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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.
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.
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 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”)
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
Consistent with nature
Artificial insemination (semen kits) may be used
Consistent with nature
Hormones often used to increase milk “production”
Non-GMO, largely organic
GMO (eg GMO cotton seeds) and inorganic feed often used
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
Strictly only natural or organic methods
Chemical sprays may be used
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