GAIATREE- Importance in West and East

"Gaia" comes from the Greek-speaking world and means "mother". In conjunction with the "Tree", our Gaiatree is a symbol for all life on earth, for growth and stability. The children around him shall grow up in love. On our campus we have a wonderful Neem tree. For us, this is the place for our GAIATREE.

The meaning in the East - in India - is a different one. In India there are several meanings. Gayatri designates the partner of god Brahma, the preserver of the world.
All children and adults know the Gayatri Mantra as the life-giving mantra, as the "mother of the Vedas."

... Om, we meditate on the splendor of the venerable divine, the source of the three worlds, earth, sky and heavenly regions. May the Supreme Divine enlighten us, that we know the highest truth.

ॐ भूर्भुवः स्वः


भर्गो देवस्य धीमहि

धियो यो नः प्रचोदयात्
oṃ bhūr bhuvaḥ svaḥ

tát savitúr váreniyaṃ

bhárgo devásya dhīmah

dhíyo yó naḥ pracodáyāt

Vishwaneedam- Foundation of the school in Orissa

Dear friends,

I am happy to inform you that we have open the school on 19th July 2010. It was a happiest moment in our life and for all the members of Vishwaneedam. With your help and support, our dream become reality. Please find attached the pix of opening ceremony and also classrooms pix. It’s a joy of being with children for 4hours every day in the school. We are trying do lots of activities so that children become delighted and learning become fun. I hope you will also be happy to see the school running.

... extract from one of Anantaʻs emails
If you want to help with a donation, please transfer your contribution to the account of the "Freier Schulträgerverein e.V." (a German charitable organization supporting independent schools), Schkola under the subject: GAIATREESCHOOL.

Sparkasse Oberlausitz - Niederschlesien;
International Account Number (IBAN): DE4585050100 3000 025 870;

All incoming donations from all countries are collected on this account and are regularly sent to India on a special account of the Gaiatreeschool foundation.
Extensive information on the project for downloading and printing (in GERMAN).
(ca. 1.2 MByte)


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