Everyone in this world today agrees upon one fact i.e. the world is facing an environmental crisis and we have to do something about it. What remains great mystery for the thinking tanks of the modern world is how to bring order and harmony between the living beings and the nature. Some may object saying, “There are many who have figured out the answer long back and are way ahead in implementing those solutions.”, with a grin. Well! Are those solutions sustainable without developing a heart free of exploitative tendencies which is satisfied with a simple life? We can hear your loud answer, NO!. That’s what is the difference between Govardhan Eco Village and the other cosmetic solutions trying to squeeze Nature on an eco-friendly pretext.
Another question would come to a rational head, “How to develop that heart which can help the world become eco-friendly?”
Govardhan Eco Village (GEV) is not just another eco-friendly farm but educates everyone on how to lead a life with Krishna in the centre to develop a heart, which helps one live in harmony with Mother Nature.
Exploitation of Mother Nature is a result of greed and lack of spiritual awareness about the identity of oneself, Mother Nature and the Supreme Lord. For the Life in Vedic times was eco-friendly because they had the spiritual awareness of themselves as the spirit soul, part and parcel of God and Mother Nature’s identity as an expansion of Mother Radha or Mother Sita, an eternal consort of Lord Vishnu.
Govardhan Eco Village educates everyone not just about how to grow organically, how to recycle the waste water, how to take care of cows, how to harness renewable energy but also how to lead a satisfied life with God in the centre and in harmony with Mother Nature. Govardhan Eco Village also teaches, “why is it important to live a life full of free of exploitation to protect the interest of Mother Nature, animals and everyone in general?”
As a model spiritual farm community, Govardhan Eco Village is founded on ‘Simple Living & High Thinking’ – a principle which is so succinct, yet profound, formed the basis of life in the bygone age of wisdom. For demonstrating this principle, Srila Prabhupada, Founder Acharya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), stressed on developing farm communities as they present an opportunity to lead a healthy and sustainable lifestyle.
To fulfil the dream of his spiritual master, Radhanath Swami, the spiritual mentor at ISKCON Chowpatty, envisioned a farm community in India and inspired his followers to serve the society by setting up this model farm community of Govardhan Eco Village. With humble beginnings in 2003, GEV is an award winning Eco-Community spread over 70 acres at the foothills of the Sahyadri Mountains. GEV has academically researched, experimented and successfully implemented a symbiosis of scientific results from both Vedic and modern techniques. Our aim is to develop farm communities as they present a sustainable way of living a life which is socially, physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually and environmentally friendly. Experience a place which is a blend of Vedic wisdom and modern practicality. Welcome to GEV.