Hindu Temples Destroying Hinduism in USA with Devotees Millions

published on June 23, 2013

Dave Makkar

I have no idea how much has been invested in Temples in India but majority of them are in the business of destroying Hinduism by providing ceremonial services of Aarti & Bhajans only and ignoring 750 million poor Hindus living in acute poverty. For last few years the trend is to built Corporate Temples reflecting architectural marvels like Akshardham. The money spent on Akshardham was sufficient to built a integrated township for 2000 poor Hindu families with primary, middle and High schools along with facilities for youth, elderly and community events. In India problem can be attributed to functionally illiterate dishonest Hindu Leaders, lack of transparency in management and non-disclosure of financials as well as high illiteracy among the Hindus. Unfortunately same is true with highly educated Hindu Leaders in USA supported by majority of Hindus with equally or more higher level of education.

More than $5 Billion dollars has been invested in more than 450 Temples run by highly educated Hindu Leaders with no vision for Hinduism and no respect for equal rights for Hindus in USA. Majority of them have failed to give Hindu values to their own children. Barring may be 2 dozen temples, these temples are used for 4-5 hours every Sunday and on special occasions for ceremonial Aarti and Bhajan Kirtan with Electronic instruments. There are no programs for youth or their involvement in the management of these temples. There are no classes on Hinduism or discussions on Hinduism or devotional music training or training for traditional music instruments or Sanskrit/other Hindu language classes or speech/essay competitions on Hinduism or games or any Scholarships for practicing Hindu youth or any help to less fortunate from the community. On the other hand Sikh Gurudwaras in USA have all these programs for the youth and some of them are even providing SAT classes for students to compete in their Senior High Schools as well as programs for Senior Citizens. Even the Christian Church, Jewish Temples and Muslim Mosque are running schools, day care centers, Soup Kitchens for poor and various religious study programs for the youth and providing financial help to less fortunate from their own communities in USA. Recently an American asked a question on Facebook, when Hindu Temples are not teaching Hinduism or doing any social work in their community or take a stand for equal rights for Hindus; then what they are doing inside their massive millions of dollars facilities and millions of dollars in their bank accounts?


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