1: What is Dharma Rakshak?
We all know that Sanatan Dharma has always been attacked by one means or another. But it is kept alive till today through various traditions as well as sacrifice of many individuals. And we call them Dharma Rakshak, who are always working towards upholding Dharma. Lord Krishna also descends on this planet in every millennium for this same purpose as stated in Bhagavad Gita-
परित्राणाय साधुनां विनाशाय च दुष्कृताम् ।
धर्म संस्थापनार्थाय सम्भवामि युगे युगे ॥
“To deliver the pious and to annihilate the miscreants, as well as to re-establish the principles of religion, I Myself appear, millennium after millennium.”- BG 4. 8 Dharma Rakshak is an initiative of International society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) Nasik, for creating a united family of like-minded, dedicated & devoted members who are willing to support the upholding of Vedic principles for welfare of the society at large.
2: Why should one become Dharma Rakshak?
As mentioned above from a verse quoted from Bhagavad Gita 4.8, that Lord Krishna descends for the purpose of reestablishing the principles of Sanatan Dharma, it is also our responsibility to play our part within our capacity to help in the mission of the Lord. By this we can become the instruments in the hands of Lord Krishna as it was asked by Him to Arjuna in Gita 11.33
“निमित्तमात्रं भव सव्यसाचिन्”- O Savyasācī (Arjuna), be an instrument in the fight…
Just as when Lord Rama was building a bridge to reach to Lanka, many monkeys helped Him in his mission. Hanuman was contributing as per his capacity by bringing mountain peaks and little squirrel was also contributing in its capacity by bringing sand particles. And both equally pleased the Lord. Similarly, we all can shoulder the burden of the Lord in our own capacity by becoming a Dharma Rakshak.
3: What are benefits and How to apply?
a. Each Dharma Rakshak will get a new year calendar, special prasadam on various festivals like Krishna Janmashtami, Rama Navmi and many more gifts on special occasions and specially blessings of the Lord on their entire family.
b. Special Coupon by which you will get a chance to attend Gita Course free of cost.
c. Special seminars by esteemed speakers exclusively for Dharma Rakshak members once or twice a year.
You can contribute some amount every moth for the purpose of upholding Dharma by choosing any one of the following 6 categories of Dharma Rakshak.
- Sahadev Dharma Rakshak- Rs. 100 per month
- Nakul Dharma Rakshak - Rs. 200 per month
- Arjun Dharma Rakshak - Rs. 300 per month
- Bhima Dharma Rakshak - Rs. 500 per month
- Yudhishthir Dharma Rakshak - Rs. 1000 per month
- Krishna Dharma Rakshak - Rs. 2000 per month
Members don’t have to pay it through cash, check or DD. There is a more convenient way, they can provide their account number and money will get deducted from their account every month. This is done through emandate registration under NACH (National Automated Clearing House) which is absolutely safe.
NPCI video for more details:
Introducing National Automated Clearing House (NACH) that facilitates interbank, high volume, electronic transactions which are repetitive and periodic in nature.