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

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.

01 Dec 2022

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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 Ghar Waapasi in Assam – 4 Christians and 1 Muslim Returned to Hindu Dharma; They signed an Affidavit declaring their return with FREE WILL. One ounce of action is worth more than tones of discussion”

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)  on Bhagavad Gita: " It is sublime as night and a breathless ocean. It contains every religious sentiment, all the grand ethics which visit in turn each noble poetic mind....It is of no use to put away the book; if I trust myself in the woods or in a boat upon the pond. Nature makes a Brahmin of me presently: eternal compensation, unfathomable power, unbroken silence....This is her creed. peace, she saith to me, and purity and absolute abandonment - these panaceas expiate all sin and bring you to the beatitude of the Eight Gods."  Global Hindu Heritage Foundation is very happy to inform you that we have appointed four Pracharaks and Bala Samskar teachers in and around Cachar City in Assam.  Cachar is an administrative district in the state. The district headquarters, Silchar, is one of the most important business centers of Assam. In 2006, the Indian government named Cachar one of the country's 250 most backward districts out of a total of 640.                 Sri Samrat Dutt from Cachar has been coordinating and organizing activities in ASSAM– Ghar Waapasi and Bala Samskar and other activities. He was responsible for identifying four Pracharaks – two males and two females. He also identified 12 teachers for  Bala Samskar. He even found three villages where Bala Samskar Kendras are being sponsored by them. GHHF would like to express our appreciation to Samrat Ji for his passion and determination to coordinate and supervise these activities.                His concern for the aggressiveness of Christians and Love Jihad by Muslims helped GHHF to organize these activities. We are grateful for his passion, dedication, and leadership qualities in organizing many of these activities. 4 Christians and 1 Muslim return to Hindu dharma. GHHF has appointed six Pracharaks who go to Christian as well as Muslim houses to talk about Hindu Dharma. Because of their efforts and Sri Samrat’s wide variety of activities, many villagers have been following all the activities being conducted over the last two months. 10 Christians from Hailakandi District returned to Hinduism. After that they embraced Hinduism. All of those who reconverted to Hinduism felicitated with dhoti, Saree, kumkum, Sindoor, Gangajal, and pictures of Gods and Goddesses. Since these Christians came from different villages, the Ghar Waapasi Shuddhi program was conducted in association with ISKCON and HVP.  They Signed Affidavit of their Return to Hinduism I have been influenced by Teaching, preaching and customs of Sanatan Hindu Dharma. I have been practicing Hindu way of life since two years and now I feel I should leave Islam and thus I adopted Hinduism. I shall be leading my life as Hindu person and I will be remained as Hindu having full faith in Hindu religion. There is no force, fraud, undue influence or coercion for taking the above decision of reconversion.  Many priests or pastors are cheats. Their livelihood depends on the number of conversions. They go around the streets and find people and collect 10% from the poorest of the poor. They will threaten them and create fear among them by saying that they will burn eternally if they do not give their share to the Pastor. They go to any extent to lie, cheat, and falsify our Hindu scriptures. It is a terrible religion. In fact, the Bible vividly described the atrocities, killings, dashing the children against the wall, and stoning to death if you disobey. Even if you have performed your duty as per your customs, the Bible encourages wiping out the whole nation. They were persecuted and tortured unto death. Bible is full of fabrications, contradictions, revengeful and atrocious. In fact,  Bible reflects more hatred and vengeance than love.  Women have to be silent and submissive. They cannot speak in the Church. 1Timothy 2:11-12 A woman must learn in quietness and full submissiveness. I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; she is to remain quiet. 1 Corinthians 14:34 Women are to be silent in the churches. They are not permitted to speak, but must be in submission, as the law says. Titus 2:5 to be self-controlled, pure, managers of their households, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, so that the word of God will not be discredited. Genesis 3:16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee. GHHF is committed to engaging in Ghar Waapasi by giving utmost importance to welcome the converted Christians back to Hinduism who may have drifted away for different reasons without full comprehension. This is the only way to bring back those who took the wrong path for different reasons. WE NEED YOUR HELP We appreciate it if you can help in hiring more people who can go to these villages to do Ghar Waapasi. We have employed twenty people so far. More people we hire, more villages can be covered to welcome them back and also create Chaitanya (Awareness) among the students and villagers. 1) Donate any amount to help the Dharma Pracharaks to work at the ground level. 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_697}}
24 Nov 2022

[GHHF] One of our Board members attended Bala Samskar Students in Hyderabad; Amazed at the progress of the students who come from a very low-Income Families.

Romain Rolland, Nobel Prize Winner in 1916 “I am bringing to Europe, as yet unaware of it, the fruit of a new autumn, a new message of the soul,  the symphony of India, bearing the name of Ramakrishna. The man whose image I evoke was the consummation of a thousand years of  the spiritual life of three hundred million people.”  Global Hindu Heritage Foundation is very happy to announce that we are conducting 150 Bala Samskar Kendras in five different States. Many of the villagers expressed their appreciation to conduct these classes so that their children would not be exploited by Christians. They are happy to know that their children are learning about the meaning of so many customs and traditions. They were thrilled to see their children come home and do namaskar for them which was very satisfying. Visited three Combined Bala Samskar Students in Hyderabad This is the first time we had a chance to visit Bala Samskar Students in Shamshabad, Hyderabad. We were very much impressed with the talents of our students.  GHHF started these Bala Samskar Kendras for children to educate the life skills, morals, ethical stories and the national heroes with the expectation these classes will shape their personalities to cope up with their future expectations and dreams.  We wanted to make sure the students in these low-income areas, SC/BC communities will develop learning skills and they will be filled with hope and confidence.      We are hoping to develop problem solving skills     We will help them to develop discipline and self-control     We will teach them to adjust and accommodate diversity     We will try to teach them take pride in the richness pf their culture and traditions.     We will teach them to develop them to dream the dreams to aspire for.     We will help the students to develop curiosity and aim for the a better future. Students showcased their talents for more than 30 minutes  Sri Prashant Nanganuri reported the following activities: · First he warmly welcomed by our Coordinator Lakshmi Nivas and six teachers. · Then he proceed to the Hanuman Temple and did puja and reeived His blessings. · Then proceeded to the place where our students are assembled · Started with Guru Mantra, Saraswathi stotram, two songs on Mother, national songs and many other chantings. · Physical activities were also demonstrated. · He met the teachers and expressed our appreciation for their dedication. · It was an amazing experience to see the discipline of the students who are from a very low income neighborhood. What is the Purpose of Starting Bala Samskar Kendras? Bala Samskar Kendras / Sunday Schools are being planned for two purposes: 1) To teach about the richness and glory of our Sanatana Dharma. Its eternal nature, its scientific advances, depth of knowledge in our scriptures, and its universal appeal to humanity. 2) Also prevent the Christian aggressive missionary threat to Hinduism. Children are lured away by the Christians bribing them with many unnecessary needs to attract them. They give Chocolates, pens, pencils, and promises of many material things and invite them to Churches and start brainwashing them to believe in their religion, and teach them to hate Hinduism. Global Hindu Heritage Foundation has start BALA SAMSKAR on Sundays as well as weekdays to impart the richness of Hindu Heritage that enunciated peace, harmony, inclusiveness, self-improvement, and universal welfare. Our Sunday Schools will discuss contributions Hinduism made in the fields of education, mathematics, astronomy. Arithmetic, quantum mechanics, metallurgy, surgery, medicine, dentistry, infinity, zero. Cosmology, literature, yoga and meditation, and other subjects. Sponsor one or more Schools We need all the support we can get to expand the number of Bala Samskar Kendras (Centers) to 160 as of November. Sponsor each School for $1200 per year. You can suggest a teacher in your village or neighborhood in India to start Sunday School. DONATIONS PayPal Method: To donate visit our website: savetemples.org. Click on the Donate button, then press the Purpose category, and select the “Sunday School – Bal Samskar” category. By Check: Or you can send a check payable to Global Hindu Foundation, 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_696}}
23 Nov 2022

[GHHF] Karthik Masa Puja Items distributed to Grama Devata Temples in Siddantam area are being to preserve the age-old custom by lighting Lamps "One ounce of action worth more than tons of discussion."

Will Durant (The Story of Philosophy): (316) “The Hindus were deeper than the thinkers of Europe, because their interpretation of the world was internal and intuitive, not external and intellectual; the intellect divides everything, intuition unites everything; the Hindus saw that the "I" is a delusion; that the individual is merely phenomenal, and that the only reality is the Infinite One "That art thou." Global Hindu Heritage Foundation is extremely happy to recognize the need to preserve and protect the traditions and customs  in the villages. We feel that many villagers identify themselves their Gram devatas and pray for their blessings to protect them from possible impeding dangers. This is our effort to revive the sentiments and faith in Gram devatas who once played a significant role in unifying the entire community. Grama Devatas means village Goddesses/Deities who were installed in the villages to protect the village, to protect the crops, to prevent calamities, to prevent various kinds of ailments and to bless the villagers with health and wealth. As we know that many Grama Devatas are located in a small place in the community or village. Overwhelming majority of Grama Devatas are Goddesses with very few notable experiences.  Significance of Karthik Deepam It is celebrated in Siddantam area Temples in West Godavari District. Deepam is light. It is lit every day in many houses in the morning and evening. Symbolically, light evokes Chaitanya (consciousness). It is considered the source of knowledge, remover of darkness, eradicator of ignorance, and germinator of higher ideals. Whenever the knowledge is awakened, the negative Vasanas are slowly eliminated while new seeds (Vasanas) are sown for this and next life. Also, the light always burns upwards implying that one should grow upward better living. Hindus also light the lamp before starting any auspicious event. In fact, Hindus call it Divya Deepam – Divine Lamp. Karthika Purnima is also known as Deva Deepawali or Dev Diwali which means the festival of lights of the gods, by the killing of the demons, gods declared the day as a festival of lights. Karthika Masam (Month) is the only month in which both Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu are worshiped and the temples of Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu are full with the devotees wanting a darshan of their deities. This is a popular festival in Andhra Pradesh and on the day of the full moon or Karthika Purnimi, in the evening, a flame is carried at the top of the hill to light the Karthik Maha Deepam. A big lamp with 365 wicks is lit to ward of negative energy or evil. Also, the holy text of Karthika Puranam is recited to invite good fortune and positive energy. It is customary to start our daily prayers as well as any major functions by lighting an Oil lamp by chanting this sloka Subham Karoti Kalyanam, Arogyam Dhana Sampadah, Shatru Buddhi Vinashaya,  Deepa Jyotir Namostute. “I salute the One who lights the lamp that brings auspiciousness; prosperity, good health, abundance of wealth, and the destruction of the intellect’s enemy (These 6 enemies are Kama, krodha, lobha, moha, mada and matsarya)’. Many people in villages will have darshan of Gram devata before they go out of town or go on pilgrimage. They are worshipped on a regular basis and offerings are made in recognition of their role as a protector of the village and also preventor of numerous ailments. The names of the Gram devatas vary from village to village. Examples of these Gramadevatas are Ganganamma, Veeramma, Poleramma, Chenchulakshmi,  Bangaramma, Bangamma, Seetalamma, Nookalamma, Mumba Devi, Gulebi, and others.  According to Sree Padma (2013), “A Gram devata often is “at home” in the outdoors and usually symbolized iconically in the form of a shapeless rock, a snake hole, or a tree. While she may also be seen in the form of images within more humbly constructed and appointed shrines at the edge of a village, Gram devatas are usually worshipped directly by devotees without any Brahman priestly mediation and therefore without elaborate Sanskrit recitations….The priests and  priestesses of these Gram devata are mostly from non-Brahminic castes and play a major cultic role only at the time of special festivals.”  Distribution of Puja Kits to Grama Devata Temples     Global Hindu Heritage Foundations in association with Haindava Bharathi  have decided to distribute about Puja kits to nearby SC/ST colonies to celebrate Karthik Purnima. Ashokji has undertaken this responsibility to distribute Puja kits to these needy villages to celebrate Karthik Purnima by lighting up the Diyas in and around the Temples to invite Sri Mahalakshmi to all the Temples and the houses.    GHHF also participated in the elaborate lighting of the lamps to represent Shiva Linga. It is an impressive visual treat to see the Shiva Linga decorated with lamps.  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_695}}
22 Nov 2022

[GHHF] Amazing and Astounding Rangoli Drawings of Lord Venkateshwara, Lord Ayyappa, and Om by the villagers to celebrate Karthik Masa Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860), German philosopher and writer.

"From every sentence (of the Upanishads) deep, original and sublime thoughts arise, and the whole is pervaded by a high and holy and earnest spirit...."In the whole world there is no study so beneficial and so elevating as that of the Upanishads. They are destined sooner or later to become the faith of the people."  Global Hindu Heritage Foundation is extremely happy to recognize the need to preserve and protect the traditions and customs  in the villages. We feel that many villagers identify themselves their Gram devatas and pray for their blessings to protect them from possible impeding dangers. This is our effort to revive the sentiments and faith in Gram devatas who once played a significant role in unifying the entire community. Grama Devatas means village Goddesses/Deities who were installed in the villages to protect the village, to protect the crops, to prevent calamities, to prevent various kinds of ailments and to bless the villagers with health and wealth. As we know that many Grama Devatas are located in a small place in the community or village. Overwhelming majority of Grama Devatas are Goddesses with very few notable experiences. Rangoli drawings of Lord Venkateshwara, Lord Ayyappa and Om Traditionally, Rangoli is an art of decoration drawn on the floor or the entrances of homes. It is thought to bring good luck, prosperity on the house and in the family, and to welcome guests. Some mothers in India do this activity every morning, or on a special festive occasion like Diwali, Onam, and Pongal. Rangoli design can be simple geometric shapes, floral shapes or they can also be very elaborate designs. Some common symbols used in Rangoli are peacocks, lotus flowers, mangoes, and fish. The most important element of Rangoli is being colorful! Rangoli can be made on the floor, sidewalk, or entrances of homes. It is considered auspicious to draw Rangoli as it is meant to invite Gods in the morning.  The symmetry of these Rangoli designs also create positive energy and balance the vibrations.      It encourages the people to develop inquisitive mind, deep thinks as they cence[prualise the images in their mind, think of balancing the images they plan to draw and also inspire others to emulate the cultural traditions. As you can see that the villagers drew Lord Venkateshwara rangoli, Lor Ayyappa Rangoli, Om rangoli and other images. They take so much pride in drawing these rangolis which are unique to Hinduism.  Rangoli has been a part of Indian tradition since many years and it is incomplete without holy symbols. The different holy symbols that are used while drawing Rangoli include symbols like Aum, Shankh (Conch), Sudarshan Chakra (Chakra that is in hands of Lord Vishnu), Swastik, Kamal (Lotus), Chandra (Moon), Surya (Sun), Gadha (Mace Weapon), Dhanush (Bow), Tulsi Vrindavan (Holy Basil Plant), More Pankh (Peacock Feather), Mango leaves, Neem leaves, Stars and faces of Gods and Goddesses. Drawing these symbols are known to invite good luck, prosperity and a lot of happiness in the house. Many people use their own creativity while drawing these symbols. They make these symbols and draw many different patterns around these symbols with different Rangoli colors. Significance of Conducting Homas A homa is a yagna or fire ritual. It is a puja that involves offering various materials in-to a specially designed fire.  Homa is an ancient ceremony & celebration of the Divine performed to keep us in harmony with cosmic forces, thereby helping us to overcome the sorrows of life, advancing our spiritual growth and promoting World Peace. By doing Homa, powerful spiritual vibrations are created around us. These spiritual forces work to eliminate the negative influences in our life and help surround us with positive energy which can bring us peace of mind, material prosperity and enable us to more easily touch our inner Divinity, our true nature. People from all walks of life, in every nation around the world can benefit physically, psychologically, sociologically and ecologi-cally from these energizing rituals. Homas can be performed on one`s own behalf or for a loved one to alleviate suffering caused by malefic planetary influences. The vibrations created by the Homa have a profound effect on the atmosphere and surroundings. All homas are performed with an intention of universal happiness and peace: “lokah samastah sukhino bhavantu, Om shanti shanti shanti”, which means ‘may everyone be happy, may there be peace everywhere’. Apart from this, every specific homa will have a specific effect or benefits, depending on the type of energy the homa invokes and enhances (the ‘devata’ or divinity invoked). 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_694}}
21 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