Monday, 13 February 2017

HOLY DESI COW! THE ORIGINAL GDP [GAU, DESI, PANCHAGAVYA] OF INDIA

SAVE BOS INDICUS!!!

FOR INDIA... AND FOR THE WHOLE WORLD!





Following is an excerpt from one of the articles of Dr. Hitesh Jani:

Cow- Indian economy & dairy industry in ancient India

Again as it is told previously that cow and gauvans (cow family) has been considered on top since ever. Our country remained dependent on agriculture and animal husbandry and dairy technology was also on its highest development. Whole Indian economy was based on it. Word Dhanvan is synonyms of Dhenuvan. Richness of any person was considered on availability of number of Dhenu (cow) with a person, as reference available in classics.

    No. of owing cow

Designation of the person

5 lac

Upanand       

9 lac

Nand  

10 lac

Vrushbhanu

50 lac

Vrushbhanuvar        

1 crore

Nandaraja
Collectively 14 nanda reside in a similar area was called Gokul and 14 gokul collectively known as Vraja. Kansa kingdom named Mathura was a very famous dairy of its time[i]. This reference shows beauty of Indian dairy economic development.


Even Muslim king Akbar[ii] has noted that in his time per day >40 liters of milk from a cow was obtained in India. On the basis of such references now the statement that “in very old time there were revers of ghee and milk in India” could be under stood.


Almost all the classics of Ayurveda has mentioned in  detail the importance of cow's milk, butter milk & butter, gorochan, goshring, cow dung and  cow urine in the prevention of  diseases, as co therapy, as diet and as treatment of various human aliments. All these five products obtained from cow are individually called Gavya and collectively termed as Panchagavya.
Indian cow’s milk, ghee and urine contains various vitamins, minerals and trace elements. Ayurveda has explained cow ghee, cow milk and cow urine as vishaghna (antitoxin), balya & oja vardhak (improves quality of all body tissue) & Sharma (which purify body tissue). It has been indicated in thousands of formulas and for many diseases in classical texts like Charaka samhita and Sushrut samhita. This indicates that panchagvya is not only useful for healthy or diseased condition but much more than these. It can be said that whole Indian economy & health system were developed with keeping cow in centre.


It was our past !





[i] ‘Garg samhita golok khand section 4’ (Go Anka, Publishing Kalyan, Code 1773, Page 98)


[ii] Inaa E Akabari, Part 1, Page 112-114 (Go Anka, Publishing Kalyan, Code 1773, Page 225)
 

Having seen from the above what the real GDP [Gau, Desi, Panchagavya] of ancient Indian used to be, let us look at the importance of Indian cows for India in the present scenario while taking account of gaumata's cultural and scientific significance for India and the world at large.

HOLY INDIAN COW

What makes the Indian cow so holy that she is given the honourable status of a mother (gaumata) since time immemorial in this land? Why other animals are not worth this privilege?

The following points obtained from various sources highlight the significance of Bos Indicus – the Indian cow as seen from the perspectives of ancient scriptures and the scientific studies in present times:

1.        'Kamadhenu', meaning the fulfiller of all desires, is one of the names the cow is known by. ‘matrah sarva bhutanam, gavah sarv sukh prada’, meaning, the cow being the mother of all living entities gives all pleasures to everyone.

2.       ‘yatvagasthi gatam papam dehe tishthti mamke prasnat panchgavyasya dahasagnirivendhnam’ Meaning : From skin to bones, whatever sins (diseases) are in my body, are destroyed by panchagavya just as fire destroys fuel.

3.       ‘gavyam pavitram ca rasayanam ca pathyam ca hrdyam balam buddhi syataaayuh pradam rakt vikar hari tridosh hridrog vishapaham syat’ Meaning : panchgavya is a great elixir, proper diet, pleasing to heart, giver of mental and physical strength, enhances longevity. It balances bile, mucous and airs. Remover of heart diseases and effect of poison.

4.       ‘sarve rogaah hi mandagnau’ - All diseases begin with mandagni (Low fire i.e. digestive capacity). If fire is strong, diseases won’t occur. Cow urine keeps the fire strong.

5.       ‘gavyam tu samprotkam jivaniya rasayanam’ meaning cow urine gives life and is elixir.

6.        99% of the insects in nature are beneficial to the system. Insecticide prepared from cow urine or well-fermented buttermilk does not affect these helpful insects.

7.       Cow dung contains bacteria called Mycobacterium Vaccae that activates a group of neurons in the brain that produce serotonin – a neurotransmitter that contributes to feelings of well-being and happiness.

8.       70% of our people depend on agriculture. 98% of them depend on cattle based agriculture.

9.       When we offer desi cow ghee in fire as part of agnihotra rituals, it strengthens the ozone layer and shields the earth from harmful radiations from the sun. Beneficial gases such as propylene oxide and ethylene oxide are generated in this process that have not only healing potential but also known to be a cloud-seeding agent.

10.   Gorochan: a powerful soil enhancer obtained from the horns of a desi cow or bull that meets with natural death. The horns having retained energy from the solar rays combines with the manure filled inside it and when placed inside the soil, results in the formation of a super soil-booster – one horn’s manure adequately nourishes three acres of land!

11.   Godhuli: The dust off the feet of indigenous cows, calves and bulls returning home at dusk. It possesses the healing power to treat skin diseases upon application on affected areas.

12.   After an intensive four-year research, in 2016, scientists at Junagadh Agricultural University (JAU) found gold in the urine of Gir cow. The analysis of urine samples of 400 Gir cows done at the Food Testing Laboratory of JAU showed traces of gold ranging from 3 mg to 10 mg from one litre of urine. The precious metal was found in ionic form i.e. gold salts soluble in water.          


13.   In 1984, gas leak in Bhopal killed more than 20,000 people. Those living in houses with cow dung coated walls were not affected.

14.   Atomic power centres in India and Russia even today use cow dung to shield radiation. It has been reported that NASA’s manned space capsules are coated with a thin layer of cow dung to protect them against radiation.

15.   Indian cow’s milk is the best alternative to mother’s milk. It is easy to digest and has no side-effect unlike the milk from hybrid cows. The hump on the Indian cow absorbs solar energy and transfers the healing powers on to her milk, urine and dung. The milk is very nutritious and has significant medicinal properties, especially if it is obtained from indigenous cows that graze freely and happily on grass and herbs.

 


From the above, it can be understood that the knowledge from ancient Indian scriptures has been authenticated and appreciated by even modern scientists. It is also essential to understand why the hybrid breeds of cows stand inferior to Indian cows in all aspects. A few points to compare and contrast Bos Indicus and Bos Taurus are listed below:

 
Bos Indicus cow (Indian breed) versus Bos Taurus cow (foreign and cross-breed)
Factors
Bos Indicus
Bos Taurus
1) Milk
Very good if given good fodder
Consistent output depends upon artificial means
 
Non-allergic
Allergic; induces intolerance
 
A2 milk
A1 milk
 
Traces of gold present
Gold is not present
 
Medicinal value
Harmful for health
 
Easier to digest
Slow to digest
 
Known 22 minerals
Known 7 minerals
 
 
2) Ghee
Fat reducer
Fat builder
 
Aids digestion
Hampers digestion
 
Ayurvedic medicine
Not used in Ayurveda
 
Must for agnihotra
Prohibited for agnihotra
 
Expensive, effective and laborious when authentically prepared the vedic way but it is the best method
Commercial / non-vedic preparation is cheaper, convenient and easily available but inferior in quality and taste
 
 
3) Urine and dung
Medicinal value
No medicinal value
 
Best organic manure
Inferior and unusable
 
Obtained from cows, calves and bulls as long as they live.
Dung and urine attract diseases, hence, burden to dispose the same.
 
Curbs pollution
Creates pollution
 
 
4) Identification
Hump and large dewlap
Humpless; small dewlap
 
 
5) Climatic adaptability
Adapts to varied climatic conditions easily
Thrives in cold climatic conditions
 
 
6) Versatility
Fit for all terrains
Fit for plains
 
 
7) Maintenance
Low
High
 
 
8) Oxygenation
Only known animal that inhales and expels oxygen 24 hours a day. From its 21% intake of oxygen from the environment, it consumes a mere 5% and releases the balance 16% to nature.
No such quality
 
 
9) Power of presence
Vaastu correction
No such quality
 
TB ailments cured by staying or working in close proximity to or in gaushala premises
No such quality
 
High BP neutralised by merely rubbing the back of cows for 15-20 minutes with sincere affection.
No such quality
 
 
10) Solar energy catalyst
Horns and backbone can attract sun's rays and transfers the energy to the soil through its horns after natural death; and while living - through its legs and hooves during contact with soil
No such quality

 
From the above, it is clear that the Indian cow is a precious asset for the farmer who owns it as well as for the consumer who receives milk and other products. The popular notion is that an urban consumer is only a consumer of milk because of which cows in industrialised economies are mere milking machines. But a closer examination will reveal that if the Indian cow, given her valuable qualities, is to be used as the foundation of economic and cultural model as it used to be in ancient India – the significance of milk is not superior to other Panchagavya products, even in today’s perspective!


Significance of Indian bovine in the daily life of a typical rural consumer (farmer)
Activity
Product
Cow
Calf
Bull / Ox
Hygiene
Tooth powder
dung (ash)
dung (ash)
dung (ash)
 
Bath powder
dung (ash)
dung (ash)
dung (ash)
 
Disinfectant
urine
urine
urine
 
Flooring
dung
dung
dung
 
Wall coating
dung
dung
dung
 
 
 
 
 
Nourishment
Biogas
dung-urine
dung-urine
dung-urine
 
Beverage
Milk, buttermilk
_
_
 
Food
Cheese, ghee, butter, curd
_
_
 
Medicine
Milk, buttermilk, ghee, dung, urine
dung, urine
dung, urine
 
 
 
 
 
Rites & rituals
Incense sticks
dung, ghee
dung
dung
 
Havan kit
dung, ghee
dung
dung
 
Holy ash
dung-urine
dung-urine
dung-urine
 
Purification
urine / dung
urine / dung
urine / dung
 
 
 
 
 
Agriculture
Ploughing
_
_
Yes
 
Transportation
_
_
Yes
 
Manure
panchagavya
panchagavya
panchagavya
 
Pressed oil
_
_
Yes
 
Gorochan
horns
horns
horns
 
Samadhi khad
corpse
corpse
corpse
Significance of Indian bovine in the daily life of a typical urban consumer
Activity
Product
Cow
Calf
Bull / Ox
Hygiene
Tooth powder
dung (ash)
dung (ash)
dung (ash)
 
Bath powder
dung (ash)
dung (ash)
dung (ash)
 
Disinfectant
urine
urine
urine
 
Bath soap
dung / milk / ghee
dung
dung
 
Shampoo
dung / urine / milk / ghee
dung
dung
 
Shaving cream
milk / cream
urine/dung
urine/dung
 
Hair/body/pain relief oil
milk / urine
urine
urine
 
 
 
 
 
Nourishment
Biogas
dung, urine
dung, urine
dung, urine
 
Beverage
Milk, buttermilk
_
_
 
Food
Cheese, ghee, butter, curd
_
_
 
Medicine
Milk, buttermilk, ghee, dung, urine
dung, urine
dung, urine
 
 
 
 
 
Rites & rituals
Incense sticks
dung, ghee
dung
dung
 
Havan kit
dung, ghee
dung
dung
 
Holy ash
dung-urine
dung-urine
dung-urine
 
Purification
urine / dung
urine / dung
urine / dung

 
 From the table above, we can easily observe that rearing, revering and reviving the Indian Holy Cow taking into account not only all the precious products that are obtained and prepared with her grace, but also her mere presence that heals and nourishes the environment that she lives in.

Below: The various officially recorded Indian cow breed - 



As a consumer or as a trader of panchagavya products, every single product in use becomes Goseva (service to cow), Rashtraseva (service to nation) and Vishwaseva (service to the world).

 As the scriptures say, ‘GAVO VISHWASYA MATARAHA’ – Cow is the mother of the entire world.

 
~ JAI GOMATA ~
 
 
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