Goraksha Panvel

Estd. 1908

Redg No: E-35-[K]/1953

80G Reg No. AADTP5866CF20231

Why Gouseva?

Religious Purpose

1.Symbol of divinity: In Hinduism, cows are often associated with deities such as Lord Krishna and Goddess Kamdhenu. They are seen as representations of divine energy and are considered highly sacred.

2.Karma and compassion: Cow seva is seen as an act of compassion and kindness towards a living being. It is believed that by serving cows, one can accumulate positive karma and promote a sense of empathy and care for all creatures.

3.Purification and spiritual growth: Cows are considered pure and are believed to possess positive energy. Engaging in cow seva is believed to purify one’s mind, body, and soul, facilitating spiritual growth and inner purification.

4.Respect for all life forms: Cow seva reflects the belief in the sanctity of all life forms. By caring for cows, individuals demonstrate reverence for nature, animals, and the interconnectedness of all living beings.

5.Fulfillment of religious obligations: In some religious practices, offering food, water, or other forms of seva to cows is considered a part of religious rituals and duties. It is believed to please the deities and invite their blessings.

Medical Purpose

1.Cow products: Various products derived from cows, such as milk, ghee (clarified butter), urine, and dung, are believed to have medicinal properties in certain traditional systems like Ayurveda. These products are used in different preparations and therapies for their potential health benefits.

2.Cow urine therapy: In Ayurveda, cow urine (known as “gomutra”) has been used for centuries as a part of traditional medicine. It is believed to have detoxifying properties and is used in certain therapies and formulations.

3.Cow dung therapy: Cow dung (known as “gobar”) is also used in certain traditional practices. It is believed to have antiseptic and antimicrobial properties, and cow dung-based preparations like “panchagavya” are used for various purposes, including skincare and wound healing.

4.Energy and vibrations: Cows are considered to possess positive energy and emit beneficial vibrations. Being in the presence of cows or engaging in acts of service towards them is believed to have a positive impact on one’s overall well-being and health.

Environmental Preservation Purpose

1.Organic farming: Cow dung and urine are considered valuable in organic farming practices. Cow dung is a rich source of organic matter and nutrients, which can be used as a natural fertilizer. It helps improve soil fertility, enhance water retention, and promote healthy plant growth without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides.

2.Biogas production: Cow dung is also used in the production of biogas, a renewable energy source. Biogas plants utilize cow dung as a raw material for the production of methane gas, which can be used for cooking, heating, and generating electricity. This reduces the reliance on fossil fuels and helps mitigate environmental pollution.

3.Conservation of indigenous cattle breeds: Many traditional Indian cattle breeds are well-adapted to local environmental conditions and are considered hardy and resilient. By supporting and caring for these indigenous breeds, cow seva helps preserve genetic diversity and prevents the loss of valuable genetic resources.

4.Sustainable agriculture: In traditional agricultural systems, cows are used as working animals for plowing fields and transporting agricultural produce. This promotes sustainable agricultural practices, reduces the dependence on machinery and fossil fuels, and minimizes environmental impact.

5.Water conservation: Cows play a role in water conservation by grazing on grass and vegetation, which helps prevent soil erosion and improves water infiltration. Well-managed grazing practices involving cows can contribute to maintaining healthy ecosystems and preserving water resources.

Economic Benefits Purpose

1.Dairy production: Cows are a primary source of milk, which is a valuable commodity with high demand. Dairy farming and milk production can be a profitable business venture. Caring for cows and ensuring their well-being can lead to higher milk yield and quality, thus contributing to economic gains.

2.Agriculture and farming: Cow dung and urine have been used as fertilizers and natural pesticides in agriculture for centuries. They contain nutrients that enhance soil fertility, improve crop yield, and promote organic farming practices. Utilizing cow dung as manure can reduce the need for chemical fertilizers, thereby reducing costs and potentially increasing profits for farmers.

3.Biogas production: Cow dung can also be used as a raw material for biogas production. Biogas is a renewable source of energy that can be used for cooking, heating, and electricity generation. By setting up biogas plants and utilizing cow dung as a feedstock, individuals or communities can benefit from reduced energy expenses and potentially generate additional income by selling excess biogas.

4.Organic and sustainable products: Cow-based products such as ghee (clarified butter), yogurt, and cow urine-based medicines are popular in various traditional systems of medicine and natural wellness. These products have a market demand among consumers who prioritize organic, sustainable, and traditional remedies. By engaging in cow seva, individuals can produce and sell such products, thus tapping into this niche market and potentially generating economic returns

Compassionate Care Purpose

1.Sacredness and reverence: Cows are considered sacred in Hinduism and are often seen as embodiments of divine qualities. By providing care and protection to cows, individuals demonstrate reverence and respect for all living beings.

2.Animal welfare: Engaging in cow seva involves providing shelter, food, water, and healthcare to cows. This act of compassionate care ensures the well-being and welfare of the animals, promoting their physical and emotional health.

3.Ethical and compassionate living: Practicing cow seva aligns with the principle of ahimsa (non-violence) in Hinduism. It encourages individuals to live in harmony with nature, treat animals with kindness, and avoid causing harm to any living being.

4.Environmental sustainability: Cows are known for their contribution to the ecosystem through activities like grazing, which helps maintain biodiversity and ecological balance. By supporting and caring for cows, individuals contribute to the sustainability of the environment.

5.Karma and spiritual growth: In Hindu philosophy, performing selfless acts of service, including cow seva, is believed to generate positive karma. Engaging in compassionate care towards cows can be seen as a means to cultivate qualities like empathy, selflessness, and gratitude, leading to spiritual growth and evolution.

Ethical and Sustainable Practices Purpose

1.Conservation of indigenous breeds: Many indigenous cow breeds are on the verge of extinction due to the dominance of high-yielding breeds in commercial agriculture. By engaging in cow seva, individuals contribute to the conservation and preservation of these indigenous breeds, which are often better adapted to local environments and have unique genetic traits.

2.Sustainable agriculture: Cows play a crucial role in sustainable agricultural practices. Their dung can be used as an organic fertilizer, which promotes soil fertility and reduces the reliance on chemical fertilizers. Additionally, cow-based agriculture, such as using cow urine and cow dung in natural farming methods like Jeevamrut or Amrutpani, promotes ecological balance and reduces the environmental impact of agriculture.

3.Organic milk and dairy products: Engaging in cow seva often involves supporting organic and sustainable practices in dairy farming. Organic milk and dairy products come from cows that are raised without the use of synthetic hormones, antibiotics, or genetically modified organisms. Consuming and promoting organic dairy products contributes to a healthier and more sustainable food system.

4.Ethical treatment of animals: Cow seva encourages individuals to prioritize the welfare and ethical treatment of cows. This includes providing them with proper nutrition, shelter, and healthcare, as well as respecting their natural behaviors and needs. By practicing ethical treatment of cows, individuals contribute to creating a more compassionate and humane society.