[Advaita-l] An Appeal to All Mathadipatis and Hindu religious heads

Kuntimaddi Sadananda kuntimaddisada at yahoo.com
Fri Jan 12 02:40:31 EST 2024

PraNams to everybody. I realize this post may be irrelevant to the theme of Advaita. After seeing Shree Jayanarayanan's post, felt like writing this appeal - to see how other members can suggest any better means to solve this nagging problem. 
Problem: We have many temples all over India, particularly more so in the South. Devotees put a lot of money into the Hundi as part of their offerings. The major problem is State Govts take all that money and spend for their use or give it to Churches and Mosques and none goes back to the temple. In the famous Tirupati Tirumala Devasthanam, where a lot of money gets collected in the Hundi, the state govt not only takes but also has appointed all Christians for managing the temple since the CM is Christian. Only Hindu temples are under State Govt but not other religious centers such as Mosques and Churches. State Govts do not take their money nor manage those. Question remains -How to stop this nonsense?
My suggestion is all the heads of the Hindu religion, particularly Mathadipaties should organize as unit and raise this issue first to appeal to the state govt. and also appeal to all Hindus to protest against this injustice to sanatana Dharma. 
I am not sure how the member feel, recognizing that this is unrelated to Advaita, nevertheless in a way affect all of us. 
As a Hindu what course of action is appropriate for the religious heads to protect our temples? 
My apologies to the organizers of this list and to the member for posting this here. One can ignore this if it is considered inappropriate.  

Hari Om!Sadananda


    On Friday, January 12, 2024 at 03:00:17 AM GMT+5:30, S Jayanarayanan via Advaita-l <advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:  
Sri Sri Jagadguru Shankaracharya Mahasamsthanam Dakshinamnaya Sri Sharada Peetham, Sringeri - 577139
Important Announcement for Astikas
It is a matter of joy for all Astikas that after a struggle of about five centuries, the Prana-pratishtha is to take place in the
beautiful temple constructed for Bhagavan Sri Rama in the Sri Ram Janmabhoomi Kshetra of sacred Ayodhya on Pushya Shukla Dvadashi
It has been noted that during such an occasion, certain ill-wishers of our Dharma have used the name of "www.dainikjagran.com"
in social media to spread a post, which carries a photo of Dakshinamnaya Sringeri Sharada Peethadheeshwara,
His Holiness Paramapujya Jagadguru Shankaracharya Sri Sri Bharati Tirtha Mahaswamiji and conveys that the Sringeri Shankaracharya
in a message has expressed displeasure over the Prana-pratishtha.
However, the Sringeri Shankaracharya has not given any such message. This is merely a false propaganda by ill-wishers of our Dharma.
All Astikas are hence requested to disregard such false propaganda and take note of what has only been published by the official website
(www.sringeri.net) and official social media platforms of the Sringeri Sharada Peetham.
It has to be noted here that on the occasion of Deepavali (12-11-2023), the "sharadapeetham" youtube channel of the Peetham had
published the message of the Sringeri Jagadguru conveying that all Astikas engage in the chanting of the Rama Taraka Mahamantra
keeping in mind the upcoming Prana-Pratishtha at Ayodhya. Accordingly, Astikas have been chanting the Mahamantra in large numbers.
His Holiness Sringeri Shankaracharya has conveyed blessings that every Astika must suitably take part in this most sacred and
rare Prana-pratishtha and be a recipient of the unbounded grace of Bhagavan Sri Rama.
CEO & Administrator Sringeri Math 
www.sringeri.net E-mail: adminoffice at sringeri.net Phone: 08265 - 250123 

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