Go Shala

Sree Raghavendra Swamy, the great mystic saint is the 17th descendant in the lineage of Sri Madhwacharya, is the exponent of Dwaitha philosophy. He is an incarnation of Bhakta Prahalada, who while entering into “Samadhi” alive in 1671 A.D. assured his devotees of his beneficence for the next 700 years. Since then, Countless devotees have been the recipients of his grace and benediction. Sri Raghavendra Theertha – the patron Saint at Mantralayam is verily the Wishing tree (Kalpa Vruksha), the divine cow (Kamadhenu) and the divine Jewel (chintamani), all in one, fulfilling the righteous desires of all who visit Mantralayam and pray for his benign benevolence.

Sri Raghavendra Swamy Matha owns a very big Go-Shala named KAMADHENU GOSHALA. Stretching around 20 acres of land (Cow yard) at the outskirts of Mantralayam, this GoShala shelters several Milking and non-milking cows here.

Acres of land

20

Cows

1000

Daily milk production

200litres

Handicapped Cows

250

Rayaru is Kamadhenu

Guru Rayaru is revered to be the Kalpataru – Kamadhenu for devotees. It is his wish, as is all bhagavatottamas that the cow be protected and cared for. For a cow, is like the mother to mankind.

The goshala setup at Mantralaya is a sanctuary for old, sick, abandoned and stray cows and its progeny, of which about 20% only are milkable.

This noble task is being performed as a holy ritual. Now you too can be a part of this holy project. You may contribute as given below.

Godana             : Rs 5,000/-
Gograss Seva : Rs 1,000/

Donations to Goshala are exempted under 80G of Income Tax Act.

Interested devotees can also adopt a cow. An amount of Rs. 1000/- per month will be charged for this. One can adopt a cow for any number of months.

Sarve devaḥ stithā dehe sarva deva mayῑ hi gau

All the gods are believed to reside in the body of Kamadhenu — the divine cow. Her four legs are the scriptural Vedas; her horns are the triune gods Brahma (tip), Vishnu (middle) and Shiva (base); her eyes are the sun and moon gods, her shoulders the fire-god Agni and the wind-god Vayu and her legs the Himalayas. Kamadhenu is often depicted in this form in poster art.

Holy Cow!

rinodakadi samyuktam yah pradadyat gavahnikam
so asvamedha samam punyam labhate natra samsayah

In Brihat Parashara Smriti (5.26-27) it is said that one who feeds the cow with grass and water every day derives the benefit equivalent to performing Ashwamedha Yajna.