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:
- “Gaura Davi- A Forgotten Hero of Chipko Movement in Gharwai” https://www.speakingtree.in/blog/gaura-devia-forgotten-hero-of-chipko-movement-in-gharwal
- “26 March 1974: Gaura Devi led a group of women in Gharwai in the Chipko Movement”| Map of India: https://www.mapsofindia.com/on-this-day/26-march-1974-gaura-devi-led-a-group-of-women-in-the-chipko-movement
- “Gaura Devi: Mother of Chipko Movement” | Himalayan Buzz: http://www.himalayanbuzz.com/gaura-devi-1925-91-mother-of-chipko-movement/
“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