Hinduism

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Birds Find Paradise Under Sri Swamiji’s Wings

Appealing for more reverential treatment for birds, Sri Swamiji has founded a lush, serene paradise in Mysore, India, called Shuka Vana, or Parrot Park. The delightful tropical landscape flashes with rainbows of color as rare and exotic parrots, macaws, and cockatoos flit and chatter in this verdant haven. Dr. Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji is the […]

August 3rd

Lower Carbon Footprint of the Dead, Says India Court

The Ganges River, a source of spiritual purification for Hindus, is polluted. Every breath inhaled and exhaled at ashrams in Delhi, Jaipur, and Patna is polluted. Indians’ health is suffering as their country’s forests are disappearing. But last week, a federal environmental court took an important step to protect the Ganges, the air, the people, and the […]

February 8th

Scientific Proof Shiva Is an Environmentalist?

The Hindu god Shiva, known as the destroyer, is a great environmentalist according to a paper presented by Dr. Akhilesh Kumar Pandey, chairman of the Madhya Pradesh Private University Regulatory Commission. Although it may be surprising that “the destroyer” cared about protecting nature, there is ample evidence in ancient texts that Shiva is an environmentalist. […]

January 11th

Celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi the Wise Way

There is a growing movement in India to start making Hindu holidays more green. From the colorful Holi festival in the spring, to the week-long Diwali “Festival of the Lights” in the fall, a new, eco-consciousness is enriching celebrations. The same is true for Ganesh Chaturthi, which is celebrated this year on September 17th. What Is Ganesh Chaturthi? […]

September 17th

For Buddha and Krishna, Indians Are Saving Trees

Siliguri, a city located on the Himalayan foothills in northern India, was once celebrated for the dense forests of Baikunthapur that surrounded it. When the Raikat family ruled the area, they chose Siliguri as their capital between 1523 and 1771 because its impenetrable forests offered protection. And Siliguri houses the biggest Krishna Center in the […]

July 16th

Costa Rica Yoga Retreat Protects Endangered Sea Turtles

As endangered sea turtles are returning home to the gorgeous Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica, a new initiative to support conservation efforts is in full bloom at the Blue Osa Yoga Retreat. Expanding its vision as an enlightened eco-resort, Blue Osa has recently joined in to protect and conserve the endangered sea turtles within its […]

June 29th

Six Hindu Leaders Who Are Fighting for the Environment

Hinduism is a deeply environmental religion. In Mahabharata, it is noted that the universe and every object in it has been created as an abode of the Supreme God for the benefit of all. This means that God is in all things and that all individual species are part of a larger system. Here are […]

May 15th