Bakrid Qurbani – Large Rescue Operation: 24 Cows and Calves Saved


 

ரொம்பவும் வயஸான தசையிலும், மற்ற ஆகாரங்கள் குறைந்து அல்லது நின்றே போன நிலையிலும் ஒரு மனிதருடைய உடலில் உயிரை நிறுத்திக் கொடுக்கும் உணவாகப் பசு தருகிற பாலே இருக்கிறது. நம்முடைய ஆயுஸின் ஆரம்பத்தில் ஒரு குறுகிய காலகட்டத்தில் மாத்திரம் நம்மைப் பெற்றெடுத்த தாய் பால் தருகிறாளென்றால் பசுவோ நம்முடைய ஆயுள்காலம் பூராவும் பால் தருகிறது. அதனால்தான் உறவுகளிலேயே பரமோத்தமமான தாயுறவைப் பசுவுக்குத் தந்து ‘கோமாதா’ என்றே சொல்வது. ‘கோ’ என்றால் ‘பசு’ என்று எல்லோருக்கும் தெரியும். Cow என்ற வார்த்தையும் ‘கோ’விலிருந்து வந்தது தான். டிக்‌ஷனரியிலேயே அப்படித்தான் போட்டிருக்கும். – ஜகத்குரு ஸ்ரீ சந்திரசேகரேந்திர சரஸ்வதி ஸ்வாமிகள்

It is the cow’s milk that gives succor to a man who is aging and is in the twilight of one’s life and rendered too weak to consume any form of food and has stopped taking food altogether, thereby sustaining his life breath and keeping the body and soul together. While our biological mother who has given birth to us feeds us with milk only for a short span of time during our childhood alone, the cow offers us milk all through our lives. That’s why it has come to be called as “Gho Matha’, having been attributed the position of the mother – the noblest relationship of all relationships possible. Everyone knows that “Gho” means ‘cow’. The word cow has also been derived from the word “Gho”. That’s how it has been mentioned even in a dictionary.  – Jagadguru Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Swamigal

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Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara –  There is a milk vendor by name Basheer near Thiruvallur. Around early Feb of this year, he purchased many Gho Mathas for milking purposes. However when Covid struck, his business went into a lull and after a few months of struggle he decided to sell all his cows/calves at the wrong time (during Eid). Though he is a Muslim he says he won’t eat beef but was on two minds whether to sell his cows for Qurbani (Sacrifice) or give it to us. During Bakrid, many of the wealthy Muslims prefer to do Qurbani of high breed, strong, and healthy cows to please the god 🙁. However, they won’t kill the calves now but will kill it in next year. Imagine the plight of cows being separated from calves. Many a times I have seen those happen which I think is equivalent to cow slaughter when a cow and calf are searching for each other by crying ‘Amma Amma’ without knowing they will never find them back forever.

Since it was just a few days before Eid and no cattle market there was heavy demand for red meat and we are glad that we can save all these precious lives. Most of them are native breed cows. It is always a pleasure to save not only all these jeevans but also a great sense of relief that the cows and calf are not separated. A total of 24 (13 Cows and 11 Calves) were saved in this effort.

All Periyava Anugraham and all of your support. Rama Rama

Many Jaya Jaya Sankara to Shri. Lakshmi Narayan, Shri Ramesh Sitaraman, Smt. Sujatha Narayan, Smt. Chitra Kalyan, Shri Natarajan Sridharan, Shri Badri Narayanan, Smt. Jayalakshmi Vidhyashankar, Smt. R. Angayakanni, Smt. Jayashree Sundaresan, Shri Arun Abishek, Shri. Shri Poorna Chander Undavalli, Shri Balaji Hariharan, Shri Jaishankar Srinivasan, Shri TR Balasbramnaian, Shri Natarajan Krishnaswamy, Shri. Shri Harish Sundararaman, Shri. Shri Ramabhadran Narashimhan, Shri. Venkatesan Ramaswamy, Smt. Archana Kumar, Shri Arun Santharam, Shri Aravind Melattur, Smt. Gayathri Chakravarthy, Dr. Jai Kishan Dayal, Dr. Hans Raj Chaudhry
Shri. Sridhar Ganesan, Shri. Baskar Radhakrishnan, Shri. Guruprasad, Smt. Usha Venkateswaram, Smt. Bhanu Hedge, Smt. Pabbathi Vandana, Shri. Darshit Parmar, Smt, Aishwarya Venkatachalam, Smt. Krithiga Suresh, Shri Ishwar Viswanathan, Shri Sairam Chandrasekar, Shri Chandrasekaran Venkatasubbiah,  Shri Arun Kumar, Shri Gowrish Jagganath, Shri Srikanth Mahalingam, Shri Pradeep, Smt. Devi Ramkumar, Smt. Rama Venkatachalam, and Smt. Sowmya Narayanan for their
 kind contributions in helping with this rescue efforts, transport, and maintenance. Rama Rama

Contributions Info: Please mention ‘Cow Rescue’ in the subject line and send a note with your name, amount to  donations@kgpfoundation.org for tracking purposes.

For donations in India, here are the details:

Name: Dharma Sanjeevinee Bhavanam
SBI Savings A/c. No. 32626335713 & IFSC Code – SBIN0002233, State Bank of India, CPCL Branch, Manali, Chennai-600 068

For contribution in US – you can make electronic payment to donations@kgpfoundation.org from your bank via
Zelle or QuickPay etc. This is the MOST convenient method for all.  (or) PayPal
– https://www.paypal.com/us/fundraiser/110230052184687338/charity/1854990

Pictures below. Rama Rama

 

 



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3 replies

  1. JaiGuruDev,
    Thank you for sharing this. Our sincere pranam for all the good work. What is your Zelle id?

  2. I wonder how my name gets left out from these contributions. Vide transaction ID No.IHN2052647 dated 9 Aug 2020, I had donated Rs.1000/- to DHARMA SANJEEVINI BHAVANAM….

    • Namaskaram Sir,

      Thank you for the contribution. I believe I had mentioned to you before in a private e-mail as well as in every single cow rescue post regarding sending a brief e-mail with transaction details. As stated in the above post, the donors need to send an e-mail to donations@kgpfoundation.org with ‘Cow Rescue’ in the subject line along with the transaction details. This is the only way I can identify the contributions that are coming in for Cow Rescue vs the other causes.

      I checked the account and see your contribution. Will use it for the next cow rescue. Hope that clarifies. Sri Periyava Thiruvadi Sharanam. Rama Rama

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