About the Book
Over the years, Hindus have slowly forgotten the amazing treasures that are hidden in the land of Bharath. The resilience of Hindu mind; suppleness of its soul; suppleness of Hindu character; gracefulness of Hindu cultures; equanimity of Hindu moral compass; gracefulness of Hindu traditions; the inner strength of Hindu scriptures; sacredness of rivers, mountains, animals and trees; the genuineness of the simple living and high thinking; the astounding principles of ahimsa - belief in nonviolence, grandeur of the principle of Vasudaika Kutumbam; the potency of spiritual life and glory that was and is Bharath; and all-embracing live and let live principles are the gems that are essential for the survival of Hinduism and human race itself. The richness of Bharath was clouded by ignorance, her glory seared with communalism, enveloped with the fog of secularism. The Hindu pride was tarnished with greed and smeared with Macaulyism. The future of Bharath looks bleak, depressing and miserable. Bharath Mata is attacked from all quarters. She is not even spared by vocal Hindu secularists, liberals and communists. Media has created havoc by denouncing the Hindus, Saints and Hindu organizations and leaders. Beneath every Hindu, there is the presence of divinity, dharma, spirituality and ahimsa. Somehow, he has forsaken the ancient richness and allowed it to be smeared with greed, name, fame, power, position, wealth and recognition that only satiate the present not the future. Divine intervention can only reverse the trend and malaise. Hinduism is being attacked by selected Hindus as well as the two Abrahamic religions. Patience, tolerance and ahimsa made Hinduism a defenseless religion in the world. It has become a soft target with no retaliation or any plan to protect itself from enemies both within and without. Unlike other two major religions, Hinduism does not preach for expansion, does not believe in terrorism and does not practice deceptive techniques to convert people; nor do they believe in the expansion through conversion techniques. Their emphasis is on the development of the individual, self-improvement and enlightenment.
About the Author: Dr. Prakasarao Velagapudi went to USA in 1965, completed his PhD degree and worked in academia before retiring in 2006. He was fortunate enough to get involved in various religious and spiritual activities over the last 35 years. He was one of the Founding members of Hindu Temple Society of Mississippi (HTSM) and served as its President from 1986 to 1991. During this period, 7000 square feet Hindu Temple was built and consecrated in 1990 with Lord Venkateshwara as the Moola Murthi. He is the Chairman of Datta Yoga Center since 1993. He moved to Frisco, TX in May 2009 to help coordinate the planning and Construction of 32,000 square feet Karya Siddhi Hanuman Temple on a ten-acre lot with a budget of about 10 million dollars. Five feet Marakata (Emerald) Hanuman was installed in the Temple in 2015. He conducted several tours and lectured on various aspects of Hinduism to the Americans, high school students and college students who visit Karya Siddhi Hanuman Temple. In 2006, Global Hindu Heritage Foundation (GHHF) was started by a group of highly professional people in USA with the sole objective of freeing the Hindu Temples from government control and protecting Hinduism. Serving as President of GHHF since its inception. Conducted numerous programs with Dr. Subramanian Swamy in India and USA over the last ten years. Awards Received: Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji of Avadhuta Datta Peetham awarded "VISHWA HINDU" title in December 2013 in the presence of Sr. Subramanian Swamy in Mysore. NATS awarded the title of "Spiritual Seva Leader," Yuva Kalavahini conferred the title "Swami Vivekananda Excellence Award" and TANA issue Distinguished Service Award. TTD and Hindu Dharma Parirakshana Trust invited to attend "Dharmic Sadassu" in 2015 and 2017 in Tirupati. Bhaarath TV recognized his service to Hinduism and conferred "Dharma Premika" award in February 2017 in Hyderabad. Articles Written: He has written more than 1125 articles that are published in SAVETEMPLES website. Please visit the website for more information: savtemples.org