Gau Seva is the combination of two words- ‘Gau’ and ‘Seva.’ The term ‘Gau’ stands for cows, while the term ‘Seva’ stands for service or serving. By joining the two terms, the meaning of Gau Seva is the act of serving the mother cows or immersing in activities that encourage the well-being and welfare of Gaumatas.
Gau Seva is considered one of the most sacred and spiritual offerings through the ages. In Sanatan Culture, cows are deemed as valuable and divine resources on the planet Earth. They are respected, revered, as well as preserved as symbols of motherhood, purity, and affluence.
Gau Seva is usually practised by individuals, communities, as well as organizations that have faith in the values associated with cow protection and service. In the books of Hinduism, it is viewed as a rewarding act directly connected with the blessings of Lord Shri Krishna. It encloses various actions, such as providing shelter, food, and medical assistance to cows and treating them with love, care, and kindness.
The mother cow is a symbol of wealth, courage, strength, riches, compassion, kindness, and selfless giving. In Sanatan Dharma, the cow is viewed as a life nourisher. That’s the main reason why it’s considered sacred and pure. It’s important to preserve our indigenous cow breeds and protect their interests. We can’t leave our soil barren.
In Hinduism, cows are often associated with numerous deities, especially with Kamdhenu, the divine cow that is a source of all prosperity and grants all wishes. In addition to this, cows are depicted in Vedas as the symbols of purity, prosperity, as well as fertility. Gau Seva is a noble act packed with the goodness of kindness and love towards moo creatures. It is a way through which blessings of the divine can be taken of.
Cows are popular for playing a vital role in sustainable agriculture. Besides this, they have a major role to play in maintaining the ecological balance. We get substantial resources such as cow dung, urine, and milk from the cows, which can be utilized in the production of biogas and organic fertilizers. It’s directly related to reducing the dependency on fossil fuels and chemical fertilizers. By managing the cow population in the right way, we can bring an improvement in crop yields and enrich the soil.
Immersing in Gau Seva often comprises efforts to protect desi Indian cow breeds. Crossbreeding and industrial practices pertaining to farming have increased the extinction risk of indigenous cow breeds in India. By protecting and serving the mother cows, we can preserve desi Gau-culture that holds immense value in Sanatan Dharma.
Gau Seva entails caring for cows, transforming their lives by equipping them with necessary resources such as food, water, and shelter for survival. Also, it covers medical support to amazing divine creatures. By performing such activities, individuals or organizations make a significant contribution to the well-being of these kind and compassionate creatures.
The principle of Ahimsa (Non-violence in English) is connected to offering service to mother cows. By serving mother cows and extending protection to them, one can maintain the layer of non-violence towards all living creatures on earth and uphold the concept of coexisting harmoniously with nature.
Initiatives that encompass the element of Gau Seva can make a substantial contribution to the direction of rural development by opening the door to employment opportunities, especially in those areas where animal husbandry and agriculture are significant economic activities. It can promote sustainable livelihoods as well as empower local communities.
In scriptures, it is clearly mentioned, “Gaavo Vishwasya Matara” (गावो विश्वस्य मातरः), which represents that Cow is the mother of the entire universe.
Thus, it‘s the duty of one and all to serve and protect the divine moo creatures (mother cows). From the spiritual and economic perspective, cows are valuable to human beings. Milk, cow dung and cow urine produced by Mother Cow have both spiritual and economic importance. As per the Vedic books, protecting cows is a part of the Dharma; thus, we must consider it a righteous duty.
In Mahabharata, it is stated, “Mother Cow is the personification of positive Motherly energy. The day when there will be no more sacred nourishing creatures, i.e., cows left in this world, it will be deemed as bereft of a mother and hence no other living entities on the planet will survive.”
As per the Gavopanisad:“One must see, offer respect to, and circumambulate the cow. By doing so, one is believed to have circumambulated the whole earth with its seven islands. Always remember that the cow is the mother of one and all. She fills happiness in the lives of everyone. People who crave prosperity in their lives should daily circumambulate the cow.”
Your selfless contribution will play a major role in maintaining and serving mother cows that are considered as Gaumata in Vedic scriptures. Hindrise Gaushala is involved in meeting the fodder, shelter, and healthcare needs of mother cows on a daily basis. Some of the less explored benefits of cow donation encompass getting rid of sins committed, aiming for forgiveness, liberation from all forms of debts, acquiring purity of the soul, heart, and mind, and attainment of eternal bliss (Moksha). The one who is immersed in cow donation is assumed to be saluted by divine forces like theSurya, Agni, Chandra, Varuna, Brahma, Shiva, and Vishnu.
Gaudaan is viewed as one of the most powerful as well as pure donations since it liberates one from sinful reactions. Furthermore, it helps one attain the blessings of Lord Shri Krishna.
We need your valuable contribution, and thus, we welcome you to join us to support and feed mother cows. Your one-time contribution can help you gain divine blessings and serve mother cows.
|1||3 Trolley Green Grass||12000|
|2||6 Jaggery Boxes||4800|
|3||4 Packet Wheat Bran||3200|
|4||Feed Banana to 40 Cows||1001|
|5||Barley Flour (50 Kg)||1000|
|6||Mustard Cake (Khal)||700|
|8||Donate as per your Wish||Custom Amount|
|1||Feed 5 Cows||350|
|2||Feed 10 Cows||700|
|3||Feed 40 Cows||2800|
|4||1-Day Feed Support||40000|
|5||Donate as per your Wish||Custom Amount|
|1||Adopt 1 Cow for 1 Month||2000|
|2||Adopt 1 Cow for 2 Months||4000|
|3||Adopt 1 Cow for 6 Months||12000|
|4||Adopt 1 Cow for 1 Year||24000|
|5||Adopt 1 Calf for its Lifetime||3, 20,000|
|6||Donate as per your Wish||Custom Amount|
|2||Medical Treatment of 10 Injured Cows||6000|
|3||Medical Treatment of 20 Injured Cows||12000|
|4||Medical Treatment of 50 Injured Cows||30000|
|5||Operation of Mother Cow||10000|
|6||Donate as per your Wish||Custom Amount|
All donations made to Hindrise Gaushala are eligible for deduction under Section 80G of the Income Tax Act.