A spiritual Vedic ceremony called Arati was offered to a form of Krishna called Giriraj and the cows to invoke blessings. During the ceremony, all the cows were resting under a group of Live Oak trees which gave them a lot of shade on a hot Fall day. Almost all of these cows were saved when they were about to be slaughtered. A video by ISCOWP.
Statement on Behalf of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) after the Shootings in Pittsburg
Terrible darkness moved out of the shadows and into our national and global psyche last weekend in Pittsburg. Spurred on by hatred, ignorance, and a growing culture of civic unrest that increasingly divides, alienates, and deprecates those different than ourselves, a gunman attacked the Tree of Life Jewish Congregation killing eleven men and women, and injuring more.