(Protection of Cows)

Bharati Yogadhama is helping rediscover the benefits and yogic properties of India’s original breeds of cows and the many products they offer to human beings.

The indigenous Indian cow has long been considered the Universal Mother and their products have been honored throughout India. Not so long ago, cows were a part of every household, considered as family members. Cowsheds once served as ideal places for daily meditation. In a sincere effort to rediscover the sacred benefits of these sacred animals, BYD is raising indigenous breeds and conducting new and compelling research into the benefits they and their products offer humankind. 

  • Conducting experiments and research into the curative value of cow products (Pañcagavya), and offering treatment – including the curative benefit of cow presence and touch – to people suffering from lifestyle disorders such as hypertension, diabetes, arthritis, obesity, and even cancer. 
  • Presenting research findings at various national and international conferences.
  • Creating discourses for school children on the history and significance of indigenous Indian cows and their products.
  • Workshops for farmers on the unique benefits of choosing Indian breeds and organic farming.
पृथिवी सस्यशालिनी

Pṛthivī sasyaśālinī

May trees and plants shower their fruits and offerings on Mother Earth


(Environmental Preservation)

More than 4000 rare medicinal plants, herbs and trees have been collected from across India and propagated in Bharati Yogadhama’s gardens for nearly thirty years.

These amazing plants are being reintroduced into society as a result of these preservation efforts (samraksha). Such efforts support BYD’s research into Ayurveda along with students’ understanding of their unique properties and benefits.

All herbs and plants are divine gifts of Nature, providing food, life-saving medicines and sustenance to all living beings. For nearly thirty years, BYD has nurtured numerous sacred and religiously symbolic plants for research work. At BYD, students and the public are taught under a canopy of sacred trees, enhancing the education and practices being taught. 

  • Herbs and plants are divine gifts of Nature, providing food, life-saving medicines and sustenance to all living beings. 
  • Certain plants and trees facilitate the practice of Yoga and support meditation, Pranayama, chanting, and other spiritual activities. BYD emphasizes the ancient teachings and Indian lifestyle practices associated with the plant kingdom. 
  • Public lectures and discourse offered on how rare plants and trees can provide treatment for certain ailments. For example, how sitting in the shadow of a gooseberry enhances wisdom; how the peepal and banyan tree balances the mind; and how the kadamba tree aids in fertility.
  • Teachings on how Climate Change and its far-reaching implications require an emphasis on protecting our natural environment.