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[GHHF] Bala Samskar Kendras – Students learned about Garudasana and Suryanamaskaras, and learned the mental and Physical Benefits

“Hindus never fought crusades or jihads to establish their dharma in foreign lands. So why do media worldwide get so worked up about ‘Hindu fundamentalists’ and a possible ‘Hindu nation’. Maria Wirth Global Hindu Heritage Foundation has been consistently working to preserve and protect our Sanatana Dharma for decades.  Many people across India have been calling to find out how we are organizing Ghar Waapasi and what it takes to organize in their respective States. We started Bala Samskar about One and half years ago with only few schools. As of now we have expanded to 200 villages to ensure that our children are protected from allurement and enticement,

03 Mar 2024

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[GHHF] Bala Samskar Kendras – Students learned about Garudasana and Suryanamaskaras, and learned the mental and Physical Benefits

“Hindus never fought crusades or jihads to establish their dharma in foreign lands. So why do media worldwide get so worked up about ‘Hindu fundamentalists’ and a possible ‘Hindu nation’. Maria Wirth Global Hindu Heritage Foundation has been consistently working to preserve and protect our Sanatana Dharma for decades.  Many people across India have been calling to find out how we are organizing Ghar Waapasi and what it takes to organize in their respective States. We started Bala Samskar about One and half years ago with only few schools. As of now we have expanded to 200 villages to ensure that our children are protected from allurement and enticement, Students are learning Practicing Surya Namaskaras What is Surya Namaskar?  In Sanskrit, surya means sun and namaskar means greeting or salutation. Surya Namaskar is then a greeting to the sun! It is an ancient ritual of twelve steps that warms up the body preparing it for yoga practice. That is why it is practiced at the beginning of a yoga class. This warming sequence has a rich history and holistic benefits for the body and mind. Read more to find out about this widely known and ancient yoga practice!  What is Garudasana? Garudasana (Eagle Pose) requires careful focus. You must bend your knees, cross your left thigh over your right, hook the top of your foot behind your right calf, spread the scapula and snug your right elbow into the crook of your left, bring your palms to touch, lift your elbows, and stretch your fingers towards the ceiling. Phew! While Garuda is generally translated to “eagle,” it’s actually a mythical bird that those in the Hindu and Buddhist traditions call the “king of the birds.” This magical being carries the god Vishnu through the sky without ever needing to land—because it knows how to ride the wind. You may feel a sense of constriction or tightening while in this pose. Lean into that discomfort to find ease and stability. Release the tension to experience the freedom of riding the wind for yourself. (Source: Yogajournal) The Purpose of Surya Namaskar  Performing asanas in the rays of the sunrise sounds beautiful and inviting but what really are the reasons why we should practice Surya Namaskar?  Surya Namaskar comprises 12 steps that are purposefully woven together to benefit mind and body in various ways. Surya Namaskar is a practice in itself as well as a warming-up before performing further yoga asanas. It allows for “opening” of the body as it stretches, strengthens and lengthens all muscle groups. Surya Namaskar stimulates prana, life force energy through the body helping to regulate our mental and physical faculties.    The Mythology and Tradition Behind Surya Namaskar  In the Vedas, everything in the universe has a male and female side. The female side of the sun is nourishing and life-giving and in Hindu mythology depicted as Gayatri. The male side of the sun is invigorating, energy giving, and activating, and in Hindu mythology depicted as Surya.   Gayatri can be likened to yin energy and Surya to yang energy. In Sun Salutations our purpose is to warm-up and invigorate the body for the following asana practice.   Opposite to common belief, Surya Namaskara Kriya is practiced facing away from the rising sun. The purpose is to receive the stimulating and heating sun on your spine, as you warm up the body with Sun Salutations. Traditionally, one would greet the rising sun with a deep bow and prayer and then turn away from the rising sun to receive energy on the backside of the body.   As Surya gave life to the world through his powerful energy; heat energy energizes the body through the practice of Surya Namaskar.  The Benefits of Surya Namaskar  There are various studies emerging on the investigations of Surya Namaskar and yoga as having physical and mental health benefits. As Western and Eastern medical systems merge, the energetic benefits of Surya Namaskara also emerge. Here we look at some of these benefits and the connection between Surya Namaskar and the chakras.   Learn more about our 7 Chakras - The Complete Guide to the Energy Centers and their Effects. Physical Health Benefits   Although Surya Namaskar can be practiced at any time of the day, it is best to practice at sunrise as sun rays can help revitalize the body & the mind. Surya Namaskar can be done in a 3-speed variation– slow, medium, or fast pace. A slowed pace helps increase body flexibility, and a medium pace helps in muscle toning. Fast-paced rounds of Surya Namaskar are beneficial to one’s cardiovascular health and can aid in weight loss.   Surya Namaskar helps improve blood circulation and strengthen heart function. It also enhances resting cardiovascular parameters such as systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, and pulse pressure.  Surya Namaskar stimulates a rhythmic breathing process as breath is synchronized with each movement. This empties the lungs more vigorously and there is an opportunity for more oxygenated air to refill them.   More alveoli of the lungs are expanded, stimulated, and then cleansed. Alveoli are a crucial part of the respiratory system associated with breathing. Alveoli are tiny, balloon-shaped air sacs. Their function is to move oxygen and carbon dioxide (CO2) molecules into and out of the bloodstream.  Through the rhythmic breathing of Surya Namaskara, the oxygen content of the blood is increased. This improves oxygenation of the body, especially the heart, and brain. The cardiac muscles also improve through this rhythmic breathing and movement.    Surya Namaskar is also beneficial for digestive health and other systems of the body as the practice of Surya Namaskar interacts with the organs of the body directly, by applying pressure, massaging, stretching, and overall toning up the muscles. This aids the elimination processes of the body.   Mental Health Benefits The practice has mental health benefits. Consistent practice of Surya Namaskar sharpens one’s ability to focus, improves self-confidence, and helps to develop self-discipline. It calms the nervous system and its consistent practice can contribute to managing anxiety, depression, and insomnia.  (https://www.arhantayoga/blog/surya-namaskar/) Your donations are appreciated; By Zelle: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com PayPal: savetemples.org By Check: Or you can send a check payable to GHHF, 14726 Harmony Lane, Frisco, TX 75035. It is tax-deductible. 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03 Mar 2024

[GHHF] Bala Samskar Kendras – Students are taught about the importance of Bhagavad Gita and learned Gita Gyana Sloak 4.

Global Hindu Heritage Foundation is committed to transmit the richness of Sanatana dharma to the youngsters in terms of the depth and width of knowledge, the sacrifices of national heroes, miracles of Maha Rishis, science and mathematics, and the importance of maintaining the traditions and customs. We take pride in teaching various Sloks, and Stotras to the students. We also teach about several moral stories culled from Panchatantras and other Jataka stories to create dharmic values and develop a set of moral values that will guide them for the rest of their lives.  The Dhyana Shlokas are prayer verses and must necessarily be recited each time before starting the study of Bhagavad Gita, just as we have a particular Shanti Mantra to be recited before each Upanisad study session. These 9 Shlokas are not from the Bhagavad Gita but were added much later by a learned person Madhusudan Sarasvati when he wrote the commentary on the Gita, a monumental work called Gudhartha Dipika literally meaning Illuminating the deep purport of the verses of the Bhagavad Gita. Subsequently there have been many commentaries on this very commentary, the most popular one being by Swami Gambhirananda. Just shows that an intense study is required. In other words, we all need to be alert and fit, both mentally as well as physically, to receive this sublime knowledge and so a humble prayer is required before commencing study. It’s a sort of invocation to the Lord to help us in every way to successfully complete the study of the entire Gita, comprising more than 700 verses. Typically, a regular weekly Bhagavad Gita study class can go on for about 3+ years and so we need the inner strength on our spiritual path. These 9 beautiful melodious verses provide just the right setting and inspiration, as we will see as we study them one by one. (Website: Vedanta Vision) Gita Dhyana Sloka – 4 sarvopanishado gavo dogdha gopalanandana: parthovatsa: sudheerbhoktha dugdham gitamrutam mahat sloka meaning: (If)All Upanishads are (likened to) cows. The milker is the son of the cowherd, Krishna; Arjuna, son of prutha, is the calf; the men of purified intellect are the drinkers, and the milk is the supreme nectar of Gita. Vedas are the breath of the Lord. Upanishads are the defining points of the Vedas. Sort of crowns. All Upanishads are compared to cows here. If the milk is compared to Gita, then it means that the knowledge attained through a devoted study of the Gita gives the essence of all Vedas (and Upanishads in turn). In many slokas Upanishadic verses are repeated verbatim in the Gita. Foreseeing the difficulty of the forthcoming generations of Kaliyuga vasis, Krishna has prepared a digest of the consummate wisdom of the Vedas and presented them in his dialogue with Arjuna. Let us memorize this sloka today. I believe you have memorized the previous three. This sloka is explained by Smt. Jaya Row as follows: The example of milk is used because it is a universal food enjoyed by everyone from newborns to old people, invalids to athletes and people from all over the world. Similarly, the Bhagavad Gita is a universal food for the soul which nourishes and empowers everyone, from an ordinary person to a sage on the verge of Realization. Cows take in dry grass and water and give wholesome, nourishing milk to us. Similarly, the Upanishad sages drew wisdom from ordinary, everyday experiences of life. They found, as Shakespeare put it in his play ‘As You Like It’, “…tongues in trees, books in running brooks, sermons in stones, And good in everything.” They had the vision to see the Divinity in and through their worldly experiences. We do not have the vision to glean the wisdom from normal experiences of life, just as we cannot convert hay and water to milk! We need to go through the process of learning the knowledge from the sages who mastered it, assimilated it and lived it. We need pre-digested food as we lack the ability to learn directly from life. Krsna was the expert milker. Milking a cow is an art. Else the cow kicks an uninitiated person. Krsna knew the art of culling the wisdom of the Upanishads and presenting it in a form that the common person could easily relate to and apply in life. He gives us pre-digested spiritual food because we do not have the ability to directly learn the subtle, concise, cryptic knowledge of the Upanishads. If the knowledge is not interpreted properly, it only serves to confuse the person further. Just as an average person cannot understand pure science. It has to be diluted and explained for an ordinary person to appreciate it. Partha was the calf. A cow gives milk only when the calf is present. Similarly, a teacher gives out his knowledge only when a sincere student is before him. However, the calf does not get the real nutrition from the milk. Similarly, though the message of the Gita was given out to Arjuna, he was not able to benefit from it as much as true seekers of the Self. The people who benefit most from the Bhagavad Gita are those who have the real thirst to get out of this limited, constricted existence that we have reduced ourselves to. Admittedly, such seekers are few and far between. Most of us just want peace from the stresses and strains of life. But irrespective of where we are on the spiritual path, the Gita serves as an infallible guide. The example of the cow is used because it has a special significance to Indians. It seems to live on the principle of maximum work, minimum profit. It lives a life of service and sacrifice without any demands, it gives of itself completely without expecting anything in return. And the funny thing is, the less we demand, the more we profit. The supreme nectar of the Gita is milk. The result of the study of the Gita is supreme bliss. Studying itself is fulfilling. When we apply the principles and reap the benefit it is exhilarating. Every step of the way is enchanting. One leads a nectarine life, able to overcome challenges and emerge victorious. (Source: Vedantathoughts) Your donations are appreciated; By Zelle: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com PayPal: savetemples.org By Check: Or you can send a check payable to GHHF, 14726 Harmony Lane, Frisco, TX 75035. It is tax-deductible. By Rupees: call 601-918-7111; +91 83096 43979. {{album_1036}}
02 Mar 2024

[GHHF] Bala Samskar Kendras – Students learned about “Crane and Crab,” a moral story that one should not trust anyone blindly.

Global Hindu Heritage Foundation is committed to transmit the richness of Sanatana dharma to the youngsters in terms of the depth and width of knowledge, the sacrifices of national heroes, miracles of Maha Rishis, science and mathematics, and the importance of maintaining the traditions and customs. We take pride in teaching various Sloks, and Stotras to the students. We also teach about several moral stories culled from Panchatantras and other Jataka stories to create dharmic values and develop a set of moral values that will guide them for the rest of their lives.  The ‘Crane and the Crab’ story is a part of the ancient Indian animal fable, Panchatantra, written by Pandit Vishnu Sharma. These stories were developed to impart knowledge and wisdom to three royal princes. In the story’ Crane and the Crab,’ the Crane symbolizes betrayal and treachery. The Crane assures the fishes of the pond a safe life but instead tricks them into becoming his meal. The Crab represents keen observance and quick thinking, which help him save his and others’ lives. There used to be a crane/stork near a big pond. The crane was fishing and eating in the pond. But that stork gradually became old and could not fish like before. There was a situation of starving for a few days. "It's hard, if I don't do some trick, I won't live long," thought the stork. And a trick struck. She was sitting on the shore of the pond, thinking for a long time, and pretending to be worried. In the same pond there was a crab who was friendly with the stork. The crab noticed that the stork was sad and asked, "Why are you looking like this?" she asked. "What can I tell you?" said the stork. "I have learned a sad thing." "What is that?" asked the crab eagerly. Then the stork said, “Today I saw an astrologer near the pond. It is said that there will be no rain in this region for twelve years. This pond will dry up. We will all be lost. I don't feel bad about myself, I've gotten over how old I am. But you are all still young. Sad to think of you.” said the stork. The crab went and told the fish. All the fish started crying, “Oh! How! Are we all going to die?” Then the stork said, "There is a big pond in the next area, if you want, I will take you all one by one." Immediately all the fish stopped crying and happily accepted the stork's help. Every day the stork used to put a fish in the bird's nose and fly away. But not near any other pond. At some distance it stopped near some rocks and killed and ate a fish. In the evening, she used to reach home again after playing a play. A few days have passed. One day the crab begged the stork, "Take me too, I will have a chance to save my life." The stork said, "I am bored today by eating fish, today I can eat crab" and said, "What is it, I will take you today." But the crab is too big. A stork does not hold in its mouth. That is why the crab sat on the stork's back. Both started their journey. After some time, the crab could not get impatient and asked, "How far?" she asked. Then the stork said “You fool! No pond is going to take you anywhere! Like those fishes, I will take you to the rocks and eat them," said the stork smilingly. Crab got mad. The Crab held the neck of the stork with its claws and pressed it to death. So, he went back to the pond with his life and told the rest of the fish that we should not blindly trust anyone anymore.... Your donations are appreciated; By Zelle: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com PayPal: savetemples.org By Check: Or you can send a check payable to GHHF, 14726 Harmony Lane, Frisco, TX 75035. It is tax-deductible. By Rupees: call 601-918-7111; +91 83096 43979 {{album_1035}}
01 Mar 2024

The Indian American Muslim Council is at it Again: Targeting of the Global Hindu Heritage Foundation

Dr. Ramesh Rao https://www.indiafacts.org.in/the-indian-american-muslim-council-is-at-it-again-targeting-of-the-global-hindu-heritage-foundation/ ___________________________________________________________________________________ (NOTE: The below article is as relevant today as it was written in December 2022. After they saw my two interviews on PGurus, they decided to do something to scare Hindus and create doubt among them again. That is what happened in December in 2022. Some of the Hindus wavered and distanced themselves from Global Hindu Heritage Foundation before realizing the danger of ILLEGAL churches engulfing TIRUPATI.  Now Dallas Morning News is at it again. It has written an article entitled “Frisco-based Hindu Group accused of promoting “hate and violence’ in IRS complaint” on February 28, 2024 to rake up controversy and unrest in the community.  This article is written only to scare Hindus again, create doubt against GHHF again and make Hindus distance themselves from Dharma again.                It is the “Tirupati Urban Development Authority” that has declared that none of the churches were built with permission. As per their own judgment they are all illegal Churches. These radical groups want you to believe otherwise. They want you to ignore the laws of the land.                Anybody, even an idiot, can file a complaint against any organization to IRS. It does not take five minutes to file a complaint on the website.  You do not need any evidence to file a complaint. They can concoct, lie, and discredit the facts/evidence. It is that simple.                Let us not fall prey to these vicious organizations. Let us open our eyes and read this article. If you want to know the truth read it and digest and be a proud Hindu.                Our silence is the strength for these radical, and terrorist groups. Our indifference to our Dharma is fodder for their radicalization. __________________________________________________________________________________ Image courtesy: istockphoto.com On November 27, 2022, the Global Hindu Heritage Foundation (GHHF) organized a dinner and fundraising event in Frisco, TX, a town that is part of the northern suburbs of Dallas, TX. The GHHF is the brainchild of Prof. V. V. Prakasa Rao (Dr. Prakasararo Velagapudi) who was an early Indian immigrant having arrived in the US in 1965 to pursue graduate studies. He had attended the Hindu College and National College in Machilipatnam in Andhra Pradesh and received his MA in Rural Development and Economics from Andhra University in 1963. Having worked briefly at the Center for the Study of Developing Societies in New Delhi, he came to Michigan State University where he earned an MA in Sociology, and then went on to earn his PhD in Sociology from Mississippi State University in 1971. Joining Jackson State University in 1974 as an Associate Professor, he retired in 2006 as the Chair of the Department of Sociology and Criminology. Dr. Prakasarao was one of the founding members of the Hindu Temple Society of Mississippi. As an academic and a Hindu devotee, he was active in Mississippi Hindu communities for more than three decades. He has been involved in interfaith debates, spoken to school children and college students about Hinduism, and spoken about Hindu ideals and the threats Hindus face in the US, and some of the dire developments in his native state of Andhra Pradesh where Christianity has taken deep roots, and Christians have been busy undermining the Hindu ethos of the people and the region. In the flyer designed for the November 27, 2022, event, there is one item that seems to have caught the eye of the Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC), which, funded by a variety of international Islamic/Islamist groups, has been aggressively pursuing a program of demonizing Hindus and Hindu American organizations. They were behind the Teaneck Democratic Municipal Committee resolution, and they have conspired with a variety of anti-Hindu activists and organizations to push Hindus into a corner in the US. That they have conspired with Christian activists and Christian fundamentalist and mainstream organizations and leaders, along with mainstream academics, goes to show the nature and agenda of the anti-Hindu forces worldwide, and especially now in the US. What was the line in the flyer that the IAMC plotters discovered, and what was their response? The line was this: “Demolition of Illegal Churches in Tirupati”. The response? A public rally ominously titled, “Dallas Against Hindu Supremacist Hate”. They claimed that the GHHF was involved in “funding forced conversions” and “demolition of churches in India”. The violent Islamists have sharpened their swords over 1,500 years now, and they have slaughtered hundreds of millions around the world in their pursuit of “Jannah/Jannat”. Their spread in Europe in the past few decades is sought to be replicated in the US but with a clever twist – join the forces they fought against and are fighting against in Europe, the Christians, to demonize Hindus in the US who are punching much more above their weight in a country that has enabled an international meritocracy to shine.   So, “Ghar Wapsi” – the return of converted Hindus to their original fold – becomes “forced conversions” for these religionists with a blood lust, and calling for the “demolition of illegally built churches in Andhra Pradesh” becomes “demolition of churches in India”. The GHHF has been working hard to inform people in the US and in India about the illegal encroachment on land and the building of churches on these encroached pieces of land in India. Read what they want people to do to take action against such illegal activities on their “What You Can Do” page. Among the actions they want taken are the following: “Legally contest the sale or auction of Hindu Temples and other institutions by the state governments (including obtaining stay order and contempt of court order if necessary) “Legally contest the overtaking of any Hindu Temples and institutions; and Hindu Temple lands by the state governments. “Legally contest the advocated policies of the state governments allowing the people to occupy/encroach the Hindu Temple lands illegally. “Take appropriate legal action to evict all the people or organizations that have already occupied/encroached the Hindu Temple lands illegally”. Other than the idiosyncratic use of capital letters, what would one find problematic about these goals of GHHF for Hindus in Andhra Pradesh in particular, and in other Indian states in general? What is it about the IAMC’s agenda to speak for Christian fundamentalist groups and politicians in India that should make us pause? *** A couple of weeks ago I visited the Andalusia region in southern Spain, rich in history, architecture, and with beautiful weather and gorgeous nature: from the rolling hills, dry, with olive plantations stretching as far as the eye could see, and from tall mountain peaks snow-clad, to the Mediterranean Sea shimmering, blue, in the distance, inviting. And there was Gibraltar, at almost the tip of the Iberian Peninsula, now a British Overseas Territory, but once considered a place of “religious and symbolic importance,” just eight miles away from Africa across the Straits of Gibraltar, with its magical and exotic “Rock” reminding one of the rich and bloody history of the region. Andalusia, one of the seventeen principal administrative regions (autonomous communities) of Spain, and recognized as a “historical nationality,” has been ruled by the Romans (second century BCE to fifth century CE), the Visigoths (fifth to eighth century), the Islamic/Moorish rule (eighth to fifteenth centuries), and after that the Christian/Catholic/modern Spanish dispensation. The Moorish/Caliphate rule lasted from about the fifth century to the fourteenth, and you can read more about them here, here, and here. Why bring this up as the introduction to this commentary on the Indian American Muslim Council and its machinations, and its latest attack being on the Global Hindu Heritage Foundation? It is simply to point out the nature of the monopolist, supremacist, and violent Abrahamic faiths, chiefly the Christian and Islamic, and their occupation of lands and depredation of civilizations. In the Andalusian region we will find that mosques were destroyed, and cathedrals built over them or incorporated into them, and we visited one of the most famous of them – the Giralda – the bell tower of the Cathedral Seville in Seville. The Cathedral Seville is the largest Gothic cathedral in the world, but the Giralda, now labeled a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, is a minaret completed in 1198, but which was incorporated into Cathedral Seville. In fact, when the Christians defeated the Muslims in Spain, most mosques were destroyed or converted into churches. The Christians did not destroy the royal palaces, but only the religious buildings, and we can therefore still see the great Alhambra Castle in Granada, another Andalusian city. Ah, these sons of Cain have fought each other for millennia, have been genocidal in their fervor and in their actions, but share a lot in common too. They want the world to become Muslim or Christian, and they will join hands when convenient to destroy who they see as a common enemy or as an irritant on their journeys of “conversion,” and they will face off each other when they are the two left standing, as in Africa. The Popes and the Imams have colluded and collaborated, and conspired and plotted, as they both fantasize the “end times” and “Jannah”. Muslims and Christians have fought each other, destroyed each other’s cities and nations, their churches and mosques, and converted the peoples of the rest of the world while destroying their cultures, undermining their spiritual and religious ethos. The newly converted, in turn, have turned out to be ones with sharper fangs, and more aggressive in their attempts to make the lands in which they are minorities to become Muslim or Christian majority states. *** We know that at least 1,800 temples were destroyed by Muslims in India or mosques built over the temples or material from the temples used in construction of the mosques. We also know about churches being built right next door to temples, imitating the architecture of the temples, so as to fool the gullible, or the fact that the richest landowners in India is the Catholic Church of India. We also know that Christian bishops and priests have worn the sacred garb of Hindus to fool Hindus about their Christian proselytism agenda and their demonizing of Hinduism agendas. Muslims and Christians have been at the forefront, and especially fervently since the BJP came to power in 2014 and as they saw in Prime Minister Narendra Modi a strong leader who could stare them down. The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams are in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The wealthiest temple in the country, with the largest number of Hindu devotees flocking to get the darshan of Sri Venkateshwara, however briefly, is now sought to be infiltrated by Christian evangelists, as we noted in a 2015 article, and even the Devasthanam Board has had a Christian member. Another article in 2018 reported how Christians masquerading as Hindus have been working as administrators and staff at the temple. In 2019 another report pointed out how a Christian prayer was posted on the temple website. In 2012 the Devasthanam Board decided to ban the entry of all non-Hindus into the temple, as the avowed Christian Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh then, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, entered the temple without signing the visitors’ book, and his indifferent attitude inside the temple. The illegal construction of churches continues in Tirupati as Jagan Mohan Reddy has established himself as the most powerful politician in Andhra Pradesh and continues as Chief Minister. His father, S. Rajashekhara Reddy, also a Christian, had begun the “Christianizing” project in the state, and it is believed that Christians in the state really make up about 25 percent of the population while the official figures show. A detailed and thorough analysis in Swarajya offered this ominous presence and expansion of Christians and Christianity in the land that has one of the most sacred of Hindu temples and the most sacred of Hindu religious centers. The official figures offered about the Christian presence in Andhra Pradesh is that they make up 1.35 percent of the population! *** The GHHF notes that anti-Hindu activists who have assembled under the Indian American Muslim Council banner have been “peddling misinformation about the demolition of unauthorized churches in Tirupati in India”. GHHF notes that more than one hundred people went to Frisco City Council, TX, and made a series of false statements contrary to the official pronouncements of the Tirupati Urban Development Authority. GHHF has said that the statements made at Frisco City Council and the provocative messages on Twitter as misinformation and false propaganda, and that these activists had “conveniently falsified the information about the demolition of churches, purposefully altered the facts, intentional lied, deliberately accused GHHF as anti-Christian, and made provocative statements against GHHF to create hatred and fear”. Texas is the land of mega-churches, and there is enough history about these churches and the church activists who have funded “mission trips” for the young and who have seduced their old parishioners to donate their hard-earned money to support “church planting among the heathen populations”. The Joshua Project, which is the most brazen of Christian proselytism movements, is headquartered in next door Colorado. The IAMC colluded with local Christians to demonize the Hindu-American candidates for political office in 2020. Sri Preston Kulkarni, a Democrat, was painted as a supporter of “Hindu nationalists,” by Muslim activists and organizations, who are some of the biggest influences in Democratic Party politics. “The Siasat Daily” an Islamist propaganda media outlet titled its “report” on the 2020 election, “US Elections: RSS backed Preston Kulkarni loses in Texas”. Thus the IAMC and its activists delivered “Democrat” votes to Kulkarni’s Republican challenger! These very same Islamist groups know that many churches in Andhra Pradesh are built without obtaining any building permits. These activists have criticized the Tirupati Urban Development Authority (TUDA) and misinterpreted the order issued by the vice-chairman of TUDA. On July 15, 2022, TUDA had issued an order titled, “Demolish the unlawful construction and immediate stoppage of the unlawful operation — Churches in Tirupati without lawful permission and likely endanger public safety, peace, tranquility and order- Municipal Corporation Limits – Take necessary action – Regarding.” The vice-chairman of TUDA had said that GHHF’s lawyer had brought to their notice “that several churches… were constructed unlawfully and are operating in… Tirupati without any valid permission or licenses from the competent.” The Islamist IAMC criticized the TUDA statement, misinterpreted it, and cleverly omitted the words “unauthorized, and unlawful.” *** This latest plot by the IAMC is another indication of the tight spaces into which Hindus are sought to be cornered in the US. Hindus have become cannon-fodder in the deadly conflict between the right and the left, the Democrats and the Republicans, Blacks and Whites, Christians and Muslims, and what really are the ways out for us Hindus? We need to wake up the apathetic Hindus who spend all their time building up their little fortunes, buying more gold and land, and talking about their children’s academic achievements when they meet in temples or at parties. That many of them even look down upon those of us who are worried about these civilizational battles should tell us that the biggest problem we face are our own self-centered, ignorant, or apathetic Hindus. We need to begin engaging in our local communities, build bridges, participate in local elections, get to know our neighbors, and pitch in with help and support when needed. We need to support organizations like the Hindu American Foundation, the Coalition of Hindus of North America, the Global Hindu Heritage Foundation, HinduPACT, and local and regional Hindu American organizations. Beware those organizations that label themselves “South Asian,” because they are among the ones that have effectively sought to marginalize Hindus if not demonize Hindus. Watch and keep track of the actions and messages of the coalition of anti-Hindu groups – from the Christian and so-called Dalit organizations to the Muslim and Sikh organizations that have found common ground in demonizing Hindus. Write, speak, challenge, inquire, educate yourself and your children. Think strategically, speak with care, and learn more about each other. Pray for the welfare of the world! Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article are the personal opinions of the author. IndiaFacts does not assume any responsibility or liability for the accuracy of any information in this article.  
29 Feb 2024

[GHHF] Bala Samskar Kendras - Students are learning to chant Lingashtaka Stotram, its meaning and benefits.

Global Hindu Heritage Foundation is committed to transmit the richness of Sanatana dharma to the youngsters in terms of the depth and width of knowledge, the sacrifices of national heroes, miracles of Maha Rishis, science and mathematics, and the importance of maintaining the traditions and customs. We take pride in teaching various Sloks, and Stotras to the students. Learning Lingashtaka Stotram  All the students in most of the centers are learning to chant Lingashtakam. Teachers require them to learn by heart to make sure that the children chant Lingashtakam without looking at the book. The Lingashtakam Stotram is a prayer formed of eight salutations or invocations offered to the Supreme Deity in his aspect as Linga. Linga is the universal symbol of creation and source of everything. This prayer glorifies the Shiva Linga and details its greatness. Each stanza lists the God’s glory and the benefits of worshipping the Shiva Linga. It states that the Linga is worshipped by Vishnu and Brahma as well. Always filled with peace, it destroys any suffering caused by the cycle of birth and rebirth. Three stanzas are listed with meaning:  Brahma Murari Sura architha Lingam, Nirmala bashitha Shobitha Lingam l Janmaja dukha vinasaka lingam, that pranamami sada shiva lingam lI I bow before that Lingam, which is the eternal Shiva, Which is worshipped by Brahma, Vishnu and other Devas, Which is pure and resplendent, And which destroys sorrows of birth. Deva Murari pravarchitha Lingam, Kama dahana Karunakara lingam l Ravana darpa vinashana lingam, that pranamami sad shiva lingam ll I bow before that Lingam, which is the eternal Shiva, Which is worshipped by great sages and devas, Which destroyed the god of love, Which showers mercy, And which destroyed the pride of Ravana. Sarva sukandhi sulepitha lingam, Budhi vivarthana karana lingam l Siddha surasura vandhitha lingam, that pranamami sada shiva lingam ll I bow before that Lingam, which is the eternal Shiva, Which is anointed by perfumes, Which leads to growth of wisdom, And which is worshipped by sages, devas and asuras. Lingashtakam: Benefits  1. It bestows peace of mind, wards off negative energy, and keeps negative thoughts away.  2. It will bless the devotee with good health, wisdom, and prosperity.  3. It elevates your confidence levels, brings on a positive mindset, and enhances your will power and removes obstacles.  4. The devotee can rid himself of 8 different types of pain and sorrow (Ashta daridra or dukkha) If you are aware of the meaning of the slokas while reciting it, it brings doubled benefits to you. One also derives eight types of blessings, that of, health, wealth, wealth, progeny, success, long life, fame and peace of mind. Your donations are appreciated; By Zelle: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com PayPal: savetemples.org By Check: Or you can send a check payable to GHHF, 14726 Harmony Lane, Frisco, TX 75035. It is tax-deductible. By Rupees: call 601-918-7111; +91 83096 43979 {{alum_1034}}
28 Feb 2024

[GHHF] Bala Samskar Kendras – Students were inspired by listening to life, patriotism and sacrifice of Chandrasekhar Azad who fought for the liberation of Bharat from British.

Global Hindu Heritage Foundation is committed to transmit the richness of Sanatana dharma to the youngsters in terms of the depth and width of knowledge, the sacrifices of national heroes, miracles of Maha Rishis, science and mathematics, and the importance of maintaining the traditions and customs. So many young people worked for the liberation of Bharat from the British rule. One such patriot is “Azad.” Chandrasekhar Azad, the immortal hero who fought armed struggle for the liberation of the motherland in the freedom movement of India. He is a unique hero who made our nation proud who created tremors in the hearts of the British along with Bhagat Singh, Rajaguru, Sukhdev, Pandit Ram Prasad Bismil, Thakur Roshan Singh, Prem Kishan Khanna and Ashfaqullah Khan. Azad's full name is Chandrasekhara Sitaram Tiwari, who is known as the guide of Bhagat Singh. He is also known as Panditji. After 1857 he was the first of the heroes who fought armed struggle. Azad was a firm believer that righteous war was right for the protection of the country's people.  Chandrasekhar Azad was born on 23rd July 1906 to Pandit Sitaram Tiwari and Zagarani Devi in Bawra village, Jhabua district, Madhya Pradesh state. He completed his primary education in his own village and pursued his higher secondary education in a Sanskrit school in Varanasi. He was a devotee of Hanuman since childhood. Azad was deeply disturbed by the Jallianwala Bagh incident in Amritsar in 1919. After that, he actively participated in the non-cooperation movement led by Mahatma Gandhi in 1921. He was arrested at the age of fifteen for the crime of participating in this movement. "What's your name?"  court asked him during the trial. Asked by the magistrate, he shouted "Azad" in a loud voice. The magistrate sentenced him to 15 lashes. But every time he was whipped, he shouted Bharat Mataki Jai. Since then, his name has been fixed as Chandrasekhar Azad. The non-cooperation movement awakened the latent revolutionary zeal in Azad. At any rate, he was determined to free India from the hands of the British. As expected, he founded the Hindustan Socialist Republican Association. He became a mentor to Bhagat Singh, Sukhadev, etc. Azad fired at J.P. Sanders in Lahore in 1928 to take revenge on the British for the Kakori train robbery in 1926, Viceroy train burning in the same year, Lala Lajpati Rai's death. Involved in revolutionary activities like shooting Saunders. At one stage, Azad was a nightmare for the British police. He made a police hitlist and did not let go until he was killed. After being arrested at the age of fifteen, Azad, who came out and took part in the struggle, was never caught by the police until his death. But on February 27, 1931, when he reached Alfred Park in Allahabad to meet his two companions, he was surrounded by British police on the tip of informers. Azad was warned to surrender. However, with his iron will he did not surrender to the police and fought alone and killed three policemen. After fighting till exhaustion, he shot himself at the last moment with the only remaining bullet he had. The British police, who wanted to catch Azad alive till the end, were unable to do so and finally had to seize his body. They put Azad's dead body on public display, issuing a warning to the people and other fighters that anyone who goes against their government will suffer the same fate as Azad. But Azad's death made the people more determined, and patriotism ignited. Encouraged to join the fight. Your donations are appreciated; By Zelle: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com PayPal: savetemples.org By Check: Or you can send a check payable to GHHF, 14726 Harmony Lane, Frisco, TX 75035. It is tax-deductible. By Rupees: call 601-918-7111; +91 83096 43979 {{album_1033}}
27 Feb 2024

[GHHF] Ghar Waapasi in Karnataka – Stopped the conversion of Hindus into Christianity; performed Pujas and Homas to Grama Devata

“We have become so accustomed to the religious lie that surrounds us that we do not notice the atrocity, stupidity, and cruelty with which the teaching of the Christian church is permeated. . . The teaching of the church, theoretically astute, is a lie in practice and a compound of vulgar superstitions and sorcery.” Leo Tolstoy Global Hindu Heritage Foundation is very happy to inform that our Pracharaks have taken an extraordinary step to prevent deceptive conversions in a village in Karnataka. We all know how Christianity spread to Europe and other countries across the globe.  They go to any extent to convert Hindus to Christianity in India, especially in villages. As Tolstoy mentioned, the teachings of Church people are utter lies. It is the business concept that drives them to lie, distort, commit atrocities, and use very trick in the books to convert people into Christianity. In the past three or four times in the Bandamida Palli village of Pavugada taluka in the state of Karnataka, we met the Hindu relatives and explained about our traditions and our Sanatana Dharma religion. Although some families are passionate about Hinduism, but they are ready to convert to Christianity by believing the false words of the Christian pastors. By saying, on behalf of our organization, the whole village performed Abhishekam homa programs for the village goddess, Maremma mother, saying that the village will be peaceful, and these programs were done today. Even in the puja programs, those who wanted to convert to Christianity were said to be at the front of the puja.       By performing pujas to the goddess, first, gotras and names were recited to each one and protection bracelets were tied. Later Navagraha Puja, Ganapati Puja, Panchamruta Abhisheka was performed for Mother Maremma , Ganapati Homa, Navagraha Homa and Maremma Homa were conducted with great success.        After the pooja was over, those who wanted to convert to Christianity said that they did very good pooja and it was very peaceful for us. We decided to convert to Christianity after listening to the Fosters. But after this pooja was over we were enlightened and happy that we had taken the wrong decision.       Our Sanatana dharma is very great. Some people are spreading propaganda and making trouble for people like you. Don't believe their words. Our organization Global Hindu Heritage Foundation has organized free pooja homa programs for the sake of village peace. It was informed that. Your donations are appreciated; By Zelle: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com PayPal: savetemples.org By Check: Or you can send a check payable to GHHF, 14726 Harmony Lane, Frisco, TX 75035. It is tax-deductible. By Rupees: call 601-918-7111; +91 83096 43979 {{album_1032}}
26 Feb 2024

[GHHF] Sai Krishna of Nationalist Hub interviews Prakasarao Velagapudi on Illegal Churches at Tirupati (in TELUGU)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmFufHsRA9M The interview talks about the construction of more than 75 churches with no permission. As per Tirupati Urban Development and the Collector’s office, no Church was given permission to be built in Tirupati area.  A legal brief was submitted to TUDA to take necessary action as per law. An Order was issued by TUDA to demolish illegal structures and the responsibility was assigned to the Commissioner. No action has been taken till now.      This order of removing illegal structures outraged non-Hindu groups in USA and demonstrations were organized in Frisco Texas by distorting the Order issued by TUDA.  Please watch the interview in TELUGU. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmFufHsRA9M  
25 Feb 2024

[GHHF] Assam attracted 7000 Hindus to Maha Jansampark Abhiyan/ Mega Membership drive and public contact Campaign.

Global Hindu Heritage Foundation is excited to announce that on the auspicious occasion of Shivaji Jayanti, about 7000 strong Hindus thronged the grand opening ceremony/launching program of the Mega Membership drive campaign of GHHF Assam. GHHF Assam ground level cadets are working very hard to accomplish the target of reaching 5O,000 people. It will be an uphill task to reach the target. But we are hoping that the enthusiasm of those people who attended the function will match the results.                  The mission of the Mega event is twofold: 1)      To unite all the Hindus at one platform irrespective of their affiliation with other Hindu groups. Only the unity of thinking, unity of action, unity of affiliation, and unity of pride will be able to bring diverse groups of Hindus together to act as one group. It will strengthen their commitment and determination to face the challenges as a united group instead of working independently. 2)      Global Hindu Heritage Foundation of Assam is committed to represent the wishes and philosophy of Hindus who follow Sanatana Dharma. This would allow Hindus to face the challenges they are facing at the ground level. Protection of Hindu Temples, protection of Hindu girls, challenging the deceptive practices of Christians and Muslims, and inspiring all Hindus to practice their Dharma without any kind of interference from other faiths. Sri Samrat Dutt, the Board Director of the Global Hindu Heritage Foundation has been working tirelessly for more than three years in Assam, and Manipur, and West Bengal. It is his passion to make sure that Hindus can practice their faith, attend their Temples, and conduct their festivals without any fear and anxiety. Sri Samrat spoke passionately about the richness of Sanatana Dharma and the need to work jointly to enable Hindus to be proud of their culture. In his speech, he told the Mega gathering about the need to get united and the advantages of doing it together. The more we are united, the stronger we get. It is difficult for any other faiths to take advantage of our unity. It is only an organization like GHHF that will be able to forge a unified group to represent different ideas.                 It is very important to strengthen our Hindus and at the same, it is the responsibility of every Hindu to work toward strengthening our organization. How are we working on the ground level?                 We have been engaged in a variety of activities at the ground level and stop the exploitation of Hindus by other faiths. •         We have started Ghar Wapasi to welcome those Hindus who got converted to Christianity either by force, promises, or allurements. •         We started about 22 Bala Samskar Kendras educating about 450 children about the greatness of Sanatana Dharma. •         We saved more than 350 cows from being slaughtered. No other organizations can do this so far.   •         We saved many Hindu girls from love Jihad, we distributed more than 3000 books, and we welcomed more than 200 non-Hindus back to Hindu Dharma.   •         We are working on the development of Adhibasis   •         We are working for the betterment of women; started a special team viz TEJASWINI. So, based on these activities we are appealing to all the Hindus present here to join us, work with us, represent Hindu ideals, and protect our sisters and brothers. Sri Samratji exhorted the audience by asking “Will Join me.” “Will you work with us? Will you stand for Hindu Dharma? Will you protect our Sanatana Dharma? All the present Hindus were jubilant and excited to hear his peak. They responded by saying “Yes. Yes. Yes.” The Mega event concluded by chanting loudly “Jai Sri Ram, Jai Sri Ram, Jai Sri Ram.” Your donations are appreciated; By Zelle: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com PayPal: savetemples.org By Check: Or you can send a check payable to GHHF, 14726 Harmony Lane, Frisco, TX 75035. It is tax-deductible. By Rupees: call 601-918-7111; +91 83096 43979 {{album_1031}}
25 Feb 2024

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[GHHF] Annadanam continues in Tirupati

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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