Welcome to TAGS!
The Telugu Association of Greater Sacramento (TAGS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting Telugu language and culture in the Greater Sacramento region, which includes Folsom, Rancho Cordova, El Dorado Hills, Roseville, Rocklin, Granite Bay, Elk Grove, and other nearby cities. Our mission is to bring people from all walks of life together to share Telugu cultural experiences and stories in a supportive and safe environment. We believe that understanding one another will allow us to build bridges of understanding, respect, and peace. Our organization offers a variety of programs and services to help people from various cultures connect and learn about the Telugu language and culture, which is practiced by approximately 80 million people worldwide and has its roots in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. We are here to assist you whether you are participating in one of our programs, attending a cultural event, or simply learning more about Telugu culture. We strive to make meaningful connections between Telugu culture and the wider world, as well as to ensure that Telugu culture’s knowledge, values, and traditions are preserved and shared for future generations. Thank you for your interest in our organization. We look forward to collaborating with you to increase appreciation for Telugu culture and to create vibrant, inclusive communities in the Greater Sacramento area.
Makara Sankranti is a three-day festival celebrated by people from many Indian states, including Telugu-speaking states. The harvest festival is a religious and seasonal event that honors Lord Surya, the Sun God, and marks the sun’s passage into the Makara (Capricorn) Rashi (zodiac sign). It is a time of renewal and celebration because it marks the start of crop harvesting. Many cultural programs are held to commemorate this joyous occasion, which typically include traditional dances and music, cultural performances, games, and competitions, as well as the exchange of sweets and flowers among family and friends. People in Telugu states decorate their houses with marigold flowers and mango leaves, and they keep cow dung balls called ‘Gobbemma’ in their front yards. TAGS celebrates this festival in its most authentic form possible, with enthusiastic participation in a variety of programs from Greater Sacramento Telugu and non-Telugu communities. As guests of honor, this event is graced by prominent individuals such as elected community leaders, business owners, and celebrities. Join us every January to experience the vibrant culture of Telugu-speaking states and to celebrate the spirit of Makara Sankranti!
Tags is back with the sports events for the year! Badminton, table tennis, carroms, chess for men, women and kids. Please read more to learn about the different events or registerLearn More
Start the new year on an auspicious note by joining us in performing the Srinivasa Kalyanam and seek the blessings of the eternal couple. The event is managed by scholarly priests from Sidhi Vinayaka Temple, Sacramento. Spots run out fast. Register today