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Gwala for a Day

Seva Instructions
  1. To participate, please contact Anand Mehta at 09820032362 (M) (from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.)
    animalcare@srmd.org.
  2. In case you do not have transport arrangement, local transport can be arranged by prior intimation. You may contact Anand Mehta at 09820032362 (M) (from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.) or Nainesh Kapadia at 09870090089 (M) (from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.).
  3. You need to make your own stay and food arrangements. If you wish to stay at the Ashram, you will have to confirm your stay with the Ashram allotment team directly by sending an email to ashram.registration@srmd.org
  4. All costs including stay, food, travel and local transportation will be borne by you.

Option 1 : Full Day Seva
  1. Currently, seva days are Fridays and Mondays only, before and after Pujya Gurudevshri's weekend satsang shibirs.
  2. It is preferable to reach Dharampur the previous night before the day of participation, and report at the Shrimad Rajchandra Jivamaitridham at 5:45 a.m. on the day of participation.

Activities at the Shrimad Rajchandra Jivamaitridham

Activities at Shrimad Rajchandra Jivamaitridham
Time From Time To Activity
05:45 a.m. 06:00 a.m.
  • Report at Shrimad Rajchandra Jivamaitridham for seva.
  • Get into the special gwala's dress (optional).
06:00 a.m. 7:00 a.m.
  • Begin your seva by offering flowers to the Lord.
  • Assist in milking.
7:00 a.m. 08:30 a.m.
  • Deliver milk at Dharampur town Derasar, Ashram Derasar, Pujya Gurudevshri's kitchen and the Ashram kitchen.
  • Breakfast.
08:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m.
  • Take cattle for grazing at the fields along with the full-time gwalas. This is a great experience where the actual behavior of the cattle can be understood.
  • Spend time with the calves in Open Wada. It's fun to watch them jump around in the Wada!!
10:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
  • Feed and bathe the animals.
12:30 p.m. 02:30 p.m.
  • Lunch and rest time.
02:30 p.m. 04:30 p.m.
  • Play devotional bhajans for the animals.
  • Assist in gobar picking and cleaning the Jivamaitridham (Optional).
  • Prepare special fodder.
  • Offer fodder and water to animals.
04:30 p.m. 05:30 p.m.
  • Free time with animals.
  • End your fun-filled seva with photographs with the cows in gwala's dress.




Option 2 : Half Day seva
  1. Currently, one option of seva days is Fridays and Sundays from 02:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. before and after Pujya Gurudevshri's weekend satsang shibirs. Pujya Gurudevshri has especially given this option, so that one can save on one working day as they have to reach on Friday afternoon.
  2. The participants will need to report at the Shrimad Rajchandra Jivamaitridham in Dharampur on Friday at 2:15 p.m.

Activities at the Shrimad Rajchandra Jivamaitridham

Activities at Shrimad Rajchandra Jivamaitridham
Time From Time To Activity
02:30 p.m. 03:00 p.m.
  • Report at Shrimad Rajchandra Jivamaitridham for seva.
  • Begin your seva by offering flowers to the Lord.
  • Play devotional bhajans for the animals.
03:00 p.m. 04:15 p.m.
  • Spending time with the calves in the open Wada. It's fun to watch them jump around in the Wada!!
  • Feed and bathe the animals.
04:15 p.m. 05:00 p.m.
  • Preparation of fodder.
  • Offer fodder and water to animals.
05:00 p.m. 05:30 p.m.
  • Assist in milking; one can also take firsthand experience in milking the cows under supervision of the full-time gwalas.
05:30 p.m.
  • Free time with animals.
  • End your fun-filled seva with photographs with the cows in gwala's dress.