Past Conventions


KHNA conducts biennial conventions promoting our culture, heritage while giving importance to KHNA’s mission and vision. Here is the history of past KHNA conventions.


Detroit, MI July 1 - 4, 2017

Detroit, Michigan the city well known as the headquarters of car manufacturers in US was selected as the host of KHNA’s Ninth Global Convention. Under the able leaderships of Sri Surendran Nair (President), Sri Rajesh Kutty (General Secretary), Sri Sudarsana Kurup (Treasurer), Sri Rajesh Nair (Convention Chairman), Sri Sunil Paingol (Registration Chair) and the KHNA Michigan Team, Detroit saw the highest ever registration for any KHNA convention so far. In fact the registrations were closed two months .... Read more


Dallas, TX July 2 - 6, 2015

After 14 years where it all started the 8th convention was held in Dallas, Texas at Hyatt Regency DFW International Airport Hotel under the leadership of President Sri. T. N. Nair. Read more

Over to "Kochu Keralam" in S. Florida

Fort Lauderdale, FL July 4 - 7, 2013

Everyone who missed the plantain and coconut trees of Kerala, was transported back to homeland in KHNA convention 2013 held in South Florida, known as a "kochu Keralam" due to the tropical climate Read more

To the Capital City without Politics? You're Kidding!

Washingtion, DC July 1 - 4, 2011

Yes, KHNA smoothly proceeded to the next city with nary a hint of politics that many other such organizations suffer from. The baton was passed from the west coast to the Washington DC group Read more

Surf, Sand and Sanathana Dharma - Westward, Ho!

Los Angeles, CA July 10 - 13, 2009

KHNA reached the west coast for the first time in a convention that is widely acclaimed as the finest one ever, in July 2011. Read more

The Big Apple in KHNA Limelight!

New York, NY July 1 - 4, 2007

That it took several years before KHNA could have the city with the largest Hindu Malayalee population in the continent as its headquarters, speaks of the diversities in the same city. Read more

Arise! Awake! To the Holy Land of Windy City!

Chicago, IL July 1 - 4, 2005

Swami Vivekananda captured the hearts of the western world with his address at the World Parliament of Religions in 1893 held in Chicago. True to his clarion call "arise, awake, and stop not till the goal is reached", KHNA selected the Windy City for its third biennial convention. Read more

The Texas Tango continues (in the nick of time)!

Houston, Texas November 28 - 30, 2003

The second biennial convention of Kerala Hindus of North America was held at Houston. The convention was attended by spiritual leaders such as Jagadguru Swami Sathyananda Saraswathi along with social and political leaders such as Sri Vellappally Natesan. Read more

The Glorious Beginning

Dallas, Texas April 13 - 15, 2001

A convention of 700 Keralite Hindus was held at the Thrimurti Nagar in Dallas, Texas, to facilitate a spiritual reawakening among the Malayalee Hindu community in North America. Read more

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