"matrah sarva bhutanam, gavah sarv sukh prada"
The Gir Cow
Retreated Curved Horns
Distinct Features of Gir Cow
"matrah sarva bhutanam,
gavah sarv sukh prada"
Meaning, the cow being mother of all living entities gives all pleasures to everyone.
The Gir cow is one of the prime Zebu breed cows. This breed originated in the Gir forest and surrounding districts in the state of Gujarat. Moderate to a large size breed, Girs are considered to be the most gentle of the Zebu breeds.
It is known for its distinct appearance, weight and height that makes it different from the Jersey, Brown Swiss, Holstein, Belgian Blue, HF etc. Noted for its milk producing qualities, the Gir cow is resistant to tropical diseases and hot temperatures.
There is a prominent hump in all Vedic Cows and this hump has a specific vein called Surya Ketu Nadi which is absent in non Vedic ones. This nadi (vein) absorbs all the energies and radiations from sun, moon and all constellations from universe and puts them in cow products like milk, urine, dung, ghee (clarified butter) etc. In cow products of non Vedic species this divine effect of Surya Ketu Nadi is absent.
Surya ketu Vein, on interaction with solar rays produces gold salts in her blood. These salts are present in the cow’s milk and cow’s other bodily fluids. Just Because of that the Vedic cow’s milk, butter and ghee has golden hue. Ancient scripture state that “Suryaketu” nerve on cow’s back absorbs harmful radiations and cleanses atmosphere.
A recent research shows the traces of gold in Gir cow urine
Surya Ketu Vein of Vedic Cow, enriches her milk with:
6 Types of Vitamins
8 Types of protein
25 Types of Minerals
21 Types of Amino Acids
4 Types of Basic Phosphorus
2 Types of Glucose
Also, the presence of DEWLAP, a prominent specific fold of skin below neck which is prominently present in Vedic cows gives immunity power to cow and cow products.
Being a world-renowned breed, the Gir is able to survive and produce in a difficult environment. It is resistant to various tropical diseases. It also has been imported and bred successfully in many other countries.
Rated among the best dairy breeds in the world, the Gir cow has gone global with a rise in demand for this breed in many African and Southeast Asian countries. For a long period of time, the dairy industry has focused on buffalo’s milk as a major contributor resulting in the decrease of the Gir breed. Today, this breed is on the verge of extinction due to irrational crossbreeding and lack of proper breeding programs. Nevertheless, efforts are being made to create awareness in saving this high-quality breed of Gujarat.