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[GHHF] Bala Samskar Kendras – Students learned the importance of Guru and chanted slokas on Guru.

Global Hindu Heritage Foundation started with a mission to preserve, protect and promote the richness of Sanatana Dharma. To accomplish this goal, we felt that it is the utmost of the hour to teach about our culture, traditions, mantras, rituals, morals, and our national heroes.

12 Jul 2024

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[GHHF] Bala Samskar Kendras – Students learned the importance of Guru and chanted slokas on Guru.

Global Hindu Heritage Foundation started with a mission to preserve, protect and promote the richness of Sanatana Dharma. To accomplish this goal, we felt that it is the utmost of the hour to teach about our culture, traditions, mantras, rituals, morals, and our national heroes. This week, learned about the importance of a Guru in one’s life and learned to chant two slokas from Guru Stotram. Akhand-Mandalakaram vyaptam yena characharam. Tatpadam darshitam yena tasmai Shri Gurave Namah. Meaning: My Salutations to that Guru who revealed to me that Truth, which is unfragmented, infinite, timeless divinity, and which pervades the entire universe – movable or unmovable.  Agyan timir-andhasya Gyananjan Shalakaya. Chakshur-oonmeelitam yena tasmai Shri Gurave Namah. My Salutations to that reverential teacher, who opened my eyes, by applying the divine collyrium of self-knowledge in my eyes, which had got blinded by the cataract of ignorance. In Sanatana Dharma, we are taught to respect our parents, teachers and the guests. Hindus remember these verses – Matru Devo Bhava, Pitru devo bhava, Acharya Devo Bhava and Atithi Devo Bhava. That means, Mother is God, Father is God, Teacher is Gid and Guest is God.  The concept of Guru is one of the pillars of Sanatana Dharma that preserved and protected the very essence of human existence. The Sanskrit root "Gu" means darkness or ignorance, "Ru" denotes the remove or dispel. Therefore, one who removes our ignorance is considered a Guru. A Sadguru is the one who teaches the TRUTH to dispel darkness. Truth hurts. Truth may be harsh and painful.  Tulasidas observes in Ramayana:  “Sadguru infuses the power in the disciple to distinguish between the eternal and the perishable. He makes such arrangements that the disciple is able to feel the insignificance of the sensual experiences. As when properly instigated, a piece of coal turns radiant and hot, the human soul in the disciple can also unite with the absolute when the Sadguru destroys the indomitable self.” The Guru is the embodiment of the Trinity. Like Brahma he inculcates knowledge in us, like Vishnu he protects us, like Shiva he destroys ignorance and also explains good and evil and teaches us how to acquire humane values and virtues. That is why we remember the greatness of the Guru by saying “Guru Brahma Guru Vishnu Guru Devo Maheshwarah Guru Sakshat Parabrahma Tasmaishri Guruve Namah” every day. There is an ancient saying – “Guru bina gathi nahi” which means, there is no progress in life without a Guru. In the ancient times, a person without a Guru was called ‘anaatha’, which also means an orphan. Having a spiritual master is synonymous to having a definite progress in life. Life gets filled with zeal and enthusiasm and becomes more fulfilling. An unshakable attitude with an undying smile is a definite side effect of having a spiritual master. Gurudev often says that once a person has come to a spiritual master, knowledge flourishes, sorrow diminishes, joy wells up without any reason, abundance dawns and all talents manifest. This has been the experience of many who are on the spiritual path with a master. With all these definite things that can help achieve success in life, can happen easily by having a spiritual master in one’s life, who would not wish to have one? Donations are appreciated; By Zelle: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com PayPal: savetemples.org By Check: You can also send a check payable to GHHF,14726 Harmony Lane, Frisco, TX 75035. It is tax-deductible. By Rupees: call 601-918-7111; +91 83096 43979 {{album_1149}}
12 Jul 2024

[GHHF] Bala Samskar Kendras – Students learned about Lifes Lessons – Good and Bad, Happiness and Sorrow come together to improve our lives.  

In a small village an old grandmother lived with her grandson in a small hut. One day while she was cooking, her grandson approached her. "Grandma! Lately, I am not feeling well at all, headache, stomachache, fever are all bothering me. Even in school, I am getting low marks, teachers are scolding me, friends are not talking to me properly," he said. The grandmother must somehow explain the truth of life to her grandson, "Look, my dear boy! Can you eat this uncooked, uncooked rice?" she asked. "Shh. Can't eat at all," said the grandson. "And can you survive on just water?" The grandmother asked and the grandson replied "No". "Can you fill up your stomach by eating just one pepper in the curry? Grandma asked again. "Umm! "Not because of me," said the grandson. "More salt" asked grandmother, "No, grandmother. But why are you doing all this?" asked the grandson. "Babu! If rice and water are mixed, it becomes rice. If salt, pepper and vegetables are mixed, it becomes curry! Similarly, pain, happiness, anger, peace... If everything is combined like this, it becomes life. This is the truth of life. To whom, what, and when to give to God. know everything We should try to improve our living conditions. The reward should be left to God. Whatever He gives, one should bow down and welcome it. You will have good days and bad days too," said grandmother, explaining the truth of life to her grandson. Donations are appreciated; By Zelle: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com PayPal: savetemples.org By Check: You can also send a check payable to GHHF,14726 Harmony Lane, Frisco, TX 75035. It is tax-deductible. By Rupees: call 601-918-7111; +91 83096 43979  {{album_1148}}
11 Jul 2024

[GHHF] About 25 Christians and Muslims retuned to Sanatana Dharma from 5 Christian families and 2 from Allipeera Muslim community in Anantapur District.

A Gharwapsi program was organized under the auspices of Global Hindu Heritage Foundation in Narayana Puram village of Kalyanadurgam mandal of Anantapur district today.  Gharwapsi program:  A total of 7 families near Narayanapuram Gramamshiwalam. 5 families from Christianity, 2 families from Allipeera (Muslim). In our Sanatana dharma, puja and homa program was organized and invited into Hindu dharma. For those who became our Hindus, in the Gharwapsi program, Tilak was applied first to everyone on their foreheads, then our priest recited Sankalpam to everyone and their gotranams were recited.  Then Ganapati Puja, and Navagraha Pujas were performed followed by Abhishekam with milk  Mrityunjaya Homa, Ganapati Homa, Navagraha Homa, Dosha Nivarana Homa were performed.  Everyone was tied with bracelets for protection, and everyone was given a photo of Lord Rama, a copper cup, earthen lamps, a saree, a jacket, and a towel. Then a flag with a picture of Lord Rama to worship at home. All people who converted to Hinduism were blessed by requesting them to do puja every day and visit the temple in the village at least once a week.  Finally, NY Reddy and Naga Ramakrishna came to speak as chief guests to tell us good things and explained our culture and tradition well and said that our Sanatana Dharma is very great so that everyone can understand that our Sanatana Dharma is very great. We are happy to express our thanks. Everyone was greeted with the name of Rama, Jai Sri Ram, Jai Jai Sri Ram.  About 80 to 100 people participated in the program and organized prasadam and food donation program for all  The program was successful. Donations are appreciated; By Zelle: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com PayPal: savetemples.org By Check: You can also send a check payable to GHHF,14726 Harmony Lane, Frisco, TX 75035. It is tax-deductible. By Rupees: call 601-918-7111; +91 83096 43979 {{album_1147}}
10 Jul 2024

[GHHF] Update on our activities at the ground level – June 21-30, 2024.

Global Hindu Heritage Foundation was started in 2006 with a mission to preserve, protect and promote Sanatana Dharma and free Hindu Temples from the government control. We are organizing a few activities at the ground level such as Bala Samskar Kendras, Grama Devata renovation, sponsor a priest, making Hindus, Hindus: annadanam, water and Buttermilk distribution, helping Flood victims and a host of other activities. Visit our website for more information: www.Savetemples.org. 1. GHHF Preserving Cultural Heritage: Animal Welfare Amidst Growing Challenges (6/21) In India, GHHF has long been at the forefront of animal welfare initiatives, tirelessly working to alleviate the suffering of animals and towards their other motives. The group also engages in cow protection efforts, preventing the transportation or consumption of beef. Recently, their efforts have taken a poignant turn as they care for a sick cow that ingested plastic waste.   https://www.savetemples.org/post/ghhf-preserving-cultural-heritage-animal-welfare-amidst-growing-challenges/1995   2. Sri P V R Narasimha Rao Arrives in Dallas to conduct one full Day of activities. (6/22) Global Hindu Heritage Foundation is very happy to receive Sri P V R Narasimha Rao to conduct various events highlighting the importance of Homa, how to perform simplified homa and the relevance of Astrology and prediction. He was born and brought up in India and currently living in USA with a wife and two children. https://www.savetemples.org/post/ghhf-sri-p-v-r-narasimha-rao-arrives-in-dallas-to-conduct-one-full-day-of activities/1996         3. Shri P V R Narasimha Rao Program was a great success organized in Dallas Texas; Imparted the importance of Homa and demonstrated the conduct of Homa. GHHF has invited Shri P.V.R Narasimha Rao to talk about the importance of Homa rituals, historical significance, and practical demonstration of conducting Homa. He is a world-famous Vedic astrologer, a Fire Yogi and a Sanskrit Scholar. He has a B.Tech. degree from IIT, Madras and a master’s degree from Rice University, Houston, USA and works near Boston as a senior engineering manager at a top semiconductor firm. Making rituals, especially fire rituals, easily accessible to everyone interested in spiritual progress is his mission. https://www.savetemples.org/post/ghhf-shri-p-v-r-narasimha-rao-program-was-a-great-success-organized-in-dallas-texas-imparted-the-importance-of-homa-and-demonstrated-the-conduct-of-homa/1997     4. Bala Samskar Kendra practiced Yoga to celebrate the International Day of Yoga (6/24) Global Hindu Heritage Foundation has initiated Bala Samskar Kendras to enrich them with the richness of Hinduism. As part of our curriculum, we require all the students to practice Surya Namaskar to enable them to live a peaceful and stress-free life and excel in their personal and professional life.  https://www.savetemples.org/post/ghhf-bala-samskar-kendra-practiced-yoga-to-celebrate-the-international-day-of-yoga/1998           5. Shri P V R Narasimha Rao's informal talk about Spirituality, Sadhana, and Kundalini with practical advice. 96/25) In the evening, about 25 of our friends met at dinner. He talked about meditation, spirituality, balancing of Nadis, kundalini shakti, and the importance of Sadhana.  He said he realized how difficult it is to FOCUS the mind during meditation when you are not feeling well. This is why it is important to do sadhana with good focus when we are well. If we wait till trouble strikes, we will not be able to do much sadhana. Surrendering to the Lord and seeing him as the doer and experiencer through all of us is the ultimate thing in Sadhana. https://www.savetemples.org/post/ghhf-shri-p-v-r-narasimha-raos-informal-talk-about-spirituality-sadhana-and-kundalini-with-practical-advice/1999     6. Flood relief efforts - Provided 67,000 meals; baby food for 134 children, fodder for 65 cows and covered 77 Villages in Assam; Donations requested to serve further. (6/26) Relief material is distributed by GHHF in Palpara in Angoura GP, Tagori in Ichaganj and Malakar patty. A few days ago, GHHF received information that 75 Hindu families were trapped in water all around, since this village is on the Indo-Bangladesh border, no government or non-governmental organization has noticed it so far, after two days ground level work GHHF cadres found the location of the village and reached their village by boat and bike We gave them cattle feed along with food and daily necessities item to these poor Hindus of SC community. https://www.savetemples.org/post/ghhf-assam-flood-relief-efforts-provided-67000-meals-baby-food-for-134-children fodder-for-65-cows-and-covered-77-villages-in-assam-donations-requested-to-serve-further/2000         7.  Initiated “Intinta Shiva Abhishekam” (Shiva Abhishekam in Every House) Program to bring Hindu Families together. Support for this initiative is appreciated. (27) Sri Gopi Krishna Sastry Garu, our mentor in religious matters, suggested organizing “Intinta Shiva Abhishekam” (Shiva Abhishekam in every House) every Monday evening during Pradosh time. As many of you know, our activities are conducted in villages, Dalit communities, tribal areas, and interior places. With this program, we want to go to places very few people have been to before and do pujas and Abhishekam in houses nobody has done before. https://www.savetemples.org/post/ghhf-initiated-intinta-shiva-abhishekam-shiva-abhishekam-in-every-house-program-to-bring-hindu-families-together.-support-for-this-initiative-is-appreciated/2001   8. Update on our activities at the ground level – June 1-10, 2024. (6/28) Our Children are taught about the richness of our culture by teaching about various scriptures and the timeless wisdom found in them. Our students will learn how Hindus conceive the abstract concept of God, their features, physical features, and the divine qualities. We talk about the characteristics of Lord Rama, the attributes and his behavior and the qualities that we can emulate. Many of our Gods are incarnated at different times and we try to explain about different Avataras and the purpose of incarnating at a particular time. https://www.savetemples.org/post/ghhf-update-on-our-activities-at-the-ground-level-june-1-10-2024/2002     9. Preserving Cultural Heritage Animal Welfare Amidst Growing Challenges (2/29) One of GHHF’s main initiatives is its program to provide food and water for animals. This program ensures that both stray and domesticated animals have access to food and water, even in areas where they might struggle to find it. Through partnerships with local communities and organizations, GHHF sets up feeding stations and water points in places where animals are known to be present. These efforts are crucial, especially during extreme weather conditions like droughts and heat waves, when animals struggle to find natural sources of food and water. https://www.savetemples.org/post/ghhf-preserving-cultural-heritage-animal-welfare-amidst-growing-challenges/2003   10. “Shiva Abhishekam in Every House” program was performed in Shiva Temple in Narayanapuran Village, Bhajan Group donated Hundi and organized Nagara sankirtanas (6/30) On June 28, Sri Gopikrishna Sastry organized this Abhishekam Lord Shiva in Shiva temple in Narayanapuram village of Kalyanadurgam mandal.  Initially, this program with a goal to do Shiva Abhishekam on Monday. But the response was so great we have to consider doing it other days of the week. Since many Hindus were showing so much interest, Sri Gopi Chary decided to more frequently depending on the demand of the Hindus.  https://www.savetemples.org/post/ghhf-shiva-abhishekam-in-every-house-program-was-performed-in-shiva-temple-in-narayanapuran-village-bhajan-group-donated-hundi-and-organized-nagara-sankirtanas/2004   Donations are appreciated; By Zelle: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com PayPal: savetemples.org By Check: You can also send a check payable to GHHF,14726 Harmony Lane, Frisco, TX 75035. It is tax-deductible. By Rupees: call 601-918-7111; +91 83096 43979
09 Jul 2024

Chicago Chapter cordially invites you to attend GHHF organized presentation discussions on "Will Hinduism Survive in India".

“Will Hinduism Survive in India" – Registration is Required Global Hindu Heritage Foundation, Chicago Chapter cordially invites you to attend and encourage your friends in Chicago area to attend GHHF organized presentation discussions on "Will Hinduism Survive in India" Date: Sunday July 14th, 2024Time: 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM atVenue: National India Hub; 930 National Parkway, Schaumburg, IL 60173. Snacks and tea will be provided. Please, register your name by clicking the following link:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdXaOkLszAVPI5WwGflwWDSJD9tmqU0AAA0iK7eGsuHfigKMA/viewform?usp=sharing Thanks. Prasad Yalamanchi630-418-1122Chairman, GHHF
08 Jul 2024

[GHHF] Bala Samskar Kendras – Students learned from Proud Bull that you are respected for what you do but not what you are.

Global Hindu Heritage Foundation started with a mission to preserve, protect and promote the richness of Sanatana Dharma. To accomplish this goal, we felt that it is the utmost of the hour to teach about our culture, traditions, mantras, rituals, morals, and our national heroes. This week, our teachers talked about a Proud Bull. In a village there was a tradition of taking the god as a procession every year. Every year in the village they celebrate a festival, perform pujas, clean all the streets for the procession and decorate them beautifully with mugs, arches, flowers. A bullock cart was built for the procession. The cart was washed, painted with turmeric, decorated with flowers and decorated with flowers. And what about the bull that pulled the cart? They used to choose the healthiest and strongest bull in the village. The bull was bathed, bathed, belled and dressed in silk to make the bull's skin shiny. Aha! They make it very nice to see. Like every year, this year too, the village was prepared for the procession. A bull named Rama was chosen. Villagers prepared him well, groomed and then carted him. They put the idol of the god in a cart, offered a harati and started the procession. Throughout that day, wherever Rama went, people bowed down and offered salutations. Crazy Rama was deluded thinking that all this was a favor to him. He used to think that it is because of him, people worship. All day he walked very proud, puffed up, with his horns up and his chest out. Think that he is overwhelmed and overwhelmed! In the evening, the procession again reached the temple. In anticipation, with playing loud music, the villagers took down the idol of their god from the cart and carried it inside. What else is there when the idol gets off the cart? Everyone forgot Rama. Everybody was busy with their own work. They took off the silk cloths on Rama and again took Rama in Edla Paka (Cow Shed) and left him there. No one was doing prayers and offering Arthi. Then Rama understood. People don't respect us, but respect what we do. Then he understood that people will respect us if we do good things. That means, you are respected for what you do, but not what you are.  Donations are appreciated; By Zelle: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com PayPal: savetemples.org By Check: You can also send a check payable to GHHF,14726 Harmony Lane, Frisco, TX 75035. It is tax-deductible. By Rupees: call 601-918-7111; +91 83096 43979  {{album_1146}}
07 Jul 2024

[GHHF] Organizing Bhajans in the villages and Bala Samskar Kendras to grow spiritually, identify with the Divine and imbibe positive vibration.

Rabindranath Tagore wrote:  "For us Hindus, music always has a transcendent meaning, even when its intentions are by no means mystical or religious, but epic and amorous. Above all, music tries to touch the great hidden reasons for happiness in this world." Global Hindu Heritage Foundation is extremely happy to inform the consistent and persistent attempts to organize several programs - Ghar Waapasi, Bala Samskar Kendras, Grama Devatas, Sponsor a priest, Intinta Shiva Abhishekam and others.  Organized Bhajans Sri Gopi Chary and his associates have been organizing Bhajan sessions in villages and even in Bala Samskar Kendra students in Anantapur District. It was decided that we organize these Bhajans in the village to reinforce the faith among villagers. A bhajan is a Hindu devotional song, often of ancient origin. Bhajans are often simple songs in lyrical language expressing emotions of love for the Divine, whether for a single God and Goddess, or any number of divinities. Many bhajans feature several names and aspects of the chosen deity, especially in the case of Hindu Sahasra Namas, which list a divinity's 1008 names. Great importance is attributed to the singing of bhajans with Bhakti, i.e. loving devotion. "Rasanam Lakshanam Bhajanam" means the act by which we feel more closer to our inner self or God, is a bhajan. Acts which are done for the God is called bhajan.     Hindu scriptures states that in Kaliyuga, people have disturbed mind, experience restlessness, and lack peace of mind. They live in an environment where their mind gets agitated. By chanting the names of Bhagawan, one gets peace of mind as they concentrate on the image of Goddess. Devotional singing, known as bhajans or kirtan, can help to quiet the mind so that the heart can open to the divine, allowing us to taste the blissful reality that is our true nature. Everyone is encouraged to sing and express their inner joy. Devotion is the most important aspect of kirtan. To gain concentration in this age of materialism, bhajan is easier than meditation. By loud singing, other distracting sounds will be overcome, and concentration will be achieved. Bhajan, concentration, and meditation, this is the progression. Bhajan is important for the devotee because it is intimate and free in expression. Bhajan preserves India’s rich legacy of devotion, wisdom, and mysticism from saints like Meerabai, Tulsidas, Kabir, Surdas, Thyagaraja, Purandaradasa, Tukaram, Namdev, and many, many others. Paramahamsa Yogananda says “Sankirtans or musical gatherings are an effective form of yoga or spiritual discipline, necessitating intense concentration, absorption in the seed thought and sound. Because man himself is an expression of the Creative Word, sound exercises on him a potent and immediate effect.”  As per much research, it has been found that listening to bhajans and chants, increases the activity in the cells which releases Feel good hormone “Dopamine.” It is also referred by various studies that listening to bhajans activates our brain which makes us more analytical and Attentive, hence most people prefer to listen in the morning. Doctors at Cleveland University reported that the rhythmic tones involved in chanting release a cascade of naturally healing chemicals. Imagine feeling good naturally without a pill. They called it the NLE, or Neurolinguistic Effect. Yogis call it a type of samadhi – a profound sense of peacefulness. Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji says Bhajan singing (singing of God's name) is one of the main methods that Sri Ganapati Sachchidananda Swamiji propagates as a part of the Yoga System. According to Sri Swamiji, "The chanting and singing of God's name is the sheet anchor in all critical situations and crisis. In this Kali Yuga, Divya Naama Sankeertana (singing of God's name) is the easiest and the most effective means to invoke the mercy of the Lord." As He often says, "Just as Bhojana (food) is for the body, Bhajans are for the Soul". Pujya Sri Swamiji has composed thousands of devotional bhajans in different languages. Devotees of Sri Swamiji gather in Satsang groups all over the world to sing Sri Swamiji's soul-stirring Bhajans. Many devotees experience that this is one of the best ways to feel divine presence in their hearts. Donations are appreciated; By Zelle: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com PayPal: savetemples.org By Check: You can also send a check payable to GHHF,14726 Harmony Lane, Frisco, TX 75035. It is tax-deductible. By Rupees: call 601-918-7111; +91 83096 43979. {{album_1145}}
06 Jul 2024

[GHHF] Cow Puja was performed as part of “Intinta Shiva Abhishekam,” in a Dalit’s house in Andepalli Village where about 75 people participated.

Global Hindu Heritage Foundation is constantly working at the ground level in remote villages, hilly areas, tribal areas and in Dalit communities to make them participate in various rituals known for creating peace of mind and granting the wishes fulfilled. As many of us are aware that many of the activities done in groups and Temples are done for Loka Kalyanam (universal welfare). Over the years, secular concepts have swept through many Hindus whereby they have neglected spiritual and religious obligations. It is the intent of GHHF to revive these pujas, Homas and Abhishekams to revitalize the villages and give opportunity for people to participate in these rituals irrespective of the case and creed.  GHHF would like to thank Nagabhushanam, who lives in a Dalit Wada of Andepalli village of Kambaduru Village of Kalyandurg District of Andhra Pradesh. He requested GHHF to organize Intinta Shiva Kalyanam inviting more than 75 people from the community. This kind of event brings all community people together to participate thereby creating more unity and harmony among these people. Why Gau Puja is Important?  Cows are a manifestation of the Mother Goddess Gau Mata. Hindus believe the cow to be a sacred animal, providing life-sustaining milk. This milk is considered the divine prasadam or holy offering, and on select festivals, she is decorated and worshiped. As per the legend, during Samudra Mantana, “Many gems, animal and gods emerged from ocean churning which took place between Gods and Demons. Kamadhenu, the divine also emerged during ocean churning which has the capacity to fulfil every desire. Once Kamadhenu reached the ashram of sage Vasishta. King Dilipan was childless. Hence, sage Vasishta advised him to worship Kamadhenu to obtain a child. The king started worshipping Kamadhenu and he was blessed with a child. Kamadhenu also helped sage Vashista in building up an army to fight a battle against Vishwamitra who wanted to take away Kamadhenu.” Gau puja represents the worship of Goddess Kamadhenu, the Gomata. She fulfills all your wishes. Performing Gou Pooja can remove all negativity and bestow you with wealth, happiness, and prosperity in life. Cows help to remove poverty, by giving health, wealth and comfort. The worshipping cow may remove the deadliest sins. Worshipping cows helps to repay debts and to overcome enemies. Nearly 36 deities have taken abode in the body of a cow and hence it is a sin to harm it. The base of cow horns is an abode of Lord Brahma and Lord Vishnu. Lord Shiva resides in the forehead and Goddess Uma resides in the middle of the forehead. The nose is an abode of Lord Ganesh, and the nose tip is the abode of Murugan. Lord Yama resides in the heart; holy river Yamuna resides in cow dung while Goddess Lakshmi resides at the hind part of the cow. The sages, rishis reside in the hair of the cow and other gods reside at the base of the tail. 33 crore deities reside in cows It is believed that the cow originated during the churning of the ocean and 33 crore deities reside in the cow. By worshiping them, God becomes pleased and bestows blessings. Due to which whatever problem occurs gets eliminated and if someone is sick or unwell then health improves. By the grace of Mother Cow, one gets financial benefits and wealth increases. According to the scriptures, 33 crore gods and goddesses reside in the cow. It is believed that if a cow is worshiped and served as per the rituals on the day of Gopashtami, then one receives the blessings of the Gods and Goddesses. By worshiping the cow, Shri Krishna becomes happy and showers blessings on his devotees. Worshiping cow on Gopashtami brings happiness, prosperity and peace in the house. On the day of Gopashtami, along with worshiping Mother Cow and Girdhar, one should also read the story. This results in virtue. According to Bhavishya Purana, cow is the form of Lakshmi. Sun and Moon reside in the eyes of the cow, Rudra in the mouth, Vishnu in the neck, all the gods and goddesses in the middle of the body and Brahma resides in the back part. Therefore, all the gods and goddesses including Goddess Lakshmi are pleased by the worship of the cow and its calf. Donations are appreciated; By Zelle: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com PayPal: savetemples.org By Check: You can also send a check payable to GHHF,14726 Harmony Lane, Frisco, TX 75035. It is tax-deductible. By Rupees: call 601-918-7111; +91 83096 43979 {{album_1144}}
05 Jul 2024

[GHHF] Bala Samskar Kendras – Students learned about the consequences of bad friendship – the story of Sparrow and Crows.

Global Hindu Heritage Foundation started with a mission to preserve, protect and promote the richness of Sanatana Dharma. To accomplish this goal, we felt that it is the utmost of the hour to teach about our culture, traditions, mantras, rituals, morals, and our national heroes. This week, our teachers talked about Sparrow and Crow story. Once upon a time there was an innocent sparrow in a village. One day, a group of crows met that madman who had no impurities in his mind. Picchuka – sparrow (small singing bird) became friends with those crows. Everyone said to the sparrow – don't make friends with those crows, they are not good. But he didn't listen to those words. One day a group of crows were going somewhere and asked the bird to come along with them. The innocent bird blindly trusted the crows and went with them without asking where or why. The crows went to a field and proceeded to destroy all the plants there. The bird was hopping around helplessly, not knowing what to do. Meanwhile the farmers of that field came running and started beating the crows with a big stick. This was the habit of a group of crows, and they flew away. Sparrow was found by the farmers. “It’s not my fault, I'm innocent, I haven't done anything, leave me alone!” The sparrow pleaded. But the farmers who lost their crops are angry. He didn't believe Sparrow’s words, looked at him with disgust and gave two more blows. People judge our character by looking at our friends. That's why even if we are good, if our friends are bad, they think we are bad too. Donations are appreciated; By Zelle: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com PayPal: savetemples.org By Check: You can also send a check payable to GHHF,14726 Harmony Lane, Frisco, TX 75035. It is tax-deductible. By Rupees: call 601-918-7111; +91 83096 43979 {{album_1143}}
04 Jul 2024

[GHHF] Bala Samskar Kendras – Students learned about Rajendra Lahiri, his struggles to free India from British, revolutionary efforts and his hanging to death.

Global Hindu Heritage Foundation started with a mission to preserve, protect and promote the richness of Sanatana Dharma. To accomplish this goal, we felt that it is the utmost of the hour to teach about our culture, traditions, mantras, rituals, and our national heroes. This week we talked about Rajendra Lahiri. Rajendra Lahiri was born on 29th June 1901 in Pabna district (now part of Bangladesh). His full name was Rajendranath Lahiri, at the time of his birth his father Ksiti Mohan Lahiri was in jail for his involvement in the freedom struggle. From his childhood, Lahiri learned to fight for the country's independence from his home. At the age of nine, he went to his uncle's house in Kashi region for his education, and since then all his education has been done in Kashi. During those days, Rajendra Lahari came in contact with the famous freedom revolutionary Sachindranath Sanyal, and from then on he used to attend the secret meetings of the Hindustan Republican Association. As the revolutionaries thought to exploit the money from the British to provide weapons to fight against the British in India's freedom struggle, a plan was made for it. Rajendra Lahari was also a member of that gang of revolutionaries led by Chandrasekhara Azad. The revolutionaries looted the money on the solid information that the looted money from Indians was being transported by train. The incident became popularly known as the Kakori train robbery. Rajendra Lahari went from there to Dakshineshwar in Calcutta city as the British were actively searching for the revolutionaries involved in that incident. While undergoing training in bomb making there, due to the carelessness of another revolutionary, the bomb exploded. The police were alerted by the massive explosion and arrested Rajendra along with 9 others. Later, Rajendra Lahiri, an accomplice in the Kakori robbery, was hanged. Death December 17, 1927 – The day he was to be hanged, Rajendra Nath Lahiri was doing his usual morning exercises. When the jailer asked why he was doing that even on the last day, Lahiri replied. Jailer Saab, I am a Hindu, I believe in reincarnation. I want to be born with a physically strong body in my next birth so that I can complete my unfinished tasks. Today is the most wonderful day of my life, how can I ignore my routine. I am not dying, but I will be reborn once again in a free India. Some people live for the country but the trait of being ready to die for the country is found only in few heroes like Lahiri. We must always remember that the air of freedom that we breathe today was obtained by the last breath of many heroes. All of us have the responsibility to protect this country from falling into the religious ideology that they sacrificed their lives to save the country from. Donations are appreciated; By Zelle: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com PayPal: savetemples.org By Check: You can also send a check payable to GHHF,14726 Harmony Lane, Frisco, TX 75035. It is tax-deductible. By Rupees: call 601-918-7111; +91 83096 43979 {{album_1142}}
03 Jul 2024