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OUR WORK FOR THE OTHERS
REASONS FOR SEEKING DONATIONS
- Also the feed we provide the cows which comes from cotton mills have raised their prices. As before, twice a year the prices would come very down when we were able to stock the feeds for six months together. But today the price is same all the year round. -The number of milking cows are always 20% of the total herd. The calf lives with their mothers 24×7, thus the milk provided by the cows to us is also distributed among the sewadars (who work for the cows) family and sometime it is churned to finally obtain ghee which is first provided to the temple here for Shreeji sewa and also prasadam. The leftover buttermilk after churning is again provided to the young growing heifers. In a way, there is negligible income from milk or its products.
- We also do not sell the manure, as it is utilized into the green fodder fields here itself.
- Putting up new ideas for creating income for the Gaushala, other than the green fodder cultivation and the Gaumutra and Gobar sale shall divert our minds on another path, so concentrating on keeping the cows in the best should be the prime goal. A HEALTHY COW WAS ONCE THE SYMBOL OF INDIAN CULTURE, BUT TODAY A COW SHOWING MERE BONES AND WE PITY ON THEM IS THE VIEW WE SEE. Sorry, but this is inhumanity and shame on us for this. Today visitors here ask us that ‘is this an imported cow’ and the reason behind this question is because they find this type of good health in cows outside India so they compare the perfect health of cows at the Surbhi Ashram Gaushala. We are proud to prove ourselves of what perfect health an Indian Cow should have. Today they are no less than the good quality cows found in other countries. They do not want mercy, but they have the right to be respected. Increase in numbers of Panjrapole and Mahajan where stray cows are served is not a good sign of a healthy country, just like the increase in homes for the old people is also not a good sign.
- The labour problem is international. So, the skilled labours available here charge very high salaries. We at the Gaushala are not at all dependent on labours as we ourselves work with them but up to some extent you need them for the better caring in a herd more than even 10 cows. Even if we sell the milk, the ghee, the Gaumutra ark, still the expenses will not be covered.
- In the past the cows survived on grazing but there is no land left for the cows so every straw, we are supposed to buy for them. The Gaushala provides the cows with the best medical treatment to ill cows. Also, the mineral supplements we provide to all the cows are of the best quality. The above points are some from many reasons to explain you all, as those who are unknown about the facts of how a Gaushala manages, is for them why the Gaushala need donation in the form of financial, mental or physical.
- A physical donor can come up to the Gaushala and help us in what way he/she wants to. Even you can propagate about our services to the Cows to your friends and ask them if they can be of any help to the Gaushala at Surbhi Ashram gaushala.
- A financial donor is also very important as all know that every breath costs. So, you can help us by contributing to the Gaushala in a part or whole.
We can explain how?
Donate The Gaushala can also provide a board-takti Shilalekh at the campus with the donor’s name on it so others get encouragement of doing this great deed. There are several items you can provide the Gaushala like green fodder, dry fodder, cow feeds, mineral supplements, cleaning utensils, feeders, eating salt, jaggery [gud], cow comfort equipment etc. We can help you find any of these mentioned above by sharing our suppliers contacts.
DIVINE/PIOUS DAYS FOR MAKING DONATIONS
the day when Bhagvan Shri Krishna Chandra went out with the calves in Vrindavan. The month of entire Shravan is the month of Gausewa. Every single day one can be a part of Gausewa. The days of Ekadashi are the pious days of Dan and punya , therefore the Ekadashi days too are said to be very pious days for Gausewa. The days of Full moon are pious days for dan / donations/ punya therefore these days are considered as pious days for Gausewa.
PLEASE NOTE : MAA DEVI LAXMI IS ALWAYS SATISFIED WHEN THE GAUVANSH ARE STOMACH FULL SEATED IN PEACE AND HAPPINESS.
The above are some auspicious days which are said favourable days for Gauseva. But the month of Shravan is a whole month where every day is a day of Gauseva. When Khsatriya kings used to rule their kingdom in the past, many of them went with all the cows of their kingdom leaving behind the herdsmen at home and alone went to the jungle to feed them during this whole Shravan month. Jai Swaminarayan Jai Gaumata. Surbhi Ashram Gaushala is looking forward for a bright future of Indian cows the Gaumata
OUR ROUTINE SCHEDULE TOWARDS GAUVANSH
At Surbhi Ashram The cows are served exactly in the way they should be that is with respect and care. The most important point in working in the Gasuhala is as said by an Englishman “owner’s eye fattens the cow”. Pushpendraprasadji , being the ardent caretaker since he was a youth, in fact since he finished his college and joined the life within the Gauvansh here, himself is keenly interested in working with the cows and the labours are also selected people who actually love their jobs so the word Gauseva sounds meaningful.
- These cows are disease free and in healthy living conditions and are also vaccinated timely
- The cows are given organic fodder where some is grown here in the limited grass lands available here and some is purchased from farmers who do strict organic farming.
- Extra calcium is given to pregnant cows, growing calves and the milking ones, with supplement of multi vitamins, which overcomes several mineral deficiencies in the body.
- These cows are provided with big fans and mosquito repellent ayurvedic smoke keeping the flies away
- It is a routine practice of the staff to weekly wash the floors and walls with high pressure water pump, where the Gauvansh sits and roams around and simultaneously anti ticks and treatment is done, keeping the Gauvansh free from physical harm that may happen.
- The Gaushala has nominated an every Sunday senior dedicated veterinarian to visit for general check-up.
- All the cows are Dewormed timely
- The cow who has delivered a calf is given special care and is provided a separate helping area for 15 days where she can rest with her new born.
- The Bulls / Nandi , are the master of the Gaushala so he also is taken care of separately by feeding rich protein food with multi vitamins.
- The calves are fed with their mother’s milk full up to their satisfaction and are not separated from their mother’s for at least 3 months from the day of their beautiful birth.
- The cow shades are equipped with mist fogger machine which keeps the inside temperature under control during harsh summers.
- The Gaushala is provided with curtains during winter season to prevent the cows from the freezing winds.
- There is special provision for monsoon where the Gauvansh can sit in comfort upon dry floor with rubber mats.
- We feed the Gaushala cows with green and dry fodder, concentrate made from cotton seed oil, maize, crushed wheat grains, salt, Gud, Tuver kormu.
- The fodder is provided to the Gauvansh according to the season, this keeps their tummies happy. Above are some points that indicate our way of caring the cows.