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March 28, 1974

Gaura Devi leads a group of 27 women of Reni village of the Garhwal Himalayas, to prevent the cutting of trees. They resort to hugging the trees to protect them and give rise to the Chipko Movement in India

Gaura Devi was an India Chipko activist in the Himalayas.

Gaura Davi – India Chipko Activist –  Associated Links:

“When you will forget yourself, you will meet Me. /These were your words to me,/the task of your difficult love./ To love you is to love the truth,/ to open to reality and light.

To love you is to renounce illusions,/ to die in you and be reborn again./To love you is the silent prayer to merge in the great heart./ Not even is there service in this love,/ one with the totality and emptiness of your being,/no separation is there, no demand.

Love is prayer and prayer is love,/ the longing for the perfect one”  from “Flowers of Devotion” by Guara Davi

Link to Photo Credit:  Guara Devi

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