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    AP govt bans New Year celebration at temples, says it is not Hindu Vedic culture


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    Celebrating ‘New Year’ is English culture….

    It is not ‘Ugadi’, it is not Gudi Padwa, it is not Navreh, it is not Baisakhi, it is not Putthandu, it is not Vishu, etc
    AP govt bans New Year celebration at temples, says it is not Hindu Vedic culture





    The department sent a circular directing temple managements to abstain from decorations for New Year

    The Hindu Dharma Parirakshana Trust of the Andhra Pradesh endowments department has issued a notice directing temple authorities to ban the practice of New Year darshans and decorations in the temple on January 1.

    The circular stated that the temples continue to follow the ‘Christian era’ (Gregorian calendar) even after attaining independence
    from the English 70 years ago, reported Deccan Chronicle.

    The circular said that only Ugadi, the New Year according to the Telugu calendar, should be celebrated.

    In the circular, the temple managements were directed not to spend money on floral decorations or erect any banners.

    Endowments department secretary Dr Chilakapati Vijaya Raghava Charyulu said, “Ugadi, the Telugu new year that is celebrated in Chaitra maasam, is in accordance with the Hindu tradition,” reported The Hindu.

    Raghava said it had come to the department’s notice that the temple managements were spending lakhs of rupees on floral decorations and welcome banners for the New Year.

    “It was not appropriate to spend on the New Year revelry, which was not in accordance with the Hindu tradition, from the donations of the devotees. Hence, it is directed to follow the suggestion scrupulously,” The Hindu quoted him as saying.
    He told DC, “As New Year celebrations were not Hindu Vedic culture and ‘English culture’ still prevailed in Hindu temples where devotees were wished with New Year greetings and lakhs were spent on decorations in temples, the custom had to be stopped.”


    Read more at: https://www.thenewsminute.com/articl...-culture-73610
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    Customer satisfaction.
    If there is a demand, why not sell to satisfy the demand.
    In our temple, it is one of the best Hundi and Arati collection day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by prasad1 View Post
    Customer satisfaction.
    If there is a demand, why not sell to satisfy the demand.
    In our temple, it is one of the best Hundi and Arati collection day.
    Temples are not 'commercial establishment' to ensure customer satisfaction.

    And devotees who visit temples cannot be termed as customers..

    In temples,, it is bakthi that is important and Hundi or Arthi collections are secondary.
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    hi

    in USA....even many hindu temple celebrate new year eve midnight poojas/aarthi.....money collection is important ....
    asato maa sadh gamayaa, tamaso maa jyotir
    gamayaa, mrityor maa amritham gamayaaa..
    om shanti, om shanti, om shanti...upanishad
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    Hi Sir,

    Of course, it is nice to note that some of the temples may have an eye on aggressive fund raising programmes, such as Soup kitchen, Shelters, conducting yoga classes, Senior Citizen Programmes, health fairs, and such other programmes supporting humanitarian causes, besides maintenance of the temple and extending authentic religious services.

    Thus, they ensure that the funds so collected are given back to the civil society by contributing to social development initiatives.
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    Welcome initiative! Some temple boards got crazy and started having New Year at 12.00 Midnight!!
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    It is nice to be religious and bhakti and all that.
    End of the day bhakti never fills the stomach.
    You need money for worldly things.
    The money has to come from Individuals and organizations (again individuals).
    These individuals are customers, and their needs have to be satisfied.

    If temples do not meet the customers demand they will go elsewhere. That is how all this babaji's and Guruji's get their followers.
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    Whenever a temple is built on those days, our forefathers with foresightedness, have made enough provisions of both movable and immovable properties to take care of maintenance of temples and thus most of the temples are self-sufficient. And there is no dearth for philanthrophists on those days.

    As such, most of temples don’t depend on devotees contribution or Hundi collection.

    But, it is some of the mean minded individuals who loot such properties through various means…

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    13 Temples Around India That Have More Money Than Our Billionaires

    Temples are a beacon of hope for devotees who visit them. With each prayer comes an offering that makes the god 'rich', and the temple richer than ever. In this 'give and take', the deities rake in more moolah than even some billionaires do. Don't believe us? Take a look at these numbers.


    1. Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Kerala




    Read more at: https://www.indiatimes.com/culture/w...es-255247.html

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    Loot of the Hindu heritage and Temple wealth.




    Bharat, in ancient times, was the richest country in the world with its treasure trove in Temples and Shrines. After Mughals those are still being exploited by the Govts in Independent India.

    Shankhnaad | New Delhi | Re-posted- June 1, 2016:: Bharat, in ancient times, was the richest country in the world and was called a ‘Golden bird’ by the British, a crown in the jewel of British empire when it came to be subjugated by the colonial powers. It was looted a number of times by different invaders due to its rich heritage and temples and wealth in general.

    Mahmud of Ghazni looted the Somnath Temple in 1025 AD by completely destroying the structure of the temple and taking away all the precious materials from the temple.
    India has always been a victim of loot from centuries and this loot continues still date by various sources, including our own government.

    By the simple means of controlling the temple finances, the government of India is looting all its wealth and there is barely a record of this ‘legalised’ robbery being committed in broad daylight.
    The first official control of the religious places dates back to 1863 in the form of “The Religious Endowments Act, 1863”. The act nominates trustees to look after the affairs of the religious place and the government should abstain from the control.

    In early 1920 government saw huge treasures and donation in the temples and got lured into the riches it promised to the politicians and bureaucrats.

    Read more at: https://hinduexistence.org/2016/06/0...ge-and-wealth/
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