Navarathri – A Simple Idea for Gho Samrakshanam

Bala_Periyava_feeding_a_cowGho Samrakshana Hundi
இந்த தேசத்தின் புராதனமான கலாசாரத்தில் ஊறி வந்துள்ள கோரக்ஷண தர்மம் நம் ரத்தத்தில் பேச வேண்டும். அப்படிப் பேசி, ஒரு பசு கன்றுக்கு ஊட்டுக் கொடுப்பதற்கு எப்படித் துடித்துக் கொண்டு போகிறதோ அந்தத் துடிப்புடன் நாம் கோஸம்ரக்ஷணையில் முனைய வேண்டும்.ஸ்ரீ காஞ்சி மஹா பெரியவா


The Dharma of Cow Protection which has taken deep root in our ancient culture should be in our blood and action. Just how a cow is longing and desperate to feed its calf, we should display that same emotion when it comes to doing Gho Samrakshanam. – Sri Kanchi Maha Periyava.

Dear Devotees,

This being the festive season we will have many friends and relatives visiting our homes on the occasion of Navarathri till Deepavali or Pongal festival.

We can use this occasion to spread a great dharma that was very close to our Periyava.

We can create awareness on Cow Protection and Feeding by keeping a Hundi (Piggy Bank) with a label & cow photo on top of it for Gho Samrakshanam. We should contribute every day and can tell people who visit our home about this dharma and ask them to contribute whatever little they can when they visit our home. This will also get all the children thinking big time on Gho Samrakshanam. We should try doing this every year. Contribution may be tiny but getting the sense of urgency and awareness for the future is very important. If we own any businesses, we can keep a hundi there as well like we see a piggy bank for many orphaned organizations in many retail outlets. The collected money can be handed over to a Gosala of your trust and choice.

This idea was taken from Sri Pasu Raghavan and slightly expanded upon. Ram Ram

Categories: Samrakshanam


2 replies

  1. The protection of cow is very necessary. But there are some practical considerations. In the olden days when population was limited, excess land was available for forest and grassland. The older cow or bull can graze there. With limited space, the owner now is forced to buy the feed. With dairy becoming a business, this poses a problem. I do not know what will be the budget to take care of all the old cows and Bulls.

    • Ram Ram Sir,

      What you said is correct. However there are many ways on how we can do Gho Samrakshanam. There are Ghosalas that run silently with a noble mission to save cows from going for slaughter, especially the old ones. They do not do any business like selling products. The cost for taking care of an old cow will be between Rs. 2000 to Rs. 3000 every month, including food, shelter, and medical expenses. However it is not about all or nothing. Even if people contribute Rs. 1 a day and collect Rs. 30 for a month it can be used to feed one meal for Gho Matha. Hope this helps. Ram Ram

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