Ravi Shankar Pujari
An eminent philanthropist and active social worker, Shree Ravishankar Pujari is a believer on the universal principals of truth, discipline and hard work.
Ravishankar Pujari belongs to a priest family of Salasar Balaji, renowned temple of India. He started from a modest background working on different social activities. This inspiration of helping cows he got from his father. The relentless hard work and perseverance paid off when he saved more than 2500 cows and served them a shelter. During his entire social conduct, he has maintained utmost adherence to the principles of a joint family.
He started Goshala (Cow Shelter) with 30 cows and now its increased to more than 25000 cows. Maximum of them are either handicapped or blind, in short its totally a work to save cows. Now, he has made Goshala hi-tech and totally computerized with a veterinary hospital .
In his early twenties, he began studying Yoga and the Vedic literatures which he discovered contains, literally, hundreds of references to milk and its miraculous health benefits for the body and the brain. He wasn't necessarily convinced but he thought it was interesting that sacred texts would refer milk as such an important food.
In the epic Mahabharata, milk is described as a food which increases one’s duration of life, purifies mind and aids in bodily strength. It says it is a food in the mode of goodness which helps elevate one's consciousness. Milk is also mentioned in the Rig Veda as one of the essential ingredients in the drink Soma, a life giving nectar. The classical text Bhagavat Purana says that milk is particularly essential for developing the finer tissues of the human brain so that one can understand the intricacies of transcendental knowledge. The Charak Shastra, one of the most ancient books in the history of medical science states that milk and all of it's variegated products gives us tranquility and cheerfulness and helps build up life giving vitality known as Ojas in Ayurveda. The Ayurvedic portion of the Vedas which deals exclusively with health and well being refers to milk as a miracle food and its byproducts such as ghee and yogurt as key ingredients in many Ayurvedic medicines.
In much of rural India the cows are deeply cared for—like family. They are treated with respect and love. They are even worshiped on holi days in a mood of gratitude for all that the cow gives. It would be ridiculous to suggest to these people who have been living this natural way of life for thousands for years that they need to become vegan.
Only Gobar kheti can now sustain increased food production by sustaining fertility of soil which is already under tremendous stress due to deficiency of micro nutrients leading to lower production, disease prone crops, luster less and tasteless agro produces and transmitting these factors in to food chain affecting human health.
Secondly food security is not only availability of foodgrains but a balanced diet
which can only be provided by the Cow milk as it contains all the required vitamins, minerals and proteins.
Therefore, this awareness campaign to save the cow is the Next White revolution.
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