The Holy Cow

In Hinduism, the cow is considered to be sacred, is said to abode 33 crore Gods. The Cow symbolizes Mother Earth, the ever-giving, undemanding provider. Traditionally, the cow is honoured, garlanded and given special feedings at festivals all over India. Her nature is epitomized in Kamadhenu, the divine, wish-fulfilling cow. By her docile, tolerant nature, the cow exemplifies the cardinal virtue of ahimsa (noninjury).

The cow is generous, taking nothing but water, grass and grain but giving of its milk and cream, yogurt and cheese, butter and ice cream, ghee and buttermilk. It gives entirely of itself through dung, urine, meat, bones, and skin, some of which are used in medicines
such as Panchagavya. Cows are the mothers of the universe. The human infant is fed breast milk by its mother for less than three years. After weaning, the cow acts as the surrogate mother providing milk for the rest of the human life. Also Cows contribute greatly
to the environment, especially in farming.

Significance of Go Pooja

Worship Goddess Kamadhenu on Fridays and Goddess Lakshmi will bless you with Abundance. In India, cows have been treated as sacred and as a personification of Goddess Kamadhenu. Vedas say that Goddess Kamadhenu is a cosmos where all the Gods, Goddess, Devas including the Trinity (Shiva, Vishnu, Brahma along with their Consorts) reside. It is also stated in the myths that offering prayers to Goddess Kamadhenu is equivalent to worshipping our ancestors and hence it is considered to be auspicious to feed the cows on a New Moon Day. The cow is worshipped every day and has a very major significance in family rituals. The cow is called as Kamadhenu, the wish-fulfilling sacred cow.