Providing numerous benefits to the society and asking nothing in return can only be an attribute of a mother therefore the Vedic saints and our scriptures have declared cows as a universal mother.
मातर: सर्वभूतानाम गावः सर्वसुखप्रदा:
(Mahabharata, Anu. 61-7)
By the compassion and grace of HIS Holiness Shri Ashutosh Maharaj Ji, Gau Katha was organized by Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan (DJJS) from February 20th to 24th, 2016 in Kotkapura, Punjab to awaken the masses. Today, most of the people in the society are oblivious of the significance of cows of the Indian breed. Sadhvi Sumedha Bharti Ji, preacher disciple of His Holiness, was the orator of the Katha. She revealed the secrets behind the importance of Indian cows. In addition, motivational and musical melodies reverberated throughout the program, enriching the crowds with divine vibrations.
Sadhvi Ji highlighted the organization’s social initiative Kamdhenu. It is the Indian Cow Breed Improvement and Conservation program of DJJS. Kamdhenu’s primary goal is to raise awareness of the vital role that cows play in building an ideal and ecological society by preserving and enhancing the Indian Cow breed. Not merely dairy products, cows also yield Ayurvedic medicines, environment friendly fuel systems, as well as aid in farming and agriculture.
Cow’s milk is known as a rasayana in Ayurveda – used to maintain health and vigor. Cow’s dung is used as a fuel to generate electricity - through the gobar electricity plants. Cows and bulls both aid in organic farming – yielding in a zero-waste environmental system. Sadhvi Ji further explained the importance of the specific Indian breed cow holds - A1 milk producing modern breed vs. the A2 producing Indian breed. A2 milk is nourishing and satvik (holding spiritual values) whereas A1 milk is disease causing in humans, such as Autism, Cancer, and Type 1 diabetes according to a recent research study in New Zealand.
Sadhvi Ji explained that in the Indian tradition, cow has been respected throughout the history because she continues to bestow fortune and bliss. However lately, mother cow’s respect has been lost and become merely a ridicule for the modern society. She proclaimed that we must save the cows if we want to save our nation! The five-day event certainly accomplished its motive of raising awareness of such a vital part of human life. Through such outstanding measures, DJJS continues to fulfill its task of conserving and improving the Indian Cow for the benefit of mankind under its project Kamdhenu.