Varsha Raj and Pradeep Ravikumar Support Their Spiritual Roots
Residents of Austin, Varsha Raj and Pradeep Ravikumar were both raised Hindu and felt it was important to give back to the Austin Hindu Temple and Give Realty was able to help them do just that.
Varsha and Pradeep pulled from personal experience when deciding to work with Give Realty to purchase a home in Grandview Place. “Having direct experience from living in a developing country, we know that many people are less fortunate than us, and this awareness prompts us to both live within our means and to help others when we are able to,” says Varsha.
The Austin Hindu Temple was founded in 2001 and has more than 3,000 members. The organization not only provides religious services including weddings, a place of worship, a Sunday school, but also social services to improve the community such as blood drives, bone marrow registrations, and community service. Varsha and Raj, who are members of the congregation, have also used the services of the temple priest to bless their new home, according to the Austin Hindu Temple.
Both Varsha and Pradeep recognize the importance and need for the special resources and environment of the Austin Hindu Temple. “It is a great resource and community facility for other Hindus in Austin and even the community at large. The temple is a very peaceful and spiritual place and allows us to spend time in a familiar setting that we miss from time to time,” says Varsha.
Austin Hindu Temple is dependent on donations for the current expansion and building of a new temple. This donation from Give Realty, on behalf of the clients, will help provide a much larger space that can be used for festivals, marriages, and other occasions.
Three Ways to Help The Austin Hindu Temple
- Support. Volunteering and donating to the Temple and its programs will help the Austin Hindu Temple further its mission.
- Learning. Utilize the organization to understand Hinduism better.
- Help the Community. Help keep Eastern Travis County free of crime by urging the allocation of budget dollars for roads, parks, and schools.