Acharyas of Sri Sringeri Sharada Peetham have followed and encouraged the holy tradition of Go-Pooja and Go-samrakshana actively and under the Lakshmi_Sharadaguidance of His Holiness Sri Sri Bharati Teertha Mahaswamiji, SVBF has undertaken many projects around the world for Go-samrakshana.
Sringeri Vidya Bharati Foundation in Stroudsburg, PA own and operatea Go-Shala (Cow Barn) at our premises. All Milk and milk products for our temple is provided from our Go-Shala!
The Hindu scriptures and tradition consider the cow as one of the most sacred beings worthy of worship and protection. Our scriptures attribute the status of “mother” to five entities and enjoin us to treat all of them with equal reverence. They are: One’s own Mother, the Vedas, the Earth, the Cow and the Divine Mother, Goddess Lakshmi. The reason why they are supposed to be treated with equal reverence is mainly because of one common attribute they all share. It is the quality of “self-less giving” to all!