Save the Temples

Recieved over email:

Dear Fellow Indians and Non Resident Indians,

Hinduism, the rock bed of India that sustained greatest civilization for 10,000 years is facing great threat for its survival. To give you a glimpse of what is happening:

Per Govt records in 2005 in Andhra Pradesh, there are 198,857 temples, 147, 991 churches, 175, 959 Mosques. Upto 90% of the churches and Mosques are built in last few years. India is rapidly islamised and christianized.
30% of coastal Andhra is converted. North Eastern states are converted upto 95%. Yearly billions of dollars are being poured for conversions from the West as well as from Saudi Arabia.
350,000 Kashmiri Hindus were driven away from Kashmir for last 18 years and are living in squalid camps. Daily temples are destroyed in Kashmir.
More than 4000 people were killed due to terrorism, just next to Iraq, in last 4 years, mostly Hindus and several Hindu Temples such as in Jaipur, Varanasi, Aksharadam, Ayodhya Ram temple have become areas of terrorism.
With blessing of Osama Bin Laden, Pakistan ISI and Bangladesh DGFI are on a mission to create Mughalistan, joining northen corridor of India from Pakistan to Bangla Desh.
Islamic fundamentalists in West Bengal and throughout the country are busy targeting Hindus, Hindu worship and Hindu institutions wherever their numbers are 25% or more.
In schools, colleges, banks everywhere being Hindu has become a burden in seats, in resources. Govt openly declared Muslims come first in the country for securing vote banks.
A serious problem Hindus are facing is in the way temples are targeted where massive looting of temple properties and devotee offerings and diversion of temple resources for political purposes is taking place. To give just one example, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar quoted in 2005 in Karnataka, out of 72 crores collected from about 2 lakh temples only 6 crores are given back for temple maintenance, 50 crores diverted through treasury for Haj trips and 12 crores for churches and rest for Govt secular purposes. The results is 25% (50,000) are expected to close down.

You can get a glimpse of the situation by watching presentation ‘Threat to Hindu Temples and Institutions’ at http://savetemples.org

To address this problem an organization, Global Hindu Heritage Foundation GHHF was formed in US along with parallel Organization in Hindu Devalaya Parirakshina Samiti (HDPS) in India. Lawsuits were brought in State Courts, Protests, Media Interviews, Meeting with Chief Ministers, Central Leadership such as BJP, Awareness programs are some of the many programs conducted in just last 2 years that brought in lot of successes.

The most significant program is Maha Paadayatra in 2007 covering 3500 Kms in Andhra Pradesh bringing awareness to Hindus as well as invigorating Hinduism. The finale in Jan 2008 was attended by 10,000 people (see http://savetemples.org for more details).

The second Mahapadayatr started on August 16, 2008 and continue until Feb 16, 2009 is bringing awareness to millions of people in Andhra Pradesh. The finale in Tirupathi is attended by who’s who of Hinduism. 30,000 – 35,000 people are expected to attend.

Sri Swami Dayananda Saraswati (Arshavidya Gurukulam) USA
Sri Datta Vijayananda Teertha Swami (Avadhuta Datta Peetham, Mysore)
Sri Sreenivasa Ramanuja Jeera Swamy (Hyderabad)
Sri Sachidananda Saraswati (Tuni)
Sri Swaroopanandendra Saraswati (Visakhapatnam)
Sri Swami Paripoornananda Saraswati (Sreepeetham, Kakinada)
Sri Krishna Yaji Swamy (Srikakulam)
Sri Narasimha Bharati Swamy, Pushpagiri Peetham, Hyderabad
Sri Madhavananda Saraswathi Swamy, Medak District
Sri Yogananda Saraswathi (Sri Gopala Krishna Mutt, Adilabad)
Sri Swami Paripoornananda Swami (Malyalam Swami)
Dr. Subramanian Swamy (President, Janata Party)
Sri P V R K Prasad, IAS
Dr. T. Hanuman Chowdary, PhD
Sri Siva Kalyana Bharathi (Guntur)
Sri R. Venkatanaryanan IAS
Dr. Ramakrishna Marella, (Gayatri Pariwar, AP)
We are awaiting reply from other prominent people.
VENUE:
Nehru Municipal High School Grounds, Tirupathi

YOU ARE INVITED.
This Maha Padaytra will continue through hundreds of villages and finally reach Tirupathi on February 16, 2009. We will have huge rally with invited guests from different organizations who are committed to free the Hindu Temples from the clutches of government. You are all welcome to attend the Public Forum being planned in Tirupathi on February 16. You support to preserve and protect our Hindu Temples and Hindu culture is appreciated.

We want recognize all the Hindus who came from foreign countries. Please call me if you are planning to attend. Cell # 99630 36024

Budget for each District in Rupees

Mahapada Yatra 2 started on August 16, and will conclude on February 16, 2009. The break down of the expenses is given below. Please be generous.

Mahapada Yatra. ..2 
Banners each district 1000 100,000-00
Pamphlets Each district 100000 25,000.00
Wall posters 5000 20,000-00
Saffran flags + Kanduvas (Shawls) 5000 50,000-00
Torams & dollers 100000 25,000-00
Radham Maintenance (desiel+driver+ ) 2000km+ 25,000-00
Stickers 50000 50,000-00
Sri Venkateswara Swamy Photos small size 20000 20,000-00
Press overage   50,000-00
District wise programs & karyakartas expenses   35,000-00
Total for each District Rs.   400,000-00
Approximately   ($10,000)
For all 11 (eleven) districts, the proposed budget is $100,000

Donations.

We are expecting around 30,000 – 35,000 people to participate in the Public Forum in Tirupathi on February 16, 2009. For over night accommodation and two meals for all of the attendees, stage set up, decoration, sound system and other local arrangements would cost about $50,000. Your generous donations to complete the Maha Pada Yatra 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.

NOTE: We just received non-profit organizational status on August 29, 2008. That means we are exempt from federal income tax 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, 548 Silverstone Drive, Madison MS 39110

You can go to savetemples.org and pay by PAYPAL

For more information:
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 /Srinivas Murthy 212-538-8716 / Dr. K. R. Venkatramaiah (Canada) 416-925-8167. Nemana Satya 732-762-7104, Sekhar Reddy 954-895-1947, Tulasi Tummala 408-786-8357, Raju Polavaram 919-959-6141
 

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One response to “Save the Temples

  1. gajanan

    Here you go SDM , a serious lapse.
    Extracts from the web site below.

    The song, Darshan Do Ghanshyam Nath Mori Ankhiya Pyasi, that features in the movie, is from 1957 film Narsi Bhagat which was directed by Devendra Goel.

    In the movie Jamal is asked to name the poet who wrote song Darshan Do Ghanshyam Nath Mori Ankhiya Pyasi during the show- Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?. He has four options from the show host- Surdas, Tulsidas, Meerabai and Kabir.

    Obviously, none of these is the right answer.

    http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?newsid=1230877

    Here is the video sung by Hemant Kumar, Sudha Malhotra and Mannada.

    http://www.bollyclips.com/bollywoodvideos/video/0UYtyMXwEuo/Darshan-Do-Ghanshyam-Nath-Hemant-Kumar.html

    or you can type to get in uTube.

    Looks Vikas Swarup has done a Romila Thapar.
    now how can you give awards to this. As it is SDM is a very mediocre film and then with all this , give it awards , what a shame.

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