Festival of the Neem Tree to be celebrated

/Festival of the Neem Tree to be celebrated

‘Festival of the Neem Tree’ to be celebrated’

Using Neem for health and happiness, chanelling cosmic energy to heal varied ills are just some of the wonderful things that you can see and learn at the ‘NEEM DAY‘ celebrations

NEEM DAY‘ is celebrated on the 1st day of the month of Chaitra, Gudi Padwa. The wonder tree of India, Neem (‘kadu nimba’ as it is known in Maharashtra), is accorded much significance during this festival. In many homes Neem and Zendu leaves are tied on the doors as ‘torans’. At dawn everybody has to compulsorily chew some Neem leaves to start the New Year in a healthy way, a practice that has prompted the dedication of Gudi Padwa as ‘Neem day’.

It is important to formally acknowledge our debt by expressing our gratitude at least one day in a year. It is a good idea to usher in the New Year by identifying with the nature and acknowledging the benefits, it freely gives us.

Mythologically, Gudi Padwa or Ugadi is the day on which mother earth was created and therefore it is the birthday of our mother earth that needs to be celebrated and rejoiced by all. “NEEM DAY” is celebrated on the 1st day of the month of Chaitra,. The wonder tree of India, Neem, is accorded much significance during this festival.

Lets all celebrate the marvel called the Neem Tree. The Neem Foundation celebrates Gudi Padwa as “Neem Day” to highlight the healing and revitalizing properties of Neem. It is also be an occasion to know all about the goodness of the Neem and its usage in healing and improving the environment.

In many homes Neem leaves and marigold flowers are tied on the doors as ‘torans’. At dawn everybody has to compulsorily chew some Neem leaves to start the New Year in a healthy way, a practice that has prompted the dedication of Gudi Padwa as ‘Neem day’. The knowledge about Neem’s tremendous utility in medicines, agricultural and environmental applications is India’s gift to the world. The neem, Azadirachta indica owes its origin to the Persians, who called it ‘Azad Darakht-e-Hind’– ‘The Free Tree of India’. Neem trees silently serve us in much more ways than we can think.

Let us dedicate this day to the extraordinary gift of nature!!

‘Let us plant & nurture more Neem trees’ !