ISKCON Giridhari’s Goshala- Bangalore (HBR Layout)

Cows are simple and special animals. Goshalas are protective shelters for cows and focus on giving loving care and good treatment to the cows. Located in the north-eastern region of Bangalore, the ISKCON Gandharvika Giridhari Narasimha temple in Bangalore has a Goshala, ISKCON Bangalore houses the most beautiful Goshala.
The place is a shelter for the cows now that was previously meant for the inhumane slaughtering of the cows. The Goshala was founded in 2013 and has flourished in many ways with the utmost care given to them. The Goshala strives to improve in every way possible to make this a special place for the cows here.With this objective, there is some exciting news in store!
Construction of a new goshala is underway, and everyone is welcome to contribute towards this exciting project. The cost per square feet is Rs. 999/ only. Those who are interested can offer one of the many below listed services:
Another exciting upcoming project that will be undertaken by the Goshala is the Gobar Gas plant that has an estimate of Rs. 7 lakhs. Kindly contact the temple office for more details.
His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, the Founder-Acharya of ISKCON, said that the happiness of mankind is directly connected to the happiness of the cows. He stated, “Because the poor animals are always in anxiety, humanity is also put in anxiety by different strains of hot and cold wars.”
The goshala was formed on the main principle of Go raksha and continuously strives to serve the cows with the best knowledge that the experienced caretakers have.

Go Daan and adopt a cow

  • Feed all cows for a day- Rs. 5500
  • Adopt a cow for a month- Rs. 3000
  • Adopt a cow for 3 months- Rs.9000
  • Adopt a cow for a year- Rs. 36000
  • Medical expense for a month-Rs. 11000

Go Seva

  • Feed 5 cows for a day-Rs 500
  • Feed all cows for a day-Rs 5500
  • Adopt a cow for a month-Rs 1500
  • Adopt a cow for 3 months-Rs 4500
  • Adopt a cow for a year   -Rs 18000
  • Medical expenses for a month-Rs 11000
  • Construction of new Goshala-Rs 7.2 Lakhs

Another exciting upcoming project that will be undertaken by the Goshala is the Gobar Gas plant that has an estimate of Rs. 7 lakhs. Kindly contact the temple office for more details. His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada, the Founder-Acharya of ISKCON, said that the happiness of mankind is directly connected to the happiness of the cows. He stated, “Because the poor animals are always in anxiety, humanity is also put in anxiety by different strains of hot and cold wars.”  The goshala was formed on the main principle of Go raksha and continuously strives to serve the cows with the best knowledge that the experienced caretakers have. Many visitors are attracted to worshipping of cows and feeding the cows personally.

Various cow pujas are carried out in the Goshala under the guidance of the caretakers. They include:

  • Go Puja: Conducted under the guidance of a senior resident devotee of the temple
  • Go Dhaan: One can adopt a cow that is present in the Goshala and provide for the cow (kindly find the information provided at the end)
  • Pitrupaksha: 15 days of the Pitru paksha month, an auspicious month where devotees worship Gomata

As stated in the Gavapanishad,
Gavah pratishtha bhutanam
gavahs swastyayanam mahat

“The cow is the support of all living entities and the ocean of all auspiciousness.”

Meet our cows and the cow family!

Over the years the cow family has grown, and there are 58 cows currently present in the goshala. The different breeds present in Giridhari’s Goshala are mostly desi varieties that include the Ongole, Malandu, Gidda , Gir Gomata, Punganvo Gomata, Salval Gomata etc.

One interesting incident that took place at our goshala is when one of the cows, now named Bahula, came running inside the temple when chased by a certain group of people. Bahula came running and sat near the altar of Narsimha Dev, which is near the entrance. Some of the devotees noticed Bahula sitting by the altar. On further inquiry, it was found out that Bahula was escaping the cruel hands of the people who were going to take her to a slaughterhouse. Bahula is indeed very happy here and has 4 sons now. Her latest addition, Damodar is a cute little calf who has captured hearts of many visitors.

Our growing cow family is eager to see you, do visit us!
For details contact: 7259640654