Presentation on theme: "TEMPLES AND TELEVISION - PROMOTING SPIRITUALITY Technology is now ready to promote spiritualism with the advent of spiritual television channels. The Temple,"— Presentation transcript:
TEMPLES AND TELEVISION - PROMOTING SPIRITUALITY Technology is now ready to promote spiritualism with the advent of spiritual television channels. The Temple, a primary place for spiritual practice is now accessible to all from everywhere. Lets take a look at how the partnership has evolved and what the future holds for the temples, channels and the worshipper.
BEFORE THE ADVENT OF TELEVISION Temples were accessible primarily to those who had The Health: Physically disabled and people with health afflictions usually were left out of the opportunity to seek blessings from their beloved deities. The Money: Expenses like traveling, boarding and food had to be accounted for when worshippers were coming in from outside. The average man had to fork out a hefty sum if he wished to seek the blessings of his deity. The Time: People had to be left with time to be able to visit the temple and this was becoming increasingly tougher as the race to accumulate more meant very little time for everything else.
AFTER THE ADVENT OF TELEVISION Spiritual Channels like AASTHA arrived on the scene and revolutionized the process of seeking blessings. Today people can benefit from the darshan of their favorite temples sitting at home anywhere in India or around the World. Temples are now accessible to all, even the disabled since television now eliminates the need for travel. With television now available in almost all homes, the cost of darshan is now a fraction of the cost involved otherwise.
BENEFIT TO THE TEMPLES Television channels like AASTHA help promote the popularity and awareness about temples by reaching out to the masses.(AASTHA reaches over 20 million households worldwide.) More people seek to visit the temples when able and this translates to better funds/amenities at these places of worship. Temples can now literally break geographical boundaries and be accessible to people in diverse countries. Customs and rituals at temples can now be presented in a fashion that makes it easier for the common man to understand and appreciate. Satellite channels like AASTHA can be used by temples for broadcasting their important festivals and fairs to worldwide audiences.
Some Temples covered by AASTHA Siddhivinayak Temple (Prabhadevi) Swami Narayan Temple (London, Chicago, Houston, Ahmedabad) Akshardham (New Delhi), Char Dham Golden Temple, Jain Temples of Ranakpur Shatrunjay Teerth (Palitana), Somnath Temple (Veraval) Vaishnodevi Temple (Jammu), Mahavallabha Ganesh (New York) Vithal Mandir (Pandharpur), Venkateshwara Temple (New Jersey) Shirdi Sai Mandir (Shirdi), Ganga Talao (Mauritius) Babulnath,Sai Dham (Mumbai), Sai Mandir (Baldwin) Ashtavinayak Darshan, Ganesh Mandir (Titwala) Mahalaxmi Temple (Mumbai, Kolhapur, Dahanu) Shani Singanapur, Nageshwar Mandir (Dwarka) Mota Ambaji Dham (Mt. Abu) Mumbadevi Temple (Mumbai)
AASTHAs Worldwide Reach Currently reaching over 20 million households in Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe and the Middle East with viewership in excess of 100 million through PanAmSats PAS-10 global beam. In USA available on WorldDirect platform of DIRECTV at channel no. 2005. In the United Kingdom available on Sky Digital platform of BSkyB at channel no. 828. In Canada available on Rogers Digital Cable at channel no. 584.
TO CONCLUDE AASTHA and the temples together have the potential to offer a lot to the worshipper. By joining hands they can go a long way in promoting India as a spiritual destination to the world. The powerful, positive vibrations of these temples can reach millions of homes in India and around the world through television and this will go a long way in attracting worshippers to the temples, help accumulate funds for temple trusts so that they in turn can provide better amenities to the worshippers.
THANK YOU. AASTHA family PRAYS FOR YOUR WELL BEING.