Hyderabad, 30th January 2024: Swarg Vatika which redefined final resting places with green initiatives a decade ago, dedicated a mortuary capable of storing up to 4 bodies, to address the growing needs of the community for extended body storage during unavoidable circumstances. The facility was formally inaugurated by Lt. General Shri JS Sidana, Commandant, MCEME; at Swarg Vatika today.
Swarg Vatika, a pioneering collaboration between the Telangana Government and Swarg Vatika Trust, has transformed the concept of final resting places with its commitment to love, compassion, and reverence towards departed souls. The eco-friendly cremation ground, strategically located in RTC Colony, Trimulgherry, is designed to provide solace to bereaved families while embracing environmentally conscious practices.
Founder Trustee & President Surender Pal Singh of Swarg Vatika reveals upcoming initiatives, including the construction of three more manual pyres, one of which will be larger, akin to the existing one at Maha-prasthanam. Additionally, plans are underway to launch an Any-Time Clinic (ATC) offering cost-effective health tests like ECG, blood tests, urine tests, CBC, HBA1C, and Chest X-rays, charging only 10-20% of the market price.
The total cost of setting up the mortuary, around 20 lakhs, has been covered by generous donations from Trustee Shri Ram Goyal for equipment and civil construction, Trustee Shri J C Jodhani for generator backup, and Trustee Jayant Jain for CCTV.
Conceived with the primary goal of Going Green and being Eco-Friendly, Swarg Vatika, the green haven incorporates eco-friendly procedures, practices, cleanliness, ample parking space and adherence to spiritual Vedic practices has solidified Swarg Vatika’s reputation as a steward of environmentally conscious final rites.
Swarg Vatika achieved an environmental milestone by adopting Gokashta (Lakadi made from Gomay—Gobar of desi breed cow/bull) for cremation. This eco-friendly method utilizes Gobar logs with superior burning capacity compared to traditional wood, offering a cost-effective solution that supports cattle feed and benefits up to 40 Gomash in a day.
Some the recent innovations at Swarg Vatika has introduced recent innovations, including modern LPG and gasified furnaces, and a cast iron steel structure for natural piers, resulting in a 25% reduction in wood usage and reinforcing its eco-friendly commitment. The facility has operationalized two new AC hearse vans and offers body freezer boxes, along with lockers for preserving ashes for up to 1 month. Notably, it has transitioned to 100% Green practices by embracing Gokashta for cremation.
Swarg Vatika collaborates with LV Prasad Eye Hospital for eye donation, offering free cremation for donors. The facility also provides free cremation for unclaimed bodies and extends a 50% discount to BPL families. Pooja halls are available for last rites ceremonies.