Story of Tapovan Cows

Homa Farm: Tapovan
Tehsil: Parola, District: Jalgaon
Maharashtra, India


In Tapovan, we have at the moment 9 cows, 4 bulls, 9 calves and 7 newborns. We also have 2 bullocks working the farmland. These are indigenous Gir breed cows and some mixed breeds. We have been rearing cows for several years and now we have the third generation.

Here we have maintained 24 hour round-the-clock Om Tryambakam Homa for nearly 10 years and for this, we use pure cow’s ghee. Almost one third of this ghee comes from our own production now. We have observed and documented the ghee production for a 6 months period (from 1 Oct 2009 to 31 Mar 2010).

Extraction ratio of the milk fat in Tapovan is 42.3 grams/liter, while normally in our area, the average ratio is 30 grams/liter of milk. That means that in Homa atmosphere the cows produce over 1/3 more milk fat. Also the Gir breed gives 5 liters of milk per day in the villages, but we receive from the same breed 6 liters of milk in Tapovan.

Our cows are very healthy compared to the cows from the villages, who suffer a lot from ticks, infections on the hoofs in the cold season (similar to foot-and-mouth disease) which we have not have had a single time here. The village farmers’ medical bill for one cow is approximately 1000 rupees per year, while here in Tapovan for 30 animals together we spent only 1000 rupees the whole year. And this is for assistance at delivery or treating a cow that may eat a poisonous insect while eating grass from the fields.

The Tapovan Story – Climate Engineering

Homa Farm: Tapovan
Parola, District: Jalgaon
Maharashtra, India

climate change

In December, 2009 there was an unseasonal storm in the Dhule/ Jalgaon region of North Maharashtra. 35,000 hectares of farmland was damaged. Hundreds of thousands of rupees of crop losses were reported by farmers in the area. In the district of Parola 49 villages were affected. In some places, 2 feet of ice were reported in the fields from the hail storm. The ice remained in some fields for 3 days after the storm.

In Tapovan Homa farm, which is in the centre of the affected area, there was minimal damage to our crops. The only damage – banana leaves were split and one branch of one tree fell down. It was a young drum-stick tree of a height of 12 feet and the tree recovered quickly.

A type of protection is created by the practice of Homa Therapy on the farm.