GAYATRI MANTRA JAPA
वशां देवा उपजीवंति वशां मनुष्या उप ।
वशेदं सर्वं भवतु यावतु सूर्यो विपश्यति ॥
The Gods and men live on cow products. Till the Sun shines, the universe will have Cows. The whole universe depends on the support of cow.
The Vedic texts consider Kamadhenu (wish fulfilling cow) as the mother of all cows. The cows have been worshipped since ages as the earthly embodiment of the Kamadhenu. She is venerated as the universal Mother who fulfils all desires. When a mother is unable to feed her child a cow’s milk suffices the requirement.
The Shastras mention that there are innumerable energy frequencies in the universe. Out of those, 33 crore energy frequencies or Gods and Goddesses are important for maintaining all the life forms on the earth and they are all present in the cow. The Puranas state that cow is dearest to Shri Krishna – the physical manifestation of supreme consciousness.
The followers of the Vedas revere the cows not only due to the religious mandate but also for the fact that the cow provides us with Goudughdha (milk), Goughruta (ghee), Goumutra (urine) and Goumeya (dung). These are used not only in various religious rituals but also to nourish and sustain ourselves in our day to day lives. Gaudaan is beneficial for the welfare and prosperity of not only the individual, his / her family but also for their departed ancestors.
दानानामपि सर्वेषां गवां दानं प्रशस्यते ।
गावः श्रेष्ठाः पवित्राश्च पावनं ह्येतदुत्तमम् ॥
(Mahabharata, Anushasan Parv 83-3)
Donation of cows is superior to all others. Cows are supreme and sacred.
Worshipping a cow helps to fulfill all desires. It also helps in alleviating the sins committed by our ancestors and removes Pitru dosha on us and our family. To rid oneself of debts, for Prayaschit (seeking forgiveness for an evil act committed). It can be performed during any auspicious beginning like commencing a business etc. It improves family bonding. It is performed for success in works/projects without any problems. It is performed for education, marriage, health and wealth. It is performed to attain prosperity in various aspects of life. It is also performed for the fulfilment of the ultimate aim of human life i.e., Moksha or liberation from the cycle of births and deaths. Cow has a great importance in Hindu religion. Since ancient times, cows have been donated by the faithful to a Brahmin or a needy person. Although it can be donated any time, but it is believed that at least one cow must be donated in one man’s life time. The benefits of donating a cow are simply endless. It helps in making a person pure and helps him in attaining the highest state of eternal bliss. It is said that the Sun, Moon, Varuna, Agni, Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva salute the person who donates cow benevolently.
Puja Description: Swasti Vaachan, Shanti Path, Sankalp, Ganesh Sthapan, Kalash Sthapan, Goddess Gayatri Sthapan, Navgrah Sthapan, Brahma Sthapan, Agni Sthapan, Kalash Pujan, Kshetrapal Mandal Pujan, Chausath Yogini Pujan, Gayatri Yantra Pujan, Gayatri Devi Pujan, Gayatri Mantra Japa, Gayatri Chalisa Path, Homa with Ghee, Sugar, Til, Jau (Barley), Ashtagandh, Sandalwood powder, Navgrah Samidha and then Purnahuti, Aarti, Prasad to Brahmins.
Puja Description: Swasti Vaachan, Sankalp, Panch Devta Pujan (Ganesh, Durga, Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh), Lakshmi- Narayan Abhishek (Shodash Upchar Pujan), Dev, Rishi and Pitru Tarpan, Gau Shringaar, Gau Pujan.
Duration of this Puja: 2- 3 Hrs.
Number of Pundit/s: 2.
Cost: Rs. 2, 51, 001/-
Prasadam: The Yajmaan will receive Lakshmi – Narayan idol, Shrimad Bhagwat Mahapuran (Vol. 1 & 2), Tulsi & Rudraksha Japmala, 10 Mukhi Rudraksha and a recording of around 45 – 60 minutes covering the most important parts of the Puja and Prasad from the Puja.
Note: It is advised that only the Indian breeds of Vedic cows are to be donated. The will be performed at Nagpur and the donated cow also will be kept at Rudralife’s farm at Nagpur.