irvine Barclay Theatre. "Most of our dance-dramas collect information from myths and legends," she said. "But, in fact, we worship the characters.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 31, 1990 | JENIFER WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Alvino Siva had scarcely passed 5 years of age when the Cahuilla Indian Bird Songs first stirred his soul. The 1920s were drawing to a close, and Siva was living on the Agua Caliente Reservation east of here, in a stark desert land shared with the cactus and coyote. On holidays and other festive occasions, the bird songs would emerge--flowing from the lips of Cahuilla tribal elders who, in turn, had adopted them from their forebears.
NEWS
August 9, 1987 | RONE TEMPEST, Times Staff Writer
The Ganges is the world's holiest river and the lifeblood for 350 million people from the Himalayas to the Bay of Bengal. Hindu mythology says it was created when the water goddess Ganga flowed from the heavens through the long hair of Siva, a member of the supreme Hindu trinity, to free the souls of men and women. For millions of Indians, the Ganges-- Ma Ganga-- literally is God.
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July 16, 1989 | BEVERLY BEYER and ED RABEY, Beyer and Rabey are Los Angeles travel writers .
The most spectacular of the many palaces in this southern Indian city is the former Maharajah of Mysore's home, built in 1911 to replace an all-wood building that had burned. Some say it was inspired by Buckingham Palace, but the intricacies of its Hindu-Muslim detail far surpass the relative simplicity of Queen Elizabeth's London home. Mysore is a clean and orderly city of broad boulevards lined with shade trees, well-kept buildings and gardens and parks offering the aroma of jasmine and roses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 11, 1997 | LESLEY WRIGHT
Chapman University's Native American Club has organized talks and programs exploring the music, politics and traditions of the country's indigenous cultures this week. Today, Ernest Siva will demonstrate flute and whistle instruments of Southern California from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room 201 of Argyros Forum. Siva, an expert in indigenous music, is tribal historian for the Morongo Indian Reservation.
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