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Dharma

The Born Leader

I am Dharma. The alpha and protector of my family. My fur is a light golden-brown and is always perfectly brushed. Although I am the strongest and largest of my family, in reality I am always peaceful. I love being brushed and walking in our various meadows here in Radhadesh

Ganga

The Queen Mother

My name is Ganga and I am the mother of Bhumi as well as the eldest of our family. When the boys misbehave I come in and put things back in order. They always listen to me as I am the wisest. I love licking the younger ones clean and having a nice fresh portion of grass. In fact I love eating more than anything else, I just cant resist yummy food

Jambavan

The Friendly-Giant

My name is Jambavan and I am a born pacifist, the ideal bull to hang out with. Even though I may seem large to you, I am in fact a loving bull and appreciate whenever someone wants to cuddle me.  My fur is black and has a beautiful shine. And guess what, I also love getting brushed!

Bhumi

The Caretaker

My name is Bhumi, I am Gaura’s mother and I love to stroll around with the others as we indulge in the sumptuous green grass of Radhadesh. I am more shy than the others so every time someone comes close to me I do become a little alert. However if you give me your care through some first class brushing I become all yours.

Gaura

The Playful one

My name is Gaura, I am the youngest, and I love jumping around, running and having fun! I don’t like being brushed as much as the others, but once I am clean it does make me happy. I love playing around with people but because I am big in size, I often forget my own strength, so please remember that. Born and raised in Radhadesh, this is my family, this is my home!

New Cow Sanctuary (Summer 2021)

Ever since 2013 and the old cow barn burning down we have been waiting for the opportunity to build the brand New Cow Sanctuary. After much legal work, intense master-planning, and hundreds of hours of meetings, Radhadesh received in September 2020 the much awaited building permission in order to commence the new project.

The New Radhadesh Cow Sanctuary is set to become a flagship in the Ahimsa (Non-violent) world of cow care. Not only will the new building provide first class space, facilities and environment for our current cows, but it will open the doors to increase our herd up to 15 in total. Guests will have ample opportunities to come and see the cows, brush them and assist to milking of the cows or training of the oxen. With the whole landscape around the new project being modified to support it and its many expected visitors, the New Radhadesh Cow Sanctuary will stand out as first class home for cows born and raised and living out their entire lives in the midst of a loving community.

Projected Timeline

December 2020

Ground breaking of the location 

February 2021

Laying the foundations

May 2021

Building our main structure

June 2021

Putting electricity, plumbing and other final touches

July 2021

GRAND OPENING!

About cow care

Cows are cute and cuddly, and also holy?! Why is the cow sacred and why do we care? In India, all the functions of a cow are utilized and therefore are considered as wealth and given the same position as a benevolent deity. The excrements of the cows are proven to be very potent, from healing to purifying. “Dried cow dung is an excellent fuel. In some cultures dung from domestic cows or buffalo is routinely collected and dried for fuel, sometimes after being mixed with straw. Pieces of dung are lit to provide heat and a flame for cooking. Dried dung has lost its objectionable odor”[1]

Cow urine is basically an excellent germicide that kills a variety of germs. Therefore, all the diseases that are caused by germs are destroyed through cow urine therapy. And if it is taken on a daily basis, it improves immunity in such a way that resists almost every disease.[2] Next to those we have the beautiful white creamy milk coming from the loving mother cow. When a cow is protected and loved, she will even give milk while not even having a calf anymore. The five products of the cow – milk, curd, ghee (clarified butter), urine, and dung – are all considered purifying. Cows play a central role in India’s economy. Gandhi himself had the highest regard for cows. He said, “to me, the cow is the embodiment of the whole infra-human world; she enables the believer to grasp his unity with all that lives… To protect her [the cow] is to protect all the creatures of God’s creation. 

DONATIONS RECEIVED IN THE LAST 30 DAYS:

  • Keshava: 108€ (27/11)
  • Anonymous: 36€ (26/11)
  • Van Reesch: 50€ (24/11)
  • Ramesh: 18€ (23/11)
  • Radhadesh Members: 200€ (20/11)
  • Smitha Gopinatha Family: 100€ (19/11)
  • Ramesh: 11€ (17/11)
  • Ramesh: 11€ (13/11)
  • Anonymous: 20€ (12/11)
  • Anonymous: 1000€ (02/11) for all the Carrots & some of the Hay and Straw for the winter months
  • Keshava: 108€ (02/11)

MONTHLY DONORS:

  • Nama Krsna: 10€ (FEB 2013)
  • Tolani: 100€ (JUL 2013)
  • Bisesser Family: 5€ (MAY 2016)
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The Cows Bank Details

Account Name: Cow Protection
IBAN: BE84 0682 5042 8159
OR if you’d like to use Paypal: Paypal.me/RGoshala

Sponsor our Cows:

  • Feed the Cows: 
  • for a day: 64€ , for a month:  508€, for a year: 5008€
    (the Feed includes first class hay, carrots, healthy grain mixes etc)

  • Supporting the Cows Medical Needs : 
  • for a day: 16€ , for a month:  208€, for a year: 2008€
    (the Cows Medical care includes regular visits from the veterinary as well as all proactive natural medicine for their health )

  • Maintenance of the Cow Sanctuary & the Cow Pastures: 
  • for a day: 64€ , for a month:  508€, for a year: 5008€
    (Maintenance includes electricity, water, repairs, equipment, fencing, strimming, etc )

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