Surabhi Vana is a gau-shala (cow shelter) housing the native Indian breed of cows. This charitable institution is registered under the name of Om Prakruthi Dhama and is run and maintained purely with the donations of its well wishers. The sole objective of Surabhivana is to protect the native Indian breed of cows and spread the awareness of the same. We also nurture cows that are injured, stray cows, and the cows/cattle which are rescued from being taken to butcher houses. This 20 acre land allotted by the District collector of Mangalore is situated on top of a hillock approximately 25 kilometres from the Mangalore City.
Sadguru Shri Dev Baba, realising the importance of the Native Indian breed of cows and its role in ones spiritual development, conceived the idea of starting a fully fledged Gaushala. On 22 December 2007 with mammoth efforts he established Surabhivana, on a 20 acre land allotted by the Karnataka Government. Shri Raghaveshvara Bharati Swami of Hossanagar inaugurated this gaushala and donated half a dozen cows to kick start this movement.