(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. 

गावो विश्वस्य मातरः

gāvo viśvasya mātaraḥ

Indigenous Cow, the Universal Mother


(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. 

पृथिवी सस्यशालिनी

pṛthivī sasyaśālinī

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


Granthas refer to manuscripts of ancient knowledge we now call books. These books of our ancient Rishis are the original source of information for aspirants seeking to understand the inner and outer universe. There are innumerable ancient texts scattered across the subcontinent in urgent need of being collected, translated and preserved. BYD is seeking any outside donations of these precious manuscripts from individuals and other organizations wishing to help protect Bharat’s rare literary heritage.

BYD’s Research Library analyzes and investigates the detailed and nuanced subject areas found in Indian literature related to Yoga and other traditional Indian sciences. This vast literature includes Vedas, Upanishads and Puranas; found in the form of poetry, prose, drama, history and scientific inquiries. This comprehensive study will enrich the Yogic sciences and significantly add to what Indian culture can offer humankind in the areas of physical, mental and spiritual health.

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