New Delhi: Veteran Bollywood actor and BJP MP from Mathura, Hema Malini has claimed that performing regular ‘havan’ at home can protect a person from various diseases, including coronavirus, according to a report in The Times of India. Sharing a video on World Environment Day on Saturday she appealed to the people to perform havan at their homes to “cleanse the environment” and also save themselves from various diseases, such as Covid-19. Also Read - THIS City in India to Begin Door-to-door Vaccination Drive From Monday. All You Need to Know

The lawmaker also shared the ingredients used by her for havan — neem leaves, ghee, cloves, mustard seeds, salt and loban. She said, “I have been doing this for many years after offering puja. And, started doing it twice a day since the pandemic. It not only cleans the environment, but also gives a sense of purity, besides keeping diseases like corona out.” Also Read - India's Remotest Corners May Soon Seen Vaccine Delivery Through Drones, Bids Invited: Report

In another purported video shared on Friday, Hema Malini had said that practice of havan is believed to be effective in cleaning the negativity since ages. “Today the entire world is struggling with the pandemic outbreak and the wrath of nature. I appeal to everyone to hold havan at home not only on environment day but almost every day till we defeat corona,” she said, adding that this solution has no connection with any caste or religion. She also congratulated the RSS Mathura wing for taking an initiative of organising havan in every household on the World Environment Day. Also Read - Breaking News LIVE Updates: Sena MLA Makes Contractor Sit on Waterlogged Road & Asks Workers to Dump Garbage on Him