Gaushala

Gaushala
From the Hindus, the cow is the recipient of a special respect. Hindus believe that all living creatures are sacred including, mammals, fishes, birds, and insects. The cow is more, a symbol of the Earth. It always gives and feeds, representing life and the support of life. Honoring the cow inspires in people the virtues of gentleness and connectedness with nature. The cow takes nothing but water, grass, and grain, while it gives its milk, much as the liberated soul gives of his spiritual knowledge. [2]

In the Hindu tradition, the cow is honored, garlanded and given special feedings at festivals all over India, most importantly the annual Gopashtama festival. Its nature is represented in Kamadhenu, the divine, wish-fulfilling cow. In India, more than 3,000 institutions called “Gaushalas” care for old and infirm cows. The gift of a cow is applauded as the highest kind of gift. Equally also it is the National animal of Nepal.
Since from the propose of serving cow Sri Shes Laxmi Narayana Temple is also established the gausala and serve Holy Cows for bhgwat sevas.