Hindu Bhavan of Fayetteville

907 Cedar Creek Road

Fayetteville, NC 28312

A non profit Organization promoting Hindu culture and philosophy



August 15, 2014

Dear Friends and well-wishers:

Namastey! And Jai Sri Krishna. On behalf of Hindu Bhavan I wish you the very best on the occasion of Janmashtmi. Tomorrow, we have a full day planned at the temple. The Jain Puja (see flyer for details) will begin at 9 am and conclude with Mahaprasad at 1 pm. This will be followed by the regular Puja at 5 pm and conclude at 7PM. The evening program will be Mahaprasad at 7 pm and Bhajans (see flyer for details) hosted by the BAPs group followed by the Janmashtmi Puja at 10.30 pm to conclude at midnight. Everyone is invited and welcome.

This year has been very busy and productive at the temple. We have celebrated many events including the Ekal fundraiser and the interfaith event on the occasion of Ram Navami. This was very well liked and appreciated by our congregation and guests and the youth did a wonderful job, as did all of our speakers. We had a very successful Varshikotsav event in May and I am very grateful for all the support of our donors and volunteers, including each and every one that rose to the challenge and pledged support for the Picnic shelter.

We are continuing to make progress with the Picnic Shelter project and the drawings are near complete with plans to be submitted for permits in the coming week. The next step is to invite construction bids and proceed with construction soon after. I will keep you posted and all donors will be recognized. Our donor recognition boards for the temple are now up and displayed in the main hall, and the initial feedback is very positive. I encourage you to visit. The donor categories and contribution levels (cumulative) are listed below for reference.

As we move through the rest of the year, we will soon prepare for the Ganeshutsav festival at the end of August with a weeklong celebration and a weekend of Puja, music and a cultural event. Details will be made available in the near future. This will be followed by Navratri, Dusshera, Diwali and Annakoot. We look forward to your participation, support and gaiety at the temple.

I want to remind each family that we typically collect memberships ($150/-) and pledges of any annual contribution (above $150/-) through the year and this may be an opportune time to do so, if you have not already contributed. For those that have, many thanks! I want to recognize all our Board of Directors and Trustees for their continued and unflinching support in this endeavor.

I am pleased to say that our temple is now a locus for our Asian Indian community with an emphasis on improving our spiritual growth, finding common ground, providing a location for religious worship and cultural events. The community is more cohesive and it is my fervent hope that we will continue to grow stronger in all aspects. We should continue to focus on providing support for our city in improving the quality of life for all citizens and to invest in making a better environment.
Look forward to seeing you at the temple.

Please remember that “your legacy is determined by not who you are, or what you keep, but instead by what you give and how you change the environment around you to make it better for others to follow, after you have left.”
Remember the Vedic message – “Do Your Duty”, and ask questions of yourself – “Who am I? What is my purpose on earth? And what is my relationship with the Divine?”

Jai Sri Krishna!

Submitted respectfully

Rakesh Gupta - on behalf of Board of Directors and Board of Trustees – Hindu Bhavan

Donor Categories

General Donors $ 1000 - $ 4999
Bronze Donors $ 5000 - $ 9999
Pearl Donors $ 10000 - $ 19999
Silver Donors $ 20000 - $ 50000
Gold Donors $ 50000 - $ 150,000
Platinum Donors $ 150,000 - $ 250,000
Diamond Donors $ 250,000 and above

Contact Number
Rakesh Gupta 910-977-2995
Raju Shah 910-578-8039
Kamal Bakri 910-484-8956
Kalpana Krishna 910-670-5596
Mrs.Sharmila Ganesan 910-818-5108
Mrs.Vinita Gupta 910-527-4961
Mrs.Koki Patel 910-489-8638
Arunesh Kaushish 910-824-4638

Last Updated on September 26, 2014