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[GHHF] Ghar Waapasi in Kalyandurgam Mandalam in Anantapur District – Meeting each Family individually

Missionary activity always holds an implicit psychological violence however discretely it is conducted. It is aimed at turning the minds and hearts of people away from their native religion to one that is generally unsympathetic and hostile to it ... Missionary activity and conversion, therefore, is not about freedom of religion

22 Jun 2021

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[GHHF] Ghar Waapasi in Kalyandurgam Mandalam in Anantapur District – Meeting each Family individually

David Frawley Missionary activity always holds an implicit psychological violence however discretely it is conducted. It is aimed at turning the minds and hearts of people away from their native religion to one that is generally unsympathetic and hostile to it ... Missionary activity and conversion, therefore, is not about freedom of religion Global Hindu Heritage Foundation is extremely happy to resume the Ghar Waapasi in Anantapur District. Knowing the Lockdown, we have taken all precautions. First of all, we noticed a slowdown of the spread of Covid in the district. Second, we decided that we are not going to assemble all the Christians who showed interest in returning, at one location to prevent the spread of Covid. Third, we have made sure our Pracharaks will follow all the guidelines – wearing masks and also maintaining distance.   Fourth, Sri Gopi Chary Garu and his associates went to each house and distributed the flyers and talked about the richness of Hinduism and why they should return to their original religion.             Under the guidance of Sri Gopi Chary, three Pracharaks have been going to villages with a mission to highlight the richness of Sanatana Dharma. They are going to the Christian families and giving information about the differences between Christianity and Hinduism. They are sharing the 4-page document about the rights of Hindus and how to encounter Christian aggression. Visited Kaparlapalli Village             Sri Gopi Chary and his three associates went to Kaparlapalli Village in  Kalyanagurgam Mandalam and talked about the richness of our culture dating back to ten thousand years or more and how much it was developed and how so many intellectuals and famous people applauded the depth of our culture. They visited Christian families one at a time, standing in an open area in front of the houses, explaining the reasons for reconversion. They were inspired by Sri Gopi Chary’s assessment and convinced to get converted. He also explained how Christian pastors and nuns trap Hindus when they are either in distress or in financial hardships. In fact, these people had their own experiences of being exploited by them.                        As many scholars stated that the only classical culture that was not uprooted by other religions is Hindu culture – traditions, norms, ethics, talents, festivals and practices developed over so many centuries.  He says it was a miracle that Hindu culture survived even after so many centuries of Christian and Muslim onslaught.          WE NEED YOUR HELP We appreciate it if you can help in hiring more people who can go to these villages to do Ghar Waapasi. We have employed 12 people so far. More people we hire, more villages can be covered to welcome them back and also create Chaitanya (Awareness) among the students and villagers. 1) Donate any amount to help the Dharma Pracharaks to work at the ground level. 2) Sponsor one Pracharak: In order to expand our base and hire one Pracharak, it would cost approximately $3000.00 per year. We have five anonymous donors who sponsored Assistants. DONATIONS PayPal Method: To donate visit our website: savetemples.org. Click on the Donate button, then press the Purpose category, and select the General Donation category. By Check: Or you can send a check payable to: GHHF, 14726 Harmony Lane, Frisco TX 75035. It is tax-deductible. RUPEES, if you would like to contribute in rupees, please either call or send an email. We will call you back to give you the required information For more information, call Prakasarao V Velagapudi 601-918-7111; Email: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com. {{album_253}}
22 Jun 2021

Yoga Embodies Unity and Harmony for the Humanity Celebrating the 7th International Day of Yoga

Prakasarao V Velagapudi, PhD President, Global Hindu Heritage Foundation. On this International Day of Yoga, I will try to address yoga, its relevance to the youth, its benefits, its role in bringing unity and harmony among individuals as well as in the universe, and the importance of ashtanga yoga – that is, the eight limbs of Patanjali Yoga. The theme of International Day of Yoga has been decided by the United Nations as “Yoga for well-being” recognizing  its importance due to the Coronavirus pandemic. India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his address to the UN General Assembly in September 2014, had asked world leaders to adopt an international Yoga Day, saying “Yoga embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and wellbeing. Yoga is not just about exercise; it is a way to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world, and the nature. For millennia, our ancient Rishis have recognized the importance of controlling or subduing the mind in order to live a peaceful, harmonious, and unified life. Because the mind is the most difficult to restrain, control or silence. Paramahansa Yogananda recognized the difficulty and compared the controlling mind with impossible incidents as follows: “You may control a mad elephant; You may shut the mouth of the bear and the tiger; Ride the lion and play with the cobra; By alchemy you may learn your livelihood; You may wander through the universe incognito; Make vassals of the gods; be ever youthful; You may walk in water and live in fire; But control of the mind is better and more difficult.” If the mind is that difficult to control, what can be done to quell, still or silence the mind. Patanjali Yoga Sutras written sometime between 500 BCE and 400 BCE. It contains four chapters containing 195 Sutras (aphorisms). The whole book hinges on the second sutra “yogah citta-vṛtti-nirodhaḥ.”(“Yoga is the cessation of the fluctuations of the mind”). Yoga means of “joining the individual soul to the universal soul” or removing the barriers between the two souls to become one. Yoga establishes harmony between mind, body, and spirit. It is joining the inner and outer nature. A person who does not possess physical, mental, spiritual, and social well-being is a danger for himself and society as well. “Yoga is that single universal principle which balances the entire universe. All elements, visible and invisible, as well as all stars, moons and sun systems, are entirely sustained by the balancing principle of Yoga.” Swami Maheshwarananda Yoga and Meditation have many positive effects on physical and mental health, reduce stress and anxiety, improve educational achievements, mental growth, school performance and many such advantages. According to Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji, “The word Yoga is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘yuj’. It means to unite or to join together. It means aligning the body with mind, and mind with the Atman (Self within), thus leading a comfortable and blissful life.”  Swamiji says Yoga embodies the unity of body, mind, and spirit; within and without, thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; and harmony between man and nature. Yoga also means synchronization of one’s thoughts, words, and actions to create a sense of wholeness. In Cambridge University Swami Vivekananda explained concisely the nature of Raja Yoga: “Yoga is the science by which we may stop Chitta from assuming or becoming transformed into several faculties. As the reflection of the moon on the sea is broken or blurred by the waves, so is the reflection of the Atman, the true Self, broken by the mental waves. Only when the sea is stilled to mirror like calmness, can the reflection of the moon be seen, and only when the “mind-stuff,” the Chitta, is controlled to absolute calmness, is the Self to be recognized.” Edwin Bryant states that, to Patanjali, "Yoga essentially consists of meditative practices culminating in attaining a state of consciousness free from all modes of active or discursive thought, and of eventually attaining a state where consciousness is unaware of any object external to itself, that is, is only aware of its own nature as consciousness unmixed with any other object." A study conducted by Yoga Journal and Yoga Alliance reveals that the number of yoga practitioners has increased to more than 36 million, up from 20.4 million in 2012. Also, thirty-four percent of Americans or 80 million people say they are likely to try yoga for the first time in the next 12 months. “What's fascinating is the data shows that those who practice and teach yoga have measurably better perceptions of their individual strength, balance, dexterity, and mental clarity versus non-practitioners," said Yoga Alliance Executive Director and COO, Barbara Dobberthien. Mayo Clinic asks a question, “is yoga right for you?” It says, “It is if you want to fight stress, get fit and stay healthy”. Numerous studies have well documented the wealth of information on the health and spiritual benefits of yoga. Yoga credited with the reduction of stress and anxiety while at the same time it enhanced the mood and overall well-being. It helped reduce risk factors for chronic diseases, such as heart diseases and high blood pressure, alleviated chronic conditions such as depression, pain and insomnia. It is attributed to improved balance, flexibility in mind and body, range of emotions and strength. Benefits also include muscle strength and tone, improved respiration, energy and vitality, weight reduction, improved athletic performance and increased blood flow. The study conducted by Davidson at the University of Wisconsin revealed that consistent yoga practice led to a significant increase in the serotonin levels and a decrease in the levels of monoamine oxidase (an enzyme that breaks down neurotransmitters) and cortisol. He also reported that the left prefrontal cortex showed heightened activity in meditators, a finding that has been correlated with greater levels of happiness and better immune function. More dramatic left-sided activation was found in dedicated, long-term practitioners. The NIH's Center for Complementary and Integrative Health says that yoga – like any exercise – "might improve quality of life; reduce stress; lower heart rate and blood pressure; help relieve anxiety, depression, and insomnia; and improve overall physical fitness, strength, and flexibility." The center also says "a carefully adapted set of yoga poses" may ease lower back pain. School Yoga Jessica Mei Gershen, a certified yoga instructor who teaches yoga to children at Brooklyn Yoga Project and founder of Yoga for All Needs, recommends making yoga playful and fun for kids, whether in the classroom or at home. In her yoga classes, Gershen weaves in fun games and stories with positive themes like compassion, gratitude, and strength. “Yoga is really effective because it’s so tangible. Learning physical postures builds confidence and strength as well as the mind-body connection,” Gershen says. She also has found that the effects of yoga go beyond physical fitness and also allow kids to build confidence and awareness beyond the classroom. “Through yoga, kids start to realize that they are strong and then are able to take that strength, confidence, acceptance, and compassion out into the world,” notes Gershen. Yoga will help the youth to improve fitness and physical health, reduce stress and anxiety, improve optimism, improve focus, and school performance, improve self-esteem and body image, encourage creativity, improved attention span, improved memory, overall academic improvement, and develop discipline and self-regulation, “If you practice yoga every day with perseverance, you will be able to face the turmoil of life with steadiness and maturity” Iyengar BKS. Similarly, Sadhguru Vasudev says, “Yoga means to be in perfect tune. Your body, mind and spirit and the existence are in absolute harmony. When you fine-tune yourself to a point where everything functions so beautifully within you, the best of your abilities will naturally flow out of you.” In a recent book on yoga education in India, A. Balkrishna claims that “in a nutshell, yoga is a powerful medium for developing the personality of children and making them capable of facing the present-day challenges and problems” [p. 3]. In her review article, “Effect of Yoga on Mental Health in Children,” one of the world’s most prominent yoga researchers, Shirley Telles, concludes that yoga improves children’s physical and mental well-being . Similarly, the Harvard professor Sat Bir Khalsa  finds that yoga in schools helps students improve resilience, mood, and self-regulation skills pertaining to emotions and stress. Thus, yoga is an important life skill tool for children and young people to cope with stress and self-regulation from a life-long perspective. Research has concluded that Yoga's impact on physical and mental health has been established in ancient Indian literature as well as contemporary yoga literature. It appears that yoga would help you to develop self-esteem, self-disciple, self -development and self-reflection. “Yoga means balance, harmony and unity. Universal balance, Harmony of body, mind and soul and Unity of the individual consciousness with the cosmic consciousness. The ancient science of Yoga readily equips humans to reinstate world peace, environmental sustainability, as well as harmony between individuals, communities, religions, and nations. In modern times, Yoga has unfortunately come to mean only physical exercise or posture, however that is only one aspect of this ancient science, the others are neglected.”  Swami Mahesharananda Yoga for the Special Child, developed by Sonia Sumar, is designed to enhance the natural development of children with disabilities. The gentle and therapeutic style of yoga can be used for both babies and children with disabilities. Yoga for the Special Child incorporates yoga poses to increase flexibility and strength with breathing and relaxation techniques to increase focus and reduce hyperactivity. A healthy body and mind are important for the development of all children. At all grade levels, from preschool through high school, students have shown improved academic and behavioral performance when yoga has been introduced in the school. The Association for School Yoga and Mindfulness continues to advocate for the inclusion of students with disabilities in school yoga programs, emphasizing, once again, that physical activity (yoga, in this case) is for everybody. Yama and Niyama Yama gives momentum to the development of a disciplined society. Yama is basically concerned with the social behavior of an individual. It underlines the social code of conduct for an individual, whereas Niyama underlines the personal code of conduct for an individual. Today persons violating personal and social code of conduct are involved in various self-centered behaviors. They are basically concerned with their own selfish ends and have nothing to do with personal and social values. They are not able to think beyond their selfish ends. The result is what we are witnessing everywhere in society as social diseases and social evils like corruption, crime, cheating, violence, terrorism, rape, sexual harassment etc. our media are over flooded with such news and views. The application of Yama and Niyama can play a major role in eradicating these social evils. As a part of Yoga training for school children, we should emphasize the importance of Yama and Niyamas along with other limbs of Yoga. Yama teaches us to learn to believe and practice non-violence, truthfulness, non-stealing, celibacy, and non-possessiveness. Through Niyamas, they learn about cleanliness and purity of thought, word, and deed; contentment, inner abundance, and happiness; austerity to destroy impurities; Svadhyaya to find out the relationship between you and the divine; and surrender yourself to the Supreme Soul. Super Yoga is being taught in the schools and it is being used to bring discipline and balance. It also improves mental energy, intelligence and creativity, memory, class participation, academic performance, behavior, social skills, and concentration. A 2011 study by Harvard-affiliated researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) substantiated this. Meditation is associated with a thicker cerebral cortex and more gray matter. These are the parts of the brain linked to memory, attention span, decision-making, and learning. Thus, meditation is a means to increase brain power. Samyama Meditation In the Yoga Sutras, samyama does not appear until Book Three, Sutra 3.4, where Patanjali explains samyama as occurring when the last three of yoga’s Eight Limbs are practiced simultaneously. These limbs are dharana (concentration), dhyana (meditation), and samadhi (allowing one’s concept of “self” to be dissolved). The fusion of Dharana, Dhyana and Samadhi is Samyama – the path to Kaivalya. In the Yoga Sutras, samyama does not appear until Book Three, Sutra 3.4, where Patanjali explains samyama as occurring when the last three of yoga’s Eight Limbs are practiced simultaneously. These limbs are dharana (concentration), dhyana (meditation), and samadhi (allowing one’s concept of “self” to be dissolved). According to Sutra 3.5, “by the mastery of samyama comes the light of knowledge, Samadhi literally means "putting together, joining, combining with, union, harmonious whole, trance". Samadhi is oneness with the subject of meditation. In Samadhi, there is no distinction between the actor of meditation, the act of meditation and the subject of meditation. Samadhi is that spiritual state when one's mind is so absorbed in whatever it is contemplating on, that the mind loses the sense of its own identity. The thinker, the thought process, and the thought fuse with the subject of thought. There is only oneness, samadhi. All three (Dhyana, Dharana and Samadhi) practiced on a particular object or subject are called Samyama by Patanjali. Samyama (the progression of dharana, dhyana, samadhi) constitute the final 3 of the ashtau angani (8 limbs), the antaranga or internal limbs, which are increasingly deep and silent states of (usually) still, seated meditation. The 1st 5 limbs, or baharanga, the external limbs, include asana, pranayama and pratyahara in order to prepare the attitude, body, breath, and energy (prana) flow for samyama. One does not and cannot practice the physical sadhana (techniques) like drishti or breath control in asana (which is different from pranayama) concurrently with samyama. They are different tools for different purposes. The baharanga precedes the antaranga. Do not confuse the sequence of the ashtanga. The more advanced we are, the more detached we will be with the results. Inner silence comes from within. If we practice the last three limbs, we will have all other five limbs manifest automatically. Samyama greatly strengthens our presence in the silence of pure bliss consciousness. It stimulates the nervous system to purify and open experience the bliss within. If we cannot stop thinking, contemplating, and feel the physical presence in meditation, we are not ready for Samyama. We should experience inner silence in order to enter the samadhi. Inner silence is also called yoga Nidra, stillness, samadhi, pure bliss consciousness, sat-chit-ananda, void, emptiness and so on. Individual Transformation is essential individual and society are complementary and supplementary to each other. Yoga plays a pivotal role in establishing the purposeful life among youth who can shape the future of the society. Yoga helps us to become physically and mentally healthy. Without healthy individuals, a healthy society is not possible. Without a healthy society, humanity cannot be at peace. The healthy and transformed individual, in turn, will build up healthy society without any discrimination of caste, creed, colors etc. The practice of Yama Niyamas makes them purify and clean. Therefore, the desirable personal and ethical values help to purify themselves and to transform society. The individual is constantly engaged in examining one’s values. One must recognize that the practice of Yama and Niyama values bring integrity, contentment and peace and bliss; while indifference to these values bring confusion, conflicts, miseries, and misfortunes to themselves and the society. Therefore, the application of yoga for social well-being and social transformation is essential. Practice of Yoga principles is even more important to live as a productive citizen of the country. Ajay Bharadwaj stated that, “ When the sun of yoga will shine over the horizon of the world and society today, the social evils, all the immoral and inhuman behavior will disappear, and the dream of a peaceful, prosperous, blissful, and transformed society will be fulfilled. Yoga, indeed, immerses a person into the essence of Satyam-Shivam-Sundaram and Sat-chit-Ananda (Truth-Bliss-and Consciousness) and therefore, the society having such persons is like a heaven on the earth.” Yoga is for the humanity works on one’s body, mind, and soul. Therefore, it is known as the global art. When our body, mind and soul are healthy and harmonious, we will bring health and harmony to the world-not by withdrawing from the world but by being a healthy living organ of the body of humanity. Therefore, yoga is for the whole world and humanity. Human suffering is the same. We all are humans. Everyone needs physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing for a peaceful, prosperous, and blissful life. And yoga in fact, serves this purpose. Irrespective of the nation and religion, problems facing the body and mind are the same. Diseases and sufferings know no caste, religion or nation, and yoga is given to cure those diseases. Maharshi Patanjali describes yoga as Sarva Bhauma, that means Universal. Universal monarch Maharshi Patanjali in Yogasutra 2-31 says: “Jatides kala samyama vachchhinnah sarvbhauma mahavratam” great vow of restraint is universal to all earthly objects unbound by the conditions of time, place, birth lineage or family.” The practice of five restraints (Yamas) --- non-violence, truthfulness, non-stealing, devotion to Divine and study or Divine-study, non-attachment --- should be applied universally regardless of religion, time, or the country. Thus, yoga is a Universal culture, or it has Universal appeal? It was evident when 175 nations in the United Nations voted to declare June 21st as International Day of Yoga. This year is even important to observe due to the pandemic that created havoc among people across the globe creating stress, anxiety, depression, isolation, and helplessness. Thus, yoga is meant for the development of the whole of mankind on the physical, mental, and spiritual levels. Yoga is playing a significant role in rehabilitation of Covid patients and people in quarantine. It is yoga which can give permanent solutions to these global problems. Swami Shivananda says “Today in this age of atomic armament, racial hatred, intolerance and distrust, the moral, ethical and cultural refinement of the individual personality upon a world-wide scale is to be realized first and foremost. For, the prime and fundamental unit of all wider groups like class, race, nation, and human society the world over is the individual man. This is not an impossible proposition, for the divine exists in all beings and it is an integral part of every individual consciousness. The method to draw it out is right and true yoga or spiritual education” . Sri Ram Sharma Acharya observes “The dream of the creation of a divine society for the Universal peace, prosperity and bliss can come true only when each one develops divinity within oneself and become a divine and pious human being by refining his thoughts through yoga and spirituality, otherwise there seems to be no other way of permanent and real peace and bliss in the world” . Maharshi Aurobindo very Beautifully Remarks “The yoga we practice is not for ourselves alone, its aim is to work out the will of the divine in the world, to effect a spiritual transformation and to bring down a divine nature and a divine life into the mental, vital and physical nature and life of humanity. Its object is not personal Mukti or liberation, although Mukti is necessary condition of the yoga, but the liberation and transformation of the whole human being” . Swami Ramdev argues “All persons in the world want peace and happiness. All the nations of the world agree on this point that peace should be established in the world. Is there a path which can lead to social and global peace and harmony? Is there a way to achieve complete happiness, peace, and bliss in life? This is the path of ashtanga yoga propounded by the great sage Patanjali. This is not a creed, belief, or sect; it is a complete method of living life. If the people all over the world are really serious about it that peace must be established in the world, its only solution is- observance of Ashtanga yoga. It is only through eight-limbed (ashtanga) yoga that personal and social harmony, physical health, mental peace and spiritual bliss can be realized” . Dr. H.R. Nagendra says “Yoga is a science of holistic living. It is Universal in its approach and applicable to all human beings irrespective of sex, age, caste, creed, or religion. Anyone who wants to raise himself from the lowest level to the highest level of human achievement can take to yoga”. Yoga teaches us to practice eight limbs so that we will rise above all narrowmindedness, develop the attitude of non-violence, create love toward mankind , relinquish the hatred toward others and look at the whole world as Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam. It would pave the way for a healthy, peaceful, harmonious, and congenial life. Yoga will garner the right attitude and help us to tap the potential to transform the individuals, families, communities, societies, and the whole of humanity. Let us remember on this International Day of Yoga, how yoga can play a pivotal role in uniting, unifying, and coalescing the humanity by breaking all the barriers created to live in peace and harmony.   Global Hindu Heritage Foundation organised yoga session on 21st morning in Tirupati by K. Reddappa abd K. Subbanna. {{album_252}}
21 Jun 2021

GHHF Dry Food Items distributed to 15 Priests in Ramachandrapuram Mandalam near Tirupati.

Ghar Waapasi will Resume soon Global Hindu Heritage Foundation has distributed TWO weeks supply of Dry food items to Archakas living in Ramachandrapuram Mandalam near Tirupati. K. Reddappa and K Subbanna coordinated the event by selecting the priests, who need these items. They invited all the Archakas to assemble in one location to receive the goods. Everybody is informed to follow the Covid guidelines. As we mentioned earlier, many Archakas in VILLAGES are experiencing hardships and struggling to feed their families.                  GHHF has distributed dry food items to 15 priests from Ramachandrapuram Mandalam in Chittoor district. District Coordinator K. Reddappa said because of the spread of Covid 19, many priests do not have enough income to feed their families. GHHF has distributed to more than 200 Archakas around Tirupati.   GHHF is distributing the food items in Anantapur, Tirupati, Guntur, Pendurthi, Bhadrachalam, Hyderabad, West Godavari, and Visakhapatnam areas. As we mentioned earlier that we wanted to distribute dry goods in these areas to about 600 Priests. Now the number increased to 750. We are expecting to distribute about 1000 easily in the next few days.   Each bag/kit will have the following items: Rice, Wheat flour, Cooking Oil, Urad Dal, Moong Dal, Brown Sugar, Tea Powder, Meal Packet, Chilli powder, Soaps, Tamarind, Turmeric, Sugar, Coconut oil, Upma Ravva, Mustard Seeds, and other items. It may vary depending on the requests of the priests in these cities.   Since the Lockdown due to the fear of spreading Coronavirus, all the Hindu Temples are closed. Now, many Pujaris / Hindu Temple priests are having a hard time meeting their basic needs. Many of them do not have any salaries either from the government or the private Temples. Most of them do not have enough savings to pay their rent and electricity. Furthermore, many private temples do not have enough income to pay their salaries. Consequently, many Pujaris do not have enough resources to meet their daily expenses to provide meals for their families. Recently, newspapers wrote about some priests begging on the streets as they could not provide meals for the family. That news pained so many people and some organizations are helping them financially. They are facing a grim and grave predicament.   WE NEED YOUR HELP for GHAR WAAPASI We appreciate it if you can help in hiring more people who can go to these villages to do Ghar Waapasi. We have employed 12 people so far. More people we hire more villages can be covered to welcome them back and also create Chaitanya (Awareness) among the students and villagers   1) Donate any amount to help the Dharma Pracharaks to work at the ground level. 2) Sponsor one Pracharak: In order to expand our base and hire one Pracharak, it would cost approximately $3000.00 per year. We have five anonymous donors who sponsored Assistants.   DONATIONS PayPal Method: To donate visit our website: savetemples.org. Click on the Donate button, then press the Purpose category, and select the General Donation category.   By Check: Or you can send a check payable to: GHHF, 14726 Harmony Lane, Frisco TX 75035. It is tax-deductible.   RUPEES, if you would like to contribute in rupees, please either call or send an email. We will call you back to give you the required information   For more information, call Prakasarao V Velagapudi 601-918-7111; Email: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com. {{album_251}}
20 Jun 2021

GHHF Ghar Waapasi – Visited Four Village and Welcomed 35 Families back to Hinduism in Telangana. Followed Covid Restrictions strictly.

Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) "Millions of innocent men, women and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burnt, tortured, find, 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" Global Hindu Heritage Foundation (GHHF) in association with Nitya Satyam has been organizing Ghar Waapasi in the Telangana area. Lakshmi Nivas and his volunteers went to many villages and talked about the richness of our culture knowing that they became Christians not because of the message of the Bible but because of their financial circumstances, health-related issues, deceptive interpretation of Hindu scriptures and demeaning the multiplicity of Gods and Goddesses. Lakshmi Nivas and his associates assembled 35 Christians from Akupamala, Ganapavaram, Kalakova and Maadhavaram in Mangala Mandal in Suryapeta District; and talked about the tactics they used in converting people and how they induce people to convert to Christianity. Many converts expressed their own experience of being pressured into accepting Christianity and how they created fear in them. About 38 Family members returned to Hinduism. He distributed Masks to many villagers along with those who embraced Hinduism. Thomas Jefferson thought that the Bible is full of rapes, conquests, debauchery, inquisitions, tortures, hatred, vindictiveness, and brutalization of mankind. Taking these words from Thomas Paine, Lakshmi Nivas talked about the difference between Bhagavad Gita and Bible. He stated that Christianity from the beginning forced their sheep to sacrifice their freedom, pride, and self-confidence. They gather and train their followers to be aggressive, deceptive and agitators to disrupt the normality of the country they go and start converting with many false promises.                The Christian missionaries come prepared to even engage in violence and threaten the Hindus to accept Christianity. Christianity practiced in India is an insult to humanity. It is the most violent, ridiculous, and bloody religion ever infected the earth. Even the Christians across the globe admit the missionary wickedness and vicious methods they use to convert the natives into Christianity. They cut your throat and or force the people to accept their customs and opinions. They make the converts insult Hindu Gods by stepping on them or spitting on them. Laxmi Nivas and his Associates went to many houses, talked to them individually, distributed the flyers, and met Hindus who were converted to Christianity. Many of them are receptive to hear what we are trying to say and started reading about what is happening in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. GHHF has prepared a 4-page document talking about the rights of Hindus to face the ruthless Christian missionaries and also showing some of the ex-Christians’ experience of being a Christian. WE NEED YOUR HELP We appreciate it if you can help in hiring more people who can go to these villages to do Ghar Waapasi. We have employed 12 people so far. More people we hire, more villages can be covered to welcome them back and also create Chaitanya (Awareness) among the students and villagers. 1) Donate any amount to help the Dharma Pracharaks to work at the ground level. 2) Dollar a Day: One can select this option by pledging a dollar a day in support of Ghar Waapasi efforts 3) Sponsor one Pracharak: In order to expand our base and hire one Pracharak, it would cost approximately $3000.00 per year. We have five anonymous donors who sponsored Assistants. DONATIONS PayPal Method: To donate visit our website: savetemples.org. Click on the Donate button, then press the Purpose category, and select the General Donation category. By Check: Or you can send a check payable to: GHHF, 14726 Harmony Lane, Frisco TX 75035. It is tax-deductible. By Rupees, please contact us by either phone or email. For more information, call Prakasarao V Velagapudi 601-918-711; 1Email: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com {{album_250}}
19 Jun 2021

[GHHF] In Settur Mandalam in Anantapur District 11 Christians returned to Hindu Dharma – Visiting each family individually

Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) "The clergy converted the simple teachings of Jesus into an engine for enslaving mankind and adulterated by artificial constructions into a contrivance to filch wealth and power themselves...these clergy, in fact, constitute the real Anti-Christ." Global Hindu Heritage Foundation is extremely happy to resume the Ghar Waapasi in Anantapur District. Knowing the Lockdown, we have taken all precautions. First of all, we noticed a slowdown of the spread of Covid in the district. Second, we decided that we are not going to assemble all the Christians who showed interest in returning, at one location to prevent the spread of Covid. Third, we have made sure our Pracharaks will follow all the guidelines – wearing masks and also maintaining distance.   Fourth, Sri Gopi Chary Garu and his associates went to each house and distributed the flyers and talked about the richness of Hinduism and why they should return to their original religion.             Under the guidance of Sri Gopi Chary, three Pracharaks have been going to villages with a mission to highlight the richness of Sanatana Dharma. They are going to the Christian families and giving information about the differences between Christianity and Hinduism. They are sharing the 4-page document about the rights of Hindus and how to encounter Christian aggression. Visited Yatakal Village             Sri Gopi Chary and his three associates went to Yatakal Village in  Settur Mandalam and talked about the richness of our culture dating back to ten thousand years or more and how much it was developed and how so many intellectuals and famous people applauded the depth of our culture. They visited Christian families one at a time, standing in an open area in front of the houses, explaining the reasons for reconversion. Eleven (11) Christians returned to Hindu Dharma. They were inspired by Sri Gopi Chary’s assessment and convinced to get converted. He also explained how Christian pastors and nuns trap Hindus when they are either in distress or in financial hardships. In fact, these people had their own experiences of being exploited by them.                  As many scholars stated that the only classical culture that was not uprooted by other religions is Hindu culture – traditions, norms, ethics, talents, festivals and practices developed over so many centuries.  He says it was a miracle that Hindu culture survived even after so many centuries of Christian and Muslim onslaught.              Swami Vivekananda visited the USA around 1897 and stated that the Christians are throwing so much mud against Hindus in India. Christians in the USA are responsible for that kind of viciousness. Church is only interested in squeezing money from the people and not helping them to grow spiritually, WE NEED YOUR HELP We appreciate it if you can help in hiring more people who can go to these villages to do Ghar Waapasi. We have employed 12 people so far. More people we hire, more villages can be covered to welcome them back and also create Chaitanya (Awareness) among the students and villagers. 1) Donate any amount to help the Dharma Pracharaks to work at the ground level. 2) Sponsor one Pracharak: In order to expand our base and hire one Pracharak, it would cost approximately $3000.00 per year. We have five anonymous donors who sponsored Assistants. DONATIONS PayPal Method: To donate visit our website: savetemples.org. Click on the Donate button, then press the Purpose category, and select the General Donation category. By Check: Or you can send a check payable to: GHHF, 14726 Harmony Lane, Frisco TX 75035. It is tax-deductible. RUPEES, if you would like to contribute in rupees, please either call or send an email. We will call you back to give you the required information For more information, call Prakasarao V Velagapudi 601-918-711; 1Email: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com. {{album_249}}
18 Jun 2021

[GHHF] 15 Archakas /Priests received Dry Food Items in Ramachandrapuram Mandalam near Tirupati.

Ghar Waapasi will Resume soon   Global Hindu Heritage Foundation has distributed TWO weeks supply of Dry food items to Archakas living in Ramachandrapuram Mandalam near Tirupati. K. Reddappa and K Subbanna coordinated the event by selecting the priests, who need these items. They invited 15 Archakas to assemble in one location to receive the goods. Everybody is informed to follow the Covid guidelines. As we mentioned earlier, many Archakas in VILLAGES are experiencing hardships and struggling to feed their families.                We will resume Ghar Waapasi very soon. Waiting to see the Lockdown is lifted.                  GHHF is distributing the food items in Anantapur, Tirupati, Guntur, Pendurthi, Bhadrachalam, Hyderabad, West Godavari, and Visakhapatnam areas. As we mentioned earlier that we wanted to distribute dry goods in these areas to about 600 Priests. Now the number increased to 750. We are expecting to distribute about 1000 easily in the next few days.   Each bag/kit will have the following items: Rice, Wheat flour, Cooking Oil, Urad Dal, Moong Dal, Brown Sugar, Tea Powder, Meal Packet, Chilli powder, Soaps, Tamarind, Turmeric, Sugar, Coconut oil, Upma Ravva, Mustard Seeds, and other items. It may vary depending on the requests of the priests in these cities.   Since the Lockdown due to the fear of spreading Coronavirus, all the Hindu Temples are closed. Now, many Pujaris / Hindu Temple priests are having a hard time meeting their basic needs. Many of them do not have any salaries either from the government or the private Temples. Most of them do not have enough savings to pay their rent and electricity. Furthermore, many private temples do not have enough income to pay their salaries. Consequently, many Pujaris do not have enough resources to meet their daily expenses to provide meals for their families. Recently, newspapers wrote about some priests begging on the streets as they could not provide meals for the family. That news pained so many people and some organizations are helping them financially. They are facing a grim and grave predicament. It is time to help these Priests to meet their basic needs with our generous donation. It is time to acknowledge their invaluable service to Hindu Temples and Hindu Dharma. It is time to protect their dignity and self-respect.   Donations Requested: Support 10 Archaka Families for $250 Support20 Archaka Families for $500 Support 49 Archaka Families for $1000   We would appreciate your donation to continue annadanam to the needy, poor, Archakas/Priests in Villages.   PayPal Method: To donate visit our website. Click on the Donate button, then press the Purpose category and select the “Support a Priest” Category. By Check: Or you can send a check payable to: GHHF, 14726 Harmony Lane, Frisco TX 75035. It is tax-deductible. RUPEES, if you would like to contribute in rupees, please either call or send an email. We will call you back to give you the required information.   Visit our website to pay through PayPal or Credit Card. http://www.Savetemples.org For more information, call Prakasarao Velagapudi at 601-918-7111; Email: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com {{album_248}}
17 Jun 2021

[GHHF] Ghar Waapasi – 11 Returnees Performed Homas, Pujas, and Abhishekam in Anantapur District.

Thomas Paine, “What is it the Bible teaches us? — repine, cruelty, and murder. What is it the Testament teaches us? — to believe that the Almighty committed debauchery with a woman engaged to be married, and the belief of this debauchery is called faith.”  Global Hindu Heritage Foundation is extremely happy to resume the Ghar Waapasi in Anantapur District. Knowing the Lockdown, we have taken all precautions. First of all, we noticed a slowdown in the spread of Covid in the district. Second, we decided that we are not going to assemble all the Christians who showed interest in returning, at one location to prevent the spread of Covid. Third, we have made sure our Pracharaks will follow all the guidelines – wearing masks and also maintaining distance.   Fourth, Sri Gopi Chary Garu and his associates went to each house and distributed the flyers and talked about the richness of Hinduism and why they should return to their original religion.             Under the guidance of Sri Gopi Chary, three Pracharaks have been going to villages with a mission to highlight the richness of Sanatana Dharma. They are going to the Christian families and giving information about the differences between Christianity and Hinduism. They are sharing the 4-page document about the rights of Hindus and how to encounter Christian aggression. Yaatakal Village Returnees participated in Hindu Rituals             Sri Gopi Chary and his three associates went to Yaatakal village in Settur Mandalam in Anantapur District  Village talked about the richness of our culture dating back to ten thousand years or more and how much it was developed and how so many intellectuals and famous people applauded the depth of our culture.             Eleven Christians (11) listening to Gopi Chary and our Associates about the richness of Hindu Dharma volunteered themselves to return to Hinduism. They have agreed to practice Hinduism and expressed interest in participating in Hindu rituals. Gopi Chary performed Namarchan Puja, Abhishekam to their Family God, Sri Mylara Lingeswara Swamy, and Ganapathi Homa. GHHF offered Kankanam, Flag containing Sri Rama’s Picture, Shiva Picture, and other items to these eleven returnees.             On this occasion, Sri Archanananda from Raya Durga was invited as Special Guest, Sri Reddy from SSS organization, and a representative from HVP. Sri Archanananda blessed them with jacket pieces, Kumkum, turmeric, towel, and Hanuman flags. Later they were given theertham and Prasadam. On this occasion, 30 volunteers and 40 villagers attended the function. We also believe that the remaining four Christian families will also return to their original religion. . Also, Savetemples masks were given to all those who attended the event. They visited Christian families one at a time, standing in an open area in front of the houses, explained the reasons for reconversion. They were inspired by Sri Gopi Chary’s assessment and convinced to get converted. He also explained how Christian pastors and nuns trap Hindus when they are either in distress or in financial hardships. In fact, these people had their own experiences of being exploited by them.                        As many scholars stated that the only classical culture that was not uprooted by other religions is Hindu culture – traditions, norms, ethics, talents, festivals, and practices developed over so many centuries.  He says it was a miracle that Hindu culture survived even after so many centuries of Christian and Muslim onslaught.              Swami Vivekananda visited the USA around 1897 and stated that the Christians are throwing so much mud against Hindus in India. Christians in the USA are responsible for that kind of viciousness. The church is only interested in squeezing money from the people and not helping them to grow spiritually, WE NEED YOUR HELP We appreciate it if you can help in hiring more people who can go to these villages to do Ghar Waapasi. We have employed 12 people so far. More people we hire more villages can be covered to welcome them back and also create Chaitanya (Awareness) among the students and villagers. 1) Donate any amount to help the Dharma Pracharaks to work at the ground level. 2) Sponsor one Pracharak: In order to expand our base and hire one Pracharak, it would cost approximately $3000.00 per year. We have five anonymous donors who sponsored Assistants. DONATIONS PayPal Method: To donate visit our website: savetemples.org. Click on the Donate button, then press the Purpose category, and select the General Donation category. By Check: Or you can send a check payable to: GHHF, 14726 Harmony Lane, Frisco TX 75035. It is tax-deductible. RUPEES, if you would like to contribute in rupees, please either call or send an email. We will call you back to give you the required information For more information, call Prakasarao V Velagapudi 601-918-711; 1Email: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com. {{album_247}}
16 Jun 2021

GHHF Ghar Waapasi - Welcomed 38 Families back to Hinduism in Telangana. Followed Covid Restrictions strictly.

Thomas Paine “Whenever we read the obscene stories, the voluptuous debaucheries, the cruel and torturous executions, the unrelenting vindictiveness, with which more than half the Bible is filled, it would be more consistent that we called it the word of a demon than the Word of God. It is a history of wickedness that has served to corrupt and brutalize mankind.” Global Hindu Heritage Foundation (GHHF) in association with Nitya Satyam has been organizing Ghar Waapasi in the Telangana area. Lakshmi Nivas and his volunteers went to many villages and talked about the richness of our culture knowing that they became Christians not because of the message of the Bible but because of their financial circumstances, health-related issues, deceptive interpretation of Hindu scriptures, and demeaning the multiplicity of Gods and Goddesses. Lakshmi Nivas and his associates visited Rangareddy District; and talked about the tactics they used in converting people and how they induce people to convert to Christianity. Many converts expressed their own experience of being pressured into accepting Christianity and how they created fear in them. About 38 Family members returned to Hinduism. He distributed Masks to many villagers along with those who embraced Hinduism. Thomas Paine thought that Bible is full of rapes, conquests, debauchery, inquisitions, tortures, hatred, vindictiveness, and brutalization of mankind. Taking these words from Thomas Paine, Lakshmi Nivas talked about the difference between Bhagavad Gita and Bible. He stated that Christianity from the beginning forced their sheep to sacrifice their freedom, pride, and self-confidence. They gather and train their followers to be aggressive, deceptive, and agitators to disrupt the normality of the country they go to and start converting with many false promises.                The Christian missionaries come prepared to even engage in violence and threaten the Hindus to accept Christianity. Christianity practiced in India is an insult to humanity. It is the most violent, ridiculous, and bloody religion ever infected the earth. Even the Christians across the globe admit the missionary wickedness and vicious methods they use to convert the natives into Christianity. They cut your throat and or force the people to accept their customs and opinions. They make the converts insult Hindu Gods by stepping on them or spitting on them. Laxmi Nivas and his Associates went to many houses talked to them individually, distributed the flyers, and met Hindus who were converted to Christianity. Many of them are receptive to hear what we are trying to say and started reading about what is happening in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. GHHF has prepared a 4-page document talking about the rights of Hindus to face the ruthless Christian missionaries and also showing some of the ex-Christians’ experience of being a Christian. WE NEED YOUR HELP We appreciate it if you can help in hiring more people who can go to these villages to do Ghar Waapasi. We have employed 12 people so far. More people we hire more villages can be covered to welcome them back and also create Chaitanya (Awareness) among the students and villagers. 1) Donate any amount to help the Dharma Pracharaks to work at the ground level. 2) Dollar a Day: One can select this option by pledging a dollar a day in support of Ghar Waapasi efforts 3) Sponsor one Pracharak: In order to expand our base and hire one Pracharak, it would cost approximately $3000.00 per year. We have five anonymous donors who sponsored Assistants. DONATIONS PayPal Method: To donate visit our website: savetemples.org. Click on the Donate button, then press the Purpose category, and select the General Donation category. By Check: Or you can send a check payable to: GHHF, 14726 Harmony Lane, Frisco TX 75035. It is tax-deductible. By Rupees, please contact us by either phone or email. For more information, call Prakasarao V Velagapudi 601-918-711; 1Email: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com {{album_246}}
15 Jun 2021

[GHHF] Ghar Waapasi in Brahmasamudram Mandalam in Anantapur District – Going Door to Door

Swami Vivekananda told the Christians in America about the false propaganda by the Christian missionaries, "If all India stands up and takes all the mud that is at the bottom of the Indian Ocean and throws it up against the Western countries, it will not be doing an infinitesimal part of that which you are doing to us ..." Global Hindu Heritage Foundation is extremely happy to resume the Ghar Waapasi in Anantapur District. Knowing the Lockdown, we have taken all precautions. First of all, we noticed a slowdown in the spread of Covid in the district. Second, we decided that we are not going to assemble all the Christians who showed interest in returning, at one location to prevent the spread of Covid. Third, we have made sure our Pracharaks will follow all the guidelines – wearing masks and also maintaining distance.   Fourth, Sri Gopi Chary Garu and his associates went to each house and distributed the flyers and talked about the richness of Hinduism and why they should return to their original religion.             Under the guidance of Sri Gopi Chary, three Pracharaks have been going to villages with a mission to highlight the richness of Sanatana Dharma. They are going to the Christian families and giving information about the differences between Christianity and Hinduism. They are sharing the 4-page document about the rights of Hindus and how to encounter Christian aggression. Visited Muppulakunta Villages             Sri Gopi Chary and his three associates went to Muppulakunta Village in  Brahmasamudram Mandalam and talked about the richness of our culture dating back to ten thousand years or more and how much it was developed and how so many intellectuals and famous people applauded the depth of our culture. They visited Christian families one at a time, standing in an open area in front of the houses, explained the reasons for reconversion. They were inspired by Sri Gopi Chary’s assessment and convinced to get converted. He also explained how Christian pastors and nuns trap Hindus when they are either in distress or in financial hardships. In fact, these people had their own experiences of being exploited by them.                        As many scholars stated that the only classical culture that was not uprooted by other religions is Hindu culture – traditions, norms, ethics, talents, festivals, and practices developed over so many centuries.  He says it was a miracle that Hindu culture survived even after so many centuries of Christian and Muslim onslaught.              Swami Vivekananda visited the USA around 1897 and stated that the Christians are throwing so much mud against Hindus in India. Christians in the USA are responsible for that kind of viciousness. The church is only interested in squeezing money from the people and not helping them to grow spiritually, WE NEED YOUR HELP We appreciate it if you can help in hiring more people who can go to these villages to do Ghar Waapasi. We have employed 12 people so far. More people we hire more villages can be covered to welcome them back and also create Chaitanya (Awareness) among the students and villagers. 1) Donate any amount to help the Dharma Pracharaks to work at the ground level. 2) Sponsor one Pracharak: In order to expand our base and hire one Pracharak, it would cost approximately $3000.00 per year. We have five anonymous donors who sponsored Assistants. DONATIONS PayPal Method: To donate visit our website: savetemples.org. Click on the Donate button, then press the Purpose category, and select the General Donation category. By Check: Or you can send a check payable to: GHHF, 14726 Harmony Lane, Frisco TX 75035. It is tax-deductible. RUPEES, if you would like to contribute in rupees, please either call or send an email. We will call you back to give you the required information For more information, call Prakasarao V Velagapudi 601-918-7111; Email: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com. {{album_245}}
14 Jun 2021

[GHHF] TWO weeks Supply of Dry Goods distributed to 20 Haridasulu in Anakapalle, Visakhapatnam District.

Your Support will be appreciated. Global Hindu Heritage Foundation has distributed TWO weeks supply of Dry food items to about 20 Haridasulu in Anakapalle, Visakhapatnam District.   Sri Srinivas Pinnamaneni has coordinated the event with Sri Kollu Srinivasa Raju.                  Hariadasas are the people who are defined as servants of Hari – Lord Vishnu. They usually wear bright-colored clothes with a Tambura in their right hand and Akshayapatra atop their head. Usually, they go to each house and beg for rice, money, clothes, and other items. Generally, they wander the streets during Dhanurmasa that would culminate with Sankranti ( the middle of January). As per legend, Lord Vishnu took this Avatara during this month. They go to these villages singing by praising Vishnu – Rama, Krishna, Venkateswara and other Vishnu Avataras. As we mentioned earlier, many Haridasa in VILLAGES are experiencing hardships and struggling to feed their families. GHHF is planning to distribute these items in Anantapur, Tirupati, Guntur, Vijayawada, Bhadrachalam, Hyderabad, West Godavari, and Visakhapatnam areas. As we mentioned earlier that we wanted to distribute dry goods in these areas to about 600 Priests. Now the number increased to 750. We are expecting to distribute about 1000 easily in the next few days. We have included them in this group as they also serve Bhagavan by singing songs in praise. Each bag/kit will have the following items: Rice, Wheat flour, Cooking Oil, Urad Dal, Moong Dal, Brown Sugar, Tea Powder, Meal Packet, Chilli powder, Soaps, Tamarind, Turmeric, Sugar, Coconut oil, Upma Ravva, Mustard Seeds, and other items. It may vary depending on the requests of the priests in these cities. Since the Lockdown due to the fear of spreading Coronavirus, all the Hindu Temples are closed. Now, many Pujaris / Hindu Temples priests are having a hard time meeting their basic needs. Many of them do not have any salaries either from the government or the private Temples. Most of them do not have enough savings to pay their rent and electricity. Furthermore, many private temples do not have enough income to pay their salaries. Consequently, many Pujaris do not have enough resources to meet their daily expenses to provide meals for their families. Recently, newspapers wrote about some priests begging on the streets as they could not provide meals for the family. That news pained so many people and some organizations are helping them financially. They are facing a grim and grave predicament. It is time to help these Priests to meet their basic needs with our generous donation. It is time to acknowledge their invaluable service to Hindu Temples and Hindu Dharma. It is time to protect their dignity and self-respect. DONATIONS REQUESTED For 10 priests, donation is $250 For 20 priests, donation is $500 For 40 priests, donation is $ 1000 We would appreciate your donation to continue annadanam to the needy, poor, Archakas/Priests in Villages. PayPal Method: To donate visit our website. Click on the Donate button, then press the Purpose category and select “Support a Priest” Category. By Check: Or you can send a check payable to: GHHF, 14726 Harmony Lane, Frisco TX 75035. It is tax-deductible. RUPEES, if you would like to contribute in rupees, please either call or send an email. We will call you back to give you the required information Visit our website to pay through PayPal or Credit Card. http://www.Savetemples.org For more information, call Prakasarao Velagapudi at 601-918-7111; Email: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com {{album_244}}
13 Jun 2021

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

Global Hindu Heritage Foundation has distributed 18 Dry food items to the Priests in three Mandalams near Tirupati area: Chandragiri Mandalam Ramachandra Puram Mandalam Veduru Kuppam Mandalam As we mentioned earlier, many Archakas in VILLAGES are experiencing hardships and struggling to feed their families. GHHF  has completed distributing the Dry Items in the village around Vijayawada and Tirupati. We are planning to distribute to about 25 Priest families on June 27 around GUNTUR area. Because of the fear of Coronavirus, we will pause distributing for a week and find aa appropriate time to distribute them in Chittoor and Visakhapatnam, Each bag/kit will have the following items: Rice, Wheat flour, Cooking Oil, Urad Dal, Moong Dal, Brown Sugar, Tea Powder, Meal Packet, Chilli powder, Soaps, Tamarind, Turmeric, Sugar, Coconut oil, Upma Ravva, Mustard Seeds, and other items. Our Savetemples Office personnel K. Reddappa and K Subbanna coordinated the event around Tirupati area. They brought the items, and packed them into a big bag and distributed the to the Priests Since the Lockdown due to the fear of spreading Coronavirus, all the Hindu Temples are closed. Now, many Pujaris / Hindu Temple priests are having a hard time meeting their basic needs. Many of them do not have any salaries either from the government or the private Temples. Most of them do not have enough savings to pay their rent and electricity. Furthermore, many private temples do not have enough income to pay their salaries. Consequently, many Pujaris do not have enough resources to meet their daily expenses to provide meals for their families. Recently, newspapers wrote about some priests begging on the streets as they could not provide meals for the family. That news pained so many people and some organizations are helping them financially. They are facing a grim and grave predicament.   MEDIA COVERAGE:  Andhra Prabha, Sakshi and Enadu papers covered the distribution of the items to the priests. Voice of Andhra TV Channel showed the distribution also.   DONATIONS: We would appreciate your donation to continue annadanam to the needy, poor, Archakas/Priests in Villages.   PayPal Method: To donate visit our website. Click on the Donate button, then press the Purpose category, and select Annadanam Category or General Donation category. By Check: Or you can send a check payable to: GHHF, 14726 Harmony Lane, Frisco TX 75035. It is tax-deductible. {{album_61}}
26 Jun 2020

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

On June 21, 2020 Global Hindu Heritage Foundation has distributed 18 Dry food items to the Priests in three Mandalams: Chandragiri Mandalam: Priests from these villages were given the items: 1. Chandragiri 2. Thondavada 3. Gangudupalli 4. Agarala 5. Kotala 6. Itepalli 7. Narasingapuram Ramachandra Puram Mandalam 1. Rayalacheruvu 2. Kuppambaduru 3. NTR colony 4. Nadavaluru 5. Gangireddypalli 6. Kalepalli 7. Nattikuppam Veduru Kuppam Mandalam 1. Pachhikapalam 2.Vedurukuppam 3.Chavatagunta 4.Perumallapalli 5.Allamadugu 6. Pathagunta 7. Komaragunta 8. Agraharam 9. Kammapalli 10. Devalampeta As we mentioned earlier, many Archakas in VILLAGES are experiencing hardships and struggling to feed their families. GHHF is planning to distribute these items in Chittoor, Tirupati, Guntur, Vijayawada, and Visakhapatnam areas. Each bag/kit will have the following items: Rice, Wheat flour, Cooking Oil, Urad Dal, Moong Dal, Brown Sugar, Tea Powder, Meal Packet, Chilli powder, Soaps, Tamarind, Turmeric, Sugar, Coconut oil, Upma Ravva, Mustard Seeds, and other items. Our Savetemples Office personnel K. Reddappa and K Subbanna coordinated the event, bought the items, and packed them into a big bag. Sri Sridharacharyulu, Chairman of Nava Jeevan Seva Samithi helped distribute the food items to the priests. Since the Lockdown due to the fear of spreading Coronavirus, all the Hindu Temples are closed. Now, many Pujaris / Hindu Temple priests are having a hard time meeting their basic needs. Many of them do not have any salaries either from the government or the private Temples. Most of them do not have enough savings to pay their rent and electricity. Furthermore, many private temples do not have enough income to pay their salaries. Consequently, many Pujaris do not have enough resources to meet their daily expenses to provide meals for their families. Recently, newspapers wrote about some priests begging on the streets as they could not provide meals for the family. That news pained so many people and some organizations are helping them financially. They are facing a grim and grave predicament. It is time to help these Priests to meet their basic needs with our generous donation. It is time to acknowledge their invaluable service to Hindu Temples and Hindu Dharma. It is time to protect their dignity and self-respect. DONATIONS: We would appreciate your donation to continue annadanam to the needy, poor, Archakas/Priests in Villages. PayPal Method: To donate visit our website. Click on the Donate button, then press the Purpose category, and select Annadanam Category or General Donation category. By Check: Or you can send a check payable to: GHHF, 14726 Harmony Lane, Frisco TX 75035. It is tax-deductible. For more information, call 601-918-7111 {{album_60}}
22 Jun 2020

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

[GHHF] TWO weeks supply of DRY Items to Archakas / PRIESTS in Krishna District VILLAGES were provided Global Hindu Heritage Foundation in association with Samarasata Foundation in Vijayawada distributed Dry food items to the Priests in Krishna District VILLAGES the weekend of June 13-14. Many of our friends in India brought to our attention that many Archakas in VILLAGES are experiencing hardships and struggling to feed their families. GHHF is planning to distribute these items in Chittoor, Tirupati, Guntur, Vijayawada, and Visakhapatnam areas. Each bag/kit will have the following items: Rice, Wheat flour, Cooking Oil, Urad Dal, Moong Dal, Brown Sugar, Tea Powder, Meal Packet, Chilli powder, Soaps, Tamarind, Turmeric, Sugar, Coconut oil, Upma Ravva, Mustard Seeds, and other items. We acknowledge the assistance of Sri Pakala Trinath and Sri Velagapudi Ramakrishna in Vijayawada in distributing these items to these village Priests. Since the Lockdown due to the fear of spreading Coronavirus, all the Hindu Temples are closed. Now, many Pujaris / Hindu Temple priests are having a hard time meeting their basic needs. Many of them do not have any salaries either from the government or the private Temples. Most of them do not have enough savings to pay their rent and electricity. Furthermore, many private temples do not have enough income to pay their salaries. Consequently, many Pujaris do not have enough resources to meet their daily expenses to provide meals for their families. Recently, newspapers wrote about some priests begging on the streets as they could not provide meals for the family. That news pained so many people and some organizations are helping them financially. They are facing a grim and grave predicament. It is time to help these Priests to meet their basic needs with our generous donation. It is time to acknowledge their invaluable service to Hindu Temples and Hindu Dharma. It is time to protect their dignity and self-respect. DONATIONS: We would appreciate your donation to continue annadanam to the needy, poor, Archakas/Priests in Villages. PayPal Method: To donate visit our website. Click on the Donate button, then press the Purpose category, and select Annadanam Category or General Donation category. By Check: Or you can send a check payable to: GHHF, 14726 Harmony Lane, Frisco TX 75035. It is tax-deductible. www.Savetemples.org For more information, call 601-918-7111 {{album_59}}
19 Jun 2020

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

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

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

GHHF Annadanam to Needy Priests in VILLAGES is being planned. Your Support is appreciated. For the last two months many Archakas did not have enough resources to feed their families. Many organizations and individuals have concentrated in honoring the priests and their families. The Global Hindu Heritage Foundation honored about 140 Priest families in Vijayawada, Bengaluru and Kochin. Since the Lockdown due to the fear of spreading Coronavirus, all the Hindu Temples are closed. Now, many Pujaris / Hindu Temple priests are having a hard time meeting their basic needs. Many of them do not have any salaries either from the government of the private Temples. Most of them do not have enough savings to pay their rent and electricity. Furthermore, many private temples do not have enough income to pay their salaries. Recently, newspapers wrote about some priests begging on the streets as they could not provide meals for the family. That news pained so many people and some organizations are helping them financially. They are facing a grim and grave predicament. Now Global Hindu Heritage Foundation in association with Samarasata Foundation decided to provide two weeks of dry groceries for each family living in villages We will be providing dry items enough for two weeks to the family. This distribution will take place mainly in Krishna District in Andhra Pradesh. DONATIONS: We would appreciate your donation to help the needy Priests with Cash Support 5 Priest families for $100. PayPal Method: To donate visit our website. Click on the Donate button, then press the Purpose category, and select Support a Priest Category or General Donation category. By Check: Or you can send a check payable to: GHHF, 14726 Harmony Lane, Frisco TX 75035. It is tax-deductible. www.Savetemples.org For more information, call 601-918-7111
07 Jun 2020

[GHHF] Annadanam continues in Tirupati

[GHHF] Annadanam continues in Tirupati On 30th, we were honoured to participate in distribution of Annadana to the poor and needy people in Tirupati. Dr. Sundara Murty and Sri Subramany Yadav came to help our mission to feed the hungry. Reddappa, Subbanna, Hari, Ravi and many people volunteered to help serve the meals. The demand for meals started increasing day by day since the end of April. We served about 300 people who lined up by 8:00 am. We are providing the meals in different locations in Tirupati. On May 1st, Global Hindu Heritage Foundation (GHHF) volunteers started distributing Annadana packets to the poor, needy, and infirm individuals. Approximately 500 grams of a food item is packed and distributed. As many of you are aware that TTD was distributing food in Tirupati and nearby needy villages until recently. About a week ago, they discontinued. To fill the vacuum created by TTD, GHHF decides to do annadanam in certain areas and distribute them at their residences. As per guidelines, nobody is supposed to leave the house after 9:00 am. As you can see, they started distributing by 7:30 am and completed the distribution by 9:00 am. As per new guidelines, nobody is supposed to be on the streets after 9:00 am. We also distributed about 1000masks for these people, banana, and water bottles. Please visit http://www.savetemples.org as frequently as possible since we are going to update our activities in all six cities very frequently. All cities are either doing Annadana, feeding animals or serving Kashayam. DONATIONS: We would appreciate your donation to continue annadanam to the needy, poor, and tribals as well as animals. Sponsor ONE day meals for $250. PayPal Method: To donate visit our website. Click on the Donate button, then press the Purpose category and select Annadanam Category or General Donation category. By Check: Or you can send a check payable to: GHHF, 14726 Harmony Lane, Frisco TX 75035. It is tax-deductible. www.Savetemples.org For more information, call 601-918-7111 {{album_55}}
01 Jun 2020

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

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

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

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

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

[GHHF] - Voice of Andhra T V coverage of Annadanam in Tirupati. TV covered the news that GHHF and Savetemple office have beenn distributing Annadanam for the last 15 days in Tirupati. Realising the need for meal distribution, we have started Annadanam. We are serving the meals for about 300 people every day. The demand for meals starts increasing day by day. On 13th we had about 200 people lined up by 8:00 am. We are providing the meals in different locations in Tirupati. On May 1st, Global Hindu Heritage Foundation (GHHF) volunteers started distributing Annadana packets to the poor, needy, and infirm individuals. Approximately 500 grams of a food item is packed and distributed. As many of you are aware that TTD was distributing food in Tirupati and nearby needy villages until recently. About a week ago, they discontinued. To fill the vacuum created by TTD, GHHF decides to do annadanam in certain areas and distribute them at their residences. As per guidelines, nobody is supposed to leave the house after 9:00 am. As you can see, they started distributing by 7:30 am and completed the distribution by 9:00 am. As per new guidelines, nobody is supposed to be on the streets after 9:00 am. We also distributed about 100 masks for these people, banana, and water bottles. Please visit http://www.savetemples.org as frequently as possible since we are going to update our activities in all six cities very frequently. All cities are either doing Annadana, feeding animals or serving Kashayam. Global Hindu Heritage Foundation employees went to the area and bought enough Bananas and other fruits and fed them. Sri K Reddappa and Sri K. Subbanna have fed the cows. They will continue the Annadanam to the needy. DONATIONS: We would appreciate your donation to continue annadanam to the needy, poor, and tribals as well as animals. Sponsor ONE day meals for $250. PayPal Method: To donate visit our website. Click on the Donate button, then press the Purpose category, and select Annadanam Category or General Donation category. By Check: Or you can send a check payable to: GHHF, 14726 Harmony Lane, Frisco TX 75035. It is tax-deductible. www.Savetemples.org For more information, call 601-918-7111 {{album_51}}
17 May 2020

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

[GHHF] Annadanam on the occasion of Hanuman Jayanti in Chittoor On May 16th, Hanuman Jayanti was celebrated with devotion, passion, and dedication at Bhakti Anjaneya Temple located in Devalam Peta. The morning started with Abhishekam, alankaram and puja along with singing devotional songs dedicated to Sri Anjaneya. After the celebration more than 1000 people were served sumptuous meals.                Prayers were offered to Sri Anjaneya to protect people from the deadly Coronavirus and spare them from the potential deaths. Speaking on the occasion, Sri Jayakumar, one of the Board members to do pujas on regular basis to avert from the deadly virus. He also advised the assembled people to work for the welfare of the humanity and establish Hindu Rashtra. He talked about Global Hindu Heritage Foundation’s efforts to preserve and protect our Hindu Temples and also our rich culture.                Sri Jayakumar also reminded people of the importance of charity and to see that we take care of the poor people, animals, and birds. Temple priest Sr Sri Sreenivas, Manager Sri Muniswamy, BJP leaders Sri Govind, Sri Viswanath Reddy, Sri Muniratnam Naidu, Sri Jagannadha Shetty and others participated.                Also, they distributed first and second prizes to those who participated in the competition of Devotional singing. Similarly, they first and second prizes for competing in cricket match. DONATIONS: We would appreciate your donation to continue annadanam to the needy, poor, and tribals as well as animals. Sponsor ONE day meals for $250. PayPal Method: To donate visit our website. Click on the Donate button, then press the Purpose category, and select Annadanam Category or General Donation category. By Check: Or you can send a check payable to: GHHF, 14726 Harmony Lane, Frisco TX 75035. It is tax-deductible. www.Savetemples.org For more information, call 601-918-7111   {{album_52}}
17 May 2020