Vishwa Gou Sammmelana from Tommorrow

via published on April 20, 2007

Shimoga: Hosanagara in Shimoga is now all set for the unique Vishwa Gou Sammmelana (World Cow Conference).

“Vishwa Gou Sammelana”, an international conference and festival on Indian breeds of cattle will be held at Shree Ramachandrapura math, Hosanagara, Shimoga district, Karnataka , India under the aegis and guidance of His Holiness Jagadguru Shankaracharya, Sri Sri Raghaveshwara Bharathi Swamiji from 21 April 2007 to 29 April 2007.

This summit has an objective to promote propagation and improvement of Indian breeds of cattle, to study, document and create awareness about the importance of products from indigenous cows on firm scientific principles for the betterment of mankind. The summit will bring together National and International institutions working in this area, farmers, livestock keepers and the goushalas. Resource persons will be drawn from among researchers from various countries, social workers, NGOs, farmers, and concerned government departments and others. Exhibitions, live demonstrations and cultural programmes related to the theme will also be held. It will give an insight into the the role of cows in Indian culture, economy, livelihood, religion etc. Over two and a half million people are expected to take part n this mega event of nine days.

• The conference will focus on economic, environmental, agricultural and spiritual benefits of rearing native breed cattle.

• National and International dignitaries and leaders will attend the conference.

• Over 20 lakh people are expected to witness this once in a lifetime event.


The Highlights of the Conference are


  • Kamadhenu Mahayajna for 121 days – Commenced on 25 Dec 2006.

  • Kamadhenu Rathothsava – a car festival with sacred cow as the presiding deity.

  • Exhibition of Indian breed cattle

  • Gou Thulabara– offering money and other precious items equivalent to the weight of the cow.

  • Encyclopedia – on Cattle, the first of its kind.

  • Flute recital amidst cows in the pastroral setting.

  • Gopala Gowrava Awards – felicitation of people who have contributed immensely to the welfare of the cattle.

  • Gavya Chikitsa Kendras – cow centred medical camps.

  • Food Festival to bring out the rich variety of milk based Indian cuisine.

  • Exhibition on themes related to Indian cattle.

  • Display of sculptures, drawings, poems etc., on cows.

  • Community Gou Poojas.

  • Gou Sankeerthanas – day and night Bhajans invoking the blessings of Goumatha

  • Fine art fest – Artists of national and international repute to participate.

  • Discussion on Goumatha by Shree Shree Raghaveshwara Bharathi Swamiji.

  • Meditation session in the presence of Goumatha.

  • Presentation of reports by scientists.

  • Competitionslike debate, quiz, dance, singing and other fine arts.


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