Our Activities – what makes us special
Non-exploitative relationship - We never “get rid” of older non-lactating Gaumata’s or male calves. We never compromise on the quality or quantity of food and water offered to each Gaumata irrespective of the amount of milk that She produces. Our practices are in accordance with nature. We never employ artificial insemination or synthetic hormone treatment for breeding or to increase milk production. We have an experienced team of 36 Gopalaks to look after our Gaumata ’s.
Ahinsak - We adhere to “ dohan”, the practice of ancient Bharat, wherein the calf is free to feed to his or her satisfaction from two anchals, and the remaining two are used to obtain milk for other living beings including humans.
Harnessing Ayurveda - Various Ayurvedic herbs of rich medicinal value are added to Gaumata ’s feed based on weather and season to enhance Her health and vitality. As far as possible, sick Gaumata's are treated using Bharatiya Ayurvedic system, and modern medicine is employed very occasionally.
Organic feeding - We have over 4 lakh yards of open grazing space that is nurtured by organic fertilizers, and we also offer Gaumata’s organic feed based on research into the nutritional value and Her own tastes and preferences. Our research indicates that Gaumata prefers the Jinjua variety of grass that is rich in nutritional and medicinal value, with other practical benefits. Once planted, this grass variety does not leave the land for over 30 years, and it grows to 2 to 2.5 feet every 20 days. Under our “Jinjua Ghaas Yojana”, we arrange Jinjua grass seeds for farmers at no cost to them. So far over 5000 farmers have taken advantage of this scheme. Our purchased feed such as cotton seeds or jowar are non-GMO and as far as possible organic.
Vedic rituals and music – The Gaushala undertake daily Vedic havans (sacrificial fire ritual) to maintain the sanctity of its divine atmosphere. Devotional music and Sanskrit chants are also played in the background every day, which helps to keep the Gaumata’s happy and healthy.
Nandi Gir Yojana - We offer Nandi for breeding to strengthen the breed of Bharatiya Gaumata's to trusted Gaushala's and villages. We never sell our Gaumata’s, but offer Nandi for limited periods of usually up to 2 years.
Formulations - We have developed a wide range of Ayurvedic medicines using combinations of herbal as well as panchgavya based ingredients. In Ayurveda, ghee and gomutra (Gaumata's urine) are described as natural bio-enhancers, improving the absorption and effectiveness of medicines processed or consumed with these two ingredients. We have achieved remarkable results using our ghee and gomutra based medical formulations in a wide variety of diseases like cough, hormonal imbalances, asthma, and cancer.
- We offer free Ayurvedic diagnosis and treatment clinic at our Gaushala for the general public, and have achieved very encouraging results from our treatment for a wide variety of diseases.
- Our country and the world spend billions of dollars each year after synthetic fertilizer and pesticide subsidies. This introduces toxic chemicals in the food chain driving health imbalances and further spending on public health. We believe there is an urgent need to develop natural methods to improve farm production. For example, our research indicates that a probiotic combination of buttermilk, Gaumutra (Gaumata urine) and water give faster results than urea, and it improves plant immunity and growth. Gomaya (Gaumata dung) based compost fertilizer can further drive up farm productivity and sustainable organic farming. In the Vedic period, Bharatiyas freely exploited the synergistic relationship between Gopalan and Agriculture.
We work with hundreds of farmers every year and provide them with material (such as liquid probiotic), knowledge and training into organic farming and Gopalan. Every day farmers come from all over Bharat to our Gaushala to get knowledge of organic farming.
Suryan Organic is an enterprise inspired by the mission of Bansi Gir Gaushala. Its mission is to change the way people think about food and help farmers develop their business with new products and marketing.
Gomata has also been called the “Gurumata” (closest translation in English being “Teacher-Mother”), with the word “Go” in Sanskrit also meaning “Light”. In our endeavor to go apply Bharat’s ancient Vedic ideas in the field of education, we established the Gotirth Vidyapeeth on our Gaushala campus, a Gurukul where kids are educated based on ancient Vedic traditions. There are no examinations or certifications, and Teachers perform periodic evaluations without putting any pressure on students. We achieved remarkable results in our kids' intellectual and physical abilities using Vedic education and Gaumata based nutrition. Here students learn Vedic mathematics, Gopalan, Agriculture, Yoga, Ayurveda and Kalaripayatu among other subjects. The educational environment is consistent with the ancient “Guru-Shishya parampara” with many students living on campus.