OHM Cultural Center



Our Mission

OHM will strive to uphold the culture and values of Hindu Sanathana Dharma by providing opportunities for regular assembly and education through Satsang, social meetings for all ages and organizing charitable fund raising events to help the needy for their education

Our Vision

Establish a viable and self sustaining Center for holding its cultural activities to accomplish OHM mission

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Cultural Center Executive Committee


Pat Iyer
    Rema Nair
      Vinodh Bahuleyan
        Ravi Vellatheri
          KP Hari
            Hari Kumar
              Balan Panicker
                Baburaj Dharan
                  Jaydheep Menon
                    Suresh Enchoor
                      Sabari Nottiyathu
                        Prasad Palakkal
                          Sanjaye Elayathu
                            Sunitha Jiju
                                  


                                Dear OHM Members and well-wishers


                                The OHM Board and the Cultural Center Committee happily announces that we bought a Home for OHM @ 9461 Flower St, Bellflower, CA - 90706. We thank each and every one of you for your ardent support and commitment for this project.

                                Home for OHM - October Update


                                10-25-2017
                                October newsletter - CULTURAL CENTER.
                                Greetings from OHM Board.

                                New Home for OHM - Escrow closed on September 29, 2017. On Saturday, September 30th morning few of us (Baburaj, Rema Nair, Divya, KP Hari and Brinda, Vinodh, S.P.Iyer, Hari Kumar, Ravi V and Balan Panickar) went and performed a very small token pooja and took possession by obtaining the building keys.

                                On Sept- 28th, Baburaj and S.P.Iyer met with the three Chiropractors who were still practicing at the location. Two of them extended the lease for two weeks and one of them for a month. At this time one Chiropractor is still practicing at the location till the end of the month. In the meantime, we were busy with getting all utilities, trash services, property insurance etc. transferred to OHM’s name. OHM board unanimously installed Baburaj Dharan to be the Property Manager until other management arrangements to be made. Hari Kumar as the Building Manager and Balan Panicker as the Event and Calendar Manager are supporting Baburaj. Mechanisms were put in place to collect mails, pay invoices and loan payment to owner.

                                The building as such does not have a big meeting hall. What we have is lots of smaller rooms, front office and waiting area. Our objective is to rent out a portion of the building for medical/chiropractic practice throughout the week and convert rest into a hall with a small kitchen for our use which can also be rented out for personal events. Plans have been drawn and discussed. We are in the process of getting some architects and contractors to review our tentative plan, provide necessary suggestions and give us estimates. To get to where we need funds and our efforts will continue in organizing fundraising events and reaching out to people until our loans are paid off. The fundraising committee is steered by Ravi Vellatheri and K.P.Hari.

                                The building as such is not usable for any major events without modification. Whatever it is, it is our home. So to start using for OHM events, our Malayalam classes has started at the center from October 22nd which will be a regular biweekly event. We are planning our first Pooja at the new center on November 12th (look for details in the pooja announcement email) so that all of you can come see what we have and help take to next level. Lots of things have been happening. We wanted to communicate with you and keep you updated on the progress. It is our intention to provide an update once a month.

                                Currently we are working on the following:
                                .Bring as many regular events to CC with building as is.
                                .Bringing an architect to find out different possibility of remodeling.
                                .Get quotes for remodeling.
                                .Do minimum but adequate remodeling so that we can rent during the week as well as weekends.
                                .Continuously raising funds to cover the cost of remodeling.
                                Thanks for your patience and continued support of the project.

                                Swami Saranam

                                OHM Executive Board

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                                Name                               

                                Pledged        

                                Paid (Only deposited)     

                                Check / Online  

                                  Original OHM Fund Transferred $69,000.00 $67,000.00  
                                  Avadheesh Agarwal $10,000.00 $10,000.00 10571
                                  Baba Pranab $500.00 $500.00 198
                                  Babu Raj $5,000.00 $5,000.00 5123
                                  Balan Panicker $5,000.00 $5,000.00  
                                  Bijali & Nagarajan $5,000.00 $5,000.00 3284
                                  Bindu Suresh & Babu Suresh $5,000.00 $1,000.00 2212
                                  Bini & Leena $5,000.00
                                  Chandra Mohan & Lakshmi $1,000.00 $1,000.00 5616
                                  Dakshina Murthy $1,000.00 $1,000.00 726
                                  Dr Achu and Radha Menon $10,000.00 $10,000.00 2018
                                  Geetha Rajasekharan $1,000.00 $1,000.00 5984
                                  Girija & Venuprabhakar $101.00 $101.00 9350
                                  Gopal Nair $1,000.00 $1,000.00 3222
                                  Govindan Kutti Nair $5,000.00 $2,500.00  
                                  Harikumar $5,000.00 $5,000.00 1265
                                  James Chacko $500.00 $500.00 251
                                  Janaki Sasikumar $1,000.00 $1,000.00 444
                                  Jayachandran Nair $1,001.00 $1,001.00 1118
                                  Jaydeep Menon & Rekha $5,000.00 $1,000.00 178
                                  Jayakrishnan & Sunalini $5,000.00
                                  Jiji Abraham $100.00 $100.00
                                  K P hari $10,000.00 $5,000.00 1028
                                  Kausalya Sadasivan $1,001.00 $1,001.00  
                                  Krishna $400.00 $400.00  
                                  Kurup $5,000.00 $5,000.00  
                                  Lakshmi & narayanan $5,000.00 $5,000.00 5160
                                  Mathew thomas $5,000.00    
                                  Meena Chandra Mohan $1,000.00    
                                  Mohan & Rajeeananda $10,000.00 $10,000.00  
                                  Mohana & Suresh $10,000.00    
                                  Narayana Swamy $10,000.00 $10,000.00 4455
                                  Nirmala and Krishna Menon $5,000.00 $1,000.00  
                                  OHM CD Account $15,000.00 $15,000.00  
                                  PadmaKutty teacher $5,000.00    
                                  Pat Iyer $20,000.00 $10,000.00  
                                  Paul Carla $5,000.00 $5,000.00
                                  Prasad & Sandhya $2500.00 $500.00  
                                  Pranesh $500.00 $500.00  
                                  Priya Sivadas $1,000.00 $1,000.00 6979
                                  Radhakrishnan Sharma $10,000.00    
                                  Radhika Sreekumar $1,000.00 $1,000.00  
                                  Ramadas Pillai $10,000.00 $10,000.00  
                                  Ramprasad $1,000.00    
                                  Dr. Ravi Raghavan & Girija $2000.00
                                  Ravi V $5,001.00 $2,501.00 1292
                                  Rema Nair $5,000.00 $2,200.00 1055
                                  Rema Unnikrishnan $5,000.00 $5,000.00 468
                                  Sabari $1,000.00 $1,000.00 29
                                  Sai Construction $10,000.00 $5,000.00  
                                  Sajeev & Lakshmi $500.00 $500.00 166
                                  Savitha & Raghu $2001.00 $2001.00
                                  Sanjaye & Smitha $5,000.00 $2,000.00 412
                                  Shaji Krishnan $2,000.00 $2,000.00 9350
                                  Shantha Sreedharan $5,000.00 $2,000.00  
                                  Shaym Kishan $7,501.00 $7,501.00 Paypal
                                  Shinu Krishnaraj $1,400.00 $1,400.00  
                                  Sibu Harikumar $1,000.00 $1,000.00 1272
                                  Sindu Pillai $5,000.00 $5,000.00 10247
                                  Sobhana Sreekumar $2,500.00 $100.00  
                                  Sreelal $1,000.00 $1,000.00 1541
                                  Sudha Warrier $2,000.00 $2,000.00  
                                  Sujith Menon $5,000.00 $1,000.00  
                                  Suma Babu $1,000.00 $1,000.00 3103
                                  Sunil Ravindran & Bindu $500.00 $500.00  
                                  Sunitha & Jiju $5,000.00 $2,200.00 1401
                                  Suresh Dhamodaran $1,000.00    
                                  Athira & Suresh Enchoor $1,000.00 $1,000.00  
                                  Suresh Kariyadan & Sindhu $5,000.00 $1,750.00  
                                  Suresh Radhakrishnan $3,000.00    
                                  Venugopal & Pushpa $5,000.00 $5,000.00 10382
                                  Vidhu Bala & Ajith $5,000.00
                                  Vilasini B $1000.00 $1000.00
                                  Vimal $250.00 $250.00
                                  Vinodh Bahuleyan & Viji $10,500.00 $5,500.00 1008
                                  Visesh Mohan & Smitha $2,500.00
                                  Anonymous $1,000.00 $250.00  
                                  Total $380,905.00 $251,405.00 $75,600.00
                                  Escrow Deposit   $5,000.00  
                                  Balance in CC including CD   $256,405.00