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10062068885?profile=RESIZE_584xBy Acarya dasa, All-India Padayatra leader

We padayatris were in Vraja-mandala parikrama from October 20 onwards while our Sri Sri Nitai-Gaurasundar’s chariot remained parked in the courtyard of the Sri Sri Krishna-Balaram temple. Our oxen were on vacation at the Bhaktivedanta goshala and having completed parikrama we were then staying in Vrindavan dhama. I regularly visited the oxen at the goshala and they were all in good condition. One day I suddenly got the news that Vitthala had left his bo

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By Acarya dasa, All-India Padayatra leader

On July 1 the All-India Padayatra reached Sanwara village in southern Rajasthan, the largest state in India. Sanwara is only about 25km north of Sirohi city, the district administrative headquarters, but the roads in the area are in such bad condition the oxen could not walk properly. At one point our ox Vijay picked up an injury to his leg which then troubled him.

That evening Vijay was sitting quietly and as we checked his condition, we found he had

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I am writing this to hopefully stir some practical steps to re-ignite a better place for the oxen.

Lord Caitanya told Chand Kazi that the bull is like our father because he helps us produce grains ***vrisha anna upajaya tate tenho pita*** CC Adi 17.153. I am sure we have quoted that or paraphrased it in our presentations about the importance of the cow and the bull and that they should not be killed. Do we really believe it is relevant for society? For Lord Caitanya it was a significant argumen

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8468946491?profile=RESIZE_584xIn searching for something in the Srimad Bhagavatam that gives some reference to castrating a bull to make an ox I could not find something that said “you castrate a bull” directly however there is some word use information that might be telling. I am not a sanskrit scholar and may be well off the point here (if you are one please help).

In looking at the words used for a bull we find Vrisha (and its linguistic derivatives) used for a full bull.

-This is used in regards to referring to a bull as

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