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150th World Peace Tree planted by Vishwaguruji in OM Ashram

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On the occasion of the 70th Republic Day of India, celebrating India's independence since 1949, Vishwaguruji planted the 150th World Peace Tree, a sacred Banyan tree, on the top of the hill in the OM Ashram site. 

The Banyan tree is the national tree of India, and revered as holy in Hindu mythology. The tree is said to be a Kalpa Vriksha or 'tree of wish fulfillment'. It is associated with longevity and has important medicinal properties. For centuries, the Banyan tree has been a central gathering point for the rural village communities of India, due to its expansive form and the shade it provides. It is also a habitat for a large number of other creatures. Its life is very long and therefore it is often said to be an 'immortal' tree.

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Tree planting in OM Ashram, Jadan, India

One of the first World Peace Tree planting ceremonies in which Vishwaguruji participated, was on 1 June 1997, at the Global Forum of Spiritual and Parliamentary Leaders for the Survival of Mankind in Konya, Turkey.

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There followed World Peace Tree planting ceremonies in 23 countries – from Europe to USA, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Cuba, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and India – photos from some of these occasions are featured below.

2005 – Adelaide, South Australia

2005 – Adelaide, South Australia

with the State Premier, Hon. Mike Rann and Monsignor David Cappo

2005 – Vienna, Austria

2005 – Vienna, Austria

– 1st World Peace Tree in this city, planted on the occasion of the inauguration of Guruji Ashram, with Governor of  3rd District of Vienna

2006 – Ljubljana, Slovenia

2006 – Ljubljana, Slovenia

– on the occasion of the World Peace Summit of Sri Swami Madhavananda World Peace Council and Yoga in Daily Life

2010 – Umag, Croatia

2010 – Umag, Croatia

2012 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2012 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

– on the occasion of the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development

2012  – Wellington, New Zealand

2012  – Wellington, New Zealand

2013 – Budapest, Hungary

2013 – Budapest, Hungary

– on the occasion of the International Water Summit

2013 – Duga Uvala, Croatia

2013 – Duga Uvala, Croatia

2013 – Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

2013 – Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

2016 – Bari Khatu, Rajasthan, India

2016 – Bari Khatu, Rajasthan, India

2017 – Holguin, Cuba

2017 – Holguin, Cuba

– in the Holguin Botanic Garden

2017 – Kiev, Ukraine

2017 – Kiev, Ukraine

2017 – Bratislava, Slovakia

2017 – Bratislava, Slovakia

– in the Voderady Castle Park

2018 – Atlanta, USA

2018 – Atlanta, USA

2018 – Nadlac, Romania

2018 – Nadlac, Romania

 

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