Forum for Hindu Awakening’s volunteer sādhak have been working selflessly to promote Dharma education, and awaken and unite supporters of Hinduism since its found in January (Paush) 2009. Here is a glance at these inspiring Hindu activities and the positive response we have received in July 2013 (Ashadh 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+|
1A. Website ranking by Google and Alexa
- Google Rank (till 31 July 2013): Page Rank 3
- Alexa (till 31 July 2013): 374,619
2. Forum for Hindu Awakening Website
Total articles so far: 644
Articles published for the month of July (Ashadh) 2013: 1
2B. News published
Total news published: 112
2C. Denigrations published
Total 5 denigration news were published on website under news section.
- Hindu organizations protest against insult to Jhansi Rani, praise of Rahul Gandhi in text books
- Protest : Disgraceful desecration of Shrīvitṭhal by Jain Irrigation Systems !
- Protest: ‘Jai Maharashtra’ channel shows Indian Government Congress Minister in form of Shrīkrushṇa
- Upset Hindus ask NZ Herald for front page apology for goddess Kālī caricature
- Denigration of Deities thro’ tiles stopped by HJS by creating awareness
3. Online prasar
3A FHA Facebook
Breakup of total posts made on FHA Facebook profile in July(Ashadh)-2013
|Subject (Post)||No of shares for the Post||No of readers / visitors|
|How to blow conch before a pūjā?||More than 100||More than 6,500|
|Correct method & science of doing namaskār to God||—||More than 7,500|
|Why are tulsī leaves used while offering Naivēdya to a Deity?||More than 300||More than 17,000|
4. Prasar efforts in North America
4A Prasar efforts done by seekers for ‘Hindu-Chetana – 2014’ Panchāng
4A 1. Positive response to East and West Coast Panchang orders: So far for the East Coast, out of total orders around 30.73% are booked, i.e. 461 orders (out of which 93 are confirmed).For the West Coast, out of total orders 29.8% are booked, i.e. 447 orders (out of which 214 are confirmed).
4A 2. Positive response for advertisements on East and West coast: For West coast calendar total 80 Advertisements were received and for the East coast calendar total 50 advertisements were received.
4B. Efforts done by seekers of North America for Dharma prasar
4B 1. Forum for Hindu awakening California seekers conducting lecture at Shrī Siddhi Vināyaka temple in Fremont, USA and attendees placing their orders for ‘Hindu-Chetana – 2014’ panchang: On Ashadh Krushna paksha Ashṭamī, Kaliyuga Varsha 5115 (30.7.2013), Forum for Hindu Awakening seeker, Mr. Amey Ranade conducted a lecture on the topic of ‘Guru’s in Hinduism’ at Shri Siddhi Vinayaka temple in the city of Fremont. Around 25 devotees attended the lecture. The event began with Mr. Jitendra Dhawas introducing the devotees to FHA mission, followed by the lecture. After the lecture, 9 orders for ‘Hindu-Chetana 2014’ were collected and around 40 fliers with information about Forum for Hindu Awakening satsangs and Panchang were handed out at the event.
4B 2. Seekers of Forum of Hindu Awakening being present for a discourse of Shrī Swami Narendracharyaji Mahārāj of Nanij and they explaining about ‘Hindu Chetana’ to the devotees present there: On Jyēshṭha Krushna paksha Navamī Kaliyug Varsha 5115 (1.7.2013), Mr. Yogesh Gandre and Mrs. Sailee Gandre attended the discourse of Swami Narendracharyji Maharaj of Nanij, India. Total attendance was around 25-30 devotees. Seekers got an opportunity to explain about ‘Hindu Chetana’ panchang to the attendees and gifted ‘Hindu Chetana’ to some Dharmabhimanis present there.
4B 3. Forum for Hindu Awakening California seekers attending inauguration ceremony for new Shri Siddhi Vinayaka Community Centre in Fremont USA: On Jyeshtha Krushna paksha Trayodashī , Kaliyug varsha 5115, (6.7.2013), 7 seekers and 3 balseekers attended the inauguration ceremony of the new Siddhi Vinayak cultural centre (SVCC) in the city of Fremont, California. More than 200 devotees attended the event. Forum for Hindu Awakening got the opportunity to display sāttvik Deity pictures, Holy texts and incense sticks. Around 50 fliers were handed out to devotees visiting the exhibition tables.
4C Gurupourṇimā lectures and celebrations in North America
4C 1. Lectures held for Gurupournima
|Place||No of attendees||Highlights|
|Omaha, US||8||3 curious also attended the Gurupournima puja and 2 have started chanting Datta chant.|
|Hindu Sabha Mandir, Brampton, Canada||18||Around 40 flyers containing information on Dharma satsangs & panchang were distributed. FHA received 7 signatures for the survey for introducing Sanskrut in Peel Schools by Peel School District Board as a foreign language. Also 10 orders for FHA 2014 Panchang were received.|
|Shrī Shiva-VishṇuTemple, Livermore, US||30|
|Houston Durga Bari Society Temple, Houston||40||Sale of about 23 Hindu Chetana 2014 panchangs happened.|
|Mountain House, California||16|
|Hainesport., New Jersey||30|
4C 2. Gurupournima pujan
|Crystal Lake, US||4|
5. Satsangs and Balsatsangs held in various centres
|Centre||Dharma education satsangs||Children’s sanskār satsangs|
6. Key Highlights
6A. Article optimisation seva
6A 1. Start to Article optimization seva: This month, Article optimisation seva began with seekers assigning articles to themselves.
6A 2. This seva is being done in co-ordination with Quality control seva seekers.
6B. Highlights of Adwords campaign and their result
6B 1. A total of 18,730 new visits were received this month to Forum for Hindu Awakening website through the Google ad words campaign.
6B 2. Campaign of ‘Hindusim 101’: Two potential attendees signed up with Hinduism 101 for the event held on Ashadh Krushna paksha Shashtī, Kaliyug varsha 5115, (28.7.2013) through the adwords campaign.
6B 3. Some changes are being made to the content of the events page to make the adwords campaign for Forum for Hindu Awakening, Hinduism 101 event more effective.
6B 4. Breakdown of visits as per each campaign in June(Jyeshtha) 2013 are as per below
|Hindu Calendar and Hindu Panchang||16,544||176,620|
|Event – Hinduism 101||1427||110,214|
*Impressions – The number of times the ad was displayed by google during the search