GHHF appeal to the followers of SAVETEMPLES.ORG:
Dear Hindu Samudai, sorry for the interruption, but GLOBAL HINDU HERITAGE FOUNDATION really needs you. This is the 1st ever appeal we've shown you. All we ask is $51 [ ₹ ] and it's easy to donate on your phone. We are not greedy, so consider donating just $51 so that you can come again next year; also we understand we are not the only Hindu organization, so we encourage you to save your donation pocket. Please share our articles, to spread awareness and also to help us decide either to reduce the collective donation burden next year or add more Hindu revival causes. We ask you, humbly: Please don't scroll away.
Curious on why we began this appeal?

First off, GLOBAL HINDU HERITAGE FOUNDATION is very pleased by your support in keeping our Hindutvam reviving activities as a continuous effort. We have been brainstorming and working at various levels & activities in withholding our religious freedom with dignity and pride in Bharat.

GHHF runs purely on donations. But it has been unfortunate in recent months for being exhausted in standing against the overwhelming Hindu-extinguishing forces, on various fronts like judicial, cultural, educational, evangelical, jihadical, etc, with present financial aid that we are receiving. We have almost reached a brink of giving up our struggle.

As we all are aware that voluntary service compromises on quality of service, we can achieve quality only with more volunteers. But since we have too few voluntary people on the ground, we have injected salaried employees, welcome gifts to Gharwapasis, daily gifts to Bala Samskar kids, helping poor temple priests, goushalas & temple rennovations, legal maintenance, etc. And this in turn is now becoming a bottle neck to achieve financial fulfillment every month/year. All we ask is $51 per year. More members, less collective burden, more service.

How long do we run this drive?
OK. Now that we began apologizing for interrupting you, please feel free to get interrupted during Kartheeka maas (around November). Well, religions of Tithe and Zakat/Jiziya do suck up to 10% of the income by appealing every month. Let us all Hindus get used to be reminded once an year as a small effort to forward a step towards the revival of Hindutvam.
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Dalits get priesthood lessons in Tamil Nadu

25 May 2007 287 Views

source: DailyIndia, May 25, 2007  http://www.dailyindia.com/show/144105.php/Dalits-get-priesthood-lessons-in-Tamil-Nadu

Chennai, May 25: Hundreds of Dalit students have joined a year-long certificate course in 'Agama Sastras' (priesthood studies) at the Parthasarthy Samy temple in Chennai.

The Tamil Nadu Government has opened six 'archaka' (Hindu priest) training centres across the state.

 



Traditionally, priesthood is restricted only to Brahmins. But the State Government, by law, has broken the tradition and allowed students from every caste to take to priesthood.

At these new training centres, Dalit students wear the traditional vermilion marks on the foreheads and holy threads.

"I belong to the Dalit community. I always wanted to learn the Bhagwad Gita but never got the opportunity to learn. As per the new system put in place by the Tamil Nadu Government, I can learn Hindu religious rituals, "said Anbalazhan, a student from Thiruvallur district.

The Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Department of the State Government runs these centres.

"We have currently 31 students attending our classes. We provide them free boarding, lodging and books. It is being provided by the Hindu Religious and Endowment Department, "said Jayaraman, an official of the Parthasarthy Samy Temple.The State Government officials have said the scheme is meant to institutionalise Dalit-inclusion, and make it more widespread. The scheme also provides a monthly stipend of 500 rupees to all students.

The Supreme Court had ruled in 2002 that 'Dalits' could be appointed as priests in temples as long as they were qualified to conduct the rituals.

Several political parties in Tamil Nadu, including the ruling Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) are products of mass anti-Brahmin movements in the early 1900s.

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