Astro Garden: An cosmic solution

Have you ever heard of an Astro Garden?

I was a bit surprised when I read about Astro Garden in the local news paper. How much is the level of beliefs that people have? From gems to stones, metals to flowers and worshiping god on particular days, and trees. If it was anything else, I would have discounted it but when I read through the article, it felt interesting.

Kalyan is soon to get a 1400 meter plot near KDMC office which host an Astro Garden. An Astro Garden is a garden with trees that are placed in a horoscopic layout with each tree placed in the place of planet. Two and one fourth stars make one zodiac sign and there are 27 stars for which there are 25 plants. It is known to all of us that people who believe in astrology often get into chantiing or buy precious gems/stones in combination with the metal of ornament (gold, silver, copper) to get rid of doshas (weakness) or bad phase in their horoscopes.

Horoscope Star Map - image credits

Now they can take the trees (read saplings) that stand for their stars as well. Though the newpaper said that Saplings will also be given if someone wanted to plant the trees near their homes/buildings or society, I think even if a small amount of money is charged for each sapling, like a Rs. 5 or Rs. 10 which can go towards donating these trees to those who can’t afford it makes sense. Some times monitory value adds a bit of importance than things that come free. It should also help to keep the project viable in case of lack of funds.

Brain child of Mayor of Kalyan Dombivali Municipal Corp. (KDMC), Vaijayanti Gujar, inspiration of an Astro Garden came from a similar garden she saw in Malgoon, Goa. Apart from being an interesting concept for religious, it also encourages tree plantations. The garden will be designed by Uday Kumar Padhye, president of Cosmic Ecological Trust (CET). CET has been active in Dombivali – Kalyan region for a while and I am trying to get more information on their activities.

I came across this news article in DNA Mumbai edition (Dombivali/Kalyan edition dated 12/11/2011) by Naveeta Singh. 

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  • Pramod

    This is a novel concept. Most unique and ecological too.
    Very thoughtful penning.

    • Hemal Shah

      Thank you Pramod! Indeed, I liked the concept coz it was so unique and ecological. Will visit it once it is opened and share with you all the details.

  • magiceye

    wonderful if the scheme succeeds!

    • Hemal Shah

      Yes @deepak, for sure if will be.. I have tried to connect over to Mr. Uday to get a more detailed picture. At the best, I can promote the event on social media and my circle of friends given the limited time I have.

      Thanks for dropping by sir 🙂 appreciate it

      • udaykumar padhye

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        • Hemal Shah

          Thank you sir for dropping by and for your comment. I have sent you a message via Facebook.