The Laxmibai College of the University of Delhi has decided to set up a Yagyashala as a solution to the increasing pollution in the capital of the country. The college has a site in the property which is developed along the lines of a village called Gokul. In the buildings of Gokul, the college builds a Yagyashala with the aim of performing Yagyas for ‘purifying air’ on various occasions.
The holistic site of Gokul, where the Yagyashala is under construction, provides a swing, a hut, a pond and a temple. It also has an Eco Park, which was the first to be built on campus. Many ducks and rabbits live in the Eco Park. The director of Lakshmi Bai College, Pratyush Vatsala, told The Indian Express that ‘Gokul’ connects students with village culture and instills a sense of respect for villages in their hearts. Furthermore, he said the site was created for students to come and relax and forget all their worries. That’s why they called it “Go Cool” in English.
The college is considering holding Havanas daily. “Performing yagna is known to purify the air. That is our ultimate goal,” said the director.
She went on to talk about building a mechanism that will allow them to investigate and study the effects of these Yagnas to improve the air quality in the area. The college has been associated with the rituals of Sanatan Dharma for a long time. It regularly holds the chanting of Bhagavad Geeta and leads Sundarkand Path every month. These programs are open to any student, staff and other associates of the college.
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