Shri Narayan Goshala

Cows are considered sacred, auspicious and holy animal in Hindu religion and Indian culture. It has been given the significance of mother as per the Shastras.

Cow-milk is effective, digestive, beneficial and propitious as mother's milk. Panchamrit, a mixture, consisting of cow milk, curd, sugar, honey and clarified butter, is offered to a deities and Panchgavaya, made out of the five articles yielded by a cow namely milk, curd, clarified butter, dung and urine has been known to cure numerable diseases. These are only few of the numerous qualities of Cow mentioned in various Hindu scriptures since Vedic years. Experimental studies by Indian and international scientists have also documented multiple benefits related to Cow; To mention a few (i) Cow's milk contains great power of protection from harmful radiation (ii) Houses having cow-dung covered floors enjoy complete protection from harmful radiation. (iii) If cow's ghee is put into Yagya fire, its fumes lessen the effect of harmful radiation to a great extent. (iv) In the same way cow dung cakes can effectively kill and drive off poisonous insects and ward of many diseases.

Hindus believe that the Indian cow, houses the entire panorama of gods and goddesses. That is why, in ancient India, cow-wealth was the greatest wealth and cows body has been given the prominence of Vaikunth. Since ancient years Go-Seva (caring of cows) is considered highest form of Seva. Go-Seva is considered extremely pleasant experience, it's very relaxing, rewarding & fruitful. Lord Shri Krishna himself established the prominence of Go Seva during his life.

To continue this ancient tradition of Go-seva and conservation of cows, a Goshala was built while establishing Sidhdata Ashram. This Go-shala houses more than three hundred cows. Pujaya Guru Maharaj (Swami Shri Sudarshanacharaya Ji), personally himself named these cows Nandini, Narayani etc. He loved spending time with the cows at the Goshala. The milk from the cows at Goshala is used in Ashram for guests, saints, and residents of the Ashram. Guruji Swami (Shri Purushottamacharya ji Maharaj) has continued with this legacy of GuruMaharaj and takes keen interest in the functioning of the Go-shala and under his supervision this highly benevolent task continues.

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