Serve Cow, Serve Culture–Prernamurti Bharti Shriji

Prernamurti Bharti Shriji

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Indian scriptures tell us that the cow is a gift of the gods to the human race. It is a celestial being born of the churning of the cosmic ocean. “Guia”the cow is called in Hindi, is symbolic of Earth itself . It follows that the cow represents the Divine Mother that sustains all human beings and brings them up as her very own offspring. Much as a mother shows the highest mark of affection for her young, the passion of the cow for her calf is just as legendary and often referred to in Indian literature. In fact, the cow is even more than a mother in the sense that it fulfills all the needs of her children as well.

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It is in this conception that the cow is understood as Kamadhenu, the wish filling mythical cow, abode of the 330 million Indian gods and goddesses.But in Indian mythology…

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