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  • Tuesday, December, 2018| Today's Market | Current Time: 05:08:10
  • Hyderabad: In a materialistic world where everybody is after money and material comforts, one many Dharmaraj Ranka, a 78 years old well to do retired jeweller who is on the mission of protecting Indian holy animal cow for the past 25 years is embarked on a program of a  different kind, a mega spiritual program—Mega Saraswati Puja.

    People pray goddess Lakshmi for Money. It is common.  But very few pray Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge, music, art, wisdom, and learning. If you have knowledge and wisdom money will follow you. It is not to prove that knowledge is a better treasure than money. One has to work towards gaining knowledge more than money because where there is knowledge, there is light. In a nutshell, earning knowledge should be at the top of anybody’s priorities’ list; the rest will follow for sure.  And through this spiritual program, we want to inculcate this good understanding in the minds of people particularly children, this Sunday, November 25 here in the city at Satyam Shivam Sundaram Gaushala informed Dhramraj Ranka.

    Satyam Shivam Sundaram Gaushala is South India’s Cow Shelter, where 5300 Cows rescued from the slaughterhouses are sheltered.  The Saraswathi Puja will be held in the five-acre premises of Satyam Shivam Sundaram Cow Shelter located at Gaganapahad, on the way to Shamshabad Airport.

    It will be a most pious event, seeing is believing, where 1008 couples of all castes of Hindu religion and 504 school kids mostly 8 to 14years from government and private schools will participate.  All these participants will wear the same traditional clothes to add more sanctity and piousness to the program.

    This spiritual program will be graced by 15000 people of twin cities of Hyderabad besides some from adjoining towns in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Raichur, Karnataka etc.

    Jain Monks will also grace.

    Narendra Kumar Ram Ji Nandu, a Mumbai based renowned Pundit, and Ritualist is specially flown into the city to conduct the Maha Saraswati Puja.  Vinod Ji from Vijayawada will also join him in performing the rituals.

    Along with Saraswathi Puja, Annakut(Prasadam) will also be held.

    Padmashree Awardee Sangeet Samrat, Sri Anandji Vir Ji Shah of Kalyanji Anandji Fame will make the atmosphere enchanting with melodious tunes of his songs informed Dharamraj Ranka.

    Dr. Chelmala Srinivasulu, an animal lover, environmentalist and wildlife activist will be felicitated on the occasion and will be presented Sri Prakashchand Shrimal Environmental Award 2018.    He is presently working on the Indo-UK joint research project on Climate Change.

    Dharamraj Ranka has been running two Goshalas(Cow Shelters)—Satyam Shivam Sundaram Gau Nivas and  Gau Seva Kendra that provide shelter to 5300 cows.   They are South India’s biggest and well-maintained cow shelters.   He employs 100 people to take care of them, spends Rs 30 to 35 lakh a month, collected through donations on fodder.  He has dedicated his life for the cause.

    The 78years old Dharam Raj Ranka is one man army with a difference is on a mission protecting India’s most revered animal cow, rescuing from the jaws of death from slaughterhouses and runs two Goshalas, sheltering 5300 cows for the past 25years

    As a matter of principle, Dharam Raj Ranka stopped wearing footwear for the past 25years.  Undeterred by the cold, he freely moves everywhere without chappal and travels only in Auto.

    He has set up a  Huge Pigeon House set up in 3000 sq.ft. an area at a cost of Rs.25 lakhs is home to about 5000-6000 pigeons. Thanks to him amidst tense times, the bird of peace – Pigeon gets a safe and serene shelter.

    A Jain by birth, Dharma Ranka Jain jumped into the crusade against cow slaughter during Al-Kabeer Controversy several years ago.  Then he launched “Al-Kabeer Hatao Andolan”.   He was instrumental in setting up ‘Bhagyanagar Go Seva Sadan’  at Lower Tank Bund in 1991-92 with about 300 cows.  And he remained as its President for several years he revealed on the occasion of Annakoot program held at its Gaushala at Gaganpahad on Sunday, November 5 where about ten thousand people graced the occasion.

    The greatness of him is that he is so humble he makes a point to visit more than few thousand people to extend invitations to the program.  In the age of digital communication, internet, What’s App, SMS, he believes in the personal touch and makes it a point that he hands over physical invitations, literally by himself.

    Dharam Raj Ranka can be reached on phone Res: 040-55108514 (before 10 am) and after 2 pm

    till evening at Gow Shala Tel: 55608773 or through Praveen Jain, Mobile: 9391019501.