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Gochar bhoomi kise kahte hain

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Asked by vedprakash sharma, 14 Jan '08 03:11 am
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Gochar is a reserved area in every village in which cows of the villages can have their food.

The Gaushala movement is synonymous with the protection of cows and cattle wealth of our country. Being practiced for the last five thousand years or so, its origin can be traced in the Vedic period when social customs and rules laid great emphasis on protection, preservation and development of cows for home, and oxen for agriculture-fields. According to Vedic concepts, cows were considered sacrosanct and constituted material and spiritual assets of the people of the country. At that time, possession of herds of cows was the yardstick for measuring economic esteem and prosperity of an individual. Thus Shatagu was the owner of hundred cows. One who possessed one thousand cows was referred to as Sahastragu with honour. In Jain Agams and scriptures, the principal disciples of Bhagawan Mahavir have been referred to as having several Gokuls, each Gokul containing 10 thousand cows. Rigveda refers ...more
Answered by drdinesh sharma, 14 Jan '08 03:22 am

 
  
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