[GHHF] Annadanam is being planned in Three Locations – Guntur, Anantapur and Visakhapatnam Ghar Waapasi is being PAUSED for limited Time.

13 May 2021 186 Views

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.

“Gaja turaga Sahasram Gokulam koti danam

Kanaka Rajatha patram Methini sagarantham

Upaya kula vishuttam Koti kanya pradanam

Nahi nahi bahu danam Annadanam samanam”

MEANING: Donating 1000 elephants & horses, donating 10 million cows, donating any number of vessels of silver and gold, donating the entire land till sea, offering the entire services of the clan, helping in the marriage of 10 million women, all this is never ever equal to Annadanam, the feeding of hungry and needy.

Annadanam, offering food to the needy and the visiting guests in many Ashrams, is a common practice for thousands of years. More importance is given to providing meals to the people who are hungry. Providing meals at many Hindu Temples and Ashrams is an old custom. Our Temples provide Naivedyam to Gods on a regular basis as we believe the presence of Paramatma/God in the installed Deities. Similarly, we believe there is a divinity in all the creatures – humans as wells as non-human. Sharing food is considered the sacred duty in Hindu culture. On almost all the festivals, the organizers provide meals. Thus, annadanam is given the highest importance because of our belief that God lives as Atman in each one of us.

Global Hindu Heritage Foundation (GHHF) has decided to provide annadanam near HOSPITALS where many people come to visit their family members. Since the whole country is in a lockdown situation due to Coronavirus, GHHF feels fortunate to participate in Annadna Seva to feed the relatives of the patients admitted in the hospitals.

Annadanam will start from May 15

This is one-act where the recipient feels satisfied with what is served. It is impossible to express the feeling of satisfied people when we see their face after the meals.

 

DONATIONS

GHHF is planning to serve meals to about 150 per each location.

One day donation would be around $500 per day.

Or Donate whatever is practical.

PayPal Method: To donate visit our website: savetemples.org. Click on the Donate button, then press the Purpose category, and select the “Annadanam 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 Prakasarao V Velagapudi 601-918-711; 1Email: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com.

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