PROTECTION OF GOMATA IS OUR SLOGAN-TTD CHARIMAN
INCREASING INDIGENOUS BREED IS OUR PRIME MOTTO-EO
BALA SANKRANTHI ATTRACTS DEVOTEES IN SV DAIRY FARM
TIRUPATI, 16 Jan 2016: Cow is considered to be not only sacred but revered as “GOMATA” since ages and TTD being the custodian of Hindu Sanatana Dharma is committed to protect cow, said, TTD Chairman Dr Ch Krishnamurthy while TTD EO Dr D Sambasiva Rao asserted that the temple management is committed to enhance indigenous breeds through its Goshalas.
The Go Puja took place with celestial aplomb on the occasion of Kanuma pongal on Saturday at Sri Venkateswara Go Samrakshanasala in Tirupati. Special puja has been performed to finely decorated Desi cow and calf, elephants and horses in the Goshala premises after performing puja to the presiding deity of Lord Sri Venugopala Swamy.
Later addressing a huge gathering of public on the auspicious occasion the TTD Chairman said, India is the country built and progressing on the Vedic Dharma. “Even today the base of our development and root is Vedas alone. These sacred texts taught us that Cow is not an animal but “Mother of All” as it feeds and keeps us healthy with its milk. So TTD is committed to protect Gomata”, he maintained.
TTD EO in his address said, most of revenue to the country is procured in terms of dairy farming rather than agriculture produce. “Especially our desi breeds including Ongole, Halika, Gir etc. are known for their healthy milch products. Even in our breeds the non-productive cows are helpful to the dairy farmers with their “panchagavya” products which are also very useful to us. Today we have celebrated Gopuja across 300 Goshalas in AP and TS to bring awareness among the people on the importance of cow. We are committed to develop our desi breeds which are more disease resistant by next year through our Goshalas”, he added.
All Projects Special Officer Sri N Muktheswara Rao, Dairy Farm Director Dr Harnath Reddy were also present.
“AVULA PALLE” REPLICATED BY BALAMANDIR STUDENTS REMAINS SPECIAL ATTRACTION
Religious fervour gripped on Kanuma day in the premises of SV Goshala in Tirupati on Saturday, when the students of TTD-run SV Balamandir created a village atmosphere by setting up replicas of huts, well, Pasu Grasam Mandi etc.
The innovative concept, “BALA SANKRANTHI” recreated by the students of Balamandir, has not only won the appreciation of TTD Chairman Dr Ch Krishnamurthy and TTD EO Dr D Sambasiva Rao but also the hearts of tens of thousands of devotees who converged here to take part in Kanuma Gopuja in Goshala Premises.
Over 500 students from Class I to Class X took part in various activities. The little ones dressed up like Hari Dasas, Gobbemmas, Govula Gopaiah and cheered every one. The swings tied to the Banyan tree, a well created out of an empty card board etc. attracted every one.
Later the students distributed Appalu, Nippatlu, pongali etc. to the devotees by preparing them in a traditional way.
A devotee, Sri Satyanarayana hailing from Vijayawada, who took part in Gopuja said, the arrangements by TTD is very good. Today there is need to propagate wide on the protection of Gomata. Especially the display by students recreated the importance and significance of Sankranthi festival in this replica village “Avula Palle”. It is very innovative and informative”, he maintained.
ISSUED BY THE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER TTDs TIRUPATI