The Hindu Temple of Kentucky, Inc.
Federal Tax Exempt ID Number : 31-1134240 State Tax Exempt Number : E-15389
July 9, 2001
From : Dr. R. Nagarajan, Chairman, Public Relations Committee
Ref: Hall usage for activities sponsored by the Temple.
Hindu Temple of Kentucky's mission is to provide for the spiritual, moral, ethical and ritual needs of
the Hindu and Jain communities, keeping in mind the interests of those who support the temple
through donations and membership. Under this broad definition, free classes, training sessions,
educational programs conducted at the temple hall in order for the benefit of the congregation
could be considered as a proper activity at the Temple. However, as a Public relations person
entrusted with this decision, I am supposed to check the following items before giving permission.
1. Is this class being conducted without any personal gain to the organizer or anyone else?
2. Is this class being conducted without any binding or allegiance to or promoting any other
institution or cause or using it as a forum for any institution, Ashram, Mutt, Satsang, etc other than
the Hindu Temple of Kentucky? In this connection please read the following comments of the
Managing Director, Dr. T.(Sam) Rangaswamy. "As far as the program itself, if it is in the best interest
of the community and the organizer does not charge a fee, then hall will be available free of
charge. Any fund raisers, donations and assessments shall be handed over to the Temple. If a
regular fee is charged to belong to the class then we shall start to charge hall rental. Those issues
shall be investigated by the PR Chair before you grant the privilege".
3. Even if the above conditions are met, permission for use on the date and time should be
obtained from the Scheduling Person, Administrator at 502-429-8888.
4. I strongly suggest that one should be prepared to conduct these sessions at a time and day
when the hall is not in use and that the class timing will fall within the Hindu Temple's normal "Open"
hours. Because of the automated security alarm system, only people with a key and an authorized
code number will be able to open the doors. I also strongly discourage anybody from approaching
the priests or any other temple volunteer (outside the normal working hours) for opening the temple
unless such permission is given in advance by the IWC chair or the person in-charge of scheduling.
We hope one understands the need for these rules. Before granting this permission, one must let me
know whether they can arrange to conduct the classes/sessions at the Temple within the
regulations as explained above. If you need further clarification, please let me know. Thanks.
Public Relations Chairperson
Hindu Temple of Kentucky
4213 Accomack Drive Post Office Box 22813 Louisville Kentucky 40241 Phone : 502) 429 8888
A Non-Profit 501-c(3) Organization