[GHHF] Bala Samskar Kendras in Assam – Students are taught the benefits of Surya Namaskar and Padasparsa - touching the feet of elderly and teachers.

09 Feb 2023 655 Views

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 "I read about Hinduism.  I feel that this is the religion of mankind all over the world.  Hinduism spread throughout Europe.  Many scholars studying Hinduism will appear in Europe.  One day the situation will develop where only Hindus will lead the world".
Global Hindu Heritage is very happy to inform that we started about 175 Bala Samskar Kendras in five States in India – Assam, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu - to teach about the richness of Hinduism, Hindu festivals, Hindu ethos, Hindu History, and culture and traditions. Sri Samrat Dutt is a very active member in the community championing the Hindu Values not only to the children but also actively involved in making the Hindus proud of their culture.
    Now we started 3  Bala Samskar Kendras in Bangladesh also.
Teach Surya Namaskar
Our students are required to learn and practice Suryanamaskar ant its benefits. In Sanskrit, surya means sun and namaskar means greeting or salutation. Surya Namaskar is then a greeting to the sun! It is an ancient ritual of twelve steps that warms up the body preparing it for yoga practice. That is why it is practiced at the beginning of a yoga class. This warming sequence has a rich history and holistic benefits for the body and mind. Read more to find out about this widely known and ancient yoga practice!
Surya Namaskar is one of the basic yoga poses which has immense significance in the world of yoga. It helps in stimulating your whole body and a salutation for the sun. Students can reap the physical and mental benefits.
Benefits of Suryanamaskar are: 
1. Helps lose weight Surya namaskar at a fast pace serves as an effective cardiovascular workout. ...
2. Improves overall flexibility ...
3. Relieves gastrointestinal issues ...
4. Cures insomnia ...
5. Regulates and eases the menstrual cycle ...
6. Lowers blood sugar levels ...
7. Helps getting rid of anxiety, stress, and depression ...
8. Increases the focus and concentration power
Pada Sparsa – Importance 
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.

As per Hindu scriptures, the practice of touching the feet of elders was adopted in India during the Vedic period and is called Charan Sparsh (charan means ‘feet’ and Sparsh means ‘touch’). According to the Hindu tradition, when you touch the feet of an elder person, you are in turn blessed with knowledge, intellect, strength, and fame.

The act of “Padasparshan” ( touching of the feet) has a profound meaning behind it.
•    While doing the Padasparshan , the nerves in our body which are spread throughout, starting from the brain to the fingertips and toes are aligned and when the fingertips touch the feet of the opposite person there is a closed-circuit connection that is established between the two immediately .
•    The energies of the body are connected and your fingertips become the “receptor” and the foot of elder person becomes the “giver of energy”.
•    When the elder person accepts this respect, their heart is filled with positive thoughts which they give out through their feet.

The right way to touch feet
To touch the feet of an elder or respectable person, you must bend your upper body in front of them, without bending your knees and stretch your arms forward. The arms should remain parallel and should be stretched in such a way that your right hand touches their left leg and left hand touches their right leg. The elder person should then touch the top of your head with their right hand and bless you.
The science behind touching the feet of elders

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
PayPal Method: To donate visit our website: savetemples.org. Click on the Donate button, then press the Purpose category, and select the Ghar Waapasi Donation category.
By Zelle: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com
By Check: Or you can send a check payable to GHHF, . 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 ; Email: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com

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