GHHF Ghar Waapasi in Kakinada District – 25 Fisherman families retuned to Hindu Dharma.

15 Jun 2022 321 Views

Wheeler Wilcox ((November 5, 1850 - October 30, 1919), American author and poet. said: 

"India - The land of Vedas, the remarkable works contain not only religious ideas for a perfect life, but also facts which science has proved true. Electricity, radium, electronics, airship, all were known to the seers who founded the Vedas."

Global Hindu Heritage Foundation is extremely happy to organize Ghar Waapasi in Seetharam Puram near Kakinada. Our Associate, Ajay Varma, who volunteered to participate in this effort has a long history of propagating the richness of Hindu Dharma. From the childhood he worked as a priest in their heritage Hanuman Temple and used do all kinds of Pujas, conduct homas, Satyanarayana Pujas and, many festivals bring bringing everybody to these festivals. He is very enthusiastic about propagating and preserving Sanatana Dharma and gives lecture at different Temples depicting the greatness of our culture and age old traditions. He also  has an experience of knocking on the doors of Christian families in and around Kakinada. He met them wherever he was able to approach and talk to them. Some of them he met at their houses, and some met in the neighborhood.

25 Families Returned to Hindu Fold

Global Hindu Heritage Foundation and Hanuman Dal jointly welcomed Twenty five families into Sanatana Dharma from Kothapalli Mandalam in Kakinada District in Andhra Pradesh. Recognize the innocence and lack of knowledge in Hinduism, Christians have taken advantage of these Fisherman families and converted them in large numbers. Within three kilometer radius, more than 130 churches were built and about 80 percent fishermen were converted. For the first time in 12 years, Ammavari Jaatara {festival} was conducted. Even though many of them converted, they do visit Devi temple and believe in Devi. This festival inspired many of them to attend. Slowly with the support of GHHF and Hanuman Dal they agreed to return to Hindu Dharma.

                In addition to 25 families, more than 200 Hindus also participated in Doing Homas and other Pujas. Agni as witness {Fire God as witness), they have taken oath and said they will remain as Hindus. They signed a document saying that they voluntarily returned Hinduism. They were given Sarees and Dhotis to the returnees. Ajay Kumar said that GHHF is conducting the Ghar Waapasi program to welcome the converted Christians and explained the essence of various customs and traditions.

 He was talking about the richness of Hinduism and especially about various customs and traditions. He talked about the significance of Kumkum on the forehead in between the eyebrows and Bangles on the wrist of the women. Kumkum is made of three components – turmeric, baking soda and lemon juice. Kumkum is consider auspicious and is used for wellbeing. It will protect the Ajneya Chakra – commanding center from distraction. In fact, it stores the positive energy and protect it from being drained. Some of the benefits of wearing Kumkum are relieve headache,  relaxes the muscle on forehead, clears up sinuses, affects your hearing, calms your mind, beats insomnia and others. It is also believed that applying the Kumkum while pressing on the Ajneya chakra also affects the penial and pituitary glands that increase the memory system. It is also the symbol of married women.             

It is a traditional custom for women to wear bangles around the wrist of the hand. Whenever we use hand for any anting to do, it creates friction which increases the blood circulation. Since the bangles are ring shaped, energy created by friction would circulate instead of depleted. During Seemantham, they women are gifted with bangles whose noise while walking creates stimuli to the fetus. In fact, it has many health benefits. Wearing silver bangles enhances not only a person's beauty but it is claimed it will also increase the health and mental condition. Another common claim is that silver bangles for women are known to fight infections. Furthermore, people believe that the bangles also help prevent cold and flu and many kinds of bacteria and viruses.

Our Pracharak from Visakhapatnam spoke about our ancient culture and its eternal values. Vinay and Esubabu also attended the function.


We appreciate it if you can help in hiring more people who can go to these villages to do Ghar Waapasi. We have employed twenty six  people as of the end of July. 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: In order to expand our base and hire one Pracharak, it would cost approximately $3000 - $3500 per year. We have five anonymous donors who sponsored Assistants.


PayPal Method: To donate visit our website: Click on the Donate button, then press the Purpose category, and select 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 Rupees, please contact us by either phone or email.

For more information, call Prakasarao V Velagapudi 601-918-711; 1Email:


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