AP Government Orders All Temples in State to Undertake Cow Worship on Sri Krishna Janmastami

With the Andhra Pradesh government having declared that every Sri Krishna Janmastami be observed as ‘Gopuja Dinotsavam’, all temples in the state have been directed to take up Gopuja activities this year onward.

The government order dated April 1, 2016 states that the decision is in response to an appeal from the Global Hindu Heritage Foundation (GHHF) and the Save Temples campaign which have their headquarters in the USA.

The order reads: “Government have carefully examined the matter and observed that it is fact that Lord Sri Krishna was a cowherd had worshipped the cow regularly. The cow is the most sacred animal on earth because of its saatvic nature. In view of the above government conclude that it is quite appropriate to declare Sri Krishna Janmastami as Gopuja Dinotsavam and encourage people to worship the cow and protect the cow (sic).”




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