INGREDIENTS: DESI COW DUNG, GOMUTRA
COWS: GIR, KANGREJ, HALLIKAR
METHOD: HAND MADE, SUN DRIED
SIZE: 4 INCH DIA, 1/2 INCH THICKNESS
SHELF LIFE: DOESN'T EXPIRE
At Vrindavan Farms we make better use of cow dung. One of the by-products we make from cow dung is dried cow dung cake (patty). Dried cow dung cake is deep-rooted in Indian tradition. Farmers in villages use these dried cow dung cake as a fuel to cook food. They are also used for havan (Homam or sacrifice) as it has many auspicious qualities.
We make cow dung cake naturally by hand. Fresh desi cow dung and Gomutra are thoroughly mixed and small cow dung cakes are made. These are dried under the sun for 4 to 5 days to make it usable for cooking, havan or Agnihotra.
Cow dung cakes are very useful for fire sacrifices (yajnas) and in various ceremonial activities. They create a pure and holy atmosphere when burnt. The smoke of gobar clears the air of germs. When we offer ghee in the fire as part of ritualistic sacrifices, it strengthens the ozone layer and shields the earth from harmful radiations from Sun. Traditional wisdom in cooking says that in burning these cow dung cakes, the temperature never rises beyond a certain point, ensuring the nutrients in the food are not destroyed by overheating.
Our cow dung cakes are made from pure desi cows. Desi cow dung has special properties and quite useful for fire sacrifices.
The mixture of cow dung and Gomutra are made into small cakes and dried under the sun for 4 to 5 days. The sun-dried cakes always burn well.
Burning cow dung cake at home along with ghee purifies the air, kills airborne germs, dispels evil effects. It keeps the environment clean.
Cow dung cake is most preferred for havan. Scriptures reccommend dried cow dung for fire sacrifices such as Havan, Agnihotra, etc.
While cooking with cow dung cakes the temperature never rises beyond a certain point, ensuring the nutrients in the food are not destroyed by overheating.
Dried cow dung can be broken into small pieces and added to plant as manure. Mix with soil and add water. Nutrients in cow dung will boost plant growth and improve soil health.