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Our Dharmik activities to awaken and unite Hindus worldwide in October 2013 (Ashwin 5115)

Forum for Hindu Awakening’s volunteer dhak have been working selflessly to promote Dharma education, and awaken and unite supporters of Hinduism since its found in January (Paush2009. Here is a glance at these inspiring Hindu activities and the positive response we have received in October 2013 (Bhadrapad - Ashwin 5115, as per the Hindu calendar). We hope they will inspire our readers to work together to understand, live and preserve Hinduism ! Join us in serving Dharma

1. Visitors to the Forum for Hindu Awakening website (www.HinduAwakening.org)

YouTube HinduAwakening.org Facebook Fans Twitter Followers Google+
5,714 39,581 19,370 7,540 107

1A. Website Ranks



(May 2013)

Vaishaka- Jyeshtha

(Jun 2013)

Jyeshtha -  Ashada

(Jul 2013)

Ashada -  Shravan

(Aug 2013)

Shravan -  Bhadrapad

(Sep 2013)

Bhadrapad - Ashwin

(Oct 2013)
Google rank Page Rank 3 Page Rank 3 Page Rank 3 Page Rank 3 Page Rank 3 Page Rank 3
Alexa rank 408,644 372,485 347,497 374,619 336,251 315,306

2. Number of articles

2A. Total articles: 669

Articles published for the month of October 2013: 18

2B. News items published: 121

2C. Denigrations published: Total 6 denigration news were published on website under news section.

  • USA: Statement by Rajan Zed, Universal Society of Hinduism President, Hindus worldwide upset at “trivialization” of Lord Ganesh in Sunday Times (October 30, 2013)

  • Protest : Denigration of Shri Lakshmi by 'Choc of the town' through chocolate product

  • Durban, South Africa: Denigration of Lord Ganesha - Hindu anger at Zapiro cartoon

  • Denigration of Durga Devi by 'Aaj Tak' news channel

  • Litigation filed against hindi movie Ram-Leela, says it hurts Hindu sentiments

2D. Campaigns:

FHA launched protest against denigrating play ‘Displaced Hindu Gods’ which was played at the Mixed Blood Theatre, Minneapolis from October 5th  to October 27, 2013. The play’s website and poster depicts a man and two women apparently playing roles of sacred and revered Hindu trinity Lord Brahma, Lord Kalki and Lord Shiv.

  • The act on Lord Bharma, is a One-Hijra(Transvestite) comedy routine.

  • The act on Lord Kalki, a girl-gang thriller

  • The act on Lord Shiv, post-colonial fantasy

This portrayal of the divine is contrary to the way Hindu Scriptures describe the Deity’s form or how the Deity is depicted in Hindu temples. In this play, our revered Deities are being used in a fictitious context, trivial manner and the most abominable fashion. The portrayal of Lord Brahma, Lord Kalki and Lord Shiv in this play is highly objectionable to the Hindu religious sentiments.

Appeal to protest this show was made by circulating news letter to devout Hindus and launching the online signature campaign and encouraging support was response was received to signature campaign.  In just five days close to 100 signatures were received from Hindu supporters.

3. Online prasar

3A. FHA Facebook

3A 1. Breakup of total posts made on FHA Facebook profile in October - 2013

Sr No Post Post seen by people Likes Shares
1 Hinduism growing in Africa without Proselytizing 21,376 171 242
2 Hinduism-101 Highlights - Understanding Spiritual Significance of Navratri 10,316 120 119
3 World’s largest Hindu temple to come up in West Champaran ! 9,264 93 24
4 **Rituals performed during Navratri** 8,188 184 131
5 Establishing Goddess Ashtabhuja and Navarnav Yantra 7,764 104 40
6 Idols of Hindu gods, goddesses vandalised in Bangladesh !  7,338 24 57
7 Acharya Sushrut (600 BCE) 6,356 109 126
8 I believe in Ram, can’t argue for Ram Setu to be destroyed : Solicitor General Mohan Parasaran 6,188 203 69
9 How a church in Maine became a Hindu temple 5,874 60 20
10 International Islamic College coming near Tirupati !  5,856 68 45

3B. FHA Google+



(May 2013)

Vaishaka- Jyeshtha

(Jun 2013)

Jyeshtha -  Ashada

(Jul 2013)

Ashada -  Shravan

(Aug 2013)

Shravan -  Bhadrapad

(Sep 2013)

Bhadrapad - Ashwin

(Oct 2013)
Total Likes 139 173 516 873 1174 2147
Others who added in their circles 69 78 95 119 147


4. Regional Prasar

4A. North America

4A 1. Dharma prasar efforts of seekers in North America

4A 1. FHA gets opportunity to setup stall on October 27, 2013, at the Hindu Unity day in New Jersey: On Ashwin Krushna Navami (October 27, 2013), FHA volunteers got the opportunity to setup panchang and book stall at the Hindu Unity day event in New Jersey. Around 50 Dharmabhimanis attended the event and 10 of them visited our stall. A devout Hindu made donation towards Panchangs. FHA also gifted 3 panchangs to Dharmabhimanis.

4A 2. Lecture on topic of Deepavali conducted on October 27, 2013, at Hari Om Mandir in Chicago: On Ashwin Krushna Navami (October 27, 2013) a Power point presentation was conducted Mrs. Kalpana Sharma at the Hari Om Mandir in the city of Chicago, on the topic of ‘Deepavali and Sacrifice’. Total attendance was around 25-30 Dharmaabhimanis. All the 16 old Panchang’s (Hindu Chetana 2013) were taken by the attendees at the end of the presentation while 7 new Panchangs of 2014 got distributed.  

4A 3. FHA seekers display Holy texts at World religion conference on October 6, 2013, in Toronto, Canada: On Ashwin Shukla Dwitiya (October 6, 2013) FHA seekers got opportunity to display Holy texts at the World religion conference. Around 60 flyers about chanting were distributed among the attendees. There were 4-5 booklets and a couple of granths distributed. Total event attendance was around 400 Dharmabhimanis while 55 of them visited our stall.

5. Satsangs and Balsatsangs held in various centres

Centre Dharma satsangs Bal satsangs
NA 2 5
Total 2 5


6. FHA SEO Report

6A 1. A total of 18,911 new visits were received this month to FHA website through the Google ad words campaign.

6A 2. Breakdown of visits as per each campaign are as per 1st Oct  to 31st Oct 2013

Campaigns Clicks Impressions*
Hindu Calendar 2013 12,187 264,328
How to perform Shraadha? 456 15,580
Diwali – Festival of lights 291 13,254
Celebrate Dhanteras 2013 17 417
Navratri 5,960 258,315
Total clicks 18,911  

*Impressions means, the number of people who saw our advertisement.

7. FHA Article Submission Report

7A. An article on 'Diwali' was printed in Brisbane Indian Times (print and online http://issuu.com/bitonline/docs/bit_oct_13). Trudi, the editor also asked for a view point on Diwali of 50 words.

7B. An article each on 'Navratri' &  'Diwali 2013'  was printed in the weekly newspaper of Indo Canadian Voice (print), Canada. The editor is Sunil Narula and it has a circulation of 20,000 copies, in the cities around Vancouver through temples, grocery shops and restaurants.

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