Origination Of Holy Indian Cow

The Holiness of the Indian Cow, in Hinduism, is represented by the conviction that the cow is illustrative of divineness, helpfulness and hence ought to be secured and worshipped. The Indian cow also known as “Vedlakshna”(The cow which is illustrated in all Vedas) has played an important part in mythology by relating to different gods, eminently Shiva (whose steed is Nandi, a bull), Indra (closely connected with Kamadhenu, the wish-giving cow), Krishna (a cowherd in his childhood), and goddesses as a rule (on account of the maternal characteristics).

According to Hindu mythology, when Daityaraj Bali had empowered all three worlds and Devaraj Indra had to suffer due to the curse of Rishi Duravasa. To avoid this situation, when all the gods arrived at Lord Vishnu, he suggested a treaty with monsters and do churning of the cosmic ocean which was known as “Samudra Manthan”. It was done by “Aaadi Shakti” for God Vishnu Kashyap avatar and conduct the world. Devs and Monsters churned the sea together and 14 Gems came out from the process. The second gemstone that came out during the mythical Samudra Manthan was Kamadhenu cow. This cow contained divine powers. Therefore, the cow was given to rishis in view of the “Lok kalayan”. King Sahastrabahu was slaughtered by Jamadagni Sage to snatch the Kamdhenu cow. When Kamdhenu worshipped Brahma on the Himalayas for 10,000 years, he gifted ‘Golok’ (a world that belongs to Cows) (Go is Cow, lok means world) to her.

Kamdhenu is known as the mother of all living things and holy cow of plenty. She has a daughter named Nandini the magical cow. She is worshipped and loved by millions of people in India, especially Hindus as well as other people worldwide. She is the ultimate motherly figure depicted with a beautiful woman’s face on a cow body. As the mother supreme, she confers abundance and goodness upon everyone who adores her.