Kamadhenu (kama-dhenu, ‘wish-cow‘ , कामधेनु, ), was a miraculous cow of plenty who could give her owner whatever he or she desired. She was sometimes said to be the daughter of Daksha, and the wife of the rishi Kasyapa. Kamadhenu appeared on earth as one of the precious things that were brought to light in the Churning of the Ocean. It is also called as Surabhi or in common language ‘gau mata’ (mother of all cows).

Kamadhenu or Kamaduh is the generic name of the sacred cow, and is regarded as the source of all prosperity in Hinduism. It has been referred in various vadic scriptures like Ramayan, Mahabharat and Bhagwat Gita.

Taking the inspiration from our vedic scriptures and kamadhenu  power to give its owner whatever it desires, we are integration this project with Hindu Sharnathi Adarsh Nagar camp. This Sharnathi camp focuses and supports our Hindu brother and sisters who have recently migrated from Pakistan due to Islamic prosecution and forced Islamic conversion.  

Our moto for this project is “Self-sufficient & Self-respect & Pay it forward

The likeminded dharmic team members of NY, NJ & Atlanta are working on donating Gau Matas to the needy families in Adarsh Nagar, Delhi. The families have rural and farming experience and can manage the gau seva very well. A cow depending on age, breed, health etc. can give anywhere from 6-10 kg of milk every day. This can help the family to feed their small children, provide required nutrition and also sell milk or milk products (ghee etc.) for daily income (about Rs. 300-500) and become immediately self-sufficient.

These Hindu families have faced ‘hell’ in Pakistan with no respect or place in society. They have been prosecuted due to their religion and way of worship. Their children were not allowed in schools or had to attend Islamic school. They left everything behind and some of them have arrived in Bharat bare foot – just to keep their faith intact. Providing something that represent their religion and faith (Gau Mata) and what they can call it their own give them self-respect and they can feel proud to be Hindu.

There are about 110 families in Adarsh Nagar and some new arrive every month. To foster the need and feeling of small cooperative or community, the families getting the Gau Mata have happily agreed to give some amount of milk (1 kg etc.) every day other needy families with small children within the camp. This will trigger the ‘Pay it forward’ culture and a continuous support chain can be formed.

The Gau Mata being donated are all ‘Desi’ which helps further to protect, maintain and grow our Vedic desi Gau mata population. If the Mother and Calf are together, the team has also made a decision not to separate the calf from the mother. If the seller is not ready to sell the calf (many times they don’t as they want to keep the young breed), the team is offering more money or not doing that deal.

Gau Puja in progress – Gau Mata 1

The Gau Matas are being provided to families with full Vedic ritual with Gau Daan being done by the temple priest along with ‘sankalp’ for the donar.  Gau Daan is considered as the highest Daan in Hinduism.

Team started with a goal of 2 Gau Mata in first week of October but have already reached 6 which may go higher. Plan is to donate all 6 Gau Mata within Navratri. We pray that the Kamdhenu Gou Mata bring peace, prosperity & happiness to these Hindu families and they celebrate a joyous Deepawali in Bharat.

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