Govardhan Ecovillage (GEV, for short) is a project and growing eco system situated in the beautiful mountain ranges of Sahyadri, near Mumbai, India. The eco-village is a testament to the powers of Ayurveda, Yoga and Meditation to bring about transformative change. Led by the principles of humility and sustainability GEV’s mission is to serve and propagate the benefits of India’s age old traditions to the whole world.
It is the result of an ardent desire of Radhanatha Swami to fulfill the dream of his beloved guru, His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada – “To erect for the members and society at large, a holy place of transcendental pastimes, dedicated to the personality of Krishna.”
“Eco-friendly,” Radhanatha Swami explains, means: Living in harmony with nature and according to the way Krishna wants us to live on a material level and spiritual level.
Govardhan Ecovillage is not an overnight establishment, but shape formed over a century of toil, hardship and the constant passion of many. Govardhan Ecovillage is a place that houses several eco-friendly initiatives.
Yoga programs – Govardhan school of yoga is a space dedicated to disseminating and sharing the wisdom of Yoga. Through their Yoga journeys, students discover their own unique strengths, resolve their inner conflicts and discover deeper well-being that goes well beyond the physical.
Govardhan School of Sustainability (GSOS) is an education initiative based in Govardhan Ecovillage. GSOS is one of the most critically acclaimed sustainability programs worldwide with a focus on applying India traditional practices such as Ayurveda and Yoga towards sustainability.
See Yoga Chanti’s interview with Dr. Aditi, the Chief Sustainability Officer and Dean at GEV.
There are comfortable accommodations at GEV, in “green” cottages and Air-conditioned Luxurious Rooms as needed.
Guided by nature, evolved with aesthetic passion, and fortified by an all-encompassing sustainable philosophy, Govardhan Ecovillage is a masterpiece of forward-thinking flair, where mathematics marries artistic and intelligence embraces emotion.
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There are various local initiatives to involve the local children and women, and visitors can partake and volunteer in the activities too.
Govardhan Ayurveda employs the 5000-year old authentic ayurvedic practices to find the perfect balance between body, mind and soul with the five elements – space, wind, fire, water and earth – that forms our universe.
Cows are cared for at Govardhan! The Goshala (or cow shed) at Govardhan Ecovillage was started in 2003. Beginning with only 9 cows & bulls, the number today has increased to 104 and is expected to reach 150 in next few years.
Experience cow therapy and its benefits in person…
Organic farming is a science at GEV, and you can explore the various aspects of farming with courses to learn about the techniques and apply them.
GET EMBRACED BY THE ELEMENTS OF NATURE at GEV!
Some videos to watch!
Find out more about GEV at https://ecovillage.org.in/