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Ayodhya Ram Mandir: CSIR prepares special Gulal for Ram Lalla this Holi

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Ram Lalla

will enjoy this year’s Holi with skin-friendly gulal. A team of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-National Botanical Research Institute (

CSIR-NBRI

) has prepared special

gulal

for the occasion. According to a report in news agency PTI, Gulal made from

Kachnar flowers

will be put on Ram Lalla at his new temple in Ayodhya. The report quotes officials. “The scientists have prepared another herbal gulal from the flowers offered at Gorakhnath Temple in Gorakhpur and are available in lavender and sandalwood fragrances,” an official told PTI.
Ajit Kumar Shasany, Director of CSIR-NBRI presented both the herbal Holi colours to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister

Yogi Adityanath

on Wednesday.
Why Kachnar flowers
Devotees believe that Kachnar was Ayodhya’s “state tree” in Treta Yuga. “Kachnar was considered the state tree of Ayodhya in Tretayuga and it is used as a medicine in Ayurveda. It has anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties,” he said.

“These herbal colours have been tested and are completely safe for human skin and are eco-friendly,” he added. The appearance of these colours is not bright as they do not contain harmful chemicals like lead chromium and nickel, the director said.
“The colours extracted from flowers are mixed with natural ingredients to form a powder that can be easily wiped off the skin,” he explained.
CSIR-NIIST, VSSC ink MoU for research on materials for space programme
The

CSIR

– National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (CSIR-NIIST) has entered into a collaboration with the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) to scale up research and delivery of strategically advanced materials for India’s space programme.

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