In the year 1996, our Adhikari Shri Tukaram Ganpathi Maharaj started "Go Samrakshana Trust" with the sole intention of protecting and preserving aged and disabled cows with the blessings of His Sadguru Shri Krishnapremi Maharaj and Shri Baba Maharaj Satarkar,
Our Hindu Dharma ordains us to worship and feed cows daily. But in this age, thinking of the welfare of the poor and disabled cows in itself may be considered by many as worshipping them. It would be more meaningful if we can support and help those "Go Sewa" kendras trying to protect the cows from the butchers' hand and save the poor and old cows, providing them a peaceful life.
Namo clevyai Mafia devyai
Surabyai cha namo nama.
Gavam Bheeja swaroopaya,
Namasthe Jagad Ambike.
Salutations to the mother of the world,who lives as a seed in all cows, Salutations to that goddess, Who is a great goddess, And who is the wish yielding cow.
It needs a helping hand from each one of us. Taking care of cows is more difficult than taking care of human beings.
In a true sense, a divine person recently said "Go Himsa ends at Slaughter houses but Himsa actually starts at farmer places." Cow protection protection starts from Farmers.
They should realise Cow is actually protecting them and without realising this, they should not leave them like orphan when milk yielding is stopped"
- Why do we need to protect Cows?
- "COW" worshipped as Kamadhenu by Hindus, symbolizes prosperity and wealth. People worship Goddess Lakshmi in the form of a cow. Cow is no doubt a Mother aptly referred as "GOMATHA" - GO means COW, MATHA means MOTHER as she nurtures so many lives. A human mother nurtures only her infant whereas Gomatha , irrespective of classifications nurtures not only her calf but all the living beings in the earth. She can also be referred too has JAGAN MATHA (Mother of Universe) because such is her generosity. Is it not the duty of us to protect our mother? Of course, it is our primary duty to protect and nurture them
- The milk of a cow is believed to promote sattvic "purifying" qualities. The ghee (clarified butter) from the milk of a cow is used in ceremonies and in preparing religious food. Cow dung is used as fertilizer, as a fuel and as a disinfectant in homes. Modern science acknowledges that the smoke from cow dung is a powerful disinfectant and an anti-pollutant. Its urine is also used for religious rituals as well as medicinal purposes. The supreme purificatory material, panchagavya, was a mixture of five products of the cow, namely milk, curd, ghee, urine and dung. There is nothing that is more sacred or sanctifying than cows. These kind animals serve mankind in many forms and ways right from its birth till its end.
- The punyakarma (blessing) of "GO SAMRAKSHANA" is carried to about seven generations. It is highlightened in VEDAS and SCRIPTURAL LORES to protect cows.
- Which part of the COW is sacred?
- Kamadhenu's complexion is like the white clouds. Every part of cow's body has a religious significance. Its four legs symbolize the four Vedas, and its teats the four Purusharthas. Its horns symbolize the gods, its face symbolize the sun and the moon, its shoulders Agni (the god of fire), and its legs the Himalayas
- The above shloka means that all the deities dwell in the body of a cow. Therefore the cow itself is as holier, as the deities. The cow symbolizes the dharma itself. It is said to have stood steadily upon the earth with its four feet during the Satyug (world's first age of truth), upon three feet during the Tretayug (the second stage of less than perfection), upon two feet during theDwaparyug (the third stage of dwindling and disappearing perfection) and only on one leg during Kaliyug (the fourth and current age of decadence)
- The name for cow in the Vedas is known ASAGHYNA which means inviolable.
- Another name is "ahi" which means not to be killed and another is "aditi" which means never to be cut into pieces.
"SARVE DEVAAH STHITA DEHE SARVA DEVAMAYEEHI GAOU"
- "Why people respect and protect these remarkable COWS?"
- Mahatma Gandhi once said, "One can measure the greatness of a nation and its moral progress by the way it treats its animals. Cow protection to me is not mere protection of the cow. It means protection of all that lives and is helpless and weak in the world. The cow means the entire subhuman world."
- After all Cow is just another animal. Then, what is so particular about Cows?
- To the Sanathana Dharma, the cow symbolizes all other creatures. The cow is a symbol of the Earth, the nourisher, the ever-giving, undemanding provider. The cow represents life and the sustenance of life. The cow is so generous, taking nothing but water, grass and grain. It gives and gives and gives of its milk, as does the liberated soul give of his spiritual knowledge. The cow is so vital to life, the virtual sustainer of life, for many humans. The cow is a symbol of grace and abundance. Veneration of the cow instils in Hindus the virtues of gentleness, receptivity and connectedness with nature.
- If you have got land and cow, then everything is complete. This is basic principle of Vedic civilization.
- Why Hindus worship Cow?
All the parts of the Cow denote 33 Divine Energies as per our Sanathana Dharma:-
Name of Deva
1. Right Eye
2. Left Eye
3. Right Nostril
4. Left Nostril
6. Above Forehead
Kubera - The lord of North & Wealth
7. Right Horn
8. Left Horn
9. Right Ear
10. Left Ear
Saraswathi - Goddess of Wisdom & Speech
12. Upper part of Throat
Vageeshwari - The vocal Speech
13. Lower part of Throat
NakuliVageeshwari - Subtle Speech
14. Right Thigh
Bhairav - Time as witness
15. Left Thigh
16. Right Heel to Ankle
Meru of the East
17. Left Heel to Ankle
Ameru of the West
Brahma - The creator
21. Below Stomach
Bhoodevi - Goddess of Earth
Amrithasagar (Ocean of Immortality)
23. Above Udder Hierarchy
(Kumaras, Seven Seers and Naradha)
24. Tip of the Spine
Sridevi - Goddess of Wealth
26. Below Hind
The celestial sacred waters (Rivers)
Serpent of Time
28. Right Thigh
29. Left Thigh
Path of Pitris
30. Right Leg
From South Pole Heel to Ankle
31. Left Leg
From North Pole Heel to Ankle
- Front Right
- Front Left
- Back Right
- Back Left
- Rig Veda
- Yajur Veda
- Sama Veda
- Atharvana Veda
33. Four Hooves
- Front Right
- Front Left
- Back Right
- Back Left
- How do you say Cow is considered as a good deed and brings happiness to all?
- In the Vedas, cows represent wealth and joyous Earthly life.
- From the Rig Veda (4.28.1;6) we read. "The cows have come and have brought us good fortune. In our stalls, contented, may they stay! May they bring forth calves for us, many-coloured, giving milk for Indra each day. You make, O cows, the thin man sleek; to the unlovely you bring beauty. Rejoice our homestead with pleasant lowing. In our assemblies we laud your vigour".
- Where do we have the Go-shalas?
- At present we have two well protected Go-shalas. One at "Vittal Vihar" Kadayanallur.
- The second one a 5 kms away from "Vittal Vihar" at a place called Kashi Dharm.
- Why do we appeal to support on the Go Matha Protection?
- Lord Krishna states in Srimad Bhagavad-Gita: chapter 10, verse 28
- "One who gives in charity a bull becomes famous even in Swarga."- The Mahabharata
- "One who donates a cow (or bull) becomes free from sin and achieves liberation for himself and 14 generations of his family members". - The Mahabharata
- "The cows are the mothers of all living beings and the givers of all earthly pleasures." - Atharvana Veda
"DHENUNAM ASMI KAMADHUK DHENUNAM"
The Trust does not get any income from the cows, but spends a lot daily to take care of them, to feed them and to provide amenities to cows.
GO Shala Gallery
How can you help?
Our Hindu Dharma ordains us to worship and feed cows daily. But in this age, thinking of the welfare of the poor and disabled cows in itself may be considered by many as worshipping them . It would be more meaningful if we can support and help those "Gau Sewa" kendras trying to protect the cows from the butchers' hand and save the poor and old cows, providing them a peaceful life. It needs a helping hand from each one of us. Taking care of cows is more difficult than taking care of human beings.
All are welcome to associate themselves in the upkeep of the "Goshala" in any manner they desire by extending their hand of cooperation. Donations to Go Samrakshana Trust is exempted under 80-G of the Income Tax Act,1961.
Cheque/DD can be drawn in favour of GO SAMRAKSHANA TRUST, Kadayanallur. Donations can be sent to the address mentioned below,
"VittalVihar", East street, Kadayanallur - 627751
Mobile: 94441 59124
Please reach at firstname.lastname@example.org for any other details.