Donating a bull for progeny of cows.
According to smrti regulation, the cow is the mother and the bull the father of the human being. The cow is the mother because just as one sucks the breast of one’s mother, human society takes cows' milk. Similarly, the bull is the father of human society because the father earns for the children just as the bull tills the ground to produce food grains.
From time immemorial, in India, the Vedic tradition has encouraged an Agrarian based civilization. Bulls have always played a pivotal role in the Vedic Agrarian society. The Cow and bull are revered as the most sacred animal to Hindus, a fact that is evidenced by the dedication of several hymns and rituals, reverentially addressing it as ‘GOMATHA’ (divine mother cow) in all the sacred scriptures including Vedas and Puranas. ‘Gomatha’ is a symbolic representation of 33 crore Gods who are said to hold positions in various parts of a cow’s body. As a representation of the divine, all auspicious ceremonies and rituals involve the Cow and its produce. Everything from, milk, butter, ghee, curd, cheese, even the cow’s dung and urine are considered very sacred in Hindu Vedic tradition.
From the Vedic period to this day, gifting or donating bulls to deserving persons, was considered a very sacred act and a way to wash away all the sins, karmas and samskaras of the past births and present births.
The benefits of donating a bull are simply endless. There is no other donation comparable to donation of a cow and bull in this world.
Benefits / Purpose of Bull donation:
1. Paap Dhenu Daan: to get rid off sins.
2. Karj Mukti Dhenu Daan: freedom from debts
3. Moksha Dhenu Daan: for Moksha (enlightenment)
4. Prayaschit Dhenu Daan: for seeking forgiveness
5. Vaitarni Dhenu Daan: Bull donation during the last days of a person's life for Moksha (enlightenment).
6. It helps in making a person pure and helps him in attaining the highest state of eternal bliss.
7. It is said that the Sun, Moon, Varuna, Agni, Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva salute the person who donates bull/cow benevolently.
Special dates for Bull donation:
1. Vijaya Ekadashi: 25-Feb-2014
2. Amlaki Ekadashi: Phalguna Shukla Paksha Ekadashi is known as Amalaki Ekadashi. Amalaki Ekadashi falls between Maha Shivaratri and Holi.
3. Paapmochani Ekadashi: Ekadashi which comes between Holika Dahan and Chaitra Navratri is known as Papmochani Ekadashi. It falls before Yugadi and it is the last Ekadashi of the year.
4. Kamada Ekadashi: Chaitra Shukla Paksha Ekadashi is known as Kamada Ekadashi. It is next Ekadashi after Chaitra Navrati and Rama Navami.
5. Varuthini Ekadashi: Varuthini Ekadashi is observed during Krishna Paksha of Vaishakha month according to North Indian Purnimant calendar and Krishna Paksha of Chaitra month according to South Indian Amavasyant calendar. However both North Indian and South Indian observe it on the same day.
6. Vaishak Govratam: It is recommended not to consume salt, use flowers and any other fragrant products on this day.
Dates: 16-April to 14-May-2014
7. Go Padam Vrat: Comes on Aashan Guru Purnima, Shukla Paksha Astami, Ekdashi (11th day) and Dwadashi (12th day) of Krishna and Shukla Pakshas.
Dates: 23-24 June, 6,8,9,12-July-2014
8. Bhul Chaturthi Vrat: Comes on Bhadrapad Krishna Chaturthi.
9. Kapili Sashti: Bhadrapad Krishna Chatha (6th day of Bhadrapad). It comes once in 60 years. Kapila sashti happens only when all the below auspicious timings coincide on the same day:
Surya is in Singh Rashi, VyatiPata Yoga, Tuesday and Rohini Nakshatra.
Kapila Sashti Date: not coming in this year.
Else, it is called as Haldar Sashti
10. Gau Triratra Vrat: Bhadrapad Shukla for 3 days (from 13th till 15th day of Bhadrapad Shukla)
Dates: 7,8,9 September-2014
11. Gau Navratri: Kartik Shukla (for 9 days)
Dates: 24-October till 1-November-2014
12. Gopa Ashtami: It comes on the 8th day of Gau Navratri, it was the first day when Lord Krishna went to graze cows. Also, Kamdhenu cow originated from Samudra Manthan (churning of the ocean) on this day.
13. Vaitarni Ekadashi: It comes in Magsar month on Shukla Ekadashi (11th day)
14. Gau Vatsa Dwadashi: Kartika Krishna Dwadashi (12th day), it is one day before Dhanteras festival.
We have extended our service to 90 Goshalas (protective shelters for cows) / needy people, in the state of Rajasthan.
As per the rituals, a bull along with a rope, bucket, milk, food, shawl, gold & silver symbolic offerings, & clothes are donated. The photos will be sent to you through courier. Please mention your birth details (name, date, time, place) at checkout. This is a individual Puja (you may do puja on individual name or include your near and dear ones in the puja). You will be provided with the contact no. of the priest, to call during the Sankalpa/Puja. Know more about our exclusive Puja Services.