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.

News

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.  

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.

The devotees built an additional Goshala barn for the new cows in 2022. Our original Gir cow, Surabhi, is in ecstasy that she is graced with the association of two new friends who belong to practically the same family lineage.  A warm and dry barn is still needed for sheltering cows during cold and damp days - more than half the year in our location.

Please contact us a few days before your trip.  We will facilitate your goshala experience.  We are happy when we receive a phone call or an email from someone asking if they can come to feed and worship the cow. We are honored to be in a position to offer such a service.

For special occasions, we offer puja to Go Mata.  Also on certain festival days such as Gopastami, and upon special request from a donor or visitor we conduct puja and havan. 

Call: 236 565 1199 ~ Gujarati, Hindi, and Punjabi: 639 571 2171

What to Bring for Cow:

  • fresh produce, ideally organic
  • carrots, apples, beets, cabbage
  • pure gur/jaggery with no additives

Please don't bring anything for cows with coloring and additives. No bread, cooked or fried foods

 

"Oh Goddess Cow you make a weak person strong, you make a glowless person beautiful and with your auspicious sounds you make our homes auspicious"  Atharva Veda

"She provides us with food and knowledge even when we mildly pray"  Kathopanishat

Meet the Cows & Oxen

Click on a cow or ox below to learn about them
Varuni is a gir cow who is friendly.  She is sometimes pushy looking for affection.   She had a wild beginning of life, but settled down @ Ahimsa Goshala. Owner: Ahimsa Goshala Supporters: Vedic Eco Village, Kishori Join us in supporting the cows with love, food, brushing, puja and Dhanam
Revati is a peaceful and kind gir cow who loves neck rubs
Varuni is a gir cow who is friendly.  She is sometimes pushy looking for affection.   She had a wild beginning of life, but settled down @ Ahimsa Goshala. Owner: Ahimsa Goshala Supporters: Vedic Eco Village, Kishori Join us in supporting the cows with love, food, brushing, puja and Dhanam
Revati is a peaceful and kind gir cow who loves neck rubs
Mohini is Surabhi cow's daughter, born in August of 2022.  She is very friendly and curious.  When she was young, she liked to run and kick Ahimsa Goshala expansion and birth of Mohini calf
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…
We remember Gauri who recently passed away. She was tolerate and humble.  For some reason Gauri's horns were pointing downwards.  She was at the bottom of the herd's food chain which means that Gauri had to wait for permission from the others before she was allowed to join them at the feed trough.  She seemed to understand and accept her position.  She was not at…
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.
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.
Mohini is Surabhi cow's daughter, born in August of 2022.  She is very friendly and curious.  When she was young, she liked to run and kick Ahimsa Goshala expansion and birth of Mohini calf
"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. …
Mohini is Surabhi cow's daughter, born in August of 2022.  She is very friendly and curious.  When she was young, she liked to run and kick Ahimsa Goshala expansion and birth of Mohini calf
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.
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…
Mohini is Surabhi cow's daughter, born in August of 2022.  She is very friendly and curious.  When she was young, she liked to run and kick Ahimsa Goshala expansion and birth of Mohini calf
We remember Gauri who recently passed away. She was tolerate and humble.  For some reason Gauri's horns were pointing downwards.  She was at the bottom of the herd's food chain which means that Gauri had to wait for permission from the others before she was allowed to join them at the feed trough.  She seemed to understand and accept her position.  She was 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…
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…
"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…
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.
We remember Gauri who recently passed away. She was tolerate and humble.  For some reason Gauri's horns were pointing downwards.  She was at the bottom of the herd's food chain which means that Gauri had to wait for permission from the others before she was allowed to join them at the feed trough.  She seemed to understand and accept her position.  She was not at…
Mohini is Surabhi cow's daughter, born in August of 2022.  She is very friendly and curious.  When she was young, she liked to run and kick Ahimsa Goshala expansion and birth of Mohini calf
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.
We remember Gauri who recently passed away. She was tolerate and humble.  For some reason Gauri's horns were pointing downwards.  She was at the bottom of the herd's food chain which means that Gauri had to wait for permission from the others before she was allowed to join them at the feed trough.  She seemed to understand and accept her position.  She was not at…
"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. …
Mohini is Surabhi cow's daughter, born in August of 2022.  She is very friendly and curious.  When she was young, she liked to run and kick Ahimsa Goshala expansion and birth of Mohini calf
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…
We remember Gauri who recently passed away. She was tolerate and humble.  For some reason Gauri's horns were pointing downwards.  She was at the bottom of the herd's food chain which means that Gauri had to wait for permission from the others before she was allowed to join them at the feed trough.  She seemed to understand and accept her position.  She was not at…
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…