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[GHHF] Letter to Chief Minister Sri Jagan Mohan Reddy: Don’t Meddle in Hindu Temples and don’t Exploit Hindu Dharma

“It is the duty of all to support and side with Dharma. All must fight and support Dharma regardless of their personality, background, status.” Swami Vivekananda On behalf of Global Hindu Heritage Foundation (GHHF), I feel it is my privilege to applaud and congratulate your bold, appropriate and timely decision to announce that non-Hindus will not be allowed employment at Sri Venkateswara Temple and all the Temples it manages. We are also glad to know that those who have converted to Hinduism will be allowed to stay in the job while others will be removed. Chief Secretary Sri LV Subrahmanyam said that non-Hindus “can't continue with the job and will not be given an important post because it will hurt the sentiments of Hindus." Those converted employees should leave their jobs immediately. He also announced that surprise checks will be conducted at the homes of employees to verify whether they are Hindus or non-Hindus.

11 Sep 2019

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[GHHF] Letter to Chief Minister Sri Jagan Mohan Reddy: Don’t Meddle in Hindu Temples and don’t Exploit Hindu Dharma

Global Hindu Heritage Foundation 14726 Harmony Lane, Frisco Texas USA 75035; Door # 19-41-S3-1406/16; KBR Brindavanam; Sumanth Home, Kaikala Cheruvu, Tirupati, Chittoor District, AP 517 501   __________________________________________________________________________________                                                           September 5, 2019 TO: Honorable Sri Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Amaravati, AP   Dear Sri Jagan Mohan Reddy Garu: Subject: Don’t Meddle in Hindu Temples and Hinduism; Address our Concerns Honestly and truthfully “It is the duty of all to support and side with Dharma. All must fight and support Dharma regardless of their personality, background, status.”  Swami Vivekananda On behalf of Global Hindu Heritage Foundation (GHHF), I feel it is my privilege to applaud and congratulate your bold, appropriate and timely decision to announce that non-Hindus will not be allowed employment at Sri Venkateswara Temple and all the Temples it manages. We are also glad to know that those who have converted to Hinduism will be allowed to stay in the job while others will be removed. Chief Secretary Sri LV Subrahmanyam said that non-Hindus “can't continue with the job and will not be given an important post because it will hurt the sentiments of Hindus." Those converted employees should leave their jobs immediately. He also announced that surprise checks will be conducted at the homes of employees to verify whether they are Hindus or non-Hindus. GHHF earnestly request the government to follow the principle that state and religion are separate and should not be mixed. The government should not interfere with religious institutions. Government has no authority to sell the lands, tamper with the rituals, and divert funds for other purposes. Government is only a custodian, not the owner of Hindu Temples. Many government officials think that the Hindu Temples are the government property. Let us pay close attention to GO No 298 dated 18-08-2015 which states as follows: “Hindu temples and their properties are not Government properties. These temples have never been constructed by the Government with taxpayer’s money. They were built only by Hindu philanthropists, Mutts, Peethams, Zamindars, etc. since ancient times. Government is only acting as a sacred trustee of temple property and has brought the Endowment Act permitting itself to administer the Hindu temples for the benefit of Hindu society. Hence, under no circumstances, Hindu temples can be treated as Government property.” With this backdrop, GHHF wants to request the government to follow certain principles, ethic, and dharma. Hence the following list is prepared for your serious consideration to preserve the integrity of Hindu Temples and their sacredness. GHHF requests the Government to Ponder and Implement. Please help us understand the basis used to even consider distributing Hindu Temple lands to landless in the state.   The circular by Dr. Manmohan Singh does not even mention considering the lands of other faiths, that of your faith of Christianity or of Islam.    Based on many reports, just Catholic church alone is the biggest owner of non-agricultural land in India.     We request you to use the power of your faith to identify excess or wastelands of various church denominations in the state and convince them to distribute their lands to the landless poor.  Under any circumstances, Temple lands should not be sold or distributed or used for government purpose which were already misused by various governments in the state for last few decades.   Temple lands are not the property of the government. It is the property donated by our forefathers with a vision to protect Hindu Temples for their maintenance.  Dr Manmohan Singh sent a memo to “All District Collectors” on 04.07.2019, saying that Honorable Chief Minister wishes to distribute 25 lakh house sites to landless poor. He asked them to identify the lands village-wise including “Endowment lands, which the temples / the choultries are willing to auction with the permission of Hon’ble High Court.”   When you say Temples/choultries willing to auction, it raises several questions. It is understood that the Temple Boards will have to decide whether to sell or not.    Since these Temple Boards are appointed by the government, they can be forced to accept the government request and may be forced, directly or indirectly, to identify the land for auction. If the Temple lands are taken by the government, it is tantamount to closing the Temples with sinister intention. The lands are their future guarantee for their continued functioning of the Hindu Temples.   On 30-08-2019, Rc.No.M2 of Endowments Department stated that the Temple lands should not be taken forcibly for house sites. But, “The proposals to take Endowment land will be considered by the District Authorities only when the Executive Officers/Trustees/Archakas give the proposals for sale of unused and waste lands, after due consultation at the temple level.” Executive Officers are appointed by the government. They are there only to please the present government. They only execute what is decided by the government. This is not the way to submit proposals. If no Hindu leaders or organizations are not allowed to express their views, the decision to sell any property will be considered an attack on Hindu Temples and Hindus.         The memo also mentioned that proposals will be considered “after due consultation at the Temple level.” We all know that all Temple level personnel are appointed by the government. How many of them will have the courage, guts and even knowledge about Hindu Temples to express their wishes against the government’s interest?         If they are really independent and express their views, they will be transferred overnight and bring only those who listened to the government. We can give many examples to testify to this fact.  We request you to immediately scrap this idea of acquiring Temple lands whether they are not in use or wastelands. Who is going to determine which land is waste? There is no such thing as wasteland. It is because of the government's indifferent attitude toward Hindus and Hindu Temples, these lands were not allowed to be used. The lands that are not being used due to raucous government policy; one cannot define them as wastelands. The government should not pay the salaries for the Imams, Mullahs, and Pastors when Government is not taking the funds of their worship places unlike Hindu Temples.   Given that there is little accountability to the crores of rupees taken from Hindu temples, this amounts to indirectly making Hindu devotees pay for Pastor and Imam salaries, particularly when the State is starved for funds.   It is best to strictlymaintain the integrity of religious institutions and not mix it with the treasury of the state or  favor certain religions.   In a recent announcement, it was announced the government will reserve 50% positions for SCs, BCs, and STs in the Trusts and Boards of the Temples. Unless a GO is issued by saying only Hindu minorities will be appointed, many non-Hindus may be appointed to maintain Hindu Temples. We request you to clarify and make sure that an announcement is made to the effect that only Hindus will be appointed.   Please make sure that non-Hindus are not employed in any of the Hindu Temples managed by the State. Develop a mechanism to identify them,and either ask them to leave or transfer them to other jobs.   As the Chief Secretary said that a coordination committee / Vigilance Committeeshould be appointed to check the working of non-Hindus in temples and to oversee the strict implementation of government orders about non-Hindus working at different levels in any of the Hindu Temples.   If an employee of a Hindu Templewould not honestly report his religion and found him to be lying, he should be immediately removed from his job. Also, criminal action should be taken against this employee for lying, deceiving the government, tampering the sacredness of the Temple, and hurting the sentiments of Hindus.   Non-Hindus should not be allowed to operate either shops or lease vacant lands. No contracts should be given to non-Hindus to procure materials either for puja items, prasadam items, or decoration items. No contracts for the construction of the buildings and flyovers, or pavement of the roads.   When the Sneha Lata was caught going to Church in TTD vehicle, controversy erupted. Following the outrage from Hindu community, TTD identified 44 non-Hindus. Endowment Department wanted to transfer them to other departments. The high court gave a stay order in February 2018. We request you to take up this issue at the High Court and see that the Stay Order is lifted.   The Government should investigate and find out how many acres of Temple lands have been used by the government or distributed to others. This report should be made public and see what course of action should be taken to replace these lands for those respective Temples.   The government should also look at the landholdings of Christians and Muslims. A cursory look reveals that the Catholic Churches alone have more lands than all the Temple lands put together. Why their lands cannot be taken to distribute to landless poor?   Christians own more lands only next to the Government of India. Chief Minister should take all the lands he needs from CHRISTIANS and distribute housing sites. But unfortunately, there is no oversight of Church holdings, they are a state within a state. Their allegiance is only to Pope in Rome, not to the Indian government. Government after the government did not even bother to look at their holdings and see how they can help the landless poor.   Investigations must be conducted to find out how many Hindu Temple lands are encroached by others and see how we can recover those lands. Any structure built on these lands should be demolished and use that land for Hindu Temples purpose only.   Government over the years have sold thousands of acres below the market value. Following a full investigation, we should recover the full price from them or recover those lands for the Temples.   All Hindu Temples must keep a record of all Jewelry and other valuables. Periodic verification should be conducted to make sure they remain intact.  In the case of missing jewelry, the person responsible for managing these valuable should be accounted for.  Strict enforcement of the law to remove him from the position and initiate criminal proceedings against these individuals.If there are no punitive actions against these individuals, it is very difficult to keep track of these valuables and properly accounted for. Fear of consequences will prevent the missing of the jewelry.   Hindu Temple money should not be used to support the activities of other religions such as Hajj pilgrimage and Jerusalem pilgrimage. How is it justified to fund their pilgrimage?   Hindu Temple money should not be used for secular activities, for the construction of roads, highways, flyovers, etc. It should be used for renovation, maintenance of other needy Temples, priest salaries and building more Temples in Dalit communities,   Punitive actions must be specified to all the Endowment Officials for their neglect in enforcing the government guidelines in operating the Hindu Temples and in monitoring the employment of non-Hindus at Hindu Temples.   We sincerely hope that you would not announce schemes without examining the consequences of these schemes to the welfare of the state. For example, your announcement to distribute 25 lakh housing sites to landless poor is unfortunate and without any consideration for the viability of the state. Not knowing where the land is available, one should not announce these schemes for the sake of appeasement. As you are aware that Article 26 of the Constitution of India guarantees every religious denomination the right to their religious affair. GHHF requests you to address the concerns we expressed to see that the Hindus are not treated unfairly, Hindu Temples are not managed by non-Hindus, Hindu Temple lands are not taken over by the government as an excuse to distribute to poor, Temple Boards or Trusts are not filled by non-Hindu SCs, STs, and BCs, divert Hindu Temple money for other religions and punitive actions are developed to prosecute Government officials who deliberately defy the guidelines.                 Thank you.   Dhanyavad,   Prakasarao V Velagapudi PhD President, GHHF 601-918-7111                                                                                 Copy:     Sri L V Subramanyam, Chief Secretary                                                                                                 Sri Vellampalli Srinivas, Minister for Endowments                                                                                                 Sri Manmohan Singh, Principal Secretary                                                                                                 Smt. R.  Padma IAS Endowments Commissioner                                                                                                 Sri Y V Subba Reddy, Chairman TTD                                                                                                 Sri Anil Kumar Singhal IAS, EO, TTD
11 Sep 2019

[GHHF] Requesting to Enforce GO 426; Remove Non-Hindu Presence in Hindu Temples

Global Hindu Heritage Foundation 14726 Harmony Lane, Frisco Texas USA 75035 Door # 19-41-S3-1406/16; KBR Brindavanam; Sumanth Home, Kaikala Cheruvu,Tirupati, Chittoor District, AP 517 501                                                                                                                                                 August 27, 2019 Request to Enforce GO 426 to ensure Non-Hindus do no not operate shops and vacant lands, do not receive contracts and are removed from Employment from all Hindu Temples   Hon. Sri Vellampalli Srinivas Minister for Endowments Room No. 137, Ground Floor, Building N 2, Velagapudi, AP                   Subject: Requesting to Enforce GO 426; Remove Non-Hindu Presence in Hindu Temples Dear Hon. Srinivas Garu:                 Global Hindu Heritage Foundation (GHHF) was started in 2006 with a mission to preserve and protect Hindu Temples and Sanatana Dharma. Recent events at Sri Bhramaramba Mallikarjuna Temple in Srisailam are unfortunate and insulting to Hindus. The Executive Officer, Sri Sreerama Chandra Murthy, who is alleged to have been converted to Islam and who has two wives has not been noticed by the Government. It is also believed that he has refused to appear in the High Court. He has been allowing Muslims to auction shopping sites, vacant sites, and bid for contracts from the Temple in spite of theGovernment Circular issued in 2011 and GO MS No 426 issued in 2015 which forbids Non-Hindus from bidding for shops and other activities in the Temple complex.                 But some Executive Officers have been ignoring the GOs and allotting shops to Muslims and Christians. Further, many Muslims are also hired as employees of Sri Sailam Temples. The Endowment Circular even stipulates that the Executive authorities should impose the restrictions on the participation of non-Hindus in the auction to lease out shops, buildings / vacant sites, and license rights; and also should not recommend the extension of leases of shops, buildings / vacant sites to any tenants who are not professing Hindu Religion. The Endowment Circular is very clear; that non-Hindus are not entitled to bid for the tender and should not be renewed if they are sitting tenants. The Endowment Minister realizing the brewing trouble, he asked the Endowments Commissioner to cancel the auction.                 Please note that these GOs and Endowment Guidelines have been in force for more than eight years for any Executive Officer not to get acquainted. They all know about these GOs prohibiting No-Hindus to operate shops and bid for contracts.  There is no ambiguity in these guidelines. Government’s non-action against the Executive Officers encourage them to take advantage and allot shops. They are willfully, intentionally and deliberately violating the rules and challenging the guts of the government.                 Why did these Executive Officers ignore the government and act independently? We can think of the following reasons: The realization that government would not and dare not act against these Executive officers because they know that the governments over the last two decades have been pampering the minorities at the expense of Hindu patience, tolerance and of course their indifference, selfishness and personal gratification. As we all know that there is rampant corruption at each level of the government. Nobody is going to bell the cat to reveal the corrupt practices of these officers. Many of these Government employees know pretty well that most government can do is transfer without any serious charges leveled against them. Some of them have already converted to other faiths and would not have the moral compass to resign from the post as their religion requires them to even hide their faith and lie about it. They even engage in propagating other faiths in Hindu Temples. Realizing the confusion about the demands of non-Hindu claims and the Endowment official hatred toward Hindu way of life, the Government circular was issued in 2011 prohibiting non-Hindus to participate in the auctions for various leases and licenses to operate shops and bid to acquire contacts. It stated that "Allotment of shops, buildings / vacant sites in and around the premise (Alaya Kshetram) of Religious Institutions and various License tights in the Temple shall be leased out to the persons who are professing Hindu Religion only and the persons not professing Hindu Religion are prohibited and not allowed to function against the forms, customs and usage of such religious institutions." Still, some Executive Officers ignored the Circular and even the High Court directive to restrict the Non-Hindus from acquiring the contracts for shops and other buildings. Because of total rejection of the directives from the Endowment and High Court, the Hindu groups have gathered in Srisailam demanding that all Hindu Temple heed the GO 426 and follow the letter and spirit of the Order. The GO states that "No person professing other than Hinduism as his religion is entitled to obtain lease or license either through tender-cum-public auction or otherwise." In fact, the High Court also decreed that "the individual should fulfill all the tender conditions" as per the GO. Agitation of Hindu Groups  It took several Hindu groups, such as BJP, Shiva Shakti, Bhajaranga Dal, and others to organize the protest to make sure the auction would not allow Non-Hindus to bid for the allocation of Shop sites, vacant sites, and contract jobs. Heavy police presence was ordered and many of the protesters were dragged out from the location and were jailed overnight.  There was no reason for Hindu groups to resort to this unfortunate protest if the Endowment Officers were following the Tender Conditions set forth by the Endowments Department.                 If these groups have not engaged in these protests against the Executive officer’s failure to enforce the Tender rules, you would have seen many Non-Hindus managing the shops and receiving the contracts even today. It is unfortunate that this kind of thing is happening ignoring the government. Executive Officer Transferred                 GHHF and all Hindus should appreciate these Hindu groups for exposing the Hindu bias and appeasement of Non-Hindus, which enables the Chief Secretary to transfer the Executive Officer from the position.We doubt that EO would have been transferred if these protests have not been organized.                 There must be an internal investigation to find out how many non-Hindus are working in the Endowments Departments and how many of them are engaged in missionary activities to convert Hindus who are working in these Temples. GHHF Recommends these measures to Maintain the Sanctity of Hindu Temples: Investigate and find out how many Executive Officers have allowed Non-Hindus to auction the shops to operate and obtain contracts over the last eight years since the Endowment Circular was issued in 2011. Publish the names of all Hindu Temples where non-Hindus are operating the shops and vacant sites and are doing contracts. Identify the number of Non-Hindu employees who are working in Hindu Temples and remove them from their positions forth and inform the public about the number of people removed from their positions. Also, publish the names of Executive Officers who allotted the shops and awarded contracts to non-Hindus in Hindu Temples. Endowment Department should take stern action against the Executive Officers who knowingly violated the GOs. Endowment Department should not allow these Executive Officers to plead innocence. They are highly educated and some of them are even IAS officers. They are not illiterate to plead ignorance. If the contracts have been issued during their time, they should be made accountable and justice should be done. They should be made personally liable for violating the GO 426. Mere transfer of Executive Officers or any Endowment Officer to another position would not solve the problem. There is no reasonable guarantee that they would stop hurting the feelings of Hindus and stop stealthily encouraging other religious people to engage in missionary activities. In addition to transferring these Executive Officers, Government should file a criminal case against these Executive Officers who allotted these shops to Non-Hindus knowing fully well that was against the Government Orders. Endowment Department should investigate to find out how many of these non-Hindus have engaged in missionary activities to convert Hindus into their respective faiths. Develop guidelines as to the punitive consequences of violating the Government GOs and High Court verdicts. Depending on the level of violation and extent of hurting the feelings of Hindus, the government should impose a heavy fine and/or jail term. They must be clearly stated in the government GOs with no uncertain terms and with no ambiguity. Article 295A should be utilized by Endowment Department which says anybody who deliberately and intently hurt the feelings of Hindus shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to three years, or with fine, or with both. GHHF would request you to take appropriate steps that this kind of fiasco in Sri Sailam would not be repeated. If you need any further information, please contact me at your earliest convenience. With respects.   Dhanyavad Prakasarao V Velagapudi PhD President, GHHF USA Phone # 601-918-7111                                                                                                      Copy:   Hon. Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, CM                                                                                                                 Hon. L V Subramanyam IAS, Chief Secretary                                                                                                                 Dr. Man Mohan Singh IAS, Principle Secretary                                                                                                                 Smt. R Padma IAS, Endowments Commissioner                                                                                                                 Sri Y V Subba Reddy, Chairman TTD                                                                                                                 Sri Anil Kumar Singhal IAS, EO, TTD      
31 Aug 2019

[GHHF] Srisailam Temple Controversy; Non-Hindus as Shop Owners and Employees infuriated Hindus; EO Transferred

Srisailam Temple is the abode of Lord Mallikarjuna Swamy and Goddess Bhramaramba Devi. It is located on top of Nallamalai Hills, Srisailam, Kurnool District, Andhra Pradesh, India. In the Temple the presiding deities, Lord Mallikarjuna Swamy is one of 12 Jyothir Lingams and Goddess Bhramarambika Devi is one of 18 Maha Shakti Peethas. The most unique feature of the temple is that both Jyothir Lingam and Maha Shakti Peetas exist side by side in one location at this Kshetram (Temple). Recently the Executive Officer, Sri Srirama Chandra Murthy, is embroiled in controversy as he was assigning the contracts to operate shops in the Temple complex to Muslims. He is believed to have taken bribes from the Muslims allowing them to auction the shops. For several years non-Hindus are allowed to auction to operate the shops and even were employed in the sacred Sri Sailam Temple. Several Hindu organizations such as BJP, Shiva Shakti and other organizations organized a protest demanding that non-Hindus should not be allowed to receive contracts for operating shops and even contracts for construction work. They are also demanding that non-Hindu employees should be removed from their jobs as per the GO. BJP leader Sri Budda Srikant Reddy along with other organizations such as Shiva-Shakti, representing Kalyan Kumar,  went to EO's office requesting him to deny non-Muslims participation in the auction of the shops. Endowment Circular and High Court Recently Lalithambika Commercial Complex was constructed near the Temple to provide more amenities to the devotees. It appears there are about 236 shops to be allocated to the people to operate the shops. About 30 of them were allotted to Chenchu tribesmen. Rest were to be auctioned where many Muslims applied to acquire space to operate shops. Realizing the confusion about the instances of non-Hindu claims, Government circular was issued in 2011 prohibiting non-Hindus to participate in the auctions for various leases and licenses to operate shops and also bid to acquire contacts. It stated that "Allotment of shops, buildings / vacant sites in and around the premise (Alaya Kshetram) of Religious Institutions and various License tights in the Temple shall be leased out to the persons who are professing Hindu Religion only and the persons not professing Hindu Religion are prohibited and not allowed to function against the forms, customs and usage of such religious institutions." The Endowment Circular even stipulates that the Executive authorities should impose the restrictions on the participation of non-Hindus in the auction to lease out shops, buildings / vacant sites, and license rights; and also should not recommend the extension of leases of shops, buildings / vacant sites to any tenants who are not professing Hindu Religion. The Endowment Circular is very clear; that non-Hindus are not entitled to bid for the tender and should not be renewed if they are sitting tenants. The Endowment Minister realizing the brewing trouble, he asked the Endowments Commissioner to cancel the auction. EO Sri Srirama Chandra Murthy ignored the Endowment Circular The Executive Officer ignored the Circular and even the High Court directive to restrict the Non-Muslims from acquiring the contracts for shops and other buildings. Because of total rejection of the directives from the Endowment and High Court, the Hindu groups have gathered in Srisailam demanding that all Hindu Temple heed the GO 426 and follow the letter and spirit of the Order. The GO states that "No person professing other than Hinduism as his religion is entitled to obtain lease or license either through tender-cum-public auction or otherwise." In fact, the High Court also decreed that "the individual should fulfill all the tender conditions" as per the GO. Shiva Shakti circulated a handout informing of the situation in Sri Sailam, how Muslims are given preferences in the tender bids and how Muslims are employed in the Temple. The EO was planning to lease Siddha Ramappa Shopping Complex to Muslims and Christians. The Temple is employing Muslims as Security Guards to protect the Temples and guard it in the night-time. The Contonement built to accommodate Dalits only is being used to provide accommodation for eight Muslim families which are against the Court directive. The reason Sri Srirama Chandra Murthy is believed to have converted to Islam and even have two wives. He slapped and insulted the High Court by not adhering to the judgment and it is believed that an arrest warrant was issued against EO for his failure to heed the courts' orders. High Court sent several notices to appear at the hearing to answer the complaints that he marries the second wife. He refused to appear in the court. Astonishingly, the Sri Srirama Chandra Murthy is allowed to remain in the government job, especially as EO of Srisailam Temple. How can the government be so blind and ignore the refusal of the Court's notices to appear? He continued to provide opportunities for Muslims in the Temple. He appointed a Muslim to supply Gas to the Temple. Like this, the EO ignored all the rules and guidelines set forth by the government and High Court. Protests Organized by Hindu Groups Many Hindu organizations such as BJP, Shiva Shakti, Bajarang Bali, and other organizations approached EO to postpone the auction. Shuffle ensued and many Hindu leaders were pushed out and dragged them from the office. A huge police force was deployed to disperse a peaceful demonstration. In fact. many of the peaceful protesters were arrested and kept them overnight in jail. Some of the protesters were dragged and removed them forcefully from the Temple area.     Chalo Srisailam: These organizations announced "Chalo Srisailam" march protesting the Executive Officers decision to allow Muslims to participate in auctioning the space for shops on Tuesday (August 19, 2019). Also planned to protest about the appointment of non-Hindus in the Temple. Sensing the potential trouble, a huge police force was being deployed to avert the potential trouble. The Endowment Minister and Chief Secretary of Andhra Pradesh immediately issued GO withdrawing Sri Srirama Chandra Murthy as EO of Sri Sailam Temple with immediate effect. The Chalo Srisailam protest was called off.     EO was transferred Chief Secretary of Andhra Pradesh issued GO removing the EO from the Temple duties. The GO reads that "The services of Sri A Sree Ramachandra Murthy, spl. Grade Deputy Collector working as Executive Officer, Sri Bramaramba Mallikharjuna Swamy Vari Temple, Srisailam, are withdrawn from the Revenue (Endowments) Department with immediate effect." And he appointed Sri K S Rama Rao was appointed as EO of the Temple.             This is the condition of Hindus. Hindu Temples are not operating to provide services to the Hindus, do not employ Hindus to the positions, and deny the Hindus their rightful place in the Temple management. Christians and Muslims have occupied some of the top positions and employing Muslims and Christians instead of Hindus. They are in a mission to either Christianize or Islamize the Hindu Temples and Bharath itself. Many Hindus remain silent and have become spectators. Hindus are mainly responsible for the aggressive nature of Christians and Muslims; and also for their total disinterest in the government to look after the interests of the Hindus and preserving their own culture. Government would not give a hoot as long as Hindus remain docile, silent, secular, indifferent and ignorant.             We salute BJP leadership, especially Sri Budda Srikant Reddy; Shiva Shankti, especially Kalyan Kumar; BJP State vice-president K Kapileswaraiah and Bajrang Dal State co-convener T Pratap Reddy, Sri Srinivasa Nanda Saraswathi Swamy and many others who spent countless hours only to protect the rights of Hindus. Their selfless service is appreciated and admired. Let us all support them and give encouragement for their passion and appreciation to preserve Hindu Temples and Hinduism. VIDEO Interviews Kalyan Kumar with Bharath Today https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyzhWcGziYU Dharma Peetham Discussion on Bharath TV https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wg0g7uUxaGA Raja Singh MLA on 10TV - YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fstr7_nhdYc Budda Srikanth Reddy of BJP & Kalyan Kumar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UHb9X-vKts Journalist Sai https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCEbI0NReQQ                                                                                                                          Chief Secretary GO 1885 transferring the EO Muslims working at Sri Sailam Temple Please subscribe to Save Temples Telegram channel at https://t.me/savetemples
23 Aug 2019

[GHHF]  FIR Filed in response to Death Thread to Savetemples

THOMAS PAINE said:“Of all the systems of religion that were ever invented, there is none more derogatory to the Almighty, more unedifying to man, more repugnant to reason, and more contradictory in itself, than this thing called Christianity. Too absurd for belief, too impossible to convince, and too inconsistent for practice, it renders the heart torpid, or produces only atheists and fanatics. As an engine of power, it serves the purpose of despotism; and as a means of wealth, the avarice of priests; but so far as it respects the good of man in general, it leads to nothing here or hereafter”   The dark side of Christianity abundantly reveals that the killings, torture, nailing the non-believers to the cross, parading naked women, stoning their children to death for indiscipline, selling their daughters as slaves and many other atrocious acts are part and parcel of the Christian faith.  All non-believers are sinners that can be disposed of. It is their mission to convert by any means possible. Bible allows the followers to use any deceptive practice to convert. Threatening to kill is one of the mechanisms they use to create fear among Hindus. As Thomas Paine said that Christianity is more derogatory to the Almighty, too absurd to reality and repugnant to reason. As you may know that Savetemples website received the following Death Threat from a Christian Pastor R Praveen Kumar. It was reported to Cyber police to investigate and identify the source of the email and determine the person or persons who conspired to send the threat. Following is the message from the Pastor: PLEASE CLOSE YOUR ACCOUNT AND WEBSITE THAT IS SAVETEMPLES.ORG. OTHERWISE WE WILL KILL YOU SOON. OTHERWISE WE HACK AND DELETE YOUR ACCOUNT. WE HAVE WEAPONS. OUR VOLUNTEERS READY FOR BATTLE. KILL YOU IF YOU WON’T DELETE. On July 25, we have received this message through email from Pastor R. Praveen Kumar. “One book, one God, and one way” is the Christian doctrine. Anybody who disagrees with this doctrine is condemned to hell. Even after 2000 years, since Christians are not able to make inroads into Hindu faith, they resort to violence and terror. They have always succeeded to convert many nations only through violence. In the name of their God, Jesus, though out the history, the Christians fostered hatred, proclaimed exclusivity, demeaned the lives of other religious people, destroyed the idols, disfigured the images, converted forcefully, demolished Hindu temples, banned Hindu rituals and festivals, prohibited speaking native language, triggered violent encounters, inflicted horror on the children, disallowed wearing Indian dresses, dismembered children in front of their parents, and even proscribed the items such as betel leaves, turmeric, kumkum, flowers, coconuts, areca nuts, etc. This was all done in Goa and other places in India. They want to repeat those atrocities by threatening Hindus and their organizations. What the Christians are doing today with their rampant Christian conversion machinery is reminiscent of Goa inquisition where the cruelties are the vilest.  Bible tells the to be deceptive and go around like a snake in hiding. It says, “Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves. Beware of men, for they will deliver you over to courts and flog you in their synagogues, and you will be dragged before governors and kings for my sake, to bear witness before them and the Gentiles. ... But the secular media is blind to the atrocities of proselytization, exclusivity and one god phobia, one wonders about their source of living. Are they abetting the atrocities of Christians? Are they sold to the Christian money machine? Now Christians are getting emboldened with the recent elections in Andhra Pradesh and showing their real colors. Buttressed by the support of the so-called secularists, liberal media, so-called intellectuals, politicians, so-called Hindus and atheists, Christians and Muslims are targeting Hindus. It is time for Hindus to stand up and fight for their survival. Listed below is the FIR filed in Hyderabad. We will update the progress on the developments. Thank you for all your support.
21 Aug 2019

Request to Squash 50 percent Reservations to Candidates of SC, ST and BC in Hindu Temple Boards

Global Hindu Heritage Foundation US Address: 14726 Harmony Lane, Frisco Texas USA 75035; Phone: 601-918-7111 India Address: Door # 19-41-S3-1406/16; KBR Brindavanam; Sumanth Home, Kaikala Cheruvu, Tirupati, Chittoor District, AP 517 501   ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Request to Squash 50 percent Reservations to Candidates of SC, ST and BC in Hindu Temple Boards                                                                                                                                                                                       August 15, 2019 Honorable Sri Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy Chief Minister Andhra Pradesh Amaravathi, AP Subject: Request to Withdraw 50% reservations for SC, BC, and ST from Temple Boards Dear Sri Jagan Mohan Reddy Garu: On July 24, 2019, under your leadership, the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly passed two bills that would be against the Indian Constitution that would not allow the government to interfere with the Hindu Temples management: 1) "In every Board of Trustees, there shall be 50 percent reservation out of the total number of nominated members (after excluding the ex-officio members) to the candidates belonging to SC, ST and BC communities." 2) "the Chairman, Tirupathi Urban Development Authority constituted under the Andhra Pradesh Urban Areas (Development) Act, 1975(Act 1 of 1975) shall be a member Ex-Officio." 1) 50 Percent Reservations is wrong Global Hindu Heritage Foundation (GHHF) requests you to withdraw these two resolutions to respect the Indian Constitution. As you are aware that a certain percentage of reservations are made for socially and educationally backward communities and the scheduled castes and Tribes in the public sector units, union and state civil services, union and state government departments in all public and private educational institutions except in the religious/ linguistic minority educational institutions. It means that percentage reservations for backward classes are excluded from the religious institutions. Any attempt to enforce the 50 percent reservations in the Temple Board is only to interfere with Hindu Religious Temple management and appoint Christians in the Temple management positions which are against the Indian Constitution. Among these backward communities, there may be as many as 50-60 percent Christians. By appointing them to Temple Boards, you are appointing Christians to the Temple management positions. Since the Christians must proselytize and engage in missionary activities, the government is deliberately appointing them to Christianize Hindu Temples. It is tantamount to ruining the sanctity and sacredness of Hindu Temples. Since nothing is mentioned about only Hindu candidates of SC, ST and BC will be appointed to the Temple Boards, it is certain that Christians are more likely to occupy the Temple Management positions. If the government is interested in maintaining the sanctity and sacredness of Hindu temples and not interested in tampering with the rituals and practices of Hindu tradition, the government should openly declare that only Hindus from backward communities will be appointed. It is morally and ethically wrong to appoint either Christians or Muslims to the Temple Boards. As Chief Minister, it is your dharma (responsibility) to make sure every religion is able to follow their way of life as long as no religion threatens the very existence of another religion. No government has the moral or legal right to interfere with the management of their religious institutions. Many people believe that you are more interested in Christianizing Andhra Pradesh by appointing Christians to the Temple Boards and allow their missionary work without any action taken by the government. Neither your government nor you will investigate the missionary activities directed at the employees of Hindu Religious Temples. We hope that you would monitor the missionary activities in and around Hindu Temples and take appropriate measures to correct the situation. There should be a strict separation of state and religious institutions. Christian churches should not be interfered by the government by appointing Hindus or Muslims to manage them. Similarly, Mosques should not be managed by either Hindus or Christians. Hence, we request you to withdraw the resolution allowing Backward classes – SC, ST, and BC communities - to be appointed in Hindu Temple Boards. 2) TUDA Chairman appointment to TTD Board is equally wrong GHHF is opposed to the appointment of Chairman of Tirupathi Urban Development Authority as ex-officio to TTD Board. There is every possibility the TUDA chairman can be either a Christian or a Muslim. Appointment of such person may bring a Christian perspective to the Temple management and engage in missionary activity on the Hill. He may be a Hindu at this time. In future we do not know what kind of person may get elected. Hence, we request you to withdraw this resolution as soon as possible before TUDA Chairman is appointment to TTD Trust Board. 3) Be a Chief Minister for all Religions Practice whatever religion you want to practice. Allow other religions to practice their beliefs as long as they do not demean, destroy, insult, torture, kill, abuse and humiliate other religious people, religious scriptures, religious leaders and religious institutions. Take appropriate action immediately if any religion tarnished by other religious groups. Be fair to every section without denying the opportunities for others. Please do not be carried away with power. Arrogance will mar the judgment. History will remember the people who are fair, impartial, open-minded and humble. Do not be a victim of power and fame. Let no segment of the population be denied the opportunities to favor another section. Last 20 years of happenings in political field should guide you not to interfere with the Hindu religion. Some have paid dearly. You are smart enough to ponder, deliberate and assess the temporality of power and fame which can evaporate if the decisions are not made for the welfare of all segments of the population. 4) Requesting to Withdraw both Resolutions             Based on our assessment we request the Honorable Chief Minister to withdraw: 50 percent reservations for SC, ST and BC candidates to Temple Boards, and Appointment of TUDA chairman as ex-officio to TTD Board. Thank you. Dhanyavad   Prakasarao V Velagapudi, PhD President, GHHF Phone: 601-918-7111                                                                                       Copy to:   Sri Vellampalli Srinivas, Minister for Endowments                                                                                                 Sri L V Subramanyam, Principal Secretary                                                                                                 Dr. Manmohan Singh, Principle Secretary for Revenues                                                                                                 Sri Anil Kumar Singhal, Executive Officer TTD                                                                                                 Dr. M Padma, IAS, Commissioner, Endowments Dept.
19 Aug 2019

[GHHF] Memorandum Submitted to TTD Chairman, Sri Y V Subba Reddy.

Global Hindu Heritage Foundation 14726 Harmony Lane, Frisco Texas USA 75035 Door # 19-41-S3-1406/16; KBR Brindavanam; Sumanth Home, Kaikala Cheruvu,            Tirupati, Chittoor District, AP 517 501 Phone: 601-918-7111 USA/ +91 8500738140/70955 96909   Memorandum Submitted to Chairman, TTD                                                                                                                                                                                       July 29, 2019 TO: Sri Y V Subba Reddy Chairman, Trust Board of TTD Tirupati, AP.   Dear Sri Subba Reddy Garu:             First let me congratulate you on behalf of Global Hindu Heritage Foundation (GHHF) for assuming the position of Chairman of the TTD Trust Board of the most sacred Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanam. We are confident that you will discharge your duties faithfully to maintain the serene, sacred, religious and spiritual nature of this ancient and historical Sri Venkateswara Temple.             As I mentioned to you briefly in our phone conversation that we will be very happy to receive you to Karya Siddhi Hanuman Temple whenever it is convenient for you.             Global Hindu Heritage Foundation (GHHF) was established in 2006 with the sole purpose of protecting and preserving Hindu Temples and Hindu Dharma. GHHH has been working with the concerned authorities for a number of years. We have close relations with government officials at different levels of the government. Following are the concerns we wanted to bring to your immediate attention to ensure openness, clarity, transparency and accountability in the operations of TTD. Your immediate action in addressing these issues presented below would restore the trust and confidence among the Hindu. Two Ordinances   During our visit to Hyderabad, two significant ordinances were issued by the government of Andhra Pradesh in 2007. Sri I V Subba Rao, IAS came to the meeting organized by GHHF and handed over these two ordinances and talked about them.   The Government said the “Tirumala Divya Kshetram”, the name of the holy place, shall comprise the seven hills of Seshadri, Garudadri, Venkatadri, Narayanadri, Vrishabhadri, Vrishadri and Anjanadri, right from the foothills, the holy theerthams and the main shrine. Roads and footpaths leading up to the temple, including the first and second ghat roads between Tirupati and Tirumala, and the motorable road from Tirumala to Papanasanam were declared part of the Kshetram. Andhra Pradesh Government has finally issued an ordinance empowering the state to prohibit propagation of other religion in places of worship. The Government with a view to maintain public order, tranquility and serenity of a place of worship or prayer, prohibits propagation of a religion other than the religion traditionally practiced at such places, by words, either spoken or written or signs or by visible representation or distribution of any printed material or other forms of religious literature.   Declaration must be made as soon as possible that One-hundred-kilometer radius of TTD as a Tirumala Punya Kshetram where there would not be any other missionary activities.   It would be like Mecca and Vatican. As you know no Hindu can even build a Hindu Temple, let alone propagating our religion. They made every effort to protect their religions. We should make every effort to protect the sacredness of our faith.   Resume to Build 500 Hindu Temples in Poor Hindu Population   As per GO R T. No. 820 dated August 2, 2016, TTD has agreed to build 500 Hindu Temples in the weaker section localities.  To our knowledge no Hindu Temples were built in 2017. In 2018, 500 Hindu Temples were built under the aegis of Hindu Dharma Parirakshana Trust (HDPT) through Samarasata Foundation.   It appears that the Board of Trustees of TTD have discontinued the funding for 2019 thereby a successful program was axed. We feel TTD should find few other organizations to give this responsibility of constructing Hindu Temples in the weaker section localities.   We earnestly request you to see that the resolution is passed to build 500 temples in the year 2019 as per GO. GHHF would be happy to take the responsibility to build 100 Hindu Temples with the allocation of adequate funds by TTD for this year - 2019. We will make sure that we will abide by all the rules established for this purpose.   III        Vakula Mata Temple.                         GHHF along with Sri Paripoornananda Swamiji, Ghazal Srinivas, Bhanu Prakash Reddy and others convinced the then Board to build Vakula Mata Temple. After few demands and demonstrations, Board agreed to build the Temple following High Court decision. The construction was started more than two years ago, and we request your office to see that enough funds are allocated for completion of the Vakulamata Temple at the earliest possible time.               Also, we request you to make sure that no illegal mining would take place as the construction of the Temple is in progress.   IV        Sunday Schools for Children to Teach About Hinduism               As we all aware that Sanatana Dharma has no systematic method of transmitting the richness of Hinduism to the youth. Parents do not have enough knowledge to transmit to their children. Schools do not teach about Hinduism as they are considered secular institutions. The only institutions that can transmit and educate our children are our Hindu Temples.               Realizing the importance of teaching our faith, many Hindu Temples are conducting Sunday schools in USA. As you know that there are more than 1200 Hindu Temples in USA. I would estimate that nearly 20 percent of these Hindu Temples are conducting Hinduism classes to our children from ages 5 thru 15.                          We request TTD to conduct Hinduism classes to our children in and around Tirupati to equip them with invaluable knowledge about their religion. You can start with may be 2-3 Sunday Schools programs in different neighborhoods. TTD will be able to make them proud of their religion and who would be our ambassadors to the future survival.   V         Funding of Educational Institutions TTD manages about 33 educational Institutions. Some of them are designed to promote Hindu art, dance, Vedas, Music and scriptures. TTD funds these institutions at the rate of about 120 crores per annum. Many of the professional high schools, junior colleges, universities, Engineering colleges and others receive the funds from TTD. We request that TTD should require all these institutions to offer 2-3 courses on Hinduism that would enable the students to know about their culture and meet the requirement that TTD funds are used for religious purposes only. Why should TTD support financially any educational institutions if they do not even offer 2-3 courses on Hinduism and make it mandatory? TTD should not fund institutions that do not require all the students to take courses on Hinduism. VI        Hindu Dharma Prachara Parishad Hindu Dharma Prachara Parishad of TTD should concentrate its mission to preserve, propagate and promote Hindu Sanatana Dharma to our youth by organizing different devotional methods to equip them with richness of Hindu Dharma which would help them to counter misinformation propagated by other Abrahamic religions.  TTD cannot be a silent spectator for the missionary activities of other religions. TTD cannot close its eyes to the impending danger to its very existence. It should have investigative branch to find out the deceptive Christian conversion tactics and take necessary legal action against these illegal converts.                    Should provide priests to the needed temples. Should conduct Srinivasa Kalyanams in Dalit communities Regularly Develop Bhajan Mandals in as many villages and Temples as possible. Conduct Youth programs for extended period for them to absorb and digest the depth of knowledge in the rituals and scriptures.   VII       Christian Employees at TTD – Revisit High Court               As we know that TTD identified 44 Non-Hindu working in Devasthanam following the release of video showing an employee attending Church by taking TTD Vehicle. Many Sadhus and other Hindus agitated demanding the identity of the Christian employees and to reveal the number of employees working in Devasthanam. TTD identified 44 Christians and Muslims as employees working at Devasthanam and agreed to terminate their jobs. These employees went to High Court demanding that they be allowed to work in Devasthanam. High Court agreed with the Christian employees and issued stay order until further order.   Speaking to reporters, TTD Executive Officer Anil Kumar Singhal, said, “As per our guidelines in tune with GOs issued in 1989 and 2007, non-Hindus will not be recruited either in teaching or non-teaching categories of TTD. We have identified 44 people who got appointed in the TTD against the guidelines since 1989. Majority of them are employed under the compassionate ground category. We are now contemplating sending them to other State government departments.”             We request TTD to move the High Court requesting that it should take up the case and make a final judgement at the earliest possible time.               TTD should request the High Court to expedite the matter and allow transfer to other departments.               TTD should in fact request the State government to transfer these Non-Hindu employees to other secular departments instead of keeping them at Devasthanam.               As we all know that believers in Abrahamic religions believe in proselytization and it is the WORD of their chosen God they are required to follow. High court’s decision will encourage them to engage in missionary activities on Devasthanam grounds               De we have any mechanism in place to find out that they are not engaged in conversion of other Hindu TTD employees to other faiths. The longer we keep them on TTD payrolls, more conversions may take place unless an investigative team is appointed to oversee their activities.   VIII      Islamic University             Global Hindu Heritage Foundation was the first one to expose the existence of Islamic University with photos in September 2013. Ms. Shaik Nowhera was building the structure illegally and in violation of the plan approved by TUDA. The permission sought from TUDA was only for constructing a building with ground floor and first floor. In spite of the efforts by Thondavada Village Panchayat’s efforts, the building was being constructed with a ground floor and 6 floors. District Collector K. Ramgopal has instructed the revenue and police officials to demolish the unapproved floors of the building that houses the Heera International Islamic University in Thondavada village of Chandragiri Mandal. Now it is being litigated in the courts.               TTD should acquire the building and use it for educational purposes. It should move the courts to resolve the issue and see that influx of Muslims is avoided so that peace and tranquility will be maintained near the foothills of Sri Venkateswara Temple.               Global Hindu Heritage Foundation will be happy to assist in any of your efforts to preserve, promote and protect the sanctity of Sri Venkateswara University and Sanatana Dharma.               Your response and reaction will be appreciated.   Dhanyavad   Prakasarao V Velagapudi PhD President, GHHF; 601-918-7111(USA)                Copy to:  Sri Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, CM, Andhra Pradesh                                                 Sri Vellampalli Srinivas, Minister of Endowments                                                                                 Dr. Manmohan Singh, Principle Secretary for Revenues                                                                                 Sri Anil Kumar Singhal, Executive Officer TTD                                                                                Smt. Padma IAS, Endowment Commissioner                                                                                Sri Dharma Reddy, IAS, JEO TTD                          Sri Basantkumar, IAS JEO TTD  
09 Aug 2019

Death Threat to Savetemples from a Christian Pastor; Case Registered in Hyderabad, Telangana.

Dear Friends: Following is the email we received in our website http://www.savetemples.org PLEASE CLOSE YOUR ACCOUNT AND WEBSITE THAT IS SAVETEMPLES.ORG. OTHERWISE WE WILL KILL YOU SOON. OTHERWISE WE HACK AND DELETE YOUR ACCOUNT. WE HAVE WEAPONS. OUR VOLUNTEERS READY FOR BATTLE. KILL YOU IF YOU WONT DELETE.                 On July 25, we have received this message through email from Pastor R. Praveen Kumar.“One book, one God, and one way” is the Christian doctrine. Anybody who disagrees with this doctrine is condemned to hell. Even after 2000 years, since Christians are not able to make inroads into Hindu faith, they resort to violence and terror. They have always succeeded to convert many nations only through violence.                 Christians in India are using every deceptive method to convert Hindus by even adopting all Hindu rituals to woo Hindus. Failing, they are resorting to their age-old tactic – threatening to kill.Pastor R. Praveen Kumaris following what Christians have always followed. Create fear in the hearts of Hindus with threats to kill as suggested in the Bible. How many presidents abhorred Christianity?Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) says, "Millions of innocent men, women and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burnt, tortured, fined, imprisoned: yet we have not advanced one inch towards humanity. What has been the effect of coercion? To make one half of the world fools, and the other half hypocrites. To support error and roguery all over the earth" In the name of  their God, Jesus, though out the history, the Christians  fostered hatred, proclaimed exclusivity, demeaned the lives of other religious people, destroyed the idols, disfigured the images, converted forcefully, demolished Hindu temples, banned Hindu rituals and festivals, prohibited speaking native language, triggered violent encounters, inflicted horror on the children, disallowed wearing Indian dresses, dismembered children in front of their parents, and even proscribed the items such as betle leaves, turmeric, kunkum, flowers, coconuts, areca nuts, etc. This was all done in Goa and other places in India. They want to repeat those atrocities by threatening Hindus and their organizations. What the Christians are doing today with their rampant Christian conversion machinery is reminiscent of Goa inquisition where the cruelties are the vilest. They do what Bible tells them to do as found in I Samuel 15:3, the prophet Samuel gives King Saul this commandment from the Lord: “Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass.”The secular media is blind to the atrocities of proselytization, exclusivity and one god phobia, one wonders about their source of living. Are they abetting the atrocities of Christians?  Are they sold to the Christian money machine?                 Now Christians are getting emboldened with the recent elections in Andhra Pradesh and showing their real colors.  Buttressed by the support of the so-called secularists, liberal media, so-called intellectuals, politicians, so-called Hindus and atheists, Christians and Muslims are targeting Hindus. It is time for Hindus to stand up and fight for their survival.                 Below you will see the threatening email, IP address, Cell phone information, Calvary Church address, and Google location. We have provided additional information to Police authorities in Hyderabad. We will try to keep you updated on the course of actions being taken. Thank you for all your support.
02 Aug 2019

Ayuta Chandi Yagam on August 7 – 11 in Memphis TN, USA

You are all invited to attend this unique Ayuta Chandi Yagam, experience the divine Mother’s energy and receive her bountiful blessings.   The S3 Foundation will be performing Ayuta Chandi Mahayaga at the Gaushalain Memphis from August 7 through August 11, 2019 under the direction of Brahmashri Kiran Narayanam and with the blessings of Saints and Elders.   TheAyuta Chandi Mahayaga involves the recitation of the 700 mantras of Durga Sapta Shati in Bijamantra form 10000 times followed by 1000 Ahutis in Homakundas. The Mahayaga includes Ganapati Homa, Navagraha Homa, Mrutyunjaya Homa, Rudra Homa and Navarnava Homa.One hundred eight (108)Sadhakas have taken the diksha for the performance of this Mahayaga.   The S3 Foundation had previously conducted a Chandi Yaga, a Shata Chandi Yaga, and a Sahasra Chandi Yaga. Now the plan is to perform Ayuta Chandi Yaga. Durga Sapta Shati Sapta means seven and Shati means hundred. That means 700. Durga Sapta Shati implies that 700 slokas are composed of the birth of Shakti (Devi) up to the conclusion of war between and Devi and Rakshasas. It describes the glory, beauty and power of Mother Goddess. Durga Sapta Shati is found in Markandeya Purana in 13 chapters from 81-93. It is believed that the recitation of Durga Sapta Shati brings fearlessness, rejuvenate vertebral nerves and invigorate blood vessels.   “Yadaaraadhanaha Sarve Sarvaan Kaamaan Avaapnuyuhu Na kinchith durlabham loke Durgaarchanavathaam Nrunaam ”   “The devotees who worship Goddess Durga find themselves overflowing with all the desires and there is nothing in this material world which is difficult to be obtained by these devotees.”   Chandi Mahayaga Homa or Yaga is an auspicious way of conducting fire worship to experience the divinity within and without. It is believed to be created by Lord Brahma for his livelihood and his attainment of spiritual growth by connecting atma with Paramatma. The main goal of conducting these Homas is to direct mankind to pursue righteous path. The fire worship is expected to benefit people with prosperity and health and energize and protect the environment for peaceful living. Fire is considered the source energy needed for existence. Homa creates a magnetic field that neutralizes the negativity and stimulates positive energy in the surroundings.For individuals, it helps revitalize brain cells, improves circulatory system, invigorates skin, reduces stress and helps calm the mind.             Chandi Mahayaga involves recitation of Durga Sapta Shati (700 verses) in praise of Mother Durga. Ghee and other items are offered to the sacrificial fire after chanting each verse. Different Gods or Goddesses are invoked depending on the kind Homa we conduct. If we are conducting Ganapathy Homa, we invoke Lord Ganesh while chanting mantras to remove the obstacle. The kind of benefits one accrues depends on the king home one performs.  As we chant these verses, we hear how Chandi annihilated Shambha and Nishumbha only to realize how we are expected to annihilate the negativity in life – indulgence and denial.  Mantras are powerful and have the energy to purify and sanctify the atmosphere to achieve equilibrium in the panchabhutas.            
01 Aug 2019

Christianity took over Andhra Administration?

Hindu Activists voices are being muzzled with police power By Sudha Mohan Mylavarapu - July 22, 2019 https://www.pgurus.com/christianity-took-over-andhra-administration/   Christianity took over Andhra Administration? There are thousands of Hindu temples across India where Christians are openly trying to preach and convert Hindus by saying Hindus are devil worshippers. Andhra administration seems to be working hand in glove with Christian missionaries Visakhapatnam's police commissioner Rajiv Kumar Meena issued a memorandum to the city police to protect minority Christians and their churches from Hindu aggression. As per Vizag's city police website, the commissioner took charge on 27th June 2019 and this memorandum was issued on 4th July 2019. Commissioner did not waste any time issuing the orders to protect the Christians. The person who requested protection seems to have close links with the Andhra Christian chief minister Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy. Rajiv Kumar Meena's memorandum to the Vishakhapatnam city police to protect minority Christians and their churches from Hindu aggression All over Andhra, Hindus are under attack. Except in rare circumstances mostly aggressors and provokers are from so-called "Minority" community. When Hindus retaliate in desperation[1], Christians play the victim card and use the mighty power of the administration to muzzle the voice of Hindus. One such example is Shivaji, a Hindu activist from Shiva Shakti organisation was arrested in Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh. He was arrested for sending WhatsApp messages which are alerting Hindus from the lies peddled by other religions. After the arrest, Andhra police have declined to give answers to the public and booked him on charges related to WhatsApp messages. Police are also blocking and not answering phone calls. Is the Andhra administration following traditional Christian methods to oppress or discourage Hindu voices? Shiva Shakti Shivaji's arrest in Kurnool is an indication of the attitude of the police. As per the above memorandum, this is likely to repeat in Visakhapatnam and other places in Andhra too. "Andhra government came up with a scheme of appointing several hundred village volunteers. It is being alleged that many of these appointees are Christians and also YSR party members." In Andhra, during Y.S. Raja Sekhar Reddy's rule, several evangelists tried to proselytize in some of the famous Hindu temples such as Tirumala. After protests from the Hindu society, the administration issued orders restricting Evangelical activities near-certain temples. We can see the copy of that G.O below. GO order There are many grey areas in this G.O; there is no mention of how far a distance from the Hindu temples such evangelical activities are restricted and why only a few temples? Is this G.O indirectly saying that the government is allowing the Christians to preach near the Hindu temples which are not mentioned in this list? Why not a blanket ban? Did the government punish the guilty Christians ever? May be government or the police don't have the evidence. Social media is full of such evidences. In this video we can clearly see how these missionaries are trying to proselytize near a temple near Visakhapatnam. Andhra was known to divert Hindu endowment funds to the government's common good funds. Endowment department is making thousands of crores or rupees every year[2]. [3] Despite having huge sums of money, many Hindu temples are in a very bad state. Many Archakas are struggling to make a living.[4] On the other hand, the Christian preachers and Islamic mullahs are getting huge sums of money from abroad (5] via FCRA and FDI, and their communities are also paying them well (Dasama Bhagam, i.e. 1/10 th of their earnings are donated to church or Mosque). Super secular Abrahamised Government is sucking all Hindu temple money and have not dared to touch Islamic and Christian funds. As per the news on Telugu MSM, Andhra govt announced salaries to imams (Rs-10,000), pastors (Rs 5,000). It makes sense to pay salaries to Archakas because the government is making huge sums of money from temples. One would wonder on what basis the Christian ruler of Andhra gives state sponsored salaries to pastors and mullahs? There are many farmers committing suicide, the government has no love for these hard-working farmers!! Where is the money coming from to pay these salaries? Is the govt using Hindu temple money for their schemes? Is this for electoral gains? Or is Andhra chief minister openly supporting the aggressive conversion racket to convert all Hindus? It is time all Hindus must demand separation of temples from the state's clutches. Andhra government came up with a scheme of appointing several hundred village volunteers. [6] It is being alleged that many of these appointees are Christians and also YSR party members. Their recruitment is in the final stages now. God only knows the real reason why these are appointed, maybe it is for converting Hindus at village level? Christian missionaries are notorious in using the administrative power to convert the indigenous populations across the world. History filled with many instances and evidences to prove the destruction of indigenous cultures and religions. Christian missionaries use the money power or the administrative power for conversion. One such best living example is persecution of Canadian indigenous population. [7] By doing such heinous acts the Church grew to become the world's strongest political institution under the garb of spirituality. "The orders issued by the Andhra police is an indication of the Chief Minister'sChristians and Muslim appeasement mentality.” In British Raj, when East India company put restrictions on missionary work in India, missionaries used "Sati" propaganda to enter into India on the pretext to civilize barbaric Hindus.[8] The same missionaries turned a blind eye to the persecution of their women on the name of the witch hunt. Approximately 9 million women in Europe were murdered, with the support of the church. [9] From the past couple of hundred years, Christianity is spreading in India like water under the carpet. Officially India's Christian population stays between 2-3%, unofficially it is approximately 20-30% of India's population. In many states Hindus are minorities. Historically Christians and Islamists are abusing Hindu goodwill. There are many evidences to prove their aggression. Above video is one best example of how Christians are violating Hindu hospitality. Doesn't the constitution put reasonable restrictions on all fundamental rights? There are thousands of Hindu temples across India where Christians are openly trying to preach and convert Hindus by saying Hindus are devil worshippers. As per the constitution, every religion has the right to propagate, but there are restrictions to all fundamental rights. In the process of conversions Christians claim, "by doing idolatry a Hindu will go to hell and burn" and, they equate Hindu gods to demons. This is clear blasphemy. This blasphemy is happening on a large scale in Andhra and in India, but the authorities turn a blind eye. When Hindus confront these preachers with questions, then Christians use the power of administration to silence those who confronted the proselytization. Time is running out fast for Hindus. If this trend continues, similar to North-Eastern states there will not be any Hindu left in Andhra in coming years. Hindus plight in Kerala and Tamil Nadu is horrible. Christianity is in control of these two states. We have all witnessed many attacks on Hinduism and Hindus in both these states. A good example is Sabarimala and how the communist government of Kerala was played by the church to destroy the holiness of Sabarimala. The orders issued by the Andhra police is an indication of the Chief Minister's Christians and Muslim appeasement mentality. He seemed to have forgotten that all Hindus voted him to power in good faith. The administration's actions are very disappointing and unethical. They are trying to protect the aggressors and punishing the innocent who are struggling for existence from the oppressions. Hindus of Andhra must question this biased attitude of Andhra Government. If this does not change, by the end of the tenure of this government, about 50% of Andhra will slip into the spell of Christianity. Note: 1. The views expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of PGurus.
23 Jul 2019

SPEECH WELCOMING SRI GANAPATHY SACHCHIDANANDA SWAMIJI TO Hanuman Temple JULY 15,2019

Prakasarao V Velagapudi PhD Chairman, Datta Yoga Center USA Jai Guru Datta, Jai Guru Hanuman. Please welcome Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji to Karya Siddhi Hanuman Temple with a loud round of applause. It is my privilege and honor to welcome Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji to this Hanuman Temple. Sri Swamiji has been trekking the world for more than five decades all across the globe bestowing his unconditional compassion, absolute grace, and unrestricted love. His priceless discourses, his silent message, his invaluable meditation camps benefitted innumerable, countless devotees.  His healing and meditation music, his championship to mold the personalities of the youngsters, his commitment to bring social justice through Community Services and, his abiding faith in rejuvenating the spiritual dimension, and his passion to preserve and protect dharma affected an untold number of devotees and non-devotees alike. As a Guru and Sadguru, he has been advising, prodding, guiding, counseling, chiding, molding the personalities of his devotees. Whether in the physical presence or in the subtle formlessness, Sri Swamiji gets connected with his devotees to help them remove the obstacles. In many of his Healing and Meditation concerts, he spoke about the depth in the nature of seven chakras in the body, how to open them up, how to remove the impurities and how to clean them to maintain harmony and balance in the body through music. To reduce stress, to live with peace of mind, to receive the proper guidance, to awaken the consciousness, to throttle the ego and grow spiritually, Sri Swamiji's guidance, love and compassion are essential. Sri Swamiji is an embodiment of divine qualities such as detachment, contentment, forgiveness, scriptural knowledge, wisdom, and equanimity. Sri Swamiji is in a better position to assess and process the appropriate method to mend the minds of his devotees and render solution even about non-spiritual matters. Without a guru, there is no self-realization, self-examination, and purification. Srimad Bhagavatham says, "Holy rivers, which are only water, and idols, which are made of stone and clay, are not as mighty as the sages. For, while they make one pure in the course of countless days, the sage's eyes by a mere glance purify at once." (Chapter 48, Verse 31) Lord Krishna told Shrutadeva that "you should know that these sages came along for the purpose of blessing you. Wandering with Me, they purify all the worlds with the dust of their feet. (52) The deities, pilgrimage sites and sacred rivers being visited, being touched and being worshiped, purify gradually, but the same thing is attained [at once] by the glance of those [sages] who are most worshipable. (Srimad Bhagavatam, Chapter 86: Verses 51-52) How can we describe the power, energy, might, strength, spike and valor of Sri Swamiji? Let us remember the words of ancient wisdom describing the nature of Guru.  Who has the power to praise His might?  Who has the power to measure His bounty?  Of His portents who has the sight?  Who can value His virtue, His deeds, His clarity?  Who has the knowledge of wisdom  Of His deep, impenetrable thought?   The Guru's word has the sage's wisdom   The Guru's word is full of learning,   For though it be the Guru's word   God Himself speaks therein.  Thy mind, wherein buried lie  Precious stones, jewels, gems,  Shall be opened if thou but try  And hearken (listen) to the Guru's word. A devotee, who is interested in self-improvement and quench the thirst to tread the spiritual path, should approach guru with utmost humility and strong desire to learn the secrets of life. Sri Swamiji knows that the devotees encounter many impediments in life and through his grace, he removes hurdles by fulfilling their material desires only to sow the seeds of spirituality. A person may not reap any benefits by approaching guru if he is filled with pride, ego, arrogance and a desire to test him. There is no way any person devoid of proper knowledge and filled with ignorance can test a guru. A self-realized Sri Swamiji and divine embodiment can easily judge the devotee's real intent of approaching him. Sri Swamiji's WORD is very powerful, is charged with energy, and filled with unlimited power. It never fails. Any word that comes from Swamiji's lips becomes a reality. Very rarely these words come randomly. They are divine words that cannot go wrong. Swami Sivabala Yogi says, "How can the word of the divine Guru go unfulfilled. It is immaterial whether Swamiji is in this form or that form. It is his all-pervasive and omnipotent tapas shakti, which acts, and it is not confined to any particular body. Swamiji still lives in subtle body." (Guruprasad, Laghu Guru Upanishad).  The concept of Guru is widespread in the scriptures of Buddhism, Sikhism, Jainism, Mahavirism, and other Asian religions. The WORD of Guru has taken a central position in the Holy book of Sikhs, Adi Granth. Word of Guru is considered the cure for all cravings, underpinning all existence, supposed to tame the wandering mind, stop the cycle of life and death, and find meaning in life. Shiva Samhita talks about the importance of Guru's word:  [Only] knowledge imparted from the guru's mouth is productive [of liberation]; otherwise it is fruitless, weak, and the cause of much affliction. He who makes an effort to please the guru [through his dedication to self-discipline and service] receives the [secret] knowledge. In due course, he will also obtain the fruit of that knowledge. The guru undoubtedly is father, the guru is mother, the guru is a deity (deva). Therefore, one should follow him in all one's actions, thoughts, and speech. By the guru's grace one obtains everything auspicious. Hence one should always follow one's guru, or else there will be no benefit. Adi Granth admonishes the disciples to heed the words of guru:  O mind, you have not grasped the guru's teaching,  What use are shaven head and ochre robes?  By choosing lies instead of truth,                  Your precious life has gone for nothing,  By using tricks, you have filled your belly,                 And spent your time in beast-like sleep.  Not knowing how to worship God,                 You have sold out to material things.  Caught up with worldly goods, you fool,                  You have not thought of the precious name.  Unmindful ever of the Lord,                 Your life has been quite purposeless  Nanak says: O Lord, recall Your grace                 Your creatures always wander and lost.                 Importance of Guru. The importance of Guru in one's life is difficult to comprehend, understand and digest. Innumerable benefits are accrued by remembering Guru every time and any time. One should remember Guru and chant Guru Mantra even before one starts doing pujas to Gods and Goddesses. There is a story about the significance of remembering Guru before we embark any activity. A young boy goes to a Guru and humbly requests him to teach Vedas. Guru said that it would take at least ten long years and strict disciple and hard work is required to get a certification. The student learned the Vedas in 12 years and went to his Guru and requested him to conduct an examination. The Guru asked the disciple to go back side of the house and start chanting certain Anuvakas. The tree will shed one leaf for every mistake. Guru asked him to count the number of leaves and report him. The student went to the backyard and started invoking Lord Ganesh before he started the recitation of prescribed Anuvakas. The moment he invoked Lord Ganesh, all the leaves from the tree fell. Baffled by the incident, he narrated the whole incident. The disciple learned that meditation on the compassionate Guru and to be thankful for the gift of spiritual knowledge is of paramount importance.One should always remember and treasure Guru's image in one's heart. The way we hide our treasures such as gems, and wealth from others, we should store our Guru in our heart and let Him guide us to grow spiritually and reduce the ego that prevents our growth.  It means that all the devotees must be cognizant of the importance of remembering and reminiscing Sri Swamiji whenever we start any Puja, embark on a long journey, commence a business, begin a new school year and practice yoga and meditation. In fact, we should constantly chant Guru mantra given by Sri Swamiji to be part of our daily life in order to drench our body and soul with vibrations of chanting to avert oncoming hurdles and deter the negative attitude. Swami Papa Ramdas says Guru and God are one. Guru is the spiritual Master that guides the disciple and awakens him to the realization of the Divine within him. Guru is the immanent and transcendent Reality, He is the supreme Deity – the great Beloved of the disciple's heart. When the disciple comes under the redeeming influence of the Guru, his entire life is transformed. He becomes an illumined vehicle in whom God's power and glory are revealed in their magnificence. To attain this blessed state, the service of the Master is essential. Guru's Role in Taming the Mind Guru is the sole proprietor of mending and taming the mind. The mind is compulsive, always wanders incessantly causing more stress and more troubles. The only time we may trust the mind is when we are sleeping. It jumps from one second to another creating more turbulence in our life. It goes after sensual and material enjoyment. Lord Rama says in Yoga Vasishta, "Our minds are infested with evil passions and faults and fluctuate in their observance of duty and service to superiors, like the plumes of a peacock fluttering in a breeze.  Minds eagerly and restlessly rove about at random from one place to another, like a poor village dog running far and wide in search of food … It is never at rest with itself but roams at large like a stray deer separated from its herd."  Sri Swamiji helped many of His devotees to tame and control their minds through his blessings, through His healing and Meditation Music and through Dhyanam. Sri Swamiji says as gold is purified by beating on the fire and scraping the impurities, the mind through meditation gives up its impurities and restlessness. Care must be taken to purify the mind by refraining from the Yamas and by observing niyamas.   "Sri Swamiji's music, originated from the ancient tradition of Raga Ragini system, is aimed at shifting the level of consciousness of the listeners to subtler mind frequencies thus helping them to experience inner peace, harmony, and quietness of mind." Through His music, he can energize the nervous system, massage various parts of the body, balance the imbalanced chakras, and galvanize the energy centers to bring peace of mind. Once you control your mind, you control your thoughts, your anger, your stress, your decisions, your composure and your life itself. Swamiji through his music, meditation, and miracles, He assisted innumerable people. Sri Swamiji believes that if the mind is quiet, all is possible to lead a peaceful life. How do we Come close to Sri Swamiji?  Sri Swamiji comes to us in many different ways to guide us and we must be vigilant and alert to receive the messages sent through discourses, through his smiles, through his looks, through his movements, and through his persona.  Inspiration may come from his books and his songs when Sri Swamiji says that you take one step toward me, I will take ten steps toward you. Paramahamsa Yogananda talked about many techniques to come close to a Guru. He said, "If you do but a fraction of what I give you to do, you'll get there and get there soon." The first thing we need to do is to have darshan of Sri Swamiji as often as we can. Mere darshan can comfort you by removing your sorrows and stresses. The more frequently you have darshan of Sri Swamiji, better your life will be with his unconditional love and compassion. The powerful poem composed by Sant Kabirdas is worth remembering and following his advice: The darshan of a Satguru is like monsoon rain, for spiritual wealth it gives to all around. Run, therefore, for the darshan of the Satguru, As often as you can. The darshan of a Satguru protects you, Against Kal's ever-present terrible deceits. If thou canst not have darshan several times, Have it, Kabir, at least two times each day. The darshan of a Satguru can take you safely and sound across this Ocean of great Dread. If thou canst not have darshan twice a day, Have it, Kabir, at least one time each day. Mere darshan of a Satguru can give you human birth again, and this leads to salvation. If thou canst not enjoy it once a day, Have it, Kabir, at least each second day. The darshan of a Satguru gives permanent salvation. If thou can't enjoy it every second day, Have it, Kabir, at least once in every three days' time. The darshan of a Satguru is precious beyond description. If thou canst not enjoy it once in every three days, Have it, Kabir, at least once every week. The darshan of a Satguru gives birth in human form again. If thou canst not enjoy it once a week Have it, Kabir, at least once every fortnight. Be never slothful in your efforts to obtain the darshan of a perfect Satguru; If thou canst not enjoy it once a fortnight, Have it, Kabir, at least once in each month. Never neglect the darshan of a Satguru; if thou canst not enjoy it at least once a month, b sure, Kabir, to meet Him each six months. The darshan of a Satguru will save you from the dreadful struggle against the Eagle of Death. If thou canst not enjoy it each six months, Have it, Kabir, at least once every year.    It should be emphasized that mere following technically does not yield desired results. We need to combine the practice of following Sri Swamiji's guidance with the practice of full faith in Him to yield better results and achieve the highest spiritual potential.  Taitttireya Upanishad provides guidance for a disciple to follow: "The teacher is the first letter of the alphabet. The student is the last letter.  Knowledge is the meeting place. Instruction is the link." (3.1.1) A disciple should be obedient, egoless and submit himself for the acquisition of knowledge that lifts him from the darkness. The recommended process to become a disciple of Sri Swamiji is to heed the words of Lord. "Just try to learn the truth by approaching a spiritual master. Inquire from him submissively and render service unto him. The self-realized souls can impart knowledge unto you because they have seen the truth." (Bhagavad Gita 4.34). Association with the Guru is Essential How to associate with Sri Swamiji is explained in Mundaka Upanishad. "Surrenderance! Surrenderance by mind, speech, and actions – this is the true way of surrendering to the guru. It is not enough to merely go to him or sit near him physically. One must surrender and become engrossed. Angirasa explains this principle with a nice metaphor. He says, ‘O Somya! That immortal and ever-existing Aksharabrahman is our life, our mind, our all. This is the absolute truth. Therefore, we should penetrate through to him (veddhavyam), i.e., make him our goal and attain him. Therefore, make him your goal and obtain him (viddhi)' (Mundaka Upanishad: 2/2/2).  He then explains the method of attaining that goal, Mundaka Upanishad: 2/2/4). Pranava means Aum; Aum refers to Aksharbrahman. This is deduced from statements in the shastras. Aksharbrahman is described with the word ‘Aum'. According to Mundaka Upanishad (1/2/12) that Aksharbrahman is the Brahmaswarup guru. We must associate Sri Swamiji as Akshara Brahma and Brahmaswaroopa if we want to come close to Sri Swamiji. Being a Para Brahma, Sri Swamiji will be able to create, generate and cause conditions that are conducive for the realization of one's desires. In the seventeenth century, Sant Ramadasa wrote in the Dasabodha on the absolute necessity of a guru: Without the grace of a Guru, we can never attain real knowledge...Even though one may study the sciences and attain all kind of powers, both physical and mental, without the grace of the Guru one cannot realize the Self.  Contemplation and concentration, devotion and worship, would be all useless without the grace of the Guru...Rama and Krishna, and all the Saints and sages of by-gone times devoted themselves wholly to the service of their Master (Dasabodha V, 1,19-43). Forgive us from our Mistakes We all know that Sri Swamiji is an ocean of compassion, ever vigilant to protect his devotees and never fails to provide the kavacham to repel the arrow of sorrows. Disciples should never take advantage of Sri Swamiji's ever-loving nature and keep repeating the mistakes. Sri Swamiji is Sahamaanaya – that means tolerant. He tolerates the mistakes of his devotees; sometimes he may punish them to teach a lesson to make sure they do not keep repeating the mistakes and to grow spiritually. He knows the disciple's past, present, and future. He knows when to be tolerant and when to be strict. A disciple should always seek the blessings of Sri Swamiji to make sure that he would not make mistakes repeatedly.  A disciple cannot hide from Sri Swamiji and sincerely to follow his words. Best way to redress our mistakes is to acknowledge them and beseech his forgiveness. It is appropriate to remember Shri Lakshmi Narasimha Karavalambastotram written by Adi Shankara which describes the perils of samsara, dangers of past karmas, hazards of insatiable desires and requests the Lord to protect him from the deadly crocodiles of day to day life the way the Lord protected Prahalada. Let us request Sri Swamiji to protect us from all the potential dangers that are described briefly here: I have been traveling in the dark forests of day to day life, Where I have been terrified by the lion called desire, And scorched by the heat called competition, and so, I have reached the very dangerous and deep, Bottom of the well of day to day life, And also being troubled by hundreds Of miseries which are like serpents, And am really miserable and have Reached the state of wretchedness and so, I have climbed the tree of worldly life, Which grew from the seed of great sin, Which has hundreds of branches of past karmas, Which has leaves which are parts of my body, Which has flowers which are the result of Venus, And which has fruits called sorrow, But I am falling down from it fast and so, I am drowned in the ocean of day to day life, Please protect this poor one, oh, Lord, Oh treasure of compassion, Just as you took a form to remove the sorrows of Prahlada, so also Please give me the protection of your hands. With full faith and one pointed concentration, let us all request Sri Swamiji to protect us from falling in the bottomless ocean of sorrows and troubles. With this request, Let us welcome Sri Swamiji with a loud round of applause to Hanuman Temple. Please subscribe to Save Temples Telegram channel at https://t.me/savetemples
17 Jul 2019

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01 Jan 2017

GHHF Hinduism Suggested Books to Read

Global Hindu Heritage Foundation (GHHF), Save Temples organization Suggested Reading for Hindus about Books on Hinduism, Books on Hindu Identity, Books on Hindu Temples and history.   "Autobiography of a Yogi" by Paramhansa Yogananda "Crimes Against India and the Need to Protect its Ancient Vedic Traditions" by Stephen Knapp "The Heart of Hinduism: The Eastern Path to Freedom, Empowerment and Illumination" by Stephen Knapp "Hindu Temples - What Happened to Them Vol. I" by Sita Ram Goel, Arun Shourie "Hindu Masjids" by Prafull Goradia "Being Different" by Rajiv Malhotra "Breaking India" by Rajiv Malhotra & Aravindan Neelakandan "Rewriting Indian History" by François Gautier "India's self denial" by François Gautier "Negationism in India: Concealing the Record of Islam" by Koenraad Elst "Decolonizing the Hindu Mind - Ideological Development of Hindu Revivalism" by Koenraad Elst "Invading the Scared" by Krishnan Ramaswamy, Antonio de Nicolas and Aditi Banerjee "American Veda: From Emerson and the Beatles to Yoga and Meditation How Indian Spirituality Changed the West" by Philip Goldberg "How I Became a Hindu: My Discovery of Vedic Dharma" by David Frawley "Universal Hinduism Towards a New Vision of Sanatana Dharma" by David Frawley "Am I A Hindu? The Hinduism Primer" by Ed Viswanathan "Indian Mind Then and Now" by Michael Danino "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Hinduism, 2nd Edition" by Linda Johnsen "An Introduction to Hinduism" by Gavin D. Flood "Hinduism under Siege" by Subramanian Swamy "Rama Sethu" by Subramanian Swamy "Dancing with Siva, Hinduism's Contemporary Catechism"by Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami "Living with Siva, Hinduism's Contemporary Culture" by Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami "Merging with Siva, Hinduism's Contemporary Metaphysics" by Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami "How to Become a Hindu, A Guide for Seekers and Born Hindus" by Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami "What Is Hinduism?" by Himalayan Academy "Vedic Experience" by Raimundo Panikkar "Sanatana Dharma: The Eternal Natural Way" by Sri Dharma Pravartaka Acharya "The Vedic Way of Knowing God" by Sri Dharma Pravartaka Acharya "Radical Universalism: Does Hinduism Teach that All Religions are the Same?" by Sri Dharma Pravartaka Acharya "Books on or" by Sri Swami Vivekananda "Biography of a number of Hindu Saints over the Centuries" "Mahabharata; Ramayana; Vedas; Upanishads and Puranas"   Tags: Hinduism Suggested Books to Read, Popular Hinduism Books, Recommended Reading on Hinduism, Suggest good books to students, teachers and research scholars.   Please subscribe to Save Temples Telegram channel at https://t.me/savetemples  
14 May 2012

Western Media’s voracious Thirst for Depreciating Hindu and Modi Continues

Western media have mostly painted a negative picture of India and cherry picked the topics that discredit the Hindu way of life to please the minorities. These media have been supported by many Muslim countries. They always sided with Pakistan to break India even further. The only major religion that advocated the peaceful coexistence, embraced non-violence as the pillar of peaceful living, practicing democratic ideals for political stability, provided special opportunities to the minorities, allowed the minorities to have a special status in the constitution whereby they do not adhere to the uniform civil law, never condemned the other religions to hell, never called them as kafirs or Satans, and so on.  It appears that the media have been on a mission to wipe out Hinduism and demean the Hindu leaders and denigrate the Hindu customs and traditions.  They seem to abhor the largest democracy on the planet.  With all the basic principles of civility, humanity and freedom so inherent in Hindu philosophy, one wonders why CNN, New York Times, The Washington Post, The Independent, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, BBC and many western journalists haves been particularly revolting against the BJP and repulsive against Narendra Modi, even after he was democratically elected by unprecedented majority. They are engaged in a biased witch-hunt than actual reporting. Swapna Dasgupta writing in the Daily Pioneer stated that, “Since the summer of 2014, the foreign journalists reporting India have increasingly come to live in an ecosystem that is both wary of and hostile to the winds of change blowing over India. The Economist doesn’t seem to have gotten over its disappointment that its endorsement of Rahul Gandhi in the 2014 general election was disregarded and the editorial board of the New York Times seems to be dominated by supporters of the Maoist insurgency and Kashmiri separatism. When Modi visited London in October 2015, the Guardian even carried a long article by a staff columnist arguing that the UK Government should have no truck with him.” British Media                 Nitin Mehta has analyzed the British media by saying that UK media’s Anti India bias is all too evident.  Anti-media did not expect the overwhelming majority that elected Modi as Prime Minister. They did not even expect that his government would even last this long. They are shocked to find that his strength is increasing with UP elections. They do not report any atrocities committed daily in totalitarian Muslim countries and how they reduced the minorities (Hindus) to less than one percent. They do not talk about triple talaaq, sharia law, Muslim women rights in Islamic countries. Their life could be in danger to report on these totalitarian countries. Unable to find their space in Muslim countries, the only country democratic country, India, that allows freedom of speech has become their vicious target to criminalize it, demonize it and dismantle it. They made it a point to write dark stories and blow it to disproportionate level and magnify them multifold to sway the public opinion. Nitin Mehta observed “For the secularists, any expression of India’s heritage, culture and spiritual beliefs is anathema. For these social scientists and economists, most of whom are of Indian origin and live in Britain, India always falls short of their expectations. Democracy? It is caste based; it is corrupt. They did not play any part in nation building.” (The Guardian, September 10, 2017) For more than a decade, his critics have been questioning Mr Modi over his controversial role in the 2002 anti-Muslim riots in the western state of Gujarat. He was accused of having done little to stop the riots in which more than 1,000 people died - an allegation he has always denied. These journalists have no respect for the legal system and keep criticizing Modi even though Supreme Court of India has absolved all the charges against Narendra Modi. The Guardian’s hatred toward Modi is reflected on tits editorial and the article published. In their editorial, it keeps harping on the Gujarati riots. It says that the “role he played in the Gujarat massacres of 2002 remains unresolved.” Some of the titles of the articles published include: “India is a ‘republic of fear’. The UK must keep the pressure on Modi,” “Narendra Modi: the divisive manipulator who charmed the world,” “Modi’s government fails to act on rape,”” If Modi is elected, it will bode ill for India's future,” “Narendra Modi: India's saviour or its worst nightmare?” “Narendra Modi, a man with a massacre on his hands, is not the reasonable choice for India”; “India is being ruled by a Hindu Taliban”; and so on. Mihir Bose’s article on 2 August 2017. After listing some Indian achievements, he had the following to say: “After the victory of Narendra Modi the country seems to be turning its back on the tolerant, secular society that India’s founding fathers wanted. Modi has always ridden two chariots: what one prominent Indian businessman, and an old friend of mine, called Modi’s real business of making India prosperous; and his Hindu business of appeasing his fanatical Hindu followers. Modi has proved a timid reformer, whose tinkering has included an overnight demonetization that led to such chaos that people died. In contrast, his Hindu followers have been given free rein to believe that Ram Rajya, the mythical rule by the revered Hindu god Ram, has finally arrived. This has seen a ban on the slaughter of cows, and a growing intolerance of minorities.”                 Amrit Wilson laments about the horrific rapes committed in the name of Hindu nationalism. He talked about two horrific rape cases in Indi and how India is being rocked by huge protests. (The Guardian, April 18, 2018). Jason Burke scathing attack started even before he was chosen as leader of Bharatiya Janata Party. He says that Modi “is a divisive figure in India. Some see him as an extremist who sided with mobs who attacked Muslims in towns and cities across Gujarat, following a lethal fire supposedly started by Muslims on a train full of Hindu pilgrims in 2002 – a charge he denies.” (The Guardian, October 22, 2012). In another article Jason Burke criticizes him for the 202 riots even though, he was exonerated by the Supreme court.  “Repeatedly accused of allowing, even encouraging, Hindus whipped up by hardline activists to vent their fury, Modi has consistently denied all wrongdoing and has been cleared by a succession of high-powered legal inquiries. It was after a key court decision that the UK decided in 2012 to end a boycott of Modi by senior officials. Only weeks ago, the US followed. Nonetheless, Modi has yet to shake off the controversy.”                 Salman Rushdie, Imran Khan, John McDonnell, Fiona Mactaggart, Pragna Patel, Jayati Ghosh, Suresh Grover and other leftist brains published an opinion letter in The Guardian criticizing the role he played in Gujarat Riots. They say that his political ethics and moral character is incompatible with secular constitution. The they conclude that “Were he to be elected prime minister, it would bode ill for India's future as a country that cherishes the ideals of inclusion and protection for all its peoples and communities.” (April 10, 2014). Similarly, Aditya Chakraborty says that Modi is responsible for some of the worst religious violence even seen in independent India. “Given the enormity of the allegations against Modi, this is frankly pathetic. First, the Gujarat massacres have not safely been consigned to the past”           Anish Kuman in The Guardian (November 12, 2015) says that Narendra Modi is clamping down on tolerance and freedom of expression. The openness to the minorities and regional differences is at serious risk. He says, “a saffron-clad army of Hindu activists who monitor and violently discipline those suspected of eating beef, disobeying caste rules or betraying the “Hindu nation”.”  The writer continues to smear the government with his jaundiced eyes with the statement, A Hindu version of the Taliban is asserting itself, in which Indians are being told: “It’s either this view – or else.”” These journalists are ignoring four important points when they spit out their venom.  First that overwhelming majority of the Indian citizens wanted change and voted BJP into power.  Second, Modi is trying to implement what is written in the constitution about protecting the cow. Third that majority of the people wanted to see changes in the appeasement policies. Fourth, the many foreign funded Christians are using the funds for conversion of Hindus into Christianity by flouting the Constitutions. These journalists have not yet realized the depth of citizens’ passion to see changes in the government policies. They do not acknowledge that that it was not Hindu militant who went on jihad in Mumbai killing several people, nor Hindu militant that bombed Varanasi, or set fire first to the railway compartments in Gujarat in 2002. By comparing Indian democracy to Taliban government of Afghanistan and other countries, the writer is completely shut his eyes to more than 50 countries where the Muslims have declared their countries as Islamic with no concern for the rights of other religions such as Hindus. In many countries, Hinduscannot even carry the Hindus cannot even carry the picture of their Gods. Journalists have become Presstitudes to the cause of Muslims and Christians who know how to woo them and make them as their mouthpieces. Consequently, they live in a moments life ignoring the realities on the ground and the richness of India’s history. Why India is having with these two religions? This is the country that sheltered Parsis, Jews, Buddhists and other religions and guaranteed their right to worship and helped them to maintain their culture. These religions lived in peace and contributed to the richness of Indian culture of tolerance, freedom and non-violence.  After state of Israel was established, they passed a resolution by saying that India is the only country that has not discriminated the Jews out of 126 countries they lived.  Dalai Lamas praise for India’s tolerance and spiritual heritage was unmatched in the human annals. Then, why Muslims and Christians have problems in India. It because of their missionary zeal to convert India into either a Christian country or Islamic country. They have been working relentlessly and tirelessly to break the backbone of India and consign it to past unknown.                 Ever since Modi was elected, BBC has started a vicious campaign against him labeling him as a “mass murderer” and accused him as a man who started persecuting minorities. BBC is in bed with Congress party. When Home Minister Rajnath Singh (August 1, 2015) stated that Congress government has coined the term “Hindu Terror” to undermine the efforts to deal with domestic terror, BBC jumped into the fray to refute the report that charges Muslims are the most likely terrorists in India along with the communists. Pakistan was places in the first tier that list all the countries that represent the worst situation in the world for religious freedom. Additionally, biggest number of asylum requests come from Pakistan to UK, not India. If the Muslims are persecuted why there is no exodus of them to other countries. BBC wanted to support Rahul Gandhi claim expressed to US Ambassador to India that growth of “radicalised Hindu groups” posed a great threat to the country than militant groups like LeT. BBC would not heed the former Prime Minister Tony Blair who warned that “The threat of this radical Islam is not abating. It is growing. It is spreading across the world. It is destabilizing communities and even nations. It is undermining the possibility of peaceful co-existence in an era of globalization.”   BBC held a program on Modi on May 1, 2015 where guest speakers totally slanted and sneered him.  Modi was described as a controversial figure by all the participants with no other person to challenge in the program. The Programs presenter, YaldaYakim, stated that Modi had blood on his hands and he was India’s most divisive politician.  Anish Kapoor quantified him as “India’s dreamed itself a dream with a mass murderer as its main character”. BBC should have contested these statements by demanding the relevant statistics and compare them with other countries. Priti Patel wrote a letter to BBC Director General bring his attention about the anti-Modi program. “Modi’s political opponents have portrayed him as being ‘controversial’, so by using this reference, the BBC, who should be impartial, is giving acceptance to the political position of Modi’s opponents rather than reporting objectively … Claiming someone who is a democratically elected politician is a ‘mass murderer’ is an extremely serious allegation and unless such a claim is substantiated with meaningful evidence, the BBC should not be broadcasting this slur.” Obviously, BBC would not respond with any kind of justification for their one-sided, contemptuous program on Modi.                 Th Economist also joined the anti-Modi chorus denouncing his as a man focusing on the appearance and loosing sheen. Recognizing his popularity in the public and acknowledging the recent victories in different states, it criticized the demonetization as causing great hardship and disruption.  The paper described Modi not as a reformer.  It claims that GST has become unnecessarily complicated and bureaucratic. “If Mr Modi wants to keep winning votes, he must concentrate not just on campaigns; he must also show that he knows how to run the country. Sooner or later, voters will tire of grandstanding.” (November 2 2017). Similarly, The Economist criticized Modi by saying, “Mr Modi, in short, is squandering a golden opportunity. Some apologists claim that he is waiting until he wins a majority in the upper house before taking on bigger reforms. If so, he has given no inkling of what he is planning. In fact, he has not even made clear that economic reform is his priority.” (June 24, 2017)   US Media The New York Times Maligns Narendra Modi and Hindus The New York Times published articles that are mostly critical of Modi, BJP and any other news critical of India. Their bias toward Modi is vicious and groundless. Even before he got elected, NYT accused him of killing so many Muslims in 2002 without ever mentioning the root case of the unrest. They never indicated that the Muslims closed all the doors of the train where Hindu were returning from Pilgrimage and set fire killing all the Hindus. They could not even open the doors of the compartments and were scorched. After he was elected NYT doubled their efforts to charge him as an extreme Hindutva advocate denying the Muslims safely, Al l the studies across the globe revealed that Muslims feel safer, secure, happier and more comfortable in India than Muslims in their own Muslim countries. The newspaper would not dare say about the minority rights of Hindus in many of these Muslims countries. A Hindu cannot carry even the pictures of their own Gods and Goddesses, cannot read their Bhagavad Gita, and cannot do even the pujas to their chosen Gods in many Muslim countries. Any violation by the Hindus would result either in expulsion, imprisonment or death. NYT has nothing to do with human rights violation in these Muslim countries. No other country gives as many privileges, opportunities and freedom to Muslims in India. But NYT times is not concerned about enforcing the Constitution that requires all the states to protect and preserve the cows.                 Would Muslim counties allow pigs to killed and eat?                 Would USA or UK allow slaughter horses in the US or UK?                 Would USA or UK allow killing of pets such as cats or dogs indiscriminately?          Hartosh Singh Bal wrote an Opinion in New York Times (May 30, 2018) listing several incidents such as no confidence, Supreme Court intervention, Modi government, election commissions decisions and Karnataka elections. The writer’s bias is blatantly visible. All the incidents that he described have not violated any aspect of Constitution. The author says, "As India prepares for the national elections next year, Mr. Modi’s ratings are falling" only to create doubts among his supporters. The author has conveniently negligent the opinion poll conducted few days before he wrote his opinion. Mega Times Group reveals that 71.9 percent of Indians say that they would vote for Narendra Modi. He is one of the members of a fringe group that was supported by the elite groups and the Congress Party who were unable wake up to the reality. These journalists are trying to find niche to accept the fact that overwhelming majority of Indians elected Modi as Prime Minister. But they failed. The writer went as far as accusing Modi as subverting the democracy. He stated that “If Mr. Modi was willing to drown dissent and subvert national institutions when his government enjoyed popular support, how far down an undemocratic path might he and his party go to ensure a victory?” Pew Research published on May 2018 the percentage of people who are satisfied with the way democracy is working. India topped the list with 79 percent. The New York Times would not worry about the way people feel and would not reflect the views and trust of Indian people as they are sold to the special interest groups.   The New York Times has a long history of warped, biased and insulting views toward India and Hindu way of life. They will find writers who are offensive and who can aggressively attack Hindus. Wendy Doniger, Joseph Manu, Arundhati Roy, William Broad, Ellen Berry and other leftist writers whose job it is to demonize India as anti-Muslim and Anti-Christian. Even before the elections in 2014, the editorial Board concluded that, “His rise to power is deeply troubling to many Indians, especially the country’s 138 million Muslims and its many other minorities. They worry he would exacerbate sectarian tensions that have subsided somewhat in the last decade …  Mr. Modi cannot hope to lead it (India) effectively if he inspires fear and antipathy among many of its people” (May 2013). Similarly, the prejudiced, hateful and spiteful editorial stated two days after the elections, ... whether he will be the strident Hindu nationalist who might impose a sectarian agenda on a largely secular state…but he can’t achieve those goals if he exacerbates sectarian divisions, for example, by using divisive rhetoric against Muslims.” This kind of editorial is aimed at pleasing the minorities, elites, intellectuals and Congress Party leadership where the journalists cohabit for their livelihood and survival. Why they completely ignore the wishes of one billion people for the sake of 138 million Muslims? With so much terror inflicted all over the world by ISIS, Al Qaeda and other terror groups, why New York Times would not criticize the Muslims. They must be handsomely paid by Muslim countries to be their succors. They are also in bed with their Christian faith which calls for the elimination of Hindus by conversions. Pope Paul was their mentor who wanted to establish cross over India. The New York Times bemoaned and cried out loud in its editorial “India’s Battered Free Press” by saying that, “Press freedom in India suffered a fresh blow on Monday when the country’s main investigative agency raided homes and offices connected to the founders of NDTV, India’s oldest television news station. The raids mark an alarming new level of intimidation of India’s news media under Prime Minister Narendra Modi … Since Mr. Modi took office in 2014, journalists have faced increasing pressures. They risk their careers — or lives — to report news that is critical of the government or delves into matters that powerful politicians and business interests do not want exposed.” (June 7, 2017). In another editorial, NYT talks about alarming rise in the mob attacks and cried out loud that under Modi government “what has actually been unleashed is virulent intolerance that threatens the foundation of the secular nation envisioned by its founders.” (July 17, 2017). It never acknowledges that it is only because of Hindu ideology and principles of tolerance and pluralism, Muslims numbers are increasing day by day, If Hindus are made responsible to threaten the foundation of secularism, why you do not see an exodus of Muslims to other Muslim countries. How many Muslim countries are secular where Hindus can practice their religion and worship their Gods.  NYT never acknowledge the fact that Islam is incompatible with democracy, secularism, pluralism and freedom of speech. NYT’s assessment is a blatant lie and deliberately misleading the readers as well distorting the facts. CBI clearly stated that the raid was not about debt payment but about the collusion between Roys and the unknown official at the bank. It is a criminal conspiracy. CBI says that the raid was financial transgression these investors committed and not interfered with the operation of the programs. NYT conveniently ignored the fact that NDTV had floated 20 wholly-owned subsidiaries in different parts of the world. It would not even acknowledge that CBI raided number of people during demonetization, IAS officers, Bank officials, IT officials, Accountants and so on. This is s not a raid to interfere with free press. New York Time’s vicious, mean, spiteful and rancorous reporting on saree being attributed to the revival of Hindu nationalism and fundamentalism. Even BurkhaDutt, who is an anti-Hindu herself, felt insulted to insult the saree by saying that NYT has become a laughingstock of India. She was appalled at linking Sari to politics and Hindu nationalism.  Sari was the most democratic clothing which cuts across class, caste, religion, region and even counties. The poorest and the richest alike wear sari. Dutt says that any suggestion that the sari is about Hindu identity is rubbish and laments on the accusation of NYT that Indian government is promoting Sari as if it was a crime. She admonishes the editorial board by saying that “To fabricate a conspiracy theory around our beloved sari is not only Orientalist; it’s just plain stupid. And poor journalism to boot.”(Washington Post, November 17, 2017). Why do these Western media paint Hindu leaders and Hinduism in such dark sketches? For these liberal, secular and anti-Hindu journalists to be accepted by their peers they must prostitute themselves with India’s media that is controlled by Muslims, Christians and Communists.  Ideological ghettoization of the foreign correspondents starts developing by mixing with their co-journalists of the similar mentally deranged Indian media particularly in Delhi. The Indian media’s anathema to their own culture, hatred toward Hindu leaders, passion to take up the cause of minority rights at the expense of overwhelming Hindu rights, greed for accumulation of unaccounted income, and deliberate effort to ignore Islamic terrorism, and conscious endeavour to overlook Christian deceptive practices to break up India slowly infiltrate the minds of foreign journalist. To remain in the ghetto and to be accepted by Indian media, the foreign correspondents become the mouthpiece of Indian media. They become traitor like the Indian secular and liberal media who are vowed to burn the Hindu house that has given the unlimited freedom. Consequently, they would not be able to break the ghetto boundaries. They dare not go to the villages and find out how the peasants feel about the present government. A single incident is blown up to new heights to make it appear as a routine and normal course of event. They paint every incident as an incident caused by Hindutva forces and flash them around the globe insinuating Modi and BJP. It must stop.                    It is worth looking at the mindset of western journalist as explained by one of the western scholars, Thomas Jackson who penned an article, “Wrong on Right.”  He went to India with many preconceived notions and earful of biases against India to spend few months with right wing think tank. He realised that the Congress leaders, still bitter that it is out of power, are creating false narrative of their own country in the west. He even heard these liberals equating BJP as an organization supportive of the Nazi Party in 1930’s.  He was even warned to be wary of RSS members who would treat him terribly for a lifestyle that is typical of any Western person of his age. He says that he was relieved to find out that every single preconceived notion was false. In fact, he says, “I am no more out of place in my office than any single one of my colleagues would be in liberal metropolitan London. I now feel rather foolish for having ever entertained any of these ideas.” He was even surprised to find out “how unaware and out of touch Western media and left-wing academics are on the topic of the modern Indian Right. Fake news has been the political buzzword of the last year, but just how fake the news on India is still surprised me.” The western media have become succors of the Indian media in painting a nasty repulsive and revolting picture of India. He summarized his experience with these sobering words. “A picture is being painted of a country where you will be murdered for eating beef, attacked for being out in public in a mixed gender group and where the Government is doing everything it can to encourage such actions. The idea that Indian liberalism and tolerance are dead, if they did in fact ever exist, is firmly planted in the mind of the Western media and academics. My experience suggests that this cannot be further from the truth, and I’ve even heard many people I work with make the claim that Hinduism and the Indian way of life encourage liberalism, pluralism and tolerance. I am inclined to believe this.”(Open the Magazine, June 1, 2018                 Has any western journalist read this article?Is there any consciousness left among western journalists to re-examine their philosophy of hatred and their manufactured fake news? They have sunned their objectivity, eschewed their morals, sold their souls, committed to wipe out rich Indian cultural heritage, and acting like stupid persons. They are acting like fools without regard for accountability, responsibility, reasoning, and logic. They misinterpret all the statistics and ignore the reality. One is reminded of Bhartihari who says that you can never change the mindset of a fool (person who lacks judgement).                 You may boldly take a gem from te jaws ofa crocodile,                 You may swim the ocean with its tossing wreath of waves,                 You may wear an angry serpent like a flower in your hair,                 But you’ll never satisfy a fool who is set in his opinions! Prakasarao V Velagapudi, PhD President, GHHF Please subscribe to Save Temples Telegram channel at https://t.me/savetemples
02 Jul 2018

Welcome to the Global Hindu Heritage Foundation

Welcome to the Global Hindu Heritage Foundation. Our objective is to protect, preserve, promote, and maintain Hindu culture, Hindu temples, mutts, peethams, endowments, Trusts and other institutions globally. To achieve this objective, the Global Hindu Heritage Foundation (GHHF) formed to take the necessary and appropriate non-violent actions against all laws, policies, activities undertaken by any government, individuals and/or any organizations that adversely affect the Hindu religion, Hindu Temples and other Hindu institutions. One of the main goals is to take necessary legal steps to abolish the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowment Acts across India and ensure all the Hindu Temples and other Hindu institutions become independent of state government control. Just as other religions and their facilities are independent of government control, the Hindu religion and its facilities should be independent. GHHF will remain cognizant of the status of Hindu culture and Hindu Temples globally and take necessary action to eliminate discriminatory practices. To this end, our group should do the following: 1. 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) 2. Legally contest the overtaking of any Hindu Temples and institutions; and Hindu Temple lands by the state governments. 3. Legally contest the advocated policies of the state governments allowing the people to occupy/encroach the Hindu Temple lands illegally. 4. Take appropriate legal action to evict all the people or organizations that have already occupied/encroached the Hindu Temple lands illegally. 5. Advocate the utilization of all the revenues generated by the Hindu Temples and Hindu Lands for the preservation and promotion of Hindu Temples and Hindu culture only. 6. Take appropriate legal actions to prevent the donations and other revenues generated at Hindu Temples being distributed to other religions and general fund of the state governments. 7. Legally contest any subsidy or aid to any religious institutions or a group of people based on religion. 8. Legally contest any policy and law that allows reservations to the educational institutions, employment, promotions, etc. solely based on religion. 9.  Since no other religious institutions are included in the Endowment Act except Hindu institutions, legally contest the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowment Act in all state governments as illegal and unconstitutional. 10. Ultimate goal is to legally contest the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowment Acts of all state governments at the Supreme Court to make them illegal and unconstitutional in India itself so that no state government would have control of Hindu Temples and other Hindu institutions. 11. Support the renovations of the existing Hindu Temples and the construction of new Hindu Temples where ever the interest is expressed by the Hindus. 12. Management of Hindu Temples and Hindu institutions should be handed over to the Hindus without government interference similar to the management of Churches and Mosques which are not under the control of Endowment Act of the state Governments. All religious institutions must be free from government control or interference. 13. Bring political pressure on the Governments using different organizations and networking with other organizations having similar goals. 14. Educating the public through prominent people about illegal and unethical acts committed by different governments through the guise of Endowment Act and ensuring the issue becomes visible at the political level. 15. Publicizing the unfair legal policies in print, web, mobile, television and other media channels to ensure this knowledge and discussion becomes common place at the political level. 16. Protect, preserve, promote, and maintain Hindu culture, Hindu temples, mutts, peethams, endowments, Trusts and other institutions globally.   Please subscribe to Save Temples Telegram channel at https://t.me/savetemples  
01 Jan 2000

Pro-Hindu Blogs Websites

Please note that neither GHHF nor SaveTemples.org endorse or support the content of the website URLs listed below. They are listed as a collection of Global or Worldwide Pro-Hindu Blogs / Websites for archiving or listing purposes. Dr. Subramanian Swamy Blog (National President, Janata Party) http://swamy39.blogspot.com   Hinduism Today http://www.hinduismtoday.com   Hindu American Foundation (HAF) http://www.hafsite.org   Vishva Hindu Parishad, America http://www.vhp-america.org   Hindu Devalaya Parirakshana Samithi (HDPS) http://www.hinduaalayam.com   Sanatana Dharma Foundation http://www.sdfglobal.org http://www.sanatanadharmafoundation.com   Infinity Foundation http://www.infinityfoundation.com http://www.rajivmalhotra.com   Hindu Jana Jagruti Samithi http://www.hindujagruti.org   International Sanatana Dharma Society http://www.dharmacentral.com   Forum for Hindu Awakening http://www.forumforhinduawakening.org   Viveka Jyothi Foundation http://www.vivekajyoti.org http://vivekajyoti.blogspot.com   Hindu Samhati Foundation http://www.hindusamhati.org http://hindusamhati.blogspot.com   Back to the Roots Project http://www.backtotherootsproject.org   Hindu Students Council http://hindustudentscouncil.org   Hindu Swayam Sevak Sangh http://www.hssus.org   American Institute for Vedic Studies http://www.vedanet.com   Indian American Intellectuals Forum (IAIF) http://narainkataria.blogspot.com http://intellectualsforum.blogspot.com   Interfaith Strength Foundation http://www.interfaithstrength.com   The World Relief Network http://www.stephen-knapp.com   World Association for Vedic Studies (WAVES) http://www.wavesinternational.net   Caribbean and American Hindu Organization http://www.facebook.com/pages/Caribbean-and-American-Hindu-Organization/123930631033008   Please subscribe to Save Temples Telegram channel at https://t.me/savetemples
01 Jan 2017

THE DOCTRINE OF REINCARNATION: What Hindu Scriptures reveal?

“Birth and death are doors through which you pass from one dream to another. Someone is born on Earth in France as a powerful king, rules for a time, then dies. He may be reborn in India, and travel in a bullock cart into the forest to meditate. He may next find rebirth in America as a successful businessman; and when he dreams death again, reincarnates perhaps in Tibet as a devotee of Buddha and spend his entire life in a lamasery… What is the difference? Each existence is a dream within a dream, is it not?” Pramahamsa Yogananada "It is the secret of the world that all things subsist and do not die, but only retire a little from sight and afterwards return again. Nothing is dead; men feign themselves dead, and endure mock funerals… and there they stand looking out of the window, sound and well, in some strange new disguise." —Ralph Waldo Emerson The doctrine of transmigration / reincarnation as a dominant ideology has exercised significant influence on almost every aspect of Indian thought. In fact the belief in reincarnation is usually associated with the philosophies and religions of India such as Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs and Jains. Although the belief in reincarnation is pervasive in the religious tradition of eastern traditions, it is also found throughout the world. It is also remarkable to find that the belief in birth, death, rebirth and other world is prevalent among majority of the countries. Although majority of the Christians have considered the belief in life after death an anathema for many centuries, the twentieth century is witnessing a remarkable change in attracting all great-religions to the idea of reincarnation.   In Hindu religion, samsara and punarjanma are identified with the concept of reincarnation. Punarjanma is simply defined as rebirth while Samsara is defined as the continuous cycle of birth, death and rebirth.  It is body that goes through the continuous cycle of birth and death while soul or jive remains permanent which is connected to the Paramatma. The belief in samsara is closely connected to the theory of karma which states that every action has a consequence. The previous life experience determines the present which in turn determines the future course of action.    The endless life cycle can be terminated by moksha – the liberation from this cycle by uniting with God. Because of our ego, unfulfilled desires, karma, unfinished sadhana, failure to pay off the three runas (debts), and avidya (ignorance), we get entangled in this samsara.   Swami Vivekananda also talks about “the doctrine of the Atman and the reincarnation of the soul; it maintains that innumerable individual souls, having taken body after body again and again, go round and round in the wheel of birth and death according to their respective Karmas; this is Samsâravâda, or as it is commonly called the doctrine of rebirth.” There are four basic principles involved in the explanation of Hindu doctrine of reincarnation. First, the belief in the permanence of the essential self (Soul, atma). Without this belief of Soul's permanent nature, the discussion of reincarnation is meaningless. Second, the belief in avidya (ignorance) which causes the self assume an individuality of its own resulting in multiple births. Third, the belief in the concept of liberation (Moksha), Moksha implies that one has the potential to realize one's own true self. It is considered the birthright of every Hindu to be liberated from human bondage and be united with the Brahman (God, the Supreme Spirit) provided one is released from the ignorance. Fourth, the law of Karma affects the theory of rebirth. According to this law, every action of the individual leads to an inevitable result, good or bad. The actions in the present life conditions future nature of birth the same way as the actions in the previous life impacted the present life.   Belief in the theory of reincarnation is widespread in many religion of the work at one time or the other. However, contribution of Hinduism to the doctrine of transformation is distinction and more significant. Since the Vedic times, the concept of rebirth has been well established and is abound in the Hindu literature --Upanishads, Puranas, Gita, Itihasas and other books written by prominent sages and scholars. The basic tenets of the belief is transmigration are summarized by Bloomfield as follows: "Every living creature is reborn in some organic shape: every living creation had a previous existence; and every living creature is again and again in the prey of death, until in some life all desire and all activity as the outcome of desire shall have been laid aside.” (1908: 258). W. R. Alger describes the importance of the doctrine of metempsychosis in his monumental work, A Critical History of the Doctrine of a Future Life. "No other doctrine has exerted so extensive, controlling, and permanent an influence upon mankind as that of the metempsychosis, ‑‑ the notion that when the soul leaves the body it is born anew in another body, its rank, character, circumstances and experience in each successive existence depending on its qualities, deeds, and attainments in its preceding lives."     Vedic Period It is believed that the Vedic period was not known to expound the doctrine of the Soul's migration. Richard Garbe observed that "in the ancient Vedic period it had as yet no existence. At the time the Indian people...believed that good men ascended to the heaven to the companionship of the gods... [while] the Souls of the wicked sank down into the abyss of hell." (1921: 436), Albert Schweitzer also stated that "the hymns of the Rig-Veda knew nothing as yet of a cycle of birth." (1957:47). However, S. Radhakrishnan observes that the elements of the doctrine of reincarnation are traced back to the Vedas. "The passage of the Soul from the body, its dwelling in other forms of existence, its return to human form, the determination of future existence by the principle of Karma are all  mentioned.: In fact Upanishads themselves ascribe the elements of soul's migration of the Rigveda. Vamadeva, believed to be the poet of Rigveda IV, recognized himself as Brahman and as a proof he indicated his acquaintance with his former lives as moon and sun. "The Rishi Vamadeva saw and understood it, singing, 'I was Manu (moon), I was the Sun'" (26.1) He further goes on to sing that "while still in the womb, I knew all the generations of these gods. A hundred iron fortresses guard me, but still, like an eagle, swiftly flew away." (Rigveda VI. 27.1) This quotation would be meaningful only if we refer to the eagle as the soul and the iron fortresses as the bodies through which the soul wanders. However, Paul Deussen(1966: 319) states that "The hymns of the Rigveda therefore know nothing yet of a migration of the soul, but teach for the good a continued existence with the gods." Although Vedas did not address the issue of the mechanics of soul's migration, they illustrated a number of instances dealing with the concepts of death and rebirth.   “He, born afresh, is new and new forever." Rigveda X: 85:19) "The ancient goddess [Dawn], born again and again, dressed in the same color." (Rigveda I: 92.10) "I seek neither release nor return." (Rigveda V. 46.1) "The immortal self will be reborn in a new body due to its meritorious deeds." (Rigveda I. 164.48) "With your gentle forms, O known of creatures, carry this man to the world of those who have done good deeds... let his reach his own descendants, dressing himself in a life-span. O known of creatures, let him join with a body." (I. 16. 4-5) These statements illustrate that the Vedic man refused to succumb to death as the final of irreversible phase of life and made numerous efforts to bring the decreased back to life again. One of the hymns describes all the possible places where the spirit of the dead man may have gone and urging to come back again to earth. The places the spirit of the dead man may have gone include: Yama, heaven and hell, four corners of the earth, four directions of space, waves of ocean, shining light rays, the waters and the planets, the sun an dawn, highest mountains, the whole world, the farthest realms, and the past and the future. Since return to earth was considered the greatest blessing, referring to the spirit, hymn states: "may it return to you again, that it may live and dwell here" from all the above mentioned places (Rigveda X 58. 1-12). In a similar manner, another hymn appeals impassionately for the dead man's return, for his prolongation of human life and for rejuvenation of live. “Now may his life be renewed and further extended ...let us do many noble deeds to win glory.... May we surpass our foes by deeds of Valor, as heaven surpasses earth and mountains surpass the plains..." (Rigveda, X: 59)   Although the doctrine of reincarnation in Vedas is not as explicit as in Upanishads, which we shall examine next, we cannot deny its prevalence during the early Aryan and Vedic period. Max  Muller argues that if the references seem rare it is because that "we have no right to suppose that we have even a hundredth part of the religions and popular poetry that existed during the Vedic age." (1899: 41) Upanishads The doctrine of reincarnation deals with the rebirth of the atma (soul) in a series of physical bodies which are basically either human or animal in nature. There are also instances where the soul takes birth in divine, demonic, and vegetative embodiments. This doctrine of reincarnation is more elaborately developed in Upanishads over a period of time. They believed in the continuity of life after death of the physical body and also indicate some definite ideas about the destinies of the soul after it departs the body. The soul passes through different paths, experience the consequences of their activities and are reborn as different persons depending on the code of conduct. "According, those who are of pleasant conduct here-- the prospect is indeed, that they will enter a pleasant womb, either the womb of a Brahman, of the womb of a Kshatriya, or the womb of a Vaisya. But those who are of stinking conduct here - the prospect is, indeed, that they will enter a stinking womb, either the worn of a dog, or the womb of a swine, or the womb of an outcast." (Chandogya Upanishad 5.10.7). Similar discussion was also found where the deeds based on the knowledge determined the nature of birth. "One goes into the womb of a mother becoming incarnated in bodily form; another enters into a plant. Each according to his deeds, according to his knowledge." (Katha Upanishad 5.7). The character, that determines one's position in the future life, is formed not only by action but also by knowledge." Either as a worm, or as a moth, or as a fish, or as a bird, or as a snake, or as a tiger, or as a person, or as some others' in this or that condition, he is born again here according to this deeds, according to his knowledge." Kaushika Upanishad 1.2). Brihadaranyaka Upanishad deals with the subject of death and rebirth. The knowledge gained by performing various deeds in this life along with past experience follow the self after leaving its present body and enters another physical body: "An just as a leach moving on a blade of grass reaches its end, takes hold of another, and draws itself together towards it so does the self, after throwing off his body, is to say, after making it unconscious, take hold of another support and draw itself together towards it." "And just as a goldsmith takes a small quantity of gold and fashions [that of it] another -- a newer and better -- form so does the self, after throwing off his body, that is to say, after making it unconscious, fashion another -- a newer and better -- form suited to the Manes or the gandharvas, or the gods, or viraj, or Hiranyagarbha, or other beings." (IV: IV: 3-4) Based on these statement, it is evident that the new body will engage in somewhat similar activities depending on the previous life’s experiences. The individual self is believed to enter a new body made of five gross elements - ether, fire, wind, water, and earth. What kind of body the soul enters and what kind of individuality it develop depend on desires, words and actions. "As a man acts, so does he become. A man of good deeds becomes good, a man of evil deeds become evil. A man become pure through pure deeds, impure through impure deeds." As a man's desire is, so is his destiny. For as his desire is, so is his will; and his will, so is his deed; and as his deed is, so is his reward, whether good or bad. A man acts in the new life depending on his previous life’s experiences, desires and sadhanas. After death he goes to the next world, enjoys the fruits of his deeds, and then returns to the next life to fulfill the unfulfilled desires. No desires, no rebirth. More desires, more births. "But he in whom desire is stilled suffers no rebirth. After death, having attained to the highest, desiring only the self, he goes to no other world. Realizing Brahman, be becomes Brahman. "When all the desires which once entered into his heart have been driven out by desire knowledge, the mortal, attaining to Brahman become immortal. As the slough of a snake lies cast off on an anthill, so lies the body of a man at death; while he, freed from the body, becomes one with the immortal spirit, Brahman, the light eternal" (Brihadaranyaka Upanishad: IV: 5-7). Karma theory is a very powerful doctrine that holds an important place in the Hindu religion. According to this theory, one's actions, bad or good, in this life one passes into the body of a higher or lower embodiment after the soul departs the body. The numbersamsaras one goes through depends on the kind and qualities of actions. “According unto his deeds the embodied one successively assumes forms in various conditions. Coarse and fine, many in number, The embodied one chooses forms according to his own qualities. [Each] subsequent cause of his union with them is seen to be because of the quality of his acts and of himself."  (Svetasvatara Upanishad 5.11-12) Upanishads provide their own explanation of rebirth. Since Karma (actions) is believed to be an accurate determinant of the state of the mind, it determines the rebirth. They explain the process through which one attains rebirth. A person consists of desire. As is his desire, so is his will; as is his will, so is the deed he does, whatever deed he does, that he attains." (Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 4.4.5)   Bhagavad Gita “As the embodied soul continually passes, in this body, from boyhood to youth to old age, the soul similarly passes into another body at death. The self-realized soul is not bewildered by such a change.“ Bhagavad-gita 2.13  “For the soul there is never birth nor death. Nor, having once been, does he ever cease to be. He is unborn, eternal, ever-existing, undying and primeval. He is not slain when the body is slain.” Bhagavad-gita 2.20 “As a person puts on new garments, giving up old ones, similarly, the soul accepts new material bodies, giving up the old and useless ones.”      Bhagavad-gita 2.22 “It is said that the soul is invisible, inconceivable, immutable, and unchangeable. Knowing this, you should not grieve for the body.”Bhagavad-gita 2.25 After explaining the concept of samsara – the endless cycle of birth, death and rebirth – Lord Krishna explains that nobody can escape from being engaged in some kind of activity which traps one to repeated births. But there is a way to escape the samsara to attain moksha.  Lord Krishna says, "Not by abstaining from work can one achieve freedom from karma, nor by renunciation alone can one attain perfection" (3:4). It is through nishkama karma - detachment from its fruits - one is freed from the bondage, free from the repeated births. According to Krishna: “Be focused on action and not on the fruits of action. Do not become confused in attachment to the fruit of your actions and do not become confused in the desire for inaction.” (2:47). As a result, Krishna advises Arjuna thus: "Always act with detachment to the fruits of actions. The one who is acting without attachment attains God" (3:19)   Karma theory explains the reasons for the repeated births and deaths. It is karma that explains the apparent disparity among people, inequality, injustice and partiality. When we look around we see that some people are born poor while others rich; some ignorant, others intelligent; some paupers, others philosophers; some born with deformities, others with good physical forms; some with health problems, others with excellent health; some starve, others over eat; some uneducated, others highly educated; some suffer continuously, others enjoy life; some born in royal families, other in poor families; some with tranquility, others with bad temper; some born in one country, others in other countries; some die within few minutes after birth, others live be more than hundred years; Some always successful, others always a failure; some honest, some dishonest; some commit crimes, some practice nonviolence; some are vegetarian, some non-vegetarian; some are women, others are men; some tall, others short; some with excellent talents and skills, others with no skills, etc. The list goes on. These disparities are mainly the result of their actions in previous lives and the present conditions.  Men's present dispositions are the results of their past, and their present actions create their future.  What is called fate or destiny is nothing but the accumulation of tendencies created by past actions and thoughts.  The present station of the individual can be altered by new actions and thought process.  A man can shape his own future either for this life or for future lives. If we accept that the present condition is the result of the past deeds, a thoughtful man should engage in actions that are conducive to improve his current status and also willingness to avoid the sinful acts. Veil of ignorance must be lifted to allow more knowledge to flow to reach moksha and avoid the samsara trap. Every action has a consequence. A good deed always brings its good fruits while bad ones bad fruits.  You will find in Mahabharata: “Just as a calf finds out its mother among a thousand cows, so also an action that was performed in a previous birth follows the doer.” Yadrisam kriyate karma tadrisam bhujyate phalam, Yadrisam vapyate, bijam tadrisam prapyate phalam. The Karma theory teaches us that we reap what we sow. The fruit of the tree corresponds to the seed that has been sown. Similarly, rewards or punishments always correspond to the kind of activities. That is the nature of law. A person who engages in evil actions cannot expect happiness, peace and prosperity either in this or in his next life.   Yoga Vasishta also describes the past and future lives. “Many are the times we have been together in the past, and also been separated and so again shall it be in the future. Even as a heap of grain removed from granary to granary ever assumes new order of arrangement and new combination, so is the case with Jiva (human being) in the universe through his arrangement.” In a similar vein, Thirumantiram stated that at the time of death, the soul is simply released from the current body and moves on to another. "Even as the snake sloughs off its skin, even as the bird leaves its shell, even as in its waking state the soul forgets happenings of the dream state, thus does the soul migrate from one body to another..." (Tirumantiram 2132) Adi Shankara, the great Advaita philosopher, believed that the whole world is maya (illusion). It is like dream. Ignorance (avidya) of the real nature of life has trapped one into this cycle of birth, death and rebirth. After repeated births, one would realize that the real happiness (ananda) does not come from this physical body but only through higher forms of spiritual experience.  Thus, Adi Shankara begs Lord Krishna to redeem us from samsara in his composition entitled “Bhaja Govindam:” pun arapi jananam punarapi maranam punarapi jananii jathare shayanam iha samsaare bahudustaare kripayaa apaare paahi muraare ("Born again, death again, birth again to stay in the mother's womb! It is indeed hard to cross this boundless ocean of samsara. Oh Murari! Redeem me through Thy mercy."). The question is how do we redeem ourselves from the cycle of birth, death and rebirth? According to Adi Shankra only the knowledge of the saintly seer can bring that moksh (salvation) which recognizes the close relationship between self and the universe, Atman and Brahman, soul and God, and the merging or absorption of the part in the whole. Only when this absorption is complete, the cycle of birth and rebirth stops. Once they merge into Brahman, they will enjoy the eternal bills: "This is a place of intensely spiritual atmosphere, whose inhabitants live, free from disease, old age, and death, enjoying uninterrupted bliss in the companionship of the Deity." Till then, everything is maya (illusion). Part of this speech was presented at the Hindu Temple of Amarillo, Texas.       Donations                                   As many of you know that SaveTemple Office was opened in June 2012 in Hyderabad.  Office is located in Khairatabad. Four full time employees are working on the update of our website, Aalayavani Web Radio, Aalayavani magazine, conducting various activities to preserve and protect Hindu Temples and Culture. Our budget is approximately 2 lakh rupees per month.  We request your generous donation to conduct activities to promote unity among Hindus and restore the glory of Hinduism.   Please DONATE. 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28 May 2015

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01 Jan 2017

Death Threat to Savetemples from a Christian Pastor; Case Registered in Hyderabad, Telangana.

Dear Friends: Following is the email we received in our website http://www.savetemples.org PLEASE CLOSE YOUR ACCOUNT AND WEBSITE THAT IS SAVETEMPLES.ORG. OTHERWISE WE WILL KILL YOU SOON. OTHERWISE WE HACK AND DELETE YOUR ACCOUNT. WE HAVE WEAPONS. OUR VOLUNTEERS READY FOR BATTLE. KILL YOU IF YOU WONT DELETE.                 On July 25, we have received this message through email from Pastor R. Praveen Kumar.“One book, one God, and one way” is the Christian doctrine. Anybody who disagrees with this doctrine is condemned to hell. Even after 2000 years, since Christians are not able to make inroads into Hindu faith, they resort to violence and terror. They have always succeeded to convert many nations only through violence.                 Christians in India are using every deceptive method to convert Hindus by even adopting all Hindu rituals to woo Hindus. Failing, they are resorting to their age-old tactic – threatening to kill.Pastor R. Praveen Kumaris following what Christians have always followed. Create fear in the hearts of Hindus with threats to kill as suggested in the Bible. How many presidents abhorred Christianity?Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) says, "Millions of innocent men, women and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burnt, tortured, fined, imprisoned: yet we have not advanced one inch towards humanity. What has been the effect of coercion? To make one half of the world fools, and the other half hypocrites. To support error and roguery all over the earth" In the name of  their God, Jesus, though out the history, the Christians  fostered hatred, proclaimed exclusivity, demeaned the lives of other religious people, destroyed the idols, disfigured the images, converted forcefully, demolished Hindu temples, banned Hindu rituals and festivals, prohibited speaking native language, triggered violent encounters, inflicted horror on the children, disallowed wearing Indian dresses, dismembered children in front of their parents, and even proscribed the items such as betle leaves, turmeric, kunkum, flowers, coconuts, areca nuts, etc. This was all done in Goa and other places in India. They want to repeat those atrocities by threatening Hindus and their organizations. What the Christians are doing today with their rampant Christian conversion machinery is reminiscent of Goa inquisition where the cruelties are the vilest. They do what Bible tells them to do as found in I Samuel 15:3, the prophet Samuel gives King Saul this commandment from the Lord: “Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass.”The secular media is blind to the atrocities of proselytization, exclusivity and one god phobia, one wonders about their source of living. Are they abetting the atrocities of Christians?  Are they sold to the Christian money machine?                 Now Christians are getting emboldened with the recent elections in Andhra Pradesh and showing their real colors.  Buttressed by the support of the so-called secularists, liberal media, so-called intellectuals, politicians, so-called Hindus and atheists, Christians and Muslims are targeting Hindus. It is time for Hindus to stand up and fight for their survival.                 Below you will see the threatening email, IP address, Cell phone information, Calvary Church address, and Google location. We have provided additional information to Police authorities in Hyderabad. We will try to keep you updated on the course of actions being taken. Thank you for all your support.
02 Aug 2019

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01 Jan 2017

Swami Paripoornanda Lecture on May 12 in Frisco. Find out Who He is?

Invited to attend his lecture on “In Danger of Losing Hinduism in India? Khadreme Hindu Samaj (In Hindi/English) Date: May 12 at 6:00pm Venue: Billy Thompson Vandeventer Middle School            6975 Independence Pkwy, Frisco, TX   Who is Pujya Sri Paripoornananda Swamiji? Born (1972) and brought up in a traditional family, he took his early schooling in Nellore of Andhra Pradesh, followed by study of Sanskrit and basics of Vedic literature at Gurukulam. Inspired by his mother, he got initiated into Sanyas Ashrama at the world-renowned Guru Pujyasri Swami Dayananda Saraswati’s Ashram, Rishikesh. Under the able guidance of his Guru, Swami Paripoornananda Saraswati imbibed knowledge of Vedanta and Hindu literature, and later chose Telugu soil for restoration of erstwhile glory of the Hindu Dharma. Swamiji established ‘Sree Peetam‘in a serene ambience at Kakinada in the beginning of this millennium.   A temple of Goddess Aiswaryambika and Sudareswara, spacious Gow-saala with all indigenous cows, Veda Paatasala and Nityaannadana facility adorn the pious hub of spiritual and service activities, i.e‘Sree Peetam’. In no time, he endeared lakhs of people of all sections with his scintillating, convincing and thought-provoking discourses in almost all districts Telugu land. His discourses made him as one of the most sought-after Gurus as they are known for inspiring messages with direction to youth on purpose and values of life, guidance to women to make their role more meaningful in family and society, and motivation to senior citizens on leading peaceful and spiritual life. Driven by his innate vision, Swamiji embarked upon a 3G-mission, Gurukulam-Gokulam-Gopuram, making vigorous campaign for the uplift of orphan children, protection of cows and cow-based farming, and restoration of temples in dilapidated conditions respectively. Construction of this mission is at different stages. Swamiji’s activities include …. Installation of Reverse Osmosis water plants in agency areas for supplying protected water to tribals Construction of Hindu temples, in association with Hindu Dharma Parirakshana Trust and SSF (an NGO), in neglected villages/hamlets Promotion of Bhajan Gurus to encourage satsang in villages/hamlets in the form of dancing and singing keertans in groups  Distribution of blankets to tribals suffering from severe winter in agency areas Relentless efforts for protection or reconstruction of temples in dilapidated condition (Bhagyalaxmi temple in Hyderabad, Vakulamata in Tirupati and so on) Establishment of ‘Sandhya Gurukulas’ (free tuitions in evenings) to inculcate samskara to school going children in association with SSF Publication of ‘Sreepeetam’ monthly journal to spread spiritual knowledge Launch of a mass movement on Vijayadasami day (September 30, 2017) in the form of Hindu SarvajanaSanghatanto promotea sense ofoneness among allHindus so that Hindu Dharma could be protected from onslaught of Christianity and Islam. (To fulfill this mission, he launched ‘Rashtreeya Hindu Sena’ with vibrant and patriotic youth.) Felicitation with 'Dharma Rakshak' award by the Golden Temple of Goddess of Laxmidevi, Vellore, TN, on March 07, 2018.   Today, Swamiji is a force to reckon with in protecting Bhaarateeya Dharma and eternal culture of Bhaarat among Telugus, which is also evident from promotion of a news TV channel, Bhaarat Today, in 2015. 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02 May 2018