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Why cows in India are holy?

Note: The animal being discussed is Vedic Indian breed cow, not a Jersey or a western breed cow as they do not have the same benefits in their products at all which is a well established fact today. For all the world citizens, who are interested in India and its cows, this article is a must read.

Cows on the streets and cows on the highways, cows in the bank and cows next to some touristic places… Basically, cows everywhere. This is what most of the tourists associate with India. For them, India is like a land of holy cows! In some way, they are right – cows are obviously a part of Indian landscape. But, most of them apart from criticizing India for that, have no idea why Vedic (Indian breed)cows are actually very important animals.

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Animals have this great ability to find a harmony in their own world.

Religious reasons

Around 6000 years ago,  born in the city of Mathura in central India, Shri Krishna  spent a lot of time of his life with cows. According to the Indian ancient history and Hidnu religion, Shri Krishna was a manifestation of the Supereme God in a human form. He was a son of a cowherd who loved cows very much and many times he is depicted among cows playing his flute. So I think even if holy cows hold no other value for Hindus, just this reason is good enough even for the rest of the world to understand that cows are holy and Hindus have their sentiments attached to this animal and we all should understand and respect their sentiments. Because we are no different and we all have our sentiments attached to our own religious beliefs in different ways to even things which are having no life as well.

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Cow is the animal the heard the mesmerizing music from Krishna – the God who manifested himself on Earth as a cowherd.

But Hindus do not base their love and attachment to cows only on this explanation. According to Vedic texts, cows can provide cow milk (Godugdha) , ghee (Goghruta), urine (Gomutra), dung (Gomaya) and in yajna (celebration) it improves the air’s oxygen level apart from providing excellent manure.

Why Indian cows’ milk is so special?

Let’s start with cow milk. Ayurveda talks very positively about qualities of milk and its advantage on a human body. And out of all types of milk, the Vedic cow’s milk is considered to be the healthiest. Vedic Cow milk has Vitamin B, fat and carbohydrates and can help in regenerating brain cells.

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Milk from Indian cows is full of different minerals and Vitamins

According to the latest reports, science tells you that A2 milk(with the best combination of Omega fats) is the best for body and the Indian breed cows are giving the best quality A2 milk for human consumption. Gir cow breed from India is highly reputed. Other dairy products like yogurt, buttermilk or paneer (cheese) are also very important in every human’s life. And one more thing, a mother can give milk to her child for just a few months or first two years in most of the cases, and then we start to depend on cow’s milk – so should we not respect the animal which is the chance for our children to drink healthy milk?

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Indian cows’ A2 milk is definitely an incredible source of many ingredients which can have a positive impact on many aspects of our health.

Ghee – the source of good cholesterol

Ghee or as it is called “clarified butter” is another gift from cows. I will not talk how the scientists fooled us by claiming that the cholesterol is bad… More on this you can find here. However, the truth is that ghee is the best out of all the oily substances. And I can tell you from my experience that once I started to use only ghee, my health problems became much less frequent and the food that I eat is not as heavy as while using other types of oils or butter. And by the way, ghee is considered to be a good rejuvenator. Apart from this, ghee is also used in many kinds of treatments like nasal inhalation, massage and as a medicine. It helps in coughing and fever.

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Finally, scientists realized that cholesterol is not only bad and ghee is the great example of the good cholesterol which can positively impact human’s health.

Urine as a medicine

Indian cow urine is something that even now is considered by some scientists and doctors as a way to treat many diseases. It has anti-cancer, anti-fungal and anti-cancer properties. It is also a natural source of antioxidants and it contains copper which turns into gold in the human body and it is widely known that gold is very healthy for humans. What a pity that only now people started to take seriously what was known even in the ancient times – Vedic texts many time mentioned the beneficial medicinal properties of cow urine. But as they say – better late than never. So, just to mention a few diseases that cow urine is capable of curing – AIDS, prostate, heart attack, blood pressure, diabetes, migraine, constipation and many more. There are already many documented cases of terminally sick people who are now enjoying a healthy life!

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GVAK Nagpur

Dung as a mosquito repellent

It is not so commonly known that cow dung can actually be a source of renewable energy. Surprised? I bet you are as this is not something that they teach you at schools. Apart from this, cow dung is a great mosquito repellent and has anti-bacterial properties. When used as a part of the walls and the floors in the house, it insulates from hot and cold temperatures. And of course, cow excreta are also a natural fertilizer used by farmers all around the world. And no it does not stink at all once dries.

Is meat the only source of protein?

Why do we not talk about the harmful consequences for the world due to the water wastage in the process of meat production?Red meat is anyway not recommended by diet experts. Further, If the whole world starts to eat meat, we will destroy Earth with our own hands. Why scientists today believe that vegetarian diet is over all healthier and more practical for our planet?

According to the scientists one of the biggest dangers our planet is facing is the pollution being caused due to  animal agriculture. Animal agriculture is the type of agriculture that is done to feed the animals which are later used for their meat. Still, even today many people falsely believe that meat is the only source of protein. These people may want to learn that animal agriculture has horrible side-effects on our planet. According to a report published by the Worldwatch Institute, a staggering 51 percent or more of global greenhouse-gas emissions are caused by animal agriculture.For eg, Of all agricultural land in the U.S., 87 percent is used to raise animals for food.  And here is the question, why make our planet suffer so much by the animal agriculture to produce meat when we have the best quality of protein together with many other nurtrients in vedic cows of India who can be the key role for our planet survival?

Apart from this,  one must also remember that both the leather industry and slaughter industry are hugely polluting industries as well.

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What A2 milk from Indian cows contains

Life expectancy

Opponents of vegetarian diet argue that if you look at the list of life expectancy in different countries, India with its 68,3 years is rather closer to the bottom of the list than to the top. On the other hand, we have Japanese who eat meat and they top the list with its 83,7 years. So, how come vegetarian country is so low? The answer is simple. This is the aftermath of the colonization and invasions, the science of Ayurveda is lost but slowly it is improving and so is the life expectancy rate. And those who follow a healthy lifestyle, live a long life with a good health!

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The fact that non-vegetarian Japan has the longest life expectancy in the world does not mean that this is the only way to live to have a healthy and long life.

Why should the world decide for India?

Many people complain that at least sick and old cows should be killed because the world does not need them. For them, it is ridiculous to spend money on cattle which can be easily sold. On the contrary, in India, there are plenty of animal hospitals who take care of all kinds of animals – sick or old. And those who cry the loudest in America or Europe, spend thousands of dollars on their sweet pets and take them to an animal spa, buy designer clothes so the dog looks “so sweet” and take them for a hair cut to a fancy place. And do not forget about manicure! Isn’t it hypocrisy? It is like” you must like the pets of my choice”.

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Every human has the right to choose his favorite pet but we all are responsible to take care of all animals and cause as less harm as possible to our planet.

To know why Indian breed cows have advantages over the western cows, why there are slaughterhouses in India and why India is a big exporter of buffalo meat( which in the international markets is called beef) ,why sometimes cows in India are found on the streets eating plastic and  to know if Hinduism promotes vegetarianism, I suggest you to see this documentary on cows which will answer all these questions:

About Karolina Goswami

Hello everyone! Welcome to my blog! I hope you enjoy reading the stuff that you will not easily find on the mainstream media. I am a 26 years old girl from Poland who is living, travelling and working in India. I am a seeker and I share my thoughts through this medium with all of you. For more details, check 'about me' section in the top menu bar. To contact me, write to me on indiaindetails@gmail.com or simply write on the comment section below every post.

28 comments

  1. Dear Karolina Goswami G,

    You have raise an excellence topic in your blog , you delighted to me from your this blog.
    Cow is called the mother .
    Cow’s Urine is beneficial for a cancer patients .
    Dung is used in Worships or celebrations that provide a fresh environment after burn Its dry dung.
    Drinking a Cow’s milk gives a strength to our body, build bones strong & sharp our Brain.
    One interesting fact In India Every child write down an essay on cow either in English language or in Hindi language, Even i had also written an essay on cow.(It’s Hilarious)
    It seems that i have wrote an essay on “COW”

    THANKS & REGARDS
    HIMANSHU BISHT

  2. Hello Karolina Sister

    Good to see you taking all the interest and pain in bringing out actual truth about India. I really thank you for the documentary about the cow. Got lot of information. I would also suggest you to highlight on the Agnihotra homa which is performed using only cow based items like ghee, cow dung and rice. This is performed in many parts of World like Germany, Australia, and Some of European countries if I am not wrong. I really love Desi cows. It is the mother for whole of man kind. Please forgive if I have made any wrong points. Once again thank you so much.

    • Karolina Goswami

      Namaste Vikas!

      Please accept my humble thanks for your kind words!
      I appreciate that you shared this information with me 🙂

      Best regards,
      Karolina Goswami

  3. Very informative video
    Hats off for the presentation
    Karolina goswami great job for a very good change in india

    • Karolina Goswami

      My humble thanks for your kind words!
      Hats off to the all the great people who respect all the living beings!
      Best regards,
      Karolina Goswami

  4. Thank u carolina sister

  5. Only Thanks is not enough to appreciate you Sister.

  6. I am Proud of you sister.

  7. You should make a documentary about Tamil peoples and their culture because everything in Tamil culture Is different from northern culture

    • Thank you for your suggestion.
      Slowly, more and more topics will be covered.
      Stay tuned.
      Best regards,
      Karolina Goswami

  8. Hi Karolina
    Please, can you look in to the Jallikattu issue going on in TamilNadu and write about it. I’m from TamilNadu. Though I’m working abroad as a Software engineer, my family back home is a farming family. So, I know that protest is more than just saving the sport (sport itself is a misnomer in this case). It is a battle against multi national organisations which are trying to eradicate indigenous cattle in India. The mainstream media is providing coverage but they are not bringing out the real issue. Aprreciate if you could do something on this issue.

    There are some people who are fully informed on this issue. One of them is Mr. Kathikeya Senapathy of “Senapathy Kangayam Cattle Research Foundation (P) Ltd

    Thanks
    Chitra

  9. You can make video on Indian contribution in world wars..

  10. Holy Cow! Karolina, excellent article and you have written without bias. Excellent summary and the list of patents on the treatment options using Vedic cow’s urine. I wish Indians in all sections realize and relish their heritage and what they have.

  11. Hi karolina,
    Great work. You definetly need many applauses. I have seen a few videos of yours, its truly interesting and proud of you. The way you disseminate the information is so appropriate for simple people to understand.
    For more about ancient Indians. You may try Tamil and Aseevaham.
    Also for a different perspective, you can venture into orissa balu’s research on lost cities and turtle guided sea ways and trade which Indians mastered.
    Please dont take it otherwise, for my suggestion. I thought it will reveal interesting things and especially with your style. I would love to watch.
    Please keep up the good work.
    Thanks,
    Prabhu

    • Namaste Prabhu!

      Thank you for your kind words.
      I really appreciate that you shared your suggestions with me.
      I am just a student of ancient knowledge from India, so slowly I am getting to know more and more and I am exploring India every day 🙂

      Best regards,
      Karolina Goswami

  12. Hi,

    May GOD help you in your incredible pursuit.

    Yours sincerely,
    VB94

  13. Hi , Thank you for making such a beautiful article , I consider cows as my mother and infact they are everything to me. Being in Ireland far away from them , it feels pretty void . Really your blog is inspiring . Keep up your good work . I would like to help if you need anything related to cows
    Regards
    Mandar

    • Many thanks from the bottom of my heart!

      I appreciate that your shared with all of us your big love for cows.

      Wish you all the best 🙂

      Regards,
      Karolina Goswami

  14. Hi karolina this is really a great documentary about our indian cows. I feel very happy to know many things of our ancient history . Hearty thanks to u may god be with u. Wish u all sucess.

    • Thank you for your kind words and your best wishes!

      God bless the great people of India!

      Best regards,
      Karolina Goswami

  15. Siddharth Shanker Tripathi

    Proud of you.

  16. Hi karolina, it was great article and full of information,i want to add some more information why cow is considered as mother ,human being is the very recent creature among all creatures on earth ,in hinduism it is belived that every human being is the composition of two things (body+soul) eastern world was totly unware about soul so they was only curious to know this body came from where and darwin given theory of evolution and said that monkey is our ancestor but indian vedic sages and yogis was not bothered about body but was trying to know this soul came from where and after lot of meditation and sadhans when they found the art of entering in to their past life and after seeing lots of their past lifes they realised that soul is coming from cow
    it means every cow that is alive today after death his soul will get costume of human body,thats why cow is considered as mother in hinduism

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