500th Cow Rescue – A Small Accomplishment and the journey ahead…


‘பரஸ்பரம் பாவயந்த:’ என்று பகவான் கீதையில் சொன்ன மாதிரி பரஸ்பரம் நாமும் கோவும் ஒருவரையொருவர் போஷித்துக் கொள்ள வேண்டும். கறவைக் காலத்தில் கோவுக்கு நாம் தருகிற போஷாக்கை விட கோவினால் நாம் பெறுகிற போஷிப்பு அதிகமாகும். கறவை நின்ற பிறகும் அந்த நன்றி நமக்கு மறக்கவே கூடாது. அதனால் கோவுக்கு ஆயுள் உள்ளவரையில் அதை ரக்ஷிக்க வேண்டும். கறவை மாடுகளுக்கு மட்டுமில்லாமல் மறுத்துப் போனவற்றுக்கும் பாதுகாப்புத் தர இப்போது எங்கேயோ சில இடங்களில் மட்டுமுள்ள கோசாலைகளும், பசு மடங்களும், பிஞ்ஜராபோல்களும் பலமடங்கு விருத்தியாக வேண்டும். இதற்காகச் செய்கிற செலவு முழுதும் புண்ய வரவேயாகுமாதலால் அனைவரும் தயங்காமல் தங்கள் பொருளையும், பொருளோடு உழைப்பு, கவனிப்பு ஆகியவற்றையும் இதற்காகத் தாராளமாகக் கொடுக்க முன்வரவேண்டும்.

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. – ஜகத்குரு ஸ்ரீ சந்திரசேகரேந்திர சரஸ்வதி ஸ்வாமிகள்

Bhagavan has said in Gita that “Parasparam Bhavayanthaha”, there should be a mutual nurturing between the cow and man. During the yielding period of the cow, the nourishment that it offers is more than what we give to it. That gratitude should always be there even after it stops yielding milk. So we should protect the cow as long as it lives. Not only for the yielding cows but also for the protection of unyielding cows too there should be an increase in the number of cow sheds, Pasu matams and Pinjrapols which are presently few in number. What we spend for this purpose is only an investment in the form of Punya and so we should come forward to donate liberally both money as well as physical help without any hesitation.

The Gho Rakshana Dharma that has been embedded in this nation’s ancient culture should speak in our blood. Speaking that way it should make us get involved in cow protection with the same zeal as that of a cow which would run to feed its hungry calf. – Jagadguru Chandrasekharendra Saraswathy Swamigal

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Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara – With the benign blessings and grace of Sri Periyava and all of your support, exactly after 2 yrs after the 1st cow rescue, I’m delighted to say we have saved over 500+ cows in the last couple of years. To be more precise, the first cow rescue we did was in my area on Sep 1 2018 HERE. We have come a long way since then and there have been many learning for me personally in these cow rescue operations. So many heartbreaks, pains, lessons learned, etc. which I will share over time. Over the last couple of weeks several cows and calves have been saved, couple of which are badly injured and limping. 

500 may be a minuscule number but looking at it from the shoes of a Gho Matha/Rishabam/Calf and the great escape these noble and innocent 500+ had from the hands of a butcher from being cruelly slaughtered is what matters most. This is just the start and we have a long way to go…. Also, we have noted down all the volunteer names who have signed up for tracking our rescued cows. I have started off with a couple, will reach out to one by one on this over time.

Below are the pictures of the cows rescued in my area over the last few days. Let’s all collectively pray to Periyava who taught us the importance of Gho Matha Samrakshanam and also showing a way in rescuing these voiceless souls to help us save more. Our journey continues….Rama Rama

Many Jaya Jaya Sankara to Smt. Jayalakshmi Vidhyashankar, Smt. R. Angayakanni, Shri Arun Abishek, Shri. Shri Poorna Chander Undavalli, Shri Viswanath Mohan, Smt. Sowmia Swaminathan, Shri Sandeep Lakshmanan, Shri Balaji Kadappan, Smt. Umamaheswari Nandakumar, Shri Subramanian Sankaranarayanan, Shri Balakumar Ramamurthy, Smt. Jaisree Ganesan, Smt. Mangaiyarkarasi, Shri Aiyer Raju Sreenivasan, Shri. Sakthi, Smt. Kalavathi, Smt. Saraswathi Thiagarajan, Shri. Venkat Kalambur, Shri. Badri Narayanan, Shri. Dilip Shankar, Smt. Kamala, Shri Vinodkumar T S, Shri Viswanathan, Shri. G Balajee, Shri Umesh S, Shri Shankar S, Shri. Shankar Balasubramanian, Smt. Indhumathi J, Smt. Rajeswari V, Shri. K N Lakshmanan, Smt. Padmavathi, Smt. Vasanthi Sundaram, Smt. Usha Viswanathan, Smt. Anandavalli, Shri. Ganesh Rajagopalan, Shri. Gopalan Ravishankar,
Shri Srikanth, Shri. Sridhar Swaminathan, Smt. Usha Venkateswaran, Smt. Bhanu Hedge, Smt. Pabbati Vandana
for their kind contributions in helping with this rescue efforts, transport, and maintenance. Rama Rama

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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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8 replies

  1. Marvelous service Sai Srinivasan with total dedication ! I feel very proud of you for your never tiring service !! Maha.Swamigal is with you always ,!! Periyava sharanam.

  2. Sir, At present I am in Mumbai. I had sent Rs.41,000/- on 27-08-2020, by NEFT. My Dena Nee Bank of Baroda, sent messages that my A/C was debited and the said amount was credited to SBI A/C of Dharma Sanjeevinee Bhavanam. I have not received any communication/ Receipt from their end. Please instruct them. Thanks, Ashok Mehta dr. muljim39@yahoo.com Address: Dr. Ashok Mehta 11, Madhuvan, Deonar Co-Op. Housing Society, B.S. Devarshi Marg ( Govandi Station Road), Govandi, Mumbai, 400088.

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  3. 500 cows is no small feat..IT requires massive dedication and passion with abundant blessings from Mahaswami and Kanchi acharyas. IF you remember, we both talked about doing 12 cows rescued in a year few years ago and I can’t believe that you have reached this great milestone. I hope that you will continue this service and soon setup a Ghosala to house the cows too. If He wishes, it could happen too.

  4. Great Service… Shri Periyava Charanam

  5. If you can give the approximate cost of rescuing a cow and also monthly maintenance cost of such a cow, it’ll help us decide the donation amount.

    • It really varies,,,on an average I would say around Rs. 20k for saving a cow. Maintenance will be Rs. 2k per month so I’m trying to avoid it by giving it to places where they are self sufficient or used for organic farming. Rama Rama

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