(the Cow) is regarded as a very sacred animal in India. Most people
worship the cow as a Universal Mother. The human bond between a
mother and child is amazing and unbelievable. The mother nurses
and nurtures the child from birth and the child develops an immense
love and affection for the mother that a special “Mothers
Day” is dedicated to her.
Compared to the human mother, imagine how much love a cow should
be showered with for providing milk not only to her calves but for
each and every human being. She shows no distinction to religion,
race, nationality or social status and she continues to provide
milk unselfishly for the entire world. The cow is revered and worshipped
as a Universal Mother because of the selfless service she renders
Sri Narayani Amma’s project, Gho-Sam Rakshana (Protection
of the Cows) is a very important program that every animal lover
will support. Many cows are taken to the slaughter houses once they
stop yielding milk. Amma says this is wrong and they must be protected.
On many occasions the cows have been bought and brought back to
Amma’s Ghoshala (home for the cows); so that they may live
for the rest of their lives.
Gho Dhanam (Donation of Cows) is also done frequently to provide
self-employment and livelihood for the needy. This is another charitable
project that anyone can participate in whether by volunteering your
time to help with the cows or by sending donations to the Peedam
to help support the project. Of all the Dhanams (Donations), giving
of a cow is considered to be the most spiritually beneficial.
Every single day “Dhanam” is carried out at the Peedam
for people have been impacted by calamities like flood, drought,
famine, earthquake and fire. Amma has provided immediate relief
by distributing food and clothes to several hundreds of people.
In 2001 over 300 homes got burnt to the ground and people were homeless.
Amma provided them with many essential items and cash to restart
their lives. Amma has also recently introduced a pension plan for
Senior Citizen Receiving Dhanam