DOLLAR-A-DAY SUPPORT FOR THE TEMPLE AND MONTHLY POOJA SPONSORSHIP
Dear Devotees, Patrons and Well-Wishers,
The Hindu Temple of Central Texas, the first traditional Hindu temple in the area, came into being in 2001 and has served the community since then.
When the temple remained closed due to the pandemic, the daily Pooja and special poojas and abhishekams were being done by the priests without fail. We have had several homams and Poojas that streamed on-line and were well-received by those who participated via YouTube. Special poojas are still held and streamed, at least on a weekly basis.
The onslaught of COVID-19 has changed our lives. The pandemic resulting in the indefinite closure of the temple initially with partial opening later has severely reduced on-site devotee visits, poojas and donations. Our sincere thanks to all the devotees who have sent in (and continue to send in) donations and sponsored e-poojas/on-line poojas.
The temple has reopened gradually and carefully, albeit partially. Keeping our devotees and priests safe has been and will continue to be our paramount consideration.
We have used the time of closure to do some much needed repairs and paint the inside and outside.
Enhancing our services and tailoring them to the needs of our devotees are ways we envision securing our future. Towards that, we have established a monthly Pooja sponsorship program. It can be set up as a monthly donation program through your bank, credit card or PayPal.
Suggested sponsorship is $31 (about a $ a day) for one deity (ishtadevata), $51 for two deities, $101 for all deities or however much you can contribute per month. Prasadam will be mailed to you. Annual Pooja sponsorships will continue as on our web-site.
To donate, please click on https://hindutemple.org/Events/monthly-archana-services.php. You may reach the site from the web-site, https://hindutemple.org/. You can set it up via your bank’s web-site to make the monthly payment, use PayPal or credit card. You may also send a check with the form duly filled in and printed.
We are happy to inform you that our temple is now active in Benevity. If your employer uses Benevity for employee giving, kindly send your donations through that. Many companies use Benevity and match your donations.
Your donations will be a huge benefit for temple operations that primarily focus on charitable activities.
Please send your comments and suggestions to improve the temple services to email@example.com. We firmly believe the heart and soul of our temple will shine through with your help.
Thank you for your continued support.