Heart and soul dedicated to Kasargod Dwarf cow

Kasargod calf in Perla

My passion in understanding native Indian cows such as the famed but increasingly rare breed of Kasargod cows led me to Perla, a village in the interiors of Kasargod district, where I had the good privilege of meeting Mr. Nekkaarakaleya Subrahmanyaprasad. Mr. Prasad has been working for the preservation and upliftment of the Kasargod breed for a long time in association with the Gau Bank of Hosanagara Ramachandrapura mutt. The mutt…

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How to build a Cow Shed with Natural Materials

cow shed door made of areca nut

How to build a Cow Shed with Natural Materials Building a small structure is not a difficult task if you are from rural area or if you have some trees, mud and some natural materials around. It is ideal that cows don’t sleep on cement flooring. Chances are very high they will develop issues with their legs. Most of the cows nowadays sleep on rubber mats. Identify the soil and…

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Chandran Vaidyar Kerala’s one of last few remaining Traditional Ayurvedic Vaidyar

Medicine left for curing in mud vessel

When I moved to Kerala I had only a vague idea about Ayurvedic medicine and its ways of treatment. It was Valsan Kolleri, a craftsman by trade, who led me to an ayurvedic shop in the sleepy town of Pattiam. Valsan was looking for an arishtam that would ease digestion as well as cleanse bowel. “Try this triphala. I made it.”, the clarity of that utterance is still clear in…

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