The Devasthanam has established Gosamrakshana scheme. Purpose of this scheme is to ensure protection of the cows and also to create awareness among the public and the devotees about their spiritual importance.
Cow worship is of great significant in the Vedic Cult. Cows are regarded at the same level of mother and also of Goddess. Several verses in the Vedic scriptures emphasize the importance of protection of cows.
The earliest mention of cows in the cult of Srisailam dates back to 14th-15th century A.D. Hemareddy Mallamma, a great devotee of God Mallikarjuna Swamy maintained Goshala in Srisailam. Hence it is clear that the maintenance of cows in Srisailam was prevalent since ancient days.
A Gosamrakshana Sala is being built by the Devasthanam near Hemareddy Mallamma Mandiram which is spread in 2 Acres at about 1.5 Km from the main temple. This Gosamrakshanasala consists of modern cattle sheds and advanced facilities to protect more than 450 cows, calves and breeding bulls. Pure cow milk and curd from this Gosamrakshana Sala is utilized for the Abhishekam of Sri Swamy and Ammavaru.
The Devasthanam takes necessary steps to take care of the feeding and health aspects of the cows. Cattle vaccination is taken from time to time for prevent the cows from contagious diseases like foot and mouth diseases. Proper medical treatment is given to cows suffering from seasonal diseases.
Necessary grass and cattle feed are being purchased in addition to the small scale cultivation of Azola in Hydrophonic system. Action is being taken to cultivate green grass.
Godanam: The Devasthanam also accepts Godanam, which involves receiving healthy and milk yielding cows donated by devotees, which will be then protected in Gosamrakshana Sala.
Gopuja: The Devasthanam performs Nitya Gopuja in the temple after performing Sri Swamyvari Suprabatha Seva as a daily ritual.
Annual Gopuja: The annual Gopuja is performed on Gokulastami Day in a grand style.
Sri Gokulam: The Devasthanam maintains Sri Gokulam in the Temple premises when seven cows are being cared.
Donation Details: The minimum amount of donation is Rs.1000. This amount is deposited in Nationalized Banks and the interest earned is utilized for the protection of Devasthanam cows.
Contribution in the form of green grass and cattle feed are also accepted.
How To Donate:
Donations can be made directly in the Donation Receiving counters, which are located at the opposite side of the Que Complex,backside of Ammavari Temple and also near Annadana Mandiram.
Donations can be made by way of cheque or demand draft on any scheduled bank drawn in favour of
The Executive Officer,
Andra Pradesh – 518101.
All Donations made to this Devasthnam, are exempted from Income Tax Under Section – 80 G of Income Tax Act