Posted by: raju0704 | September 5, 2013

Goshalas

Goshalas and Cow slaughter

This page, normally dedicated to my temple visit travelogue, is now allotted to another holy subject – Goshalas.

I met one Mr.Ramamoorthy of Ex-Customs official in one of my visits to Sri Agneeswarar temple at Neyveli more than an year back. He, along with Vadapalani Sri Ramamoorthy, are among the trustees of Sri Jayam Goshala near Mayiladuthurai (Thirumanancheri). He explained me about the human like bondage and possessiveness that exist between the animals and the care takers; how the animals wander very freely within various rooms and kitchen; how certain animals will push away the caretaker people when they are talking to the strangers (due to possessiveness) etc., All these animals were captured during their last journey to the slaughter houses. He also explained how these animals will be slaughtered inhumanly at the slaughter houses. Ever since I heard about it, I wanted to visit the Goshala along with some prospective donors and write an article about it but somehow it got delayed so far.

In the meanwhile, Mr.Shankar Trivedi, one of the driving forces behind Neyveli temple told me about a Goshala at Neelangarai, right next to my house (at Besant Nagar) run by Dr,Sadhana Rao. I never expected that a Goshala of that nature will exist within the heart of the city so close to my place. He took a ”The Hindu” journalist Mrs.Geetha Venkataraman to this Goshala that houses 300+ animals and she wrote an immediate article in “The Hindu” Friday review dated 23rd May 2013 which attracted lots of attention.

The Hindu article On a haven for animals, saved and nurtured is reproduced here:

The five-day old calf catches the attention even as one walks up to meet Sadhana Rao. Its soft brown coat and liquid eyes capture the heart, which melts when the background is revealed. The mother and calf were rescued from a roadside near Chingleput. The fully pregnant cow had been noticed by a passerby, who tried all possible ways to get help. A regular on that route, his concern turned into panic when the cow eventually delivered. For five days mother and calf had struggled under the Agni Nakshatram heat, without water and food. The cow unable to stand any longer had collapsed and the baby managed to survive by suckling in a kneeling posture. The area was beyond the jurisdiction of the Blue Cross and the man with great difficulty brought them to Sadhana Rao’s Indian Institute of Animal Welfare. Medical care was given but the cow died. The male calf (picture right top) is doing well.

“It was a peaceful death,” says Sadhana Rao for whom this is part of a mission, which she took up 40 years ago. “My mother’s father maintained a gosala, may be I inherited the trait from him. A Kashmiri (pundit), the family moved South decades ago.

The Indian Institute of Animal Welfare was founded by Dr. S. Shankardev, Sadhana Rao and K.M. Padmanabhan. What started with half-a-dozen cows has expanded into a unit that shelters over 200 cows inside Kapaleeswarar Nagar, Neelangarai.

Another unit at Venkatapuram beyond the Poondi reservoir on the Oothukottai route houses 300 cows. Temples such as Marundiswarar and Tiruvidanthai Nityakalyana Perumal regularly send their animals to her shelters that have become sanctuaries for buffaloes, bullocks, sheep and goats too. “These dogs came from Kanchipuram. A swamiji found some urchins pelting stones at the mother and its just-born puppies. He sent them here,” informs Sadhana.

Sadhana has imbibed a lot from the Pondicherry Mother, who taught her spiritualism. “At the Ashram, a decision was made to cut down a mango tree that had dried. As was practice, Mother was informed. She came to the spot and sat under the tree with eyes closed for a while. ‘Don’t cut the tree, it is going to yield fruit,’ she said. Believe me, the tree put out fresh shoots, soon green leaves covered the branches and we tasted sweet mangoes. When a ‘dead’ tree has life within, how can animals be killed with such nonchalance?”

The shelter houses cattle rescued from smugglers. The caretakers show the wounds inflicted during transportation. A young cow is recovering from a fracture. “It has taken three months to heal and the animal can now walk, although with a limp,” they explain.

It has been a bumpy, sometimes even dangerous, ride. Sadhana recalls those days when a gang smuggling animals to slaughter houses was after her. “This person would scout for stray animals during the day and seize them in the middle of night. The animals would be packed into a van and despatched to slaughter houses. Naturally, they resented my intervention and waited for me with sickles. I moved about in a burkha for nearly six months and a kind police officer gave me discreet protection.”. Such was Sadhana’s determination that threat to life did not matter. Hailing from an affluent family, she spent all the wealth bequeathed for the cause. Her grandfather was a secretary to the Mahatma and the family donated 40 villages to Vinobha’s bhoodan movement. Sadhana has mortgaged all her jewels to meet the gosala expenses.

“The cows have given me spiritual strength in return, a gift so precious for those born in this punya bhoomi. Crises don’t worry me these days,” says Sadhana softly. “I’m a devotee of Paramacharya. Waking up at 3 a.m., I looked towards the shelter and found all the cows standing, eyes focused in one direction. This was unusual. For a fraction of a second, I saw the figure of Periyava amidst the cows. I did namaskaram from where I was.

“Another time, a group of sanyasis from Gujarat came here and offered obeisance to the cows. I can talk about such experiences endlessly…”

It is the Jain community that is supporting the Institute. Fodder, maintenance, medical care, salary for the helpers, etc., run into lakhs of rupees. Sri Rajendra Jayant Goseva Samiti and Sri Om Shakti Seva Mandal are helping the Neelangarai shelter. Sambhavnath Seva Mandal is taking care of the Venkatapuram gosala. But spiralling costs and increase in the number of animals make funds a constraint.

Finding land is on top of Sadhana’s mind now. Posh houses have been built in the neighbourhood. The residents object to the surroundings. “This is where the Government can help us. Close to the Nityakalyana Perumal temple in Tiruvidanthai, a sprawling area is available. The Institute needs five acres for the animals and the caretakers. If this can be allotted to us, we will be grateful. A gosala in close proximity will bring more devotees to the temple. We have represented to the HR and CE Board and hope they oblige.”

Sadhana strongly appeals for a veterinary ambulance service on the lines of 108.

The Institute can be contacted at 24493141 and 9840456623.

Gems of justice

Sadhana Rao commends judge Karpagavinayakam, who ruled against auction of cows by temples. She admires the courage of the woman magistrate at Nazarethpet, who under Section 429, handed over to the Institute the lorry load of animals it had intercepted instead of returning them to the smugglers as is done in some cases.

Animal language

When a cow vigorously swishes her tail, she is in distress. When in pain, she will shake her head and shed tears. If she is thirsty and you happen to pass by with a pail of water, she will glance at you and the bucket. Otherwise she will run her tongue over her muzzle. Hunger and thirst are signalled through loud bellowing.

……. End of “The Hindu” article

Neelangarai Goshala

On reading the article, I also visited their Goshala at Neelangarai at ECR a month back.

I could not meet Dr.Sadhana Rao on that day since she left to their other unit at Venkatapuram  near Poondi (Neyveli). The Neelangarai Goshala is located at Kabaleeswarar Nagar to the left (East) of ECR while going from Thiruvanmiyur. Look out for the Petrol bunk at Neelangarai on the right side and after about 200 meters from there, on the left side you will see a road right next to a small Nilgris shop. The holy smell of the cow dung will welcome us from the ECR itself!

The Location of Neelangarai Goshala:

The Goshala at Neelangarai is already having about 300 cattles – cows, bulls, buffalos, apart from 75 cocks, some dogs and a sheep. Only about 30 cows are yielding milk and others are being protected without any returns (in this commercial world!).  Driven just by compassion, they treat them with love and respect till their peaceful death.

Once arrived, no animal is sent out from here at any point of time.

A little background on Dr.Sadhana Rao:

  • Fortunate to be taught by The Mother of Pondicherry Sri Aurobindo Ashram
  • MBBS from Manipal University
  • FRCS from Edinburgh University, UK
  • Practiced only for 6 months and that too only for poor
  • Got Rs 5 crore from her parents in 1975
  • Got an ancestral property of around 8 grounds in Dr.Radhakrishnan road!!
  • Had put all her wealth into the Goshala and doing only the Goshala service for the past 40 years, from her 20+ age
  • She lives among all her cattle children in a small room which we can’t even imagine of living just for one day!

Update on 14th Dec 2014:
On the 13th day of our close relative’s death, our cousins donated a milk yielding cow & calf pair and named them as Brahatha & Gopal. They were just saved from the clutches of death and passed on to the safe hands. All those 13 days of pain & sorrow turned into a pinnacle of joy & satisfaction!!
I used the same occasion to donate another pair in memory of my mother and sister and named them as Lakshmi & Kalyan!

Miracle:
With around 300 cattle around and a mound of cow dung, we witnessed a miracle on that day that there was NOT A SINGLE MOSQUITO IN THE LATE EVENING!!

Entrance to Goshala IMG_9951 Entrance - View from Goshala inside

Donors

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The Jain community come regularly on Sundays and support their activities.

The place is not sufficient enough and the animals are parked in every inch of space available there. They are housed even in rooms and no room is spared with.
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We saw a just born calf whose mother had left the world unfortunately and was getting fed from some other cow here. A small boy has sponsored the calf and promised to pay 2000 Rs monthly from his packet money. We also saw a very healthy cow that escaped the clutches of butchers just the previous day.

The bull here is with Dr.Rao for the past 25 years and is very ferocious. He bows only to Dr.Sadhana and nobody else.

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This one met with a road accident and was abandoned as ‘’no use – no hope’’. It is saved and having a happy life now.
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This is called Kaaraam Pasu. It is full black including its udder (milking part) without a single spot of any other colour. It is considered the holiest of the cows.
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The goshala disposes cow dung at 25 Rs per cement bag; 250 Rs for mini-truck and 500 Rs for a lorry load. We bought the same at around 3 times the price just a few months back for our apartment. Needy people can buy it from them. It is not only cheap but is also a service to them since it needs to be disposed off quickly; otherwise the posh neighbours create trouble due to the smell.

There are about 15+ Biharis doing their service and we can donate the needs to them as well.

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Venkatapuram Goshala

I also visited their other unit at Venkatapuram near Poondy reservoir. It is located at about 15 kms from the Neyveli (Thiruvallur) Agneeswarar temple further up towards Oothukottai. We have to take a diversion towards left (West) from the main road at Katchur junction. I am going to the Neyveli temple for the past 3 years without knowing this and finally visited a few weeks back! Venkatapuram Goshala is having 250+ cattles mainly bulls and buffalos.

The Location of Venkatapuram Goshala (approximately)

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These bulls are part of the 60+ cattles that were captured with the help of police and brought here just a few days back. See how healthy they are!
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Sri Jayam Goshala (www.jayamgoshala.com)

This is located at Kshetrapalapuram near Thirumanancheri  / Thiruvelvikkudi / Mayiladuthurai

Location of Sri Jayam Goshala

Gomatha

Lord Krishna says in Srimadh Bagavatham “You drink the milk of the cow. So, the cow becomes your mother. The bullock is responsible for the production of the grain you eat, so, he becomes your father”.

According to the Vedas, we have seven mothers, starting with our biological mother and the cow being the seventh one. In Mahabharata, the cow is quoted as the mother of all the deities and the universe. Our mothers feed us milk for a year or two, but from birth to death we survive on the milk given by these unknown mothers. The hard work and toil put in by the bullocks in producing the grains, is no inferior.

Go means cow. Go maatha means cow, the mother. Go Pooja is the worship of cows. Krishna Go pala is Lord Krishna revered as the protector of cows.

Why worship cows (mythological)?

Mother cow is the place of residence of all deities, divinities, devas and devatas. We don’t say that all deities and divinities reside in a human, but we do say that all deities and divinities are embodied in mother cow. This is because the cow is the very symbol of saatvik nature – calm, tranquil, serene and peaceful always. So the deities like to reside in her and this is the reason that worship of mother cow is held in such high regard by the Siddhas. Lord Krishna Himself described the benefits of Go Puja to Sri Brahma.

Why cow is holy (practical)?

The cow is treated as holy because it gives away so many useful products to farmer / human. No other animal does that. She provides strength to plow the fields; milk, curd, butter and ghee to give nutrition to humans; even their urine and dung are useful to us with their medicinal values; cow urine is an insecticide; cow dung is a natural manure, cooking fuel and a disinfectant used in cleaning homes; they are useful even after their death with their skin and bones – all these by eating all kinds of agricultural wastes like paddy waste, oil cakes (waste after extracting oil), cotton seeds (waste after extracting cotton fibre). More importantly cow is gentle nature which represents the main teaching of Hinduism,

Cow is therefore an auspicious and valuable git to the humanity by divine. Are they not worth to be worshipped?

These cows and buffaloes produce milk for their own calves like our own women. But, on most occasions, the calves are killed immediately after birth not only to rob the milk but also to capitalise on their skin and meat. Cows are extremely intelligent with a strong bondage for their calves. They can identify a beef-eater by smell when approached and feel uneasy while passing by a slaughter-house.

We, the real beneficiaries of the stolen milk, consciously are bound to protect these unknown mothers and help in providing a peaceful living.

FACTS WE SHOULD KNOW (From the brochure of Sri Jayam Goshala):

From the 3 southern states alone, about 20 lakh cattle are taken to Kerala every year for slaughter, where Beef is 40% staple food and the products are exported.

There are 7000+ unlicensed abattoirs in Kerala. The cattle from calves, to milch animals including healthy bullocks are bought by the butchers for a fair price.

These animals are tied by neck and made to walk without food or water for miles together, or transported in lorries with a single rope passing through their noses in tightly packed rows or bundled one over the other with their legs broken by iron rods.

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  • Every cow is killed in full view of others waiting in horror.
  • An iron pipe is inserted deep into the throat followed by a sharp iron rod to cut off the wind pipe and food pipe, and when the cow is struggling for breath and blood is gushing, lime water is pumped into the stomach to gain extra meat weight. Then starts skinning while alive and cutting out other parts.
  • Before every milking, the cows and buffaloes are injected with NJ hormone ‘Oxytocin’, which cause immense uterus pain.
  • Nature has blessed the new calf with an enzyme ‘Rennet’ to sustain in the initial days, but this is also sliced out from its stomach for manufacturing cheese.
  • The cost of mutton and beef is Rs 70 and 250 respectively, and hence largely adulterated.
  • Due to indiscriminate mass slaughtering over the years 64 out of 96 swadesi indian breeds have been totally wiped out.
  • For manufacturing very expensive calf leather, a full pregnant cow is made to stand in a small cement tank, hot water is poured till tail level and some persons beat it with rods. Out of fear and gruesome treatment, the cow delivers and the fetus is pressed into the hot water and the skin of the calf is peeled out and processed in the same temperature. Also, the leather from 5 such cows said to be very soft is used in the upholstery of one expensive car.

By killing one animal, the benefits they derive are:
Hide  : Rs 3500 and above depending upon the animal
Beef  : about 350 to 500 kgs @ Rs 70/kg
Blood & liver : sold to pharmaceutical companies
Bones : sold to sugar factories/pharamaceutical units Bone marrow : sold to dog feed manufacturers
Fat : bought by detergent,oil, ghee manufacturers

The laws to prevent cruelty to animals are in force in the states, but are largely ignored.

Example:
Transport of cattle for slaughter is prohibited.
For any other purpose, only 6 animals should be transported in a lorry-but 30 to 40 are transported.
Certain acts like twisting tails, testicles etc are non bailable offences punishable under sec.428/429 of IPC.
Before killing, the cow should be fed well, and a veterinarian should certify its health, other cows should not see the killing, the cow’s eyes should be tied, a strong anesthetic drug ‘Thiopentol’ should be injected,or a high volt current should be given to desensitize the animal before killing, and no skinning or cutting should be done before the death is complete.

On many occasions, even the cows given in ‘godhana’ after the death of a hindu is also sold ultimately to the butchers. At times, cows offered to temples are also diverted for slaughter by the vested interests.

International society for cow protection ‘ISCOWP` runs huge goshalas in Hungary etc, where on seeing the lovely cows, many Europeans turn vegetarians.

The following is an article by Shyamasundar (USA ,Vedic astrologer)

The Two most astonishing things for the British who invaded India were:
1)      The Indian gurukula system.
2)      The Indian agriculture system.
The then Governor of British India Robert Clive made an extensive research on the agriculture system in India.
The outcome of the research was as follows:
1)      Cows were the basis of Indian agriculture and agriculture in India cannot be executed without the help of cow.
2)      To break the Backbone of Indian agriculture cows had to be eliminated.

The first slaughterhouse in India was started in 1760, with a capacity to kill 30,000 (Thirty thousand only) per day, at least one crore cows were eliminated in an year’s time. He estimated that the number of cows in Bengal outnumbered the number of men. Similar was the situation in the rest of India. As a part of the Master plan to destabilize the India, cow slaughter was initiated. Once the cows were slaughtered, then there was no manure and there is no insecticide like cow urine.
Robert Clive started a number of slaughter houses before he left India.
A hypothesis to understand the position of Indian agriculture without slaughter houses:-
In 1740 in the Arcot District of Tamil Nadu, 54 Quintals of rice was harvested from one acre of land using simple manure and pesticides like cow urine and cow dung.
As a result of the 350 slaughterhouses which worked day and night by 1910. India was practically bereft of cattle. India had to approach England’s doorstep for industrial manure. Thus industrial manure like urea and phosphate made way to India. After India attained independence in the name of “Green Revolution” there was extensive use of industrial manure.

Before British left India the daily newspaper Guardian interviewed India. To one of the questions Gandhiji answered, that the day India attains Independence, all the slaughter houses in India would be closed. In 1929 Nehru in a public meeting stated that if he were to become the prime minister of India, the first thing he would do is to stop all the slaughterhouses.
But the tragedy of the situation is since 1947 the number has increased from 350 to 36,000 slaughter houses. Today, the highly mechanized slaughterhouses Al-kabir and Devanar of Andhra Pradesh and Maharastra has the capacity to slaughter 10,000 cows at a time.

It’s a warning signal to one and all in India to rise to the occasion!!!

Temple Worshippers Soceity

A video titled “Their Last Journey: Cattle Trafficking to Kerala” by Temple Worshippers Society,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8-Hi2N8FcE

The estimate of cattle traffic to Kerala is more than 20,00,000 (yes 20 lakhs) and what we are talking about here is the difficulty in saving and maintaining about a few hundred cattles.

We have been going to different Parihara sthalams / doing different yagnas to get relieved of our problems. Will there be any better pariharam than pulling out a Gomatha from the clutches of butchers and the jaws of death?


Responses

  1. in tamilnadu we find lot of jersey and hybrid cows infiltrated which is a worrying aspect. TN Govt is not aware of this and distribute free jersey cows instead of indigenous breed. milk/dung/ urine of indigenous cows have divine value and not other varieties. go shalas should protect indigenous breeds not to go for quantity and for quality.

  2. Excellent. For all those who are interested in performing various Pariharams, the great Kanchi paramacharya has mentioned in his book – Deivathin Kural that taking care of cows is the greatest Puja for Goddess Lakshmi. If one does that, Goddess Lakshmi will automatically take care of his/her needs.

  3. In the gurukula system of education, gomata seva was a part of their life in the gurukula.
    Likewise the school children and for NSS activities in colleges , the students should spend one sememster at least doing goseva.

    There is a caption – if you have ever had a cup of milk in your life then to repay for this do go puja and do goseva, donate generously for the goshalas who are taking care of the abandoned cows.

    every time we drink tea, coffee, milk shakes, milk, bournvita, hot chocolate,or rosemilk or badam it should remind us of gomata and thank her for being the cause for my satisfaction.

    this has to be taught at home by every parent. without instilling such awareful thoughts seva bhavana cannot dawn on its own.
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  4. http://careforcows.org/downloads/newsletters_0

    please visit this website
    we can get to read the very touching experience sof people who are doing and who have done go seva at Brindaban.

  5. You have been doing a wonderful work thereby protecting our cows to some extent. Continue the good work. God bless you for this noble work.

    • It is very nice of you to acknowledge all the people who are in this Goseva in their own capacities. it takes many heads, many hands and many legs to contribute to such a noble seva. If you can also join in the seva it will not only be a great contribution you will also earn the blessings of gomata.

  6. Aum ~ Mother Go Maata I pray ~

    • Om. Some Seva in the form ofsharing your dhanam, dhaanyam, kaalam also please along with your prayers!

  7. It is very sad that animals are treated cruelly in our country where we boast of a rich culture etc. Even in countries where beef is a staple food, the animals treated kindly until they are slaughtered. Just because God has blessed us with six senses it doesn’t mean we should take other beings for granted. If we sit back and think deeply, human beings are the only creatures who can be harmful to the Earth. The creatures with lesser senses cannot, will not and do not harm this Earth. Each being has it’s own purpose of life on Earth. God has made human beings so strong and intelligent to protect this beautiful world. Our educational and religious institutions should take the responsibility of inculcating kindness towards animals and teach the importance of their co-existence. Though there are a handful of ‘people for animals’ groups, we need many many more. Adopting a sick animal or contributing for the welfare of animals must become more popular. The awareness of caring for animals should be mandatory in the school syllabus.
    People must shun leather and other products made by torturing animals.
    I have had the luck of visiting the Goshalai at The Ramachandra Mutt, Ramachandrapura, Shimogga, Karnataka where there are more than a thousand cows. People from all over the world appreciate and contribute to this cause. The Mutt does a sincere and corruption free service to these animals. They are treated with due respect and kindness. They are maintained well and the cleanliness is superb. Many byproducts like filtered gomutram, compost, vibhuthi, panchagavyam etc. are manufactured at the Mutt. The whole environment is very pleasing, clean and peaceful.

  8. Beautifully compiled comprehensive report. Congrats.

    • Arsha Vidya Newsletter – January 2013 23

      peetodakah jagdhatrnaa dugdhadohaa nirindriyau (Katha. Up. 3)
      “These cows have drunk water for the last time, eaten grass for the last time, given milk for the last time, and unproductive, cannot contribute any more for socity .”
      Today who will want to keep such animals except sending them to slaughterhouses?
      A sigh of relief and secure sight in Surabhi goshaala for gomätäs at Ramadevara Betta, Chennamallana Halli Village situated 120kms from Bangalore in Madhugiri Taluk. These gomätas are living peacefully in Surabhi on top of a rocky hillock situated in a serene surrounding amidst rocky hillocks awaiting the last call from Bhagavaan. The lives of 380 gomätas, the survivors have been saved and rescued on the way while being Surabhi transported to the slaughter houses and becoming delicacies on the dining tables of many homes, five star hotels and restaurants.
      The farmers, due to poverty sell these vriddha asvastha peetodakaajagdhatåëä dugdhadohä niirindriyäù gomätä for pittance of money to the brokers who are in this gomäta, buffalo, bulls and oxen transporting trade to the slaughter houses.
      This noble project of Surabhi gosamvardhana Kendra is active from 2006. So far 550 of them have been rescued. They take good care of these animals with proper medical attention. The cows also suffer from the same medical problems like the humans. They get cold, fever, diabetes, arthritis and skin problems and so on and so forth. Poor dumb animals cannot express the discomfort like the humans. Twice a week the veterinary doctor visits for a health check. So there are separate natural shelters made of stone walls for the sick and healthy cattle.

      A separate land has been demarcated for burying the dead cows. Surprised to hear that goçälä’s are not exempt for going through the cumbersome procedure of reporting the death of every animal and procuring a certificate from the Government. The hawks are waiting for a slip to drag them to the courts!

      Since this is situated on a rocky hillock, rural and remote place with scanty rainfall, providing water and fodder is a great difficulty for these animals. There is hardly any road leading to this kendra. Only bullock carts can withstand the roads. It is an adventure visiting this isolated place. Still lorries and JCBS reach this place to destroy, damage and demolish the goshaala by the supporters of the slaughter houses.

      In spite of the stiff resistance and 78 court cases against him to close down the goçälä, a commendable job with yeomen effort with passion for go samrakñaëa has been done by the family of Shri Madhusudan, his wife Smt Rama, the aged mother Smt Leelavati and the support of the local villagers who have understood the noble cause.

      He has made a rainwater harvest storage which supplies him for four months only. The open well and bore well at the foot of the hillock is another source of water supply. The one solid rock hillock situated in a 7 acre has been converted into greenery by spreading more mud and clay. There is a Lord Rama temple and even a breezy açvatta tree.
      Sri Madhusudan has been creating awareness to the farmers by educating them on the value of the so called useless gomätäs. He conducts workshops and training programmes on the use of go mütra and cow dung, erecting biogas plants and culturing organic manure for the fields. He has developed 30 traditional health care products out of these. The bhasma or vibhüti prepared out of cow dung cakes is an another interesting product. There are no chemicals, chalk or white cement added unlike the ones available in the market. It is safe to be smeared on our foreheads!

      He is also collecting the various breeds of gomätäs from the farmers lest the breeds become extinct. These rare breeds are given to the needy farmers and other goçäläs on demand.
      He also addresses the school children in the villages and also in the cities about the importance of go samrakñana, protection of cows in spite of his busy schedule of his regular attendance to the courts to protect these gomätäs.
      Please visit their website for more details. http://surabhigoushala.org/
      It was a moving and touching experience for all the three Swaminis, Swamini, Svatmanishthananda, Swamini Svatmabodhananda and Swamini Bharatiyananda, who visited this gosamrakshana kendra. Thanks to Swamini Bharatiyananda for initiating this eye opening trip to Surabhi.

  9. I could not the entire write-up. I have a farm but unable to execute any project due lack of manpower and dedicated people.I am 78+.
    I am praying Mahaperiyava to provide all facilities to rear atleast 5 or 6 cows.
    You can also suggest.Today is Vinayaka Chathurti. I pray Lord Ganesha.

    • It is so nice to see that at 78 you are so inspired to do something. You can get the cows but requires manpower to take care of them. Maybe you can inspire and motivate your children to do something to fulfill your dreams.

      May gajanana shower blessings on all of us.

    • An informative article from the net on gomata

      The Srimad Bhagavad-Gita
      and the Sacredness of All Cows

      by Jagannath Das

      Lord Krishna states in Srimad Bhagavad-Gita: chapter 10, verse 28

      dhenunam asmi kamadhuk

      dhenunam-among cows, asmi-I am, kamadhuk-the wish fulfilling cow

      Among cows I am the wish fulfilling cow.

      In this verse Lord Krishna reveals that among cows He is manifested as the kamadhuk meaning kamadhenu the original wish fulfilling cows known as the surabhi cows. Just who and what are the surabhi cows and how the surabhi cows attained such an elevated and exalted position that they are able to represent a portion of the energy of the supreme Lord Krishna will be revealed in the following information given in the Anusasana Parva of the Mahabharata by Krishna Dvaipayana Vyasa.

      The surabhi cow descended from the spiritual worlds and manifested herself in the heavenly spheres from the aroma of celestial nectar for the benefit of all created beings. The direct descendants of the surabhi cows are the sacred cows from the continent India which are uniquely distinguished the same as the surabhi by the beautiful hump on their backs and the wonderfully soft folds of skin under their necks. Since all cows in existence in the world today are factual descendants of the sacred cows of India they are all holy as well and should always be lovingly cared for and protected with the highest esteem and greatest respect. One should never cause harm to cows in any way even in a dream and one should never ever even think of eating the flesh of cows as there is no action more sinful in all of creation then cow killing.

      Cows are the mothers of all creatures. Cows are verily the mothers of the 33 crores of demigods that administrate creation in the material existence throughout all the universes. Cows are the goddesses of the gods and the refuge of all auspiciousness. Cows bestow every kind of happiness and for these reason they always are worshippable. Cows are the support of all the worlds for by their milk they nourish terrestrials beings and by their ghee offered in sacrifice they nourish the denziens of the celestial realms. Nothing superior to cows.

      A cow should not be owned by one who is a killer of cows or a seller to killers of cows, by one who is unrighteous, by one who is sinful, by one who is untruthful in speech, and by one who is outside of the Vedic culture nor should cows ever be given to one such as these. Gifts of cows should be made after ascertaining and determining the qualification of the receiver. Cows should never be given unto those whose residence they are likely to suffer from fire or sun. Cows should always be given away accompanied by their calves. Those cows who have been rescued from situations of distress or have been received from humble farmers unable to continue to take care of them properly are considered to be most auspicious.

      One should never show disrepect for cows in any way nor should one feel any repugnance towards the urine and dung of a cow because these things are also pure. When cows are grazing or laying down relaxing one should never disturb or annoy them in any way. Cows should never be killed in any type of sacrifice or slaughtered in any way for food as the killing of cows constitutes the most heinous of all sins in existence.

      Cows are the foremost of all creatures in all the worlds. It is from cows that the means for sustaining the worlds has established. Cows are auspicious and sacred and the bequeathers of every blessing. Cows benefit humans with milk, yoghurt, cheese, butter and ghee. The Vedas have stated that the milk of a cow is equivalent to ambrosial nectar and that ghee derived from cows milk is the best of all libations poured onto the sacred fires of brahmins.

      Cows of various kinds and diverse colors are always worshippable. They are the foremost of all creatures existing in all of creation. Morning and evening one should bow ones head in reverence to cows. One should never show any disregard to cows in any way but should always show them respect. When one awakes in the morning one should always remember cows. Before falling to sleep at night one should always remember cows. Cows are always auspicious. Cows are also fragrant. The wonderful scent of the amytis agallochum emantes from out of their sacred bodies.

      Cows are the great refuge of all creatures. Cows constitute the greatest source of blessings for all creatures. Cows are the past. Cows are the future. Cows are the source of evolution and eternal growth. Cows are the root of prosperity. Whatever is given to cows always produces good fortune and is never in vain. It is solely and exclusively from the ghee of cows that the sacred rituals prescribed and authorised in the Vedas are empowered and able to be performed. Without the presence of cows ghee there is no possibiity of performing sacred rituals that will gratify the 33 million demigods who are responsible for universal management. Neither will the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Krishna be pleased and satisfied. Ghee comes exclusively only from cows from whom flow offerings of milk and milk products. Thus cows verily establish the purity of all sacred rituals and constitute the very essence of performing all sacred activities being the very source of sacred activities.

      Cows represent sacred acts themselves and without cows there can be no performance of any sacred act. This is the pure, sublime and supremely exalted position and pre-eminence of cows above all creatures in all the worlds. One who knows the pre-eminence of cows and the selfless service cows render to all creatures and does not protect them affectionately is a sinner and offender and their destination is certainly hell. Cows are equal to the rays of the sun that travel through the universe giving light, warmth and nourishment.

      In previous yugas the Vedic injunction was given jiyaite pare yadi tabe mare prani veda-purane ache hena ajna vane that means in the Vedic scriptures known as Puranas there are injunctions declaring that one can take the life of a living being only if they are able to revive it back to life again by chanting Vedic mantras. But we find that this injunction has been terminated in todays age of kali yuga by the Brahma-Vaivarta Purana where it is stated that in the present age of kali yuga it is forbidden to kill cows under any circumstances.

      Cows are equivalent to our mothers for when the mothers milk has dried up the cow gives her milk unselfishly to noursih and strengthen us. How can one who has ever drunk cows milk justify the killing and eating of such a mother as the sacred cow. One should never even in one’s mind do injury to a cow or ever think of harming cows as well as bulls. One should show all respect and compassion for cows and sincere reverence should be offered unto them all without reservation.

      Those who fail to give cows reverence and protection and choose to foolishly oppose and whimsically ignore the injunctions of the Vedic scriptures by selling a cow for slaughter, by killing a cow, by eating cows flesh and by permittings the slaughter of cows will all rot in the darkest regions of hell for as many thousands of years as there are hairs on the body of each cow slain. There is no atonement for the killing of a cow.

      In Sri Caitanya Caritamrita adi lila, chapter 17 verse 166 Caitanya Mahaprabhu confirms:

      go-ange yata loma tata sahasra vatsara

      go-vadhi raurava-madhye pace nirantar

      Cow killers and cow eaters are condemned to rot in hell for as many thousands of years as there are for each hair on the body of every cow they eat from.

      In comparison to the contrary, sanctified living beings with purified souls that make gifts of cows to worthy twice born in the three higher ashrams established in the Vedas attain celestial realms for as many years as there are hairs upon the body of the cows given away in charity. There is no gift higher in merit than the gift of cows to a Vaisnava or duly initiated brahmana of the Vedic culture in one of the four authorised sampradayas.

      Cows constitute the highest good. Cows are the root of great blessing for all living beings.. Cows are the source of eternal growth. Cows are the past and the furure. Evolution itself depends upon cows. The mantras used for Vedic rituals such as Swaha and Vashat without which no Vedic rites are complete are eternally establishe d in cows. Cows verily are the fruit of all Vedic rituals because all Vedic rituals are dependent upon the ghee from cows for the performance of sacred rituals which benefit all of creation. Thus the protection of cows is the greatest dharma or eternal duty for all living beings.

      There is no wealth that is equal to cows. To talk about cows, to hear others speak about cows, to offer gifts of cows to worthy people and to see cows are all auspicious activities. There is never any inauspiciousness in cows. On Earth cows represent high energy and are endued with the elements of strength and energetic exertion. There are also elements of great wisdom in cows and they are bestowers of great happiness upon all creatures. The country or nation where cows are protected and live without fear of slaughter becomes exalted and the sins of that country are evaporated. Cows constitute the stairs that lead to heaven. Cows are adored in heaven. Cows are goddesses competent to grant every righteous wish and desire. Verily there is nothing in the worlds more elevated or superior to cows.

      Cows are superior to all yogis and ascetics and because of this liberated divine being perform their austerities in the company and presence of cows. Cows do not feel cold or heat nor can rain afflict. Cows are never to be sacrificed they are to be given as gifts to worthy brahmanas. The ruler who gives gifts of cows to the foremost of brahmanas is sure to overcome every calamity he encounters. It is ordained in the eternal Vedas that ghee from the cow is the best of all ingredients offered as libations into the sacrificial fire. For this reason one who makes a gift of a cow to worthy brahmanas who will then use the ghee from this cow to perform Vedic ceremonies, that fortunate gifter is regarded as making a gift of a libation for sacrifice. A bovine bull is considered to be the embodiment of heaven. One who offers a bovine bull to an accomplished brahmana has factually reserved themselves a place in heaven. Cows that have been rescued and protected and cared for in distress give even more merit as well as cows received from persons in distress due to an inability to properly take care of their cows.

      A cow must never be given to a tiller of soil. Only a bovine bull may be given to a tiller of soil but never a cow. Neither a cow or a bull should ever be given unto one who will kill them. Nor should a cow or a bull be given unto an atheist or one who makes a business selling or trading cows. The Vedas have stated that one who gives away cows or bulls to such sinful persons suffers interminably in a hellish condition.

      There is no gift that is higher in merit than the gift of cows. A cow lawfully acquired if given away in charity protects the whole dynasty of the giver. Cows are the source of that immortality which Vedic sacrifices prescribe. They have within them the nature of both the sun and the moon. Cows verily constitute and determine the eternal destiny of creation.

      Cows are the life breath of all living creatures therefore one who makes a gift of a cow is said to be making a gift of life breath to all living creatures. Cows are also constituted as the great refuge of all living creatures thus one who makes a gift of a cow is said to be making a gift of that which is the great refuge of all living creatures.

      When the surabhi cows first manifested from the aroma of ambrosial nectar they performed severe penance for 100,000 years for the purpose of acquiring the spiritual merit to be the foremost of all things needed for the performance of Vedic rituals and ceremonies; thus only from cow milk exclusively is sanctified ghee produced for the performance of Vedic rituals. Whatever is produced from any and all other types of milk is not authorised by Vedic scriptures and thus not being sanctioned by the Vedas can never be used in any Vedic rituals or ceremonies.

      At the conclusion of the surabhi cows austerities Brahma himself appeared before them and granted their wishes blessing them with the benediction that cows would eternally be the sustainers of all creatures. This is why cows are sacred and most holy and the foremost of all creatures in creation and verily the refuge of all the worlds.

      The cow is extremely important regarding the destiny of the total human species in all the worlds and creation itself that her value is impossible to overestimate. The name for cow in the Vedas is known as aghyna which means invioable. Another name is ahi which means not to be killed and another is aditi which means never to be cut into pieces.

      Some scholars and indologists in India as well as from western countries without having ever experienced the Vedic culture as a way of life have speculated that cows and other animals were sacrificed in Vedic ceremonies. They take unorthodox interpretations of obscure verses in the Vedas, out of context to postulate this point of view. Two examples of this we are giving as follows.

      First in the Satapatha Brahmana, 3.1.2.21 there is a gross interpolation from western scholars echoed by indolologists around the world that the great sage Yajnavalkya would eat the tender meat of cows and bulls. The word dhenu which they translated as cow factually refers to the milk products of the cow only and not the cow herself and the sanskrit word anaduh factually refers to the grains produced by the bull from ploughing the fields. What exactly Yajnavalkya has stated in this verse is that he can eat what is amsala. The interpolators, some being ignorant and some not so ignorant of the rules of Panini have translated amsala as being tender flesh. Panini is the authority on all matters concerning the rules of Sanskrit grammar and according to sutra 5.2.8 of Panini the word amsala can only mean nourishing and strength bestowing. Also in the Amarakosa 2.6.44 it states that amsala is mamsala which never applies to flesh tender or otherwise. Mamsala specifically aplies to cream and sweets made from milk products as well as fresh and dried fruits. So there is no basis according to sastra for translating amsala as flesh.

      Secondly some scholars with an extremely limited fund of knowledge want to postulate that meat was an essential ingreient of madhuparka because of one verse in the Rig Veda VI.44.21 which equates Indra as having the strength of a bull and also mentions the sweet drink madhupeya. So they then interpolated the translation to say that bull meat was a part of madhuparka. In this way due to their academic status they are able to mislead the public. The root word madhu means sweet and is sometimes even referred to honey. In the Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary page 780 the meaning of madhuparka is offerrings of honey and milk also sometimes containing equal parts of curds and ghee to a respected guest. No where in the Vedas can be found any reference to meat being an ingredient of madhuparka.

      So other examples like the previous two interpolators have found useful for their obscure translations; but the clear, direct, unequivocal statements found throughout the Vedas against cow killing they ignore. We will give a few relevant examples now.

      In the Rig Veda X.87.16 we find: One who partakes of human flesh, the flesh of a horse or of another animal and deprives others from milk by slaughtering cows ; if such a fiend does not desist then even cut off their heads by your powers Oh king.

      In the Atharva Veda VIII.6.23 we find: Those who eat cooked or uncooked flesh, who eat eggs and embryos are following an evil addiction that must be put to an end

      In the Srimad Bhagavatam, Canto 11, chapter 5, verse 14 we find: Those who are ignorant of the absolute truth and believe they are virtuous although wicked and arrogant who kill animals without any feeling of remorse or fear of punishment are devoured by those very same animals in their next birth.

      In the Mahabharata, Anusasana-parva, 115.43 -116.45 we find: That wretch among men who pretending to follow the path of righteousness prescribed in the Vedas, would kill living creatures from greed of flesh would certainly go to hellish regions.

      In the Manu-samhita, chapter 4, verse 162 we find: A guru, a teacher, a father, a mother, a brahmana, a cow and a yogi all should never be killed.

      Even in the Old Testament of the Bible which applies to both Christians and Jews in Issaih, chapter 66 verse 3 we find: He that killeth an ox is as if he slew a man. He that sacrifices a lamb is as if he slit a dogs neck, he that offereth it as an oblation is as if he offered swines blood, he that burneth it as incense as if he blessed an idol. Yea they have chosen their way and their soul delighteth in their abominations.

      In the Mahabharata, Anusasana-parva, 114.6, 115.6 it states: As the footprints of all moving, living beings are engulfed in those of the elephant, even thus all religions are to be understood by ahimsa which is non-violence to any living being by thought, words or actions.

      So from these examples it can be clearly understood that cow killing and cow eating were definitely not sanctioned by the Vedic scriptures to the contrary they were condemned; and also according to the authority of the Bible cow killing is not sanctioned in the Christian religion either.

      Just recently in the year 2000 the publication Scientific America reported a complete Cow Human Genome comparison had been completed. Among the 768 genes on the cattle RH map, 687 genes or 89.5% had putative human orthologs. Among the 687 mapped genes, 548 genes had human GB4 RH mapping information. 22 were mapped exclusively on the G3 panel and 68 had human cytogenetic assignments exclusively.

      All cow chromosomes with the possible exception of BTA9 and BTA23 have centromere repositioning relative to human chromosomes. Four cattle chromsomes show complete conservation of syntegy with their human homologs. The four are: BTA12 and HSA13, BTA19 and HSA17, BTA24 and HSA18, BTAX and HSAX . For all of these chromosomes multiple rearrangements were observed. BTA3 was the only cow chromosome that showed no internal rearrangments when compared with the homologous segment on HSA1. Fifteen cattle chromosomes are seen to be comprised of genes found on only one human chromosome.

      Cow milk is the most compatible with human mothers milk then any other species in existence. This is because the DNA of the cow was specifically constructeds to be harmonious with mammalian human DNA. So it can be clearly understood that cow DNA was designed so humans could benefit from cows products being milk, cheese, butter, cream and yoghurt.

      We will end our treatise now as we do not want this discourse to be to voluminous.

      This knowledge is highly esoteric and confidential and incomprehensible to those outside the purview of the Vedic culture. It can only be known by that segment of society that is spiritually developed enough to completely abstain from all animal killing and flesh eating while understanding that the soul is eternal and exists in all living beings.

      Brahma Madhva Gaudiya Vaisnava Sampradaya

    • Dear Sri Ramachandra did you find some help in setting up the goshala.Please contact me through email. We will see how to fulfill your wish.

  10. So touching, so pleasing, so soothing to see that our Go Mata is cared for, that there are some good and godly souls dedicated to this holy task. It inspires us all to do something- each his own bit. thanks for this posting.

  11. What a wonderful effort by these noble souls. God bless them. I do hope that such things happen in other Indian states.

    • Yes there are.

      Please browse through Google

      I thank Shri Rajendran for opening up this goshala topic in this blog.
      It gives an opening for creating awareness for the activities regarding cow protection throughout the country.
      It gives me great pleasure to contribute for this cause.

      In a way the civic code of banning keeping cows at home in the city is a boon. With so many high raised constructions it is not possible too. This also avoids the straying of the cows on the streets disrupting traffic and avoid unwanted accidents.Because it has given rise to many institutions working towards this cause in an organised manner. The health of the cows are taken care of and breeds are protected and perpetuated.
      there is milk flood too.

      It is only the farmers in the villages who do not want to keep the cows that does not yield milk. Since they cannot maintain them. So they sell them for a meagre sum to the slaughter houses.

      Today when human beings are old and non-productive the children leave them in the vriddha ashramas which have sprung up in many places. These days the educated lot find these ashrams and move out voluntarily when they are treated as guests at home.

      But what about the cows? When they can no more yield milk should they be sent to slaughter houses? Dont they have a right to live till the allotted breath by Bhagavaan?

      So we have to create an awareness among the city bred to support these goshalas which take protect the cows which are unproductive.

      I am just giving the links of a few of the goshalas in the other states. This can become a big study by itself.

      Rajasthan

      Ahamadabad

      karnataka
      http://www.love4cow.com/pdf/Dir%20Gaushalas%20Karnataka.pdf
      Delhi
      http://www.love4cow.com/pdf/Dir%20Gaushalas%20Delhi.pdf

      Gujarat
      The maximum number of goshalas are found in Gujarat. If there is another birth again one should be born as a cow in Gujarat. It is the safest place for the cows.

      http://www.love4cow.com/pdf/Dir%20Gaushalas%20Gujarat.pdf

      I can provide the whole list available in all the states.
      Please browse through youtube and its wonderful to see the work that has been done for the protection of cows in the country by many institutions.

      Still we need to fight against cow slaughter in the country.

      Swamini Svatmabodha

      • Thank you ji for all the information.

  12. May the risies devars and siddha purushas and mahans bless all those involved in protecting Gomatah Let all religious functions be done with an invoking to Lord Pasupathisvarar ot save our Bharatha desam from those cruel asuras who kill cows for their living. lllet every hindu pray to their ishtadevatha for the protection of cows

  13. Thanks for the information about Dr.Sadhana Rao’s GOSHALA. I read the article about her on the Internet.

    GOD’s grace I came to know about her and her noble work. I hope to reach T.Malai by the end of October and make it a point to visit both the Goshalas. Thanks again. Devraj

  14. Thank you for posting this . what Ms Rao is doing is somthing above sprituality… We must support her… I will take my friends also to that place…

  15. thanks for the information and to Sri.Ramani Sundaram for forwarding

    I pray and wish the movement to spread in all the villages ,Tamil nadu,the land of Saivism and so many Nayanmars

    • Why look with blinders on? Why should it be only Tamilnadu? How about the other states of Bharata? Sir, there are many such institutions who have taken up this noble job in the north too. Please, Google and search. you will be in for a surprise.

  16. One “progressive” told me that people eat cow meat to meet their nutritional needs of animal protein. This at a time when there is the much-touted success of Green Revolution(never mind if it destroys soil and guzzles water) that has solved our food problems. SO why can’t the same be used to produce special grains to substitute the animal protein needs of these omnivorous people. With the brainlessly imported system of government – “democracy”, rendered and regarded as sacrosanct by hopeless Macaulayan intellectuals of our country, we need not be surprised if tomorrow someone demands a “right to eat beef”!, just like the proselytizers exploit the infuriatingly woeful lacuna in our eclectically composed “great” Constitution – i.e of explicitly and expressly banning religions conversions.
    One noted pro-cow Muslim journalist Muzaffar Hussian says that Koran has no where sanctioned slaughter of cows and strongly advocates protection of the same for the all-round welfare of mankind and has even written poems on it! Our Muslim brethern can take an urgent note of it. Among pro-cow Christians the foremost name that comes to our mind is that of the veritable Gandhian economist J.C.Kumarappa who even wrote a book, among others, “Cow in our economy” explaining the importance of cow in a delightfully Indian manner. This great Gandhian who is now almost forgotten (except for some passing reference as part of satisfying what Gandhi calls as “intellectual voluptuousness” or some pretentious name-dropping sanctimonious essay/discussion while not even following one tenth of what the object of their stood for) came under such influence of Indian thought (via Gandhi) that it is said that he lived in a mud house without electricity, used bullock cart for transport and stopped going to Parliament when it was opposed to and ate vegetarian food. It makes me wonder if there is at least one politician of a character as sublime as that of Kumarappa’s even among the great Hindu politicians of past and today chanting Gandhi’s name. Truly he is a rare soul – “Na Bhooto Na Bhavishyati” indeed.

    Mahatma Gandhi aptly said that “Cow protection is the gift of India to the world” and “cow slaughter and man slaughter are two sides of the same coin”. But his blue eyed boy Nehru unfortunately whom he propped up at the cost of true patriots like Subash CHandra bose and Sardar Patel and who was later elected as the PM of “Independent” India, thwarted all attempts to legislate anti-cow slaughter bill even when Muslims were in favour of it, to the infuriating extent of holding out his usual contemptibly empty threats of resignation – which sadly no one dared to oppose and call his bluff. And since then the result is there for all to see- with the emergence of mechanised slaughter houses and large-scale exports to Arab and other countries all for a mere pittance of few thousands of Rupees. Rightly has it been said by Lord Krishna in Bhagadvad Gita that working too hard to eke out a living amounts to Ugra-Karma which is dangerous. And this is what we find today in the modern industrialized world with 24/7 jobs, exports-cum-stock market-dependent economies and livelihoods which give rise to constant fear of unemployment and even if employed that of job loss due to recession, weakening demand for their polluting, plastic-ridden, “sense-gratifying” products etc.

    It is rightly criticised that Indians, aping the West in all aspects buy inherently polluting cars and other automobiles and build separate space for them in their houses in the form of garages, rear dirtying animals like dogs,cats etc. But when it comes to extending the same treatment to cows about whose holiness they are fully aware of, somehow show great indifference. It is time enterprising people esp. the enlightened rich among them(why not if a person no less than Nani Palkhivala could contribute to Veda Samrakshana at the instance of Paramacharya) with disposable incomes and uninterrupted flow of money (like pensions etc. got for doing nothing!) “should” protect cows by buying, gifting and maintaining them either in their own homes or at other places like vacant plots where grazing should allowed and those who come with such requests should not be turned away citing security or other reasons which is a sin acc. to Shastras.

    The least we can do to dutifully support the cause of Go-Maata is to unfailingly buy products esp. made out of her sacred, medicinal excreta i.e dung and urine like dhoop pellets(can double up as mosquito repellent, sambraani as well), Ark (distilled urine), apart from the usual milk and ghee – for regular use in household and other activities.
    Late Professor N.S.Ramaswamy, the founder director of IIM Bangalore with the help of his CARTMAN organisation brought out interesting facts that one buffalo is capable of producing a power of 0.5 horse power (~375 watts),and so one can produce huge amount of power employing all the buffaloes present in our country. Prof. Ramaswami just like Kumarappa, is an economist among Bharatiyas and a Bharatiya among economists, as it is rare for an economist to involve in
    animal-protecting type of economics because we only know of “progressive economics” that does away with old cows and buffaloes that do not give milk by selling them to butchers as they are an economic burden to maintain, little realising that their excreta is still valuable – exemplifying Oscar Wilde’s quotable quote “A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing”

    Even the sunshine industries like IT whose coffers usually overflow with money and who have special zones for “smoking” to cater to the “progressive” habits of its “progressive” employees, can contribute by welcoming grazing for surrounding animals at least in a remote small space in their sprawling campuses(which abound with ornamental plants maintained at considerable cost, but not the purifying Tulasi which is considered to “religious”) , of course only after adequate security checks and at timings that poses little inconvenience to it’s employees. By doing this, some much-needed “cow-sense” can be instilled in the software-wallahs, which is an integral part of our great culture, otherwise they spend away their human janmas as “consumerist zombies” in blissful ignorance.

    Let me conclude with the famous verse || “Go Brahmane bhyah subhamastu Nityam” || (Let cows and Brahmins at all times be happy and celebrate auspicious austerities).
    – Lest some “all-are-same” kind of “progressive” might object to the use of the word Brahman(or the popular Anglicised version “Brahmin”), let me explain that the word Brahman is actually used to mean the orthodox one not the modern one involved in worldly “un-brahminical” activities like administration, business, defence, banking and of course S&T and what not, while proudly wearing the birth tag of a Brahmin and innocently citing various reasons for their “forcible” shift to these jobs like “lack of patronage following British subjugation”, “being in tune with times” etc. which the revered late Kanchi seer Paramacharya illuminatingly dismisses out of hand as specious, lame excuses and blames them for squandering a God-given mandate to be fulfilled for the good of society by getting attracted to European machines, sciences, ideologies and lifestyle, for control of senses is an important trait to be possessed by a Brahmin.

    • Vande Gau Maataram. Pranaams to Sadhana Rao, prayers for her continued selfless service. Praying/hoping to meet her soonest

      To: Sri CV Krishna Manoj: Very well compiled analysis and facts. I wish to see you too sir. Having lived/worked 17 yrs away from India, blessed to have been roped in to the true,non-commercial satsang of Mahaperiyava with focus on Veda/GauMata samrakshanam for LokaKshemam, wish to seek your guidance. Srikanth 9600024509

      Humble respects to all who have posted honest comments with great clarity of purpose for a noble cause

      • \\One “progressive” told me that people eat cow meat to meet their nutritional needs of animal protein.//
        Does a human being need to kill a cow to get the nourishment of animal protein for the body. is animal protein needed for the human body?

        Human body’s digestive system is programmed to digest only vegetarian food. The predators are programmed to digest animal food.

        Has man become a rakshasa with no sensitivity to the lives of other beings causing himsaa?

        Aren’t we taught that Bhagavan is the indweller of every jiva?

        Are there no cereals grown in the world?

        The cow yields milk. Isn’t that enough supply of protein as nourishment?

        The carnivorous animals, the predators are naturally programmed to prey and kill other animals for their food.

        Are all the human beings born in these present days programmed to grow up to live the life of predators?

        Ishvaro rakshatu. sadbuddhim yacchatu.

  17. Excellent work indeed.
    We visistd one such goshala near Banagluru. please visit the link for the write up. It will be indeed very helpful to such organisations if more people come forward to support.
    Where cows are protected there is wellness, prosperity and mangalam.
    swamini svatmabodhananda sarasWati. Disciple of Swami dayananda Saraswati, Arsha Vidya Gurukulam.

    http://www.arshavidya.in/Newsletter/Jan13/surabhi.pdf

  18. It is nice of you to bring to light of the efforts taken to protect Gomatha.
    Every Hindu family is to encourage to take their children regularly to these
    Ghosalas to imbibe in them the affection to these animals and join in the movement of supporting Ghosalas. It is a pity that cows are not being accepted as pets, partly due to civic rules in Cities.

    • Why only the Hindu family? Every child should be exposed this noble work. The schools and colleges should visit and do some seva as a part of their socially productive work and as bhUta yajna. By doing seva to Gomata the value of ahimsa can be inculcated and in course of time non-vegetarian meal will not be entertained on the platter on the dining table.

  19. very touching to read about efforts taken for a noble cause by noble souls.
    as owner of a farm land in povalai village near gummudipundi i will like to explore opening a similar goshala if technical help is available for running same at the village.
    meanwhile we will contact you for buying cow dung as we are an organic farm and we do need good quantities. since i am outside chennai i request my consultant Ms SUBHA may be contacted for sale of cowdung, on 9677101627 or me on 9819730074. good luck VG Raghavan

    • Sir, Thanks for your comment. Dr.Sadhana’s team don’t do any marketing / sales activities by themselves. They may not even know that I’ve written about them here and they may not see this blog at all. So kindly contact them at the given no to purchase cow dung as well as to seek their technical help in running a goshala. They will be very happy to assist you.
      Regards,

      • Kindly contact this number for technical help : Mr. Madhusudan – +919008530620 – Surabhi Goushala.

  20. Nice to see there is still GOOD SOULS in this world.
    God Bless you all for this good work and help these poor animals to find a leaving and support us to survive. My Pranams

  21. Carry on your good work……………………

  22. Nice. I made an association with Sadhana Rao towards the welfare of her Neelnakarai Goshala recently and it was a pleasure. I feel there is more to do, unfortunately the political system and time factor is not supportive. I appreciate well wishers for creating such awareness and its a good begining. Thanks again…

  23. So nice to the eternal mother being cared for so lovingly..

    • Please visist this website

      http://www.careforcows.org.

      they have a news letter. very interesting to read the experience sof those who have shared their lives doing seva for go mata


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