SaveTemples Office Opened in Hyderabad; Web radio Launching; Vakulamata Temple Progress
1) SaveTemples Office Opened in Hyderabad
Global Hindu Heritage Foundation is very to announce that SaveTemples Office is opened on the auspicious day on 28th July 2012. Dr. Ghazal Srinivas worked tirelessly and found a suitable 3-bed room flat accommodation for our Save Temples office. It is located in Anand Nagar, Khairatabad that is heart of Hyderabad city.
On the auspicious day of 28th of July, entered into the office by conducting Griha Parvesa Puja. Pictures below will show Dr. Ghazal Srinivas carrying the picture of Goumata and Mr. Pavan Varrey carrying the picture of Lord Venkateswara as they entered the Office. The Office is beautifully set up to symbolize both religious and professional environment.
One Room is assigned for Aalyavani Web Radio, second Room for Aalyavani Magazine and Web development, and third room for meeting hall.
Dr. Ghazal Srinivas is in-charge of the SaveTemples office.
Mr. Phani Madhav Kasturi will be in-charge of Alayavani web Radio.
Mr. Pavan Kumar Varrey will be the in-charge office and Aalayavani web Magazine.
Their Profiles and numerous pictures are included for your information.
Email ID: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 90008 96096; US Vonage Number: 469-305-7121
Address of our office premises:
SaveTemples Office; Flat No-44; Symphony Dwelling Apartments;
Anand Nagar, Khairatabad, Hyderabad-500004 AP, India.
Photos of Savetemples Hyderabad Office
2) Vakulamata Temple – Planned Activities to Restore and Rebuild
a) September 9, 2012
We are happy to inform you that Swamy Paripoornananda is organizing a spiritual, devotional protest "Sankalpa Dheeksha" in regard to Vakula Devi Temple on September 9 from 10.00 AM to 04.00 PM at TNR Fort Kalyana Vedhika, Near Ashta Lakshmi Temple, Dilshuknagar, Hyderabad.
Swamy Paripoornananda and Dr. Ghazal Srinivas will speak on the importance and urgency of rebuilding Vakulamata Temple followed by chanting of Lalitha Sahasranama with 5000 people to highlight the matter.
This will be organized by Hindu Raksha Vedika and supported by SaveTemples.org (GHHF).
b) September 16, 2012 – Paada Yatra to highlight the dilapidated Vakulamata Temple
Dr. Ghazal Srinivas Garu is going to attend "Hindu Raksha Vedhika" Paada Yathra (Walkathon) organized by Swami Paripoornananda and Public meeting on September 16, 2012 at Kakinada, East Godavari Dist.
Sri Aravinda Rao, Former DGP, Swamy Paripoornananda and many Swamijis from different places are attending this Paada Yatra and Public Meeting.
Around 15,000 public gathering is expected the function.
This March and Public meeting supported by Hindu Raksha Vedika and SaveRemples.org (GHHF) organizations.
3) Adopt a Temple initiative
Sri C. Ramachandraiah, the Minister for Endowments Department returned to India on August 28. Very soon he is going to meet with the Chief Secretary, Endowment Commissioner and other officials to work out all the details and make an official announcement about the dollar for dollar matching grant toward Adopt a Temple project. Dr. Srinivas met the Minister couple of times already. Soon we will share more details about this project.
4) RTI seeking information on Vakulamata Temple
SaveTemples Office has requested Sri N Srinivasa Rao of Eenadu newspaper (Telugu) to file an application through Right To Information Act to secure relevant information on Vakula Mata Temple. On September 3, 2012 this Form was submitted to Public Information Officer, Endowment Department of Andhra Pradesh. He requested the following information:
1) Is Vakulamata Temple in Tirupati in the records of Endowments Department?
2) Provide details about the history of Vakulamata Temple.
3) How much land was there in the beginning? How much land the Temple has at present? Who is in charge of the land? The mountain where Vakulamata Temple is situated belongs to the government. Please provide detailed information on the belongings of the land.
4) If the government has a policy that no land should be mined within the radius of 100 kilo meters, we request government to provide that policy.
5) Former Executive Officer of TTD Sri I Y R Krishna Rao allotted 2 crores of rupees for renovation of Vakula Mata Temple. Please provide the details as to where the allotted money is deposited.
6) Did the government grant any land to TTD? What kind of actions has been taken by the Endowments Department for the development of the Temple?
5) Aalaya Vani Web Radio and Magazine
Aalayavani Web Radio will be launched on Vijayadashami Day. Hour to hour program will be published soon. This program will be mainly in Telugu language.
However if any interested in having programs in Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, and Malayalam, please contact our Office in Hyderabad or send email to: email@example.com.
Aalaya Vani magazine is planned to be launched very soon in English. More details will be published soon.
6) Attended Hirikatha Sapthaha Mahothsavam in Visakhapatnam.
Dr. Ghazal Srinivas attended as Chief Guest "Hirikatha Sapthaha Mahothsavam" at Visakhapatnam on September 1, 2012. He spoke about our SaveTemples mission as well as temples and its value in this event. Enclosing herewith are some of the news clippings and photographs of this event. Andhra Jyothy, Eenadu and Sakshi have given wide coverage of the speech given by Ghazal on the importance of preserving the Hindu culture. He passionately spoke about the negligence of Hindus and how their indifference may lead to the dwindling of Hindu population.
He pointed out that Temple should be the locus of all the activities in the villages. Temples play vital role in shaping the entire society with certain values. Who ever spends more time in the Temple during their childhood, they will serve the society better. At this juncture, he sang the most popular song entitled “Gudi Edi” Where is the Temple that I grew up and what happened. Why is it in ruins?
The followers of all other major religions contribute 5-10 percent of their earnings for the propagation and preservation of their religion. It is only through our contributions we can expand and propagate our culture. Every body should work as Sevadala (Volunteer group) members for their Temples and their rich heritage. Due to the ignorance of the richness of our samskriti we are limping instead of standing tall with pride.
7) Met Sri Chandra Babu Naidu
Dr. Ghazal Srinivas Garu, discussing about our SaveTemples mission and its activities with Sri Nara Chandra Babu Naidu, Leader of Telugu Desam Party at "Telugu Basha Dinothsavam" held on August 29, 2012. Dr. Srinivas briefed him about the Vakulamata Temple and requested him to announce his support for the efforts to restore it. Pictures of Sri Srinivas talking to Sri Chandra Babu Naidu are listed below.
8) DONATIONS REQUESTED
Our activities are expanding day by day. With opening of new Office, we will be able to address them more effectively. Aalayavani Web radio and Magazine will be launched in October to reach more and more people. Our expenditure has also increased quite a bit. 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 the conversions.
Please DONATE. Your donations are appreciated to continue the work.
NOTE: GHHF is 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, 14726 Harmony Lane, Frisco, Texas 75035
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