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A cow is the mother of the universe. Hindu religion considers a cow to be a deity, a sacred living being, and in many Hindu religious rituals, a cow as well as its milk occupies a place of special importance. The description of the importance of cow is found even in the Vedic period. There is a Sukta of Rishi Shawar in the RigVed: The cow is in various forms. It was named by way of a Yajna. Angiras Rishi has produced it, as well as made all its arrangements on the strength of his deep contemplation. O God Varun! Please make keep cow satisfied. (RigVed 10-169-2).

Bharadwaj, the son of Brihaspati has also written a Sukta in the RigVed about cow with love and respect: O Cow! You make a weak man healthy, and make a face with pallor glowing. Your voice is ushers in good things. Please make our home replete with good things. People discuss your great powers. You have so many calves. You eat grass and drink clean water. Thieves and evil persons cannot control you; in fact, even the weapons of Rudra turn in other directions. (RigVed 6-286-7).

All the deities and sacred places reside in a cow’s body.

In the ancient times, traditionally, Rishis and Munis maintained a lot of cows. It was also a tradition at the birth place of Lord Krishna.

The above Mantra is chanted during the worship of Lord Vishnu, and His idol is bathed with cow milk. It is mentioned in the RigVed, YajurVed abd SamVed that cow milk is like elixir

At the time of the Samudra Manthan, when Lord Vishnu appeared with the pot containing the ‘Amrut’, cow also appeared in the form of Kamdhenu. The day of Ashwin Shuddha Dwadashi is celebrated as the Govatsa Dwadashi with great fanfare in India and some other countries. It is also called ‘Vasu Baras’ in the colloquial language. Before this, the Gopashtami is also celebrated, and on this day, cows are adorned with beautiful colours and worshipped. Lord Krishna and Balaram take the cows for grazing on this day, in a symbolic manner. The Gopashtami is celebrated with particular enthusiasm in Mathura, Vrindavan, and Gokul-Nandgaon.

In India, cows are considered extremely important and sacred. The day of Kartik Shukla Ashtami, i.e., Gopashtami is considered, particularly sacred for worshipping the cows and thinking as well as doing something about their well-being. The development of all the children in the world depends on the cow and its milk. The really unfortunate thing is that in spite of knowing all these things, a total ban on the killing of cows is still not brought into force in India. Is it not true that the generations born and brought up on the strength of canned milk will lose all the human values and qualities? So, on this occasion, we will reiterate that everybody, of whichever caste and creed he may be, should take a solemn oath to protect and develop the national wealth in the form of cows. Every year, Gopashtami spreads us this message.

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 Title : GOPASHTAMI Author : Mr Bhartshinha Thakur

A cow is the mother of the universe. Hindu religion considers a cow to be a deity, a sacred living being, and in many Hindu religious rituals, a cow as well as its milk occupies a place of special importance. The description of the importance of cow is found even in the Vedic period. There is a Sukta of Rishi Shawar in the RigVed: The cow is in various forms. It was named by way of a Yajna. Angiras Rishi has produced it, as well as made all its arrangements on the strength of his deep contemplation. O God Varun! Please make keep cow satisfied. (RigVed 10-169-2).

Bharadwaj, the son of Brihaspati has also written a Sukta in the RigVed about cow with love and respect: O Cow! You make a weak man healthy, and make a face with pallor glowing. Your voice is ushers in good things. Please make our home replete with good things. People discuss your great powers. You have so many calves. You eat grass and drink clean water. Thieves and evil persons cannot control you; in fact, even the weapons of Rudra turn in other directions. (RigVed 6-286-7).

All the deities and sacred places reside in a cow’s body.

In the ancient times, traditionally, Rishis and Munis maintained a lot of cows. It was also a tradition at the birth place of Lord Krishna.

The above Mantra is chanted during the worship of Lord Vishnu, and His idol is bathed with cow milk. It is mentioned in the RigVed, YajurVed abd SamVed that cow milk is like elixir

At the time of the Samudra Manthan, when Lord Vishnu appeared with the pot containing the ‘Amrut’, cow also appeared in the form of Kamdhenu. The day of Ashwin Shuddha Dwadashi is celebrated as the Govatsa Dwadashi with great fanfare in India and some other countries. It is also called ‘Vasu Baras’ in the colloquial language. Before this, the Gopashtami is also celebrated, and on this day, cows are adorned with beautiful colours and worshipped. Lord Krishna and Balaram take the cows for grazing on this day, in a symbolic manner. The Gopashtami is celebrated with particular enthusiasm in Mathura, Vrindavan, and Gokul-Nandgaon.

In India, cows are considered extremely important and sacred. The day of Kartik Shukla Ashtami, i.e., Gopashtami is considered, particularly sacred for worshipping the cows and thinking as well as doing something about their well-being. The development of all the children in the world depends on the cow and its milk. The really unfortunate thing is that in spite of knowing all these things, a total ban on the killing of cows is still not brought into force in India. Is it not true that the generations born and brought up on the strength of canned milk will lose all the human values and qualities? So, on this occasion, we will reiterate that everybody, of whichever caste and creed he may be, should take a solemn oath to protect and develop the national wealth in the form of cows. Every year, Gopashtami spreads us this message.

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