Rescuing cows from hopeless situations and giving them a graceful exit…

லோக க்ஷேமத்துக்கு முதுகெலும்பாயிருப்பது வேதம், அந்த வேதத்துக்கு முதுகெலும்பு வேள்வி. வேள்விக்கு முதுகெலும்பாய் இருப்பது அதைச் செய்கிற கர்த்தாவும், அதில் ப்ரதான த்ரவ்யமாயிருக்கிறவற்றைக் கொடுக்கிற கோவும்தான். ஆகவே முடிவாக லோகம் வாழவே முதுகெலும்பாயுள்ள இரண்டில் ஒன்று கோ என்றாகிறது. அதனால்தான் ‘கோரக்ஷணமே பூரக்ஷணம்’. ‘பசு காத்தலே பாரினைக் காத்தல்’ என்கிறது. அந்தக் காரணத்தினால் தான் லோகம் முழுதும் நன்றாக இருக்க வேண்டும் என்று ப்ரார்த்திக்கிறபோது முதலில் கோவையும், அப்புறம் யஜமானனையும் தனிப்படச் சொல்லிவிட்டு, அப்புறமே ஸமஸ்த லோகத்துக்கும் ஸௌக்யத்தை வேண்டுவது. – ஜகத்குரு ஸ்ரீ சந்திரசேகரேந்திர சரஸ்வதி ஸ்வாமிகள்

Vedas are the backbone of Universal welfare. Yagnyam is the backbone of that Vedas. What serves as its backbone in turn is the Kartha who performs the Yagnyam and the cow which gives the primary products offered in the Yagnyam. Therefore it becomes apparent that the cow has come to be one among the two which serve as the backbone for the world to exist and function well. That’s why it is considered that “Gho Rakshanam is Bhoo rakshanam” (preserving the cow is preserving the world). In Tamizh the saying goes thus: “Pasu Kaaththale paarinai kaththal”. It is for this reason that while praying for universal welfare it is customary to mention specifically, the cow first and then the performer and only then to pray for the entire world. – Jagadguru Chandrasekharendra Saraswathy Swamigal
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Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara – A few days back I mentioned about, of late, we  rescuing a lot more injured cows on the roadside.  Also, during rainy seasons cows get affected by foot and mouth disease (F&M) which if not treated properly results in death of the cow.

In these sort of situations if the butcher happens to see the injured/sick cows with no takers he claims it is his cow and takes the cow to slaughterhouse rightaway. Imagine the plight of the cow who will be slaughtered mercilessly when she is already wincing in severe pain. On the other hand, if the owner of the cow is found the situation it is far more worse. They sell the injured cows that cannot get up for a throwaway price (around Rs. 5k) and walk away happily with the money. By Periyava’s grace we have been buying those cows that are sick or injured and cannot get up and trying to treat them as best as we can in our temporary shelter. Most of the time, the injury is so fatal that the cow cannot survive. While it is very sad, there is a consolation that the cow did not get into butchers hands and we were able to give them a graceful exit that every creature deserves in the creation of Bhagawan. Few pictures below.

Sri Periyava Thiruvadi Sharanam. Rama Rama
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  1. You’re doing a wonderful service. I’ve and will continue support the cause whenever and however I can.

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