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.
We have now close to 300 cows having breeds from all over india like the Kankrej and Gir from Gujarat, Malenada Gidda from Karnataka, Vechhur from Kerala, Raathi and Tharparkar from Rajasthan, Saahiwal from Punjab and Ongole from Andhra Pradesh. Apart from these, Surabhivana is also home to a rare breed of cows called the Kapila. This breed of cows are small in stature with golden colour skin and eyes. A substance known as Gorochana is found in the horns of the Kapila. Apart from its dung and urine which is magical in the cure of cancer, this Gorochana is a life saving drug. It can be extracted from the horns which this breed of cows shed, once in a few years. We have 45 cows of this divine breed.