2013 Veda Samrakshana Payment Details


Waited for a week to see poll results. Here is where it stands – out of 1279 readers, 211 answered the poll.


Nearly 20% of the readers are willing to contribute. Thanks to all who have pledged. With my sincere prayers to Periyava I am going to accept these donations. Hope Periyava will guide me….Your support and encouragement is immense. Above all, your trust in me makes me feel more responsible and nervous at the same time !

Here are few points to remember::

1. I am going to have you all pay to my personal account (both in India and in US). If you are in US and need tax advantage from this contribution, pl let me know. If you are in India and need tax deduction, not sure if I can help you. Regardless, pl email me separately at mk.netid@gmail.com.

2. For making payments, from last time’s experience, I want to make this very easy to manage with all my professional commitments etc. With that in mind, I am not going to accept any physical cheques in India and will accept only electronic transfer. As most of us now use net banking, hopefully it should not be an issue. If this is an issue, pl let me know via email/comments here.

3. Folks not in India, US and Canada, please ask someone in India to transfer the funds to my account.

4. When you make the payment, please drop an email with your name and contribution amount so that I can maintain a record of all donations.

5. Any drive has to have an end date. I would like to keep this drive open for 2 months. By end of May, I want to close this drive.

6. Last but not the least, the guidance I provided of $64 or Rs 2400 was based on Periyava’s calculation. It is NOT the minimum amount. I do know that many feel that Rs 2400 is a small amount. However, it is a very relative statement. With that in mind, I want to state that there is no min and no max amount set for this drive – I will accept anything.

My India account details::

My US Bank Details::

Thanks for reading this long email. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me. Thanks for participating in this drive. I am sure Periyava will bless all of us for even thinking about helping a veda patasala – even if we do not donate, we still get the punya.

Jaya Jaya Shankara Hara Hara Shankara



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25 replies

  1. i would like to know more about Savithri trust

  2. Dear Mahesh, HDFC bank is not accepting payment in NRO a/c Pl suggest alternate method Natarajan

    Date: Thu, 4 Apr 2013 03:01:32 +0000 To: natarajan_as@hotmail.com

  3. DearShri Mahesh, Kindly accept our humble contribution towards the Veda Samrakshana.. I have done the transfer to your HDFC account. For you verificationof acounts I have attached the transfer details. Thanks and Best Regards, Venkatraman and Vidhya Venkatraman

  4. Mahesh, when I try to set you as a recipient, it’s asking for zip code. Can you share it?

  5. awaiting your reply.

  6. Dear Sir,
    Tried to transfer amount to your HDFC a/c thro’ my Indian Bank site. Before transferring, I included your name and bank details. But in the Account category, ‘NRO ACCOUNT’ is not included in the site. Hence failed. What is that you would like to do for people like me. Kindly reply. p.s.mahadevan.

    • I have received funds from others. I am not sure why it would fail only for you? I dont think you even need to mention NRO account etc. all you need is the account # and the other codes.Can others help?

      • This is a very good initiative. Little drops make an ocean..

        Regarding the challenge faced by shri.psmahadevan: at times interbank transfer fails. He should ensure he maps the account in Inter bank – Transfer – NEFT – Category. In fact – the name that we mention in this step is for our reference and it need not match the a/c holders name. you can store it as veda samrakhanam also. Please make sure you map the a/c no and IFSC code properly.

        By the way, I dropped into an HDFC branch to deposit money and they refused to collect money for NRO accounts. I will try it another branch.

      • Dear Sir,

        Even today I failed. Waiting others – especially using indian bank system – to come for help.

  7. Dear Mr. Mahesh
    It was really very unfortunate for me as I somehow missed to see the first mail in this subject. Thanks to Periyaval I saw it today. I would arrange to remit to your Indian a/c . Let me do it ASAP
    Thanks for allowing us to be a small atom in a magnificent body

  8. thanks for the oppurtunity given. I will also participate

  9. Mr. Mahesh, I am balajee from Dubai. I did not get the previous notification on the creation of padasala. Can you please send the details again or some information on the above, as I am interested in the above. Apart from the above, I remember that there was a scheme for pension for old age archakas. Is this also covered under this scheme. Please let me know.Thanks Balajee email id savibala@hotmail.com.

    • Dear Shri Narayanan,

      we are not creating any patasala. We are identifying the needy ones and supporting them. Pl go through my recent posting about payment method etc. Regarding the other scheme, i have heard about it and do not know much details. I live in Chicago and am as disconnected as you are with India on several matters 🙂



    Sree Kamakshi Mandali Trust(Registered) located and run by the Sanakara matam ( Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam) is accepting contributions for
    the Veda Patasala Annadanam & Goshala.

    Address: 44/38KUPPAIAH STREET,WEST MAMBALAM,CHENNAI-600033. CELL NO:9841095256

    I live in Mambalam.
    I have contributed and collected exemption cert u/s 80 G.
    When contributing the amount, please, ask for IT cert u/s 80G and you will be given. There should be no problem.
    In case of any difficulty, for people who make contributions through this Mutt, with Maha Periyava’s blessings, i am ready to liaise with the officials and help in getting IT cert u/s 80G.

    thamizh chelvan

  11. Dear mahesh,

    I have read yr mail.I would like to send my mite to this noble task.I have noted the details.soon i will be back,after reaching my head quarters nanganallur. hara hara sankara jaya jaya sankara


    On Thu, Apr 4, 2013 at 8:31 AM, Sage of Kanchi wrote:

    > ** > mahesh posted: ” Waited for a week to see poll results. Here is where > it stands – out of 1279 readers, 211 answered the poll. Nearly 20% of > the readers are willing to contribute. Thanks to all who have pledged. With > my sinc”

  12. MKji, honestly i did not see your earlier mail . kindly fwd the same to me.
    though a retiree without any other source of income, definitely will do my humble contribution for a veda patasala as envisaged by MAHAPERIAVA.


  14. How about contributing direct to Veda Rakshana Nidhi Trust. Their account details are available with us. No offense meant to Mahesh – but direct contribution to the Trust gets people like me from India get Sec.80(G) exemption also under IT ACT. WE wont get it if you pay to any individual’s account.

  15. Noted.will transfer on 15th ..New yr!

  16. Dear Mahesh…Thanks for the details…Will transfer the amount to your India account as it is easier for me from Australia…
    Jaya Jaya Shankara! Hara Hara Shankara!!

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