[GHHF] Ghar Waapasi in Anantapur District – Organized Bhajans in a village; Taught them how to use the Instruments and explained the Benefits of Bhajans

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Global Hindu Heritage Foundation is extremely happy to inform you that Sri Gopi Chary Garu and his associates have been conducting Ghar Waapasi in Anantapur District. They visit each house and distribute the flyers and talk about the richness of Hinduism and why they should return to their original religion. Under the guidance of Sri Gopi Chary, three Pracharaks have been going to villages with a mission to highlight the richness of Sanatana Dharma. They are going to the Christian families and giving information about the differences between Christianity and Hinduism. They are sharing the 4-page document about the rights of Hindus and how to encounter Christian aggression.
Bhajans were organized in a Village
Bhajan Session was organized in Kuraakula Thota Village. Sri Gopala Chary started the Bhajans and explained the importance of Bhajans. They even showed how to operate the instruments and encouraged them to Learn these instruments
In order to create a sense of belonging and also develop an affinity with different Gods and for peace of mind, Hindus have been doing Bhajans for millennia. Bhakti and Bhajans have been a part of Hindu culture. “Listening to devotional music regularly gives out positive vibes and contributes to a happier outlook on life. It results in an enhanced and elevated mood, especially when listened to during the mornings. It also fosters relaxation, reduces stress and anxiety, and increases self-esteem.” The songs are written about different Gods extolling the virtues of the Chosen God, a narrative from a particular role of a God, or an incident related to a particular narrative in the scriptures.
               Bhaja singing not only imparts serenity and peace of mind, but it will transform your thoughts. They are also believed to reduce stress and develop compose among the singers as well as listeners.  Listening to Bhajan helps to promote immunity and increases the low prana energy level. Its positive vibrations relieve anxiety and act as an antidepressant.
According to research, it has been found that listening to bhajans and chants, increases the activity in the cells which releases Feel good hormone “Dopamine”. It also activates our brain making us more analytical and attentive, hence most people prefer to listen in the morning. Many Hindus believe that at the time of death, it is the devotion that goes with you, not the money or worldly goods.
Why Sing Bhajan?
In these materialistic world, with so much deception, so much terrorism, how do we maiata9in peace and tranquility in one’s own life and in the community.
Shrimad Bhagavata Purana states:
kalerdoshanidhe rajannasti hyeko mahan gunah
kirtanad eva krishnasya muktasangah param vrajet
It states that Kaliyuga, the present era, is an ocean of faults – people have disturbed minds, unsound health, they live in polluted environment, and face disturbing situations. However, there is one very great virtue in Kaliyuga. By lovingly chanting the melodious kirtans of the Lord, one can easily get liberated from material bondage.

Benefits of Singing Bhajan
Devotional singing, known as bhajans or kirtan, can help to quiet the mind so that the heart can open to the divine, allowing us to taste the blissful reality that is our true nature. It is a participatory spiritual practice in which everyone is encouraged to sing and express their inner joy. Devotion, not musical ability, is the most important aspect of kirtan. To gain concentration in this age of materialism, bhajan is easier than meditation. By loud singing, other distracting sounds will be overcome and concentration will be achieved. Bhajan, concentration and meditation, this is the progression. Bhajan is important for the devotee because it is intimate and free in expression. Bhajan preserves India’s rich legacy of devotion, wisdom and mysticism from saints like Meerabai, Tulsidas, Kabir, Surdas, Thyagaraja, Purandaradasa, Tukaram, Namdev, and many, many others.

 Following Bhajans, Aarthi to Devi Mata was offered.  The bhajan program was a great success. Sri Gopi Chary Garu offered Teertha to everybody.  

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 26 Pracharaks in Andhra, Telangana, Assam, and Tamil Nadu. 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) Sponsor one Pracharak: 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 either Ghar Wapsi or the General Donation category.
By Check: Or you can send a check payable to: GHHF, 14726 Harmony Lane, Frisco TX 75035. It is tax-deductible.
By Zelle: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com
RUPEES, if you would like to contribute in rupees, please either call or send an email. We will call you back to give you the required information
For more information, call Prakasarao V Velagapudi 601-918-7111; Email: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com

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