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 In India Cow milk has been a part of our diet since ages. Every household had a cow-shed and children and adults enjoyed simple and healthy life styles. The spiritual and nutritional contents of Indian cow-milk have been expounded by our ancient texts and our forefathers since time immemorial.

AYURVEDA has described Cow milk as possessing sweet taste, cooling in nature, highly nutritive, tonic for our vital organs, promoting immunity and easily digestible. Our ancestors went beyond the calorie value of milk and found that milk has a calming influence on the mind, improved the ‘Satva Guna’ and enhanced the positive characteristics of a person.

With the advent of commercialization, lure of bulk production of milk, and adaptation to western methods, Indians resorted to cross-breeding with western cattle. This resulted in the dwindling of our ‘desi’ Indian cow-population and ill-effects on the health of our human populace were widely observed.

Research on the various types of milk produced in the world was undertaken only in the late eighties by the West. Categorization of A1 and A2 variant of milk happened thereafter. Originally all domesticated cows produced milk containing only the A2 type of beta-casein. However, owing to a natural genetic mutation, another milk protein (A1 beta-casein) appeared in Europe and spread throughout the global herds.

A very significant discovery for the West was that the different types of milk proteins have a profound impact on people’s health and quality of life. This was followed by the founding of A2 Milk Company in 2000 by scientist Dr Corran McLachlan (Corrie) and Howard Patterson, whereby the premium A2 variant of milk was trademarked and sold. Dr. Corrie studied the A2 protein. He identified a correlation between populations consuming milk with higher levels of the A2 protein, and their respective health.

Based on empirical evidence, Keith Woodford, a professor at New Zealand’s Lincoln University who wrote the 2007 book Devil in the Milk: Illness, Health, and the Politics of A1 and A2 Milk, remarked, “A lot of people can digest the A2 but not the A1. More than 100 studies suggest links between the A1 protein and a whole range of health conditions—everything from heart disease to diabetes to autism, he stated.

A study by Karnal-based National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources (NBAGR) showed that the Indian cows have a rich A2 allele gene which helps them produce healthier milk, a fact known to our ancestors since ages. The frequency of this A2 allele in Indian breeds is 100 per cent whereas in exotic cattle breeds it is less than 60 per cent. Imported breeds posses A1 allele, which is considered to be associated with diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular diseases.

Max Muller, the 19th century German Indologist, once said, “If I were to look over the whole world to find out the country most richly endowed with all the wealth, power and beauty that nature can bestow–in some parts a very paradise on earth–I should point to India.” Even today, it takes a stamp of approval from the West for us to recognize the true worth of our indigenous cows.

Now that we have recognised our worthy breed of Indian cows and their role in nurturing a spiritual and healthy society, isn’t it our moral responsibility to participate in the breeding and nurturing of our original Indian cows?

Surabhivana, with guidance from our Poojya Guruji and active assistance from volunteers and generous donors, is continuing to shelter, breed and nurture ‘desi’ cows. With increased production of our ‘desi’ cow-milk, under healthy and natural conditions, [A2 variant as termed by the West], many households in and around Mangalore are regular consumers of our ‘desi’ cow milk.

May our ‘desi’ cows flourish and may we return to the Vedic culture of yore

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On the eve of family occasions like gruhapravesha, birthday, weddings, anniversaries, you can donate a day’s food expense for the cows. Gau-mathas will confer their blessings on you and your family