[GHHF] Update of our Activities on the Ground Level – Ghar Waapasi and Bala Samskar; Keynote speaking at HMEC Meeting

23 Sep 2022 145 Views

Louis Jacolliot

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1. Ghar Waapasi in Agency Area in Visakhapatnam – Welcomed 44 Christians back to Hindu Dharma; Committed to defend Sanatana Dharma. (September 22)

44 Christians returned to Hindu Dharma in Agency Area braving heavy rains.

44 Christians from three different villages returned to Hinduism. In spite of heavy rains, these Christians from three remote villages in a newly created Alluri Seetharamaraju District returned to Hinduism. All of them participated in Pujas and Homas. They have taken a vow to remain Hindus. They have been chanting Rama Nama and Hanuman Nama very frequently. 

 Sri Swamiji has been visiting this village for several months. These three remote villages are very difficult to even reach.

Advise to Reconverted Hindus

    Sri Sai Datta Manasa Swami performed Puja inviting these 44 Christians back to Hinduism. He asked their name individually and asked them whether they will go Church or Devalayam. Each one said they will only go to the Temple, not the Church. He asked them to be on guard about the deceptive techniques Christians use to entrap them. He said that they have no business coming to the villages without approval. He said if somebody comes to our house, don’t you think they will tell who they are and why they come. If they are coming to convert our Hindus, we should drive them away. We should not even allow them to talk about their religion. For the sake of our culture, our children, we should practice our customs. All of them said they would protect Sanatana Dharma and would resist the Christian aggression.

https://www.savetemples.org/post/ghhf-ghar-waapasi-in-agency-area-in-visakhapatnam-welcomed-44-christians-back-to-hindu-dharma-committed-to-defend-sanatana-dharma/1389

2. Ghar Waapasi in Anantapur District – Organized Bhajans in a village; Taught them how to use the Instruments and explained the Benefits of Bhajans (September 21)

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.

https://www.savetemples.org/post/ghhf-ghar-waapasi-in-anantapur-district-organized-bhajans-in-a-village-taught-them-how-to-use-the-instruments-and-explained-the-benefits-of-bhajans/1388

3. Ghar Waapasi in Assam – 10 Christians Returned to Hindu Dharma; Making Hindu Families aware of the dangers of Love Jihad and Christian Hated toward Parents

10 Christians return to Hindu dharma.
GHHF Has appointed six Pracharaks who go to Christian as well as Muslim houses to talk about Hindu Dharma. Because of their efforts and Sri Samrat’s wide variety of activities, many villagers have been following all the activities being conducted over the last two months. 10 Christians from Hailakandi District returned to Hinduism. After that they embraced Hinduism. All of those who reconverted to Hinduism felicitated with dhoti, Saree, kumkum, Sindoor, Gangajal, and pictures of Gods and Goddesses.
Since these Christians came from different villages, the Ghar Waapasi Shuddhi program was conducted in association with ISKCON and HVP.

https://www.savetemples.org/post/ghhf-ghar-waapasi-in-assam-10-christians-returned-to-hindu-dharma-making-hindu-families-aware-of-the-dangers-of-love-jihad-and-christian-hated-toward-parents/1387

4. Bala Samskar Kendras in Agency Area in Visakhapatnam – Weekly Update - Students are taught Moral stories, 108 names of Devi and Suryanamskaras and others. (9/19)

Bala Samskar Kendras in Agency Area in Visakhapatnam

    GHHF is very happy to inform you that Sri Sai Datta Manasa Swami has taken responsibility of coordinating 20 Center in Agency area – many villages are in remote places where people have to walk to reach these places. We started these Schools in these areas to ensure our children are protected from aggressive Christian missionary activities. We found teachers to be dedicated and passionate about teaching our culture, stotras, slokas, Desha Bhakti Geethas, national heroes who contributed to enriching Hindu culture and also performed Surya Namaskaras along with meditation. Sri Swamiji is taking the responsibility of coordinating these Centers and he sends all the required information.

    As we know that each month the material to be taught changes to some extent due to the monthly festivals, date births of spiritual and National leaders and other events. Our teachers incorporate these changes to make sure that our children are taught the relevant timely information.

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.

Our children celebrated Hindu festivals in a true spirit by following the customs, traditions, and rituals. Celebrating these festivals at an appropriate time as they will be able to get a glimpse of the Indian culture. If children grow up seeing it as part of their upbringing, it will seep into their routine and remain everlasting. Our teachers Tell them the stories behind a particular festival or a particular God.  For example, our teachers talked about the significance of Guru Purnima.

Thus, Independence Day will be celebrated on August 15, 2022. Many schools are already preparing the children to learn the significance of Independence Day. The number of Hindus who sacrificed their lives to achieve freedom from the British is being discussed. They are practicing Desa Bhakti geetalu to celebrate Independence Day.

https://www.savetemples.org/post/ghhf-bala-samskar-kendras-in-agency-area-in-visakhapatnam-weekly-update-students-are-taught-moral-stories-108-names-of-devi-and-suryanamskaras-and-others/1386

5. Delivered Keynote Speech at Hindu Mandir Executive Conference in Cincinnati, OH 9/18.

A three-day  conference was organized by HMEC  for three days - September 16 thru 18 in Cincinnati. This is the 15 Conference to discuss about efforts of different Mandir are making in order to protect, preserve and promote Hinduism.  Nearly 150 representatives attended and shared their efforts in USA, India, Caribbean countries, Canada and other countries .

In his Keynote speech Dr Prakasarao Velagapudi mentioned that Hindu house is on fire. Every Hindu should look at what is happening in Bharat. The roots of Hinduism are being pulled out in front of our own eyes. Unless we all work together to nourish the roots, our survival is at stake.

He said, Sanatana Dharma is our mother. She is being attacked, stabbed and suffocated. Can we afford sit quiet and become spectators without protecting her.  It is everybody’s responsibility to protect her and encounter all the efforts to malign her.

In fact, he said that we all need to pause all our activities to extinguish the fire.  We have been writing books for centuries, discussing endlessly, making suggestions for so many years, and became very active in social media.  If we are doing all these things, why our population is declining while other religions population is increasing? That means, there is disconnect between what we are doing and what is happening on the ground level.

https://www.savetemples.org/post/ghhf-delivered-keynote-speach-at-hindu-mandir-executive-conference-in-cincinnati-oh-on-september-17/1385

6. Help organize Sri Kanaka Maha Lakshmi JATARA for 14 days in Kottur Village in East Godavari (9/16)

Global Hindu Heritage Foundation is very happy to participate and help coordinate Jatara of Sri Kanakamaha Lakshmi in Kottur Village. It is a festival to honor the Village Goddess in East Godavari. It is usually celebrated every two years.

    It is A two week festival where processional carrying of Goddess is taken to different villages where a large number of villagers congregate to celebrate the energy and power of Goddess.

    The Schedule of JATARA:

    September 1      Jatara Starts from Kottur

    September 4     Jatara at Korangi Mondi

    September 8    Small Jatara at Ramanna Palem

    September 12    Big Jatara

    September 13      Bog Jatara in Kottur

    September 14     Special Teertham is given in Kottur

    September 15 Large gathering – conclusion of Jatara.

               The rituals in celebration of Processional carrying of Goddess is carried out for 15 days to different villages and Sri Kanaka Maha Lakshmi will return to Kottur.

               Many religious activities are planned at night, storytelling goes on continuously and bhajan singing goes on in every village. It attracts large number of villagers and they come to get the benefit of Darshan and blessings.

•    Villagers believe that they should not take the picture of Sri Kanaka Maha Lakshmi, it is amazing find out that nobody takes a picture of Devi in the Temple.

•    They also believe once they promise to do to Devi, they would do as per the promise.

•    They also believe once they visit the Temple and have her darshan, their desires are fulfilled.

Sri Pinnamaneni Srinivas went to attend the Jatara and  joined Ajay Varma to participate in the Jatara. He said that he had not seen that many people in these days attending Jatara. The climate was highly religious and spiritual. So much excitement and so many religious activities was the mark of the Jatara.

https://www.savetemples.org/post/ghhf-help-organize-sri-kanaka-maha-lakshmi-jatara-for-14-days-in-kottur-village-in-east-godavari/1384

7. Ghar Waapasi in Assam – Invited a group of Hindu women to appraise of the dangers of Love Jihad and how to protect their daughters (9/15)

Global Hindu Heritage Foundation is very happy to inform you that we have appointed four Pracharaks and Bala Samskar teachers in and around Cachar City in Assam.  Cachar is an administrative district in the state. The district headquarters, Silchar, is one of the most important business centers of Assam. In 2006, the Indian government named Cachar one of the country's 250 most backward districts out of a total of 640.

                Sri Samrat Dutt from Cachar has been following activities – Ghar Waapasi and Bala Samskar. He has been talking about starting both the programs around Cachar and was willing to do whatever it takes to start these two programs in and around the city. He even identified four Pracharaks – two males and two females. He also identified one Bala Samskar teacher. GHHF would like to express our appreciation to Samratji for his passion and determination to coordinate and supervise these activities.

As we all know about Love Jihad. Extensive reports of Love Jihad are documented in Assam. Hindu Population is about 58 %, Muslim Population about 38 %, and Christian Population is about 4 %.

The LOVEJIHAD booklet contains five points

Our Pracharaks have been distributing the leaflet containing the information about Love Jihad and how they trap Hindu girls, how they convert them, how they terrorize Hindu girls, and how they exploit them. The handout contains the following information:

1. What is love jihad

2. Who is behind this jihad

3. Jihad in Assam and Cachar

4. Legal status of women in Hinduism and Islam

5. How the Quran teaches to fight against non-Muslims.     

        https://www.savetemples.org/post/ghhf-ghar-waapasi-in-assam-invited-a-group-of-hindu-women-to-appraise-of-the-dangers-of-love-jihad-and-how-to-protect-their-daughters/1383

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 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) 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 - $3500.00 per year. We have five anonymous donors who sponsored 9 Pracharaks


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