GHHF Ghar Waapasi – Restored Electricity to Devi Temple; Visited Both Hindu and Christian Families in villages nearby Pithapuram

03 Jan 2022 319 Views

Voltaire
“Goa is sadly famous for its Inquisition, which is contrary to humanity as much as to commerce. The Portuguese monks deluded us into believing that the Indian populace was worshipping the Devil, while it is they who served him.” 
Global Hindu Heritage Foundation is very happy to initiate the Ghar Waapasi program in around Pittapuram in East Godavari District. It is a deeply religious place with historical significance. It is regarded as one of the 18 Shakti Peethams. Sri Puruhutika Devi Temple is located within the Temple complex of Sri Kukkuteswara Swamy Temple. Pilgrims take bath in Pada Gaya Sarovar and have a darshan of Devi. 
    Pithapuram is also known as the birthplace of Sri Pada Vallabha, the first incarnation of Lord Dattatreya that took place in 1320 AD. SRI PADA SRIVALLABHA is the most powerful Avatara and many people believe that he is capable of destroying the difficulties, losses, miseries, and obstacles occurring in the lives of His dedicated devotees.
In January 2020, numerous Gods and Goddesses were destroyed and even the God’s picture on the flexes on the streets was torn down. According to the news reports, some unidentified miscreants used hammers to disfigure cemented idols of Lord Ganesha, Hanuman, Sai Baba, and Durga Mata in the Bajranj temple located in the open shed in Suravarapu street in Agraharam and also destroyed various Hindu god flex banners installed in the open space along the roadside in nearby areas on the outskirts of Pithapuram town.
    Global Hindu Heritage Foundation is very happy to appoint Vinay Ambavarapu who is very talented and enthusiastic about preserving our heritage. He is highly educated. But his passion is to work at the ground level to welcome as many Christians as possible back to Hinduism. He has a particularly good grounding in our scriptures and also recites many Stotras and slokas. He is doing Sahasranama Deep Aradhana every year on the last day of Karthik Masam with a beautiful art with 2000 oil lamps in T.T.D temple Pittapuram. His dream of Lord Venkateswara telling him to do this deep Aradhana prompted him to do it every year. He is assisted by Esubabu (A Hindu from Birth) who is very much interested in working at the ground level. He is equipped with good knowledge about the richness of Hindu Dharma. 
Electricity Restored; Bhajans organized
Our Pracharaks have helped restore one of the Devi Temples in Radala Peta Village. That Temple was not attended on a regular basis and was  closed. Convincing the villages, they are able to make the villagers open the Temple. They said that they will help the Temple to function and requested them to open the Temple daily for Hindus to attend. 
    They also visited Radala Peta and talked to a  number of Christian families and also Hindu families. Now a majority of them are converted to Christianity. But there is a beautiful Devi Temple in the village in a very dilapidated situation. Some of the villages expressed a desire to clean it up and start the worship services. Now the villagers are coming on a regular basis.
Next day they went to the Panchayat office to find out how to get the electricity connection. They went to Electricity Department and write a letter requesting a connection to the Devi Temple. They went to Municipal Commissioner’s office and informed our plans. The electricity was unwilling to grant permission to get electricity connection as the earlier electricity bills were not paid. Our Pracharaks convinced one of the villagers who agreed to pay the bill. 
They went to several villages talking about the richness of our culture and told villagers that whatever Hindu do, it is based on scriptures. Ours is ancient culture with thousand of history even before Christianity came into existence. They also talked about the differences between Christianity and Hinduism. They distributed four page flier and 52-page book comparing Hinduism and Christianity.
    Our Pracharaks informed the villagers that Christianity destroyed so many cultures and killed millions of people over the last two decades. They have spread to all European countries, USA and many countries destroying the local civilizations. Goa Inquisition is a best example of the atrocities committed against Hindus in India. 
    Catherine Nixey wrote a book entitled “The Darkening Age”  describing the atrocities committed all over the world wherever they went by demeaning the local culture, destroying the local temples and insulting the local scriptures. She makes some valid points about violence, intolerance, and iconoclasm in Christian history. These techniques served as a major weapon in the arsenal of antireligious polemic for years to come. Nixey powerfully describes the ruthless destruction of pagan temples, shrines, and institutions in the century after Constantine’s decision to tolerate the new faith.
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 twenty people so far. 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 $3000.00 per year. We have five anonymous donors who sponsored Assistants.
        
DONATIONS
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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; 1Email: ghhfusaorg@gmail.com

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