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Hindu Temples and Organizations Turn to Solar Cooking and Generate Revenue through Carbon Credits

A year ago this blog had written about the use of solar cooking by Hindu Temples and spiritual organizations. Now, Time Magazine in its latest issue explores this highly encouraging aspect in an article titled India's Temples Go Green.’ The solar cooking project which is environment friendly – reduces pollution and is cost saving. Gadhia Solar Energy Systems Pvt. Ltd located at Gundlav in Valsad in Gujarat is the organization that is helping temples, schools and organizations in India go green.

Solar cooking technology cuts down on the amount of diesel fuel and earns valuable carbon credits, which is sold to major companies around the world.

Some of the important organizations and temples that are using solar cooking in India with the help of Gadhia Solar Energy Systems include Tirupati Balaji Temple, Brahma Kumaris Mount Abu, Shirdi Sai Baba Sansthan and Sringeri Mutt. You can find the elaborate list of the institutions that use solar cooking here.

When emissions in India are constantly increasing, there are numerous Hindu spiritual organizations that are helping in reducing the greenhouse gas emissions. The idea of generating revenue through carbon credits should motivate other temples and spiritual organizations at a time when many temples are spending heavily on fuel and are nearly bankrupt.

Nature and Hinduism are so entwined that it is quite impossible to think about one without the other for Hindus. But sadly majority of the Hindus today have forgotten some of the basic tenets of Santana Dharma like the protection of Mother Earth.