Protecting cows is one of the most important activities of the New Vrindaban Community The Vedas, Saints and Sadhus, and the Lord Krishna Himself proclaim that service and protection of Mother Cow is the greatest solution for mankind’s suffering, the path to real peace.
A Swami’s Dream Comes to Life: Prabhupada’s First Visit to New Vrindaban
Written by Madhava Smullen. Archival Research by Chaitanya Mangala.
New Vrindaban, May 20th, 1969 – A small cluster of devotees waited at the entrance to the rural West Virginia property, hearts beating with anticipation. As the Lincoln town car turned the corner, they hit the gravel driveway in obeisance.
By Madhava Smullen
“Krishna by His practical example taught us to give all protection to the cows and that should be the main business of New Vrindaban,” Srila Prabhupada wrote to his disciple Hayagriva Das in 1968, leaving little doubt as to the community’s focus.
Since then, New Vrindaban has always protected cows. But this year, the Eco-Vrindaban organization – which looks after 640 acres of rolling green forests and pastures – has renewed its focus, overseeing multiple improvements in the quality of cow care.