[GHHF] Performed Prana Prathishta to Peddhamma Talli in a newly built Temple in SC Community – in Kadiri Devarapalli Village in Anantapur District, AP

06 Jan 2023 223 Views

Global Hindu Heritage Foundation is very to inform you that our Chief Pracharak and a well-known Priest performed Prana Prathishta in Kadiri Devarapalli Palli Village. He installed Peddhamma Talli Vigraham and performed Prana Prathishta.    

       In this village, many of them are converted to Christianity. Yet a sizable number of Hindus remain in the Hindu fold. There is no Temple in the village. Sri Gopi Chary and his Associates visited this village several times and convinced them to raise funds to build a Temple. He said GHHF is ready to help financially, ritually, and by performing Prana Prathishta. Almost all the financial needs are met by the villagers and GHHF was very happy to coordinate the effort to make sure the villagers would have a lifetime opportunity to build and manage the Temple.

Praṇa Pratiṣṭhā refers to the ritual or ceremony by which murtis are consecrated in a Hindu temple. With the chanting of hymns and mantras, specially trained priests invite the deity to be permanent guests. After installing the Murthy, Prana (life) is infused into them. The murti's eye is opened for the first time. The ritual is considered to infuse life into the Hindu temple and bring to it the numinous presence of divinity and spirituality.

The ceremony marks the recognition of the image of god to represent "a particle of the divine whole, the divine perceived not in man's image as a separate entity but as a formless, indescribable omnipresent whole", with the divine presence a reminder of its transcendence and to be beheld in one's inner thoughts during darśana in the temple.

What is Prana Pratishtha?

‘Prana’ refers to life energy whereas ‘Pratishtha’ means position or resting. In this context, the word when combined means installation or consecration.

Ritual of Prana Pratishtha

Vaishayasi Samhita says one in whose every organ Paramatma resides wholly, that pure Mahapurusa is eligible to perform Prana Prathishta because one who can invoke Paramatma within his heart to the murti can offer it.

In the process, he conducted Sri Ganesh Puja, Gau Puja, Navagraha Puja, Ganga Puja, and Devananadi Puja.  the murti is cleansed for touching them by artisans while chiseling the murtih, , ksheeradivasa, jaladivasa, danyadivasa, and snaps were performed.

The ritual involves typically a puja, chanting mantra in Sanskrit, bathing, and cleaning the idols of Gods and Goddesses. The pandits (priests) in the temple wash the feet of the deity (like a revered guest) arriving after a long journey.

After Prana Prathishta, they dress up the idol and keep it seated in a comfortable place. They keep the idol facing the east direction.

Thereafter, the priests touch different parts of the idol which signifies the presence of various Gods as different sense organs like Indra as hand, Surya as eyes, and so on.

The main part of the ritual is the opening of the eyes of the divine with scented water and flowers. After this the consecration of the idol is complete.

GHHF Provided Sound System

              To make sure that they continue to attend the Temple, Sri Gopi Chary started to teach them to sing songs in the Temple and slowly created a Bhajan group. To inspire them to continue Bhajan Sessions in the Temple, we donated Sound System.


We appreciate it if you can help in hiring more people who can go to these villages to do Ghar Waapasi. We have employed 24  (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.


PayPal Method: To donate visit our website: savetemples.org. 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,  It is tax-deductible.

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