Vishwa Hindu Parishad of America- Massachusetts

Vishwa Hindu Parishad of America- Massachusetts

What is Vishwa Hindu Parishad of America (VHPA)?
VHPA is an independent, nonprofit, tax exempt 501(c)(3) and volunteer-based charitable organization serving the needs of Hindu
community in US.

Why was VHPA founded?
VHPA was founded to address social, educational, cultural, and
spiritual needs of Hindu society in the US, and to network with other Hindu
organizations with humanitarian causes worldwide.

Who is a Hindu according to VHPA?
According to VHPA Hindus are those who believe in, practice, or respect the
spiritual and religious principles having origins in Bharat (India), which
includes Jains, Buddhists, Sikhs and people, worldwide, of various
religious sects within the Hindu ethos.

What is the vision of VHPA?
VHPA was founded with a grand vision of building a dynamic Hindu society
inspired by the eternal values of Dharma and the lofty ideal of Vasudhaiva
Kutumbakam meaning the entire creation is one family.

Why is the name of Vishwa Hindu Parishad of
America similar to Vishwa Hindu Parishad in India?

Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Bharat was founded in 1964 and it was the only Hindu
organization of its kind at the time founded by prominent personalities from
Vedikas, Jains, Sikhs and Buddhists, whereas VHP of America was independently
founded in 1970, six years later in the US. Keeping the vision of Hindu unity
in mind the organization in the US was named similarly.

Is VHPA a branch of any other organization?
No. VHPA is an independent organization in the US governed by the laws of the
US with its own constitution.
Though inspired by the same values and ideals as those followed by Vishwa Hindu
Parishad of Bharat, VHP of America is distinct, legally separate and
operationally independent Non-Profit organization in its own right within the
USA. The programs, projects, policies of VHPA are determined by its Governing
Council and operationalized by its Executive board in USA.

What is VHPA’s stand in general?
VHPA’s vision for the Hindu society is rooted in the sacred
soil of Hindu Dharma and enveloped in the hallowed breath of the Rishis charged
with the vibrations of the Mahavakayas. Dharma is the very core that holds our
society. Yes, we stand for sciences, but sciences rooted in Dharma. Yes, we
stand for technology, but technology soaked in Dharma. Yes, we are for all the
Arts, but arts that are alive with Dharma. Yes, we are for a social order and
good governance, but governance that is solidly planted in Dharma. VHP of
America welcomes into its fold anyone and everyone that share its vision. Its
programs and activities invite participation from all members of the
communities in America without regards to race, gender, creed or spiritual
orientation, provided such engagements foster and promote harmony, goodwill and