Environmental Initiatives

Shri Sidhdata Ashram has nurtured a deep sense of respect for our planet in millions of its followers around the world. Shri Sidhdata Ashram believes that the earth may be made up of rocks, sand and water, but humanity & respect for environment can help us to perceive our planet as a living vibrant entity, responding to our care and attention. Shri Guruji in his spiritual discourses highly emphasizes upon maintaining ecological balance and that life would not be possible without it. Inspired by the vision of Shri Guruji devotees from around the world have initiated the plethora of environmental initiatives and numerous activities in Ashram:

Large Scale Tree Plantation: Importance of having trees & greenery is known to all. Shri Sidhdata Ashram has been organising several drives to plant trees and plants in various parts of the world through its followers. Shri Guruji believes that conservation of environment is pivotal to the mantra of "Live and Let Live". Setting an example for all its followers, there is utmost focus on maintaining greenery in and around ashram.

Cleanliness Drive: Shri Guruji emphasizes on the fact that "Cleanliness is next to Godliness". He mentions that maintaining cleanliness brings positivity and provides for good health to the society. Inspired by Param Pujya Shri Guruji, followers of Shri Sidhdata Ashram have taken up massive cleanliness drives all over India. Devotees through their voluntary Seva have been organising and participating in various cleanliness drives and initiatives in their respective cities and have been contributing to the environment and society. Spreading awareness to young people and children in schools and colleges is also an important and integral part of long-term programme.

Plastic Free Ashram: At the Ashram a lot of accentuation is been made on usage of recycled bags with the main intention of discouraging usage of plastic bags. There have been drives to distribute paper bags and eco-friendly bags by the followers of Shri Sidhdata Ashram.

Yagya: Shri Guruji performs Yagya in the Ashram Yagyashala along with hundreds and thousands of devotees throughout the year. Yagya is also extremely useful for environmental reasons; it helps in purification of one's immediate surroundings and entire environment. It has proven benefits in repairing the ozone layer. Purification of environment through the constituent electrons of the substances fumigated in the Yagya is well established fact. The observation of some distinguished scientists is noteworthy in this regard. Due to the cow dung and cow's ghee which are put into Yagya fire, the fumes formed lessen the effect of harmful radiation to a great extent. The medicinal fumes emanating from Yagya have been observed by researchers in the field of microbiology to be clearly bacteriolethal in nature. These eradicate bacteria and other micro-organisms, which are the root cause of illness and diseases. It is also proved by scientist that Yagya renews the brain cells, revitalizes the skin, purifies blood and prevents growth of pathogenic organisms. Experimental studies show that the incidence of physical ailments, sickness and disease are highly reduced in the places, where the Yagya is regularly performed.

Use of Bio-fuel: High emphasis is laid on preparing most of the food & Langar Prasad in Ashram through environmental friendly biofuel in form of cow-dung cakes.

Green electricity: Plans are in place for Production of biogas (methane) from cow dung for meeting the energy needs of Ashram in future.

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