Monday, November 3, 2008
My Neighbourhood Cow
This a cow that frequents my neighbourhood often. According to Hindu mythology, Cow is a sacred animal and is worshiped. Hindus refrain from eating cow meat. Since Hindu branch of medicine, the Ayurveda dictates that all that a cow produces, from its milk to its dung, has medicinal value, Cows are a revered specie. Women generally make an extra Roti (bread)to offer to the cow. And a portion of the food prepared during a puja (holy ritual) is also fed to the cow.
You can read more about cow protection and the reasons behind it here.