Question - Why is the cow sacred in the Hindu religion ???

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  1. Punit Garg

    Punit Garg New Member

    Why is the cow sacred in the Hindu religion ???
  2. Senthil

    Senthil Active Member Staff Member


    All life is sacred in the Hindu religion. Because of the nature of the cow, in its usefulness, (transportation, milk, etc.) and character (gentleness) it has become a symbol for all life that is sacred.
  3. garry420

    garry420 Well-Known Member

    I agree with Senthil that Hindus honor all living creatures.

    Actually Hinduism is a thought process with full freedom and cow is very important part of nature’s balance, where in cow is revered to as a source of food & which is symbol of life hence it may never be killed
    Cow’s basic nature is very gentle which is part of basic teaching of Hinduism which includes peace, non-violence (ahimsa) and simultaneously cow also represents ghee and which gives strength.
    Cow has been very important part of Hindu life even if we look at Lord Krishna’s life, cow remains very important part of his life likewise for Hindus cow remain important part of not only their daily life that starts with cow’s milk but also in many occasions and festivals cow dung, cow urine is needed.
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  4. Sonpari

    Sonpari New Member

    Cows are important for eco-balance. Krishna is known as Gopal. 'Go' means prithvi. 'pal' means protector. Krishna respects cow because of that. Also kamdhenu is supposed to be the one that gives all divine blessings. In sanskrit cow is called dhenu not 'gay' or 'go'.
    Transportation is not correct. For that,bulls may be used never cow which is highly respected.
  5. Speechless world

    Speechless world New Member

    Economy of Cow as ‪‎Kamdhenu‬
    Cow dung & urine can be used to make everything from cancer medicines to idol of gods apart from cow's dairy usages.
    Gopalgosadan emphasizes on cow as not just venerable but useful to sustain an ‪Alternative Economy‬. They manufacture tiles,mosquito coils,gonoyl,organic manure & cow dung cakes for environment friendly cremation. They even planning to have a pension schemes for cows so that the owner doesn't have to sell them.
    Gaumutra is used in preparing medicines for various ailments like BP,cholesterol,diabetes ,cancer etc. Cow is the only animal whose dung & urine are venerable.

    " ‪‎Cow Urine Patents‬ ** :-
    -Gow Vigyan Anusadhan Kendra,Nagpur has 6 patents
    -US patent no. 6410059 for antibiotic,antifungal,bioenhancer effect of gowmutra
    -US patent no. 6896907 for antiallergic,antiinfective,nutrient & anticancer
    -US patent no.7718360 for antioxidant,apoptosis
    -US patent no. 7235262 for cow urine distillate as a bioenhancer for antiinfective,anticancer agents & nutrients
    -China patent no. 100475221 for protecting & for repairing DNA from oxidative damages.
    -US patent no. 7297659 for synergistic fermented plant growth promoting,biocontrol composition"
  6. rahul malik

    rahul malik New Member

    Hindus regard all living creatures as sacred – mammals, fishes, birds and more.
    To the Hindu, the cow symbolizes all other creatures. The cow is a symbol of the Earth, the nourisher, the ever-giving, undemanding provider. The cow represents life and the sustenance of life.
  7. Saraswati

    Saraswati New Member

    They were suppose to but Hinduism has changed so much these days, and Hinduism is a western term, this was not the name of the practices of the Indus Valley Civilization.
  8. Saraswati

    Saraswati New Member

    Even Zorastrians considered Cows to hold the soul of the plant Earth. All animals should be considered holy, because they all contain the essence of God Self.

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