Gau Dan –Shree Vrindavan Bihari Trust
Gau Dan is one of the very divine Dans anyone can do in their lifetime. Gau means cow and Dan means to donate.
In Vedic Shastras, there are 7 mothers for every human:
- 1. Our own mother
- 2. Rajapatni
- 3. Mother earth
- 4. Brahmin
- 5. Guru Patni
- 6. Nurse
- 7. Mother Cow.
The cow gives milk similar to the mother. Every product of cow such as Milk, Curd, Ghee, Gaumaya(cow-dung), Gaumutram is known as Pancha Gavyam. This is very essential in a person’s life to get a pure and chemical-free life.
In Garuda Purana, under the 47th chapter of the Preta Khanda mentioned the Vaitarni River. After the soul leaves the body, it must cross this river after death. Persons who have done good karmas and Dans in their lifetime can easily cross the river. It is believed that people who do Gau dhanam never fall into the Vaitarni river after death.
Gau Daan in Vrindavan
Hinduism is widely considered among the oldest religions in the world. It has been around for thousands of years, and it is still a major religion today. The cow is a sacred animal in Hinduism and is considered to be a symbol of wealth and happiness.
Donating to cows is a significant part of Hinduism. Hindus believe that cows are sacred and should be worshipped. The cow is a symbol of life, prosperity, and fertility. Cow donation is considered the most auspicious way to donate in Hinduism. The cow is viewed as the mother and should be treated with utmost respect and care.
However, the issue with Gua Daan has always been finding the proper way one can donate to the cows. Sure, there are temples or gaushalas where one can contribute to the same effect. But the issue with them has always been one needing to be physically present for the present. This is something that is tackled by the Shree Vrindavan Bihari Trust, where one can donate from the comforts of their home without any issues.
Shree Vrindavan Bihari Trust – now Gau Daan from your homes
Shree Vrindavan Bihari Trust is a non-profit trust that has taken it upon itself to care for abandoned cows and other bovines in Vrindavan. It is our mission to follow in the footsteps of our Lord Krishna and take care of their helpless animals that have been abandoned on the street and ensure that they live in a safe place. And now, you can help us in our journey and become a part of our movement by donating to the cause.
Not only is donating to cows considered a holy work in Hinduism but helping the helpless is a good deed regardless of the faith one follows. It is not just our duty to care for these creatures, but our responsibility, and Shree Vrindavan Bihari Trust is here to make your job a lot easier.
It is understandable that you do not have the time to physically contribute to caring for the abandoned cow – who does? But with Shree Vrindavan Bihari Trust, your donation can do your part. Additionally, if you have some free time, you can also volunteer for Gau Sewa at the Shree Vrindavan Bihari Trust. We always need more help.
Benefits of Gau Dan:
- Gau Dan helps to get rid of Papa Karmas or Sins.
- It helps to clear the debts and to attain forgiveness.
- It helps to attain Moksha after death.