Today is the auspicious day of Akshaya Tritiya and is considered as one of the most important days for the Hindu community. Akshaya means immortal or something that is indestructible and Tritiya means third lunar day. So anything that we do on Akshaya Tritiya grows with time and cannot be destroyed. Hence it is recommended to begin auspicious things on this day. Any new activity that you want to be with you forever can be initiated on this day. As per Matsya Puran, chanting of mantras, charity, yajnas, and offerings to God and fasting on this day yields inexhaustible fruits. One of the rituals of Akshaya Tritiya is to feed grass to a cow.
On this auspicious day please help us take care of the cows. You can Adopt A Cow or renew your adoption of a cow. You can give in charity to feed the cows, help us produce educational literature, conduct seminars that educate people to the importance of the cow or help us spread diet change which helps stop the cruel treatment of cows. Just click either of the two links to help. In the second sentence link, there is a box at the end where you can tell us what you want your donation to go to. We have gifts for you too! Like a $1000 donation will receive an arati and treats fed to the cows in your name. Thank you so much!
Ox Training Seminar, New Vraja Dhama, Hungary (a video)
What is the role of the ox in cow protection? Attendees of the Ox Training Seminar in New Vraja Dhama, Hungary learned about training oxen and their valuable role in sustainable agriculture.
ISCOWP traveled to New Vraja Dhama farm in Hungary to help present the week-long Ox Training Seminar held April 17-24. Attendees came from Croatia, Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, USA, Greece, England, and Hungary. This video presents some of the seminar’s activities and the thoughts of some of its attendees.
Training young calves to voice commands, driving mature oxen to perform farm tasks, making yokes, learning about different ox driven machines and learning about the philosophy behind ox power were a few of the topics covered. New Vraja Dhama farm was an excellent setting for such a seminar because they practice cow protection and do a large part of their agricultural activities with the oxen.
Ox Training Seminar, New Vraja Dhama, Hungary (a photo album)
Here are some photos of the seminar with descriptions. To view all 47 photos with descriptions visit our Facebook photo album.