Shri Samarth Sadguru Nagnath Alli Maharaj Sansthan,Solapur

Shri. S. S. Nagnath Alli Maharaj has also developed the Cow Shelter (Goshala) in their Ashram, Solapur. There are around 70-80 cows in Ashram. People in the ashram take care for cows and calf. Now a day, maintaining a cow house is the big deal. Nagnath Alli maharaj has done the great job in his lifetime. In Ashram not only milky cows but also the caws which are supposed to go to slaughterhouse, the owner of caw cannot afford to have caw, aged caws, etc. The collections of such a cows present at Ashram & people in ashram take care of caws & calf. Again, cows count increasing day by day in Ashram.

Importance of Goshala

Millions of Hindus revere and worship cows. Hinduism is a religion that raises the status of Mother to the level of Goddess. Therefore, the cow is considered a sacred animal, as it provides us life sustaining milk. The cow is seen as a maternal figure, a care taker of her people. The cow is a symbol of the divine bounty of earth.

Lord Krishna, one of the most well-known of the Hindu deities is often depicted playing his flute amongst cows and dancing Gopis (milkmaids). He grew up as a cow herder. Krishna also goes by the names Govinda and Gopala, which literally mean “friend and protector of cows.” It is considered highly auspicious for a true devotee to feed a cow, even before eating breakfast oneself.

Cow dung is saved and used for fuel, as it is high in methane, and can generate heat and electricity. Many village homes are plastered with a mud/cow dung mixture, which insulates the walls and floors from extreme hot and cold temperatures. Cow dung is also rich in minerals, and makes an excellent fertilizer. There is a big organic farming movement in India to return to ancient methods of utilizing cow dung to re-mineralize the depleted soil