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Prakasarao Velagapudi

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Dr. Prakasarao Velagapudi went to USA in 1965, completed his PhD degree and worked in academia before retiring in 2006. He was fortunate enough to get involved in various religious and spiritual activities over the last 35 years. He was one of the Founding members of Hindu Temple Society of Mississippi (HTSM) and served as its President from 1986 to 1991. During this period, 7000 square feet Hindu Temple was built and consecrated in 1990 with Lord Venkateshwara as the Moola Murthi. He is the Chairman of Datta Yoga Center since 1993. He moved to Frisco, TX in May 2009 to help coordinate the planning and Construction of 32,000 square feet Karya Siddhi Hanuman Temple on a ten-acre lot with a budget of about 10 million dollars. Five feet Marakata (Emerald) Hanuman was installed in the Temple in 2015. He conducted several tours and lectured on various aspects of Hinduism to the Americans, high school students and college students who visit Karya Siddhi Hanuman Temple. In 2006, Global Hindu Heritage Foundation (GHHF) was started by a group of highly professional people in USA with the sole objective of freeing the Hindu Temples from government control and protecting Hinduism. Serving as President of GHHF since its inception. Conducted numerous programs with Dr. Subramanian Swamy in India and USA over the last ten years. Awards Received: Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji of Avadhuta Datta Peetham awarded “VISHWA HINDU” title in December 2013 in the presence of Sr. Subramanian Swamy in Mysore. NATS awarded the title of “Spiritual Seva Leader,” Yuva Kalavahini conferred the title “Swami Vivekananda Excellence Award” and TANA issue Distinguished Service Award. TTD and Hindu Dharma Parirakshana Trust invited to attend “Dharmic Sadassu” in 2015 and 2017 in Tirupati. Bhaarath TV recognized his service to Hinduism and conferred “Dharma Premika” award in February 2017 in Hyderabad. Articles Written: He has written more than 1125 articles that are published in SAVETEMPLES website. Please visit the website for more information: savetemples.org