GHHF Activities and Accomplishments December 18, 2019 - January 15, 2020

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Dear Friends:

                I was in India for about 11 weeks and spent about two weeks attending the 11 days of Atirudra Yagam organized by Sri Ganapathi Sachchidananda Swamiji in Varanasi / Kasi with more than 116 priests who have done Homas for about five hours every day morning  followed by evening discourses and bhajans.

                Then we went to Hyderabad and met Swami Paripoornananda Swamiji. We also met several Shiva Shakti team for two times. Sugguna Karunakar, Kalyan Kumar, Santosh and others. I was ably interviewed by Karunakar which was released on January 10, 2020. As of January 21, more than 54,000 people watched.

                We have met a host of people in Tirupati where we started our office in 2018. We also met four attorneys who are willing to help any writ petitions we want to file to make sure the sanctity of our Temples ismaintained, and Hindu dharma is preserved and protected.

                Are Churches built illegally? As per our knowledge that many churches are built without permit.  We are planning to take appropriate to address these issues.

                Please visit our earlier report on the actions and accomplishments of the earlier report in our website:

https://www.savetemples.org/post/ghhf-activities-participated-andor-organized-from-november-10-thru-december-2019/631

 

December 18

GHHF supports Bhajan Brundas in Tirupati Area; Donates musical instruments

On December 18 evening Save temples office organized Bhajans in Chandragiri by inviting 10 bhajan groups to Mette Gangamma Temple. We spoke briefly about our commitment to preserve and promote our Hindu traditions. By singing bhajans every day in the village will preserve our age old Nagara sankirtan tradition. We talked to them about how to encounter Christians when they come to their village.

Appreciating their effort, we donated one Mridangam, kanjira and ten bhajan bells.

 

December 19

Met BJP leader Sri Bhanu Prakash Reddy

We have a long association with Bhanu since we started GHHF in 2006. We worked together on many issues such as Vakula Mata Temple, Islamic University etc. He invited us to his residence and spent some time talking about our mutual interests. He filed many cases in the high court and did protests on numerous occasions. He even went to High Court to stop the funding of non-religious projects such sewer system, road widening, flyover construction and others. He contested the funding of more than 400 crores of TTD money for the construction of Garuda Varadi.

 

December 20

Meeting with Sri Swaroopananda Saraswathi in Tirupati

On December 20 evening we met with Sri Swaroopananda, Peethadhipati of Visakha Sharada Peetham and discussed about various issues - Christian menace in TTD, Salaries to the pastors and imams, 50 percent reservations to SC, BC and ST communities.

He wanted me to share a letter I drafted to the TTD chairman. In few hours we went and shared the letter containing our concerns. He wanted us to update the information periodically.

We presented two books to His Holiness.

We also briefly with Sri Bala Swamy and mentioned about our concerns.

 

December 20

Met Brahmashri Samavedam Shanmukha Sharma in Tirupati.

On December 20th morning I had the privilege of meeting Sri Shanmukha Sharma in Tirupati where he was doing pravachanam on Bhagavat Puranam focusing on the essence of Bhagavan Krishna.
I had about one hour meeting discussing about various things about the current affairs and how to address them.

 

December 22

Another 10 Bhajan groups received musical instruments from GHHF

We went Ramachandrapuram village and met about 75 people who are engaged in singing bhajans in the in the nearby Hindu Temple.

We spoke about the importance of bhajans and how they can protect Hindu dharma in the villages. We gifted them one Mridangam, kanjira, and ten bells to do bhajans.

We mentioned that Christian nuns will come and target women in the villages; they should be careful.

They asked as to face them when they come to the villages. We told them that they should keep some kumkum, turmeric and prasadam like sugar in their houses.

When Christians come to their houses, simply tell them that it is our custom to invite people by putting kumkum on their forehead, applying turmeric on their face and giving prasadam.

Since their religion would not permit any of these, they will run away from their house and village. We asked them to be prepared with these three items when they come to their village.

 

December23

Met with Sri Anil Kumar Shingal, E O of TTD

Last week, four of us met with E O of TTD and presented eight-page concerns. When we start discussing, he called JEO Basant Kumar to participate in the discussing, as he oversees BIRRD hospital. We talked about non-Hindus in TTD and hospital, demeaning of Hindus by Christians, dress code, RTI, honorariums to Christians and Muslims, 50 reservations for BCs, SCs and STs, Stay order by High Court on 44 Christians, initiation of Sunday schools, and other concerns.

He spent nearly one hour and said he will try to address them as much as possible. We gifted our books "Reviving Hinduism" and " Ambushing Hinduism" to both.

 

December 26

Attended Virat Hindustan Sangam Annual meeting in New Delhi

Dr. Subramanian Swamy organized this meeting inviting all State representatives who reported their activities. Five representatives from USA also attended and reported the problems and promises of PIOs and NRIs.


See Iyer, Guruvayurappan, Aditya Sarasangi, Hasmukh Patel and me talked about our experiences and numerous activities we have been associated with to exemplify the richness of Hindu Dharma.

 

December 27

Sri Samavedam Shanmukha Sharma Garu recognized my efforts to protect Hindu Dharma

We met Sri Samavedam Garu in the green room before he was to give pravachanam at Mahati Auditorium. We discussed about my letter to EO of TTD. Then we proceeded to the stage.

Before he began his pravachanam, he told the audience that he is going introduce one yuvakudini (young man) to all of you. He lives in USA and doing a lot for protecting Hindu Temples and Hindu dharma. He is Velagapudi Prakasarao who is only 81 years and invited me on to the stage and honored me with a shawl and a book.

 

December 29

GHHF/Save temples have organized an event at Padmavathi college in Tirupati.

Dr. Subramanya Swamy and Sri Paripoornananda Saraswathi were invited as Guest Speakers. Dr Swamy reiterated that his legal combat would continue until all Hindu Temples are freed from the clutches of Government control. They should be under the control of Hindu society. He made a controversial statement by saying that there is no evidence of AP trying to Christianize the world renowned Tirupati. “I don’t believe the propaganda of the Chief Minister’s opponents that he is trying to Christianize Tirupati. I have found no evidence of it.”

                This is contrary to all the information we have from different sources. We have submitted a Memorandum on this topic to Sri Anil Kumar Shingal by saying that there are about 15 percent Christians practicing Christianity in violation of the Temple guidelines.

                He also demanded that the TTD should be audited over the last five years by CAG and should be made available to the public.
 

Hindu leader and Sreepeetham Peethadhipathi Swami Paripoornananda Saraswathi also addressed the meeting emphasizing the need for propagation of Hindu tradition and culture and for protection of temple institution and save the temples. He announced that there are about 15 percent Christians deceptively working without revealing their identity.

                He said that he is ready to go on Pada Yatra to highlight the importance of maintain the sacredness of Hindu Temples and submit the concerns to Chief Minister Jaganmohan Reddy.

 

December 31 and January 2

Discussed several issues with Sri Velampalli Srinivas, Endowment Minister of AP

On 31st of December I had the opportunity to meet the Minister in Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji Ashram in Vijayawada. I talked to him on the phone before and corresponded from USA. He recognized me immediately even though we never met before. He invited us to come and meet him personally.

On January 2, we met at his office at his house and discussed several issues related to TTD and other Hindu temples. He said he is very much interested in addressing the issues and he will do his best to investigate them.

 

January 6

Attended Vaikunta Ekadasi Festival at Nizamabad Temple

Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji celebrated Vaikunta Ekadasi program on January 6th. Darshan line started at 6:30am and continued till evening.

Sri Swamiji gave a powerful speech on the nature of human beings as he explained the forest fires in Australia. Later explained the Bala Krishna story in graphic manner and with vivid colors. One can easily be transported the childhood pranks, mischiefs, innocence and naughtiness of Sri Krishna as he was going up with Yashoda.

 

January 8

Attended Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan 30th Anniversary Celebrations

Before I left India to USA, I was invited to attend as a Special Guest. Dr. Satyanarayana Raju Garu has been a backbone of this Bhavan for decades who coordinated the event. Two guests - one from Sanskrit College and another one from Chennai - gave inspirational speech to the graduating students and awarded the prizes to the students. I was given the opportunity to give the honors to the Guest speakers,

Cultural activities were conducted in a very disciplined way and the students from ages 5- 16 were given prizes for their academic achievements.

December 10

Supeuna Karunakar of Shiva Shakti interviewed Prakasarap Vella gapulli

The YouTube link given below is the result of an interviewing Dr. Velagapudi Prakasarao by Sri Sugguna Karunamakar. The interview was done in Telugu language. Hence this brief in English is presented
http://https:/www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAmTgM9Vo&t=975

Karunakar introduced me by saying that he has been living in USA for about 55 years and we will find how fashioned his life in the religious and spiritual life I introduced myself as hailing from a small village called Akarur about 25 kilometers from Vijayawada After high school gradation, I spent two years in Hindu college and two years National College in Machilipatnam to receiveBA degree and received MA degree from Andhra University. After working for two years in New Dehi, went to USA in 1965. received MA from Michigan State University and PhD from Mississippi State University. After working for 36, I retired as Chairmanof the Department of Sociology at Jackson State University MS.
When I went to USA, I had no knowledge about therichness of HinduismI used avoid any discussion about Hinduism when my son was about 7 years he came back from school and wanted to find out when we will go to Church. That was the turning point that lead me to start conducting Sunday School it snowballed to start a Hindu Temple Society of Mississippi as a Co Founder and Chairman from 1985 to 1991.
In 1990, I had the opportunity to meet Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji and later was appointed as Chairman of Datta Yoga Center (DYC) with many centers in USA With his blessings, I coordinate different activities of Sri Swamiji including the construction of one of the largest Temples in USA Karya Sicchi Haruman Temple in Frisco, Texas USA Recently, DYC bought two Churches in Chicago and California to corwert them into Hindu Temples. After my retirement in 2006, I returned to India On August 23, I was reading Enadu newspaper to my surprise and shock that AP government issued GO 21 allowing crures ofrupees for the construction of new churches and renovation of old churches. Consequently, Global Hindu Heritage Foundation (GHHF) was started in 2006 by a gap of highly professional people in USA with the purpose of freeing the Hindu Temples from the government control by challenging the Endowment Act in the court of law, and protecting and preserving Dharma Serving as President of GHHF since its inception In the interview a number of activitis and accomplishments are desobed.
Please CLICK this link to watch the video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAmgyWo&t=975

 

January 12

Last batch of Bhajan groups received musical instruments from GHHF

We went to Chandragiri village and met about 75 people who are engaged in singing bhajans in the Hanuman Temple.


We spoke about the importance of bhajans, how they can protect Hindu dharma in the villages and how they can encounter Christian aggressiveness. We gifted them one Mridangam, kanjira, and ten bells to do bhajans.

We mentioned that Christian nuns will come and target women in the villages; they should be careful.

They asked as to face them when they come to the villages. We told them that they should keep some Kumkum, turmeric and prasadam like sugar in their houses.

When Christians come to their houses, simply tell them that it is our custom to invite people by putting kumkum on their forehead, applying turmeric on their face and giving prasadam.

Since their religion would not permit any of these, they will run away from their house and village. We asked them to be prepared with these three items when they come to their village.

 

NAMES OF THE VILLAGES WHO RECEIVED BHAJAN INSTRUMENTS

1.VEDURUKUPPAM MANDALM

1.ALLAMADUGU (AAW) 2.PERUMALLAPALLI 3.VENUGOPALAPURAM 4.KOMMAINDLU

5.CHINTHALAGUNTA 6.CHENCCHUGUDI 7.SADDIKOLLAPALLI 8.PACHHIKAPALAM

9.DEVALAMPETA 10.DAMARAKUPPAM 11.CHATTIGUNDLAPALLI

2.VADAMALAPETA MANDALAM

1.BUTREDDYKANDIGA 2.BALINAIDUKANDRIGA 3.VADAMALAPETA 4.VADAMALA

5.YANAMALAPALEM 6.MUDIPALLI 7.S V PURAM

3.KV PURAM MANDALAM

1.KOTA MANGAPURAM 2.OBULRAJU KANDRIGA

4.NARAYANAVANAM MANDALAM

1.SAMUDAYAM 2.GOVINDAPPA KANDRIGA

5.RAMACHANDRA PURAM MANDALAM

1.CHITTATTURU 2.KALEPALLI 3. KUPPAM BADURU 4.RAYALACHERUVU 5.TIMMARAJUPALLI

6. NR KAMPALLI 7.NATHHIKUPPAM 8.NADAVALURU (AAW) 9. NADAVALURU HW 10.AGRAHARAM

6.CHANDRAGIRI MANDALAM

1.CHANDRAGIRI 2. PULITTIVARIPALLI 3.VENKATAMPETA 4.THONDAVADA ( HW)

5.DORNAKAMBALA 6.DWARAKANAGAR 7.KONGARAVARIPALLI 8.THONDAWADA ST

7.RENIGUNTA MANDALAM

1. VEDALLA CHERUVU

8.TIRUPATHI MANADALAM

1.ANCHERUVU 2.DURGASAMUDRAM 3.MULLAPUDI 4.VEDANTHAPURAM 5.DHARMAKSHETRAM

9.PEDDAMANDYAM MANDALAM

1.BIKKAVANDLAPALLI 2. PEDDAMANDYAM 3.REDDYVARIPALLI 4. KURAVAPALLI 5.UPPARAPALLI

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