Our Temples symbolize India’s hallowed culture and Sanathana Dharma. Temples,
which are the repositories of sculpture, paintings, music literature, dance and
other art forms, are built for the prosperity and wellbeing of all people.
According to Sastras, God manifests Himself in the images and fulfils the
desires of the devotees on account of the spiritual penance of the great sages
who consecrated the deities in the temples and the regular rituals performed
there and due to the enchanting beauty of the idols, which conform to the Silpa
Agamas. It is the bounden duty and responsibility of every Indian to preserve
these temples, which are the centers of vedic culture, to renovate any
dilapidated portion of the temples or rebuild them. It may be the Vimana or
Prakara, Balipeetha or Dwajasthambha or it may be even the main idol. It is said
natural disasters like flood and drought may occur not only in the villages
where such ruined temples are located but also in the entire country.
Many acharyas have expressed their displeasure over raising new temples
indiscriminately and stressed the need for preserving the ancient temples,
consecrated by the great sages. There may be temple like edifices, which reflect
the glory of vedic culture and religion or places of archeological interest.
It is an uphill task for individuals alone to undertake their preservation and
renovation. With a view to accomplish this lofty aim, Tirumala Tirupati
Devasthanams has launched ‘Sri Venkateswara Heritage Preservation Trust’.
‘Karta Karayite chaiva prerakas syonu modaka’ which means one who organizes or
executive a noble task, encourages, approves and derives pleasure from it,
enjoys all fruits of such a meritorious act. We earnestly appeal to all
philanthropists to contribute generously to ‘Sri Venkateswara Heritage
Preservation Trust and participate in this sacred endeavor. There is need for
renovating dilapidated temples in every village and in every town for universal
welfare. The donors can contribute any amount towards this scheme.