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Were the headlines in almost all the newspaper across the country that boggled the minds of Indians especially in Gujarat. People who everyday witnessed many farmers in villages selling their cows to rich businessman in cities were wonderstruck at what the report claimed. They could never imagine that even the cow’s urine and dung too can be used to generate income that would help to self sustain the dry cows and the farmer’s’ household too!!

Madhav Ojha living in the foothills of Girnaar Parvat in Gujarat was a simple hard working farmer. He was the proud owner of three Gir Cows, a pair of handsome Gir Bulls; Raam and Lakshaman and beautiful Nandini. He was pretty happy and satisfied in his life with a small piece of land on which he grew some vegetable and little millet. His good wife would follow the footsteps of her husband and was completely devoted to gauseva. The household which was once full of milk, curds and butter was now struggling to even maintain their beloved cattle as Nandini had become too old to give milk. Now with no milk the basic daily family maintenance was getting difficult.

But Madhav was strictly against selling his beloved Nandani, Raam and Lakshman. Daily expenses & maintenance disturbed him. Though he loved his cattle and his family too but could not find a way to escape hard reality which was making his life difficult everyday.

Daevan, Madhav’s 20 year old son tried convincing his father about making compost manure & other medical and cosmetic products from dung and urine of their cows. But Madhav was reluctant to accept the fact and therefore he asked Davean to forget all euphoria created by the news papers.

Cow Dung Log, Pot & Lamp

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However, convinced with whatever he thought and planned to do would ultimately bring reward to the family Davaen stealthily started collecting the cow dung and urine of the cows produced in his own household and began with preparing the compost in the corner of the land that they possessed. He started with small scale production and did all the packing of the compost prepared by him with his own hands.


Cow Dung & Cow Urine Based Fertilizer

Then he went to the nearby towns; to market with his produce to the nurseries & agriculture melas. To his own and Madhav’s surprise the endeavor taken by Davaen bore fruits and soon he started getting orders to supply the excellent compost available at their doorstep in quite less time. This practice addressed at least to daily struggle of maintaining the cows in the household.

Cow Dung Based Handicraft

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Now finding a new way with new thought he sent Davaen to get trained at academy where the youth were taught to produce toiletries, medicines, dhoop, wall plaster, natural bricks, mosquito coil based on cow dung & cow urine etc on commercial scale. Devan learnt the manufacturing process of various products, basic marketing skills & the most important legal-regulatory details required. He was completely convinced now that this new enterprise would not in any way harm his beloved cows and deter him away from the path of his, “Living with Principles”.

Cow Dung Based Vedic Plaster

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Madhav & Davaen to make their dream come true, daily for almost a month roamed in the markets around their village to understand what type of products would have demand as well as ready buyers. As days passed by they slowly gathered information on some of the cow based products which had good demand & regular buyers. They identified there were good Organic farms around. Luckily they discovered few ayurvedic therapy centres in the towns which were practising using cow based products for treatment of various ailments.

Cow Dung Based Art Paper

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Soon Madhav and Davaen set up a small shed in their land & started making cow based products.

They ensured they practised the best manufacturing process learnt at the academy and gradually developed their marketing skills. Step by step they started to produce in small quantities and supplied products around the village & market place. As they say ‘Effort & Focus’ always gets its due reward, their products found good acceptance with the buyers and slowly the demand started to pour in from new towns & villages.

Cow Panchagavya Cosmetic & Toiletry Products


After 7 years of hard work & focus, their products are now available in almost all the key towns around their village with regular sales. Now they have a beautiful self reliant Gaudham where cows & bulls are taken care as per ancient practise. Herds enjoy comfort & health. They proved even from cow dung & cow urine one can generate regular revenue. The success story of Madhav and Davaen has become a favorite talk time of villagers who are inspired and would want to engage themselves likewise in order to conserve, protect and maintain their beloved cows.


Kishore Kumar Narlikar popularly known as Bhaiyu raja by the rural householders is a respected old veteran who has immense love for his two cows, Malti and Bela. In the ripe age of 73 he religiously cares and tends them as though they are his life and soul.

Village youth tease him often sometimes saying that where would all the attachment with mortals that too cows; take him after his death? He simply laughs and points his finger to the sky answering in syllables, ‘To Golok’! He believes that Krishna loves the cows and He sent them to the Earth for the benefit of the whole human race.
haliker-cow-breedHis compatriots recall a heartwarming incident that occurred some 55 years of Kishore’s life. It was the year of and India still struggling with its economic growth, the state of Maharashtra was hard hit by famine with Kishore’s village no exception. The villagers slowly trickled out of their homes leaving behind their property, pets and other belongings to the nearby areas in order to save themselves and their relatives.

Kishore was advised by his neighbors to do likewise as the life was threatened and risk increased every day. But Bhaiyu Raja refused to leave his dear Malti and Bela behind saying that who would care for his beloved cows if he deserts them like this. He took all the risk and stayed behind in almost isolated drought ridden state with minimal irrigation facilities. Taking care of his Gaumatas, feeding them with meagre fodder he could get from the farfetched areas. His heart cried as he would feed Malti and Bela loving with his hands talking to them and promising them all good feed once the condition returned normal after the good monsoon. His dedication and devotion to his cows became exemplary even to the gopalaks in the village.bad-monsoon

Bhaiyu raja, not knowing what to do was sure of only one thing that nothing could deter him of taking care of his cows, but more he thought of finding solution to the uncertain rain & draught problem the more confusion e created in his mind. Then one day he was trying to find solace in Ramayana path when he came across the word “Ashok Vatika”. The word hit him hard as he had often heard Pandit Mohanji preaching to the villagers appealing again and again to them to create Vatikas on their respective lands. Pandit Mohanji who stayed under the big Neem tree was 85 year old with sparkle in his eyes & wisdom in his voice. ayurvedic-herbsMany times he gave away Ayurvedic medicines to the villagers free of cost & also helped them to solve some of their problems with wisdom. Villagers in return used to offer small portions of rice/jaggery/dhal to the old man for his advises.

Hearing Bhaiyu Raja’s immense passion & his Principles of being committed to his cow’s made the Old scholar of the village, Pandit Mohanji came to him.

Pandit Mohanji , spoke in his wisdom voice; “ Raja, you cannot tame the Rainfall, they are at nature’s will & gift of god. At the same time you need to respect the simple knowledge of Panchabhoota, how to utilize the nature’s gift for human & animal welfare”


Bhaiyu Raja listened to the pandit’s wisdom,..expecting some solution…

cow-grassingPandit said, “Go back to your agriculture land, dig wide circular pool pit after every 20 steps in the north-eastern direction, plant drought trees & shrubs around the pit. These pits during rainfall will get filled with water. And the draught trees & shrubs would grow around these pits slowly. After few months & few years you shall find each of these pits will develop into natural ponds. These natural ponds will keep all the earthy soil moisture level comfortable for plant & fodder tree growth. Then you & your cows don’t have to worry, you can have sufficient fodder for your cows & for your living”.

natural-pond1Raja questioned “How can a man create NATURAL POND?”

Panditji replied with a silence & smile… “Do you love your cows? Then just try  and see?

Raja having no other choice went back to his 2 acre agricultural piece of land. Along with the help of his family in that season he created 7 pool pits. After few weeks rains visited the village. The cows left free in the land nourished the soil with their dung & urine. The heavy rain shower filled the cradle of the pool pits & the green shoots of fodder trees & shrubs started to grow around, months passed by, years passed by.

natural-pond2 During every summer when most of the villagers used to leave the village they would look at the slowly growing forest kind of patch …Yes! Raja had created a beautiful FOOD FOREST on the advice of the old Pandit. Now even during summer his cows had basic feed/ tall fodder trees & water pool to support them. Raja from his 2 beloved cows slowly created a herd of 80 cows…his name & achievement spread far & wide….now his village folks & the world knows him by the name ‘ Van raja’- the one who created forest ….natural-pond-trees

Change is the only thing permanent in this material World. Slowly the conditions too changed over a period of time and earth again became green with vegetation after good monsoon rain the commencing year. Kishore’s crop fields became a gold mine due to blessings of Gaumata as the dung of the cows not only adds bulk to the soil besides making it nutrient rich. When people come to Raja asking for the magic trick that had turned the village a heaven to live in, he simply replies with a smile, “have faith in your scriptural wisdom and do the Gauseva”.

It’s rightly said that, ‘It’s not the humans who take care of the cows but actually the cows that actually take care of the entire human race with its benevolence and kindness’. It provides the humans with all that is required for the support of life in return of little fodder and grass. Glory of the cows cannot be ever expressed in words!!


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goseva03This is narrated by Shree Jagganat who is now 85 years old. The incident took place in 1940’s when India was yet to gain independence. Jagganat is a gosevak and has several stories of glories of gauseva that changed the life of people.

With a heavy heart Shyamala; the dedicated gosevika of Bilaspur village in Uttar Pradesh; gave the consent to her only son; Jagdish, to get married to a foreign girl from England. He had fallen in love with Vivian during his three years stay in UK for his higher studies in law. Shyamala’s deepest concern was would a girl from altogether different culture adjust in new surroundings? And this became the greatest cause of her anxiety! But the karmas of past life couldn’t be changed without fructifying; thinking this she accepted English daughter-in-law.

goseva02The excitement of coming to a new household and unacquainted rich Indian culture was so immense that she adapted to loving environment and almost forgot all about her old ways and dressing styles. Soon she learned the difficult names, diet plans and habits as well as shades of all the gomatas in the huge household campus. She loved and served Rohini, Mahendri, Kalyani, Daugdari, Shataudana, Kamdhenu, Pawani, Bhadra, Indrani, Archya, Savitri and Gayatri with rapt attention and care.

Shyamala started feeling that she is the happiest person in the whole world as she has got the most ideal daughter-in-law one could ever think of getting. Once when Susan, Vivian’s childhood companion came to visit her for a few days, Vivian explained the amazing meanings of all the names given so thoughtfully to the cows in the household.

Rohini ( one who keeps on moving), Mahendri( the goddess who strengthens the senses), Kalyani ( the all benevolent), Daugdhari ( the giver of milk), Shataudna ( the one who produces the milk sufficient for hundred people), Pawani( the purifier), Bhadra( one benefits others with her Darshan), Archaya ( the worshipable), Savitri (the one incarnated from the energy of the sun), and Gayatri ( the Vitalizer of life force).

Years flew passed like they had wings. Shyamala increasingly became impatient to see the face of her grandson. But Vivian couldn’t conceive whatever efforts she put in. When Vivian saw disappointment in Shyamala’s eyes her heart drowned in the darkest despair but she did not know what to do. She prayed to God ardently and did all types of penances recommended but her desire was not fulfilled.

goseva01Shyamala poured out her grief in front of her Guru Maharaj with sobs and tears welled up in her eyes, who happened to visit her that summer. He smiled and called Jagdish and told him if his wife was ready to do goseva then they could easily beget children. Vivian asked for the instruction from Guruji and pledged to do as told.

Vivian would get up early in the morning clean up the sheds, feed, bathe the cows and gave them fresh water to drink. Jagdish too did as instructed by guruji and to everyone’s amazement, Vivian conceived within three months. Vivian is a happy mother of three children now! Shyamala is old and rejoices in the company of grandsons and granddaughter.

Vivian’s English relatives and friends find it hard to believe her story of faith but Vivian glorifies GAUSEVA and tells everyone to take up cow conservation to make their life sublime! After all, Kamdhenu is aptly called “Giver of all the Desires!”



Dhanpat Rai had once been very prosperous and a well known Gur and Khandsari merchant.

His business skills and good fortune made him the owner of big house, a Goshala, large and fertile agricultural land and entourage of servants. He had all that could give pleasure as well as satisfaction to a man in the World. His loving, caring and loyal family and servants made a happy man.

But as the saying goes ‘Nothing in the material World remains alike forever’ so things changed and the time took its toll on Dhanpat Rai.

The modes of business changed and so did the value system of the business World.

cow-swimingSlowly it became difficult for Dhanpat to adapt to the changing times. Soon found he completely alien and dejected in these struggling and turbulent waves of change.

As fortune would have it Dhanpat suffered a great loss in his business and he turned to a debtor from creditor in the market. His popularity and bad name made him recluse in lonely quarters of his home.

He stopped going in social gatherings and would often blame his bad fortune for his present condition. The servants started leaving the gentle master when they found him drained of financial sources. He became more and more morose and tried to find solace in solitude but without gain.

cow-calfOne day as he lay repenting in his cow shelter on a cot making futile plans for future, he fell asleep. There he dreamt that two bulls of his shelter with tears in eyes were begging him to feed them with fodder and fresh water for they haven’t eaten anything since days. Then he saw his cows who had grown weak and thin for not being taken care of.
Dhanpat woke up from his dream and looked around. He saw that the cattle in the shelter had actually grown weak and lean for the want of care and maintenance. Some of them were in want of immediate medical attention.

cow-houseDhanpat felt guilty of his negligent attitude towards the meek and gentle creatures. He was reminded of his father’s saying, ‘Son! Cows are not just animals or cattle. They are our mothers who protect and support us. Never neglect them and always be dutiful towards them as you are to your own mother. He was ashamed that he had forgotten all about his father’s teachings. He immediately resolved to take charge of the situation. Asking for forgiveness from his ancestors and paying obeisance to the Gaumatas in his shelter he decided to devote himself to Gauseva.

At first Dhanpat consumed it in his household that made his family healthy and prosperous. Soon the quantity of milk increased to a level that he decided to sale it.

Now Dhanpat had a fresh start with new business of processed milk products’ manufacturing and distribution growing rapidly in the town.

The renewed reputation and prosperity made Dhanpat blissful. He would often be found telling his success story to people as he convinced them about the miracles Goseva can bring.





AGNIHOTRA is a Yajna which is performed to invoke the mercy of Suryadev; Sun god. In this simple practise, performed during sunrise and sunset the cow dung cakes are lit, and a little amount of raw rice mixed with Gau Ghrut (Indigenous Cow’s Clarified Butter) are put into the fire along with a spoon full of Gau ghee. This practise was a common feature of Indian rural household which maintained cows.

Thus invoking the power of sun one could easily keep  most dangerous types of viral and bacterial infections at bay!!

agnihotra-statesticsIt may sound a bit strange that lighting up of fire and using Go Ghrut can have such awe inspiring and wonderful impact!! But the truth can only be revealed to those who take to this in practical use, says Shree Prem Joshi of Indore, India; an expert in AGNIHOTRA since 40 years.

But one may ask logically why only cow dung? After all, one requires only some cheap fuel to keep the yajna fire going!!

Agnihotra Benefits

The answer is that cow dung is not only the waste product of cow or merely a fuel source, as the less knowledgeable may take it for! It is the most pure of all the animal waste which exist on the face of the planet.


When cow dung is burned it produces six types of gasses that directly hit the harmful microbes present in polluted air and make the atmosphere clean and pollution free ( Ref: Research work from German scientist)

The input of Go Ghrut in the Homa liberates oxygen (Pranavayu) in such a large quantity that anaerobic microbes are believed to vanish with the perimeter of one and a half km.

This Pranvayu empowers the nervous system of humans as well and strengthens their thinking and analytical skills.

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Agree Prem Joshi ji is also of the opinion that Pranvayu as well as Mantra power increase head and heart coordination required to overcome problems like addiction to habit forming substances and narcotics etc.

No doubts cow are glorified in Vedic text for their this benevolent nature that they are given the status of Gautama for she is the giver and preserver of life!!!


Rasik Lal a 70 year old veteran narrates this incident which happened with him some 55 years back.

Rasik Lal must have been adolescent than in the age of thirteen or fourteen.

Rasik Lal tells, I used to go to pathshala (primary village school) with my elder brother on a bicycle. We had to cycle almost 3km to reach the school each morning. My brother being elder always hiked me on the cycle. It so happened one day, as we were going to the school, I felt something wet and liquid running down my knee while I was sitting on the carrier of my brother’s bicycle.

I thought it must be water leaking from my water bottle kept in the school bag. As we  bicycled some 300 meters more I started feeling severe pain in my leg right below the knee joint. I told my brother that something is wrong with my leg who immediately stopped to have a look. He was horrified to find that my leg had become entangled in the spokes of the bicycle and the muscle of the knee joint had ruptured open. It was bleeding profusely and he didn’t know how to disentangle the leg out of the spokes.

He ran and called for help from nearby fields where several farmers were ploughing the field. They somehow took out the entangled leg from the spokes and took me to the nearest medical help available. The doctor at the dispensary dressed my leg and referred me to the city civil hospital. I was taken to the hospital where the doctors informed my father that I had to undergo a surgery for which I was hospitalised for weeks. The doctors at the hospital finally discharged me and asked my father to bring me back for routine checkup after 3 weeks.

Unfortunately when the doctors opened the dressing, to their dismay they found that it had developed gangrene. They advised amputation.

cow-urineMy father did not take this advice and bought me back home. He told my mother what doctors had said. My mother was sad but had complete faith in her Goseva. She told my father that whatever is destined can’t be avoided but let me give a try to save the boy.

From the very next day she started my treatment. She would give me bath and make me sit on a wooden stool in our cow shed. Then she would pray to gaumata and collect her fresh urine and dung. Then she would wash my wound with the gomutra and tie gomaya on it with clean, thin muslin cloth. This went on for four months. Slowly the wound started healing and ultimately my leg was completely healed. The most amazing aspect of the story is that now only a scar is left where the muscle was severed from the joint.

I have since then never left serving, protecting and maintaining the gaumata.