The land of Rai Bareilly experienced the bliss of Bhagwat Katha from 1st June-7th June, 2015. The seven day long Bhagwat Katha opened with Mangal Kalash Yatra, followed by lamp lighting and Vedic Hymns recited by the members of Divya Jyoti Veda Mandir (DJVM). The audience experienced the enthralling beginning of the grand saga to be orated by Sadhvi Padamhasta Bharti Ji, disciple of Shri Ashutosh Maharaj Ji.
Narrating the divine plays of Lord Krishna, complemented with Shlokas from Bhagwat Purana-one of the oldest Maha Puranic scripture of Hinduism, Sadhvi Ji enlightened the masses with their profound spiritual meanings and how one benefit from them even in today’s age.
Sadhvi Ji elaborated upon Lord Krishna’s divine role as “Gouvala”. Rejuvenating the age old perspective pertaining to Indian Cow's contribution in the socio-spiritual lives of people and the health, environment, agriculture and economic sector; she introduced audiences with Kamdhenu Gaushala- an undertaking of DJJS, under the guidance of founder Shri Ashutosh Maharaj. Kamdhenu works for the conservation and propagation of the holy species – The Indian Cow.
Atharva Veda through its verse-अपस्त्वं धुक्षे प्रथमा उर्वरा अपरा वशे तृतीयं राष्ट्रं धुक्षोऽन्न क्षीरं वशे त्वम् talks about the 3-tier developmental attributes of Mother Cow, 1) as giver of healthy milk, 2) sustainer of agriculture and, 3) provider of strong backbone to the Nation. Shri Ashutosh Maharaj Ji has revived the same age old cultural practice of cattle rearing, and worship of Cow as Mother with exceptional focus on the social, economic and environmental benefits of Indigenous Breeds of Cows through Kamdhenu.
Further, Sadhvi Ji also revealed that desi (local) variety of cows found in India produce milk known as type A2, while all other foreign breeds of cows produce A1 variety. The A2 milk is considered to be of best quality and has a special property that makes it heart healthy, controls diabetes and good for digestion. On the other hand, A1 milk has certain properties that makes it difficult to digest and causes various health issues like Autism, Type 1 Diabetes, Schizophrenia, Cancer and Heart Attacks (July 13, 2004, "Beta Casein A1 and A2 in Milk and Human Health" Report - Boyd Swinburn, MD).
Audiences also benefitted from the exhibition showcasing some of the socio-spiritual initiatives led by DJJS under the benign guidance of Sri Ashutosh Maharaj Ji. The Katha was concluded by a grand Yagya. The audience of over a thousand attended the Katha, and scores of people were initiated into Brahm Gyan