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
।श्री लक्ष्मीहयग्रीव परब्रह्मणे नम:।।
।।श्रीमते भगवद् रामानुजाय नम:।।
।।श्रीमते निगमान्त महादेशिकाय नम:।।
।। श्रीमद अभिनव वागीश ब्रह्मतन्त्र स्वतन्त्र परकाल महादेशिकाय नम:।।
Parakala Lakshmihayagriva Mission, USA, Inc. (PLM, USA) was formed in 2014 Under the niyamanam of our revered Acharya, HH Srimad Abhinava Vageesha Brahmatantra Swatantra Mahadesikan of Sri Brahmatantra Swatantra Parakala Mutt (aka Matham), Mysore, 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 formal 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 religious organization in the USA under IRS 501(c3).The following are the Mission and main goals of this organization.
To operate a Place of Worship for Sri Lakshmi Hayagriva, the Presiding Deity of Sri Brahamatantra Swatantra Parakala Swamy Mutt in the US and through its activities preserve and foster the tradition of this ancient Mutt amongst its disciples and the US Hayagriva devotee community at large.
- To develop and operate a formal 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 Mutt and celebrate functions and festivals of interest to the Mutt 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 religious institution in India. In addition to its religious mission, tt has traditionally been involved in community service such as poor feeding (Annadaanam or “soup kitchen”) and supporting educational activities. The Mutt’s on-going Educational Projects are the operation of 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.
Towards the achievement of its mission, PLM, USA has started an Ashram in December 2018. This Ashram, known as the Parakala Ashram and Sri Lakshmi Hayagriva Sannidhi which houses our roving Deity, Sri Lakshmi Hayagreeva, is located in Charotte, NC. PLM,USA plans to spread its message to the disciple community in the US through the activities at this Ashram, such as daily and periodic religious functions and conduct of national tours (knownas “Sancharams“) taking the Deity to the homes of devotees and disciples all across the country. PLM, USA also hopes to promote its message 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.
Present Executive Committee of PLM, USA
Vijay Raghavan, President, vijaychak at hotmail.com
Sreenivas Raghavan, Secretary & Resident Agent for NJ, raghavshobha at gmail.com
Ranga Raj, Treasurer,snrangaraj at yahoo.com
Srinivas Khedam, Vice President,skhedam at yahoo.com
Bharat Srivatsa, Member; bsrivatsa at gmail.com
Ranganath Srinivasa Raghavachary, Member, Resident Agent for NC, srranganath at yahoo.com
Srinivasan Vedantha Ramanujam, Member, sriniv.vr at gmail.com