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Amma Vodi

Amma Vodi is a social welfare project exclusively addressing the special needs of destitute women in India. Our society abounds in cases where women from all castes and communities suffer from discrimination. Their plight becomes even worse when they are rendered homeless and destitute. They become the target of untold misery, suffering and exploitation. Life seems to them as no longer worth living, and they get forcibly driven to many inhumane situations.

Amma Vodi, which means 'Mother's Lap', is a social welfare project exclusively addressing the special needs of destitute women. The project envisages the establishment of a major rehabilitation center for destitute women in the precincts of Hyderabad region in Andhra Pradesh. With a deep, heart-felt concern to improve the lot of such women, Pujya Sri Ganapathi Sachchidanada Swamiji has planned the project Amma Vodi. Amma Vodi will come up on a 2-acre land belonging to Datta Peetham, Mysore and situated adjacent to the Dindigal Ashrama, Hyderabad.

On 21st February 2003 in Guntur Ashrama, Sri Swamiji approved the plans of the Ammavodi project. The plans drawn by Sri Sidhvin Constructions envisages a three story cottage block to house 200 destitute. There will be a common dining hall, cooking facility, staff houses and generator room, office and security blocks. The spacious rooms will have three cots and there will be a twin toilet and wash basin. A library, video room, meeting hall, meditation room will be there in the main block. The plans were submitted to Pujya Sri Swamiji by Dr. D.R. Rao, Sri S.V.Ramana Murthy I.P.S. V Achyuta Rama Rao - Engineer and Contractor. and Sri K. Narayana Rao, members of the project. Sri Swamiji blessed the plans and instructed the construction to commence soon.

PROPOSED SERVICES UNDER AMMA VODI PROJECT

- Amma Vodi will be equipped with all the essential services and amenities needed for the overall development of the women staying there on physical, social, emotional, and spiritual levels.

- The objective is to offer each woman a true home.

- The rehabilitation center will have the intake capacity for 225 destitute women.

MAKE DONATION

There are two ways you can make donation to Amma Vodi Trust.

We encourage you to make monthly donations instead of one lump sum donation.   By pledging monthly, you are ensuring that you think of this cause and do this seva on a regular basis.     PayPal is incredibly secure and charges a small commission for credit card gifts made to its site.  

Holistic Health Center

A very comprehensive health care system at Sri Ganapati Sachchidananda Hospital is being run within the institutional frame of its holistic health center Preventive curative aspects of health care are the important goals of the Center where both out patients and in patients medical health care services are available. A wide variety of services under the Allopathic, Ayurvedic, Homeopathic and other complimentary system of medicine such as music therapy, Yoga therapy, Crystal therapy, Aroma therapy and physiotherapy are being provided under the guidance of professionally trained doctors and Para-clinical staff.

Datta Peetham conducts free health-care services for detection and treatment of various diseases. For example, Dental camps, Asthma and Allergic Disorders Camp, Cardiac Screening Camp, Cataract Screening Camp and Orthopedic Camp are conducted through the year at regular intervals, which benefit a fairly large number of people. To cover the poor population of surrounding villages of Mysore, there is a Mobile Dispensary Van, which regularly attends to the medical needs of rural population.

A special health-care service regarding Awareness of Aids and HIV detection occupies a priority concern towards the expansion of health-care services in near future.

MAKE DONATION

There are two ways you can make donation to Holistic Health Center Trust.

We encourage you to make monthly donations instead of one lump sum donation.   By pledging monthly, you are ensuring that you think of this cause and do this seva on a regular basis.     PayPal is incredibly secure and charges a small commission for credit card gifts made to its site.  

Nitya Annadanam


Sri Jayalakshmi Mata

 


Anna (food) danam (donation)

Ancient Vedic studies mention
Annadana is supreme and incomparable to any charity

Food is the basic requirement for all humans
Thus for the one who does Annadhana
to devotees, attains heaven (Punya Loka)
in this Universe (Brahmanda)


Annadhana improves strength,
sharpness of brain and divinity to
both the donor and receiver


In this whole universe,
the creation depends on food
and it is progressing because of the food.
Giving food to the devotees
is more than attaining heavens

Annadanam Program in USA
During a short visit in the year 2000 to San Jose in California (San Francisco Bay Area), Sri Swamiji announced and permitted the Datta Yoga Center's San Jose Chapter to lead the Annadanam Programme for the Jayalakshmi Mata Nitya Annadana Trust in Mysore.

Datta Yoga Center is a U.S. charitable organization, and all contributions to this organization are tax deductible.   Your donation made to Datta Yoga Center,   will be forwarded to Jayalakshmi Mata Nitya Annadhana Trust.


SRI JAYALAKSHMI MATA NITYA Annadhana TRUST

Sri Jayalakshmi Mata Nitya Annadhana Trust was founded by His Holiness Sri Sri Ganapati Sachchidanada Swamiji and formed mainly to provide Annadhana (free feeding - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) to all.   In addition, The Trust helps the poor and needy by providing free Education, free medical care, and Social upliftment, irrespective of Caste, Creed, Color, Sex, Religion or Nationality.

The main object of the Trust is Annadanna (feeding).   The residents of the Ashrama, numbering about 400, are given free breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day irrespective of caste, creed, sex, religion or nationality.   In addition, people   visiting the Ashrama for various reasons are also provided free breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Approximately 10,000 people per day visit the Ashrama from all over India and Abroad during the following yearly festivals: week long program celebrating His Holiness Sri Swamiji � s birthday in May/June, ten to twelve-day program for Navaratri in October, Dattatreya Jayanti in December, and Maha Shivaratri in March.   Approximately 2,000 people are present in the ashrama for the following festivals/occasions: Jayalakshmi Mata Aradhana in April, Lakshminarasimha Jayanti in May, Guru Poornima in July, Sri Narahari Teertha Aradhana in July/August, Sri Krishna Janmashtami in August, Gowri and Ganesh festival in August, Deepavali in November, Dhanalakshmi pooja in October, Iftar party to Muslim brethern, Christmas in December, New Year day on January 1st, Sankranti on January 14th, Venkatamakhi and Thyagaraja Aradhana in March and other celebrations.   The numbers above are approximate and increase each year, but regardless of the number of people who attend, The Trust provides free food for all.

Various medical and dental camps are conducted in the ashrama each year.   Hundreds of patients and their families attended.   In addition many doctors and medical staff are present to provide the care.   The Trust provides free food facilities for all these individuals.

Distribution of Anna Prasada at Sri Datta Venkateswara Temple: On every Saturday and Sunday evenings between 5 to 9 pm., more than 2,500 people from nearby and far off places as well as tourists visit Sri Datta Venkateswara Temple complex.   The Trust has arranged for serving Anna Prasada of nearly 100 kgs of rice for distribution to the general public.

WHY SHOULD YOU DO Annadhana?

His Holiness Sri Sri Ganapati Sachchidanada Swamiji has made it a priority in His mission to feed people.   Jayalakshmi Mata Nitya Annadhana Trust gives us the divine opportunity to   participate and involve in Sri Jayalakshmi Mata Annapoorna Mandir at Avadhootha Dattapeetham . Providing food to fellow devotees and others is an important way in which we can do service (seva).   In India, at Sri Swamiji � s request, it is a common practice for Datta devotees to keep aside a fist full of uncooked rice each time rice is cooked at home.   Devotees accumulate the rice and bring or send it to the ashrama, where the rice is cooked and served to the many residents and vistors of the ashrama.   Since we are not in India, it is not practical for us to send rice to India.   We can however provide monetary assistance to the ashrama to cover the cost of rice and other food items.

During a short visit in the year 2000 to San Jose in California (San Francisco Bay Area), Sri Swamiji announced and permitted the Datta Yoga Center's San Jose Chapter to lead the Annadanam Programme for the Jayalakshmi Mata Nitya Annadana Trust in Mysore. Sri Swamiji asked the DYC's San Jose chapter to be responsible for this programme and permitted to manage and maintain the Annadanam program in USA. Sri Swamiji spoke on the importance of Annadanam and the way of Annadanam in Mysore Ashrama. Sri Swamiji said that it was one of the most important instruction from Jayalakshmi Mata (Sri Swamiji's mother) when Sri Swamiji was a child. To fulfill her command the Annadanam was being performed since the day Mysore Ashrama started in 1966. Three times a day food is served to all inmates and visitors irrespective of caste, creed, color, sex or age. Scriptures glorify the merits, Annadanam act brings and it was an important activity in Sri Swamiji's life. Sri Swamiji was against the sales of food in Ashrama, as it would lose its sacredness and reverence with which a devotee consumes food. Sri Swamiji exhorted all present to actively support the Programme. Improve the activity of Annadanam (feeding of food) in your centres. Those centres where it is not started yet, kindly do so now. Every household should offer at least a fistful of Rice daily.

During Sri Swamiji � s 60th birthday celebrations, Sri Swamiji stressed the importance of Annadhana seva and encouraged all to take part in this seva.


 

MAKE DONATION

There are two ways you can make donation to Annadana

We encourage you to make monthly donations instead of one lump sum donation.   By pledging monthly, you are ensuring that you think of this cause and do this seva on a regular basis.     PayPal is incredibly secure and charges a small commission for credit card gifts made to its site.  

Sponsor A Child

VIDYA NIDHI - SGS Vidya Samsthe, is a FREE educational facility run by the Avadhoota Dattapeetham, providing primary and high school levels of education in Mysore. This school provides FREE education to under-privileged students, who cannot afford schooling. In addition to the prescribed academic curriculum, this school also provides various extra-curricular activities such as debates, sports, arts & crafts, music competitions and study tours. These facilities are being run by the generous support from Sri Swamiji, and need additional funds to support expansion of infrastructure, continuous efforts at improving the facilities and maintaining a high standard of education. These are a constant concern of Sri Swamiji and the Dattapeetham. We request you to kindly support this program with your tax-exempt donations.

VAGDEVI SCHOOL FOR THE REHABILITATION OF COMMUNICATION IMPAIRED - provides pre-primary education, diagnostic evaluation and intervention including educational intervention from infant stimulation, vocational training to communications-impaired children in an integrated setup. This is the first of its kind institution in India putting all the communication-impaired children under one roof. This center was originally established in 1996 by Smt Shantha Radhakrishna and was taken over in 2002, by the Avadhoota Datta Peetha Trust under the guidance of His Holiness Sri Ganapati Sachchidananda Swamiji of Mysore. Sri Swamiji devoted His entire life to the welfare of humanity and is the support and energy behind the SGS Vagdevi Centre in Bangalore. With a humble start with 8 students, this centre now has 72 children. It serves as a speech and hearing clinic for children who are hearing impaired, intellectually challenged and autistic.

The Vagdevi Centre is looking for financial and other support in the following areas:
  • Financial support to expand the activities of the centre.
  • Teaching aids, toys, furniture and other equipment for the centre.
  • Hearing aids to poor and deserving children.
  • Sponsoring hearing testing camps and other similar activities of the centre.
  • To expand the present premises to meet the expanding needs.
Please support these programs with your tax exempted donations.

MAKE DONATION

There are two ways you can make donation to Sponsor A Child Trust.

Accident Relief

For several years, Emergency Ambulance Vans have been and will continue to be donated periodically to Police department of different districts to help the police staff to render timely help to victim of accidents on the road ways by reaching speedily at the accident spot and transporting the accident victim to the nearest medical facility

MAKE DONATION

There are two ways you can make donation to Accident Relief Trust.

We encourage you to make monthly donations instead of one lump sum donation. By pledging monthly, you are ensuring that you think of this cause and do this seva on a regular basis. PayPal is incredibly secure and charges a small commission for credit card gifts made to its site.

Music Therapy

The age old system of Nada-Chikitsa (Healing through Music) has found its revival through Sri Swamiji intense research and practice into the relation ship of music and health. Conceptualized as " Music for Meditation and Healing " , the therapeutic aspects of music occupy a very important place in the overall scheme of health-care services at the Holistic Health Center.

A special unit known as Music Therapy Research Center has been created whose main objective is to transmit the research experience of Sri Swamiji to medical doctors belonging to various schools of medicine and also to impart training to them in the use of music for therapeutic purposes. A team of doctors, musicians, musicologists, yoga therapists, physiotherapists and research assistants are constantly working around this project under the guidance of Sri Swamiji.

Music therapy has proved to be very effective in the following diseases & ailments:

1. Migraine and tension headaches.
2. Insomnia and other sleep disorders.
3. Reduction in pain due to surgical procedures and labor.
4. Stress related emotional disorders including depression and anxiety.
5. Dermatological disorders including psoriasis & neuro-dermatitis.
6. Improvement in memory, alertness concentration and other cognitive functions.
7. Improvement in diabetes control.
8. Lowering of blood pressure.
9 Wide varieties of conditions ranging from common cold to cancer and HIV.

MAKE DONATION

There are two ways you can make donation to Music Therapy Trust.

We encourage you to make monthly donations instead of one lump sum donation.   By pledging monthly, you are ensuring that you think of this cause and do this seva on a regular basis.     PayPal is incredibly secure and charges a small commission for credit card gifts made to its site.  

Service For Disabled

Special group of people carrying physical impairment and who are poor and needy, are being looked after through provision of special services such as free distribution of wheel chairs, crutches, tricycles swing machines to help them overcome their physical challenge.

MAKE DONATION

There are two ways you can make donation to Service for Disabled Trust.

We encourage you to make monthly donations instead of one lump sum donation.   By pledging monthly, you are ensuring that you think of this cause and do this seva on a regular basis.     PayPal is incredibly secure and charges a small commission for credit card gifts made to its site.  

Bhajan CDs Fund

Propagate the Joy of Sri Swamiji's Divine Music by contributing to the 'sponsor Bhajan CDs fund' :

By making a contribution to this fund you can be instrumental in putting Sri Swamiji's Divine Music in people's hands.

When you make a contribution to this fund, Sri Swamij's Bhajan CDs will be purchased from DYC USA bookstore and will be donated to different Temples in USA.

We have a comprehensive list of Temples in the states and as and when contributions are received, a set of Bhajan CDs will be shipped to the next temple in the list. The package contains multiple CDs of 5 different titles. One set of the 5 CDs will be donated to the temple itself, so that they can play the Bhajans in the Temple for everybody's benefit.

We request the receiving Temples to give the CDs (free of charge) as 'prasad' to devotees who sponsor for pujas like 'abhishakam', 'kalyanam' etc.

We feel that, this is a very effective way to propagate the joy of Sri Swamiji's divine bhajans.

Contributions can be made online or by check (payable to' DYC USA' ) and by mentioning 'Sponsor Bhajan CDs Fund' in the memo section of the check. All contributions are tax deductible.

MAKE DONATION

There are two ways you can make donation to Bhajan CDs Fund.

We encourage you to make monthly donations instead of one lump sum donation. By pledging monthly, you are ensuring that you think of this cause and do this seva on a regular basis. PayPal is incredibly secure and charges a small commission for credit card gifts made to its site.

Ashram Maintenance Fund

His Holiness Parama Pujya Sri Ganapati Sachchidananda Swamiji is the Pontiff of Avadhoota Datta Peetham at Sri Ganapati Sachchidananda Ashrama in Mysore, India.

Sri Swamiji is the greatest spiritual leaders of the present day is an asset to India and the world at large. Revival of culture, reformation of society and establishing peace, happiness and universal brotherhood among mankind and transforming into godly men is His mission.

Sankranthi, Sri Bala Swamiji’s Birthday, Maha Shivaratri, Ugadi, Rama Navami, Sri Swamiji's Birthday, Navaratri, and Datta Jayanti are the most auspicious events that take place at the Ashram. These festivals are unique in their character and thousands of devotees from all over the world participate to experience these unique events. At these festivals you will experience a unique combination of vedic rituals, classical music, classical dance and traditional drama.

As a part of his mission Sri Swamiji started the Avadhootha Datta Peetham nearly 45 years ago; built 77 Datta temples all over the world. Pujya Sri Swamiji's universal vision and deep compassion to uplift humanity has inspired the Avadhoota Datta Peetham to run a vast variety of programs, activities and projects towards enrichment of human life.

Datta Peetham is also a learning centre of the traditional Sanskrit and Vedic literature. The new and innovative Yoga techniques are also imparted at Datta Peetham. Datta Peetham follows strict traditional ritualistic practices while conducting religious ceremonies. Ashram Maintenance Fund is a charity program to support such events and run the ashram activities.

MAKE DONATION

There are two ways you can make donation to Ashram Maintenance Fund.

·           Monthly pledge   via PayPal (credit card) or by Mail or by Direct Withdrawal from your Bank Account

·           One time donation   via PayPal (credit card) or by Mail

We encourage you to make monthly donations instead of one lump sum donation.   By pledging monthly, you are ensuring that you think of this cause and do this seva on a regular basis.     PayPal is incredibly secure and charges a small commission for credit card gifts made to its site.  

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