To: Hindu Temple of Fresno Community
From: Raj Banka, Chairman of the Board
Hindu Temple of Fresno
Pranams, With your cooperation and generous financial support we were able to complete the temple construction last year. The Moorthi Committee put in a lot of thought and effort in the selection and purchase of Moorthis installed in the temple.
When we ordered the Krishna Shila (black stone) moorthis of Ganesh Ji, Shiv Ji, Balaji, and Kartikeya Ji, it was suggested by many devotees that traditional decoration of the moorthis with silver Kavachas (shields) as well as ornaments were necessary. However for financial reasons the "Kavacha" project was kept on hold till the temple construction project was completed. However the molds required to make custom fit Kavacha for each deity were made in Bangalore and stored for future use before shipping the Moorthis to USA.
Now that the temple construction is complete, the idea of getting Kavachas was brought up by some devotees. Several individuals expressed interest in participating in the fund raising efforts for the Kavachas. The management of the temple made some preliminary estimates for all four shila Moorthis and other decorative pieces of ornaments that go with it. The estimated total cost total is approximately $30,000.00.
The Moorthi Sub-Committee is still working on final cost.for Kavachas for following mootthis::
We are requesting devotees to contribute generously to this project in the suggested amounts of $500, $1000, $1500, $2000 and higher. As usual, your donations are tax deductible. Once we reach 60% of the target amount, we will place the order. If you wish to sponsor any item, completely, you are more than welcome.
Time is of essence and we would like your feedback and donations as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact any of the following members of Moorthi Sub-Committee for Kavach.
Thank you for your support
Dr. Raj Banka, Committee Chair
Mrs. Aruna Gade,
Dr. Nagabhushan Malakala,
Dr & Mrs. Mahanty,
Shri Shankaramanchi Ji (our Priest)