Cows are essential economic wealth because they produce bullocks for agriculture, manure for enriching the soil, and give milk to drink.
In Sanskrit 'Go' means cow, and 'seva' means service. Goseva is most dear to Lord Krishna! It brings auspiciousness, harmony and prosperity not just to those performing the Goseva but to the entire society. So in fact, though it may seem like we are protecting the cows, the opposite is true- they are actually protecting us. We can only serve them.
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Rendering Goseva simultaneously pleases the Supreme Lord, Sri Krishna, and all the demigods. Lord Sri Krishna and the demigods, when pleased on being offered such loving service, in turn bless us with prosperity, unlimited wealth, good health and peace. Isn’t it amazing how the Vedas have prescribed such a simple way to please Lord Sri Krishna and His administrators?!
The vegetables grown on the farm like ladies fingers, tomatoes, bottle gourds, bitter gourds, pumpkins, green chillies, drumsticks, carrots, etc. and fruits like mangoes, guavas, sapotas, gooseberries, etc. are used for temple purposes (cooking for the deities, and prasadam distribution). The excess is made available for the members of our community on a weekly basis.
The flowers grown on the farm like marigold, roses, chrysanthemums, etc. are used for temple services.
At our farm we rely on natural fertilizers and pesticides. Cow dung and cow urine have been traditionally used in agriculture as fertilizers since centuries in India. Gradually this ancient practice is being revived by many individual farmers around the country and even around the world, and they have reported an increased net profit as cost of fertilizers/pesticides is reduced, and there’s an increase in soil fertility. Since the soil health is much enriched by organic fertilizers, they need not invest again for the second crop.
You are welcome to participate in our farm activities. You may visit us and spend quality time learning the art of farming, or just appreciate and benefit from the open space and clean air, and take back some freshly grown organic fruits, vegetables and flowers whenever available.
As the global population approaches nine billion by the year 2050, nourishing the world and preserving diminishing environmental resources presents a daunting challenge. In many ways small-scale farmers – both urban and rural – are growing healthy, nutritious food for their communities while protecting the planet.
It is natural for humankind and all life on this planet to flourish and be happy by taking advantage of the gifts of nature, such as fruits, grains, vegetables, unpolluted rivers and lakes, fresh air, minerals, jewels, etc. All are supplied by the arrangement of the Supreme. So as we endeavour to move toward a more natural and holistic lifestyle, it is important for us to recognise our dependence on the Supreme Being, as we continue to do our rightful parts.
Our goal hence is toward a self-sufficient community, which is in fact the most natural way to live.
The proper and peaceful view of human existence as it was in the bygone ages is described in Srimad-Bhagavatam where it states: “All these cities and villages are flourishing in all respects because the herbs and grains are in abundance, the trees are full of fruits, the rivers are flowing, the hills are full of minerals and the oceans full of wealth. And this is all due to the glance of the Supreme Being.”