[GHHF] Maha Padayatra 3 Continues; Hindus must wake up for their own Survival

via Press Release published on October 8, 2009

“We will use only soul-force and never destroy by war or any even defensive employment of physical violence? Good, though until soul-force is effective, the Asuric force in men and nations tramples down, breaks, slaughters, burns, pollutes, as we see it doing today, but then at its ease and unhindered, and you have perhaps caused as much destruction of life by your abstinence as others by resort to violence.”  Sri Aurobindo

Global Hindu Heritage Foundation and Hindu Devalaya Parirakshana Samiti have joined hands to fight for individual liberty, human dignity, collective conscience, preservation of ancient cultures, decency of human worth, and universal understanding.  Both organizations have recognized the danger of loosing Hindu culture because of the policies promulgated by the state and central government of India which have passed Endowment Act, Through this act, all four southern states have adopted the Endowment Act denying all Hindus to manage, preserve and protect their own Hindu Temples and their projects. They have been selling the lands indiscriminately, looting the Temple money broad daylight, demolishing the Hindu Temples with vengeance, appointing Christians and Muslims to the management of Hindu Temples and their educational institutions with revenge, allowing the encroachment of Temple lands with deliberate speed, acquire Temple property for secular purpose methodically and using Temple resources to promote Christianity and Islam gleefully.

            The state governments and Central government deliberately, openly, unashamedly, calculatingly, intentionally, and blatantly trampling down the individual rights of Hindus by denying their rights to manage, preserve and protect their culture. They have willfully, knowingly and intentionally denying Hindus their constitutional rights guaranteed in articles 25 and 26 of Indian Constitution.  Not only the right to freedom of religion is guaranteed as fundamental, the constitution specifically prevents the States from making any law regulating or restricting any economic, financial, political or other secular activity which may be associated with religious practice.  Even the High Courts and Supreme Court of India have been slow to react and make proper judicial ruling to scrap the Endowment Act over the last 62 years. They even refuse to implement their own decrees. The Central government is openly ignoring the rulings of the Supreme Court.

Weapons of Mass Destruction        

Hindus are equally responsible for the continuation of state and central government’s hostility toward Hindu culture and Hindu Temple and blazon hatred toward Hindu way of life.  Their own ignorance, indifference, negligence, apathy, deception, selfishness, lack of interest, lack of pride, lack of knowledge, lack of zeal, lack of passion and slavish mentality have become the weapons of mass (Hindu) destruction to be used and exploited by the governments. The governments are using our own faults and failures as weapons of mass destruction against our own religion gleefully and cheerfully.  Until all Hindus are awakened to eliminate our failures and rectify our faults, they will be supplying unlimited number of these weapons of mass destruction to the government to destroy and annihilate their own glory and richness of their culture. As Aurobindo implied Hindus are as much responsible for the destruction of their culture as the government because of their negligence in defending it. These weapons should be and must be withdrawn by Hindus if they would like to avoid their own self destruction.  

            The mission of Global Hindu Heritage Foundation and Hindu Devalaya Parirakshana Samiti is to make all Hindus aware these weapons and how the governments are using so efficiently. Now is the time for Hindus to stop providing these weapons by openly challenging the governments’ right to mange Hindu Temples, and reclaiming their freedom to practice, protect and preserve their own Hindu way of life. If Hindus are providing these weapons, they can stop the supply of these weapons.  Once the government runs out their weapons from their warehouses, they are made powerless. Once they are powerless, Hindus can mange their Temples without any government interference, exploitation and intervention.

Historical Maha Padayatras

Realizing that the Hindu society itself is responsible for the deterioration of temple system and that the solution is to reorient the Hindu society towards the temples, Global Hindu Heritage Foundation and Hindu Devalaya Parirakshana Samiti  conducted two pada yatras under the leadership of Sri Kamalakumara Swamiji  all over Andhra Pradesh.

First Padayatra

From Basara (Adilabad district) to Tirumala, from 2007 Sepetmber 6 Rishi Panchami day to 2008 January 26, covering 13 districts – Adilabad, Nizamabad, Karimnagar, Warangal, Nalgonda, Medak, Rangareddy, Hyderabad, Mahabubnagar, Kurnool, Anantapur, Kadapa, Chittoor – for 130 days, a distance of 3200 km, culminating in Bhakthi Sangamam at Tirupati with 10000 people.  

 Second Padayatra

From Srikurmam (Srikakulam) to Tirumala, Naga Panchami 2008 August 6 to 2009 February 16, covering 11 districts – Srikakulam, Vijayanagaram, Visakhapatnam, East Godavari, West Godavari, Khammam, Krishna, Guntur, Prakasam, Nellore, Chittoor – for 200 days, covering 5500 km, 800 villages, dalit communities, girijan communities, fishermen communities, culminating in Maha Bhakthi Sangamam at Tirupati with 25,000 people on 2009 February 16.

Third Maha Padayatra

From Aswayuja Shuddha Vidiya (2009 September 20) to Vasantha Panchami (2010 January 21) for a period of 130 days, covering all localities in Maha Bhagyanagar i.e. the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad.

What are some our Achievements during the last 3 years

1)            Negotiated with a number of lessees (those who took temple lands on lease) pay the agreed upon lease amounts to the temples with the cooperative efforts of villagers in many villages

2)             Ascertained facts to establish truth about the Devarayaanjaal scam

3)            Conducted Hindu Sammelanam (Hindu conferences and meetings) in Hyderabad and Guntur with the help of Dharmacharya mandali

4)            Worked against the passage of the ordinance by the Government of Andhra Pradesh to take over the 181 Hindu religious institutions (ashrams,           mathams and peethams)

5)            Obtained stay orders from High Court of Andhra Pradesh to stop the Government of Andhra Pradesh from transferring the lands of our temples to Indiramma Housing Scheme

6)            Organized protest demonstrations (dharna) to publish a white paper on the state of various temples in Hyderabad

7)             Conducted protest demonstrations (dharna) and distributed pamphlets opposing evangelization activities on Tirumala hills, opposed the reduction of jurisdiction of Tirumala temple from seven hills to two hills and opposed the construction of Tirumala ropeway and successfully ensured that the government stopped these activities

8)            Utilizing the Right to Information (RTI) Act to examine the records of jewels and ornaments of Lord Venkateswara of Tirumala and observing every aspect of functioning of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD)

9)            Vehemently opposed and prevented evangelization activities at Simhachalam, Bhadrachalam, Annavaram and other famous temples of Andhra Pradesh and ensuring that the Government of Andhra Pradesh passed an Act to penalize the evangelists with a punishment of two years jail and a fine of Rs. 2000

10)            Visited hundreds of villages to help resolve the problems of any temple, ashram, matham or peetham anywhere in Andhra Pradesh

11)            Conducted protest demonstrations to oppose the auction of temple lands in cities and urban areas of Andhra Pradesh

Global Hindu Heritage Foundation and Hindu Devalaya Parirakshana Samithi have taken up the task of protecting Hindu Temples and Hindu culture which requires immediate attention from Hindu society. It is our wish that every Hindu must wake up from the slumber, destroy their own apathy and negligence, start going to their Temples, begin to enjoy the beauty and power of our Deities, participate in ringing the Temple bells and wake up to the sacred sounds of temple bells. With all humility, we request each one of you to participate in this movement to protect our Hindu temples and to contribute for the success of this movement.

Donations

 If we have to make an impact on our movement to bring changes to preserve our culture, we need you financial support.  Approximate cost for this Pada Yatra is $ $65,000.

Your generous donations to continue our efforts to free Hindu Temples from government control, 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: 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

You can go to savetemples.org and pay by PAYPAL

 For more information

http://savetemples.org

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