IF there is ONE plant and flower, that is ever going to change the world from its current trajectory, it will be The Sacred Lotus, Nelumbo nucifera Gaertn. Revered by virtually all the religious faiths of the world in some way or another, The Sacred Lotus, that icon of divinity, holds within it secrets, some perhaps yet unknown to humankind. However, it just may not be the time yet for this knowledge to be fully made known. Humankind needs to be ready too, to embrace a story so powerful that it can be staggering!

Thaya Kulenthran, 15 February 2019.

The Conservation, Creation, and Compassionate Harvest of the Sacred Lotus is our primary goal and mission - a mission of Compassion and Peace. To significantly reverse the un-compassionate living path that we are currently on. And in so doing help change humanity to embrace planet EARTH with love and compassion.

This mission began in the October of 2001, primarily due to cosmic intervention. A cosmic call to one woman. Who had no idea whatsoever was going to happen, as she set forth alone on a journey… Seventeen years have passed since this woman went on that journey and made it into her life’s mission. Thus far the following have been accomplished primarily through her work - that of Thayanithi Kulenthran. To say she did it alone would be most unfair, especially to her husband (and daughter). To whom she is utterly grateful that they have been kindred souls on this journey with her. Many others too have contributed their time in more ways than can be said here. But not all of them could of course stay the course indefinitely.

Work accomplished between October 2001-December 2018:-   


  • A documentary on the Lotus called the “Flower of the Gods” was initiated by Thayanithi’s daughter Romila Kulenthran. It included conversations between mother and daughter. It involved travel and filming, covering thus far 6 Asian countries. It was done in partnership with Thayanithi between 2011-2012. Further work on the documentary is however on hold due to time and funding constraints.

  • Presented at international forums in Vietnam, Bangladesh and Bali on the Sacred Lotus; 2003, 2004, 2005.

  • Developed and conducted a village participatory dialogue to raise awareness of the need to conserve lotus ponds in two villages in Northern Vietnam, 2002. Revisited Hanoi to assess the state of lotus ponds in the city and in a rural district in Northern Vietnam, 2007 & 2011.

  • Raised awareness of the need to conserve lotus ponds in the city of Hanoi, through the Hanoi People’s Committee and the Hanoi Institute of Socio-Economic Development; 2002

  • Trained Colorado and Vietnamese experts, on Lotus ponds in Denver, Colorado, 2002


  • “Afternoon Tea with Thaya”, February 2019. Three of Thaya’s ex childhood class mates, and the wife of one of them were invited for afternoon tea.

  • Embracing the Vibrational Field of the Sacred Lotus over Pre-Christmas Lunch, December 2018. Four women, childhood friends of Thaya’s daughter were invited for lunch with Thaya and her daughter Romila and husband Kulenthran. Thaya and Romila partnered to cook lunch.

  • Embracing the Vibrational Field of the Sacred Lotus over afternoon tea, October 2018. Two women- childhood friends and a two year old little girl, daughter of one of the women were invited.

  • “16 years with the Sacred Lotus”, a guided walk around the DayAnidhi Earth Garden, followed by lunch, for a small group of Thaya’s childhood classmates; October 2017

  • Developed and conducted a class on The Sacred Lotus and Earth Consciousness,  July 2013

  • Organised and conducted five lotus wick making workshops and garden visits connected to the Sacred Lotus, for women (incl. children); 2012, 2010, 2008 (2workshops), 2005

  • Created two lotus ponds at a goat breeding farm in Malaysia in partnership with the owner of the farm; 2009 & 2008

  • Facilitated and organised a Lotus Garden visit of the DayAnidhi Earth Garden. Demonstrated how to make a lotus wick. For an international group  of women from a multi cultural society in Kuala Lumpur, 2008

  • Presented a talk on “Compassion for the Earth” highlighting the impact of women  on the Earth today and the vibrations created by the Sacred Lotus. Talk organised by the Kuala Lumpur Circle at the Residence of the Austrian Ambassador to Malaysia, 2008

  • Presented a talk on the Sacred Lotus organised by the Kuala Lumpur Circle (Association of the Ambassador' s Spouses in KL) at the Residence of the Austrian Ambassador to Malaysia, for World Environment Day 2007

  • Participated and contributed towards The Save Tasik Cini Campaign; Tasik Cini is Malaysia’s naturally occurring Lotus Lake

  • Organised the supply of lotus leaves for a public luncheon at the Temple of Fine Arts Malaysia, 2006

  • Began a small movement of women growing the Sacred Lotus in their gardens, from 2006. 

  • Donated a Lotus plant from the DayAnidhi Earth Garden to a Hindu, a Mariamman Temple in Seremban.

  • Presented at an international forum in Malaysia, on the Sacred Lotus; 2002,

  • Created a Sacred Lotus Garden with numerous clay pots of Lotuses and a small lotus pond in the DayAnidhi Earth Garden, 2001-2012