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Sapna Chaudhary’s dance, 5,100-kg cake to mark cow’s birthday celebrations in Jhajjar

A cow shelter in Haryana’s Jhajjar is throwing the mother of all birthday parties on Saturday for a bovine accorded divine status

punjab Updated: Feb 09, 2018 20:38 IST
Hardik Anand
The centre of attraction is Kishori, who turns three this weekend.
The centre of attraction is Kishori, who turns three this weekend.(HT File Photo)

There are cows and there are special cows. And a cow shelter in Haryana’s Jhajjar is throwing the mother of all birthday parties on Saturday for a bovine accorded divine status.

The centre of attraction is Kishori, who turns three this weekend. The bovine is considered to be an incarnation of Kamdhenu – the Hindu cow-goddess who has the power to give anything sought by believers.

The shelter -- Gokul Dham Ratiram gaushala -- will prepare a 5,100 kg cake and Haryanvi dancer Sapna Chaudhary and folk singer Amit Dhull have been invited to perform shows during the celebrations.

BJP-ruled Haryana is among a few states which has a cow protection department and according to reports the state government is also planning to appoint a senior IPS officer to look after the welfare of cows, considered sacred by many Hindus and often referred to as the ‘gau mata’.

The gaushala, which houses over 1,000 bovines, maintains Kishori is no ordinary cow.

“Her mother came to us blind. But she miraculously cured her blindness. When Kishori was born, everyone here felt she was special and got positive vibes around her,” Sunil Nimana, the chairman of the gaushala.

“Her features are most beautiful due to which she has won several beauty contests. She acknowledges our prayers and gives us blessings with her gestures,” Nimana added.

Nimana said people from across north India visit their gaushala to offer prayers to Kishori and she fulfills all their desires.

“She is invited for religious functions as she gives gaumutra every five minutes which is used for sprinkling during yagnas and kathas,” Nimana added.

The gaushala said it was for the first time that they were going to celebrate the birthday of the cow at this scale.

A yagna will be performed in the morning following which the massive cake prepared with mustard and semolina will be “cut by Kishori”. The cake will then be distributed among all the gaushalas of the district as prasad.