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Goshala

“For the cowherd men and the cows, Krishna is the supreme friend.  Therefore He is worshipped by the prayer namo brahmanya-devaya go-brahmana-hitaya ca.  His pastimes in Gokula, His dhama, are always favourable to the brahmanas and the cows.  His first business is to give all comfort to the cows and the brahmanas.  In fact, comfort for the brahmanas is secondary, and the comfort for the cows is His first concern.   Because of His presence, all people would overcome all the difficulties  and always be situated in transcendental bliss.”
Srila Prabhupada, Srimad Bhagavatam, 10.8.17 – Purport.

The  Vedic scriptures recommend that human beings should respect the cow as  one of the seven mothers who nurture us during our life.  She is the  personification of mildness and religion.  She eats simple food and  produces more milk than her calf needs, allowing us to use it for our  nourishment.  We use her milk and its products extensively in our  cooking.

ISKCON  Hyderabad’s goshala was started in 1986  with one cow, named Vasundhara, and her calf, Tamala.  Since then, over  the last 25 years, the herd has increased.  Currently there are 25 cows,  eight heifers and five calves in the goshala.  As the cows age, when they are unable to produce milk, they are moved to ISKCON Hyderabad’s farm at Mahadevapura in RangaReddy district where they peacefully spend the  rest of their lives, grazing on the fresh grass and the sweet hay that  is readily available there.  The young bulls are also moved to the farm  after they are weaned from their mothers, due to the lack of space to  house them on Hare Krishna Hill.  There, these energetic animals are trained to plough the fields and carry loads to help in farming activities

 

3 responses to “Goshala

  1. K.Arun

    October 14, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    we at adilabad intending to open a goshala at Adilabad ,kindly guide us on this subjject.

     
  2. Vangaveti Srinivas Rao

    February 13, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    Great work! I’ll come and visit Goshala in Hyderabad, very soon.

     
  3. Anonymous

    July 23, 2013 at 4:19 am

    this is not appreciable. because for thew past 25 years the number must be around atleast 2500

     

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