Product Description :
Ahinsak - Gir Gau Ghee is prepared using the traditional "bilona" method. It is prepared from A2 milk obtained from Gir Gomata (Cow) using the ancient Indian practice of “dohan”. According to Shastra’s (ancient Indian treatises), dohan (derived from “do” meaning two) literally means the calf is allowed to feed to its satisfaction from two “anchals”, while the remaining two can be used to obtain milk for other living beings including humans. We never get rid of older non-lactating Gaumata's or Nandi's. Our Gomata's are reared unrestricted according to principles of nature, and left to grace on an organic field. We do not use modern artificial interventions to induce breeding or increase milk production.
Purity of GIR Breed
The Gaushala has over 700 Gaumatas (’Cow’ as Divine Mother) across 18 Gotra's (lineage) of Gir breed. These are not cross bred with any other Bharatiya (Indian) or foreign breed. Meticulous records are maintained and great care is taken to avoid in-breeding within the same lineage to preserve genetic integrity and diversity.
We never sell or 'get rid of' older non-lactating Gaumatas or male calves. Her entire family is looked after as our own family. As a result, percentage of Gaumatas giving milk at our Gaushala at any point of time can be around 20% compared with 30-65% in conventional dairies.
Gaumatas graze on a pristine field developed with natural manure and after research into over 100 varieties of grass. Bansi Gir Gaushala is also the world's leading center of excellence in Gau Adharit Krishi (Farming), transforming the lives of thousands of farmers across Bharat. Dry as well as fresh green feeds are sourced from our own farms or purchased from farmers who grow using unique farming methods harmonious with Nature. Ayurvedic herbs are added to feeds to boost their health and deal with changes in weather or individual health conditions.
Pure, Organic & Ayurvedic Feed
We also strictly adhere to the ancient Bharatiya Vedic tradition of 'dohan', where the calf is allowed to feed to satisfaction from two 'Anchals', while the remaining two are used to obtain milk for humans. Each Gaumata has a name. Before Dohan, Gopalaks call out the Gaumata's by their names. As the Gaumata comes forward, even calves as young as a week recognize their Mother's name and come forward to participate in Dohan.
Vedic Bilona Preocess
This means we use whole milk and not just cream. As a result, each liter of ghee requires 25-30 liters of milk, in contrast to conventional dairy ghee which is made from residual cream. The cooking is slower and wood-fired in a brass vessel. Such ghee is greatly emphasized in Ayurveda as a potent tonic and medicine. Slower flame retains most of the nutrients in the ghee in contrast to higher temperatures.
Benefits of GIR Ahinsak Gau Ghee
Gir Ahinsak Gau Ghee generally tends to be slightly yellow in color, the same color as “Ojas” (our essential energy that resides in the heart) that Maharshi Charaka described when he compared the color of Ojas with the color of Ghee. According to the Vedas, when Gaumatas are looked after well, they become "santusht" (satisfied) and 'prasann' (happy). Ghee of such Gaumatas is truly 'kalyankari' (beneficial) and 'mangalkari' (auspicious). According to Maharshi Charaka, "Ghee promotes ‘sattva’ (Truth or Purity of Being), memory, intelligence, beauty, agni, fertility, digestion, and ojas. It alleviates Vata dosha, Pitta dosha, the effect of poisoning, insanity, inauspiciousness, and fever.”
Colour of Ojas
Gir Ahinsak Gau Ghee generally tends to be slightly yellow in colour, the same colour as “Ojas” (our essential energy that resides in the heart) that Maharshi Charaka described when he compared the colour of Ojas with the colour of Ghee.
Gir Ahinsak Gau Ghee is a natural handmade product - smell, taste, colour & consistency may vary depending upon weather, feed & other conditions. This Ghee’s Purity & Authenticity remain unchanged.
Colour of Gir Ahinsak Gau Ghee may get whiter as it ages, a highly desirable quality in Ayurveda which considers older Ghee to be more potent for medicinal uses compared to fresh Ghee. Bansi Gir Gauveda uses whiter aged Ghee for making medicines & supplements.