Cow is one of the most venerated animals in Hinduism. Hindus often refer to cows as Gomata, divine mother. Cow Mantra and rituals to worship.

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Cow milk is considered the nearest alternative to human milk for human newborns. Hence offering donations in kind, food or money is always appreciated.

Sage Vasishta advised King Dilipan to worship Kamadenu as he was childless. Lord Murugan, the son of Shiva and Parvati, is a much revered deity of Hindus[ Though the current form of the festival is very violent and can injure cows and humans. On this day cows are decorated beautifully, their horns are sharpened and fed with tasty sugarcanes and succulent grass. Though most people raise cows for milk and other dairy products, even the manure and urine of cows are considered to have medicinal properties and serve as excellent disinfectants.

Gopashtami is fairly restricted to the northern part of our country. One such animal is Kamadenu. Most temples take care of the cows in and around the premises. Because in a way they are our surrogate mothers. We should really be worshiping the entire universe as the Gita teaches us. In the Grihashtashram family lifeMaharshi Veda Vyas extolled to Yudhishthar the virtues of human beings, especially Brahmanas, as they play a pivotal role in performing duties to Devas, Pitras, Co- human beings, Bhuta Pranis, Krumi-Keetas insectsPakshis birds and even Asuras.

Thus the responsibility of looking after cows is squarely on human beings. Krishna held on to the mountain with his little finger for 7 straight days from Kartik shukla paksha pratipada to saptami. The people also tend to take a parikrama around the cows to protect and take care of all cows. It brings good fortune to those who worship it. Vishnu Sahasranamam — Names of Lord Vishnu. Shiva was annoyed with this advice related to food and in fit of rage, banished Nandi to permanently live on earth and help the farmers to produce the extra food crops needed for people to eat every day.


They toiled the land and made them suitable for agriculture.

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Other Vedic scriptures mention of Kamadhenu as Homadhenu meaning an entity from which commodities like clarified butter and milk etc. You must be logged in to post a comment. There are a few things to be done on Gopashtami. This is known as Guadhuli. Gopashtami falls in the month of Karthika. India is a country of villages and before tractors came in all farmers invariably had to depend only on bulls.

This serves as the basis for all the rituals and pujas we perform for cows today. Thai Pongal is celebrated with great fervor across Tamilnadu and other southern states. Right from our childhood we are taught to be gentle and caring to cows.

The king obeyed the sage and he had a child by the blessings of Kamadenu. The aim of Jalli kattu is not to harm bulls but it is more a game of chivalry. One has to tame the raging bulls to win the competition. Cow Mantra is recited in praise of Gomata. Down south there is a festival that is devoted to celebrating the divine mother like creatures.

There is high nutritional value in all dairy products. Sushruta Samhita an important Ayurvedic manuscript written over years ago, mentions in its section 45, Sutra verse noand that cow urine is easily digestible, it the functioning of brain, cures cough and colic problems, eczema, leucoderma and numerous other diseases. Each and every product from a cow is beneficial to man.

On the eight day, Indra realized his mistake, came down and apologized to Krishna. Hindus often refer to cows as the mother of earth because they give a lot for the human race.

Kamadhenuthe ancestor of all cows is regarded as a divine wish fulfilling cow. The last nipple yeilds maximum milk to human beings.


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The Mahabharata is undoubtedly one of the greatest works of the world, unique in many[ Once Kamadenu left the Gods and reached the ashram of sage Vasishta. First and foremost the cows are decorated and offered jaggery, rice, water and grass to please their appetites.

Every year Gopashtami is celebrated across the nation. The second day of Pongal is called as Maatu Pongal, on this day the cows are decorated, fed with best food in return for all the things she gives for farmers. Gopala translates to caretaker of cows.

Infants, children and adults all benefit from the products of cow. Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must be logged in to post a comment. It is often said that if you buy a cow for a poor family they will be highly benefited from it. Not everyone might rear cows in their own homes, such people can donate to go shalas or feed stray cows on the roads.

Ayurveda the greatest sciences of the Hindu society talks in detail about a medicine for plants known as panchagavya, this is used to stimulate growth in plants. Edited and scripted by V. This is a way of expressing gratitude to the noble creatures that serve us throughout the year.

There is also a funny back-story to the origin of Maatu Pongal, lord Shiva sent his bull Gomatba from heaven to the earth to give his message to people that they should have an oil bath every day and eat once a month. It is said in the Vedas that all Gods, Goddess, including the Trinity has their abode in the cow.