Gaushala

Kalpamrit Gaushala… a Heaven on Earth for Cows:

FACTS TO KNOW : Gaushala is a Sanskrit Word meaning of Go is Cow and shala means a shelter place: GoShala becomes shelter for cows, means the home or temple for cows, foreleg and oxen. A part from providing temple, the Gaushala also rescues the animals destined for illegal. An Indian shelter for homeless or unwanted cows that often also serves as a centre for breed improvement and for study of bovine nutrition and welfare. Animals must be provided with shelter in times of above or below average temperatures. This can minimise the impact of climatic extremes and prevent suffering or possibly death.The best type of shelter during that protects animals from extreme heat of sun and cooling effect of the wind are: constructed shelters using materials such as shade cloth, corrugated iron or wooding house.

The goshala version is environmentally sustainable and profitable to farmers. Every made of a goshala is treasured and may be bought. Native breeds require a minimal quantity of hay fodder, which can effortlessly be procured from the farm as a by-product. Cow dung serves priceless functions. For organic farming, manure is the first-class fertilizer containing herbal pesticides. Dried dung cakes are used as gas for cooking. Cow dung coated on the floor and walls of homes offers thermal insulation in bloodless weather, shields radiation and repels insects. Jumbled together water and carried out as skinny washes, it really works as a good disinfectant. Dung accumulated in a special vat creates biogas, which may be used to offer a solid source of power in villages.

In Hinduism and related religions, the idea of offering selfless services without any reward for the benefit of others is called "seva" means spiritual service. Doing seva is considered a devotional and extremely positive act. If you want to offer seva but don't know to what cause, consider the cows in goshalas.

Grooming and brushing cows offers material and spiritual benefits to society. Volunteers at goshalas can also do seva by cleaning the sheds. Hindus believe cow seva is one of the highest duties and holy actions, and therefore brushing cows is also considered a privilege for a goshala volunteer.

Advantage of homegrown cows:
Healthy milk Cow milk is both of purifying quality and more nutrition’s. Usually, dairy milk sold at stores contains mixtures of milk from various breeds, including buffalo milk, which is high in fat content quality.Homegrown Indian cow milk contains vitamin A2, B, D, E, K, 7 types of minerals, 19 types of Amino Acid, 20 types of salt and 23 types of enzymes in an easy digestive form.

Cow dung:
For natural farming, cow dung is the best fertilizer containing natural pesticides. Dried dung cakes are used as fuel for cooking. Dung collected in a special vat creates biogas, which may be used to provide a stable source of electricity in villages. Fresh cow dung kills bacteria that cause malaria and TB.

Useful urine:
Gomutra means cow urine is a miracle medicine that cures a broad spectrum of diseases such as skin disorders, diabetes, cancer and many more. Ayurveda have demonstrated the success of gomutra in curing chronic ailments. Cow urine also contains iron, calcium, phosphorus, carbonic acid, potash, and lactose. It contains 24 types of salt and several useful medicines are made from cow urine.

The Art of Living plans to open a Kalpamrit gaushala in each of its centre’s in Uttarakhand and all over in India.