GHHF 1000 Archakas/Priests received Two Weeks Supply of Dry Food Items; Served Annadanam to 3000 poor people; Ghar Waapasi Resumed from June 21st.

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“Annadhanam - is the most pious and meritorious of all charity. Because, it is only by Annadhanam that one can be fully satisfied. It is only when one is given food, however much that person may take; there is a limit beyond which he just cannot take. The person says 'Thrupthosmi' (meaning ‘enough I am satisfied’). When food which is offered exceeds the limits, the person begs 'Please do not serve any more'. It is only when full satisfaction is expressed like this; the giver also reaps the full reward of charity”. Sai Baba

Dry Food Items Distributed to 1000 Archakas

As per Vedas, “Annadanam Samam Danam Trilokeshu Na Vidhathe” meaning Annadanam is supreme and it cannot be compared to any other charity. Our tradition pronounces that one who does annadanam attains Punya Loka (heaven). In fact, the whole creation depends on food. Taittireya Upanishad says “Annam vai Pranaha”, that means All life force comes from food. In Bhagavad Gita, Sri Krishna declares, “Annad bhavanti bhutani.” That means all beings evolved from food. Our scriptures talk about “Daridra Narayana” - God dwells in the poor person.

Because of Covid pandemic, many Archakas did not have enough resources to feed their families. Global Hindu Heritage Foundation has decided to honor about 600 Archaka (Priest) families in Vijayawada, Guntur, Anantapur, Visakhapatnam, Rajahmundry, East Godavari District and in Hyderabad. Because of the fear of spreading Coronavirus, many Hindu Temples are closed. Now, many Archakas/Pujaris / Hindu Temple’s 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. Pujaris in small villages are facing real hardships to maintain the family. 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.

Items to be included in the Packet would be: Rice, Idli Ravva, Wheat flour, Wheat Ravva, Onions, Chili Powder, Turmeric, Pickle packet, Cooking Oil, Tamarind, Soaps, Sugar, Kandi Pappu, Ghud, Mustard seeds, and others. Following Centers distributed the Dry Food Items:

               Anantapur                         250 Priests

               Visakhapatnam                250

               Hyderabad                         250       

               Tirupati                               150

Bhadrachalam                   25

Anakapalli                          25

Guntur (We did not do as our Pracharak contracted Corona Virus; We are very happy to report that he is doing OK now; He will resume his work very soon)

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    TOTAL                             950       

Many organizations and Community leaders have been distributing the Priests in big cities. There are many priests in the nearby villages who are not receiving these items. Their need is more acute.

Annadanam was distributed to 3000 Poor People

Global Hindu Heritage Foundation (GHHF) has also distributed meals for more than three thousand (3,000) poor people in four locations -Tirupati, Chittoor, Guntur, and Visakhapatnam. Because of the lockdown in the State, many people are not able to work. They do not have enough resources to support their families to feed. GHHF decided to help the poor and provide meals for about 150 people every day in the Guntur area. We have provided meals for three weeks.

Kudos to DONORS

Recognizing the need of distributing the food items to the needy Priest and annadanam to the very poor people,  many of our friends have generously donated for this cause. It is only because of their trust and generous contribution, GHHF  was able to undertake this task. Our Salutations to all our friends for their selfless service. 

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Ghar Waapasi Resumed

GHHF is resuming out major activity – Ghar Waapasi since June 21st, Lock down hours have been reduced. Now people are allowed to resume their activities from 6:00am to 6:00pm. Hence GHHF resumed Ghar Waapasi activity.

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 8 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: On 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 Ghar Wapsi 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 to rupees, please either call or send an email. We will call you back to give you the required information

For more information, call Prakasarao Velagapudi at 601-918-7111; Email: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com

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