If you would like to make a donation to the Bhagirathi Dham Goshala you may send your contribution through a bank transfer using the bank details that are listed here on this page.

Bhagirathi Dham manages a charitable trust – Goshala. They look after over 2000 cows that live in Rishikesh and Haridwar. Goshala’s are protective shelters for cows in India. They focus on treating cows well out of their religious significance in Hinduism and consequent cultural sensitivity towards their welfare.

Any donation is greatly appreciated.

State Bank of India  
Name: Amaresh Kumar Upadhya.
AC/No. 30345417837.
Branch: Swarg Ashram. Rishikesh.
Dist: Pauri Garhwal. India.

Why are Cows Sacred?

The cow has long been classified as a significant and sacred being in Hinduism. The ancient texts state that the consciousness of the cow is so pure and so high that any wish or promise offering made to the consciousness of a cow will be answered. The existence of there consciousness has a balancing and harmonising effect on the eco-system of the planet.

Donate to Indian Cow CharitySrila Prabhupada, the founder of the Hari Krishna movement, had often emphasized cow care, teaching us that the society will flourish if cows and brahmanas are taken care of properly. It has been said that protection of cows is the single-most important principle towards saving the whole world from both moral and spiritual degradation.

The cow is one of the seven mothers, for she nourishes us with her milk, the miracle of aggregate food values, and other milk products. Many mothers who cannot nurse their babies, turn to cow’s milk. In the same way as a father supplies food for the family, the bull is meant to help in the production of grains and vegetables by plowing the fields.

Cows are so devoted to their calfs, they are the very epitome of motherly love. Even seeing their young causes their teats to start dripping with milk before the calf has even come close to feed. Do you not think that just a tiny bit of that love is passed on through the milk? Cows milk is over flowing with that love and that is part of the real reason cows and their milk is so sacred in India. Milk and ghee are important parts of ritual worship for such a long time. All animals and living beings should be treated with love and respect and allowed to live a peaceful and happy life with no violence towards them.

For those interested in spiritual and devotional advancement, milk is said to be religious principles in liquid form. In the Mahabharata it is written:

“Oh Bharata, nothing is rare for a devotee of the cow. Whatever such devotees desire, they achieve. A lady who is devoted to the cow can have her desires fulfilled by the cow’s mercy. One who desires a son or a daughter, who desires wealth, one who desires piety, or knowledge — all can get their desires fulfilled by the mercy of the cow.”