[GHHF] Fundraising Dance Program Planned on December 6, 2009 in New Jersey for Maha Pada Yatra 3; Attend and Encourage your Friends to Support
“Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.” Swami Vivekananda
Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals. Martin Luther King, Jr.
As Sri Swamiji Vivekananda asserted that all Hindus have to take up the idea that Hindu survival depends on achieving freedom and independence for Hindu Temples from the government. This is the solemn duty of all Hindus to make sure that we will have the same freedom, similar independence, equal rights, and analogous privileges as guaranteed by the government to other religions – Christianity and Islam. It is time to act. Hindus must insist and demand the government to restore the freedom of managing their own affairs with respect to the Hind Temples. No democratic government in the human history has taken over the rights and freedom of nearly 80 percent of their subjects. This is the idea that we have to digest, dream about, passionate about and work tirelessly to get the government off Hindus and their sacred places of worship.
As Dr. Martin Luther King said that we have to endure, struggle, suffer, sacrifice, fight back and take back what belongs to us. The injustice of the government toward Hindus has to be dealt with in appropriate way. Discrimination of Hindus has to stop. The problem has to be recognized by all Hindus. Unfortunately many Hindus are complacent about this matter. Some do not even recognize it as a problem. They do not see the potential danger to the survival of Hinduism. There is a tendency among many of us to espouse the argument that Hinduism is Sanatana Dharma. It will never be wiped out. If we take that argument then what happened to Bharat that extended to Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Burma, Malaysia, Indonesia, Mauritius, etc. about 200 years ago. What happened to that Bharat? Hindus have to open their eyes, and learn their history.
With that in mind, GHHF and Hindu Devalaya Parirakshana Samiti have taken up the challenge to question the legitimacy of government’s takeover of Hindu Temples. These two organizations have conducted Pada Yatras, organized many public Forums, met many political leaders, and communicated to government officials to make people aware of the discrimination against Hindu place of worship and abuse of human rights of all Hindus. We need all the help that all of you can extend to continue the struggle to free Hindu Temples from the clutches of government tyranny. We will continue the struggle with your support. We should not let up. As Chanakya (350 BC-275BC) observed that"Once you start working on something, don't be afraid of failure and don't abandon it. People who work sincerely are the happiest."
Fund Raising Dance Program December 5, 2008 in New Jersey
The 3rd Pada Yatra by Sri Kamal Kumar Swami of GHHF, visiting temples, is currently in progress. GHHF needs your support to continue our efforts to bring awareness to save temples in India. This Dance program is being organized by a dedicated group of people New Jersey. Details follow.
invites you to the fundraising Grand Cultural Program to save temples
On Dec 6th, 2009 (Sunday) 2:30pm to 6:30pm
Threat to Sanatana Dharma & Strategies to Turn It Back
talk by Sri Babu Suseelan
KUCHIPUDI GRAND PROFESSIONAL BALLET
by Sri.PASUMRTHY SARAMA &
Smt. Sunanda Akula & team
NAVA RASA NATA BHAMINI
A special Kuchipuda Dance Drama
by Smt Swati Gundapuneedi & team
Suggested Donations: $50, $25, $10 (Tax Deductible)
Click here to buy the tickets on our website
$12 at the venue. Free for kids under 8 years. Snacks are available.
There are as many as 2,07,000 temples in Karnataka & the total income of these temples amounts to 72 crores. Out of this, only a sum of 6 crores are being spent by the Government for their upkeep. On the other hand, the Govt.spend a phenomenal amount of Rs 50 crores for the madrassas & Rs 10 crores for the churches (from Govt. funds) In a period of 5 years 50,000 temples will be closed for the want of funds. --Sri Sri Ravishankar
Temples in India are under Government control. Only 18% of revenue generated is said to be given back for temple purposes, while remaining 82% is used for other purposes by Govt. at their discretion, by massive sale of temple lands, demolitions, lootings, encroachments occurring all over AP, Kerala, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, etc. As a community it is our duty to protect temples to save our religion, culture, arts and traditions.
What are the funds used for?
Funds are used for awareness campaigns and legal expenses. Several illegal sales of temple lands were challenged in High Court and put on hold. Kamal Kumar Swami of GHHF walked hundreds of miles in 3 series of Pada Yatras visiting temples in several villages bringing awareness to more than a million people. GHHF supports our sister organization Devalaya Parirakshana Samithi in an affort to save temples in India.
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