[Advaita-l] Worshipping of COW
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Wed Nov 1 20:32:41 EDT 2017
Dear Friends, Govatsa Dwadashi is the day, people worships the cows along with their kids for theirhelp in sustaining the human life. It is also known as ‘Nandini Vrat’and is observed on the 12th day of the ‘Krishna Paksha’ of Aswina.Generally It falls one day before ‘Dhanteras’. On Govatsa Dwadashi devoteesworship ‘Nandini’, the divine cow. It is believed that by doing so all theirwishes will be fulfilled. It is celebrated with immense enthusiasm in all partsof the country. In Maharashtra this day is observed as ‘Vasu Baras’. ‘SripadaVallabha Aradhana Utsav’ is held at Pithapuram Datta Mahasamsthan in the stateof Andhra Pradesh while in Gujarat it is celebrated as ‘Vagh Baras’.
OurMaha Swami, Karpatri Maharaj founded theRam Rajya Parishad & prominent agitator in 1966 anti-cow slaughter agitation.
As per our Purana’s & Rig-Veda samhita, Indra sent the Deva-shuni to look for the cows. Indra first sends asupernatural bird Suparna to retrieve the cows, but he proves disloyal. Indrathen deputes Sarama, who agrees to find the cows on the condition that herchildren will be given milk. This deal secures milk not only for her children,but also for mankind. "Though knowing The Truth, a person out of greed inthis earthly life, loses all senses of values, Sarama, who knew The Truth,begged food from Indra on the occasion of redeeming the children i.e cattle’s.Aurobindo say’s that, "Saramais some power of Light i.e. the Dawn". She "must be a forerunner ofthe dawn of Truth in the human mind". Max Müller relates Sarama to theUshas, the Dawn. The tale of kidnapping of the cows and their recovery, heexplains, is the disappearance of the bright cows or rays of the Sun. Sarama,the Dawn, finds them and is followed by Indra.
Dr. M.Kameswara RaoSenior Scientist, P&T Division,Defence Research & Development Establishment, Ministry of Defence, Govt of IndiaJhansi Road, Gwalior-474002,IndiaPh 91-(0)751-2390368(0) Imp Note:The information contained in this electronic message and any attachments to this message are intended for the exclusive use of the addressee(s) and may contain proprietary, confidential or privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient, you should not disseminate, distribute or copy this e-mail. Please notify the sender immediately and destroy all copies of this message and any attachments if any.
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