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[GHHF] Bala Samskar Kendras – Students learned about the difference between thought and Practice: Moral is that the ideas must be put to Practice

In Mukunda Puram, Aravind, a young man, used to do agriculture and serve for the development of the village. Those villagers were constantly going to work in Island which is in the middle of Godavari. There is a canal between the villages. A palm tree bridge was built to cross the canal. Walking on that palm bridge, every now and then someone slips and falls into the canal. Therefore, Aravindh asked the village panchayat to build a bridge over the canal. The members said that there are no funds for that. At least all the villagers subscribed and built the bridge themselves, but no one came forward. So, Aurobindo made a boat with his own money

24 Feb 2024

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[GHHF] Bala Samskar Kendras – Students learned about the difference between thought and Practice: Moral is that the ideas must be put to Practice

In Mukunda Puram, Aravind, a young man, used to do agriculture and serve for the development of the village. Those villagers were constantly going to work in Island which is in the middle of Godavari. There is a canal between the villages. A palm tree bridge was built to cross the canal. Walking on that palm bridge, every now and then someone slips and falls into the canal. Therefore, Aravindh asked the village panchayat to build a bridge over the canal. The members said that there are no funds for that. At least all the villagers subscribed and built the bridge themselves, but no one came forward. So, Aurobindo made a boat with his own money. The village panchayat agreed to pay a monthly salary to the person appointed to run it. The villagers were also very happy as the palm tree bridge to cross the canal went away and Boat came. Nagendra, who lives in the same village, has a habit of criticizing anyone who does anything. “Would it be enough to put a barricade instead of building a bridge over the canal? Paying the man who drives it will not increase the panchayat funds!” He criticized that. Aravind did not say anything even though that word reached his ears. Once upon a time Aravind left for another village in his ox driven cart. While walking along the riverbank, he saw some of his villagers walking in the sun on the way. Aravind called them and took them in the cart. Among them was Nagendra. Aravind was striking the oxen with a stick while walking slowly instead of running. Seeing that, Nagendra said, "It's a great thing to make the bones work! Nagendra criticized as usual saying, "If you lean on your back with love, they will listen to you." Arvind still did not say anything. When he went a little further, Aravind saw Ox walking with a snail's pace and said to Nagendra, "It seems that what you said is true. I sit back. "You come forward and drive the cart," he said. Nagendra got upset and said, “I can't drive a cart.” He said anxiously. "You who know how to tame a sheep, can't drive a cart?" said Aravind in surprise. "Is it possible for everyone to drive a motorcycle as long as they know the way?" said Nagendra. Then Aravind smiled and spoke. “The idea of doing a good deed and the idea of how to do it are in everyone. The difficulty lies in putting them into practice. Thinking is different, practice is different. Just like if you dive into water but you don't know the depth, if you practice a task but you don't know the pros and cons of it. It is easy to criticize what others do. It is difficult to do that work yourself.. Criticism for the sake of criticism is harmful. They risk turning back those who want to do good.” As Aurobindo gently points out his omission, Nagendra realizes his mistake. After that, not only did he never indulge in unnecessary criticism in any matter, but he also started helping the good works done by others. Your donations are appreciated; By Zelle: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com PayPal: savetemples.org By Check: Or you can send a check payable to GHHF, 14726 Harmony Lane, Frisco, TX 75035. It is tax-deductible. By Rupees: call 601-918-7111; +91 83096 43979 {{album_1030}}
24 Feb 2024

[GHHF] Bala Samskar Kendras – Students learned about Bhishmacharya, his birth, his role in Mahabharata and how the name Bhishma Ekadashi came along.

Global Hindu Heritage Foundation is committed to teach the richness of Mahabharata, greatness of Bhishma and the essence of Dharma. Our Itihasasa are replete with morals, ethics and principles that have guided Bharath for thousands and thousands of years. Our students are taught about Bhishma and his contribution to relevance of Dharma for the modern world.  The glory of Bhishma Pitamaha, the founder of this auspicious day, is infinite. In other words, the glory of that great man cannot be compared with anyone else. Magha Shuddha Ekadashi, which is very dear to Sri Maha Vishnu, was given to him as a gift by that lord and called Bhishma Ekadashi. Liberate by reciting Vishnu Sahasra Nama! If you fast on Bhishma Ekadashi and recite Vishnu Sahasra Nama, you will attain moksha. Sri Vishnu Sahasra Nama was dedicated to Lord Krishna on Magha Suddha Ekadashi by Bhishma. It is known that the whole world is currently praying to Krishna with Bhishma's Sri Vishnu Sahasra Namas (names). Those who chant Vishnu's Sahasra Nama daily will be successful in their planned activities and attain salvation. Also, even if you don't read Vishnu's Sahasra Namas, even if you at least hear them, the troubles will be removed easily. It is our tradition to consider Ekadashi as a fasting day every month. Among them 'Magha Ekadashi' is the most sacred. But there is something special about this Ekadashi called 'Bhishma Ekadashi'. Magha Suddha Ashtami is the day when Bhishmacharya, the 'Mahabhagavata Shikhamani', was liberated. It has become a tradition to treat Maga Shuddha Ekadashi as Bhishma Ekadashi. History of Bhishma is a peak in India.  Bhishma is very fearsome- the epitome of ferocity. He attained holiness by demonstrating this ferocity in the restraint of the senses and in conquering the celestial enemies. This Mahatma, who was called Devavratha, adopted Ajanma Brahmacharya for the sake of his father as a patriot. If Sri Rama was an exemplary man who obeyed his father's words, Bhishmacharya was a great man who renounced his throne to seek his father's pleasure and practiced birth celibacy. A legendary man who recited Vishnu Sahasra Nama kirtan from Ampasayana himself and Maga Shuddha Ekadashi, the favorite of that lord, was accorded as a gift in his name. Birth story... According to Adiparvam in Mahabharata, Bhishma was one of the Ashtavasus who were cursed in his previous birth. Goddess Ganga appeared to those who had gone to earth to raise mankind. The Vasus, thinking that it would be better if they were born in that mother's womb, spoke to Ganga Mata and asked her to merge them in her and grant them salvation. Gangamma agreed to that and asked that only one child be born with a long life. The first seven vasus of Sarenana poured part of their life into the last vasus. Shantan falls in love with Ganga Devi who has come down to earth in human form. He says he will marry her. Then Ganga marries Shantan on the condition that 'no matter what I do, don't stop me, the moment I say that I will leave you'. After that, Goddess Ganga starts milking every child born to them. Shantan, who has endured seven times, spares her for the eighth time. Ganga wants to make a deal with Shantanu who intercepted her. She takes the child with her saying that she will raise the child and give it to her husband. He is Bhishma. Bhishma is the embodiment of Dharma. It was Dwapara Yuga, Sobhakritu year, Maga Shuddha Ashtami Bhishma became united with Lord Narayana while he was glowing with intense rays... at that mid-day (in Abhijitlagnam) while glorifying Sri Maha Vishnu. The day that legendary man died... Bhishashtami. According to the boon given by Krishna before his death, the Ekadashi that comes three days later is known as Bhishma Ekadashi after the old man. Bhishma plays an important role in Mahabharata. Any royal child is naturally obsessed with the throne. But Bhishma was able to conquer that passion at a young age. Knowing his father's desire to marry Dasaraja's daughter Satyavati, he arranges the marriage. If Dasaraju doubts that his daughter's children will not have royal yoga while Bhishma is around, he vows not to marry at all. Among the children born to her, Chitrangada dies in a battle with the Gandharvas. The second son Vichitraveerya is a tuberculosis patient. He cannot find anyone to give him a child. And then Bhishmu himself undertakes. If Kasiraju declares Swayamvaram to his three daughters, he will go there and forcefully take those tears. Amba, the eldest of the three, finds out that she is already in love with another hero and leaves her alone. He gives the other two to Vichitraveeryudu and marries them. Unfortunately, he passed away. Satyavati asks Bhishma to protect the clan by giving birth to Ambika and Ambalika. Ganga Putra is bound by his vow, denying the chance of getting two wives along with the throne.  Through Vyasa, Dhritarashtra, who is blind to Ambika Ambalika, is born Panduraja. Bhishma also played a key role in their marriages. Gandhara brings his daughter Gandhari and gives her to Dhritarashtra in marriage. Bhishma is seen as observing Dharma even if Draupadi is insulted in the full house and ignores it. Draupadi, while teaching Yudhisthira, asks, 'What are these virtues when you are insulting me in the full assembly?' 'On that day I was bound by Raj Dharma. Bhishma replies, 'I am their guardian and servant.' Even though he has the boon to die whenever he wants, Bhishma feels that drying his body on Ampasaya for many days is an atonement for that sin. After the battle of Kurukshetra, Lord Krishna took Dharmaraja to Bhishma and taught him Dharma because he was an exemplary person who never wavered even in elections. It is known that in the last days one can get salvation only by doing Harinam Smarana. Such was the fortunate Bhishma who glorified Vasudeva with many names. It is special that they later became known as Vishnusahasranamas. That's why devotees believe that reciting Vishnusahasranama on Magashuddha Ashtamina, the day Bhishma died, and on the next Ekadashi, will bring all good fortune. 'Bhishmapratijna' is very famous in the entire world... Bhishma, who is known as Satyanishtha, is neutral in the decision of Dharma Adharma in some cases, but behind them there is the knowledge of divine will and the subtleties of Dharma. Nirmala and Bhishma punished themselves in 'Ampasaya' even for forgetting those few occasions. This sacred history, which is known as the epitome of sensual restraint and truthfulness, was struck down by arrows in the battle with Arjuna. He spent some time as a bed of arrows. At that time all the sages surrounded him. As part of Vishnu's plan for the protection of the world, this form of Vasu came down to earth as Sarva Dharmalanidhi, Trikala jnana, and acted in accordance with the divine will with this 'Trikala Jnana' characteristic. He was in yoga meditating on Lord Krishna while he was on Ampasaya. When a righteous man was leaving the world, Krishna, who decided to pass on the wealth of knowledge to future generations, reached Bhishma, who was humbled by the princes of righteousness. It was Krishna's will that the experience of visiting many worlds in a great period of time, and the knowledge of the Dharma that had nurtured the sciences should not perish with him. He ordered Yudhisthira to give all the wealth of Dharma to Yudhisthira, who took up the responsibility of ruling. Bhishma begged Lord Krishna to explain the virtues as he was battle-weary and wounded, unable to concentrate his mind and explain things in minute detail. But Mukunda spoke, "Grandfather! I bless you with amazing physical and intellectual powers. With them, you can pass on the subtleties of Dharma to your grandson." A generation should pass on to its next generation not only Dharma, knowledge, experience, but also possessions. This message is the essence of Bhishma's preaching to Darmaja. Then Bhishma preached Sukshadharma and Moksha Dharma in Shanti and Anushasanaika Parvas of Mahabharata. If Mahabharata is the essence of the Vedas, these two Parvas are the essence of India. In this, governance dharma, royal dharma, personal dharma, secularism, Upasana secrets, philosophy... all are seen together. That is, Bhishma once again proved himself to be a complete human being through this teaching. Philosophical thinking, religious devotion, devotion, sensuality - these qualities made Bhishma very dear to the Lord. Acharya is one who practices and practices. A great festival was created in his name. Bhagavad Gita is part of Mahabharata. Salutations to Bhishmacharya who is remembered by the entire nation. Your donations are appreciated; By Zelle: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com PayPal: savetemples.org By Check: Or you can send a check payable to GHHF, 14726 Harmony Lane, Frisco, TX 75035. It is tax-deductible. By Rupees: call 601-918-7111; +91 83096 43979 {{album_1029}}
23 Feb 2024

[GHHF] Bala Samskar Kendras taught Students about Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa, his birth, life, and final days.

The nearer you approach to God, the less you reason and argue. When you attain Him, then all sounds—all reasoning and disputing—come to an end. Then you go into samadhi—sleep—, into communion with God in silence.” ― Sri Ramakrishna Global Hindu Heritage Foundation is committed to transmit the richness of Sanatana dharma to the youngsters in terms of the depth and width of knowledge, the sacrifices of national heroes, miracles of Maha Rishis, science and mathematics, and the importance of maintaining the traditions and customs.  This week we talked about the greatness of a spiritual giant Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa, the great prophet, who has established the eternal religion in the advanced society, has changed the perspective of Narendra who is rational and wise. He dedicated his life to spiritual contemplation. Ramakrishna, who is perfect in devotion, can see his mother in his wife. Born on 1836 February 18th in Kamarpukoor, Hooghly district of West Bengal, died in Kosipur Home on 1886 August 16th, on his 50th birthday. There is no birth and death for these divine souls. They are only for the five physical bodies. The cultural renaissance that took place in West Bengal in the 19th century had a stronger impact not only on itself but on the world as well, but there is no one more universal and egalitarian than Ramakrishna Paramhansa. They are always engrossed in secular thoughts and the essence of secularism is imparted in his teachings. Father is Kshudīrām, mother is Chandramani, but if one is obsessed with the body, then one is tempted to name the person as Chhātopādhyaya. Does the religious world address it? Ramakrishna, who came to live an extraterrestrial life, did not show any interest in education. The first alms that he received from a Shudra girl became sensationalized by society. Ramkrishna has a big heart and has studied other religions thoroughly to know the depth of Hinduism. We will come to know that he saw similarities in all religions.  He is the one who gave blessings to all the hearts of all the religions. After understanding the method of attaining the state of Nirvikalpa Samadhi from the religious gurus of Thotapuri and the process of attaining God-realization through devotion from the virtuous Brahmins, the religious fire in him did not burn to the core. At the age of just eight years, Sarada, who came as Ramakrishna's life partner, considered her as the incarnation of Tripura Sundari, worshiped her and took her from the status of ‘wife’ to the highest level. That is why sexual desire did not arise in their married life. Their Family life co-existed as two minds but not as two bodies in the co-existence. Ramakrishna deserves the honor of being described India as an equal mother. In the national movement, Mother India was following the footsteps of the British, the thought of enslaving the foreign people was intoxicating to them. The blood boiled. The teachings of Ramakrishna Param Hans contain social elements, humanitarian values, and social reform tendencies. Therefore, even though he was a spiritual yogi after taking up sannyasi, his caste and religion did not affect him in the least. There must be some reason for the body's elimination, so cancer entered the body for a reason. 1885 December 11: Ramakrishna suffered from severe sore throat. That gradually turned into cancer. All the big doctors in Shampakoor tried and failed to treat him. On December 11, 1885, he was transferred to Kasipur Hospital. The disciples and his wife Sharda Devi performed the final rituals. Rama Krishna used to suffer a lot from throat cancer. Doctors advised him not to quarrel with anyone in this situation. But Ram Krishna did not agree to refrain from speaking. He could not refrain from talking to those who came to him. As his last days approached, he called Vivekananda and deposited his spiritual strength in him. After him, Vivekananda wanted to continue his thinking, and everyone wanted to cooperate with him. He asked him to look after the disciples carefully, to impart his teachings to them in the future and to groom them into constant embodiments of consciousness. On 16 August 1886, he handed over the reins of authority to Vivekananda in the house of Kashipur. His disciples believe that Rama Krishna went into Maha Samadhi. On August 16, when Divya Samadhi time came, Vivekananda and 16 other disciples were present. Vivekananda, the heir of Ramakrishna, started his activities in an old house in Bara Nagar on the banks of river Ganga. He was given financial assistance by that institution and some other students. This is the first ashram dedicated to Ramakrishna! After that, as Ramakrishna's ideology became worldwide, it spread to various branches. Ramakrishna Ashramālu is named after selfless service and constant moral values. Ramakrishna Mission was started to spread the teachings of Ramakrishna throughout the world. Ramakrishna started Ramakrishna Math to continue the ascetic way of life. Vivekananda established organizations in the name of Ramakrishna and was able to show his selflessness. Vivekananda, as the soul-son of Ramakrishna, remained the heir of the religious life and created a history that could not be turned back by anyone. As a great scholar, he attracted the attention of the people of the world. Your donations are appreciated; By Zelle: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com PayPal: savetemples.org By Check: Or you can send a check payable to GHHF, 14726 Harmony Lane, Frisco, TX 75035. It is tax-deductible. By Rupees: call 601-918-7111; +91 83096 43979 {{album_1028}}
22 Feb 2024

[GHHF] Conducted Prana Pratishta to Goddess Yeti Gangamma Vigraha believed to be 1300 years old in a Village.

 “If they only imagined what a Hindu nation looks like, they might start propagating Hindu nations all over the globe. One day, when people have become tired of blindly believing strange things, and when nobody is threatened any longer with dire consequences if he stops believing in those strange things, the world may be grateful to Bharat Mata that she has conceived and preserved over millennia those eternal, precious insights for the benefit of humanity.” Maria Wirth Global Hindu Heritage Foundation is actively promoting and preserving Sanatana Dharma through various activities. One such activity is the renovation and revival of Grama Devatas. So far, we have renovated about 30 Gram devatas in a number of ways depending on the needs of the villagers.  On February 12th, at about 90 km from Kalyanadurgam, a Goddess named Yeti Gangamma is residing in Thimmampalli village near Nagalamadaka in Karnataka state. This statue is said to have been around 1300 years ago from the Chola period.        However, this goddess has not been worshiped for a long time. In that village, a devotee named Venkateshulu had a dream where he was told by Goddess to perform Pujas. That he told the villagers who decided to install the Goddess in the Temple.  Since then, the pujas have been going on. But Gangamma's mother is engraved on a black stone which is believed to be during the Chola dynasty itself.       The villagers recognizing the mission of Global Hindu Heritage Foundation. The villagers approached us to help in this matter. Sri Gopi Krishna Achary, our resident priest, visited the place in the past. He suggested to villagers to do Pranaprathista ritualistically which would be good to the community.  This program started at four hours and 30 minutes of Brahma Muhurtam this morning, saying that it would be good for the peace of the village if Gangamma's mother Mula idol is installed along with other deities.         At 4:30 a.m., the Ganga Puja started with the Ganga water brought from Kashi and everyone who came was blessed by sprinkling water. Everybody was welcomed by applying Tilak on their forehead. Then Ganapati Puja, Punyavachakam, Navagraha Puja, Ganga Puja, Narasimha Puja, Mrityunjaya Puja, Kalash installation, Kalasa Puja, Kumbhabhishekam, Shanti Puja, Ganapati Homam, Navagraha Homam, Mrityunjaya Homam, Gangamma Matali Homam, Narasimha Homam, Shanti Homam, Gangamma Matali Homam followed by Vigraha Chara Prana Pratishta program. It was a gear was a great success and Prana Pratishta was done in such a way that Purnahuti was successful, and Pooja was performed to the mother planet. Finally, everyone was blessed by tying Raksha Petti. All this program was done completely free of cost on behalf of our organization. All the villagers expressed their happiness that the idol of Ammavari was consecrated by infusing life. Villagers expressed their happiness to Sri Gopi Krishna Chary for coordinating the Prana Pratishta of Goddess Gangamma and our organization – GHHF.  The villagers were unable to do the program due to financial difficulties till today. They were happy to see Gangamma Talli installed so that they can do pujas daily. Sri Gopi Garu instructed them to do pujas on a regular basis which will bring happiness and prosperity to the villagers.  Your donations are appreciated; By Zelle: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com PayPal: savetemples.org By Check: Or you can send a check payable to GHHF, 14726 Harmony Lane, Frisco, TX 75035. It is tax-deductible. By Rupees: call 601-918-7111; +91 83096 43979. {{album_1027}}
21 Feb 2024

[GHHF] Bala Samskar Kendras – Celebrated Rathasaptami by learning the importance of and performing Surya Namaskar. 

Global Hindu Heritage Foundation is very happy to introduce Surya Namaskar to our children ever since we started our Bala Samskar Kendras. It is part of our syllabus that requires all the teachers to practice all 12 steps of Surya Namaskaras every Sunday.  Ratha Saptami is a Hindu festival that falls on the seventh day in the bright half of the Hindu month Magha. It is symbolically represented in the form of the sun-God Surya turning his chariot (ratha) drawn by seven horses towards the northern hemisphere, in a north-easternly direction. Rituals and prayers are offered to the Sun God, Surya on this day. The vent is also connected with worship of Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Vishnu.  In general, this day is celebrated by worshipping Lord Surya as it is believed that he was born on this day. According to the legends, it is believed that by making donations on the eve of this occasion, the devotees get rid of their sins and illness are also bestowed with longevity, prosperity and good health.     The importance of Ratha Saptami is narrated in two different legends we find in the literature:  Ratha Saptami Story 1 A King named Yashovarma of the Kamboj Empire did not have a son to inherit his throne. After performing a lot of yagnas and worshiping, the King was blessed with a son. However, the child was born with a terminal illness, and the King & Queen, disheartened, did not know what to do. A sage, during that course of time, visited the King's palace. After learning about the King's son, the sage asked the King to ask his son to perform the Rathasapthami puja and request Surya dev to heal his disease. On the following Rathasapthami, the son chanted the Ratha Saptami Mantra and performed the Rathasapthami puja as asked by the sage. Miraculously, he was healed and grew up to be a great ruler and a good King.  Ratha Saptami Story 2 Durvasa Muni, the sage known for his anger and curse, once visited Lord Krishna. Durvasa Muni was performing strict penance then. Lord Krishna's son, Shambh, was very strong and had a fit body. Shambh mocked the weak body of the Muni, angered at which he cursed him to develop leprosy. Lord Krishna, looking at his son's not-getting-better condition, asked him to worship Surya Dev. Shambh started chanting Ratha Saptami Mantra, performed the puja with immense devotion, and observed fast. Pleased by his devotion, Surya Dev healed him of leprosy and made him fit again. Ratha Saptami Puja On this occasion many people perform Puja to Suryadevara. Benefits of performing Rathasapatami Puja: It benefits the mental, physical and emotional health of an individual. Favorable for couples who wish to have a son. Heals any kind of diseases and ailments, mainly eye or skin problems. It also grants good health by boosting immunity and increasing blood circulation. Provides the devotees with a dynamic personality by giving them confidence, power, and energy. Dissolving the sins of this life and the past, performing this puja liberates the soul from the cycle of life and death. Success, wisdom, name, fame, wealth, victory in challenges - performing this puja can benefit immensely. Brings peace, helps in progressing one's spiritual journey, gives clarity, reduces tensions and anxieties, and keeps one away from negative energies.  (Source: Anytime Astro website) Surya Namaskaras     All Bala Samskara Kendras in six different States in Bharat have performed Surya Namaskaras. It is performed through 12 spinal poses, which puts deep emphasis on breathing prominently. It is one of the most practiced Surya Namaskar styles and possibly the easiest one. Surya Namaskar starts with Pranamasana (Prayer Pose), followed by Hasta Uttanasana (Raised Arm Pose), then Hasta Padasana (Hand to Foot Pose), Parvatasana (Mountain Pose), Ashtanga Namaskara (Eight Limbed Pose), Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose), then again Parvatasana (Mountain Pose), Ashwa Sanchalanasana (Equestrian Pose), Hasta padasana, Hasta Uttarasana, Pranamasana.  Benefits of doing Surya Namaskar 1)    It helps to lose weight. 2)    It improves blood circulation and firms up the skin. 3)    It helps to maintain a healthy body. 4)    It lowers blood sugar level. 5)    It improves breathing. 6)    It calms the mind and helps enhance sleeping patterns. 7)     It improves concentration. 8)    It enhances memory power. Your donations are appreciated; By Zelle: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com PayPal: savetemples.org By Check: Or you can send a check payable to GHHF, 14726 Harmony Lane, Frisco, TX 75035. It is tax-deductible. By Rupees: call 601-918-7111; +91 83096 43979. {{album_1026}}
20 Feb 2024

[GHHF] Bala Samskar Kendras in Assam - Performed Saraswati Puja on Vasant Panchami Day

Global Hindu Heritage Foundation of Assam is organizing 21 Bala Samskar Kendras over the last three years. These schools are conducted in Remote villages and Adivasi hill areas to make sure the children are tight about Hinduism to enrich the minds of youngsters to the greatness of Sanatana Dharma. Sri Samrat Dutt, one of the Board Members of GHHF, is organizing many activities to make Hindus proud of their culture and to bring all Hindus together to face any challenges by other faiths. The Bala Samskar Kendras of Assam celebrated Saraswati Puja on the auspicious occasion of Vasant Panchami. All the students gathered at their respective centers after taking bath, then they performed puja, offered flowers, done arti and lastly Prasadam distributed. Basant Panchami or Vasant Panchami, also known as Saraswati Puja or Basant Panchami, is an auspicious Hindu festival celebrated across various regions of India and Nepal. Falling on the fifth day (Panchami) of the bright half (Shukla Paksha) of the Hindu calendar month of Magha, typically in late January or early February, Vasant Panchami marks the arrival of the spring season. This occasion holds significant cultural, religious, and social importance, bringing together communities to honor the arrival of spring and seek blessings for knowledge and creativity. In this blog, we will learn more about Vasant Panchami, its meaning, why it is celebrated, how it is celebrated and a lot more. Why perform Saraswati Puja? She is the goddess of knowledge, music, intelligence and the arts. She is believed to bless people with the power of speech, wisdom, and learning. Saraswati has four hands that correlate to the four aspects of human personality in learning: intellect, alertness, mind, and ego. In one hand she has the lotus, the symbol of true knowledge. In another hand she has sacred scriptures. With her other two hands, Saraswati plays the music of life and love on the string instrument called the veena. Knowledgeable individuals attach great significance to the worship of the goddess as the representation of knowledge and wisdom. When it comes time to worship Goddess Saraswati, the temples are adorned with spring flowers, devotees are dressed in yellow to symbolize the beginning of spring, and books are at feet of Saraswati for blessings. With Saraswati Puja on Vasant Panchami, the fifth day of spring, we welcome the new season and worship Saraswati by chanting the Saraswati Vandanaa, a hymn written in her name. Many students take part in this puja as they are given blessings of knowledge and wisdom as they continue with their studies. Devotees of Saraswati also seek blessings for spirituality, peace and purity, and to excel in all aspects in life.  She is also referred to as Vedamata ('mother of the Vedas'), Bharati, Shatarupa, Brahmi, Sarada, Vagisvari, and Putkari. She is also known to be the “Diety of Speech”. The most significant festival in Hinduism is Diwali and it is incomplete without worshipping Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi. Benefits of Saraswati Puja:  •    This puja removes all hurdles related to career and education. •    It bestows excellence in the academic field. •    It helps one achieve success in career and education. •    It aids one to focus on their goals and carry out the necessary action to achieve those goals. •    It provides one with the power of divine speech. •    It improves concentration and memory power. Your donations are appreciated; By Zelle: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com PayPal: savetemples.org By Check: Or you can send a check payable to GHHF, 14726 Harmony Lane, Frisco, TX 75035. It is tax-deductible. By Rupees: call 601-918-7111; +91 83096 43979. {{album_1025}}
19 Feb 2024

[GHHF] Annual Ratha Saptami program was organized in only Suryanarayana Temple in Budhagavi in Anantapur District; Thousands of devotes attended the function.

Global Hindi Heritage Foundation is incredibly happy to inform you that the Annual Ratha Saptami festival was organized in Suryanarayana Temple Budhagavi Village. As per the legend during the 13 century, a Chalukyan ruler constructed this Temple. Since Usha and Chhaya are the wives of Surya Narayana, cut the 5-foot Padmapani symbol of dark stone holding lotus buds. The Padma remains for intelligence Usha and Chaya for time everlasting. In Hindu tradition, the specific type of God is Lord Surya, which is considered part of Shiva and Vishnu. He is one of the eight types of Lord Shiva and the god of light. The 5-foot Padmapani Idol of black granite holding lotus buds is flanked by Usha and Chaya. The Padma stands for wisdom, Usha, and Chaya for eternity. As per Hindu traditions, Surya is considered as the only visible form of God that can be seen every day and is regarded as an aspect of Siva and Vishnu by Shaivites and Vaishanvites respectively. Renovated by Ram Kasibhatla and his Family.                 Ram Sharma Kasibhatla, one of the Board of Directors of Global Hindu Heritage Foundation, who was living in Atlanta at the time recognized the condition of the Temple and realized the need for restoration of the Temple, decided to undertake the task of renovation and spent 1.5 crores rupees. He realized this is the second major Surya Temple in the State and being Anantapur is his birthplace, decided to renovate the Temple MORE THAN TEN YEARS AGO. From the evening of the 15th, on Ratha Saptami day in Budhagavi village, in the very prestigious Suryanarayana Temple, Gopooja was performed first followed by Ganga Puja. Then Abhishekam was conducted to Surya Deva. Then Navagraha Puja was performed to the very prestigious Sun God.          This temple is the only temple in our Anantapur district where Suryadevalayam is located in Uravakonda mandal, Boodagavi village.     Puja programs to Sun God were organized after the marriage ceremony. Ksheerabhishekam, Ganapati Homam, Mrityunjaya Homam, Rudrahomam, Purnahuti, and Seva programs were successfully conducted by the devotees. Leaders and devotees came in droves as chief guests in this program and received the grace of Swami. A free medical camp was organized without any difficulty for the devotees, food donation programs were organized for the devotees and the program was completed efficiently. Your donations are appreciated; By Zelle: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com PayPal: savetemples.org By Check: Or you can send a check payable to GHHF, 14726 Harmony Lane, Frisco, TX 75035. It is tax-deductible. By Rupees: call 601-918-7111; +91 83096 43979. {{album_1024}}
18 Feb 2024

[GHHF] PGurus interviews Prakasarao Velagapudi on Rampant Conversion attempts in TTD outside the Temple • Why the inaction?

Global Hindu Heritage Foundation organized Tirumala Yatra with a group of 36 bhaktas. Twenty-nine (29) of these bhaktas returned to Hinduism from Christianity with our efforts in Anantapur area. To appreciate thew grandeur of Lord Venkateswara and to experience the power of the Lord, we arranged this yatra. There is no other place on the earth that is so sacred as Tirumala Hills, the resident of Balaji. We firmly believe that this kind of three- day yatra would solidify their faith in Hinduism.                          https://youtu.be/3SYznHiek-Q Global Hindu Heritage Foundation organized Tirumala Yatra with a group of 36 bhaktas. Twenty-nine (29) of these bhaktas returned to Hinduism from Christianity with our efforts in Anantapur area. To appreciate thew grandeur of Lord Venkateswara and to experience the power of the Lord, we arranged this yatra. There is no other place on the earth that is so sacred as Tirumala Hills, the resident of Balaji. We firmly believe that this kind of three- day yatra would solidify their faith in Hinduism. After having Darshan of Sri Venkateswara Swamy on the morning of the October 8th, they gathered for a while on the side of the road to take the afternoon prasad and go back down the hill. They were sitting in Vegamamba Annadana Satram area reminiscing about their experience of Darshan. At that time, a Christian person came and sat next to them and said that Venkateswara Swami is not there, it is only a stone. He is not Gid. In fact, it’s only a doll, it is made with human hands.  You have come this far, and it is a waste. And started glorifying Jesus on the Hill. After some heated discussion, answering him in a suitable manner, our people tied the protective bracelet of Lord Venkateswara to him and told him to go away.     We shared the video and picture of the Christian to Executive Officer and Chairman of TTD, asked them to investigate and respond to us. After two months, we requested them to respond again to their investigation. Thus, I agreed to be interviewed to make Hindus aware of the possible rampant conversion efforts by Christians on top of Tirumala Hills.      Thus, we conclude that they know about the conversion efforts that are taking place on Tirumala Hills and they know that they are insulting Lord Venkateswara, and demeaning Hinduism. They know it but they do not want to take any action to prevent possible rampant conversion. Maybe they are either directly or indirectly encouraging the Christian conversion by their indifference and inaction.  Your donations are appreciated; By Zelle: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com PayPal: savetemples.org By Check: Or you can send a check payable to GHHF, 14726 Harmony Lane, Frisco, TX 75035. It is tax-deductible. By Rupees: call 601-918-7111; +91 83096 43979.  
17 Feb 2024

[GHHF] Bala Samskar Kendras – Students celebrated Vasant Panchami by Performing Saraswati Puja – Goddess of intelligence and wisdom.

Global Hindu Heritage Foundation is very happy to see that our Bala Samskar Kendras across Bharat have celebrated Vasant Panchami by participating in the worship f Goddess Saraswati. Many teachers put the picture of Saraswati Maa and prayed by reciting the Saraswati mantra followed by offering flowers to the Goddess. All the students went in line and offered flowers and prayed.  Vasant Panchami is an important Hindu festival. It is celebrated on the first day of spring, which is the fifth day of the month of Magha. Basant Panchami also heralds the start of preparations for Holi, which begins forty days after Basant Panchami. Mustard flowers bloom in India during Basant Panchami. Thus, the festival is associated with yellow. The festival honors the Goddess Saraswati, who is the symbol of knowledge, learning, creativity, intelligence, and music.  Hence, parents must teach the significance of Saraswati pooja to kids and its cultural importance. The history of Saraswati pooja goes back to the ancient times when sages used to pray to get the blessings of Maa Saraswati – marking the arrival of Basant Ritu – the spring festival. History of Saraswati Pooja Saraswati is depicted as a beautiful woman dressed in white and seated on a lotus adorned with a mala of crystals alongside a flowing body of water. With a Veena in her hand and a pot of water beside her, she is portrayed with a swan as her carrier. All these traits represent true knowledge and wisdom through which peace and harmony are attained. The worship of Goddess Saraswati can be traced back to the Vedic era when she was considered a river goddess associated with fertility and nourishment. Hence the significance of Saraswati Puja for kids is a well-established concept in Indian tradition. It was believed that the river Saraswati, which was supposed to be the cradle of civilization in ancient India, provided the people with nutrition, knowledge, and wisdom. Later, in the Puranas (ancient Hindu texts), Saraswati was elevated to the status of a goddess and was associated with learning, knowledge, and wisdom – enhancing the importance of Basant Panchmi. Importance of Basant Panchmi According to Hindu mythology, Basant Panchami is also associated with the love story of Kamadeva, the god of love, and his wife, Rati. It is said that in an urge to help Parvati, Kamadev tried to shoot Shiva with his arrow made of flowers and tipped it with honey at Lord Shiva, hoping to ignite the flames of desire in his heart. This made Lord Shiva angry; he opened his third eye and turned Kamadev into ashes. Rati pleaded with the gods to bring her husband back to life. Her devotion moved the gods and granted her wish on Basant Panchami. This story symbolizes the power of love and the importance of Basant Panchmi. In another version of the story, it is the same day Lord Bharma created the Goddess, Saraswati. Hence, it is celebrated as her birthday – telling us the significance of Saraswati Puja for kids on Basant Panchmi. Importance of Saraswati Pooja: 1.    To seek blessings from the Goddess of wisdom and knowledge: It is believed that worshiping the Goddess on this day can help one better understand various subjects and enhance one’s intellectual abilities. 2.    To promote the history of Saraswati Puja and cultural values in the coming generations: Saraswati Puja promotes cultural values. It also signifies the importance of education, music, and the arts. Hence, Basant Panjami is celebrated in schools, colleges, and other educational institutions to encourage students towards education and arts. 3.    It also marks the beginning of spring: Basant Panchami is celebrated around February or March – relating the history of Saraswati Puja on this day from hundreds of decades. Saraswati Beej Mantra Beej mantra is the phrase that is used to worship Goddess Saraswati. Students can recite these mantras daily to seek Goddess Saraswati’s blessings. The mantra is: Saraswati Namastubhyam Varade Kaamarupini Vidyaarambham Karishyaami Siddhirbhavatu Me Sadaa. Translation: “O Goddess Saraswati, my humble obeisance to you, the bestower of boons, and the one who takes various forms to fulfill the wishes of your devotees. I am going to start my studies now. Please bless me with success and enlightenment always.” Benefits of Performing Saraswati Puja 1)    Goddess Saraswati blesses us with knowledge, wisdom and understanding. 2)    It helps the students achieve academic success. 3)    It helps students to acquire artistic ability, and creativity. 4)    It removes obstacles that may hinder progress in one’s life. 5)    It improves memory and concentration. 6)    It helps purify the mind, body, and soul and leads to spiritual growth. 7)    It removes the lethargic nature making one active and energetic. Your donations are appreciated; By Zelle: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com PayPal: savetemples.org By Check: Or you can send a check payable to GHHF, 14726 Harmony Lane, Frisco, TX 75035. It is tax-deductible. By Rupees: call 601-918-7111; +91 83096 43979. {{album_1023}}
16 Feb 2024

[GHHF] Assam to begin Maha Jansampark Abhiyan - Mass public contact and membership drive campaign – From Shivaji Jayanti to Hanuman Jayanti.

“Indian students should value their religious culture and of course, the classical Indian culture bears importantly on the meaning of life and values. I would not separate the two. To separate science and Indian culture would be harmful. …I don't think it is practical to keep scientific and spiritual culture separate.” Charles H. Townes Global Hindu Heritage Foundation of Assam has embarked on a mass campaign to reach as many people and Sants as possible to make them aware of the need for collective action and jointly work to enrich the greatness of Sanatana Dharma. Sri Samrat Dutt, one of the Board Members of GHHF, is taking this initiative to appraise of the opportunities the Hindu must prevent allurement and protect the lives of Hindus, especially girls.  Dates the Mass Public Meeting: This Campaign will start from February 19th which falls on Chhatrapati Shivaji Jayanti to Hanuman Jayanti, which is April 23, 202424. Target Population This Mass campaign is expected reach out to 500 eminent persons and Sadhu's /Saints and 50,000 Hindu public. GHHF is going to enroll these people to ensure that all Hindus will act in unison and organize various activities in the community to bring pride and to involve them in the upliftment of Hindu community across the State. Membership Drive                During this two month period GHHF is going enroll as many people as possible create a powerful body to counter any threats that Hindus may be facing, making Hindus aware of the deception and terrorism our Hindu brothers and sisters are facing, prevent love Jihad where our Hindu girls are being lured with so many incentive only to realize they are being exploited and subjected to cruelty, rape and even murder. Sri Samrat and his team personally meet with Sadhus and other eminent Persons and explain our activities and encourage them to support and propagate our activities.                Also, the will contact as many as 50,000 persons and enroll them in this movement and make them participants of this movement to propagate and protect Sanatana Dharma. Activities and Accomplishments                Our team will explain some of our activities and enroll them to be partners of this revival Hindu Dharma. Bala Samskar Kendras – Appraise them what we are teaching to our children. Ghar Waapasi – Welcome those who want to return to their ancestral religion. Make people aware of the dangers of Love Jihad to prevent Hindu girls being exploited. Revive Grama Devata Mandirs and revive Gram devata culture in the villages. Protect villagers from being adopt bad habits and becoming nuisance to the family. Talk about the importance of visiting Temples as often as possible. Aware of the differences between Hindu Dharma and other faiths. Your donations are appreciated; By Zelle: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com PayPal: savetemples.org By Check: Or you can send a check payable to GHHF, 14726 Harmony Lane, Frisco, TX 75035. It is tax-deductible. By Rupees: call 601-918-7111; +91 83096 43979.
15 Feb 2024

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, . 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, . It is tax-deductible. For more information, call {{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, . It is tax-deductible. www.Savetemples.org For more information, call {{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, . It is tax-deductible. www.Savetemples.org For more information, call
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, . It is tax-deductible. www.Savetemples.org For more information, call {{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, . It is tax-deductible. www.Savetemples.org For more information, call {{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, . It is tax-deductible. www.Savetemples.org For more information, call   {{album_52}}
17 May 2020