Passing on cow worship from one generation to the next

This is the first time in the history of North America that grandparents are teaching their  grandchildren how to honor mother cow.  Ahimsa Goshala is working to bring respect for cows into the mainstream of human values in the modern world.

There are opportunities to perform seva for Go Mata in a number of ways such as  building barns, installing fencing,  clearing land for pastures,  purchasing winter hay,  contributing to vet care, cleaning, milking, worshiping, and training.  The salient point is that the cow is a sacred animal and that anything we do for her will  benefit us and our families, both now and in the future.  Cow worship is a win-win affair.

Surabhi's New Calf

Early morning August 18, 2022 Surabhi cow went to a remote part of the forest to have her baby girl Mohini.  Calf and mother are healthy and happy.

Rescue Cows

Earlier that week, 2 new gir cows arrived to Ahimsa Goshala from a small farm in BC that needed a home, or they might end up being sold for slaughter. Welcome to Varuni and Revati. They were restless and confused at first, but they quickly realized they had arrived in a wonderful new home. Sincere thanks to the many devotees who helped this to happen.

New Goshala at Saranagati

The devotees are busy building an additional Goshala in anticipation for the new cows. Our original Gir cow, Surabhi, is in ecstasy that she will be graced with the association of two new friends who belong to practically the same family lineage.

Meet the Cows and Oxen and Bull

Click on a cow or ox below to learn about them
Mohini is Surabhi cow's daughter, born in August of 2022.  She like to run and kick
"33 crores of Divine Beings exist within the body of the cow" Surabhi came to live at the Ahimsa Goshala in October 2015.  She was 6 months old at the time. Her owner was a specialty breeder in Calgary who has a license for importing and breeding Indian cows.  His business caters to the cow slaughter industry but he sells cows to private individuals as well. …
Ramananda Raya figured out very early in his training that if he remained just a half step behind Dharma when they were pulling a cart as a team, Dharma would get all of the weight and Ram could avoid straining himself.
"33 crores of Divine Beings exist within the body of the cow" Surabhi came to live at the Ahimsa Goshala in October 2015.  She was 6 months old at the time. Her owner was a specialty breeder in Calgary who has a license for importing and breeding Indian cows.  His business caters to the cow slaughter industry but he sells cows to private individuals as well. …
Laxmi has all of the classical features of a miniature zebu cow, very short with a rich dark brown color.  She is the mother of our ox Ramananda.  She is still very protective of him even though he is now bigger than she is.  Laxmi has never learned to trust humans and will run in circles around the cow pen if she thinks we are coming to her to adjust her halter or…
Varuni is gir cow who is friendly and pushy.   She had a wild beginning of life, but is setting down @ Ahimsa Goshala
Her nickname is "snory Gauri" because she makes a snoring sound when she eats.  For some reason Gauri's horns are pointing downwards.  She is at the bottom of the herd's food chain which means that Gauri has to wait for permission from the others before she is allowed to join them at the feed trough.  She seems to understand and accept her position.  She is not at…
Ilavati came to us when she was already two years old.  She didn't trust humans at all.  We're not sure what had happened to her but her tail is half missing and she has a large rip in her ear where a plastic branding tag used to be.  These injuries are fully healed but the short tail makes it hard for her to brush away the flies during the summer months.  Ilavati…
Laxmi has all of the classical features of a miniature zebu cow, very short with a rich dark brown color.  She is the mother of our ox Ramananda.  She is still very protective of him even though he is now bigger than she is.  Laxmi has never learned to trust humans and will run in circles around the cow pen if she thinks we are coming to her to adjust her halter or…
Dharma Mani is the first calf of Ilavati.  He was born in Saranagati Village in June 2016.  During Dharma's first training sessions learning how to pull a tire tied to a rope, he would  lay on the ground and play dead rather than cooperate with his trainer.  We called it the "Dharma flop".   He is extremely friendly and has turned into a very hard working ox.
Dharma Mani is the first calf of Ilavati.  He was born in Saranagati Village in June 2016.  During Dharma's first training sessions learning how to pull a tire tied to a rope, he would  lay on the ground and play dead rather than cooperate with his trainer.  We called it the "Dharma flop".   He is extremely friendly and has turned into a very hard working ox.
Mohini is Surabhi cow's daughter, born in August of 2022.  She like to run and kick
Ramananda Raya figured out very early in his training that if he remained just a half step behind Dharma when they were pulling a cart as a team, Dharma would get all of the weight and Ram could avoid straining himself.
Her nickname is "snory Gauri" because she makes a snoring sound when she eats.  For some reason Gauri's horns are pointing downwards.  She is at the bottom of the herd's food chain which means that Gauri has to wait for permission from the others before she is allowed to join them at the feed trough.  She seems to understand and accept her position.  She is not at…
Laxmi has all of the classical features of a miniature zebu cow, very short with a rich dark brown color.  She is the mother of our ox Ramananda.  She is still very protective of him even though he is now bigger than she is.  Laxmi has never learned to trust humans and will run in circles around the cow pen if she thinks we are coming to her to adjust her halter or…
Dharma Mani is the first calf of Ilavati.  He was born in Saranagati Village in June 2016.  During Dharma's first training sessions learning how to pull a tire tied to a rope, he would  lay on the ground and play dead rather than cooperate with his trainer.  We called it the "Dharma flop".   He is extremely friendly and has turned into a very hard working ox.
Ilavati came to us when she was already two years old.  She didn't trust humans at all.  We're not sure what had happened to her but her tail is half missing and she has a large rip in her ear where a plastic branding tag used to be.  These injuries are fully healed but the short tail makes it hard for her to brush away the flies during the summer months.  Ilavati…
Mohini is Surabhi cow's daughter, born in August of 2022.  She like to run and kick
Varuni is gir cow who is friendly and pushy.   She had a wild beginning of life, but is setting down @ Ahimsa Goshala
"33 crores of Divine Beings exist within the body of the cow" Surabhi came to live at the Ahimsa Goshala in October 2015.  She was 6 months old at the time. Her owner was a specialty breeder in Calgary who has a license for importing and breeding Indian cows.  His business caters to the cow slaughter industry but he sells cows to private individuals as well. …
Ramananda Raya figured out very early in his training that if he remained just a half step behind Dharma when they were pulling a cart as a team, Dharma would get all of the weight and Ram could avoid straining himself.
Her nickname is "snory Gauri" because she makes a snoring sound when she eats.  For some reason Gauri's horns are pointing downwards.  She is at the bottom of the herd's food chain which means that Gauri has to wait for permission from the others before she is allowed to join them at the feed trough.  She seems to understand and accept her position.  She is not at…
Revati is a peaceful and kind gir cow who loves neck rubs
Dharma Mani is the first calf of Ilavati.  He was born in Saranagati Village in June 2016.  During Dharma's first training sessions learning how to pull a tire tied to a rope, he would  lay on the ground and play dead rather than cooperate with his trainer.  We called it the "Dharma flop".   He is extremely friendly and has turned into a very hard working ox.
Ramananda Raya figured out very early in his training that if he remained just a half step behind Dharma when they were pulling a cart as a team, Dharma would get all of the weight and Ram could avoid straining himself.
Ilavati came to us when she was already two years old.  She didn't trust humans at all.  We're not sure what had happened to her but her tail is half missing and she has a large rip in her ear where a plastic branding tag used to be.  These injuries are fully healed but the short tail makes it hard for her to brush away the flies during the summer months.  Ilavati…
Laxmi has all of the classical features of a miniature zebu cow, very short with a rich dark brown color.  She is the mother of our ox Ramananda.  She is still very protective of him even though he is now bigger than she is.  Laxmi has never learned to trust humans and will run in circles around the cow pen if she thinks we are coming to her to adjust her halter or…
Her nickname is "snory Gauri" because she makes a snoring sound when she eats.  For some reason Gauri's horns are pointing downwards.  She is at the bottom of the herd's food chain which means that Gauri has to wait for permission from the others before she is allowed to join them at the feed trough.  She seems to understand and accept her position.  She is not at…
Mohini is Surabhi cow's daughter, born in August of 2022.  She like to run and kick
"33 crores of Divine Beings exist within the body of the cow" Surabhi came to live at the Ahimsa Goshala in October 2015.  She was 6 months old at the time. Her owner was a specialty breeder in Calgary who has a license for importing and breeding Indian cows.  His business caters to the cow slaughter industry but he sells cows to private individuals as well. …
Revati is a peaceful and kind gir cow who loves neck rubs