[GHHF] Amazing and Astounding Rangoli Drawings of Lord Venkateshwara, Lord Ayyappa, and Om by the villagers to celebrate Karthik Masa Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860), German philosopher and writer.

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"From every sentence (of the Upanishads) deep, original and sublime thoughts arise, and the whole is pervaded by a high and holy and earnest spirit...."In the whole world there is no study so beneficial and so elevating as that of the Upanishads. They are destined sooner or later to become the faith of the people." 
Global Hindu Heritage Foundation is extremely happy to recognize the need to preserve and protect the traditions and customs  in the villages. We feel that many villagers identify themselves their Gram devatas and pray for their blessings to protect them from possible impeding dangers. This is our effort to revive the sentiments and faith in Gram devatas who once played a significant role in unifying the entire community.
Grama Devatas means village Goddesses/Deities who were installed in the villages to protect the village, to protect the crops, to prevent calamities, to prevent various kinds of ailments and to bless the villagers with health and wealth. As we know that many Grama Devatas are located in a small place in the community or village. Overwhelming majority of Grama Devatas are Goddesses with very few notable experiences.
Rangoli drawings of Lord Venkateshwara, Lord Ayyappa and Om
Traditionally, Rangoli is an art of decoration drawn on the floor or the entrances of homes. It is thought to bring good luck, prosperity on the house and in the family, and to welcome guests.
Some mothers in India do this activity every morning, or on a special festive occasion like Diwali, Onam, and Pongal.
Rangoli design can be simple geometric shapes, floral shapes or they can also be very elaborate designs. Some common symbols used in Rangoli are peacocks, lotus flowers, mangoes, and fish. The most important element of Rangoli is being colorful!
Rangoli can be made on the floor, sidewalk, or entrances of homes. It is considered auspicious to draw Rangoli as it is meant to invite Gods in the morning.  The symmetry of these Rangoli designs also create positive energy and balance the vibrations. 
    It encourages the people to develop inquisitive mind, deep thinks as they cence[prualise the images in their mind, think of balancing the images they plan to draw and also inspire others to emulate the cultural traditions.
As you can see that the villagers drew Lord Venkateshwara rangoli, Lor Ayyappa Rangoli, Om rangoli and other images. They take so much pride in drawing these rangolis which are unique to Hinduism. 
Rangoli has been a part of Indian tradition since many years and it is incomplete without holy symbols. The different holy symbols that are used while drawing Rangoli include symbols like Aum, Shankh (Conch), Sudarshan Chakra (Chakra that is in hands of Lord Vishnu), Swastik, Kamal (Lotus), Chandra (Moon), Surya (Sun), Gadha (Mace Weapon), Dhanush (Bow), Tulsi Vrindavan (Holy Basil Plant), More Pankh (Peacock Feather), Mango leaves, Neem leaves, Stars and faces of Gods and Goddesses. Drawing these symbols are known to invite good luck, prosperity and a lot of happiness in the house. Many people use their own creativity while drawing these symbols. They make these symbols and draw many different patterns around these symbols with different Rangoli colors.
Significance of Conducting Homas
A homa is a yagna or fire ritual. It is a puja that involves offering various materials in-to a specially designed fire.  Homa is an ancient ceremony & celebration of the Divine performed to keep us in harmony with cosmic forces, thereby helping us to overcome the sorrows of life, advancing our spiritual growth and promoting World Peace.
By doing Homa, powerful spiritual vibrations are created around us. These spiritual forces work to eliminate the negative influences in our life and help surround us with positive energy which can bring us peace of mind, material prosperity and enable us to more easily touch our inner Divinity, our true nature.
People from all walks of life, in every nation around the world can benefit physically, psychologically, sociologically and ecologi-cally from these energizing rituals. Homas can be performed on one`s own behalf or for a loved one to alleviate suffering caused by malefic planetary influences.
The vibrations created by the Homa have a profound effect on the atmosphere and surroundings. All homas are performed with an intention of universal happiness and peace: “lokah samastah sukhino bhavantu, Om shanti shanti shanti”, which means ‘may everyone be happy, may there be peace everywhere’. Apart from this, every specific homa will have a specific effect or benefits, depending on the type of energy the homa invokes and enhances (the ‘devata’ or divinity invoked).
WE NEED YOUR HELP
Ghar Waapasi is going on unimpeded. We appreciate it if you can help in hiring more people who can go to these villages to do Ghar Waapasi. We have employed 20 Pracharaks working at the ground level. More people we hire, more villages can cover to welcome them back and also create Chaitanya (Awareness) among the students and villagers.
1) Sponsor one Bala Samskar Kendra for $1000.00
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
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By Zelle: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com
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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