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[GHHF] Bala Samskar Kendras in Guntur – Students Celebrated Navaratri by dressing up in NINE forms of Devi; Local leaders attended and distributed prizes

Francois Gautier - A New History of India "Hindu have venerated the feminine element under its different manifestations: Mahalaxmi, Mahakali, Mahasaraswati, Maheshwari - and even India is feminine: "Mother India." She is the consciousness transcending all things, she is the emptiness beyond all emptiness, the smile beyond all smiles, the divine beauty beyond all earthly beauties. "

06 Oct 2022

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[GHHF] Bala Samskar Kendras in Guntur – Students Celebrated Navaratri by dressing up in NINE forms of Devi; Local leaders attended and distributed prizes

Francois Gautier - A New History of India  "Hindu have venerated the feminine element under its different manifestations: Mahalaxmi, Mahakali, Mahasaraswati, Maheshwari - and even India is feminine: "Mother India." She is the consciousness transcending all things, she is the emptiness beyond all emptiness, the smile beyond all smiles, the divine beauty beyond all earthly beauties. " Global Hindu Heritage is very happy to inform that we started about 10 Bala Samskar Kendras in and around Guntur to teach about the richness of Hinduism, Hindu festivals, Hindu ethos, Hindu History, and culture and traditions. Sri Rajesh is a very active member in the community championing the Hindu Values not only to the children but also actively involved in making the Hindus proud of their culture.     During the Navaratri time Sri Thunuguntla Ramesh and other teachers organized a very big program inviting the parents and community members and leaders to witness the talents of the children and the celebration of Navaratri.     Bala Samskar Kendra students were dressed us in nine forms of Devi with appropriate dress suitable for that Devi of the day. The program was conducted in Sri Siva Nagendra Swamy Temple in Siva Nagaraju colony.  Devi Worship – Nine Forms are Worshipped 'Navratri' means 'nine nights.' 'Nava' means 'nine,’ and 'Ratri' means 'night.'  Devi represents the omnipresent cosmic Energy. She is worshipped in nine different manifestations.  Navadurga and significance of each day of Navratri Devi is worshipped in 9 forms known as Navadurga. The significance of each day of Navratri is attached to a form of the Mother Divine. On the first day, Devi Shailaputri is worshipped. On second day, Brahmacharini is propitiated. On third day, Chandraghanta is revered. On Fourth day, Kushmanda is worshipped On fifth day, Skandamata is propitiated On sixth day, Katyayini manifests On seventh day, Kalaratri is invoked On eighth day, Mahagauri is prayed On ninth day, Siddhidatri is revered The whole Creation is permeated by this Energy. The prosperity that we enjoy in our daily lives is a manifestation of Devi. Mother Divine serves us in so many forms. The forms of our mother, father, friends, husband, wife, son, daughter and also the Guru. The revolving planets and the moon are Devi performing aarti to us.  Devi Puja is an expression of expanded consciousness showing reverence to the whole Creation. The puja that we perform during the 9 days of Navratri is a way of honoring the Devi and showing our gratitude to the Mother Divine. While attending the puja we give up all our worldly activities for a while and enter into deep meditation. In the program all the students chanted some of the slokas learned in Bala Samskar Kendras:      They recited three slokas: 1)    Mahishasura mardini stotram song (Aigiri nandini) is sung in order to calm down the sakthi after killing the asura (Mahishasuran). This song generates more positive vibes around you and your home. Aigiri nandini nandhitha medhini Viswa Vinodhini Nandanuthe Girivara Vindhya Sirodhi Nivasini Vishnu Vilasini Jishnu Nuthe Bhagawathi Hey Sithi Kanda Kudumbini Bhoori Kudumbini Bhoori Kruthe Jaya Jaya Hey Mahishasura Mardini Ramyaka pardini Shailasuthe (1) 2)    Shiva Lingashtakam Mantra is a prayer song for Lord Shiva. This Mantra features eight paras on Shivalinga. Legends say that reciting this mantra with great devotion will get moksha and reach the Shiva Loka after his life. Below are the English Lyrics of Shiva Lingashtakam Stotram. The second stotram they learned was : brahmamurāri surārchita liṅgaṃ nirmalabhāsita śōbhita liṅgam । janmaja duḥkha vināśaka liṅgaṃ tatpraṇamāmi sadāśiva liṅgam ॥ 1 ॥ dēvamuni pravarārchita liṅgaṃ kāmadahana karuṇākara liṅgam । rāvaṇa darpa vināśana liṅgaṃ tatpraṇamāmi sadāśiva liṅgam ॥ 2 ॥ Following the display of Nine forms of Devi and recitation of the Stotras with dance, local community leaders spoke about the importance of imparting the Hindu values. In attendance we witnessed such leaders as Sri Kumar Raja, Sri Harsha Vardhan, Sri Lakshmi Ramanuja Dasi, Sri Adapa Ghaneendra Garu, Sri Thunga Yeshwanta and others. They distributed sweets, pens, Bhagavad Gita books to all the participating students. All the parents and community leaders appreciated the efforts of Sri Rajesh and Global Hindu Heritage Foundation.  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 26 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. Also,  we are conducting 150 Bala Kendras in five States. Support one or more Kendras.  1) Sponsor one Bala Samskar Kendra for $1000.00 2) Sponsor one Pracharak: In order to expand our base and hire one Pracharak, it would cost approximately $3000.00 - $3500.00 per year. We have five anonymous donors who sponsored 9 Pracharaks DONATIONS PayPal Method: To donate visit our website: savetemples.org. Click on the Donate button, then press the Purpose category, and select the General Donation category. By Check: Or you can send a check payable to: GHHF, 14726 Harmony Lane, Frisco TX 75035. It is tax-deductible. By Zelle: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com By Rupees, please contact us by either phone or email. For more information, call Prakasarao V Velagapudi 601-918-7111; Email: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com. {{album_654}}
06 Oct 2022

[GHHF] Ghar Waapasi and Devi Navaratrulu – Ex-Christians Performed Devi Puja, Kunkumarchana, Abhishekam to Lord Shiva, Swami Kasireddy Nayana and Lord Hanuman near Anantapur Village.

Graham Hancock (Underground: The Mysterious Origins of Civilization) “the sacred life still permeates India through and through to such an extent that an appeal to the authority of scripture can still settle all disputes … the culture of ancient India is still vibrantly alive today in the subcontinent and offers as its gift to the present a vast library of archaic rituals, dances, games, ceremonies, festivals and customs as well as an immense oral literature that has not only been preserved and continuously passed on in the memory of sadhus and rishis (sages, wise men) for thousands of years but that is also celebrated, rehearsed, admired and relished in hundreds of thousands of Hindu villages from the Himalayas to the sea. " 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. EX-Christians performed Devi Puja, Kumkum puja and Abhishekam Sri Gopi Krishna Chari organized Navaratri Program in Brahmaiah Swamy in Hanimareddy Palli Village. This is a specially arranged event solely for Ex-Christians who performed Panchamruta Abhishekam to Kasireddy Nayana Swamy (One of the very powerful and famous Avadhuta in the area, Anjanaeya Swamy and Annapurneswari. Also,  they have performed Rudrabhishekam and Kunkumarchana to Durga Mata. They also participated in Ashtottarna nama to Devi.     The devotees were welcome with namaskarama and also by applying Tilak on their forehead. Each of the new welcomed Hindus were allowed to do Panchamrutam Abhishekam to with their hands to Avadhuta Kasireddy Nayna Swmi, offered new clothes and did puja.     Following Abhishekam, Kumkumarchana and Puja, they did Pradakshina to the Temple chanting Devi names. Then they also did Mangalaharthi to all the presiding Devatas. More than 120 People came to participate in the program. Who is Kasireddy Nayana Swamy? SAMARTHA SADHGURU SRI KASINAYANA is a great Sadhguru of modern India. He was born in Bedusupally Village, Seetharamapuram mandal, Nellore District, Andhra Pradesh to Smt. Kasimma and Sri. Subba Reddy. In childhood he was inspired by the Guru Athiracha Guruvaiah Swamy and travelled Kasi to Kanyakumari. Here novated many ancient temples and Samadhies of spiritual souls of Andhra Pradesh. He was introduced NITYA AANNADANAM to irrespective of Caste, Color and Religion. Samartha Sadhguru Sri Kasinayana life is a series of miracles. Nayana gave an indication of his departure  his devotees and attained Samadhi on 6 December 1995, on Dattajayanthi day at Jyothi Kshetram, Kadapa District. There are hundreds of Kasi Nayana temples and Asharams all over Andhra Pradesh as well as numerous books about him. Among them is the famous biography in Telugu called `Samartha Sadhguru Sri Kasi Nayana Anugraha Jeevanam' by Sri Kasinayana Paadarenuvulu. Sri Kasinayana devotees celebrate the Nayana Aaradhana on Dattajayanthi at Jyothi Kshetram every year Sri Kasinayana Mandal, Kadapa District. Jyothi is around 50 Kms from Allagadda(Kurnool Dist). Sri Gopi Chary explained the significance of Sharad Navaratri, why we celebrate and its significance to the individuals and to the society. (Source: Speaking Tree) 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) Sponsor one Bala Samskar Kendra for $1000.00 2) Sponsor one Pracharak: In order to expand our base and hire one Pracharak, it would cost approximately $3000.00 per year. We have five anonymous donors who sponsored Assistants. DONATIONS PayPal Method: To donate visit our website: savetemples.org. Click on the Donate button, then press the Purpose category, and select the 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_653}}
05 Oct 2022

[GHHF] Round up of our Activities on the Ground Level  from September 24 thru October 2 – Ghar Waapasi, Bala Samskar Kendras and Petition to scrap Waqf Act

Ram Swarup (1920--1998) "Hinduism was organized for peaceful and harmonious co-existence, not for continued confrontation with external enemies in the shape of unbelievers. It is no accident of history that though Hinduism knew internal feuds like any social polity, it never crossed its borders to wage wars against people simply because they worshipped different Gods. Organized on such non-military principles, there is no wonder that Hinduism did not even have a name for itself. " 1. Ghar Waapasi in Telangana – Help rendered to Hanuman Temple Committee about the illegal Church Construction and land grabbing in Gudimalkapet in Hyderabad. (Oct 2) Met with TEN Sri Hanuman Temple Committee Members Lakshmi Nivas and his team went to Sri Hanuman Temple in Gudimalkapet near Mehdipatnam in Vijayawada. It is a complex of Saibaba Temple, Devi Temple and Shiva Temple. The have been receiving complains about the illegal ,construction of Churches and also distribution of Christian literature. Some of the committee members contacted our Pracharaks and talked about mutual interests in protecting Santana Dharma. Our Pracharaks talked about the mission of Global Hindu Heritage Foundation an its activities. Our Pracharaks mentioned that GHHF started three programs to ensure that our Hindus are not exploited by the missionaries. Ghar Waapasi was started about two years ago and explained to the committee members our efforts to welcome back those that were converted to Christianity. Our people said that it is our responsibility as a Temple Committee member to take personal interest in the welfare and management of the Temple, but it is even more important to monitor in their own neighborhoods and challenge the missionaries and start asking the nasty statements written in the Bible. https://www.savetemples.org/post/ghhf-ghar-waapasi-in-telangana-help-rendered-to-hanuman-temple-committee-about-the-illegal-church-construction-and-land-grabbing-in-gudimalkapet-in-hyderabad/1400   2. Ghar Waapasi in Anantapur – Conducted Devi Bhajans and talked about the importance of Satsang to create Hindu Unity. (Oct 1) Sri Gopi Chary organized Devi Bhajan sessions in a village called Chelimepalli near Anantapur. Majority of the people living in the village are Dalits and about half Christians. Through the GHHF, few Christian families returned to Hinduism. It was decided that we organize these Bhajansi in the village to reinforce the faith among Hindu Dalits and at the same invite Christian families as well as ex-Christians.  Before the Bhajan session started, He asked ever body to do Sankalp by saying their names, Gotras and nakshatras; and the reason the puja is being conducted. He explained the importance of Navaratrulu. Hindu scriptures states that in Kaliyuga, people have disturbed mind, experience restlessness and lack peace of mind. They live in an environment where their mind gets agitated . By chanting the names of Bhagawan, one gets peace of mind as they concentrate on the image of Goddess. Devotional singing, known as bhajans or kirtan, can help to quiet the mind so that the heart can open to the divine, allowing us to taste the blissful reality that is our true nature. Everyone is encouraged to sing and express their inner joy. Devotion is the most important aspect of kirtan. To gain concentration in this age of materialism, bhajan is easier than meditation. By loud singing, other distracting sounds will be overcome and concentration will be achieved. Bhajan, concentration and meditation, this is the progression. Bhajan is important for the devotee because it is intimate and free in expression. Bhajan preserves India’s rich legacy of devotion, wisdom and mysticism from saints like Meerabai, Tulsidas, Kabir, Surdas, Thyagaraja, Purandaradasa, Tukaram, Namdev, and many, many others. https://www.savetemples.org/post/ghhf-ghar-waapasi-in-anantapur-conducted-devi-bhajans-and-talked-about-the-importance-of-satsang-to-create-hindu-unity/1399 3. Celebrating Navaratri festival by Sponsoring Dhoopa, Deepa Naivedyam in 26 Temples by organizing Geetha Parayanam and Lakshmi Ganapathi Homam (Sept 30) As part of revitalization foundation volunteer Ashok has taken up an activity of organizing Lakshmi Ganapathi Homam, and Bhagavad Gita Parayanam in these temples during Navratri, now the numbers are growing with great applause. While churches are taking 10% of the income as fees, we are executing this program with no cost and just for their welfare, prosperity and health of society, we are explaining the importance at the same time. Ashok will be executing these two programs in East and West Godavari districts of Andhra Pradesh. https://www.savetemples.org/post/ghhf-celebrating-navaratri-festival-by-sponsoring-dhoopa-deepa-naivedyam-in-26-temples-by-organizing-geetha-parayanam-and-lakshmi-ganapathi-homam/1398 4. Bala Samskar Kendras in Tamil Nadu Celebrating Devi Navaratrulu, arranged Bommala Koluvu/Gollu and sang Devi Stotras.(Sept 29) Global Hindu Heritage Foundation is very happy to inform you that the Bala Samskar Kendras in Tamil Nadu are celebrating  Devi Navaratrulu with gusto, enthusiasm, and excitement. The teachers talked about the festival, why it is celebrated nine days, encouraged all the students to participate in the Pujas, encouraged them to Aarthi to the day of the Goddess and chanted a number devi stotras.  What is Dussehra? Dussehra, which is also called Dasara or Vijayadashami is celebrated as a mark of triumph of Rama, an avatar of Vishnu, over the 10-headed demon king Ravana, who abducted Rama’s wife, Sita. The festival’s name is derived from the Sanskrit words dasha (“ten”) and hara (“defeat”). Symbolizing the victory of good over evil, Dussehra is celebrated on the 10th day of the month of Ashwini (September–October), the seventh month of the Hindu calendar, with the appearance of the full moon, an event called the “bright fortnight” (shukla paksha). Dussehra coincides with the culmination of the nine-day Navratri festival and with the tenth day of the Durga Puja festival. For many, it marks the beginning of preparation for Diwali, which occurs 20 days after Dussehra. https://www.savetemples.org/post/ghhf-bala-samskar-kendras-in-tamil-nadu-celebrating-devi-navaratrulu-arranged-bommala-koluvugollu-and-sang-devi-stotras/1397 5. Bala Samskar Kendras in Janagam Mandalam, Telangana have celebrated Bonal Festival. The learned the Story Behind and participated in Dance (Sept 28) Global Hindu Heritage Foundation is extremely happy to inform that our Bala Samskar Kendras in Janagam Mandalam  are organizing Bathukamma Festival to our young students. They help organize and facilitate the Bonalu festival. In Telangana, it is a huge festival conducted August/September of every year. Our Bala Samskar Kendras performed the festival as a way of thanking Goddess for the fulfilment of their desires and providing safety and security to the families and the villages. Bonalu an annual festival that is celebrated in the state of Telangana, especially in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. It is celebrated in honor of the Goddess Mahakali, who is considered to be the goddess of death and time. Bonalu is celebrated usually during Ashada Masam that falls in July/August. Special poojas are performed for goddess Yellamma during the first and last day of the festival. The festival is considered as a form of thanksgiving to the Goddess after the fulfillment of vows The name “Bonalu” is derived from the Sanskrit term ‘Bhojanam’. Over the years it became Bonam and eventually it is termed as Bonalu. https://www.savetemples.org/post/ghhf-bala-samskar-kendras-in-janagam-mandalam-telangana-have-celebrated-bonal-festival.-the-learned-the-story-behind-and-participated-in-dance/1396   6. Bala Samskar Kendras in Shanshabad, Hyderabad started Bonal festival. Students prepared Flower Bathukammas, sand Bhajans and Danced around them. (Sept 27) Global Hindu Heritage Foundation is extremely happy to inform that our Bala Samskar Kendras are organizing Bathukamma Festival to our young students. They help organize and facilitate the Bonalu festival. In Telangana, it is a huge festival conducted August/September of every year The name “Bonalu” is derived from the Sanskrit term ‘Bhojanam’. Over the years it became Bonam and eventually it is termed as Bonalu. It means food or a feast in the Telugu language. As per the festival, food is offered to the Mother Goddess Mahankali. Bonam denotes the food that is cooked in pots and then it is offered to the Goddess. In various parts of Andhra Pradesh, Bonalu includes the worship of the Goddess in a number of forms and names like Pochamma, Yellamma, Ankalamma, Peddhamma, Maremma, Dokkalamma, Poleramma, and Nookalamma. https://www.savetemples.org/post/ghhf-bala-samskar-kendras-in-shanshabad-hyderabad-started-bonal-festival.-students-prepared-flower-bathukammas-sand-bhajans-and-danced-around-them/1395   7. Bala Samskar Kendra Students in Assam Celebrate the first Day of Navaratri and Vijayadashami. They dressed up like DURGA MATA (Sept 26) Bala Samskar Kendra Students in Assam dressed up like DURGA MATA GHHF Assam -  With the participation of thousands of Hindus, GHHF Assam organized a rally and Hindu Jagran Sabha on early hours of Mahalaya to mark the home comings of Goddess Durga. Bala Samskar students dressed like Durga, Shiba, Kali and performed dances, sang Durga song ,recited and chanted Maa Durga Sthuti. Maa Durga Puja is the biggest festival of Hindus in Assam and Mahalaya is celebrated by the devotees of Maa Durga a week before the Durga Puja celebrations begin across the globe. It marks the beginning of Debi Paksha (the era of the goddess) and is observed on the last day of Piru Paksha (the 16-day lunar day period when Hindus pay homage to their ancestors/Pitrus). Mahalaya, therefore, means the arrival of Goddess Durga, and the festival centered around her worship - Durga Puja. What is Mahalaya? The last day of offering tribute to our departed forefathers, i.e. Pitrupaksha and the beginning of the devipaksha is called Mahalaya. At the time of the cataclysm, when the earth became a great cause-sea, Lord Vishnu laid Anantanag on that sea and fell into a deep sleep. https://www.savetemples.org/post/ghhf-bala-samskar-kendra-students-in-assam-celebrate-the-first-day-of-navaratri-and-vijayadashami.-they-dressed-up-like-durga-mata/1394 8. Bala Samskar Kendras in all Five States – Learn the Values of Hindu Dharma; listened to the Speech of Swami Vivekananda given in Chicago on September 11, 1893 (Sep 25)     GHHF is very happy to inform you that we started 150 Sala Samskar Kendras many villages that are in remote places where people have to walk to reach these places. We started these Schools in these areas to ensure our children are protected from aggressive Christian missionary activities. We found teachers to be dedicated and passionate about teaching our culture, stotras, slokas, Desha Bhakti Geethas, national heroes who contributed to enriching Hindu culture and also performed Surya Namaskaras along with meditation. Sri Swamiji is taking the responsibility of coordinating these Centers and he sends all the required information.     As we know that each month the material to be taught changes to some extent due to the monthly festivals, date births of spiritual and National leaders and other events. Our teachers incorporate these changes to make sure that our children are taught the relevant timely information. https://www.savetemples.org/post/ghhf-bala-samskar-kendras-in-all-five-states-learn-the-values-of-hindu-dharma-listened-to-the-speech-of-swami-vivekananda-given-in-chicago-on-september-11-1893/1392 9. Urgent Petition: We demand Indian Govt to act Urgently & immediately to repeal the illegal, draconian & unconstitutional Waqf Act 1995. (Sep 24) The Entire Indian nation was rudely awoken to a shocking news that an entire Hindu village in Tiruchendurai, Tamil Nadu, which includes an over 1500-year-old Hindu temple, has been declared as Waqf property. This left the Hindus perplexed as to how a religion that came to this land in the 10th century can lay claim to land and a temple that predates even that religion! The Waqf Act is responsible for this travesty. We demand equality. We demand justice. 1. The Waqf Act be repealed immediately. 2. All the properties held by the Waqf Boards across the country be taken over by the Government. Followed by, 3. A High level committees be set up at the National and State levels to probe every such property so that it can be returned to their rightful heirs. And, We would like to draw your attention to the draconian aspects of The Waqf Act - https://www.change.org/p/urgent-petition-to-repeal-draconian-unconstitutional-waqf-act-1995?utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=custom_url&recruited_by_id=af83384d-c0e1-411a-9835-6026ac47f2fa. 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) Sponsor one Bala Samskar Kendra for $1000.00 2) Sponsor one Pracharak: In order to expand our base and hire one Pracharak, it would cost approximately $3000.00 per year. We have five anonymous donors who sponsored Assistants. DONATIONS PayPal Method: To donate visit our website: savetemples.org. Click on the Donate button, then press the Purpose category, and select the 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.
04 Oct 2022

[GHHF] Hindu Students in University Campuses are being targeted by Christian missionaries. Jointly helped to organize Garba in UT Dallas.

Thomas Paine It is far better that we admitted a thousand devils to roam at large than that we permitted one such impostor and monster as Moses, Joshua, Samuel, and the Bible prophets, to come with the pretended word of God and have credit among us. [The Age of Reason] Many students come to United States to get good education, spend about two years to receive the degree and hope to get good job. Many of them come with a hope that they may get University jobs or summer employment  to make them pay for their tuition fees. Many students get the jobs on campuses and complete their education. In some cases, these students do not have enough resources and facing financial hardships. It is a double jeopardy for some of the students. First, many of them miss their parents, their relatives and friends back in India. They also miss their Parent’s affection and mother’s love. Secondly, some of them may not have enough money to pay the fees and meet the day to day to expenses creating stress. Knowing the financial hardships, Christian missionaries indirectly approaching few students with financial help with an eye to convert them to Christianity. Also, some of the Christian students who are also students at the university slowly prod Hindu students to look at Christianity with a promise to help them financially. Indirectly they are suggesting to Hindu students, that their God is not really helping them when they needed help. If you get converted, many Churches are willing to help defray their expenses. We hear many stories like this from Students on Campus. Garba Organized on UTD Campus during Navaratri weekend. With the initiation by Sri Sachin Sougandhi, Global Hindu Heritage Foundation and Sewa International joined hands with India Students Association to help organize Garba on Multipurpose Field of University of Texas Dallas Campus to give them opportunity enjoy the evening to celebrate Sharad Navaratri on October 1st. The program was started with the Puja to Durga Mata. The Priest from Karya Siddhi Hanuman Temple came and performed the Shodasha Upachar Puja. Students participated in the puja and offered Arthi to Devi. Sri Sachin Sougandhi has been actively involved with India Students Association and he is in constant contact with them.     More than 600 students participated in Garba that lasted till midnight. Importance of Navaratri Festival     Dr. Prakasarao Velagapudi spoke on this occasion about the importance of Navaratri, Atirudra Yagam and Fasting during this period. Navaratri is celebrated for nine days. The whole universe is made of Shakti/ Energy. It can be manifested in many different forms. Nine forms of Devi are worshipped. Navratri begins with the worship of Maa Shailaputri and is followed by the worship of other avatars like Bramhacharini, Chandraghanta, Skandmata, Kushmanda, Skandamata, Katyayani, Kaalratri, Mahagauri and Siddidatri. Each of these avatars signifies different qualities of Goddess Durga such as affection, love, compassion and wisdom. First three days are worshipped for Durga Devi, next three days are worshipped for Lakshmi Devi and last three days Saraswathi Devi. They represent Tamo Guna, Rajo Guna and Sattva Guna respectively. The basic idea is for all of us to move forward starting with Tamo Guna and slowly move toward Sattva Guna.     During this period, conducting Homas such as Chandi Homa or some other Homas are performed to give us opportunity to offer what the nature has offered to us. We are giving back what was given to us. The fire god Agni is invoked while doing Homas. The devotees request that Agni carry the offerings which are made into the fire directly to the gods. The words chanted when making the offerings suggest a recognition that all resources, all possessions, all thoughts and actions occur through divine grace. Upon delivering items into the fire, the devotee chants “This is yours, not mine”. Idam na mama. He talked about the importance of Atirudra Yagam conducted in 1975 1nd 2011 in Kerala organized by Dr. Fritz Staal, Professor at University of California, Berkley.     Many of our scripture suggest that we observe fasting during this time in order to concentrate the energy of the mother Goddess and also reap the benefits fasting. Physical, mental, health benefits are accrued as per our scriptures such as Skanda Purana, Narada Purana and others. In fact, the benefits of fasting were enumerated by a number of scientists. Yoshinori Ohsumi, a cellular biologist from Japan, became a Nobel Prize winner in physiology and medicine “for discovering the mechanisms of autophagy.” The Japanese scientist has scientifically substantiated that fasting is good for one’s health.  The Nobel Prize Committee’s press release reads:  “Ohsumi’s discoveries have led to a new paradigm in our understanding of how a cell processes its contents. His discoveries have opened new ways of understanding the fundamental importance of autophagy for a large number of physiological processes, such as adaptation to starvation and response to an infection.”  Autophagy is the process of utilizing and recycling unnecessary or dysfunctional cellular components—the so-called cellular rubbish which accumulates in cells. The term “autophagy” originates from two Greek words which summarily mean “self-eating.” Autophagy is intrinsic to living organisms, including those of human beings. Thanks to autophagy cells get rid of excess parts, while an organism gets rid of unnecessary cells.  The Nobel Prize winner’s discovery indicates that abstaining from food and keeping fasts is wholesome—the body truly cleans itself. This is confirmed by the Nobel Prize Committee.  According to Ohsumi’s colleagues, this process even probably rejuvenates organisms by creating new cells, removing defective proteins and damaged intracellular organelles from them, thus maintaining them in good condition.  Health benefits of intermittent fasting include: fat burning and weight loss, reduction of blood sugar, improvement in energy, lowering cholesterol, clearing diseased cells from the body and many more. Future Activities.     It was decided that GHHF and Sewa International would work with India Student Association at UTD to make the Hindu students feel that they are cared and help celebrate the major festival. Continuous dialogue with students is planned for the future. {{album_652}}
03 Oct 2022

[GHHF] Ghar Waapasi in Telangana – Help rendered to Hanuman Temple Committee about the illegal Church Construction and land grabbing in Gudimalkapet in Hyderabad

Edmond Taylor (Richer by Asia) "The underlying mood of Hinduism is one of joyous acceptance of the universe." It is more richly endowed with gods and goddesses and all the trappings of mythology than even the religion of ancient Greece, and this imaginative exuberance is certainly connected with the pantheist emotional mood." Global Hindu Heritage Foundation (GHHF) in association with Nitya Satyam has been organizing Ghar Waapasi in the Telangana area. Lakshmi Nivas and his volunteers went to many villages and talked about the richness of our culture knowing that they became Christians not because of the message of the Bible but because of their financial circumstances, health-related issues, deceptive interpretation of Hindu scriptures and demeaning the multiplicity of Gods and Goddesses. Met with TEN Sri Hanuman Temple Committee Members Lakshmi Nivas and his team went to Sri Hanuman Temple in Gudimalkapet near Mehdipatnam in Vijayawada. It is a complex of Saibaba Temple, Devi Temple and Shiva Temple. The have been receiving complains about the illegal ,construction of Churches and also distribution of Christian literature. Some of the committee members contacted our Pracharaks and talked about mutual interests in protecting Santana Dharma.     Our Pracharaks talked about the mission of Global Hindu Heritage Foundation an its activities. Our Pracharaks mentioned that GHHF started three programs to ensure that our Hindus are not exploited by the missionaries. Ghar Waapasi was started about two years ago and explained to the committee members our efforts to welcome back those that were converted to Christianity. Our people said that it is our responsibility as a Temple Committee member to take personal interest in the welfare and management of the Temple, but it is even more important to monitor in their own neighborhoods and challenge the missionaries and start asking the nasty statements written in the Bible.     Similarly, our Pracharaks mentioned about Bal Samskar Kendras and why we started them in the villages and low-income areas in the cities. The missionaries go to these villages and exploit the children’s’ innocence by offering Chocolates, Biscuits, pens etc. and take them to the churches and brainwash them.      Temple Committee Members expressed their concerns. Our people have mentioned that all the religions are not same and we should be cognizant of the differences. We distributed our literature and talked about the cruelty, hatred, deception and killings. They shared the 52page book that talks about some of these atrocious statements in The Bible.     The Committee members expressed their happiness toward GHHF and its effort to preserve our culture and also expose the true nature of Christianity. They mentioned that they would contact GHHF if they come across any missionary problems. Nivas keeps reminding them about the cruelty and divisiveness in the Bible and how the missionaries exploit the people.  The Bible says: “Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. And a person’s enemies will be those of his own household. Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. And whoever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.” (Matthew 10:34–39). Bible is filled with Hateful Statements. As you can see that Jesus came here with a sword only to create enemies, and hatred toward others. He says we have to leave our parents, not to associate our family members and not even attend funerals. Even your father you cannot do last rights for your own father.  Bible is full of hateful verses and commands stoning to death their own rebellious children. Fritz Cherry says, “Stoning is a form of capital punishment, and it is still used today in some places. While things like being a rebellious child and being involved in witchcraft are still sins, we are not to stone others to death because we are under a new covenant.” Hateful Verses Titus 3:3: For we also once were foolish ourselves, disobedient, deceived, enslaved to various lusts and pleasures, spending our life in malice and envy, hateful, hating one another. Genesis 37:4: His brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers; and so, they hated him and could not speak to him on friendly terms. Romans 1:29: They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed, and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, and malice. They are gossips, Many of them asked about the Pastor's assertion that they may be burning eternally in fire if they do not convert to Christianity. Our Associates informed them that God is not a killer and would not punish. God’s character is all loving, all compassionate, and all forgiving. So, they do not have to fear God to return to Hinduism if they desire to do so. Many of them were surprised to find out what was written in the Bible and were happy to know something about Sanatana Dharma. As we all know very few Hindus have any idea about the richness of Hinduism. It was a pleasant surprise to find out something about their ancestors’ faith.     In contrast, we read in the Bible that Jesus saying if anybody who loves his parents cannot to true believers in Jesus. They have to give up their parents and their love toward parents in order to have faith in Jesus. He even says that if a man does not hate his parents, wife, and children, he cannot be Jesus’ disciple. 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) Sponsor one Bala Samskar Kendra for $1000.00 2) Sponsor one Pracharak: In order to expand our base and hire one Pracharak, it would cost approximately $3000.00 per year. We have five anonymous donors who sponsored Assistants. DONATIONS PayPal Method: To donate visit our website: savetemples.org. Click on the Donate button, then press the Purpose category, and select the 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_651}}
02 Oct 2022

GHHF Ghar Waapasi in Anantapur – Conducted Devi Bhajans and talked about the importance of Satsang to create Hindu Unity.

Rabindranath Tagore wrote:  "For us Hindus, music always has a transcendent meaning, even when its intentions are by no means mystical or religious, but epic and amorous. Above all, music tries to touch the great hidden reasons for happiness in this world." 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. Conducted Bhajan Sessions on Devi Sri Gopi Chary organized Devi Bhajan sessions in a village called Chelimepalli near Anantapur. Majority of the people living in the village are Dalits and about half Christians. Through the GHHF, few Christian families returned to Hinduism. It was decided that we organize these Bhajansi in the village to reinforce the faith among Hindu Dalits and at the same invite Christian families as well as ex-Christians.          Before the Bhajan session started, He asked ever body to do Sankalp by saying their names, Gotras and nakshatras; and the reason the puja is being conducted. He explained the importance of Navaratrulu.     Hindu scriptures states that in Kaliyuga, people have disturbed mind, experience restlessness and lack peace of mind. They live in an environment where their mind gets agitated . By chanting the names of Bhagawan, one gets peace of mind as they concentrate on the image of Goddess. Devotional singing, known as bhajans or kirtan, can help to quiet the mind so that the heart can open to the divine, allowing us to taste the blissful reality that is our true nature. Everyone is encouraged to sing and express their inner joy. Devotion is the most important aspect of kirtan. To gain concentration in this age of materialism, bhajan is easier than meditation. By loud singing, other distracting sounds will be overcome and concentration will be achieved. Bhajan, concentration and meditation, this is the progression. Bhajan is important for the devotee because it is intimate and free in expression. Bhajan preserves India’s rich legacy of devotion, wisdom and mysticism from saints like Meerabai, Tulsidas, Kabir, Surdas, Thyagaraja, Purandaradasa, Tukaram, Namdev, and many, many others. Paramahansa Yogananda says “Sankirtans or musical gatherings are an effective form of yoga or spiritual discipline, necessitating intense concentration, absorption in the seed thought and sound. Because man himself is an expression of the Creative Word, sound exercises on him a potent and immediate effect.”  As per much research, it has been found that listening to bhajans and chants, increases the activity in the cells which releases Feel good hormone “Dopamine”. It is also referred by various studies that listening to bhajans activates our brain which makes us more analytical and Attentive, hence most people prefer to listen in the morning. Doctors at Cleveland University reported that the rhythmic tones involved in chanting release a cascade of naturally healing chemicals. Imagine feeling good naturally without a pill. They called it the NLE, or Neurolinguistic Effect. Yogis call it a type of samadhi – a profound sense ofpeacefulness. Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji says Bhajan singing (singing of God's name) is one of the main methods that Sri Ganapati Sachchidananda Swamiji propagates as a part of the Yoga System. According to Sri Swamiji, "The chanting and singing of God's name is the sheet anchor in all critical situations and crisis. In this Kali Yuga, Divya Naama Sankeertana (singing of God's name) is the easiest and the most effective means to invoke the mercy of the Lord." As He often says "Just as Bhojana (food) is for the body, Bhajans are for the Soul". Pujya Sri Swamiji has composed thousands of devotional bhajans in different languages. Devotees of Sri Swamiji gather in satsang groups all over the world to sing Sri Swamiji's soul-stirring Bhajans. Many devotees experience that this is one of the best ways to feel divine presence in their hearts. 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_650}}
01 Oct 2022

GHHF Celebrating Navaratri festival by Sponsoring Dhoopa, Deepa Naivedyam in 26 Temples by organizing Geetha Parayanam and Lakshmi Ganapathi Homam

“Hindu Dharma is the quintessence of our national life, hold fast to it if you want your country to survive, or else you would be wiped out in three generations”. – Swami Vivekanand GHHF has adopted 26 temples in SC colonies where there is neither priest not care takers. Foundation wants to make sure that these temples to be brought back to life again with some activity. As a trial-run we are sponsoring dhoopa, Deepa , naivedyams in the temples. We make sure that the temple premises are clean and Deepam is lit in these Temples every day and give some prasadam on a daily basis. As part of revitalization foundation volunteer Ashok has taken up an activity of organizing Lakshmi Ganapathi Homam, and Bhagavad Gita Parayanam in these temples during Navratri, now the numbers are growing with great applause. While churches are taking 10% of the income as fees, we are executing this program with no cost and just for their welfare, prosperity and health of society, we are explaining the importance at the same time. Ashok will be executing these two programs in East and West Godavari districts of Andhra Pradesh. Village         Mandal         Temple         Program ================================================================== Pekeru,       Ragavaram     Ramalayam     Geetha Paaraayanam Marteru     Penumantra     Ramalayam     Geetha Paaraayanam Mulaparru     Aachanta     Goddess     Geetha Paaraayanam Kaldari         Vundrajavaram Goddess     LakshmiGanapathiHomam Duvva         Thanuku     Goddess     LakshmiGanapathiHomam Global Hindu Heritage Foundation under the direction of our Coordinator is organizing teo programs to make the villages aware of the importance of Geetha Parayanama and Lakshmi Ganapathi Homam. Why Bhagavad Geeta Parayanam? Henry David Thoreau  “In the morning I bathe my intellect in the stupendous and cosmogonal philosophy of the Bhagavad Gita in comparison with which our modern world and its literature seem puny and trivial.” Swami Sivananda says The Gita is the most beautiful and the only truly philosophical song. It contains sublime lessons on wisdom and philosophy. It is the Song Celestial . It is the universal gospel. It contains the message of life that appeals to all, irrespective of race, creed, age or religion. The Gita was given to us about six thousand years ago through Arjuna, an Indian prince, by Sri Krishna, the Lord incarnate. The teachings are based on the Upanishads, the ancient, revealed metaphysical classics of India. The Gita shows a way to rise above the world of duality and the pairs of opposites, and to acquire eternal bliss and immortality. It is a gospel of action. It teaches the rigid performance of one’s duty in society, and a life of active struggle, keeping the inner being untouched by outer surroundings, and renouncing the fruits of actions as offerings unto the Lord. The Gita is a source of power and wisdom. It strengthens you when you are weak, and inspires you when you feel dejected and feeble. It teaches you to embrace righteousness and to resist unrighteousness. Why Lakshmi Ganapathy Homa? Sri Lakshmi Ganapati Homam brings financial prosperity, wellness, and wealth to life. It also helps in combating karmic doshas and the bad placement of planets in horoscopes. Sri Lakshmi Ganesha Homam deals with Punarvasu Nakshatra. Thus, people with problems in this Nakshatra should perform this homam with sheer devotion. Star Punarpoosam, also perceived as Punarvasu, is also closely related to Sri Lakshmi Ganapati. Sri Lakshmi Ganapati Homam- Moola mantra Om Shreem Gum Sowmyaya Ganapathaye          Varavaradha Sarvajanam Mey Vasamaanaya Swaha  Om Gum Shreem Sowmyaya          Lakshmi Ganesha Varavaradha          Aam Hreem Krom          Sarvajanam Mey Vasamanaya Swaha   Vakra Thunda Yegadumshtraya Kleem Heem Hree          Gum Gnapathaye Varavaradha Sarvajanam Mey          Vasamaanaya Swaha Om Kleem Sow  These three mantras are highly powerful to ascertain the boons of Sri Lakshmi Ganapati Homam. Chanting them with complete devotion brings the blessings of the mighty Sri Lakshmi Ganapati in one's life. Sri Lakshmi Ganapati Homam  In Sri Lakshmi Ganapati Homam, a fire lamp is lit to gain the windfalls of Sri Lakshmi Ganapati. The fire lab blesses worshippers with the major powers of Lord Ganesha. This Homam equates all the karmic deeds and nullifies the major issues from life. In Sri Lakshmi Ganpati Homam Puja, Sri Lakshmi Ganapati puja is performed, and three special mantras are chanted to please the godhead.  Friday is considered the most optimum day to perform this holy Homam. Sri Lakshmi Ganapati Homam benefits  •    Sri Lakshmi Ganapati Homam blesses devotees with utmost wealth and monetary benefits. •    This Homam also helps in resolving karmic issues and misfits in horoscopes. •     This Homam also brings an end to the vicious debt cycles. •    Sri Lakshmi Ganapati Homam boosts wealth, prosperity, and fortune in a devotee's life. •    This Homam also brings peace and joys in lives by eradicating all the negative energies.(Source: Vedicfolks.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 26 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. Also,  we are conducting 150 Bala Kendras in five States. Support one or more Kendras.  1) Sponsor one Bala Samskar Kendra for $1000.00 2) Sponsor one Pracharak: In order to expand our base and hire one Pracharak, it would cost approximately $3000.00 - $3500.00 per year. We have five anonymous donors who sponsored 9 Pracharaks DONATIONS PayPal Method: To donate visit our website: savetemples.org. Click on the Donate button, then press the Purpose category, and select the General Donation category. By Check: Or you can send a check payable to: GHHF, 14726 Harmony Lane, Frisco TX 75035. It is tax-deductible. By Zelle: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com By Rupees, please contact us by either phone or email. For more information, call Prakasarao V Velagapudi 601-918-7111; Email: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com {{album_649}}
30 Sep 2022

[GHHF] Bala Samskar Kendras in Tamil Nadu Celebrating Devi Navaratrulu, arranged Bommala Koluvu/Gollu and sang Devi Stotras.

Sir Monier Monier-Williams "The strength of Hinduism lies in its infinite adaptability to the infinite diversity of human character and human tendencies. It has its highly spiritual and abstract side suited to the philosopher, its practical to the man of the world, its aesthetic and ceremonial side attuned to the man of the poetic feeling and imagination; and its quiescent contemplative aspect that has its appeal for the man of peace and the lover of seclusion." Global Hindu Heritage Foundation is very happy to inform you that the Bala Samskar Kendras in Tamil Nadu are celebrating  Devi Navaratrulu with gusto, enthusiasm, and excitement. The teachers talked about the festival, why it is celebrated nine days, encouraged all the students to participate in the Pujas, encouraged them to Aarthi to the day of the Goddess and chanted a number devi stotras.   What is Dussehra? Dussehra, which is also called Dasara or Vijayadashami is celebrated as a mark of triumph of Rama, an avatar of Vishnu, over the 10-headed demon king Ravana, who abducted Rama’s wife, Sita. The festival’s name is derived from the Sanskrit words dasha (“ten”) and hara (“defeat”). Symbolizing the victory of good over evil, Dussehra is celebrated on the 10th day of the month of Ashwini (September–October), the seventh month of the Hindu calendar, with the appearance of the full moon, an event called the “bright fortnight” (shukla paksha). Dussehra coincides with the culmination of the nine-day Navratri festival and with the tenth day of the Durga Puja festival. For many, it marks the beginning of preparation for Diwali, which occurs 20 days after Dussehra. In North India, it incorporates Ram Lila, a gala theatrical enactment of Rama’s life story. Effigies of Ravana along  along with those of Meghnada and Kumbhakarana are stuffed with firecrackers and set ablaze at night in open fields. Devi Worship – Nine Forms are Worshipped 'Navratri' means 'nine nights.' 'Nava' means 'nine,’ and 'Ratri' means 'night.'  Devi represents the omnipresent cosmic Energy. She is worshipped in nine different manifestations.  Navadurga and significance of each day of Navratri Devi is worshipped in 9 forms known as Navadurga. The significance of each day of Navratri is attached to a form of the Mother Divine. On the first day, Devi Shailaputri is worshipped. On second day, Brahmacharini is propitiated. On third day, Chandraghanta is revered. On Fourth day, Kushmanda is worshipped On fifth day, Skandamata is propitiated On sixth day, Katyayini manifests On seventh day, Kalaratri is invoked On eighth day, Mahagauri is prayed On ninth day, Siddhidatri is revered The whole Creation is permeated by this Energy. The prosperity that we enjoy in our daily lives is a manifestation of Devi. Mother Divine serves us in so many forms. The forms of our mother, father, friends, husband, wife, son, daughter and also the Guru. The revolving planets and the moon are Devi performing aarti to us.  Devi Puja is an expression of expanded consciousness showing reverence to the whole Creation. The puja that we perform during the 9 days of Navratri is a way of honoring the Devi and showing our gratitude to the Mother Divine. While attending the puja we give up all our worldly activities for a while and enter into deep meditation. According to Hindu legends, Mahishasura was a demon with a buffalo’s head who received a boon from Brahma, the God of Creation, that no man or God could kill him. What followed was a reign of terror where gods and humans alike were subjected to the horrors of Mahishasura’s rule. It was then that Devi took the form of Durga. Riding fiercely on a lion and armed with the divine weapons of all the other gods, she battled the demon for nine days and nights. These nine days are traditionally eulogized during the nine nights of Navratri, culminating in the goddess’ victory on the tenth day of Vijayadashami. Bommala Koluvu/ Gollu/ Kollu Tradition. You may have seen in our pictures many images of Goddesses are arranged in a particular fashion. This array of Goddesses will be kept for all nine days. Many ladies and children would be waiting for this festival to arrive in order to fulfill their desire to decorate their favorite deities with fabulous clothes and place them in one place and keep it all the way through the festival. Dasara is very popular in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, and Karnataka. It is synonymous with ‘Bommala Koluvu,’ the arrangement of idols and dolls in the form of step-like horizontal arrays. It’s not just about the deities from the Hindu pantheon, but the ‘Bommala Koluvu’ thematically represents social events such as marriage, village shandy, public gathering etc. The dolls are made of different kinds of woods, clay, cloth, brass and silver. Many of the householders make it a habit to collect them over the years and display their dolls and even invite their friends and neighbors to witness the decorations.  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 26 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. Also,  we are conducting 150 Bala Kendras in five States. Support one or more Kendras.  1) Sponsor one Bala Samskar Kendra for $1000.00 2) Sponsor one Pracharak: In order to expand our base and hire one Pracharak, it would cost approximately $3000.00 - $3500.00 per year. We have five anonymous donors who sponsored 9 Pracharaks DONATIONS PayPal Method: To donate visit our website: savetemples.org. Click on the Donate button, then press the Purpose category, and select the General Donation category. By Check: Or you can send a check payable to: GHHF, 14726 Harmony Lane, Frisco TX 75035. It is tax-deductible. By Zelle: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com By Rupees, please contact us by either phone or email. For more information, call Prakasarao V Velagapudi 601-918-7111; Email: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com {{album_648}}
29 Sep 2022

[GHHF] Bala Samskar Kendras in Janagam Mandalam, Telangana have celebrated Bonal Festival. The learned the Story Behind and participated in Dance

Wheeler Wilcox  "India—The land of Vedas, the remarkable works contain not only religious ideas for a perfect life but also facts which science has proved true. Electricity, radium, electronics, airship, all were known to the seers who founded the Vedas." Global Hindu Heritage Foundation is extremely happy to inform that our Bala Samskar Kendras in Janagam Mandalam  are organizing Bathukamma Festival to our young students. They help organize and facilitate the Bonalu festival. In Telangana, it is a huge festival conducted August/September of every year. Our Bala Samskar Kendras performed the festival as a way of thanking Goddess for the fulfilment of their desires and providing safety and security to the families and the villages.  Bonalu an annual festival that is celebrated in the state of Telangana, especially in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. It is celebrated in honor of the Goddess Mahakali, who is considered to be the goddess of death and time. Bonalu is celebrated usually during Ashada Masam that falls in July/August. Special poojas are performed for goddess Yellamma during the first and last day of the festival. The festival is considered as a form of thanksgiving to the Goddess after the fulfillment of vows The name “Bonalu” is derived from the Sanskrit term ‘Bhojanam’. Over the years it became Bonam and eventually it is termed as Bonalu. It means food or a feast in the Telugu language. As per the festival, food is offered to the Mother Goddess Mahankali. Bonam denotes the food that is cooked in pots and then it is offered to the Goddess. In various parts of Andhra Pradesh, Bonalu includes the worship of the Goddess in a number of forms and names like Pochamma, Yellamma, Ankalamma, Peddhamma, Maremma, Dokkalamma, Poleramma, and Nookalamma. Story behind the Bonalu Festival and its Rituals  Bonalu an annual festival that is celebrated in the state of Telangana, especially in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. It is celebrated in honor of the Goddess Mahakali, who is considered to be the goddess of death and time. It is believed that every year, the Goddess makes a comeback to her maternal home in the month of Ashada. During the time, people offer their love, respect, and devotion in the form of dance, and pots of food, bangles, and sarees. Just as much as a family would welcome the return of their daughter into their own house, the same way, devotees are celebrating the visit of the Goddess to her own home. On this occasion, special meals are offered so that she is pleased with her people. Bonalu gets its name from the word ‘Bonam‘, which means a meal or a feast in Telugu. It is also considered the short version of Bjojanalu. Women prepare Bonam consisting of rice, jaggery, curd, and turmeric water and carry it in a clay pot on their head.  As such, it is an offering to the Goddess, wherein she is given rice cooked with milk and jaggery in a brass or earthen pot decorated with neem leaves, turmeric and vermilion. A lit lamp is placed on top of the pot, which is then carried by women on their heads and offered — along with turmeric-vermilion, bangles and sari — to the deity in various temples. The story of Bonalu’s origin The origin of the festival can be traced back to 19th-century Hyderabad. In 1813, a plague broke out in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad, and claimed many lives. A military battalion from Hyderabad, deployed in Ujjain, learnt of this, and prayed to Goddess Mahakali in the Mahakali Temple there to rid the cities of the plague, following which they would start worshipping her by installing her idol. They believe that Goddess Mahankali will wipe away all diseases, and sorrows of a person. 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 26 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. Also,  we are conducting 150 Bala Kendras in five States. Support one or more Kendras.  1) Sponsor one Bala Samskar Kendra for $1000.00 2) Sponsor one Pracharak: In order to expand our base and hire one Pracharak, it would cost approximately $3000.00 - $3500.00 per year. We have five anonymous donors who sponsored 9 Pracharaks DONATIONS PayPal Method: To donate visit our website: savetemples.org. Click on the Donate button, then press the Purpose category, and select the General Donation category. By Check: Or you can send a check payable to: GHHF, 14726 Harmony Lane, Frisco TX 75035. It is tax-deductible. By Zelle: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com By Rupees, please contact us by either phone or email. For more information, call Prakasarao V Velagapudi 601-918-7111; Email: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com {{album_647}}
28 Sep 2022

GHHF Bala Samskar Kendras in Shanshabad, Hyderabad started Bonal festival. Students prepared Flower Bathukammas, sand Bhajans and Danced around them.

Frank Morales The Earth was not created by God to be partitioned into artificial geographic regions, over which men will then foolishly war with one another. Rather, she is a living being, a mother, a woman, a Goddess, whom we are to love, respect and nurture - as she so patiently nurtures us. In the Hindu tradition, Mother Earth even has a name: Bhu-devi. In Sanatana Dharma, the dual issues of respecting the ways of nature and respecting women are ultimately inseparable concerns.  Global Hindu Heritage Foundation is extremely happy to inform that our Bala Samskar Kendras are organizing Bathukamma Festival to our young students. They help organize and facilitate the Bonalu festival. In Telangana, it is a huge festival conducted August/September of every year The name “Bonalu” is derived from the Sanskrit term ‘Bhojanam’. Over the years it became Bonam and eventually it is termed as Bonalu. It means food or a feast in the Telugu language. As per the festival, food is offered to the Mother Goddess Mahankali. Bonam denotes the food that is cooked in pots and then it is offered to the Goddess. In various parts of Andhra Pradesh, Bonalu includes the worship of the Goddess in a number of forms and names like Pochamma, Yellamma, Ankalamma, Peddhamma, Maremma, Dokkalamma, Poleramma, and Nookalamma. Story behind the Bonalu Festival and its Rituals  Bonalu an annual festival that is celebrated in the state of Telangana, especially in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. It is celebrated in honor of the Goddess Mahakali, who is considered to be the goddess of death and time. It is believed that every year, the Goddess makes a comeback to her maternal home in the month of Ashada. During the time, people offer their love, respect, and devotion in the form of dance, and pots of food, bangles, and sarees. Just as much as a family would welcome the return of their daughter into their own house, the same way, devotees are celebrating the visit of the Goddess to her own home. On this occasion, special meals are offered so that she is pleased with her people. Bonalu gets its name from the word ‘bonam‘, which means a meal or a feast in Telugu. As such, it is an offering to the Goddess, wherein she is given rice cooked with milk and jaggery in a brass or earthen pot decorated with neem leaves, turmeric and vermilion. A lit lamp is placed on top of the pot, which is then carried by women on their heads and offered — along with turmeric-vermilion, bangles and sari — to the deity in various temples. The story of Bonalu’s origin The origin of the festival can be traced back to 19th-century Hyderabad. In 1813, a plague broke out in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad, and claimed many lives. A military battalion from Hyderabad, deployed in Ujjain, learnt of this, and prayed to Goddess Mahakali in the Mahakali Temple there to rid the cities of the plague, following which they would start worshipping her by installing her idol. They believe that Goddess Mahankali will wipe away all diseases, and sorrows of a person. 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 26 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. Also,  we are conducting 150 Bala Kendras in five States. Support one or more Kendras.  1) Sponsor on Bala Samskar Kendra for $1000.00 2) Sponsor one Pracharak: In order to expand our base and hire one Pracharak, it would cost approximately $3000.00 - $3500.00 per year. We have five anonymous donors who sponsored 9 Pracharaks DONATIONS PayPal Method: To donate visit our website: savetemples.org. Click on the Donate button, then press the Purpose category, and select the General Donation category. By Check: Or you can send a check payable to: GHHF, 14726 Harmony Lane, Frisco TX 75035. It is tax-deductible. By Zelle: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com By Rupees, please contact us by either phone or email. For more information, call Prakasarao V Velagapudi 601-918-7111; Email: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com {{album_646}}
27 Sep 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