Desi Cow A2 Milk in Delhi NCR

What you need to know about your milk

Na Guror Adhikam!

In all the ayurvedic texts, milk has been extolled for its virtues. However, many modern researches on milk and dairy products (conducted mostly in western countries) have found it to be associated with many diseases, including but not limited to diabetes, heart disease and mental disorders like autism. This is because their research is based on the milk from breeds like Jersey, Friesian, Ayrshire and Holstein. The milk of the ‘desi’ or Indian (and African) breeds of cow is substantially different from the milk its European and American counterparts. The biggest difference is in the composition of the milk protein casein itself. The milk from the indigenous cows is known as A2 milk based on the type of protein it contains, whereas the one from other types of cows is classified as A1 milk. Desi cow milk is much easier to digest and has a host of health benefits. Some…

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Kurukshetra: A Short Visitor’s Guide

Stephen Knapp

by Stephen Knapp

Kuruksetra is a spiritually important and peaceful town which no pilgrim should miss. It is 118 kilometers north of Delhi, or about a four hour train ride or three hour auto ride away. It is most noted for being the place where Lord Krishna sang the Bhagavad-gita, which means the “song of God,” to his friend Arjuna. Therefore, this town is considered the cradle of Vedic culture, part of the battlefield of the Mahabharata war, and the birth place of the Bhagavad-gita. The Bhagavad-gita is a classic text of India and Vedic thought. Every December there is the festival of Gita Jayanti, which is the celebration of Krishna relating the Bhagavad-gita when thousands of pilgrims visit Kurukshetra. The name of the town is believed to have come from King Kuru, the son of Samvarana and Tapati, and the ancestor of the Kauravas and the Pandavas.

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