In UP’s Gorakhnath temple, ‘recyled’ incense sticks to be made from flower wastes
Incense sticks in Gorakhnath temple: “Shree Gorakhnath Ashirwad” brand of incense sticks, are being made largely by women and is likely to give strong impetus to women empowerment, financially.
New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath launched ‘recycled incense sticks’ at an ashram of Gorakhnath Temple (Gorakhpur) on Sunday.
The ‘recycled incense sticks’, named ‘Aashirwaad’, will be made from flowers which devotees offer at the temple. The unique initiative has been launched to promote environment-friendly products in the market.
The unique initiative by Yogi government is not only a step towards environment-friendly measures while also to create many job opportunities.
Apart from incense sticks, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has launched many unique initiatives.
One Initiative, Many Messages
“Shree Gorakhnath Ashirwad” brand of incense sticks, are being made largely by women and is likely to give strong impetus to women empowerment, financially.
“Besides giving respect to the faith, this is also a big step towards women empowerment,” said CM Yogi Adityanath, noting that the women have already started earning Rs 4000-5000 per month.
Gorakhnath temple is among the most famous temples of North India and around 4,000-5,000 devotees come here. This number increases manifold on Saturday and Tuesday. During the one-month fair held on Makar Sankranti, this number runs into millions.
Since the temple houses idols of all Hindu deities apart from Guru Sri Gorakshnath, the temple witnesses huge footfalls on daily basis and plenty of flower is offered at temple.
These flowers, which become useless after offering, will now be used in incense making. These incense sticks will spread the fragrance in nearby houses and places of worship.
Vermi-compost, being made from cow dung in temple’s cowshed
There are about 500 bovine of the native breed in the temple’s cattle shed. It has been used for about 5 years to use their cow dung unit for vermi-compost. At the same time, Yogi Adityanath has given message of water conservation by constructing tanks wherever there was water-logging in the temple premises.
Vinay Gautam, associated with Gorakhnath temple for nearly 2.5 decades, says that Yogi Adityanath has always done something new and unique. Be it as the local MP or now as the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, his innovations have been always out of the box.