Go Mata are primarily worshipped by Hindus because they view them as a gift from the gods. Cows provide us milk, butter, cheese, fuel, a cleaner, and other things without expecting anything in return. For Hindus, these animals provide more assistance to humankind than any other animal.
The Vedas include the earliest recorded mention of the cow’s sacred significance. The cow is linked to riches and a happy earthly existence in the Rig Veda, the earliest of the Vedas. The cows have come and brought us good fortune, according to one poem. May they remain satisfied in our booths! May they give birth to a variety of coloured calves for us, calves that will daily provide milk to the ancient Hindu deity Indra. O cows, you make the thin man sleek; you give beauty to the ugly. Greetings from the homestead, rejoice. We praise your zeal in our meetings. These verses support the idea that approximately 2,000 years before Muhammad, Hindu society had entrenched the significance of the cow.
The cow is linked to the ground itself in the ancient Vedic literature. The cow is praised as “the nourisher,” the “ever-giving and undemanding provider.” Such accounts of the cow’s voluntarily offered wealth are probably attributable to the numerous cow products that both ancient Hindus and contemporary Indians utilised and still use. Dairy products are the foundation of many Indian dishes, and cow dung is an easily accessible fuel source. Like milk, yoghurt is a common ingredient in Indian cooking. Hindu cosmology also regards milk, buttermilk, and clarified butter (ghee) as three of the seven seas that round the universe. Additionally, ghee and milk are necessary for Hindu worship. They are offered to deities as sacrifices, used as part of Hindu penance and in rites of passage, such as Hindu weddings.
|Books name||Go Mahatmya / ଗୋ ମାହାତ୍ମ୍ୟ|
|No Of pages||13|