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Bansi Gir Gaushala

Bansi Gir Gaushala was established in 2006 by Shri Gopalbhai Sutariya as an effort to revive, regain and re-establish Bharat’s ancient Vedic culture. In Vedic traditions, the Cow was revered as Divine Mother, the Gomata or Gaumata, and one which bestows health, knowledge, and prosperity. In Sanskrit, the word “Go” also means “Light”.

But as time passed and humanity entered the Dark Age (“Kali Yuga”), much of this wisdom was lost. In modern times, Gaumata has become a victim of human greed. The place of Gaumata in Bharatiya society has degenerated to being a mere component of animal husbandry. In the worst cases, and which are not uncommon, the “Cow” has become an “asset” in accounting terminology, a factor of production for “industry”. Science has devised novel techniques to increase milk production, often at the cost of inflicting inhuman suffering on Gaumata and Her family, while humanity enjoys the fruits that She continues to grant in spite of our transgressions.

However, Gaumata’s fall from her exalted position in Bharatiya society has had catastrophic consequences for Bharat and the world, giving rise to ecological imbalances and a multitude of diseases to which modern science has no answers. Bharat has lost much of the beauty, scholarship and abundance that She enjoyed in the Vedic period.

The solution to the world’s problems as we see it is both external (material) and internal (spiritual). We believe it is now crucial to raise the “Cow” to her original exalted position of “Gaumata”. With Her blessings, Bansi Gir Gaushala is working as a living laboratory to revive Bharat’s ancient Vedic “Go Sanskriti”, and introduce time tested Vedic paradigms in all aspects of modern life, be it nutrition, health, education, agriculture or business.

Gir Gauveda

Bansi Gir Gauveda is on a mission to serve humanity by offering highly potent Ayurvedic supplements by exploiting synergies of Cow (“Gau” or “Go”) rearing and Ayurveda. We are part of Bansi Gir Gaushala, a leading centre of excellence in Gopalan (Gau rearing and breeding), and research into Ayurveda and organic farming.

Gaumata is regarded very highly in ancient Bharatiya (Indian) culture and Ayurveda, and its products are considered to be extremely potent, especially when combined with Ayurvedic herbs.

Ayurveda is an ancient health care tradition that has been practiced in Bharat (India) for at least 5,000 years. The word comes from the Sanskrit term Ayur (life) and Veda (knowledge).

Bansi Gir Gauveda is an effort to exploit the synergies between Gaupalan and Ayurveda. Modern science has recognized that Gau based products are bio-enhancers, significantly improving the potency of herbal supplements when they are mixed or processed in them.

 

                              Parameters

                 Paramparic or Vedic Gopalan

         Modern ‘Animal husbandry’ Approach

How Gomata is addressed

Cow’ is looked upon as the Gaumata or Gomata. Each Gomata has a name, and she and her calf are called upon for milking by name

Gaumata is looked upon as a ‘Cow’, merely an animal and a means of production

Gomata’s position in household or society

Gomata is looked upon as ‘Divine Mother’, treated as family. We note that Gomata based agriculture, nutrition and medicine were among the secrets of strength, intellectual vigour and longevity of our forefathers in Bharat

May be viewed as an ‘asset’ or factor of production’.

Gomata’s health

Gomata’s generally live longer, with some giving 20 litres of milk even after giving birth to 16 calves.

Gomata’s usually have shorter life span.

Ghee making process

25 litres whole milk used to obtain 1 Kg Ghee

Ghee made from milk cream and not whole milk

No. of Anchals used to obtain milk

2 Anchals left for calf to feed to its satisfaction

Usually 3 or 4 Anchals used to obtain milk for humans

% of Gomata’s that give milk

21% approx – non-lactating Gomata or male calves are treated as family

30-65% (non lactating Gaumata’s & male calfs are often “got rid of”)

Milking process

Manual – Gopalak has better idea of Gomata’s comfort and quantity of milk in the glands

Mechanized – Machine has no idea of presence of milk in glands or about Gomata’s comfort. The machine may go on tagging the Gomata, and cause discomfort, pain or panic

Breeding

Consistent with nature

Artificial insemination (semen kits) may be used

Milk quantity

Consistent with nature

Hormones often used to increase milk “production”

Feed

Non-GMO, largely organic

GMO (eg GMO cotton seeds) and inorganic feed often used

Healthcare

Desi & Ayurvedic remedies preferred, conventional allopathy only as a last resort

Conventional allopathy is usually preferred

Sanctity of atmosphere

Daily Vedic rituals, devotional music played for Gomata

Usually not practiced

Pest control

Strictly only natural or organic methods

Chemical sprays may be used

Conduct

Gaumata is not tied

Gaumata is usually tied by the neck

Consistency of Ghee

Colour, smell and consistency may vary depending on season and feed

Uniform consistency due to homogenized & mechanized process