Category Archives: Seva (Service in Bharat, India)
Help to the needy in Bharat (India). Emphasis is on serving the Hindu society’s needs, mostly the education of the disadvantaged, helping build hospitals, renovation of religious places, etc.,but in times of tragedy (e.g., terrorist attacks, Tsunami, earthquake, etc.), help is extended to all without consideration of race or religion.
Help Dr. Nalini Ambady … now!!
Nalini Ambady is a beloved friend, renowned researcher and professor at Stanford University, and the active mom of two teenage daughters, Maya and Leena. She is also fighting for her life. Just a few days after celebrating Thanksgiving with her family and friends, Nalini was diagnosed with a recurrence of leukemia, which she first battled in 2004. Now, she urgently needs a bone marrow transplant from a genetically matched donor. Someone out there is a perfect match, but they may not be on the registry yet. That someone can literally save her life – and it could be you. Nalini needs your help.
Time is short, and the holidays are here. This is your chance to give a gift that really matters. Please
become a registered bone marrow donor by attending a bone marrow drive in your area or registering online for free. It only takes a few minutes and you could literally save a life.
Help,It’s time to use the social connections we have developed through emails, facebook, blogs etc… and try to save a life!!
We need your help in two simple ways:
– Register yourself to the Bone Marrow Registry
– Help us spread the word and encourage your friends and family to register, and ask them to help us spread the word similarly!!!
Here is a message from Aneeta Rattan, postdoctoral scholar at Standford University:
“I want to personally ask you to help. My amazing and wonderful postdoc advisor, mentor, and friend, Professor Nalini Ambady of the psychology department, has had a relapse of Leukemia, which she first had in 2004. She needs a bone marrow donor. PLEASE HELP. It is a tragedy to consider the possibility that there is a match out there, but (s)he is simply not on the registry. You can fix that with just a few minutes of your time.”
– Aneeta Rattan, postdoctoral scholar with Nalini
Find out more about Dr. Nalini and how can you help – by clicking here:
Even if you are registered or not, I request you to watch these few video clips:
They are part of the class at Standford University…. They are few years old, but the message is the same, and I believe the power of social media is nothing – if we, the people, don’t know how to use it…!!!
Hindu Help Line Announces
DADHICHI BLOOD DONATION
New Delhi, October 28, 2011
A very unique scheme DADHICHI BLOOD DONATION has been organized by Hindu Help Line on October 30, 2011 all over Bharat at over 1000 locations. Over 1,00,000 (One Lakh) blood donors are supposed to donate blood on the same day! Those who are taking medical treatment away from their home town, face severe crisis of blood because they can not get their relatives to donate blood for them at such faraway places. There are people who do not have many relatives or they need more blood than that is donated by their relatives. Hindu Help Line’s DADHICHI BLOOD DONATION aims at fulfilling such need to some extent.
DADHICHI BLOOD DONATION scheme has been tied up with medical professionals so that the donors are verified & tested. The donation happens in a clean & hygienic conditions & the received blood will be made available to the hospitals & blood banks as listed with Hindu Help Line centrally & also with the Hindu Help Line Conveners at various locations.
Hindu Help Line’s motto is ‘A Reliable Friend of Hindus’. With DADHICHI BLOOD DONATION simultaneously at many locations all over Bharat, Hindu Help Line has taken an important step forward in extending helping hand in the field of health emergency – Blood.
Announcing DADHICHI BLOOD DONATION scheme, renowned Cancer Surgeon & VHP International Secretary General Dr Pravin Togadia said, “Blood is life for all human beings. Donating blood means giving life to the needy. This is the greatest Daan! On October 30, 2011 all are requested to avail of the massive & hygienic arrangements made by Hindu Help Line at many places all over Bharat for blood donation. Let us all together come ahead to be a reliable friend of Hindus. Let us all donate life by donating blood. “
Those who wish to get Punya by the greatest Daan : Rakt Daan : Blood, do contact Hindu Help Line central call centre numbers to know of the nearest location where you can donate blood: 020 – 66803300 and 075886 82181. They will ask you your location & give the local Hindu Help Line Convener’s contact for further smooth coordination.
For more information on the DADHICHI BLOOD DONATION or Hindu Help Line
you may also contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or
Dr Pravin Togadia on 098253 23406
Hindu Help Line©: A Reliable Friend of Hindus.
“The one God wears many masks. In no other religion does the Supreme Being wear so many masks and invite worship in so many different forms as the eternal religion of Hinduism. Mythologist Joseph Campbell.
“The Mandirs have to play a significant role in the growth of the Hindu community in terms of its capacity to uphold Hindu Dharma…” Swami Dayananda Saraswati
Global Hindu Heritage Foundation (GHHF) and Hindu Devalaya Parirakshana Samithi (HDPS) have been started in 2006 with a mission to preserve, practice, propagate and protect Hindu Temples and Sanatana Dharma; and also to take necessary legal and appropriate action to remove all the Hindu Temples from the government control. As many of you are aware that all the Hindu temples earning Rupees 50,000 or more are taken over by the state governments in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. In the North all major Temples such as Shiridi Saibaba Temple, Siddhi Vinayaka Temple, Jagannath Temple, Amarnath Temple, Kashi Vishwnath Temple, Vaishno Devi Temple and other money making temples are taken over the respective state governments. They are depleting the resources, selling the temple lands, allowing the temple lands encroached, allotting temple lands for government projects, appropriating huge sums of money for Christians and Muslims, neglecting the maintenance of the Temples, allowing the temples to be dilapidated, closing down thousands and thousand of temples, appointing non-Hindus to the positions in the sacred temples, abusing the devotees who visit these temples, totally ignoring the religious leaders’ input in the management of the Temples, failing to provide adequate facilities for visiting Hind pilgrims to the Temples, diverting funds for private trusts, allowing secular anti-Hindu politicians to inaugurate the facilities at these temples, imposing extra charges on Hindu pilgrims to visit the temples and diverting temple funds to the state treasury at will.
By controlling and siphoning of the Temple resources, the state governments have managed to legalize the rampant corruption. Even within this legalized corruption, different layers of illegal corruption exist in these temples.
Please remember that no Christian Churches or Moslem mosques are under government control. In fact state governments and central government donate huge sums of money for mosques and churches, spend as much as 700 crores of rupees as a subsidy for Moslems to undertake Hajj pilgrimage in 2010, built air conditioned Hajj houses in every state, built separate airport terminals for Hajj pilgrims, and the list goes on. In contrast, not only Hindu pilgrims pay extra charges to visit the temples, they “sleep like beasts” on the side walks to visit their sacred places.
Sri Kamal Kumar Swami conducted two padayatras in Andhra Pradesh covering all the districts in the state to make Hindus aware of their right to manage their temples, and informing them about the government control of the temples, neglect of the temples, rampant corruption in the Temples, and the need for repeal of the Endowment Act. During these padayatras, Sri Swami also talked about the Hindus responsibility to their religion and urging them to go to their village temples on a regular basis along with their family members, regularly conduct bhajans in the temples, celebrate all the festivals, and participate in the maintenance of the temple.
During these travels to thousands of villages, a number of people expressed their interest in having a Templein their own neighborhood so that they can continue to practice their religion, uphold the dharmic way of life, and take the responsibility of managing their temples. They requested our organizations to help build small temples for the convenience of the people. It is during that time the concept of “ONE VILLAGE, ONE TEMPLE, ONE LAKH RUPEES (Rs. 100,000)” was conceived. Since that one Sthapathi was requested to develop the blue prints and sketch of the actual Temple image. Villagers will provide the seva (labor) to build these Temples. In many Dali communities and tribal areas, missionaries are taking advantage of their situation, exploiting them and enticing them. Many of them resist these enticing hooks and want to remain within their traditional faith. But they want to have their own place of worship so that they can feel identified, feel proud, and practice their age-old faith.
Model Village Temple: Architecture and Floor plans
Global Hindu Heritage Foundation (GHHF) and Hindu Devalaya Parirakshana Samithi (HDPS) jointly sought the help of Sri Suresh Singh, who is a Diploma holder from TTD Shilpa Kalasala, Tirupati, to draw model Temple plan for villages. His CAD drawings are available on request.
The first project is sponsored by GHHF and HDPS. Anantarayudu Enni, a remote village in Nellore District, was selected to start the initial Project of constructing a Temple. In this remote village about one hundred families belonging to Scheduled Tribe are very religious and worship their Village Deity called Chentamma. Bhumi Pooja (Ground Breaking Ceremony) was conducted and the construction of the Temple has already been started. TTD was requested to donate the Goddess Chentamma to the village.
REQUEST: Sponsor One Hindu Temple for ONE Lakh (Rs. 100,000)
All concerned Hindus are requested to sponsor one Temple in your village or any other village so that we can provide the place of worship for people who are eager, waiting and hoping to practice their faith.
We should give the opportunity for these people to take their children, have darshan of the presiding Deity / Murthi, pray at their time, identify with their gods and goddesses, and make them feel proud of being a Hindu.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROJECT:
Call V. V. Prakasa Rao at 601-918-7111 about this Project to have a Temple in your village.
We need your assistance to continue our mission of abolishing Endowment Act and free Temples from the government control. If we have to make an impact on our movement to bring changes to preserve our culture, we need you financial support. Your generous donations to continue our efforts to free Hindu Temples from government control, and also build Village Temples to awaken the Hindus about the plight of Hindu Temples and the impending danger of illegal conversion techniques are essential. We are requesting all the individuals and organizations to support financially to continue our movement to free Hindu Temples from the government control and stop these conversions also provide needed place of worship for the Villagers.
NOTE: GHHF is exempt from federal income tax in USA under section 501(c) 3 of the Internal Revenue code. Our tax ID # 41-2258630. Please send your tax-deductible donations to:
Global Hindu Heritage Foundation
14726 Harmony Lane, Frisco, Texas 75035
You can go to savetemples.org and pay by PAYPAL
For more information, please visit our website: http://savetemples.org
V. V. Prakasa Rao, PhD, (601-918-7111 cell), (601-856-4783 home); Prasad Yalamanchi (630-832-2665;630-359-5041), D. Satya (732-939-2060): Vinay (248-842-6964): Dr. K. R. Venkatramaiah (Canada) (416-925-8167). Nemana Satya (732-762-7104), Sekhar Reddy (954-895-1947), Tulasichand Tummala (408-786-8357), Raju Polavaram (919-959-6141); Pavan Neti (630-338-9364); Srinivas Murthy (212-538-8716)