HOPES is a group of independent and proud Hindus wishing to celebrate and promote our religion on the basis of equality free from sectorial and denominative barriers. Like many other Hindus we have different beliefs but are uniting to celebrate with each other and learn from one and other in the knowledge that we all have something to share and a lot to learn with regards to Hinduism.
We do not subscribe to a single way or methodology of worship. Our only quest is to do all things related to our religion correctly. We do not promote allegiance to any temples, societies or organisations, Devis or Devtas for worship.
HOPES started out as the brainchild of Acharya Latcheman. Being a man of vision, he knew what seed had to be planted back then to harvest the fruits we see blossoming in the form of the HOPES organisation. In early 2010 he invited 4 families to his home to participate in a Vishnu Sahastra pooja. With the commitment and perseverance that followed, HOPES was born. The name of the organisation was officially adopted after the celebration of Holi held on the 19th and 20th of March 2011. Out of necessity of an identity, the Hindu Omkar Panch Ekta Sangh or as it is abbreviated, HOPES was adopted. HOPES is the vehicle we wish to use to unify and educate people regarding Hinduism. As Acharya Latcheman has already started to educate many during the past year, Hinduism is not a religion based on airy fairy strange and complicated rituals. It is a religion that has acts, mantras, rituals and so on that have significant and profound bearing on the life we live if done correctly at the correct time as everything in our lives are based on the cosmos and the movement of the planets. Although science is now starting to find explanations of how Hindu rituals generate positive energy and is beneficial in everyway possible, Hinduism itself is beyond science and even science with all its current and future advancements will never be able to unravel or quantify the true benefits of our rich and diverse heritage.
As HOPES our intention is to use most celebrated or observed religious festivals to enhance our understanding of Hinduism and living one’s life as it was intended according to our scriptures or as close as is possible in this day and age. It is also our intention to assist in facilitating the opportunity for Hindus living in flats, complexes, townhouses, golfing estates, and so on. who under normal circumstances, due to the rules of such places of residence, do not have the opportunity to part-take in the proceedings of a pooja as participants and not mere observers.
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