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YEAR END APPEAL
  Date : 11-18-2017


OMKARA MAHAGANAPATHY DEVASTHANAM

THE HINDU TEMPLE OF CENTRAL TEXAS
4309 Midway Drive, Temple, TX 76502
www.hindutemple.org /254 771 1270

YEAR END APPEAL
 
 
 
 
Dear Devotees and Patrons of the Hindu Temple of Central Texas,
 
The year is coming to an end and several of you are again thinking about making a donation to a worthy cause. While there are several worthy causes, we hope that you will keep the Hindu Temple of Central Texas in mind and make a generous donation to the temple.  
 
This is a small temple with two outstanding priests, Sri Sreeram Hariharan and Sri Bangalore S. Srinidhi, to look up to for our religious needs. Devotees come from not only the Central Texas area but also from all over Texas to have darshan of Omkara MahaGanapathy and the other deities at the temple.  The temple is quite traditional and quite beautiful, often photographed with loved ones standing in front. The new ‘ॐ Dhyana Mandapam’ is as much a serene meditation area as it is a proclamation of the unifying monistic Hindu philosophy.  
 
The temple has the usual day to day expenses. The premises and building need to be maintained. We have two funds: 1). An operating fund to meet the day to day expenses and some of the more expensive maintenance and repairs. 2). An endowment fund. The principal in this fund will remain untouched. The interest or gain can be used for any needed purposes if there are insufficient funds in the operating account. The endowment fund is still being built up. 
 
There is need for additional bathrooms and classrooms. 
 
A place of worship should serve its own community and the larger community in which it is located. With that spirit, we provide annadanam for the devotees every week-end and a few of the special holidays. In addition, the temple provides sandwiches and chips for the poor and homeless in the community once a month through Feed My Sheep Temple. Volunteers prepare the sandwiches in the temple premises and then deliver to Feed My Sheep Temple.
 
We have cultural activities, spiritual discourses from time to time and Sunday classes for children and adults. 
 
Any amount of donation will go a long way. “Many a drop makes an ocean”, as the old saying goes. Please help us also take advantage of employer matching where available. You may send your check to the above address. To donate on line, please click:
http://hindutemple.org/donate/
http://hindutemple.org/wp-content/themes/hindu_temples/htct_annadana_pledge_form.pdf
 
Again, we sincerely hope that you will keep the Hindu Temple of Central Texas in mind as you make your year-end and ongoing charitable donations. All donations to the temple are tax deductible and we will send a receipt. 

As we will be sending cumulative year-end donation receipts for donations of $250 or more, please let us know if you have a new mailing (USPS) address. Please send the address change to info@hindutemple.org. 
 
We look forward to continue to fulfill your religious, spiritual and social needs
 
Sincerely,
The HTCT Board
 
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