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Tuesday, August 11, 2015
सुरभिर्वैष्णवी माता ! सुरलोके महीयसे !! ग्रास मुष्टिर्मया दत्ता ! सुरभे प्रतिगृह्णताम् !!
Surabirvaishnavi Mata ! Suraloke Mahiyase !! Grasa Mushtirmaya Datta ! Surabe Pratigruhnatam !!
सर्वकामदुधे देवि सर्वतीर्थीभिषेचिनि l पावने सुरभि श्रेष्ठे देवि तुभ्यं नमोस्तुते ll
Sarvakaamdudhe devi sarvatithirbhishechini l Pavane surbhi shreshte devi tubhyam namostute ll
Kamadhenu is an all wish satisfying cow of heavens. The beow prayer is addressed by Indra to Kamadhenu. It has been adapted as a prayer to the cow by all Hindus.
Salutations to the mother of the world, Who lives as a seed in all cows,
Salutations to that goddess, Who is a great goddess, And who is the wish yielding cow.
Salutations to the pet of Radha, Salutations to the essence of lotus,
Salutations to the daring of Krishna, Salutations to the mother of all cows.
Salutations to her who gives milk, Riches and intelligence,
Who is the form of wish giving tree, And Who is greater than everything.
Salutations to her who gives good, who takes care of us, and who gives us cows.
Salutations to her who blesses us with Dharma, and who gives us fame and victory.
As soon as she who destroys bad ones, Heard this prayer of the king of devas,
She gave him all boons, And went to the abode of cows.
Gomatha also known as Kamadhenu, Surabhi, Shaval, Aditi in Sanskrit, is a divine bovine-goddess described in Hindu Religion as the mother of all cows. She is a miraculous "cow of plenty" who provides her owner whatever he desires and is often portrayed as the mother of other cattle as well as the eleven Rudras. In iconography, she is generally depicted as a white cow with a female head and breasts or as a white cow containing various deities within her body.
Hindus worship Cow as the most sacred animal and also believe that cow to be not created by Brahma Deva, the creator but whereas appeared from a Yagna Kundam when Devatas did a Yagnam.
The milk of a cow is believed to promote sattvic (purifying) qualities. The ghee (clarified butter) from the milk of a cow is used in ceremonies and in preparing religious food. Cow dung is used as fertilizer, as a fuel and as a disinfectant in homes. Modern science acknowledges that the smoke from cow dung is a powerful disinfectant and an anti-pollutant. Its urine is also used for religious rituals as well as medicinal purposes. The supreme purified material, panchagavya, was a mixture of five products of the cow, namely milk, curd, ghee, urine and dung. The most common word for cow is GHO, cognate with the English COW and Latin BOS, the Sanskrit word for cattle is PASU.
Cows are the foremost of all living things. Themselves sacred, they are the best of cleansers and sanctifiers. People should cherish cows for obtaining prosperity and even peace. Cows are said to represent the highest energy both in this world and the world that is above. There is nothing that is more sacred or sanctifying than cows.
Cow is the most sacred animal and its life itself is totally dedicated to mankind in many ways. According to the Holy Scriptures, thirty three crore (crore is koti that is categories) Devathas reside in the Cow. That is also a reason why Cow is worshiped as the holy deity, Gomatha.
33 Divine Energies
Cow is the form of all the Devathas. Cow is the replica of Mother Earth. Every part of the cow is divine. Worshipping cow bestows all virtues and eradicates all sins.