ISKCON Sri Mayapur goshala is the happy home of Sri Sri Radha Madhava’s beloved cows. At present we maintain a herd of over three hundred and fifty cows, bulls, calves and bullocks. Our dedicated team of devotees offer their talents and resources towards constantly improving the standard of care and management. Along with providing medical attention, nutritious food, clean water and lifetime accommodation we also strive to inspire the pilgrims visiting Sridham Mayapur to love and protect go-mata. In order to build an exemplary cow protection program in line with the teachings of Srila Prabhupada, we need your blessing and support.
Sri Mayapur Goshala accommodating about more then 352 cows and bulls.
Sanatana Dharma or Krishna Consciousness is based on the concept of omnipresence of Lord Krishna as the Paramatma, the Lord in the heart of ever living being and expanded as the presence of a soul in all creatures, including bovines. Thus, by that definition, killing any animal would be a sin: one would be obstructing the natural cycle of birth and death of that creature, and the creature would have to be reborn in that same form because of its unnatural death. Historically, even Lord Krishna, the Supreme Lord, tended cows.“….So in this movement, our one program is to respect the cows. We chant this mantra, namo brahmanya-devaya go-brahmana-hitaya ca. The brahminical culture and the cows… Why they have selected the cows? There are so many animals. Why cow protection is so important in Krsna consciousness? Why Krsna personally Himself became a cowherd boy and was taking the care of the cows and the calves? Oh, that is very essential.”
SRILA PRABHUPADA, Srimad-Bhagavatam 1.16.19 — Hawaii, January 15, 1974.