In the 17th century, #Guru#Har#Rai ji was instrumental in developing Kiratpur Sahib on the banks of tributary of the river Sutlej in Punjab as a town of #parks and gardens: he planted flowers and fruit-bearing #trees all over the area, as well as medicinal herbs and wildlife sanctuaries for the benefit of the masses making him perhaps the earliest #environmentalist in the Indian subcontinent. According to #Sikh history this created a salubrious environment, attracting birds and animals to the town and turning it into an idyllic place to live.
The story of love with nature began when Guru Har Rai as a young boy accidentally battered a #flower in his garden with his gown. He was deeply hurt at this incident and never plucked any flower or leaf in his whole life instead he became an intense lover and preserver of nature. He began a medicinal herb garden known as called #Naulakha#Baagh. # ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕਾ ਖਾਲਸਾ ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂ ਜੀ ਕੀ ਫਤਿਹ🙏🏻🙏🏻#earth ਡੇ #wmk🙏🙏#punjabivirsa ❤
#earthday #EarthDayEveryDay #mothernature takes care of us, gives us life, offers us a place to destress, lifts our mood, brings joy, makes us smile, feel good, provides beauty, colour, soothing sounds, peace & quiet. I know I definitely feel better when I spend time out enjoying nature whether walking in the park, strolling along the beach or hiking in the mountains. Let's take care of our planet and all that share it with us.