We as a nation are essentially an agricultural culture, with probably the longest history of agriculture on the planet. And particularly the bulls and cows, have played an important part in the making of our food, our land, and our lives. Today, many things may have changed, but still, to enrich this soil, you need these animals. India had over one hundred and twenty indigenous breeds of cattle. But today, only thirty-seven of them survived – the rest have become extinct. It is very important that at least the remaining ones are preserved. We need to make people aware that these breeds are all dying fast. Unless we preserve them now, they won’t be there much longer.
In terms of health, in terms of cancer prevention, and above all, for our children to grow up well, and to fertilize the land, these indigenous breeds are very important. So enlightened being Brahmarshi Daivarata established mukta goshala (where cows are left free day and night) in the year of 1919 which had more than 100 cows. After Daivarata left his body, his family stugguled with financial crisis to maintain goshala and also wild animal attackes on Goshala resulted in decreased number of cows. Recently his grand son Vedashrava Sharma and great grand son Dr Patanjali Sharma together extended the capacity to 100 cows in Brahmarshi Daivarata Goshala for protecting Indigenous cows.