Goloka's Calf

Vrindaranya Dasi - November 4, 2006 9:43 pm

Last night at 11:45 p.m., Goloka had her calf. It is a tiny bull calf and Guru Maharaja named him Damodara, in honor of his appearing on the last night of Karttika, the month of Damodara. It was a long labor (almost six hours) and he came out still in his amnionic sac, which we had to break open so that he wouldn't suffocate. He weighed in at only 18.5 lbs. Goloka is a great mother and adores her new baby. We're hoping that when he's bigger we can train him to pull a cart for the Deities.




Vrindaranya Dasi - November 4, 2006 9:56 pm

Here are photos of Damodar emerging from the birth canal, lying still in the amnionic sac, experiencing his first minutes after birth, taking his first steps, and drinking milk.








Gauravani Dasa - November 4, 2006 10:42 pm

Great news! Jaya Damodara! Jaya Loki! ;)

Jason - November 4, 2006 11:32 pm

Wonderful news! ;)

Gaurangi-priya Devi - November 5, 2006 2:26 am

Yea!!! Congratulations to Goloka. Thanks for posting the pics. I've always wanted to see a cow's birth. The picture of Damodara taking his first milky is one of the most beautiful photos I have ever seen. Jai Damodara! What a perfect name.

Vamsidhari Dasa - November 5, 2006 4:50 am

Jaya Jaya Damodara!

It just so amazing how these births are timed. :Idea: I love him and thank you for posting all the in vivo pictures. Never saw a sac before :LMAO: but i am glad I have now.

Can't wait to pet him and hope that Goloka will let me.

Soooooooooooooooo many babies ;)

Bhrigu - November 5, 2006 5:06 am

Great news! Congrats to the mother and all of you! ;)

Shyam Gopal Das - November 7, 2006 6:15 pm

I just saw this! very happy news!!

Vrindaranya Dasi - November 9, 2006 1:51 pm

Here's some more pics of the little guy and some of the new addition to the bull barn. Guru Maharaja has a comprehensive housing plan for the expanding herd and Citta Hari and Guru-nistha are hard at work manifesting it. From next year on, we're only going to have one new calf a year.








Tadiya Dasi - November 9, 2006 5:41 pm

Beautiful photos! ;)


Damodara is gorgeous (or should I say "handsome" :Idea:) I wish I could come and give him a hug right now...

Bhrigu - November 9, 2006 6:37 pm

Beautiful indeed! That picture of Guru Maharaja hugging Damodara is out of this world.


I read in the eleventh canto recently about how one can worship the Lord in cows by feeding them grass and other foods, but I'm sure hugging would count as well! ;)