ஸகல மக்களும் ஒன்றுகூடி நடத்த வேண்டிய பணி என்னவென்றால் ஒரு பசு கூட வதைக்குப் போகாமல் வயிறு ரொம்பத் தீனி பெறவும், ஸுகாதாரமான கொட்டில்களில் வாஸம் பெறவும் செய்வதுதான். இதற்காகக் கறவை நின்றுபோன பசுக்களுக்கென்றே ஆங்காங்கு காப்பு விடுதிகளை மக்கள் அமைத்துச் செவ்வனே பரிபாலிக்க வேண்டும். கறவை நின்ற பசுக்களை வைத்துக் காப்பாற்ற ப்ரியப்படாமல் இறைச்சிக் கூடத்துக்கு விற்கவிருக்கும் எல்லா சொந்தக்காரர்களிடமிருந்தும் அவற்றை வாங்கி இந்த விடுதிகளில் வைத்துக் காப்பாற்ற வேண்டும். போதிய பண்பாடில்லாத சொந்தக்காரர்களாயிருந்தால் அவர்கள் மாம்ஸ விலையையும் தோல் விலையையும் நினைத்து பேரம் பண்ணக்கூடும். அவர்களுக்குப் பொறுமையாகவும் சாந்தமாகவும் இப்பணியிலுள்ள புண்யம், ஜீவகாருண்யம் இரண்டையும் எடுத்துச் சொல்லி நியாய விலைக்கோ, இலவசமாகவோ விற்கச் செய்ய வேண்டும். பல மாட்டுக்காரர்கள் நிஜமாகவே ஏழைகளாகக் கஷ்டப்பட்டுக் கொண்டிருப்பார்கள். அவர்களிடமிருந்து இலவசமாக எதிர் பார்ப்பதற்கில்லைதான். எப்படியானாலும் அதிக விலை கொடுக்க வேண்டியிருக்கிறது என்ற காரணத்துக்காக ஒரு பசுவைக்கூடக் கொலைக் கூடத்துக்குப் போகும்படிப் பண்ணிவிடக்கூடாது. ‘விலைக்கு மாடு வாங்குவது, விடுதி அமைப்பது, தீனி போடுவது என்றால் நிரம்பப் பணம் பிடிக்குமே! அதோடு, ‘மாடோ பாடோ’ என்று கிழமாடுகளைப் பராமரிப்பதென்றால் சரீர உழைப்பும் நிரம்பத் தேவைப்படுமே!’ என்றால், இந்தப் பணியின் முக்யத்வத்தைப் பார்க்கிறபோது பணமும் உழைப்பும் ஒரு பெரிசில்லை. – ஜகத்குரு ஸ்ரீ சந்திரசேகரேந்திர சரஸ்வதி ஸ்வாமிகள்
The task which ought to be done collectively by the entire society of people is to make it happen that not a single cow should go the slaughter house and should be fed to the full stomach and be made to live in clean sheds under hygienic conditions. For this, shelters for unyielding cows should be set up at many places and be maintained well by the people. The unyielding cows, whose owners are unwilling to feed them any longer and are sending them to the slaughter houses, should be bought and protected in these shelters. If some owners are uncultured, they might bargain a rate for the skin and meat of the cows. We should patiently explain the Punyam and compassion involved in this work and should coax them to sell the cows for a fair price or for free. Many owners might be really poor and suffering and it’s certainly not fair to expect them to part with the cows for free of cost. Whatever be the situation, not a single cow should be left to be sent to the slaughter house just because it involves paying a higher price. If such a thought as “buying the cows, setting up shelters and feeding them – all these are extremely expensive and moreover maintaining the old cows are strenuous and painstaking” crops up, the answer should be that considering the importance of this duty both money and physical strain are trivial and unimportant. – Jagadguru Chandrasekharendra Saraswathy Swamigal
Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara – How does it feel if one gets kicked out of their home in their old age in which they were born and brought up? This is the atrocity that is happening in most govt. farms across TN. I’m not sure how many of us of are aware that govt. cattle farms conducts auction and sell them off periodically. They categorize and call the cows that are of no use to them as ‘Waste’ (‘Kazhivu’ in Tamizh). Majority of them end up in slaughterhouses rightaway and the remaining few bought by someone else will survive for a few more days before they also perish. See the slaughterhouse truck pic. waiting outside the farm during the auction.
One such auction was conducted last month in Korukkai govt. farm near Thiruthooraipoondi in the Tanjore delta area. More than 70 cows/bulls were about to be auctioned. However I got an opportunity to speak to the Joint Director of the Govt. Farm and through Jeyam Gosala in Mayiladuthruai bought 39 cows at book value without going for auction. However when we went the next day to take the remaining cows the local politicians and butchers in the guise of farmers staged a protest and we could not buy the remaining cows. After much protests (I have video clips of all those) and them using political clout that went upto CM level, the farm finally told us they won’t give the remaining cows to us in book value but asked us to participate in the auction.
The auction was conducted on Oct 6 and when myself and our blog devotee Shri Viswanathan went there personally to participate. However, upon our arrival, the local politicians and goons hiked up the price and bought almost all the cows except for a couple which we were able to rescue. After the auction the politicians who bought the cows at a higher price in the auction came to me for negotiation to take the price which I refused buy since it was much high as they hiked it deliberately. After much back and forth we purchased all the remaining cows except for 6 which was purchased by a farmer for Jallikattu. So, all in all, 70 cows were saved in the rescue operation that dragged many weeks due to pure politics. Most of the cows are in Jeyam Gosala, some we have given Sethu farm, some to few other organic farmers for which have executed an agreement and tracking. By Sri Periyava Anugraham we managed to rescue around 70 cows. These cows are pure Umblacherry breeds that have a lot of significance and on the verge of extinction.
Many Jaya Jaya Sankara to Sri Guru Kataksham Trust help fund most of this rescue effort. The remaining cows were rescued from our blog contributors Smt. Pabbathi Vandana, Smt. Bhanu Hedge, Smt. Usha Venkateswaran, Shri Ramaswamy Parankusam, Smt. Avantika Vardhan, and Smt. Gayathri Chakravarthy. Pictures and video clips below. Sri Periyava Thiruvadi Sharanam. Rama Rama
To-Be Auctioned Cows put up in an enclosed area with no food or water for several hours. The mercury levels on Oct 6 was pretty high in Koruakkai.
Slaughterhouse Van waiting outside the farm to transport the cows
Local butchers, brokers standing to purchase the cows
See how scared the cows are. Remember every single cow will be dragged this way and shown to bidders before they call out the price.
Rescued Cows Transported to Gosala and in Gosalas/Farms
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You are doing yeoman service. All the best. I will do my bit.
So heartrending. Everyone of us should think from the concerned cow’s perspective and feel what it would be like if we are being auctioned for slaughter.
Well. I have just now contributed my humble mite into DHARMA SANJEEVINEE BHAVANAM’s SBI Account.
It is only Sri Periyavaa who can influence our thoughts to contribute.
No words to describe the fantastic work being done by your team. I bow my head to you. Rescuing 70 cows at once is simply amazing. People can contribute monetarily to rescue the cows which is very important. But to carryout the task, to go to the spot, to negotiate with various people is very difficult which is very commendable. Hats off to you.
Very happy on saving Umbalacheri breeds… Shri Periyava Saranam….
What a beautiful thing that happened due to Periyava Blessings. Rescuing 70 cows at one shot is a great divine thing which happened. Feel so happy to read this post. Jaya Jaya Sankara, Hara Hara Sankara.
This is just fantastic. Our heartfelt gratitude and happiness cannot be expressed in words.