Parakala Lakshmihayagriva Mission, USA, Inc.
154 Northfield Road, Bridgewater, NJ 08807; Phone (908) 432 2421
E-mail: [email protected]
A 501 c(3) Tax-Exempt Non-Profit Organization incorporated in the State of
New Jersey, ID 0400675686; EIN: 47-1247265
Under the niyamanam of the revered Acharya, HH Srimad Abhinava Vageesha Brahmatantra Swatantra Mahadesikan, Sri Brahmatantra Swatantra Parakala Mutt, Mysore is happy to announce the formation of Parakala Lakshmihayagriva Mission, USA, with the primary mission of establishing the first temple outside India for the worship of Sri Lakshm Hayagriva the presiding Deity of the Mutt. Currently there is no place of worship in the US representing the unique traditions of Sri Brahmatantra Swatantra Parakala Mutt. There is a growing demand from the devotee community in the US to have such a permanent formal place of worship set up as soon as possible where we can install our Lakshmi Hayagriva Deity and begin regular worship services. PLM’s aim is to promote the Srivaishnava way of life among followers of this faith who have migrated to the US and also support the Mutt’s religious and secular activities in India. PLM, USA has been incorporated in the State of New Jersey effective July 25, 2014.and is a tax exempt non-profit charitable organization.in the USA under IRS 501(c3).The following are the main goals of this organization.
- To develop and operate a place of worship in USA for Sri Lakshmi Hayagriva.
- To serve as a link between the disciples and devotees residing in the US on the one hand and the parent Organization in India on the other.
- To bring together devotees and disciples of the Matham and celebrate functions and festivals of interest to the Matham in their homes and neighborhoods across the US.
- To provide worship and religious services, where possible, at the homes of devotees nationwide when requested
- To help in raising funds to support the operation and projects* of the parent Mutt, as well as to participate in local community service to the extent possible.
*Parakala Mutt, the parent organization in India is an ancient institution and is recognized as a tax-exempt organization. In addition to its religious mission, tt has traditionally been involved in community service such as poor feeding (Annadaanam) and supporting educational activities. The Mutt has set up religious as well as secular charitable Trusts to manage its activities. Currently, a Charitable Tax-Exempt Trust (80G) manages two educational institutions, (i) A Rural Higher Secondary College in Melukote, India called Sri Lakshmi Hayagreeva Pre-University Arts College and (ii) A Degree College in Mysore, India called Sri Lakshmi Hayagreeva College . Poor students are offered free mid-day meals at the Melkote College..
PLM plans to spread its message to the disciple community in the US through sale of devotional cassettes, newsletters and periodic member meetings. We solicit generous contributions from the disciples and abhimanis of The Parakala Mutt and devotees of Lord Sri Lakshmi Hayagriva in general, in support of the above goals. Contribution checks made payable to PLM, USA may be mailed to C/o Sri Ranga Raj, 26 Laconia, Irvine, CA 92614. Alternately, contributions may also be made by credit card by using this PAY BY CREDIT CARD LINK. For all inquiries, please contact any of the Directors listed below.
Please note that contributions made to PLM, USA are eligible for US income Tax deduction under applicable IRS rules.
The present Members of the Executive Committee of PLM, USA are
Sri Vijay Raghavan
P: (425) 466-2222
Sri Raghavan Sreenivas
Resident Agent in NJ & Secretary
P: (908) 393-2822
Sri Ranga Raj
P: (310) 251-1557
Sri Srinivas Khedam
P: (425) 445-4294
Sri Bharath Srivatsa
P: (404) 679-4542
Sri S.R. Ranganath
Resident Agent in North Carolina
P: (917) 379-7784