Meet our cows

Dharma

I am the alpha and the protector of my family. Although I am the strongest, I like to be with people.

Ganga

I am the mother of Bhumi and the eldest of the family. I like to be around people and love to be pet.

Jambavan

I am a born pacifist, the ideal ox to hang out with. Even though I may seem large to you, I am in fact a loving ox.

Bhumi

I am Gaura’s mother and I am in a bit of a mood most of the time. I don’t like to be touched on the head, but I love carrots!

Gaura

I am the youngest of my group. Don’t come too close, because I don’t always know whether you’re a friend or not.

Yamuna

I am a new addition to the Radhadesh herd. I love to have hugs and love to eat a lot. I might accidentally even eat things that aren’t good for me. So be careful what you give me!

Candani

I am a new addition to the Radhadesh herd as well! I am still quite small and was born in August 2023. I am a little nervous now around people I don’t know, but I do love to get pets when I feel comfortable. I am adopted by Yamuna and my best friend is Jamba!

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. 

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perform service to the Cows:

Feed the Cows:
for a day: 64 €
for a month:  1008 €
for a year: 10.800 €
(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: 208 €
for a month:  1208 €
for a year: 15.008 €
(Maintenance includes electricity, water, repairs, equipment, fencing, strimming, etc )

The Cows Bank Details

Account Name: Cow Sanctuary
IBAN: BE97 7512 1123 7849
OR if you’d like to use Paypal: Paypal.me/RGoshala

ONE TIME DONATIONS RECEIVED IN THE LAST 30 DAYS:

  • 5/5/2023 – Daniel Vanden Abeele – 9€
  • 8/6/2023 – Soesila Doerga – 10€
  • 23/7/2023 – Soesila Doerga – 10€
  • 25/7/2023 – Kodylan Moodley – 40€
  • 31/7/2023 – Daniel Vanden Abeele – 4€
  • 23/8/2023 – Deepak Singh – 11€
  • 31/8/2023 – Deepak Singh – 15€
  • 2/9/2023 – Jennifer Osendarp – 54€
  • 3/9/2023 – Bhavesh Acchra – 22.10€
  • 23/10/2023 – anonymous – 20€
  • 28/10/2023 – anonymous – 10€
  • 12/11/2023 – Anup Sewnarain Sukul – 10€
  • 13/11/2023 – anonymus – 108€
  • 14/11/2023 – Kodylan Moodley – 64€
  • 20/11/2023 – Angela Ramsoedh – 108€
  • 29/11/2023 -J T J van Sijll – 11€
  • 5/12/2023 – Kreins Arsène – 10€
  • 31/12/2023 – Kodylan Moodley – 40€

MONTHLY DONORS:

  • Nama Krsna: 10€ (FEB 2013)
  • Tolani: 100€ (JUL 2013)
  • Bisesser Family: 5€ (MAY 2016)
  • Keshava R: 108€ (October 2020)
  • Ramesh L: 18€ (October 2020)
  • Sabina & Peter: 18€ (February 2021)
  • Andreas G: 50€ (April 2021)
  • Gopala Campu & Naimisaranya: 40€ (May 2021)
  • Peter / Maha-Vidya / Jayadevi / Amrita: 27€ (June 2021)
  • Venkatesan B: 10€ (June 2021)
  • Anonymous: 5€ (June 2021)
  • Shri Tara Chand Batra: 21€ (December 2021)
  • Benny: 60€ (January 2022)
  • Vishnu Murti: 10€ (January 2022)
  • Rupa Manjari: 100€ (February 2022)
  • Maat: 5€ (February 2022)
  • Elke: 5€ (March 2022)
  • Geert: 100€ (April 2022)
  • Bista P: 15€ (July 2022)
  • Ramani & Family: 10,8€ (October 2022)
  • Martina: 10€ (December 2022)
  • Anonymous: 10€ (January 2023)
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New Cow Sanctuary (Spring 2022)

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.

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