Two New Cows in New Vrindaban’s Herd

By Lilasuka dasi  Nov. 2013

We welcome two new cows to the Holy Dhama!  Srila Prabhupada’s vision for New Vrindaban includes cow protection as one of the five main aspects of the dhama. The other four aspects are self-sufficiency, spiritual education, a place of holy pilgrimage, and keeping the main focus on loving Krishna.

Laxmi and Anjani, 2 new pregnant heifers.

Laxmi and Anjani, 2 new pregnant heifers.

On Nov. 8, two Brown Swiss cows on a farm south of Harrisburg PA found themselves being saved from an ordinary, and possibly tragic life that would most likely end in a slaughterhouse.  By the grace of a donation from two of our donors, Ranaka, New Vrindaban’s main cowherd boy, bought Laxmi and Anjani, two pregnant heifers from that Pennsylvania farm.  He will be keeping them down at the big barn until they are due to come fresh sometime in mid-March, 2014. Then they will go up to the milking barn near the temple.

It is rare for a living entity to have the opportunity to live in a holy dhama. In Kali Yuga, it is tragic for a cow, in particular, to miss such an opportunity.  We can understand that gomatas Laxmi and Anjali must be very special souls to be able to spend the rest of their lives in New Vrindaban, and to be afforded the opportunity to have their milk serve Their Lordships Sri Sri Radha Vrindaban Chandra.

Getting used to their new, protected home.

Getting used to their new, protected home.

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