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Welcoming Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji to Canada; Narrated the historic 80th Birthday Celebrations

On behalf of many devotees across the globe, I am fortunate to welcome Sri Swamiji to Canada and Datta Yoga Centre in Erin. Let us welcome Him with a round of applause.

03 Jul 2022

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Welcoming Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji to Canada; Narrated the historic 80th Birthday Celebrations

On behalf of many devotees across the globe, I am fortunate to welcome Sri Swamiji to Canada and Datta Yoga Centre in Erin. Let us welcome Him with a round of applause. Sri Swamiji is described as a teacher, Guru, Sadguru, Parama Guru, guide, musician, composer, Ashta Sidhi, Yogi, a man of miracles, healer, doctor, yoga man, magician, spiritual leader and simply say Swamiji; others say he follows the Vedic way. Still, others say He is a friend, family member; each person has his way of looking at Him. Everybody has his/her way of describing Him depending on their association and experience. Many of us recognize Him as Devi, Lord Krishna, Lord Shiva, Parma Shiva, Sada Shiva, Lod Ganesh and many manifestations of different Gods. His Holiness Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji of Mysore, one of the greatest spiritual leaders of the present day is an asset to India and the world at large. He is an incarnation of the Great Cosmic Power. The revival of culture, reformation of society and establishing peace and happiness among mankind and transforming them into godly men is His mission. His methods include: establishing Dharma and Bhakti, singing devotional hymns, reciting the names of the Lord Almighty, guiding their devotees to cross the troubled waters in life, teaching love and compassion, inculcating devotion into the masses and instilling into them love of God through chorus singing of Bhajans and listening to hismeditation and healing music. Sri Swamiji travels all over the world to help seekers discover that everything is God. In Him, devotees find compassion, love and divine wisdom as He guides them on the path of Yoga sadhana – to discover and realize their true Self. Sri Swamiji conveys an important part of His message through His music, being noted for His Namasankeertan. Sri Swamiji's music is devotional and used for spiritual energy transmission. This great master sings self-composed Bhajans in Sanskrit, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, and English and plays Ayurvedic healing ragas on an electronic synthesizer, accompanied by musicians on classical Indian instruments. Devotees around the world claim to have received immense benefit through His concerts, everything from physical healing to spiritual guidance, and great outpourings of divine love.   Sri Swamiji, the Sadguru Par excellence: Importance of Sadguru and Why do we need a Guru There is nobody in this world greater than a Sadguru. Sri Swamiji blesses and guides His devotees with His watchful eyes. He gives joy and happiness and removes the sorrows of his devotees. Nobody can define a guru or sing the glories of a Sadguru. Kularnava Tantra says: Pinda brahmandayoraikyam shittim yo vetti tattvataha Shiraasthi roma sankhyadi sa gurunaaparah priye. O beloved, only that being who is fully aware of the oneness of the macrocosm and microcosm, who even knows the number of all Nadis (nerves), bones, and hairs is in truth a Guru. No one else can be called Guru. If we want to know Sri Swami: OPEN your eyes of love, and see Him who pervades this world I consider it well, and know that this is your own country. When you meet the true Guru, He will awaken your heart; He will tell you the secret of love and detachment, and then you will know indeed that He transcends this universe. p. 119 This world is the City of Truth, its maze of paths enchants the heart: We can reach the goal without crossing the road, such is the sport unending. Where the ring of manifold joys ever dances about Him, there is the sport of Eternal Bliss. When we know this, then all our receiving and renouncing is over; Thenceforth the heat of having shall never scorch us more.   80th Birthday Celebrations. On the first day of the celebrations, Prime Minister spoke about his experience of visiting Datta Peetham. In his live message, he said that  ”The thing that gives me the greatest satisfaction about the efforts of Datta Peetham is that along with spirituality, modernity is also nurtured here. There is a huge Hanuman temple here; at the same time, there is a provision for 3D mapping, sound, and light shows as well. There is not only a massive bird park here but also a modern system for its operation. Datta Peetham has become a major hub for the study of Vedas today…. I am sure that Datta Peetham will continue to fulfill its important responsibilities in terms of society-building, and nation-building, and will give a new dimension to the service of living beings in modern times. And this is how the resolution of serving Shiva is fulfilled by serving the living beings.” Prelude To Sri Ganapathy Swamiji’s 80th Birthday Celebrations: Six-Day ‘Vishwashanti Padayatra’ From Mekedatu To Mysuru Ashram A six-day ‘Vishwashanti Padayatra’ for world peace and harmony will be taken out from Mekedatu to Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Ashram on Nanjangud Road in the city, starting from May 13. He further said that the padayatra has five objectives — Health and safety of women and children, Cattle protection (Gou Samrakshane), Assistance to financially weaker schools and Veda Pathashalas, Concern for poor farmers, and ‘Paryavarana’, meaning saving the environment and mother earth by planting saplings. Headed by Sri Datta Vijayananda Teertha Swami, The padayatra was launched from Mekedatu where the holy River Cauvery flows, will pass through Dodda Alahalli, Sathanur, Halagur, Malavalli, and Bannur, reached the Ashram in Mysuru on May 18. ·         In honor of His Holiness Birthday, The Doddamma Thayi Temple was built by the Ashram at Bannimantap and Vasanthanagar for Pourakarmikas. ·         A newly-constructed ‘Vijaya Hanuma Gopura’ of Lord Dattatreya Temple in the Ashram premise was inaugurated during the birthday celebrations. ·         Pratyaksha Pada Puja to His Holiness by Sri Bala Swamiji on May 26th ·         Lakshs Sri Sukta Maha Yajnam ·         Koti Datta Yagnam Newly Renovated Nada Mantapam. For this occasion, Nada Mantapam was renovated. It looked mighty, magnificent, majestic, and royal. The sound system was crisp and clear. Chief Ministers Goa CM Attends 80th Birthday Celebrations of Sri Ganapathy Swamiji Karnataka Chief Minister – Sri Basavaraj Bommai Governors Her Highness Smt Anandiben Patel, Governor of Uttara Pradesh His Highness Sri Bandaru Dattatreya  Governor of Hariyana Awards:  Ashtahn Vidwan, Nada Nidhi, Vishwa Bandu, Sashy Bandhu, Shastra Nidhi, Vidya Nidhi, Ahtana Rachayita, Ashthan Vidushi,  Prani Bandhu, Pravachana Nidhi, Jayalakshmi Puraskara, Datta Peetha Bandu, and Sukha Vana Award were given to more than two hundred dignitaries. ·         More than 50 Peethadhiaptis and Swamiji’s attended the celebrations   ·         More than 100 Singers, artists, musicians and accompanying artists participated in the celebrations. ·         Everybody who attended the celebrations was blessed with Dhotis and Sarees. More than 25 thousand people received them. ·         Handicapped were given wheelchairs ·         Several sewing machines were given to the needy ·         Every morning, devotees organized Nagara Sankeerthana all around the Ashram ·         Yoga classes were conducted for devotees in the early morning. It was a lifetime experience to witness Sri Swamiji’s 80th Birthday celebrations and I want to thank Sri Swamiji for giving me this once-a-lifetime opportunity to participate and witness the celebrations. {{album_577}}
03 Jul 2022

[GHHF] Assam Flood Relief Work Continues; Water bottles, Food, Baby food and Sanitary Napkins provided to Flood Victims

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. GHHF activities are being conducted in three districts –Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi.                 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 7 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. Relief work continued feverishly Samratji writes: *I salute my team ,they set an example for all the social workers across The globe*. Due to  devastated flood pracharaks, worker's lost their households, their house was fully drown, still GHHF Assam member's reached more than 32 places and served  20000 people. This flood  destroyed everything means just everything. Water level raised up to 6ft. Most of the rivers showed a receding trend, though Kopili at Nagaon, Barak at Cachar and Karimganj and Kushiara in Karimganj were flowing above the danger level. In Silchar town, which has been submerged for over a week, efforts are underway to provide relief in those areas where the administration is yet to reach, but GHHF reached , our caders took life risk , distributed food packets, khicdi, drinking Water. 28.6.22, GHHF, Assam ll Distributed baby food's amongst children and a total of 200 women were provided with sanitary napkins at Thandapur  school, in Hailakandi District where refugees took shelter due to flood. 29.6.22, GHHF, Assam ll Flood relief.... distributed drinking Water and essential medicines amongst Flood victims. *Distributed khichdi ( cooked food)  to 50 families in District Dima Hasao. Assam faces devastating floods, wreak havoc for more than 4 lakh people. Rail, road and air connectivity to rest of Bharat severely affected. The worst-affected districts by floods in Assam include, Cachar, Dima Hasao, Hojai, Nagaon, Charaideo, Darrang, Dhemaji, Dibrugarh, Bajali, Baksa, Biswanath DONATE FOR ASSAM FLOOD RELIEF FUND                 In the last four days far GHHF allocated  about 2 lakh rupees and planning to help more flood victims.                 Please donate to distribute Annadanam, water, dry items and other items. Please visit our website and donate through PayPal so that I can keep up with the donations and use that money for Assam relief.                 Also through ZELLE, you can donate: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com  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_576}}
02 Jul 2022

[GHHF] Bala Samskar Kendras Celebrated International Yoga Day on June 21; Majority Centers organized Yoga Classes

“Through sustained focus and meditation on our patterns, habits, and conditioning, we gain knowledge and understanding of our past and how we can change the patterns that aren’t serving us to live more freely and fully.” — Patañjali International Yoga Day was celebrated by the Bala Samskar Kendras of Global Hindu Heritage Foundation to highlight the importance of for the physical and spiritual prowess. GHHF strongly feels that children should be taught about the importance of yoga in life, teach them about the health benefits, emphasize the connection between Atma and Paramatma, and how they are connected to the infinite energy exists in the universe. Practice of doing yoga is to connect the body, mind and soul in a way that has existed for centuries. As many of you are aware that United Nations declared June 21st as International Yoga Day.  Yoga is an ancient practice that originated more than 5,000 years ago in India. Yoga was developed as a way to interconnect the mind, body and soul to step closer into enlightenment. As the practice became popular in the west, it became popularized as an exercise and relaxation method, with claims to help the body’s general well-being, alleviate physical injuries and chronic pain. The idea of International Yoga Day was first proposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 27, 2014, during his speech at the UN General Assembly, where a resolution to establish June 21 as International Yoga Day was introduced by India’s Ambassador, Asok Kumar Mukerji. The date of June 21 was chosen as it is the Summer Solstice, the day where there is the most sun out of every other day of the year. Overall, it received support from 177 nations, the highest number of co-sponsors for any UN resolution, proclaiming June 21 as the International Yoga Day. Physical Benefits Yoga is known for disease prevention, health promotion, and management of many lifestyle disorders. Number of research studies reveal a number of Physical benefits: ·         increased flexibility. ·         increased muscle strength and tone. ·         improved respiration, energy and vitality. ·         maintaining a balanced metabolism. ·         weight reduction. ·         cardio and circulatory health. ·         improved athletic performance. ·         protection from injury. Health Benefits: Numerous studies show yoga’s benefits in arthritis, osteopenia, balance issues, oncology, women’s health, chronic pain and other specialties. “The research summarized in the review found that the cardiovascular system benefited mightily from controlling the pace of breathing, as evidenced by favorable changes in heart rate, stroke capacity, arterial pressure, and contractility of the heart.” Sponsor one or more Schools We need all the support we can get to expand the number of Bala Samskar Kendras (Centers) to 150 as of May 15, 2022. 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_575}}
01 Jul 2022

[GHHF] Supported Grama Devata Renovation and Consecration; Concurrently 10 Christians were welcomed back to Hinduism during this time in Assam

Dr. Ananda K Coomaraswamy “We must, however, specially mention the Bhagavad Gita as probably the most important single work ever produced in India; this book of eighteen chapters is not, as it has been sometimes called, a "sectarian " work, but one universally studied and often repeated daily from memory by millions of Indians of all persuasions;” The concept of Grama Devata is well known in India from the Vedic period.  They were worshipped in the villages with a belief that they will be the guardian of the villages. They are worshipped to prevent untimely deaths, for good crops, for proper rains, to provide safe travels and for prosperity. Grama devatas are worshipped even today as the guardian deities of a village, town, or even city. In villages, the local deities known as Grama devatas inspire such faith. Even Adi Sankara, who is considered a universal teacher and an Advaitic master and who established the Amnaya Peetham at Sringeri, is said to have consecrated four guardian deities for the protection of Sringeri village and the surrounding areas. These deities, Kalabhairava, Hanuman, and Kali as Durgamba and Kalikamba, are worshipped even today with regular pujas in the Vedic style. The shrines of grama devatas are usually located on the outskirts of the village, symbolic of blocking entry for evil spirits and diseases. These deities are invoked by prayers, mantras tantras. Generally, the majority of devatas are in female forms. Villagers were happy to contribute their labor while GHHF contributed. The Temple was opened ceremonially by installing the deities and performing all required pujas. June 22, 2022, was a special and auspicious day for all the villagers. Finally, with the guidance, and financial support from GHHF, they are able to go to their Grama Devata Temple and fulfill their dream of building this Temple.  In order to preserve our heritage and encourage our Hindus to practice their faith, GHHF helps different projects. The villagers are fortunate that they were able to build this temple. He encouraged them to attend the Temple regularly and encounter the Christian missionaries. 10 Christians returned to Hinduism                 Our Pracharaks have been going around many villages talking about the richness of Hinduism. They are sharing information about the difference between Bhagavad Gita and Christianity. Also, they are talking about the dangers of Love Jihad.  These 10 Christians were converted to coincide with the opening of renovated Grama Devata. Sri Samrat Dutta Who oversees the efforts of Assam  writes as follows: GHHF, Assam helped build Grama Devata Temple both financially and with guidance in village Nichbasti. It is to be mentioned here that due to the pressure from CPM-minded Hindus under the guidance of Christian Missionaries the construction work of this Temple couldn't been done by Hindus for the last fifteen years. GHHF pracharaks since February 2022 have been working in this village, met with elders, organized Hindu sabha, and formed committees with young Adivasi youth. After continuous hard work for six months at last Gram Devata Mandir was reconstructed by GHHF.  On this day, ten Christians reconverted to Hinduism. Prasadam was distributed to about two hundred villagers. The Villagers expressed their gratitude to GHHF for standing with them and assisting in all possible ways. 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. With 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 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 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 RUPEES, if you would like to contribute in rupees, please either call or send an email. We will call you back to give you the required information For more information, call Prakasarao V Velagapudi 601-918-7111; Email: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com. {{album_574}}
30 Jun 2022

GHHF “Meet and Greet” Organized in Chittoor; Spoke about the impending danger for the survival of Hinduism.

Swami Ghanananda Saraswati "I was searching for the truth. I went through some books on yoga and discovered that Hinduism is a very good religion. It is open-minded. It teaches you about God. It also teaches you about the science of the soul. Later I went to Rishikesh and stayed with Sivananda's ashram, the Divine Life Society. There I found that Hinduism is a straightforward religion that revealed the truth.” Global Hindu Heritage Foundation is very happy to inform you that Sri Jaya Kumar who is an active Hindutva proponent and who is a lawyer, RSS karyakartha, and a member of the BJP, organized the event.                 He was mainly responsible for distributing about 250 people every day for more than two months during the Pandemic in the early part of 2020.                 On June 16, we visited Chittoor and visited one of the tallest Sri Swami Vivekananda Statue built on the main Highway visible to all travelers. We have offered Arthi to Swamiji and offered agarabatti. We offered Coconut as Prasadam.                 Then we proceeded to the Venue where we have about 75 invited guests waiting. About ten local leaders talked about the urgent need to protect Hinduism. Many of them expressed their concern about terrorism, raping, love jihad, blockage of roads to do namaaz, and other issues plaguing the country.                 While introducing me to the audience, he spoke about our effort in serving Annadanam in Chittoor. Then he said that GHHF is undertaking a number of activities to counter the aggressive conversion taking place in Andhra Pradesh.                 I spoke about our activities being done at the ground level. I talked about the potential danger to Bharath where Muslims have vowed to make India an Islamic Country. We should not be complaisant about what is happening in India. We should never forget what happened to our forefathers. We should never forget about how our forefathers were killed on the Hindu Kush Mountain in Afghanistan. Hindus who refused to convert to Islam were taken to the top of the mountain and massacred. It was reported that blood flowed all the way from that mountain to the streets.                 Also, we reminded them that how Muslims have captured and destroyed Hindu Temples in Ayodhya, Kasi, and Dwaraka. They destroyed Hindu Temples and built Mosques on top of them using the remnants of Temple materials. Now they are concentrating on Balaji Temple in Tirupati. We all should be cognizant of what is coming and how they may block entry into the Balaji Temple preventing Hindus to go to Sri Venkateswara Temple. 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. With 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 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 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 RUPEES, if you would like to contribute in rupees, please either call or send an email. We will call you back to give you the required information For more information, call Prakasarao V Velagapudi 601-918-7111; Email: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com. {{album_573}}
29 Jun 2022

Foreword to Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji’s book “Script for Success.” by (Prakasarao V Velagapudi, PhD)

(NOTE: Sri Swamiji asked me to write the Foreword by giving the draft of the book. It was an amazing experience to receive the book from His Divine hand.)  It is a rare divine opportunity for me to write FOREWORD to this book that is personally penned By His Holiness Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji. Sri Swamiji is none other than Lord Dattatreya in human form came down to this earth to help the mankind as a Guru, Sadguru, Parama Guru, Jagat Guru, Ashta Sidhi, Yogi, a Man of miracles, Healer, Doctor, Spiritual leader and simply say Swamiji. To write a Foreword to this precious book on Quotes is nothing less than a lifetime blessing from Lord Dattatreya. It is a pure incomparable blessing accorded to me by His Holiness Sri Swamiji.     Sri Swamiji was born in 1943, the era filled with fervor for freedom from the British and the  general population detesting all things British. The rural populace where Sri Swamiji grew up had a  general condition where learning English was detested. Sri Swamiji’s schooling happened in Anantapur,  Proddatur and Mysuru. Learning and studying in local languages was greatly encouraged. As years rolled  on, Sri Swamiji made some efforts to understand and learn English. Sri Swamiji has said in many  speeches that His English is “Child’s English”. Yet we have today a book of quotations on wisdom. Seeing  Sri Swamiji’s writings in English, it was prayed to Sri Swamiji to permit this publication int it’s pristine  form. In the handwriting of Sri Swamiji. Reluctantly, Sri Swamiji approved. Thus, we have today, in this  historic 80th Avatara year of Sri Swamiji – a precious book containing the quotes in Sri Swamiji’s  handwriting. Sri Swamiji has written this Quotations book in English with his own handwriting covering wide range of topics affecting the entire gamut of life. These quotes are concise and precise sentences that express our scriptural knowledge and timeless wisdom to awaken motivation, inspiration, and  happiness. Sri Swamiji has written 1008 quotes to offer direction to lead a peaceful living, offer hope for  the bright future, make one to see the bright side of life, open the mind to see life in a wider  perspective, find solace to the disturbed mind, stabilize the wavering mind, provide cure for  procrastination, render enough courage to face the troubles, mitigate the negative thoughts, provide  advice to handle the family problems, teach the importance of disciple, develop good food habits, to get  rid of laziness, moderate the materialistic overreach, develop the spiritual motivation, provide realistic  aspirations for successful businesses, the virtue of Nishkama karma, the richness of Bhagavad Gita, the  grandeur of Hindu scriptures and the list can go on. These wisdom quotes are culled from different  scriptures are presented in a more meaningful, easy to read, easy to digest, practical to implement for  one’s own life journey. Why did Sri Swamiji write these quotes? Sri Swamiji, the divine Avatara, realize that people in general are spiritually poor, inwardly strained, outwardly stressed, spiritually weak, mentally torn, emotionally feeble, and psychologically worn out. People are directionless. In spite of all the advice and guidance we receive from all our family members and all our friends, we drive aimlessly. His guidance is straightforward, advice is sagely, appraisal is candid, vision is clear, clarity of  thought is unambiguous, instructions are forthright, and directions are forthright. Sri Swamiji instructs,  guides, and advises, in both temporal and spiritual matters, and makes them sail through the troubled  waters, enabling them to achieve the goal of their life. His guidance is unfailing provided the devotees  have full faith in Him. These 1008 are priceless and eternal. They are easy to read and easy to understand. Each word has power and each quotation is loaded with more power and incessant vibrations. They are not like any other quotes one may read. They rolled out from the fingers of Sri Swamiji which are endowed with so much power. Discussion on any of these quotes can go on endlessly. Read them with faith, articulate them with passion, digest with conviction and faithfully follow the essence of these quotes. Whenever you need guidance, open the book, you will find the answer. You will reap the benefits and you will get the answer you are thirsting for. Also, the realization that that people do not have much time to read books with all the responsibilities at home and at work. Sri Swamiji himself has written hundreds of books on variety of topics to make people balance their lives; to introduce the richness of Bhagavad Gita, Mahabharata, Bhagavatam, Ramayana, and other scriptures; to teach the grandeur of Vedas and Upanishads; narrate the stories of different Gods and Goddesses; and to describe the mysteries and powers of numerous Sadgurus in the Sanatana Dharma. But Sri Swamiji himself decided to write these quotes which are mainly the condensed versions of compendium of vast literature known to make them available to mankind. Through these quotes, one can collect the knowledge one gained throughout the books and a whole life experience in a short precise statement. Sri Swamiji’s compassion to His devotees and others made Him write to allow them to enrich themselves with the ancient wisdom with minimal effort. Sri Swamiji to rescue your Mind Sri Swamiji keeps talking about the oscillation of mind, and it can rob the tranquility, the very nature of a human being. Sri Swamiji recognizing the torment that can be caused by the mind. He stated in 1985 “Man’s ascent to divinity or descent or rise or fall in the cultural evolution, depends solely on the state or quality of his mind. Mind by itself will always be agitated and uneasy. It is by nature fickle, turbulent, powerful, and obstinate. It is to control or quieten just as to control wind. “ In order to calm the mind, Sri Swamiji says, “such positive virtues like friendship, compassion, contentment, and indifference toward worldly enjoyment etc., should be cultivated by purging the mind of its negative tendencies such as hated, cruelty, discontentment, and longing for worldly enjoyment.” It is an arduous task for any ordinary individual to face the stress and strains in the world of work as well as in the domestic arena. Mind is swayed away by so many forces that are competing to take away the very essence human life. Mind is constantly changing, is described as chenchala (wavering) and asthila (unsteady). It is compared to a monkey that keeps on hopping and jumping with no stability, to a street dog that gets beaten up every place it visits, to a mercury that splashes into several drops when it falls on the ground, to a tennis ball that bounces in all directions depending on who hits it, and to a pendulum that keeps oscillating back and forth and up and down? The mind is fickle, turbulent, and stormy. With its tremendous power it can control your body, your actions and limit your thinking capacity. Even if you try to control it, restrain it, it becomes  impossible. Nobody can control it. Mind is very strong. It does not depend on the strength of the body.  Body might be weak, but the mind is strong. Read these quotes Everyday If we have to subdue our mind, these quotations are invaluable, absolute, and priceless to help  the devotee’s overcome anxiety, stress, fear, uncertainty, insecurity, and predicaments. Each quotation  is written to deal with a particular problem and understanding and absorbing the real meaning of these quotes will make one at peace. The more one reads, more benefits one accrues. They are your supporters, rescuers, and protectors. Hold on to them. As you read each one, deliberate on the real essence of each one of these quotes. Keep reading, don’t stop. Secrets of life are hidden in these quotes: they reveal themselves to you. Your persistence will pay off. When you are faced with a predicament in any given day, open this book. You will be astonished, surprised and shocked to find not only a quote that is appropriate for your problem, and relevant to the need of the hour and how it can help you to minimize sorrow and stress. You will come out smiling as if the weight of the mountain is lifted off your shoulders. That quote will refresh you, reinvigorates you and energizes you to handle any problem head on. Sri Swamiji as a Guide Sri Swamiji is a great psychologist, a dexterous doctor and an astute mentalist all in one. His penetrating eyes pierce through your mind and body to detect the imbalance, and also dissect every part of the body and probes the brain cells. He is a silent teacher who help the devotees to transform themselves through his teachings, looks, personality and silence. His help is imperative to his devotees to go through different stages and make them evolve. He takes his devotee whose mind is primitive, agitated, angry, stressed out stage to the stage of Sachchidananda – bliss. Sri Swamiji is a guide who can help you cross the ocean, father who is caring to the needs of his children, mother who is ever loving and compassionate, a friend who helps his devotees in need, a teacher who answers our queries to remove the darkness, a pilot who helps his devotees to navigate through their lives, and a musician who can be instrumental in healing by affecting every part of the body. By penning these quotes, Sri Swamiji helping his devotees by directing them to follow the righteous path, by getting acquainted with the knowledge necessary to lead the day to day life, by controlling the mind of his devotees to develop one pointed concentration and by making them realize the importance of developing Sampurna Bhakti (total devotion) and also the need for sharanagati at the lotus feet of a Sadguru. Sri Swamiji through his quotations is directing his devotees and others to follow dharmic path which is under attack. It is only through dharmic way the humanity can achieve peace, harmony and universal brotherhood. Sri Swamiji has been admonishing his devotees to follow the righteous path, not to go astray, uphold dharma, protect dharma, preserve dharma, face the hurdles, serve the humanity and follow the master only to reestablish dharmic world. I feel very strongly that these quotes that are loaded with enormous energy and massive power will help the devotees and non-devotees to awaken their consciousness, reduce their ego, grow them spiritually, control their anger, develop forgiveness, kindle truthfulness, increase knowledge, fulfill responsibilities, encourage charity, develop introspection, purify heart, control mind, subdue senses, live Dharmic life peacefully and impart compassion. These are the most important spiritual canons Sri Swamiji advises His devotees to observe rigidly through these quotations. Offering this Foreword at the Lotus Feet of His Holiness Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji. {{album_572}}
28 Jun 2022

[GHHF] Met with Bala Samskar Students and their Parents in Vinayaka Nagar near Tirupati; listened to their experience and Encouraged teachers to teach Hindu Values and Instill pride.

Michael Pym (1889 - ) author of “The Power of India” writes: “India is God-intoxicated. Not, as the limited view has it, religion mad, but infected by what Plato called the divine madness of the philosopher, the seeker after wisdom. Nothing of that explains India’s spiritual power.”  Global Hindu Heritage Foundation is very happy to announce that we organized a meeting with students and parents in a village near Tirupati.  About 30 students and about 12 parents attended the Schools in a Temple. Students were asked to chant a number of slokas they learned, some religious songs, desa bhakti songs, and narrate the stories. Very impressive presentation by the students. Five parents spoke about the change in their children, how they started respecting their parents, and the discipline they learned in school. They said they never thought that the behavior of their children could change. They said some of their children used to talk back and used to talk roughly with no respect. They even choke and shed tears when they start explaining the changes their children are experiencing.                Students are required to sport Tilak on their forehead and talk about its significance. All the students are required to do Pada Namaskar to both parents and the teacher to instill respect for parents and teacher.  Students were asked to enrich our culture and respect our cultural adages - Matru Devo Bhava, Pitru Devo Bhava, and Acharya Devo Bhava Speaking about the importance of Hindu values, we talked about the importance of instilling pride and imparting the richness of Hinduism. Our society has failed to teach the grandeur of Hindu ethos. We talked about the scientific and spiritual knowledge embedded in our scriptures. As Mark Twain said that there is nothing under the sun that our ancient Rishis have not addressed.                 To appreciate our faith and its richness in literature and culture, we need to understand the true nature of Christianity and Islam. Unfortunately, we are still ill-equipped with the true nature of other religions. Violence, terror, killings, rapes, and destruction are advocated by Christianity and Islam. Hindus are the only ones who say that all religions are the same while the other two Abrahamic religions abhor Hinduism and do not have any respect. Both these religions have committed to wiping out Hinduism from the planet. It is time to realize the potential danger to Hinduism and start getting reacquainted with the richness of our heritage and understand why ahimsa, tolerance, inclusiveness, respect for others, and truth can save humanity from extinction. Bala Samskar Kendras in FIVE States On June 16, Global Hindu Heritage Foundation is exceptionally happy to inform that Bala Samskar Kendras (Sunday Schools) were conducted in about 151 Villages/localities in five States: Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Assam, Tamil Nadu, and Karnataka. Planning to Bala Samskar Kendras in Bangladesh Bala Samskar Kendras are being organized in the following villages / locations Tirupati, Madanapalli, Visakhapatnam Agency Area, Visakhapatnam City, Addanki, Eluru Palem area, Guntur, Bhadrachalam, Pithapuram, Hyderabad, Kandi, Chennai, Bangalore, and Cachar in Assam. We are planning more Bala Samskar Kendras in Tamil Nadu and Assam and also increasing the centers in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Sponsor one or more Schools We need all the support we can get to expand the number of Bala Samskar Kendras (Centers). 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_571}}
27 Jun 2022

[GHHF] Ghar Waapasi in Anantapur- 12 Christian families (About 35 members) returned to Hindu Dharma

Abdullah Wassaf, writing in the 14th century A.D. says of India in his history book, Tazjiyatul Amsar: " India, according to the concurrent opinion of all writers, is the most agreeable abode on earth and the most pleasant quarter of the world. Its dust is purer than air and its air is purer than purity itself:  Its delightful plains resemble the garden of paradise.” Global Hindu Heritage Foundation is extremely happy to inform the consistent and persistent attempts to organize Ghar Waapasi in Anantapur District. Sri Gopi Chary Garu and his associates visit each house and distribute the flyers and talk about the richness of Hinduism and why they should return to their original religion. They have taken all precautions required during this pandemic. Under the guidance of Sri Gopi Chary, three Pracharaks have been going to villages with a mission to highlight the richness of Sanatana Dharma. They are going to the Christian families and give information about the differences between Christianity and Hinduism. They are sharing the 4-page document about the rights of Hindus and how to encounter Christian aggression. 12 Christian Families Returned to Hindu Dharma on June 20, 2022,  twelve (12) Christian families returned to Hinduism. A total of about 35 members embraced Hindu Dharma.  It is agreed that if they convert, they will be entitled for reservations in government jobs and decide to become Hindus so that they will be recognized as OC. They were told that the children will be entitled for reservations as per Indian Constitution. Many of them were not aware of the quota reserved for minorities. My reaction This was the last Ghar Waapasi program I attended before I returned to the USA. We were driving from Anantapur to the village where Ghar Waapasi was conducted. About one kilometer away from the site I saw a large number of people holding Hanuman flags, chanting Jai Sriram. With tribal people dancing they were walking on the main road.  I was asking our friend Ram Sharma Garu, why our Hindu folks were demonstrating on the main road. He smiled. Then all of a sudden, I saw our GHHF Banner, and I was really surprised to see them welcoming me to the site. GHHF is grateful to Sri Gopi Chary and three other associates to coordinate this welcome. Twelve (12) families along with their children embraced Hinduism amid the highly charged spiritual atmosphere where 7 Vedic Brahmins helped them to follow the instructions to return to Hindu Dharma.  Everyone has been given protection bracelets, then performed Navagraha Puja, participated in homas and performed Abhishekam to Lord Shiva sporting Vibhuti on their forehead.  by Shiva through their hands. All 12 families sat around 5 Homa gundas (pits) and performed Mahalakshmi Homa, and Navagraha Homam, followed by the purnahuti program that was completed in a grand manner. Later, everyone was blessed with 2 Kumkum Bharinis, a copper vessel, a saffron color towel, a saree, a lungi,  and a flag with Sri Rama's picture.  More than 150 Hindus, who came to witness the event to encourage the new converts, were also blessed with tying protective bracelets by doing Sankalpa to them.  Finally, all the devotees together were given tirtha prasadam. About 200 people were given Annadana following Ghar Waapasi Program. I Spoke at Ghar Waapasi Program: I expressed my appreciation to our Ghar Waapasi team for organizing the program. In fact, they went to other villages where they welcomed Christians back to Hinduism and personally invited them to attend the Ghar Waapasi program. I mentioned that I was delighted to welcome these twelve Christian families back to Hinduism. I spoke about the richness of our Hinduism, the meaning of our traditions and customs, how we believe in Vasudhaiva Kutumbam, and why we should promote tolerance and patience. If humanity has to live in peace, Hinduism is the only faith to follow. Sri Gopi Swamy talked about the greatness of Hinduism, its tolerance, its Vasudaiva Kutumbam concert, and its ahimsa philosophy. Everybody was given theertham and prasadam.  Anna daana was conducted and every Hindu who came to witness the Ghar Waapasi program was served food. The event was attended by about 120 Hindu relatives. They also distributed a 52-page book that contains the comparison between Bhagavad Gita and Bible. They showed passages from the Bible verses that show the statements about incest where it says one can sleep with a mother father and close relatives. Many passages in the Bible are an insult to humanity. It makes people to be slaves. It even justified the slavery enabling the Property Owners to bring Africans from Africa and making them slaves with no rights. They could kill them even for a single mistake since the Property Owners consider them as their property. Many Christian scholars and the former Presidents of the USA also criticized the brutality, violence, incest, cruelty, and extramarital relations. Friedrich Nietzsche said that Christianity is the single great curse, the single great innermost depravity, the single great instinct of revenge, for which no means is poisonous, secretive, subterranean, small enough--I call it mankind's single immortal blemish.  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. With 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 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 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 RUPEES, if you would like to contribute in rupees, please either call or send an email. We will call you back to give you the required information For more information, call Prakasarao V Velagapudi 601-918-7111; Email: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com. {{album_570}}
26 Jun 2022

[GHHF] Bala Samskar Kendras - 42 students from 5 villages went on a Pilgrimage to Mahabalipuram in Tamil Nadu

“India has come to preserve spiritual traditions which many ancient cultures and countries have lost. Today Hinduism represents not only India but the ancient wisdom of humanity. In Hinduism, many ancient countries can still rediscover their religious past, their old gods, and their old spiritual traditions.” Ram Swarup (1920-1998), Indian writer and scholar Pilgrimages to Hindu Temples and sacred rivers are considered sacred to remove the bad karmas, eliminate negative thinking, reduce the pressure of life,  and minimize the effects of paapa (sinful) karmas. Visiting these special sacred places accrues to good karma. As a householder has to go through several responsibilities and is always under pressure.                Similarly, the pilgrimage would help the students to reduce their stress, learn about the history of the Temple sites, the importance of accumulating good karma, establish closeness with their peers, and enhance their knowledge about the history of the pilgrimage sites. It is the means by which the pilgrims get connected to the divine.                Sri Sridhar Mutrasanallur who lives in Bangalore is responsible for initiating and coordinating our efforts in Chennai. He closely monitors our two programs – Ghar Waapasi and Bala Samskar Kendras. GHHF is grateful for his passion and dedication to protecting and preserving our Sanatana Dharma. Forty-two (42) students from Chengalpattu district of TN had a fun summer trip to the nearby Shore temple at Mahabalipuram on May 22, 2022. They were accompanied by 6 teachers/adults who took care of them and made sure they had full fun while remaining safe during the entire trip. One of the teachers is Smt. Jayalakshmi ji who is the GHHF head in Chengalpattu district and was instrumental in pulling together this trip. Students were super thrilled about the entire trip and had been eagerly awaiting it for several weeks. Mahabalipuram is a distance of about 26km from the students’ villages and so a minibus was arranged for the trip. The trip started at 10:15 am in the morning after the children had finished their breakfast. All the children were given full safety instructions to follow during the trip before the trip started. As soon as the bus was on its way, children were singing and dancing to full volume on the bus. By around 11:15 am bus reached its destination. Given the historical importance of the place, an ASI-certified guide was hired to help explain the 1200-year-old history of the place. The guide first gave them a brief history of who built the place – the Pallavas, who first came looking for a trade to India from Sri Lanka. Mahabalipuram, is a town on a strip of land between the Bay of Bengal and the Great Salt Lake, in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It’s known for its temples and monuments built by the Pallava dynasty in the 7th and 8th centuries. The seafront Shore Temple comprises 3 ornate granite shrines. Krishna’s Butter Ball is a massive boulder balanced on a small hill near the Ganesha Ratha stone temple Sponsor one or more Schools We need all the support we can get to expand the number of Bala Samskar Kendras (Centers) to 150 as of May 15, 2022. 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_569}}
25 Jun 2022

[GHHF] Returned to USA; most gratifying to witness amazing work at Ground level; will resume regular postings.

I just returned from Bharat to Dallas. It took 54 hours to reach with missing flights, cancelled flights, changing flights and internet problems. Five weeks of hectic programs  visiting a number of places, and meeting great personalities. Attended Ghar Waapasi programs, spoke at Several Bala Samskar Kendras, heard emotional parents talk about their children learning our culture and traditions, listened to the experiences of students attending Sunday Schools, attended several Meet and Greet programs,  met several Bala Samskar teachers, listened to the efforts of Ghar Waapasi Pracharaks, visited adoption center, and witnessed Grama Devata temle we helped renovate.  Also met the Honorable Karnataka Chief Minister Sri Basavaraj  Bommai and talked about activities. We all have to think globally about the future of Hinduism. Children are our future. Future of humanity depends on Hindu ideals. Devoid of these Hindu values will only witness violence, disaster and destruction. Let us pray for brighter future for humanity. Embracement of Hindu Dharma is the only inevitable guarantee. Any thing less is likely to prolong our agony. I apologise for irregular postings of our activities.  Constant moving from one place to another, attending two-three programs on a daily basis, and internet problems caused these irregular postings.  I am back and we will resume sharing the progress at the ground level. Thank you all for your encouragement snd support to GHHF activities over the years.  Dhanyavad. {{album_568}}
25 Jun 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