Many people across the world believe that Hindus worship cows. Hindus do not worship cows instead they respect cows. Hindus regard all animals and living creatures as sacred like fishes, mammals and more. Hindus honour this gentle animal, who gives more than she takes. The Hindus believe in reincarnation, means Hindu respect all forms of life. Most of the Hindus do not consume meat because they believe in respecting animals. The cow gives milk, and that milk is processed further hence, used as butter, curd, paneer and used in many more items. The cow is a sacred animal in Hindu religion and treating cow as their mother shows how much Hindus respect their culture and beliefs of the elderly people. In India, cows are protected because they are milked, their dung is used for fuel, but they are never killed for food. Cows are allowed in India to wander where they like, and there are punishments for people who kill cows. Hinduism is based on the concept of omnipresence of divine and the presence of soul in all the creatures and killing of animals according to Hinduism would be a sin.
According to a narrative in the Vedas Four ancient texts constituting the oldest layer of Sanskrit literature and the oldest scriptures of Hinduism
(rv 3.31) Indra, a warrior Deity, frees captive cows from the cave, and he allows them to roam freely. By freeing the cows from the darkness of the caves, Indra transforms them into a symbol of light. Within the vivid imagination of vehicles poets, the cows also became connected to the life-giving powers of the cosmic waters. Because of the influence from the doctrine of non-violence (ahimsa) that originated with Jainism and Buddhism formulated the unity of life. Gradually, cows were exempted as a source of food and revered as a special animal. Eventually, they became symbolic of the Mother India.
The cow, to many Hindus, embodies gentleness and non-violence. Hindu Gods are also seen with cows, for example, Lord KrishnaKrishna
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and cows are seen together in many pictures, and many stories are also behind it. In his original form in the spiritual world, Krishna is a cowherd boy in the agricultural community of Global("cow planet") Vrindavan, It is an important Hindu pilgrimage site where Krishna spent his childhood days. Mathura- It is a city in North Indian State, Uttar Pradesh, known for being the birthplace of Krishna
where he keeps unlimited Surabhi cows. For many, Hindus Gods are their idols and they, follow their preaching. Respecting cows in Hinduism comes from their history and following and safeguarding their culture is the most important part of the Hindu religion. Hence, respecting cows is an integral part of the Hindu religion, and they proudly follow it.