South India’s biggest Goushala, Satyam Shivam Sundaram Gau Nivas organised Annakut Celebrations
Hyderabad: South India’s biggest Goushala (cow shelter), Satyam Shivam Sundaram Gau Nivas located in 8-acres of land and home to about 5300 cows rescued from slaughter houses organised a Grand Annakut Celebration here at its premises at Peddammagadda, Gaganpahad in city on Sunday.
15000 Gau Bhakth (Cow Lovers) from entire twin cities and neighbouring districts graced the annakut celebrations. They have also contributed in cash and kind towards running the cow shelter.
A Pune based spiritual musical group engaged devotees and cow Bhakths with bhajans, prayers and spiritual songs.
Many cow related products- cow urine, bio fertiliser called Dharthi Sudhar made from Cow Dung and Urine, Dhoop Sticsetc were on display and sale.
According to Mr Ranka, Dharthi Sudhar is made from Indian breed of cows. For organic farming, fertilizers and pest repellants made from cow dung and cow urine of native cows are more sustainable as manure as it has more beneficial microorganisms earthworms thrive on them, he added
Giving details Mr. Dharam Raj Ranka of Satyam Shivam Sundaram Gau Nivas said that the Annakut festival is celebrated at the beginning of each New Year. Lots of variety of food items prepared with love and devotion are offered to God. Thousands of devotees graced the celebrations.
Dharam Raj Ranka added that although the literal meaning of ‘Annakut’ is “mountain of food”, it symbolises an offering of food to God and the love and devotion that has gone into preparing it. As part of the Diwali celebrations Hindus around the world cook a variety of different vegetarian items of food, snacks, sweets, pickles and delicacies as offerings to God.
Traditionally Annakut symbolised devotion through offering the first harvest and distributing this to all.
South India’s biggest and India’s best maintained ‘Gau Niwas’ Satyam Shivam Sundaram (SSS) Gau Nivas gives a new meaning to the concept of cow protection. Cows who just escaped from the jaws of their death, get a decent life and royal treatment.
It has been established by Shri Dharam Raj Ranka, a 81 years old man with a mission to protect India’s most revered animal ‘Cow’. Mr. Ranka has fully dedicated his life for the cause of Cow Protection. He is the pioneer of Gou Shala Concept in twin cities and has been instrumental in setting up several Gou Shalas.
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