In the 11th canto of Srimad Bhagavatam Krishna told his beloved cousin Uddhava that He can be worshiped by offering grass and other suitable grains to cows. Worshiping cow is equal to worshiping Krishna.
Bhagavad Gita tells us about the importance of being in “Satva guna.” Satva guna brings us peace and happiness and worshiping cow increases our satva guna. Drinking cow milk blesses us with Divine consciousness and Divine energy and fills our body with transcendental qualities (sattvikta).
According to Skanda Purana,“One can demolish all his sinful acts by simply offering respect to the cows.” If we maintain and serve a cow in a nice manner then we can not only catch Krishna’s attention but we can please Krishna as well.
Krishna is kind with those who save cows and protect them. He is delighted by any effort done to serve a cow and He never even forgets us if we benefit cow.
ISKCON Gosala and Farm Project was established at Jagannathpur over a land of 12 Acres (approx.) in the year 1994 by Srila Gour Govinda Swami Maharaja. Presently there are nearly 50 nos. of milch cows. The aim and objective of establishing such a Gosala is for giving importance to Go raksa. This is an ideal place in Odisha with both Go seva and Farm Project.
“namo brahmanya-devaya go-brahmana-hitaya ca jagad-dhitaya krsnaya govindaya namo namah” “My Lord, You are the well-wisher of the cows and the brahmanas, and You are the well-wisher of the entire human society and world.” (Visnu Purana 1.19.65)
From the Vedic time stress has been given on Go raksa and on Go palana. In this project ISKCON has been giving specific seva for the cows. This project has been influencing the spiritually minor people for upbringing of cows.
There is planning for constructing boundary walls of the project. There is program for building a Pancatattva temple inside the Gosala premises.
Presently this project is being supervised by HG Upendra Mishra. Any person interested for Go-seva and Go-Palan may contact him over his mobile no. +91 9861036321.