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Anti-GHHF propaganda by some social media activists

GHHF considers "finding fault of actions against illegal activities" as nefarious and in this particular issue as Hinduphobic

06 Dec 2022

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Anti-GHHF propaganda by some social media activists

It has come to the notice of the Global Hindu Heritage Foundation that some Hinduphobic social media activists are peddling misinformation about the donation drive of the non-profit Hindu organization. A series of tweets and retweets followed after a tweet by account named Raqib Hameed Naik. Here is their tweet Global Hindu Heritage Foundation (GHHF), a notorious US-based Hindu supremacist group, is organizing a fundraiser in Frisco, Texas, to raise money for demolishing churches in India, among other things. THREAD 1/6 pic.twitter.com/J1O6pYbTSJ — Raqib Hameed Naik (@raqib_naik) November 29, 2022   GHHF considers this particular tweet as misinformation and false propaganda to cater to their Hinduphobia. Reasons behind our assumption are as follows They called GHHF as a "notorious" group They called GHHF as a "Hindu supremacist" group They tried to drive phobic sentiment by conveniently ignoring the word "illegal" We shall elaborate each of the misinformation They called GHHF as a "notorious" group We are curious to know as to what notorious actions we have done or have been doing? Global Hindu Heirtage Foundation is a registered Non-profit organization and have been working towards uplifting Dalits and welcoming the Hindu abandoned societies back into the Hindu fold. We encourage propaganda peddlers to show us the instances of notorious activities that GHHF is involved in. Is "illegal" activtiy notirious or action against illegal activities are notirious? People who don't fall for this propaganda have to instrospect.  They called GHHF as a "Hindu supremacist" group We are not sure if we are supremacist but we are truly Hindu, who believe and advocate freedom of religion. We are the only civilization on the planet who consider "all beings are equal in the eyes of Paramatma; everyone has their fundamental right to seek their own faith and/or other faiths to choose which one they wish to follow". The religious conversions have begun through and by the advent of invasions who indeed assuming their own religions are "supreme". There was no concept of conversion otherwise in Bharat, i.e., in Hindutvam. What we advocate is 'choose your faith with wisdom' and realize the false motives of those who convert aiming to political and demographic shift in Bharat. We educate and bring back to Hindu fold, those who have been brainwashed with hatred on Hindutvam. A gharwapasi is no conversion, rather it is mending a misdeed i.e., forced or allured conversions. If anyone considers conversion itself is notorious or supremacist, the correction course of such an action should actually be considered pious otherwise. They tried to drive phobic sentiment by conveniently ignoring the word "illegal" Why is this phobia? Why is the propaganda covering up the "illegal" acts of some churches? Why should "illegal" churches mushroom up in first place, while it is against the Constitution of India? Tirupati is the holy place of Hindutvam. Should there be any temple in Jerusalem or Mecca, shouldn't that be called illegal by the respective religious diaspora? Then why this dual course then only with Hindutvam? The Tirupati Urban Development Authority (TUDA) has identified the afore mentioned church construction as illegal and formally ordered for demolition in Tirupati. Please refer to our article GHHF - Press Release: Demolition of ILLEGAL Churches in Tirupati; TUDA orders the demolition of unauthorized Churches; Demolition Order Attached   Another Hinduphobic twitter account followed the suit Indian American Muslim Council has quietly retweeted the misinformation of another twitter account, who conveniently ignored the word "illegal" while mentioning "demolish churches in India" in his quote. Indian American Muslim Council was advocating against minsinformation.   GHHF considers "finding fault of actions against illegal activities" as nefarious and in this particular issue as Hinduphobic We strongly condemn the acts of some activists who tarnish peaceful Hindu organizations, for their propagandist motives, and hereby express concern about their disturbance of harmony in the society. We encourage people to use their own conscience and respect others' religious freedom.
06 Dec 2022

[GHHF] Christian Pastors threatened our Pracharak for stopping the Loudspeakers; Pastors defied their own signed Document;  Police Department, Village Panchayat, and Village elders intervened.

Thomas Paine It is far better that we admitted a thousand devils to roam at large than that we permitted one such impostor and monster as Moses, Joshua, Samuel, and the Bible prophets, to come with the pretended word of God and have credit among us. [The Age of Reason] Global Hindu Heritage Foundation has organized the Ghar Waapasi program in Visakhapatnam city and talked to Christian and Hindu family members about our efforts to welcome back to the Hindu field those who converted to Christianity. Our Associate, Kollu Srinivasa Rau has been actively visiting several villages in the newly created Konaseema District and Visakhapatnam.  Police Department and Village Panchayat Intervened Sri Kollu Srinivasa Raju was threatened for stopping the loudspeakers. In October, Karavaka Villagers in Konaseema District approached him about the constant bombarding of Christian messages using loudspeakers creating nuisance and noise pollution,  With no respect for the elderly, children, and sick people, the Christian Churches were broadcasting Christian messages creating havoc in the village. Following the Villagers' complaint, Sri Kollu Srinivasa Rau, our GHHF Pracharak took up the cause and got the Pastors to sign a document saying they would stop the use of loudspeakers.  Christian Pastors deceived the Villagers and Police Department. Within a few days, they started playing the Christian message using loudspeakers. The villagers complained and Sri Kollu Srinivasa Raju took up the task and complained to DSP, Village Panchayat, and other elderly and talked about their deception and lying.      The Pastors got upset about our Pracharak getting involved and organizing villagers against the pastors for their deception. The Pastors got upset and planned a meeting and even contrived a threat against him.       Sr Raju lives in Visakhapatnam which is about 4 hours from the village. The threat was real and about 200 villagers tp protect Sri Raju. As soon as the villagers come to know, they asked for Police protection for Sri Raju. The police Department provided security until he was in the village.            Village Panchayat President, Ward members, and village elders met and decided to sign a document with the pastors,             It took a Village to stop the use of loudspeakers and took more than three months. Even now, we do not know how the Pastors behave. Whether they would abide by their own document they signed or would they go back on their word and deceive the villagers,                If people do not want to abide by the law and do not respect the laws of the land, they can create havoc. With the Indian Christians determined to create havoc and convert India into a Christian country, the life of Hindus is becoming more difficult.             Unless all Hindus are united to fight against injustice, deception, open threats, forced conversions, and violation of law, Hindus are going to face even more threats and abuse of the law of the land. EXHIBIT 1: Read What they agreed on October 19 and you realize how they break their own Promise. The use of Loudspeakers by SIX Church in a Village was stopped  In Karavaka Village in Kona Seema District, six churches on a regular basis create a nuisance and loud noise by using high-volume loudspeakers and disturbing the peace in the community. These Church pastors make it so loud that people in the village complained several times. Many of them are not able to sleep as they keep the loudspeakers at a very high volume. They have been doing several times a day starting from 3:00 am in the night. They are so reckless and bent on converting all the villagers they are not concerned about the elderly, children and even sick people.  The following are the Churches: Sacred Heart of Jesus Chapel Jesus Christ Prardhan Mandiram SDA Church M B Church and others. Our Associate went and talked to the Pastors of these Churches about the loudspeakers and the Noise Pollution Act and the consequences of ignoring the law. They said that they are going to keep them going and he can do whatever he wants.      Our Associate Sri Srinivas did the following: 1)    He talked to the pastors to stop the loudspeakers since it is disturbing the peace in the village. 2)    He made of them aware of the regulations as per the Boise Pollution Regulations and Control 3)    He told them that they are not even built with permission and they must not be used as religious places. 4)    He mentioned villagers’ complaints about ringing even Church bells as many as a hundred times at a time. 5)    He told the Pastors that they can be arrested for violating the law and disturbing the peace. 6)    He mentioned also the banners posted all around the village to demean Hindu Dharma. 7)    He mentioned that these pastors are insulting the Gods and Goddesses in their speeches. 8)    As per law, the Churches must seek permission to use loudspeakers. They can pr prosecuted if they do not follow the Noise pollution guidelines. 9)    They should remove the loudspeakers from their churches, they should not be visible to the public. 10)    He complained to the Police and sought their help in getting the noise removed and loudspeakers removed. 11)    He was able to get the villagers sign the petition to remove the loudspeakers and restore peace and tranquility 12)    Police officers enforced the law by getting loudspeakers removed. Under the Environment (Protection) Act, of 1986, the Government of India came up with Noise Pollution (Control and Regulation) Rules that laid down the restrictions on the use of loudspeakers, public address systems and sound-producing instruments. Article 5 states that “A loudspeaker or a public address system shall not be used except after obtaining written permission from the authority.” People complained 4-5 times about the noise, but Sampath Rao refused to lower the volume. We called 100 number and complained. No action was taken. Then our people complained to the Police Department. They talked to CI (Circle Inspector) 4-5 tomes with no results. Then they complained to SI (Sub Inspector) at the Mandal level who acted and directed the CI to act immediately.  Villagers submitted a Petition to Station House Officer, Mavidi Kuduru Police Station To Respected SI: This petition is being submitted to bring to your attention the health problems created by the loud noise from loudspeakers coming from nearby Churches. They are denying our right to live in a peaceful atmosphere as these loudspeakers keep sending prardhanas and messages.     They are doing prardhanas all day long irrespective of time – several times a day. Elderly people, children, sick people, and students who prepare for exams experience restlessness and health problems.     Earlier we requested them to get permission from the Police station and use them as per the noise level. You can play your prardhanas without bothering residents. We are requesting the Police Station to look into this matter seriously and enforce the law as per the Noise Pollution Act. We request you to see that we live in peace. We also want to bring to your attention; one can be fined Rs. 4000.00 for violating the Act. It is signed by more than 30 residents. Pastors have written a letter, not us LOUDSPEAKERS The Police asked the Pastors to come to the Police station and asked him to write a letter in writing saying that he would never use the loudspeakers, never inconvenience the people, and would not disturb the peace. WE NEED YOUR HELP 1) Sponsor one Bala Samskar Kendra for $1000.00 2) Sponsor one Pracharak: In order to expand our base and hire one Pracharak, it would cost approximately $3000.00 - $3500.00 per year. We have five anonymous donors who sponsored 9 Pracharaks DONATIONS PayPal Method: To donate visit our website: savetemples.org. Click on the Donate button, then press the Purpose category, and select the General Donation category. By Check: Or you can send a check payable to: GHHF, 14726 Harmony Lane, Frisco TX 75035. It is tax-deductible. By Zelle: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com By Rupees, please contact us by either phone or email. For more information, call Prakasarao V Velagapudi 601-918-7111; Email: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com {{album_705}}
06 Dec 2022

[GHHF] Bala Samskar Kendras - Students learned about the greatness of the Bhagavad Gita, its universal appeal, and its relevance during Gita Jayanthi.

As we celebrate Gita Jayanti on December 3, 2022, we should remember the circumstances under which Bhagavad Gita was born. After negotiations between Pandavas and Kauravas failed, war was declared. Arjuna looked at the formation of the armies on both sides and he become despondent with the realization that he may have to kill his own family members, teachers like Bhishma Charya, Drona, and Kripa Charya, friends, and others in this great war. With these thoughts in mind, losing his composure he turned to Lord Krishna and said: My whole body shudders: my hair is standing on end. My bow, the Gaṇḍiva, is slipping from my hand, and my skin is burning all over. My mind is in quandary and whirling in confusion; I am unable to hold myself steady any longer. O Krishna, killer of the Keshi demon, I only see omens of misfortune. I do not foresee how any good can come from killing my own kinsmen in this battle. (Gita 1:29-31) Ananda K Coomaraswamy               The relevance and importance of Bhagavad Gita is emphasized by  Ananda K Coomaraswamy, "....We must, however, specially mention the Bhagavad Gita as probably the most important single work ever produced in India; this book of eighteen chapters is not, as it has been sometimes called, a "sectarian " work, but one universally studied and often repeated daily from memory by millions of Indians of all persuasions; it may be described as a compendium of the whole Vedic doctrine to be found in the earlier Vedas, Brahmanas, and Upanishads, and being, therefore, the basis of all the later developments, it can be regarded at the focus of all Indian religion.”                In a similar vein, it captured the attention of many academicians. For Klaus Kostermaier, Bhagavad Gita is a unique literary manual. He acknowledges that it is not that easy to decipher it’s meaning and message.  He mentions the challenges of understanding Bhagavad Gita: Whoever reads it for the first time will be struck by its beauty and depth; countless Hindus know it by heart and quote it in many occasions as an expression of their faith and their insights. All over India, and also in many places in the Western hemisphere, Gītā lectures attract large numbers of people. Many are convinced that the Bhagavad Gītā is the key book for the respiritualization of humankind in our age. A careful study of the Gītā, however, will very soon reveal the need for a key to this key book. Simple as the tale may seem and popular as the work has become, it is by no means an easy book and some of the greatest Indianists have grappled with the historical and philosophical problems it presents.” What do Nobel Laureates say about Bhagavad Gita?                “Bhagavad Gita is one of the most beautiful and profound texts of world literature.”  Octavio Paz, Nobel laureate Eugene Wigner, winner of the Prize for Physics in 1963, said. “In particular, it acquainted me some with the Bhagavad Gita. I learned that the basic philosophical ideas of this on ‘existence’ are virtually identical with those which quantum mechanics lead me to.”         "The curiosity of the Bhagavad-Gita is its absolutely admirable adumbration of life's acumen which enables aesthetics to bloom into religion." Herman Hesse (1877-1962), recipient of the Nobel Prize in 1946. Albert Einstein expressed his admiration by saying, “When I read the Bhagavad-Gita and reflect about how God created this universe everything else seems so superfluous.” "The Bhagavad-Gita is a true scripture of the human race a living creation rather than a book, with a new message for every age and a new meaning for every civilization." Sri Aurobindo "From a clear knowledge of the Bhagavad-Gita all the goals of human existence become fulfilled. Bhagavad-Gita is the manifest quintessence of all the teachings of the Vedic scriptures." Adi Shankara Greatness of Bhagavad Gita The Gita concludes with Sanjay’s assessment of the message of Lord Krishna to Dhritarashtra. Sanjay says that his hair stood up as he listened to the dialogue between Vasudeva and Arjuna through the grace of Sage Vyasa who blessed him the vision of Cosmic form of Lord Krishna. He concludes with the statement: “Wherever is Krishna the Lord of Yoga, wherever is Partha, the wielder of the bow, there prevails prosperity, victory, glory and righteousness; that is my conviction.” (18:78). This verse is called ekashloki Gita and is Sanjaya’s answer to Dhritarashtra’s question about the war. Sanjaya says indirectly that there is no doubt that the Pandavas will win the war. The Mahabharata says "sarva shaastramayii giitaa" meaning that the Gita is the essence of all the scriptures. Sage Vyasa said that the Gita alone should be sung, heard, and assimilated and there is no use of any other scripture when one has the Gita because it has originated from the lips of the Lord Himself. Gita Mahatyam or the Glory of Gita says that Gita contains the essence of all the four Vedas and yet its style is so simple that after a little study, anyone can easily follow the structure of the words. As a reader grows in maturity, the same words reveal more and more facets of meaning and thought process and hence the Gita remains eternally new. The Lord Himself says in the Varaha Purana that, “Where the Gita is read, forthwith comes help. Where the Gita is discussed, recited, taught, or heard, there, O Earth, beyond a doubt, do I Myself unfailingly reside.” The Bhagavad Gita has lessons for the young and old of any caste, creed, and religion and teaches the technique of perfect living. It is for all ages, and it is universal. Where the Bhagavad Gita book is kept and the study is conducted, there are all the sacred places, the sacred rivers, and all holiness are present. It is also said, where the Gita is read, their help comes quickly. It has become a source of inspiration to Mahatma Gandhi to lead the Independence movement and became a good friend during his imprisonment. “When doubts haunt me when disappointments stare me in the face, and I see not one ray of hope on the horizon, I turn to Bhagavad-Gita and find a verse to comfort me; and I immediately begin to smile in the midst of overwhelming sorrow. Those who meditate on the Gita will derive fresh joy and new meanings from it every day". Bhagavad Gita teaches us to detach ourselves from the fruits which enable one free from stress, frustration, tensions, worries, and confusion in life. It emphasizes to performance of one’s duty. “Karmanye vadhikaraste Ma Phaleshu Kadachana, Ma Karmaphalaheturbhurma Te Sangostvakarmani” (2:47) “You have the right to work only but never to its fruits. Let not the fruits of action be your motive, nor let your attachment be to inaction.” Gita teaches us to be detached from the fruits. Because life is not a smooth ride. It faces many hurdles, roadblocks, turmoils, and troubles. It is a mixture of thorns and roses, ups and downs. Nobody is spared from these varied lives. Hence Lord Krishna says again: mātrā-sparśhās tu kaunteya śhītoṣhṇa-sukha-duḥkha-dāḥ āgamāpāyino ’nityās tans-titikṣhasva bhārata (Gita 2:14) “O son of Kunti, the contact between the senses and the sense objects gives rise to fleeting perceptions of happiness and distress. These are non-permanent and come and go like the winter and summer seasons. O descendent of Bharat, one must learn to tolerate them without being disturbed.” Dr. Daniel Coleman, associate editor of Psychology Today and author of The Varieties of Meditative Experiences, after studying the meditational techniques of members of the Krsna consciousness movement, said, "I found the Hare Krsna devotees to be well-integrated, friendly, and productive human beings. In a culture like ours, in which inner, spiritual development is almost totally neglected in favor of materialistic pursuits, we might have something to learn from their meditational practices." Bhagavad Gita’s Influence The Bhagavad Gita, Mahabharata, Ramayana, Upanishad, and Puranas have influenced the greatest minds all across the globe for many centuries that include mathematicians, astronomers, physicists, Chemists, political leaders, scientists, artists, philosophers of diverse backgrounds.  Many Nobel laureates admired our scriptures as they provided spark and life to their research. Bhagavad Gita would equip the children, youth, and children to cope with the challenges they face in life, trials and tribulations they encounter on a daily basis, problems they meet in the modern world, frustrations they may be bumped into the competitive world of work, an adjustment they have to make in the family life, ancient wisdom they may use to differentiate between the dharmic and adharmic values, and stress they may face in their hectic, hurried and materialistic world.  Bhagavad Gita would teach the high morals that promote peace and harmony. The Bhagavad Gita encourages us to live life with purity, fearlessness, strength, discipline, balanced mind, honesty, kindness, and integrity in order to fulfill our responsibility in the modern world. The message of Gita is as relevant in the modern world as it was during Treta Yuga when Lord Krishna recited this message to highly devoted, capable and heroic Arjuna. WE NEED YOUR HELP 1) Sponsor one Bala Samskar Kendra for $1000.00 2) Sponsor one Pracharak: In order to expand our base and hire one Pracharak, it would cost approximately $3000.00 per year. We have five anonymous donors who sponsored Assistants. DONATIONS PayPal Method: To donate visit our website: savetemples.org. Click on the Donate button, then press the Purpose category, and select the Ghar Waapasi Donation category. By Zelle: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com By Check: Or you can send a check payable to GHHF, 14726 Harmony Lane, Frisco TX 75035. It is tax-deductible. RUPEES, if you would like to contribute to rupees, please either call or send an email. We will call you back to give you the required information For more information, call Prakasarao Velagapudi at 601-918-7111; Email: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com {{album_704}}
04 Dec 2022

GHHF - Press Release: Demolition of ILLEGAL Churches in Tirupati; TUDA orders the demolition of unauthorized Churches; Demolition Order Attached.

  It has come to our notice and has been observed that there are several illegally built Structures / Churches officially identified & notified by Tirupati Urban Development Authority and issued formal orders for demolition in Tirupati, the Holiest City & Spiritual Capital for all Hindus, and revered vet honorably.   Now, Let’s draw a parallel to this hot-button issue & ask ourselves: Will such illegal #Hindu Temples be allowed or encouraged in the Vatican, the permanent seat of the Pope & the center for Christianity?! or in Mecca, Saudi Arabia? You are aware that Non-Muslims cannot even set foot in Mecca!! Reflect on this. Think. Rethink.   Recognizing the severity of the illegal construction of these structures /Churches, TUDA issued an order to follow the law to demolish immediately, as All of these illegal structures are built without any permission whatsoever from either The District Collector, the Tirupati Urban Development Authority, or the Mandal Officer, whose authority is final.   GHHF has taken a serious note of the issue, and is legally taking up the issue, and brought it to the attention of The Commissioner of TUDA (Tirupati Urban Development Authority) and urged action, to act as per law and yet they have not complied even after 4 months have passed. Now GHHF is evaluating measures to take action against the Commissioner of TUDA for his sheer dereliction of duties.   This is a serious matter needing urgent action, hence GHHF initiated a call to an active awareness campaign to Educate the General Public about the Rampant construction of illegal Structures/Churches in India. These Churches are being funded and built defying the laws governing the Nation. We reiterate that It is the responsibility of every Indian citizen and every human being to respect and follow the law of the land, The Constitution of the country clearly specifies the rules and regulations pertaining to the of construction any such structures. Anyone who is in violation or anybody who goes against the law must be dealt with.   Educating the public about the law regarding illegal structures is the fundamental duty of every Indian Citizen.   This is Issued in the public interest as part of the GHHF Continued & Periodic Awareness Campaign.   All legitimate inquiries are encouraged to contact.   Email: ghhfmedia@gmail.com _________ _____________ _____________   Exhibit A: Request to review a copy of the TUDA order, dated & issued in the public interest.   [GHHF] “Demolish the unlawful construction and immediate stoppage of the unlawful operations” of Churches in Tirupati. TUDA Vice Chairman orders the Commissioner to take immediate action as requested by GHHF through an Attorney.   Global Hindu Heritage Foundation has been very sincerely trying to understand the laws pertaining to the construction of minority-related structures. We have come to realize that many churches did not receive the permits to build churches in the Tirupati area. In order to obtain accurate and proper information, through the Right to Information Act, we had written letters to the Collector, TUDA officials, Mandal Officers, and other authorities to provide information on the following:   1) How many churches were given permission to be built in Tirupati? 2) Requested the addresses of the Churches they had given permission to build. 3) How many people were attending the duly constructed Churches? 4) Whether they provided any financial assistance to these churches.   The Response:   TUDA and other authorities responded by saying that they have not given any permission to any churches to be built in Tirupati Metropolitan Area. They also indicated they do not have any addresses of duly constructed churches; they do not have any information about the number of people attending Churches and they provided no financial assistance to any of kind.   Attorney Sri Kaveti Sreenivasa Rao agreed to take up the case after he looked at different Acts, GOs, and information obtained from the Right to Information Act. Then we collected the addresses of 12 churches with their addresses and pictures to be included in the legal notice as examples. We now estimate that there may be as many as 100 or more churches operating in the Tirupati municipality area.   While the Attorney also sent the Legal Notice to all the relevant authorities indicating that “these churches are fully functional and are operating without any lawful permissions and licenses from the Municipal Authorities, Tirupati Urban Development Authority, Local police Authorities, Fire Department, Pollution Control Board, etc. In the event any congregation assembles without the permission or license of law it constitutes an “unlawful assembly” as per the Indian Penal Code.   Our Legal Notice “Request to demolish the unlawful constructions and immediate stoppage of the unlawful operation of churches in Tirupati without lawful permission and likely to endanger public safety, peace, tranquility and order reg.”   Here is What the Law says about Permission to construct the buildings   As per section 268 of Andhra Pradesh Panchayat Raj Act 1994 (Andhra Pradesh Act of 1994) and as per the amended G.O. Ms.No.376 dated 20.11.2012: the following Notification was issued which requires permission from the District Collector:   In rule 26 of the said rules, after the existing provision, the following shall be added namely ;-   “No site shall be used for the construction of a building intended for public worship or religious purposes without the prior approval of the Collector of the District who may refuse such approval if, in his opinion, the use of the site for the proposed construction of the building is likely to endanger public peace and order, after giving an opportunity to the applicant to show cause against such refusal” (C.R. BISWAL, PRINCIPAL SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT, AP)   TUDA Responds – Take necessary action   TUDA received the Legal Notice on 09-05-2022.   On 27-07-2022. The Vice-Chairman Sri S Hari Krishna sent an order asking The Commissioner to take appropriate action. As per law, they are required to demolish the illegal churches since they did not take permission from the relevant authorities such as the Collector, TUDA, and Superintendent of Police.   The Attorney indicated in the Legal Notice that if they fail to correct these errors, either jointly or severally, he will file a suitable writ in the competent constitutional court. In such cases, they will be fully responsible for all the expenses.   Let us hope they will take appropriate action as per law. There is a precedent and clear instance of illegal buildings that were demolished in Andhra Pradesh because they did not have proper permits to build them. We expect the same to prevail.   Also, the TUDA letter as the response is attached.   EXHIBIT 2 - TUDA 's Official Order to "Demolish Unlawful Construction".
03 Dec 2022

GHHF BALA SAMSKAR Kendra - students learned about Jagadish Chandra Bose, his life, achievements and contribution

(NOTE: As I'm traveling the postings may not be as thorough as they should be. Within a week regular postings will continue. Thanks) Global hindu Heritage Foundation is very happy to conduct Bala SAMSKAR Kendras in about 160 centers in Five States. Our mission is to provide ethical and practical education highlighting the richness of Sanatana Dharma. November  30th is the birthday of Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose who is one of the most prominent first Indian scientists who proved by experimentation that both animals and plants share much in common. He demonstrated that plants are also sensitive to heat, cold, light, noise and various other external stimuli. Bose contrived a very sophisticated instrument called the crescograph, which could record and observe plants minute responses to external stimulants. It was capable of magnifying the motion of plant tissues to about 10,000 times of their actual size and, in doing so, found many similarities between plants and other living organisms. Later Life and Death: Bose authored two illustrious books; ‘Response in the Living and Non-living’ (1902) and ‘The Nervous Mechanism of Plants’ (1926). He also extensively researched the behavior of radio waves. Mostly known as a plant physiologist, he was actually a physicist. Bose made improvements on another instrument called ‘the coherer’, for detecting the radio waves. He was knighted in 1917 and elected the Fellow of the Royal Society in 1920 for his amazing contributions and achievements. He died aged 78, on 23 November in 1937, in Giridih, India. WE NEED YOUR HELP Ghar Waapasi is going on unimpeded. We appreciate it if you can help in hiring more people who can go to these villages to do Ghar Waapasi. We have employed 20 Pracharaks working at the ground level. More people we hire, more villages can cover to welcome them back and also create Chaitanya (Awareness) among the students and villagers. 1) Sponsor one Bala Samskar Kendra for $1000.00 2) Sponsor one Pracharak: In order to expand our base and hire one Pracharak, it would cost approximately $3000.00 per year. We have five anonymous donors who sponsored Assistants. DONATIONS PayPal Method: To donate visit our website: savetemples.org. Click on the Donate button, then press the Purpose category, and select the Ghar Waapasi Donation category. By Zelle: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com By Check: Or you can send a check payable to GHHF, 14726 Harmony Lane, Frisco TX 75035. It is tax-deductible. RUPEES, if you would like to contribute to rupees, please either call or send an email. We will call you back to give you the required information For more information, call Prakasarao Velagapudi at 601-918-7111; Email: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com {{album_703}}
01 Dec 2022

[GHHF] Missionaries do not want CONVERTS To talk to Relatives and Friends; WHY? Why would Supreme Court Calls Forced Conversion “serious Issue,” and  Centre cognizes “menace of Forces Conversion”

Mahatma Gandhi "If I had power and could legislate, the first thing I would ban is conversions", On November 28, 2022, Justice M R Shah said: "We are not against voluntary conversion. Forced conversions should not be there,"  during the hearings. "This (forced conversion) is a very serious issue,"  Plea on forced conversion: Centre's affidavit accessed The Centre informed the top court that it will take appropriate steps to case forced conversions in the country. Acknowledging the examples of conversions highlighted by Ashwini Upadhyay, the Union Government affirmed that the right of freedom of religion does not include a fundamental right to convert other people to a particular religion. It also noted that states like Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh have legislation in place on forced conversion as law and order is a state subject. The Centre made it clear that such laws are needed to protect vulnerable sections of society. Referring to the SC verdict on the challenge to Madhya Pradesh and Odisha laws pertaining to conversion, the affidavit noted, "It is submitted therefore enactments in the nature of the Acts mentioned above, which seek to control and curb the menace of organised, sophisticated large-scale religious conversion has been upheld by this Hon'ble court. It is submitted that the Union of India is cognisant of the gravity and the seriousness of the issue raised in the present writ petition. It is submitted that such enactments are necessary for protecting cherished rights of vulnerable sections of society including women and economically and socially backward classes."     “Missionaries attempt to break up their families, consume and appropriate their culture and attempt to ridicule away their religion or worse, assimilate it into their own by transforming it into something they can more easily understand and tolerate.” (https://www.firstpost.com/india/a-former-christians-view-of-missionaries-in-india-of-lies-deceit-and-supremacist-worldview-10413251.html) Tactics Christians use to Convert Hindus Their tactics are infinite. They go to any extent to deceive people, lie, falsify, condemn, attack, threaten, ridicule, scorn and scare Hindus to convert to Christianity.  Sean Bradrick who is an ex-Christian, says,  “In their attempts to convert Hindus to their dogma, Christian missionaries in India will use: lies, scare tactics, threats of poverty and starvation, ridicule of Hinduism, demands, ultimatums, cultural and religious appropriation, promises of immediate riches and an eventual utopia after death, a denial of reason and a vilification of any other culture but their own. They will do almost anything to “expand the kingdom”. This is why I say that Christianity is not just a religion. It is also a sort of imperialistic political ideology with an agenda. The Center and Relatives should have the right to find out if the Converts are forced Missionaries are like parasites; they keep pestering the Hindus constantly. They target mostly illiterate people about their own religion. These illiterates cannot defend any statement the Christians make. They can lie to their teeth. They can attribute any falsehood to Hindu Gods and Goddesses and make Hindus believe since many Hindus do not know what is written in the scriptures.  Many illiterates cannot even refer to the scriptures even to question them about the truthful statements. Even the literate Hindus have no concept about the scriptures even to refer and correct them. The Christian missionaries take about two years of courses specially prepared courses on Hinduism by  the missionaries.      The Ministry of Home Affairs stated that “the right to freedom of religion does not include a fundamental right to convert people to a particular religion”, and that the “said right certainly does not include the right to convert an individual through fraud, deception, coercion, allurement or other such means”. Center should look into the list of various deceptive Techniques missionaries employ     It is not just enough to say that we will take appropriate steps to deal with forced conversion. The government should compile a list of concerns on the experiences of the ex-Christians and research scholars’ investigation as to how the missionaries convert them, shield them, prevent them from interacting with their friends and family members, make them hate their Hindu roots, force them to break Hindu Gods, convince them to step on the and smear the faces, encourage them to viciously attack Hind Images, and so on. Why Christianity in India is different from the rest of the world? For Christians, conversion is a business. Let us prepare a list of deceptive, fraudulent and  fake practices Christians developed in India which are not found anywhere in the world. Let us look at the outrageous tactics the Christians adopted to woo the innocent Hindus 1.    The huge sums of money collected by Christian missionaries from their congregations at world level are used to create opportunities to pull financially disadvantaged Hindus into conversion - by offering education, jobs, medical treatment and other favors in exchange. 2.    Start Medical Colleges and get a percent of quota to admit the students at their discretion. People who are admitted based on the quota when they get converted to Christianity. 3.    Build first class Medical Hospitals and convert Hindus who are financially weak. They charge twice the amount for Hindus for similar treatment. They reduce the amount if they get converted.  4.    The naïve Hindus are duped with "miracle boxes" in churches, where the villagers' mail their requests for small favors and a few weeks later "miraculously fulfilled." 5.    Many Christian nurses in the hospitals entice the patients by saying that their disease will be cured if they get converted and pray for Jesus. 6.    To demonstrate the "superiority" of Jesus over the Hindu "false gods." They prepare stone Vigrahas for Hindu Gods and wooden Vigrahas for Jesus.  Missionaries challenge the villagers to see which one of the two "gods" will be able to float in water. Wooden Vigraha floats and stone Vigrahas sink in the water. 7.    Every Sunday they attract gullible Hindus by serving Meat Biryani and offering an unlimited amount of alcohol for them to drink with a mission to convince them to believe in Jesus. 8.    In Tirupati at S V Arts College, Evangelist literature was distributed to students in the college campus most likely with the support of a Christian Principle.  The students of the hostel are specially targeted for this soul harvest. Evangelical books and other literature arrived in a postal package and were addressed to each student by his name, and they were delivered to his room in the hostel. The students say that such a distribution of books has happened many times over. 9.    The Roman Catholic Church came out with a most outrageous ‘New Community Bible' christened as the "Indian Bible," which included sacred verses from the Itihasas, Gita, Vedas, and Upanishads. 10.    This Hybrid Bible depicted Virgin Mary barefoot, wearing a sari, sporting a Bindi on her forehead, and holding a baby Ganesh. 11.    Some Churches also sculpture the statues of Jesus in ‘meditating' posture, Jesus sitting cross-legged on a lotus with ‘Abaya Hastha Mudra,' Jesus emerging after a purification bath in the Ganges and they even claim that yoga and meditation are not connected to Hinduism and that they are universal, common to all religions. 12.    The Ashtottara Namas and Sahasra Namas (108 and 1008 names) have also been prepared for performing ‘Archana' on Jesus, and ‘Aarti' is also being performed. 13.    A letter dated November 22, 1994, from the Pontifical Council for Social Communications explains the custom and its role in Indian society: "Indian Catholics . . . use ‘Aarti' when a child returns home after receiving First Holy Communion and when their respective families receive a newly married couple. Nowadays, ‘Aarti' is often performed to greet the principal celebrant at an important liturgical event.   On such occasions, ‘Aarti' is usually offered by a Catholic married lady and certainly not by a ‘priestess of Shiva' as has been alleged." 14.    They are building churches just like traditional Hindu Temples and installing CROSS on the top instead of kalashas. The Hindu style of architecture, construction, layout, and interior designs are being followed. 15.    They have installed Jesus in a Charioteer giving blessings like Lord Krishna in a Chariot giving Upadesham to Arjun. 16.    Several Churches have started installing "Dwajasthambam" in the front yard, like Hindu Temples. 17.    Many of the Christian Ministers are wearing saffron clothes like Hindu Gurus lecturing On Vedas, Upanishads and other scriptures by saying the these came from the Bible. 18.    Like ‘Giri valam' (Circumambulation of Hill Temples) practiced at Tiruvannamalai every Purnima (Full Moon Day), Churches at many places are erecting a huge Cross and a Prayer House on various hillocks and started circumambulation. An example is a Church on the hillock at Acharapakkam where they practice Pradakshina. 19.    Many Christian festivals are celebrated like the festivals of the local Hindu people. Diwali, Onam, Ayudha Puja, and Pongal are celebrated to make Hindus identify with Christianity. 20.    Many Christians are trying to "Christianize" traditional classical dances such as Bharata Natyam and Kuchipudi dances depicting the story of Jesus to make it more palatable to Indian Christian audiences and to attract innocent Hindus. 21.    In Vijayawada, Mary Matha Idol was installed on a huge hill. Some of the devotees would stay here for the three days and sleep on the premises of the church as a ritual. Devotees also offer hair to the Mother at the tonsuring center and offered coconuts, flowers, and garlands. They offer Arthi to Mother Mary similar to Hindu worship.  The priests (Pastors) performed ‘samisti Divya Bali pooja.'  The devotees performed ‘divyastha Prasada Aradhana' and ‘swastata prarthanas.' 22.    They have adopted Carnatic music singing the songs on Jesus, Mary, and Christianity. They attracted or lured some of the Carnatic Musicians to sing only to attract Hindus who like Carnatic music. 23.    They are even distributing "prohibited medicines and drugs" and prompting conversions while users were under the influence. Concerned about the menace of conversion, the breakup families, moral decay in the community, rampant deceptive practices of the Missionaries, Mahatma Gandhi stated in 1935 that "If I had power and could legislate, the first thing I would ban is conversions." He further stated that "When the missionary of another religion goes to them, he goes like a vendor of goods. He has no particular spiritual merit that will distinguish him from those to whom he goes. He does, however, possess material goods which he promises to those who will come to his fold. (Harijan: April 3, 1937) It is time to make every effort to stop these deceitful tactics and protect Hindus from being converted to Christianity. Every Hindu should get involved to ensure all the incentives given to Christian educational institutions and Hospitals are removed. A government should require all the Churches and Christian organizations submit the audit reports on time to ensure that the money is not used for conversion. A government should investigate all the Medical and other colleges to find why so many Hindu students are getting converted to Christianity and kind of pressure imposed on the students.  All the tactics they are using to woo Hindus must be exposed and take appropriate action to stop allurements and incentives. As suggested by Gandhiji, strict legislation must be passed to ban conversion, missionary activities and deceptive practices to ensure the survival of Hindu dharma. WE NEED YOUR HELP Ghar Waapasi is going on unimpeded. We appreciate it if you can help in hiring more people who can go to these villages to do Ghar Waapasi. We have employed 20 Pracharaks working at the ground level. More people we hire, more villages can cover to welcome them back and also create Chaitanya (Awareness) among the students and villagers. 1) Sponsor one Bala Samskar Kendra for $1000.00  2) Sponsor one Pracharak: In order to expand our base and hire one Pracharak, it would cost approximately $3000.00 per year. We have five anonymous donors who sponsored Assistants. DONATIONS PayPal Method: To donate visit our website: savetemples.org. Click on the Donate button, then press the Purpose category, and select the Ghar Waapasi Donation category. By Zelle: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com By Check: Or you can send a check payable to GHHF, 14726 Harmony Lane, Frisco TX 75035. It is tax-deductible. RUPEES, if you would like to contribute to rupees, please either call or send an email. We will call you back to give you the required information For more information, call Prakasarao Velagapudi at 601-918-7111; Email: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com {{album_702}}
29 Nov 2022

[GHHF] Bala Samskar Kendras – Students learned about Sant Jnaneshwar, his life, his philosophy, miracles, and writings.

Mark Twain (1835-1910) "There is only one India! It is the only country that has a monopoly of grand and imposing specialties. When another country has a remarkable thing, it cannot have it all to itself—some other country has a duplicate. But India—that is different. Its marvels are its own; the patents cannot be infringed; imitations are not possible. And think of the size of them, the majesty of them, the weird and outlandish character of most of them!" Global Hindu Heritage is very happy to inform that we started about 150 Bala Samskar Kendras in five States in India – Assam, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu - to teach about the richness of Hinduism, Hindu festivals, Hindu ethos, Hindu History, and culture and traditions. Sri Rajesh is a very active member in the community championing the Hindu Values not only to the children but also actively involved in making the Hindus proud of their culture. Our Children are taught about the richness of our culture by teaching about various scriptures and the timeless wisdom found in them.  Our students will learn how Hindus conceive the abstract concept of God, their features, physical features and the divine qualities. We talk about the characteristics of Lord Rama, the attributes and his behavior and the qualities that we can emulate. Many of our Gods are incarnated at different times and we try to explain about different Avataras and the purpose of incarnating at a particular time. Who is Jnaneswhar ?  Jnaneshwar was born in the small town of Apegaon near Paithan, on the banks of the river Godavari, in Maharashtra, India on the 15th August 1275 at 12am. He took Sanjeevan Samadhi on the 25th November 1296 at 2.30pm. Though he lived for only 21 years he had an impact on millions and millions of people. He wrote many masterpieces that even now people have great difficulty in understanding. At the age of 16 he wrote the Jnaneshwari, a commentary of the Bhagavad Gita, in Marathi. This was very special and important because up until this time all spiritual texts were written in Sanskrit and therefore only the Brahmin caste could read them. He brought this knowledge to the common person. A year later he wrote the Amritanubhav, which explains his own experience of self realization and is a very difficult text to understand. He also wrote Changadeva Paasasthi which is a letter to the famous yogi Changadeva speaking on the absolute truth, individual jiva and nature of the world. He wrote many songs known as abhangs such as the hariphata. Abhangs are devotional songs in Marathi meaning “that which contains the indestructible essence.” When Jnaneshwar was about ten years old his parents died and they had to look after themselves. They travelled to Nasik to get certificates that they were Brahmin so they could take up work and learn in this area. Outside Nasik, in the holy town of Trimbakeshwar, Nivritti found his guru, Gahininath, a follower of the Nath tradition. His guru was Gorakshanath, whose guru was Matsyendranath and whose guru was Adinath/Shankara/Shiva. Nivritti, who became Nivrittinath, became the guru of Jnaneshwar. Jnaneshwar, though he came from the Nath tradition, he taught the Bhagvad Gita and the focus was on bhakti yoga. He supported his teachings with jnana and karma yoga in everyday life. His teachings transformed the society. His whole life was dedicated to the upliftment of society and he had complete devotion to God/Higher energy. He re-established the Varkari movement which is a path combining vedic doctrines with jnana and bhakti. The Varkari movement is very strong in Maharashtra and is the framework for life in all its aspects. Its main practice is about remembering Hari/God at all times and living a simple, generous and virtuous life, helping others and looking after society, living a yogic life. His teachings invoked great devotion in common people. In the tradition there are particular days where people walk huge distances with bare feet, chanting the name of God without thinking of food or money. Followers walk hundreds of kilometres to the holy place of Pandhapur, to worship Lord Vitthal, a form of Hari. He strongly advocated jnana yukta bhakti, devotion guided by knowledge, and believed that one cannot be liberated unless one attains the true and divine knowledge of Brahman. Miracles Many miracles came to be associated with Dnyaneshwar's life,[53] one of which was the revival of his disciple Sachchidanand's corpse.  During Dnyaneshwar's visit to Paithan, to obtain a certificate of purification, he was confronted with a man who violently lashed at an old buffalo. When Dnyaneshwar expressed concern for the animal he was ridiculed by Brahmins for being more concerned about a beast than the teachings of the Vedas. Dnyaneshwar retorted that the Vedas themselves held all life to be sacred and a manifestation of the brahman.[b] The outraged priests pointed out that his logic implied that beasts should be able to learn the Vedas as well. An undeterred Dnyaneshwar then placed his hand on the buffalo's forehead and it started reciting a Vedic song.  According to Fred Dallmayr, the story signifies that "divine is not a property of the learned elite; rather, it is a spread out gift, a largesse, over all creation". Dnyaneshwar was challenged by Changdev, an accomplished yogi who rode on a tiger with his magical powers, to replicate this feat. Dnyaneshwar humbled Changdev by riding on a moving wall. Dnyaneshwar's advice to Changdev was given in 65 verses called the Changdev Pasasthi.  Changdev became a disciple of Dnyaneshwar's sister Muktabai. His Philosophy "The absolute does not prove or disprove itself with the help of any norms or methods of knowledge... The lamp light up at midday neither dispels darkness not spreads light." "It is the pure knowledge itself that is not enlightened by any other knowledge or darkened by ignorance. But can the pure consciousness be conscious of itself? Can the eye–ball perceive itself? Can the sky enter into itself? Can the fire burn itself... Therefore, that which is pure consciousness itself, without the quality of being conscious is not conscious of itself. Dnyaneshwar's moral philosophy comes out in his exposition of the 13th of Bhagavad Gita, in his commentary on the book Dnyaneshwari.  He considers humility; non–injury in action, thought and words; forbearance in the face of adversity; dispassion towards sensory pleasures; purity of heart and mind; love of solitude and devotion towards one's Guru and God as virtues; and their corresponding moral opposites as vices. The doctrine of Karma Yoga in the Bhagavad Gita is resurrected in Dnyaneshwari and its utility as a means of achieving actionlessness through action and in establishing a harmony between the two is examined. In the fourth chapter, the ideal karma yogi's actions are compared to the apparent movement of the Sun, which while appearing to rise and set is actually stationary;[f] similarly, a karma yogi, though appears to act, doesn't really act. Performance of one's duties, acting without egoism, renunciation of the fruits of one's actions and offering one's actions to God are four ways which, according to Dnyaneshwar, result in actionlessness and Self–realization. Dnyaneshwar's metaphysical conclusion that the world is a manifestation of the divine, and not an illusion, also creates an ethical framework which rejects renunciation and recommends performing one's duties and actions in the spirit of worship.  WE NEED YOUR HELP Ghar Waapasi is going on unimpeded. We appreciate it if you can help in hiring more people who can go to these villages to do Ghar Waapasi. We have employed 20 Pracharaks working at the ground level. More people we hire, more villages can cover to welcome them back and also create Chaitanya (Awareness) among the students and villagers. 1) Sponsor one Bala Samskar Kendra for $1000.00 2) Sponsor one Pracharak: In order to expand our base and hire one Pracharak, it would cost approximately $3000.00 per year. We have five anonymous donors who sponsored Assistants. DONATIONS PayPal Method: To donate visit our website: savetemples.org. Click on the Donate button, then press the Purpose category, and select the Ghar Waapasi Donation category. By Zelle: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com By Check: Or you can send a check payable to GHHF, 14726 Harmony Lane, Frisco TX 75035. It is tax-deductible. RUPEES, if you would like to contribute to rupees, please either call or send an email. We will call you back to give you the required information For more information, call Prakasarao Velagapudi at 601-918-7111; Email: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com {{album_701}}
28 Nov 2022

[GHHF] Bala Samskar Kendras in Assam - Students celebrated Lachit Barfukhan’s 400th Anniversary; Modiji praised his extraordinary military intelligence.

Mark Twain (1835-1910) “There is only one India ! It is the only country that has a monopoly of grand and imposing specialties. When another country has a remarkable thing, it cannot have it all to itself --- some other country has a duplicate. But India – That is different. ITS MARVELS ARE ITS OWN; THE PATENTS CANNOT BE INFRINGED; IMMITATIONS ARE NOT POSSIBLE. And think of the size of them, the majesty of them, and the weird and outlandish character of most of them!” Global Hindu Heritage is very happy to inform that we started about 150 Bala Samskar Kendras in five States in India – Assam, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu - to teach about the richness of Hinduism, Hindu festivals, Hindu ethos, Hindu History, and culture and traditions. Sri Rajesh is a very active member in the community championing the Hindu Values not only to the children but also actively involved in making the Hindus proud of their culture. Our Children are taught about the richness of our culture by teaching about various scriptures and the timeless wisdom found in them.  Our students will learn how Hindus conceive the abstract concept of God, their features, physical features and the divine qualities. We talk about the characteristics of Lord Rama, the attributes and his behavior and the qualities that we can emulate. Many of our Gods are incarnated at different times and we try to explain about different Avataras and the purpose of incarnating at a particular time. Who is Lachit Barfukhan? On November 24, each year, Lachit Diwas is celebrated state-wide in Assam to commemorate the heroism of Lachit Borphukan and the victory of the Assamese army at the Battle of Saraighat. "The new India is moving forward with the mantra of 'Nation First'. When a nation knows about its heritage, it can create a path for its future. Veer Lachit Barphukan's life gives us inspiration and direction, to always give priority to our great nation's welfare," he said. In his address at the 400th birth anniversary celebrations of Lachit Borphukan, the Prime Minister said, "I pay my respects to the land of Assam who gave us brave hearts like Lachit Borphukan. We received the opportunity to celebrate the 400th birth anniversary celebrations of Lachit Borphukan at a time when the country is celebrating the Amrit Kaal of its independence. This historic occasion is a proud chapter in the history of Assam." Lachit Barphukan was a general of the 'Ahom Empire'. He is known for his leadership in the Battle of Saraighat in 1671. In this battle, the attempt of the Mughal forces led by Ramsingh I to capture Kamrup was thwarted. Aurangzeb's dream of ruling the whole of India was incomplete Aurangzeb wanted his empire to be over the whole of India but he could not reach the north eastern part of India. For the expansion of Aurangzeb's empire, a huge army was sent to attack Assam. Aurangzeb had sent a Rajput king for this attack. At that time the name of Assam was Ahom. Raja Ram Singh had left with a huge army to win Ahom. The name of the commander of Ahom Raj was Lachit Barphukan. At that time almost everyone was aware of this name. Earlier also many times people had attacked Ahom, which was thwarted by this same commander. When Lachit got the news of the arrival of the Mughal army, he had made his entire army stand near the Brahmaputra River. This was the plan of Lachit Barfukan Some historians write in their books that Lachit Borphukan (Barphukan- Borpukan, there is still a little mystery about the name) knew his area very well. He considered the Brahmaputra River as his mother. In fact, to attack the Ahoms, everyone had to come through this river and one side (the side where Lachit's army was) was on the higher side and by the time the enemy's army crossed the river, half of its soldiers would have been killed. would have passed This was the reason why no one was able to capture the Ahoms. Fierce Battle of Saraighat This battle is known as Saraighat. Lachit Borphukan's army had very few and limited resources. An army of lakhs of people was coming from the front, but the morale of Lachit Borphukan's army was on the seventh sky. As soon as the army came, it is said that a soldier of Lachit had killed several hundred soldiers of Aurangzeb. When the people in front saw the morale of the soldiers of Lachit Borphukan, there was a stampede in all. After this war, no one even dreamed of attacking North-East India ever again. Especially Aurangzeb had realized the power of Lachit Borphukan. There was a heavy defeat of the Mughal army. Nevertheless, while returning from there, Ram Singh praised Lachit Barphukan. Lachit won the war but could not overcome his illness. Finally, he died in 1672. (Date of Birth: November 24, 1622). The writers of Indian history may have neglected this hero, but in the history and folklore of Assam, this character is as immortal as the Maratha hero Shivaji. Because of the bravery of Lachit Barphukan, the Mughals could not capture Northeast India. WE NEED YOUR HELP Ghar Waapasi is going on unimpeded. We appreciate it if you can help in hiring more people who can go to these villages to do Ghar Waapasi. We have employed 20 Pracharaks working at the ground level. More people we hire, more villages can cover to welcome them back and also create Chaitanya (Awareness) among the students and villagers. 1) Sponsor one Bala Samskar Kendra for $1000.00 2) Sponsor one Pracharak: In order to expand our base and hire one Pracharak, it would cost approximately $3000.00 per year. We have five anonymous donors who sponsored Assistants. DONATIONS PayPal Method: To donate visit our website: savetemples.org. Click on the Donate button, then press the Purpose category, and select the Ghar Waapasi Donation category. By Zelle: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com By Check: Or you can send a check payable to GHHF, 14726 Harmony Lane, Frisco TX 75035. It is tax-deductible. RUPEES, if you would like to contribute to rupees, please either call or send an email. We will call you back to give you the required information For more information, call Prakasarao Velagapudi at 601-918-7111; Email: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com {{album_700}}
27 Nov 2022

[GHHF] Bala Samskar Kendras – Participated in and learned about Nagara Sankeerthana and performed Shiva Abhishekam in Karthik Masa

Wilhelm von Humboldt (1767- 1835), after reading Bhagavad Gita, he wrote to his friend:  “I read the Indian poem for the first time when I was in my country estate in Silesia and, while doing so, I felt a sense of overwhelming gratitude to God for having let me live to be acquainted with this work. It must be the most profound and sublime thing to be found in the world. “ Global Hindu Heritage is very happy to inform that we started about 150 Bala Samskar Kendras in five States in India – Assam, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu - to teach about the richness of Hinduism, Hindu festivals, Hindu ethos, Hindu History, and culture and traditions. Sri Rajesh is a very active member in the community championing the Hindu Values not only to the children but also actively involved in making the Hindus proud of their culture. Our Children are taught about the richness of our culture by teaching about various scriptures and the timeless wisdom found in them.  Our students will learn how Hindus conceive the abstract concept of God, their features, physical features and the divine qualities. We talk about the characteristics of Lord Rama, the attributes and his behavior and the qualities that we can emulate. Many of our Gods are incarnated at different times and we try to explain about different Avataras and the purpose of incarnating at a particular time. Nagara Sankeerthana     Nagar sankirtan, is a tradition in the Indian religions involving the processional singing of holy hymns by a group in a residential area. Chaitanya Mahaprabhu is credited with introduction of custom of Nagar kirtan, which included singing not only lyrical verses dedicated to Krishna but also chanting and singing them repetitively on the streets of city in form of a procession. Nagara Sankeerthana means organizing group chanting of religious songs selected a number songs on different Gods and Goddesses such as Lord Vishnu, Lord Shiva, Devi, Ganesh, Dattatrteya, Rama and other gods going around the streets either in the city, village or in the Ashram itself. Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji of Avadhuta Datta Peetham conducts Nagara Sankeerthanas during new year in different cities – Mysore, Hyderabad and other cities. In 2013, following Nagara Sankeerthan in Hyderabd he said, “ Today we completed Nagara Sankeerthana for a second consecutive year victoriously, gloriously, happily, with devotion and focus! Who in the world doesn’t want the blessings of God and Guru? Nobody. If such people exist, they would be the most ignorant beings that ever existed. Everybody needs Guru’s blessings. I pray that His blessings last forever. We now reached the last part of Nagara Sankeeerthana programme. We started at one point, tried to cover as much distance as we can. Of course, we would like to cover up entire city of Hyderabad but that would take us three days or so! We covered about 8 kilometer radius, praying that we get rid of the kinds of hardships and get the 8 sidhis. With Gods grace, may the worlds be prosperous, happy, peaceful and courageous. With this wish, we sang His name on the streets, reached the starting point. After this, we are supposed to sit down for a while here and pray to God. This set of events have been an ancient tradition. We just followed all the steps in this tradition. We also witnessed prayers to Lord Rama. Let’s now sing one song on Lord Rama. Our Guru Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji has written and composed thousands of bhajans because in this Kali Yuga, singing God’s praise is the most effective spiritual practice. This was also true for other Yugas as well. Today as we were singing in the streets, it felt like we were transported to Krita Yuga. Only by following dharma and ethics can we reach such a happy state. Following that ancient dharma, we performed Nagara Sankeerthana today. Let’s sing one of the thousands of Bhajans given to us by our Guru and then we will talk more about the importance of Nagara Sankeerthana. Everyone should sing with me. Bhajan removes fear and re-birth. It removes our sins and sorrows from our past lives as well. When we hear the sounds of songs, “it reverberates to a long distance. In the old world, they used to say that the sound of the bell on the hills of Tirupati used to be heard across the kingdom. The power of sound is such. This is a direct answer to those who wonder what good we are doing to the world by singing in the streets of Hyderabad. The waves of our sound reach far corners of the world and bring peace and happiness to the world. How much service can we do to the world? We have our human limitations. We can’t serve the world physically beyond those limitations. Only by singing God’s name with devotion, we can serve all the people in the world. This tradition has been followed by Lord Hanuman and other great men like Tumbura, Narada, Tyagaraja, MuthuSwami Deekshitulu, Shyama Shastry, Ramanujacharya, Madhvacharya and the like. Today, our Sadguru, the living incarnation of Datta Himself is promoting this tradition. This year’s Nagara Sankeerthana is the second. We did the first in the year of Nandana. We should do this every year. I pray God to make it possible.”  Sri Satya Sai Baba  is communicating to the whole world lessons in spiritual practices. One of the important items of these spiritual activities is Nagara Sankeerthana. Members should wake up in the Brahma muhurta (before sunrise), mentally intone the name of God, and also do it loudly so that others will hear it. All are to be woken up with God's name. All daily chores and disciplines should be carried out in God's name. Each member should encourage other members also to follow this ritual so that collectively all will dedicate their lives and work to God. This comprehensive programme of service is Nagara Sankeerthana. This sacred programme should be carried out in every hamlet, village, town and city. At dawn no other sound but the name of God should be heard. This will yield immense benefit. It purifies the mind as well as the environment. On waking, if one loudly intones the divine names of Rama, Krishna, Govinda, Damodara, Sankara, Durga and Lakshmi, one's heart gets cleared of impurity. Sathya (truth), Dharma (duty), Santhi (peace) and Prema (love) get firmly implanted there. Moreover, waking up in the Brahma Muhoortham is itself a wholesome habit. It is good for health; mind gets alert; heart is filled with happiness; all the organs are purified. Sri Sai Bhagavan has given instructions that all devotees should assemble at one place, conduct intonation of Pranavam (i.e. Om), and recite Suprabhatham. Afterwards they should go about on the streets of the town from 5 to 7 A.M. singing soulful devotional music with appropriate bhaav (content), raag (tune) and thala (rhythm in sounds which is reflected by cymbals, Mrithangam, tamboora etc). Performed Shiva Abhishekam Karthik Masa is considered the most auspicious month of all twelve months. This is the only month where both Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu are given equal importance and worshipped with fervor and zeal. During the entire month, Lord Shiva is worshipped with great reverence and prayers are offered. Offering Prayers to Lord Shiva, performing RUDRABHISHEKHA , BILVAPOOJA and reciting the VISHNU SAHASRANAMA during this Holy Month will bring great benefits and will absolve us from all our sins. Rudrabhishekam is performed to pacify and propitiate the nine planets, in order to increase their positive influence and neutralize the negative influence, and also to give you enlightenment. Sri Rudram is the basis of Yajurveda, with the sacred Siva Panchakshari Mantra enshrined in it. Lord Shiva is worshipped in Rudra form. It is one of the greatest one to remove all evil and sins, to attain all desires and all-round prosperity. The Maha Rudra Abhishekam is particularly performed for the sake of washing away one's sins and afflictions, for bringing peace, prosperity and happiness along with family togetherness.     All our Bala Samskar Kendra students performed Rudrabhishekam while chanting panchakshari Mantram. WE NEED YOUR HELP Ghar Waapasi is going on unimpeded. We appreciate it if you can help in hiring more people who can go to these villages to do Ghar Waapasi. We have employed 20 Pracharaks working at the ground level. More people we hire, more villages can cover to welcome them back and also create Chaitanya (Awareness) among the students and villagers. 1) Sponsor one Bala Samskar Kendra for $1000.00 2) Sponsor one Pracharak: In order to expand our base and hire one Pracharak, it would cost approximately $3000.00 per year. We have five anonymous donors who sponsored Assistants. DONATIONS PayPal Method: To donate visit our website: savetemples.org. Click on the Donate button, then press the Purpose category, and select the Ghar Wapasi Donation category. By Zelle: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com By Check: Or you can send a check payable to GHHF, 14726 Harmony Lane, Frisco TX 75035. It is tax-deductible. RUPEES, if you would like to contribute to rupees, please either call or send an email. We will call you back to give you the required information For more information, call Prakasarao Velagapudi at 601-918-7111; Email: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com {{album_699}}
26 Nov 2022

[GHHF] Bala Samskar Kendras – Students learned about Sri Satya Saibaba, his life, miracles, service to the community, and his teachings to better the humanity

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) “ For a self-conceited modish life, made up of trifles, clinging to a corporeal civilization, hating ideas, there is no remedy like the Oriental largeness. That astonishes and disconcerts English decorum. For once, there is thunder it never heard, light it never saw, and power which trifles with time and space. I am not surprised to find an Englishman like Warren Hastings, who had been struck with the grand style of thinking in the Indian writings, depreciating the prejudices of his countrymen while offering them a translation of the Bhagavat Gita.” Global Hindu Heritage is very happy to inform that we started about 150 Bala Samskar Kendras in five States in India – Assam, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu - to teach about the richness of Hinduism, Hindu festivals, Hindu ethos, Hindu History, and culture and traditions. Sri Rajesh is a very active member in the community championing the Hindu Values not only to the children but also actively involved in making the Hindus proud of their culture. Our Children are taught about the richness of our culture by teaching about various scriptures and the timeless wisdom found in them.  Our students will learn how Hindus conceive the abstract concept of God, their features, physical features and the divine qualities. We talk about the characteristics of Lord Rama, the attributes and his behavior and the qualities that we can emulate. Many of our Gods are incarnated at different times and we try to explain about different Avataras and the purpose of incarnating at a particular time. Who is Sri Satya Saibaba? Sathya Sai Baba born Ratnakaram Sathyanarayana Raju; 23 November 1926 – 24 April 2011. At the age of fourteen he claimed that he was the reincarnation of Shirdi Sai Baba,[4][5] and left his home to serve his devotees. Sai Baba's believers credited him with miracles such as materializations of vibhuti (holy ash) and other small objects such as rings, necklaces and watches, along with reports of miraculous healings, resurrections, clairvoyance, bilocation and was allegedly omnipotent and omniscient.[8] Multiple studies have concluded that his acts were based on sleight of hand or had other explanations that were not supernatural, although his devotees believe them to be signs of his divinity. The Sathya Sai Organisation, founded by Sathya Sai Baba "to enable its members to undertake service activities as a means to spiritual advancement", has over 1,200 Sathya Sai Centres (branches) in 126 countries. Through this organization, Sathya Sai Baba established a network of free super speciality hospitals and general hospitals, clinics, drinking water projects, a university, auditoriums, ashrams and schools. In 1963, it was asserted that Sai Baba suffered a stroke and four severe heart attacks, which left him paralyzed on one side. These events culminated in an event where he apparently healed himself in front of the thousands of people gathered in Prashanthi Nilayam who were then praying for his recovery. On recovering, Sai Baba announced that he would one day next be reborn as an incarnation named Prema Sai Baba in the neighboring state of Karnataka. ROLE OF WOMAN What role can women play in the present times? Bhagawan lovingly reminds us as we observe the Ladies' Day. Every woman must be given education in a well-planned manner. She must be able to understand the problems of the country. She must render such service and help as she can, within the limits of her resources and capacity, to the country, community, and family. No nation can be built except on the culture of its women. The coming generation is shaped by the mothers of today; this generation is so full of adharma (unrighteousness) and injustice because their mothers were not vigilant and intelligent enough. Miracles In various books, magazines, filmed interviews, and articles, Sathya Sai Baba's followers have reported the occurrence of miracles and healings of various kinds attributed to him.[39] Sathya Sai Baba's devotees believe that he relieved his devotees by transferring their pain to himself. Daily, he was allegedly observed to manifest vibuthi (holy ash), and sometimes food and small objects such as rings, necklaces and watches. In devotees' houses all around the world, there are claims from observers, journalists and devotees that vibuthi, kumkum, turmeric powder, holy water, Shiva lingams, statues of deities (brass and gold), Sugar Candy, fruits, herbs, amrita (a fragrant, nectar-like honey), gems, colored string, writings in ash and various other substances spontaneously manifest and materialize on the walls, furniture, pictures and altars of Sathya Sai Baba. Teachings Sathya Sai Baba taught the unity of all world religions adding that people who follow him do not need to give up their original religion. He also placed emphasis on respecting parents, especially the mother. He consistently advocated the five basic human values: satya (truth), dharma (right conduct, living in accord with natural law), ahimsa (non-violence), Prema (love for God and all his creatures)[11] and Shantih (peace). Additional teachings espoused by Satya Sai Baba include: •    Service and charity (seva) to others. •    Love for all creatures and objects. •    Putting a ceiling (limit) on one's desires is sadhana (Spiritual discipline). •    Everything that has been created is maya (illusion), only God is real. •    Every creature and object is God in form, though most do not experience this as their reality. •    Vegetarianism, moderate and sattvik diet. •    Abstinence from drinking alcohol, smoking cigarettes, and taking drugs. •    Detachment from the material world. Importance of bhakti (devotion) to God. •    Developing virtues (prashanti) and eschewing vices of character. •    Japa and other sadhana (spiritual exercise) to foster devotion. •    Reverence for parents, teachers and elders. •    Sense control WE NEED YOUR HELP Ghar Waapasi is going on unimpeded. We appreciate it if you can help in hiring more people who can go to these villages to do Ghar Waapasi. We have employed 20 Pracharaks working at the ground level. More people we hire, more villages can cover to welcome them back and also create Chaitanya (Awareness) among the students and villagers. 1) Sponsor one Bala Samskar Kendra for $1000.00 2) Sponsor one Pracharak: In order to expand our base and hire one Pracharak, it would cost approximately $3000.00 per year. We have five anonymous donors who sponsored Assistants. DONATIONS PayPal Method: To donate visit our website: savetemples.org. Click on the Donate button, then press the Purpose category, and select the Ghar Wapasi Donation category. By Zelle: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com By Check: Or you can send a check payable to GHHF, 14726 Harmony Lane, Frisco TX 75035. It is tax-deductible. RUPEES, if you would like to contribute to rupees, please either call or send an email. We will call you back to give you the required information For more information, call Prakasarao Velagapudi at 601-918-7111; Email: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com {{album_698}}
25 Nov 2022

GHHF More Priest Families were provided with TWO weeks supply of DRY Items to Archakas / PRIESTS around Tirupati area, Newspaper and TV Coverage

Global Hindu Heritage Foundation has distributed 18 Dry food items to the Priests in three Mandalams near Tirupati area: Chandragiri Mandalam Ramachandra Puram Mandalam Veduru Kuppam Mandalam As we mentioned earlier, many Archakas in VILLAGES are experiencing hardships and struggling to feed their families. GHHF  has completed distributing the Dry Items in the village around Vijayawada and Tirupati. We are planning to distribute to about 25 Priest families on June 27 around GUNTUR area. Because of the fear of Coronavirus, we will pause distributing for a week and find aa appropriate time to distribute them in Chittoor and Visakhapatnam, Each bag/kit will have the following items: Rice, Wheat flour, Cooking Oil, Urad Dal, Moong Dal, Brown Sugar, Tea Powder, Meal Packet, Chilli powder, Soaps, Tamarind, Turmeric, Sugar, Coconut oil, Upma Ravva, Mustard Seeds, and other items. Our Savetemples Office personnel K. Reddappa and K Subbanna coordinated the event around Tirupati area. They brought the items, and packed them into a big bag and distributed the to the Priests Since the Lockdown due to the fear of spreading Coronavirus, all the Hindu Temples are closed. Now, many Pujaris / Hindu Temple priests are having a hard time meeting their basic needs. Many of them do not have any salaries either from the government or the private Temples. Most of them do not have enough savings to pay their rent and electricity. Furthermore, many private temples do not have enough income to pay their salaries. Consequently, many Pujaris do not have enough resources to meet their daily expenses to provide meals for their families. Recently, newspapers wrote about some priests begging on the streets as they could not provide meals for the family. That news pained so many people and some organizations are helping them financially. They are facing a grim and grave predicament.   MEDIA COVERAGE:  Andhra Prabha, Sakshi and Enadu papers covered the distribution of the items to the priests. Voice of Andhra TV Channel showed the distribution also.   DONATIONS: We would appreciate your donation to continue annadanam to the needy, poor, Archakas/Priests in Villages.   PayPal Method: To donate visit our website. Click on the Donate button, then press the Purpose category, and select Annadanam Category or General Donation category. By Check: Or you can send a check payable to: GHHF, 14726 Harmony Lane, Frisco TX 75035. It is tax-deductible. {{album_61}}
26 Jun 2020

GHHF Additional 30 Priest Families were provided with TWO weeks supply of DRY Items to Archakas / PRIESTS around Tirupati area

On June 21, 2020 Global Hindu Heritage Foundation has distributed 18 Dry food items to the Priests in three Mandalams: Chandragiri Mandalam: Priests from these villages were given the items: 1. Chandragiri 2. Thondavada 3. Gangudupalli 4. Agarala 5. Kotala 6. Itepalli 7. Narasingapuram Ramachandra Puram Mandalam 1. Rayalacheruvu 2. Kuppambaduru 3. NTR colony 4. Nadavaluru 5. Gangireddypalli 6. Kalepalli 7. Nattikuppam Veduru Kuppam Mandalam 1. Pachhikapalam 2.Vedurukuppam 3.Chavatagunta 4.Perumallapalli 5.Allamadugu 6. Pathagunta 7. Komaragunta 8. Agraharam 9. Kammapalli 10. Devalampeta As we mentioned earlier, many Archakas in VILLAGES are experiencing hardships and struggling to feed their families. GHHF is planning to distribute these items in Chittoor, Tirupati, Guntur, Vijayawada, and Visakhapatnam areas. Each bag/kit will have the following items: Rice, Wheat flour, Cooking Oil, Urad Dal, Moong Dal, Brown Sugar, Tea Powder, Meal Packet, Chilli powder, Soaps, Tamarind, Turmeric, Sugar, Coconut oil, Upma Ravva, Mustard Seeds, and other items. Our Savetemples Office personnel K. Reddappa and K Subbanna coordinated the event, bought the items, and packed them into a big bag. Sri Sridharacharyulu, Chairman of Nava Jeevan Seva Samithi helped distribute the food items to the priests. Since the Lockdown due to the fear of spreading Coronavirus, all the Hindu Temples are closed. Now, many Pujaris / Hindu Temple priests are having a hard time meeting their basic needs. Many of them do not have any salaries either from the government or the private Temples. Most of them do not have enough savings to pay their rent and electricity. Furthermore, many private temples do not have enough income to pay their salaries. Consequently, many Pujaris do not have enough resources to meet their daily expenses to provide meals for their families. Recently, newspapers wrote about some priests begging on the streets as they could not provide meals for the family. That news pained so many people and some organizations are helping them financially. They are facing a grim and grave predicament. It is time to help these Priests to meet their basic needs with our generous donation. It is time to acknowledge their invaluable service to Hindu Temples and Hindu Dharma. It is time to protect their dignity and self-respect. DONATIONS: We would appreciate your donation to continue annadanam to the needy, poor, Archakas/Priests in Villages. PayPal Method: To donate visit our website. Click on the Donate button, then press the Purpose category, and select Annadanam Category or General Donation category. By Check: Or you can send a check payable to: GHHF, 14726 Harmony Lane, Frisco TX 75035. It is tax-deductible. For more information, call 601-918-7111 {{album_60}}
22 Jun 2020

[GHHF] TWO weeks supply of DRY Items to Archakas / PRIESTS in Krishna District VILLAGES were provided

[GHHF] TWO weeks supply of DRY Items to Archakas / PRIESTS in Krishna District VILLAGES were provided Global Hindu Heritage Foundation in association with Samarasata Foundation in Vijayawada distributed Dry food items to the Priests in Krishna District VILLAGES the weekend of June 13-14. Many of our friends in India brought to our attention that many Archakas in VILLAGES are experiencing hardships and struggling to feed their families. GHHF is planning to distribute these items in Chittoor, Tirupati, Guntur, Vijayawada, and Visakhapatnam areas. Each bag/kit will have the following items: Rice, Wheat flour, Cooking Oil, Urad Dal, Moong Dal, Brown Sugar, Tea Powder, Meal Packet, Chilli powder, Soaps, Tamarind, Turmeric, Sugar, Coconut oil, Upma Ravva, Mustard Seeds, and other items. We acknowledge the assistance of Sri Pakala Trinath and Sri Velagapudi Ramakrishna in Vijayawada in distributing these items to these village Priests. Since the Lockdown due to the fear of spreading Coronavirus, all the Hindu Temples are closed. Now, many Pujaris / Hindu Temple priests are having a hard time meeting their basic needs. Many of them do not have any salaries either from the government or the private Temples. Most of them do not have enough savings to pay their rent and electricity. Furthermore, many private temples do not have enough income to pay their salaries. Consequently, many Pujaris do not have enough resources to meet their daily expenses to provide meals for their families. Recently, newspapers wrote about some priests begging on the streets as they could not provide meals for the family. That news pained so many people and some organizations are helping them financially. They are facing a grim and grave predicament. It is time to help these Priests to meet their basic needs with our generous donation. It is time to acknowledge their invaluable service to Hindu Temples and Hindu Dharma. It is time to protect their dignity and self-respect. DONATIONS: We would appreciate your donation to continue annadanam to the needy, poor, Archakas/Priests in Villages. PayPal Method: To donate visit our website. Click on the Donate button, then press the Purpose category, and select Annadanam Category or General Donation category. By Check: Or you can send a check payable to: GHHF, 14726 Harmony Lane, Frisco TX 75035. It is tax-deductible. www.Savetemples.org For more information, call 601-918-7111 {{album_59}}
19 Jun 2020

GHHF Additional Priests and their families were honored in Vijayawada, Bengaluru and Kochin

GHHF Additional Priests and their families were honored in Vijayawada, Bengaluru and Kochin As many of you know that Global Hindu Heritage Foundation in collaboration with SGS Avadhuta Datta Peetham of Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji honored the 116 Priests with their wives at AGS Avadhuta Datta Peetham in Vijayawada on June 2 (Tuesday). We are grateful to Sri Chandra Mohan, who has taken the full responsibility to identify 116 priest, make necessary arrangements, decorate the hall, plan the seating arrangements, and follow Covid – 19 guidelines. He has done a great job by paying attention to every details. Additional 18 Priests were honored in Vijayawada, Bengaluru and Kochin. On this great Occasion, each priest was honored with Rs 5000. F other wives, each one was given one Sari with Blouse, one Fruit, Turmeric, Kumkum, Beetle leaves with nut powder, two Masks and Rs 11. Main program started at 10:00am and continued till 1:00pm.Because of the fear of spreading Coronavirus, all the Hindu Temples are closed. Now, many Pujaris / Hindu Temple priests are having a hard time meeting their basic needs. Many of them do not have any salaries either from the government or from the private Temples. Most of them do not have enough savings to pay their rent and electricity. Furthermore, many private temples do not have enough income to pay their salaries. Consequently, many Pujaris do not have enough resources to meet their daily expenses to provide meals to their families. Recently, newspapers wrote about some priests begging on the streets as they could not provide meals for the family. That news pained so many people and some organizations are helping them financially. They are facing a grim and grave predicament. It is time to help these Priests to meet their monthly expenses with our generous donation. It is time to acknowledge their invaluable service to Hind Temples and Hindu Dharma. It is time to protect their dignity and self-respect. {{album_57}}
14 Jun 2020

GHHF Annadanam to Needy Priests in VILLAGES is being planned. Your Support is appreciated.

GHHF Annadanam to Needy Priests in VILLAGES is being planned. Your Support is appreciated. For the last two months many Archakas did not have enough resources to feed their families. Many organizations and individuals have concentrated in honoring the priests and their families. The Global Hindu Heritage Foundation honored about 140 Priest families in Vijayawada, Bengaluru and Kochin. Since the Lockdown due to the fear of spreading Coronavirus, all the Hindu Temples are closed. Now, many Pujaris / Hindu Temple priests are having a hard time meeting their basic needs. Many of them do not have any salaries either from the government of the private Temples. Most of them do not have enough savings to pay their rent and electricity. Furthermore, many private temples do not have enough income to pay their salaries. Recently, newspapers wrote about some priests begging on the streets as they could not provide meals for the family. That news pained so many people and some organizations are helping them financially. They are facing a grim and grave predicament. Now Global Hindu Heritage Foundation in association with Samarasata Foundation decided to provide two weeks of dry groceries for each family living in villages We will be providing dry items enough for two weeks to the family. This distribution will take place mainly in Krishna District in Andhra Pradesh. DONATIONS: We would appreciate your donation to help the needy Priests with Cash Support 5 Priest families for $100. PayPal Method: To donate visit our website. Click on the Donate button, then press the Purpose category, and select Support a Priest Category or General Donation category. By Check: Or you can send a check payable to: GHHF, 14726 Harmony Lane, Frisco TX 75035. It is tax-deductible. www.Savetemples.org For more information, call 601-918-7111
07 Jun 2020

[GHHF] Annadanam continues in Tirupati

[GHHF] Annadanam continues in Tirupati On 30th, we were honoured to participate in distribution of Annadana to the poor and needy people in Tirupati. Dr. Sundara Murty and Sri Subramany Yadav came to help our mission to feed the hungry. Reddappa, Subbanna, Hari, Ravi and many people volunteered to help serve the meals. The demand for meals started increasing day by day since the end of April. We served about 300 people who lined up by 8:00 am. We are providing the meals in different locations in Tirupati. On May 1st, Global Hindu Heritage Foundation (GHHF) volunteers started distributing Annadana packets to the poor, needy, and infirm individuals. Approximately 500 grams of a food item is packed and distributed. As many of you are aware that TTD was distributing food in Tirupati and nearby needy villages until recently. About a week ago, they discontinued. To fill the vacuum created by TTD, GHHF decides to do annadanam in certain areas and distribute them at their residences. As per guidelines, nobody is supposed to leave the house after 9:00 am. As you can see, they started distributing by 7:30 am and completed the distribution by 9:00 am. As per new guidelines, nobody is supposed to be on the streets after 9:00 am. We also distributed about 1000masks for these people, banana, and water bottles. Please visit http://www.savetemples.org as frequently as possible since we are going to update our activities in all six cities very frequently. All cities are either doing Annadana, feeding animals or serving Kashayam. DONATIONS: We would appreciate your donation to continue annadanam to the needy, poor, and tribals as well as animals. Sponsor ONE day meals for $250. PayPal Method: To donate visit our website. Click on the Donate button, then press the Purpose category and select Annadanam Category or General Donation category. By Check: Or you can send a check payable to: GHHF, 14726 Harmony Lane, Frisco TX 75035. It is tax-deductible. www.Savetemples.org For more information, call 601-918-7111 {{album_55}}
01 Jun 2020

[GHHF] 750 Tribal and Poor Ladies mostly Christians were honored in Visakhapatnam

[GHHF] 750 Tribal and Poor Ladies mostly Christians were honored in Visakhapatnam Global Hindu Heritage Foundation in Collaboration with Sri Saidatta Manasa Peetham honored tribal and poor ladies in Vishakhapatnam area on Sunday (May 24th). Sri Sai Datta Swamiji went to few villages and tribal areas and invited them and explained the procedure. As some of you may be aware that many of them have been converted to Christianity.                GHHF is very much interested in reconverting the Christians into Hindu fold. Many of these people in these villages were converted with some inducement and by deception. Not knowing any thing about our culture and due to their lack of education, they converted to Christianity. Christianity prospers where there is ignorance. Christianity declines where there is high literacy. In  European countries, Christianity is declining and may be about 10 percent may be going to Churches.  Similarly, in USA also the number Christians attending the churches are declining year by year.                  It is our duty to look at the rate of conversion and how deceptively they are converting gullible and innocent Hindus is well documented. Many of the converted Christians have no idea why they are converted and have no clue about what they are talking. The Christian pastors have created so much fear among these people that Satan will haunt them if they go back to their ancestral religion.                Out of 750 ladies who came to function about 600 ladies are Christians. Sri Saidatta Swamy explained that they will be received by applying Tilak on their forehead and will also offer Prasadam for everybody to consume.                All the ladies who came to the ashram were given Kumkum, Turmeric, 5KG Rice, and one Saree. They were all given Prasad before they left. May of them even commented that Christianity does not belong to us. It is foreign. Our culture is ours to follow.                             We are very happy to see so many Christian ladies coming and receiving our Prasadam,  applying Tilak and chanting Jai Sree Ram three times. {{album_54}}
27 May 2020

[GHHF] Hanuman Jayanthi celebration followed by Annadanam in Tribal area in Visakhapatnam

[GHHF] Hanuman Jayanthi celebration followed by Annadanam in Tribal area in Visakhapatnam   On behalf of Global Hindu Heritage Foundation, Sri Saidatta Manasa Swamy conducted Hanuman Jayanti in Agency Tribal area near Visakhapatnam. Sri swamy gave Abhishekam to Hanumanji, did alankara, performed puja and also reciting a number of slokas addressing to Sri Hanumanji.   Many people came from the tribal area and spent three hours. Annadanam was distributed to all the attendees.   {{album_53}}
19 May 2020

[GHHF] - Voice of Andhra T V coverage of Annadanam in Tirupati.

[GHHF] - Voice of Andhra T V coverage of Annadanam in Tirupati. TV covered the news that GHHF and Savetemple office have beenn distributing Annadanam for the last 15 days in Tirupati. Realising the need for meal distribution, we have started Annadanam. We are serving the meals for about 300 people every day. The demand for meals starts increasing day by day. On 13th we had about 200 people lined up by 8:00 am. We are providing the meals in different locations in Tirupati. On May 1st, Global Hindu Heritage Foundation (GHHF) volunteers started distributing Annadana packets to the poor, needy, and infirm individuals. Approximately 500 grams of a food item is packed and distributed. As many of you are aware that TTD was distributing food in Tirupati and nearby needy villages until recently. About a week ago, they discontinued. To fill the vacuum created by TTD, GHHF decides to do annadanam in certain areas and distribute them at their residences. As per guidelines, nobody is supposed to leave the house after 9:00 am. As you can see, they started distributing by 7:30 am and completed the distribution by 9:00 am. As per new guidelines, nobody is supposed to be on the streets after 9:00 am. We also distributed about 100 masks for these people, banana, and water bottles. Please visit http://www.savetemples.org as frequently as possible since we are going to update our activities in all six cities very frequently. All cities are either doing Annadana, feeding animals or serving Kashayam. Global Hindu Heritage Foundation employees went to the area and bought enough Bananas and other fruits and fed them. Sri K Reddappa and Sri K. Subbanna have fed the cows. They will continue the Annadanam to the needy. DONATIONS: We would appreciate your donation to continue annadanam to the needy, poor, and tribals as well as animals. Sponsor ONE day meals for $250. PayPal Method: To donate visit our website. Click on the Donate button, then press the Purpose category, and select Annadanam Category or General Donation category. By Check: Or you can send a check payable to: GHHF, 14726 Harmony Lane, Frisco TX 75035. It is tax-deductible. www.Savetemples.org For more information, call 601-918-7111 {{album_51}}
17 May 2020

[GHHF] Annadanam on the occasion of Hanuman Jayanti in Chittoor

[GHHF] Annadanam on the occasion of Hanuman Jayanti in Chittoor On May 16th, Hanuman Jayanti was celebrated with devotion, passion, and dedication at Bhakti Anjaneya Temple located in Devalam Peta. The morning started with Abhishekam, alankaram and puja along with singing devotional songs dedicated to Sri Anjaneya. After the celebration more than 1000 people were served sumptuous meals.                Prayers were offered to Sri Anjaneya to protect people from the deadly Coronavirus and spare them from the potential deaths. Speaking on the occasion, Sri Jayakumar, one of the Board members to do pujas on regular basis to avert from the deadly virus. He also advised the assembled people to work for the welfare of the humanity and establish Hindu Rashtra. He talked about Global Hindu Heritage Foundation’s efforts to preserve and protect our Hindu Temples and also our rich culture.                Sri Jayakumar also reminded people of the importance of charity and to see that we take care of the poor people, animals, and birds. Temple priest Sr Sri Sreenivas, Manager Sri Muniswamy, BJP leaders Sri Govind, Sri Viswanath Reddy, Sri Muniratnam Naidu, Sri Jagannadha Shetty and others participated.                Also, they distributed first and second prizes to those who participated in the competition of Devotional singing. Similarly, they first and second prizes for competing in cricket match. DONATIONS: We would appreciate your donation to continue annadanam to the needy, poor, and tribals as well as animals. Sponsor ONE day meals for $250. PayPal Method: To donate visit our website. Click on the Donate button, then press the Purpose category, and select Annadanam Category or General Donation category. By Check: Or you can send a check payable to: GHHF, 14726 Harmony Lane, Frisco TX 75035. It is tax-deductible. www.Savetemples.org For more information, call 601-918-7111   {{album_52}}
17 May 2020