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Mother Cow Boon to our Civilization and Food Security

Uploaded on 05 Nov 2023
Mother Cow Boon to our Civilization and Food Security

Cow is considered the foundation of Indian culture and civilization. Cow is not only a symbol of the culture and civilization of Sanatan India, it is also linked to our identity and faith. Cow is also at the root of the religious activities of Sanatan Bharat. Only after knowing the importance of cow, our sages gave it the status of mother instead of animal and considered it godlike.

Today science has also proved that the Indian cow is actually Kamdhenu. Only the Indian cow has divine qualities which are not found in other foreign cows found in the world. Just as the Constitution of Nepal has declared the cow as the national animal while respecting the faith of the majority Hindu people of the country, on the same lines the cow should be declared the national animal in India too.

Needless to say, cow should be considered an important source of socio-economic and ecological development of India. Shri Krishnayan Gaushala, which plays a leading role in cow protection, is also running an awareness campaign on this issue at the national level and has been active in the field of cow service for a long time.

 

How Cow mother is associated with food security
The cow, undoubtedly, has been one of the central symbols of Indian civilization since the Vedic era. 'Sacred Cow' is a saying which is popular all over the world, and which also makes it clear that the cow is considered sacred and a symbol of purity all over the world. The mythological cow Kamadhenu is glorified for giving abundant milk like nectar. Agriculture, which came into existence about ten thousand years ago, further increased the importance of the cow, not only because of its nutritious milk, but also because of the strength its bulls provided and the ability to maintain the fertility of the soil.

In other words, our food security has rested on the shoulders of oxen for thousands of years. This is such an ingredient of cow which hardly has any match. The contribution of gauvansh is counted only in terms of their milk production. But as energy animals they play an even more important role. Pulling the plough, setting the hoe, sowing, threshing the sugarcane, preparing the muddy field for paddy, threshing the grains, carrying the produce from the field to home, carrying the produce to the market, carrying the sugarcane to the mill etc. related to farming. What is the contribution of cows and bulls in the works?

What is their contribution to the food security of the country! India's food self-sufficiency and food security rest largely on the shoulders of small and marginal farmers. Small and marginal farmers mostly do farming with the help of livestock, while farmers with large land holdings mostly depend on agricultural machinery. Statistics say that agriculture contributes 32 percent to greenhouse gas emissions, i.e. almost one-third.

Cow is the symbol of our Yagya & Hawan culture
Indian culture is the culture of Yagya. Panchamrit and Yagya cannot be imagined without cow urine, cow milk, cow dung, cow manure etc. Cow is the symbol of our Yagya culture. This is the axis of our socio-economic-religious life. The motto of India has been 'India is related to the country; cow is our mother'. In such a country, killing of cows is a great sin. Resolve to protect cow wealth is the current need of the country. Cow service is not a subject but our existence. Without Panchagavya, human cannot be Dwija. God has been descending on earth to protect Mother Cow. Mother cow and mother earth are inseparable.

The way the existence of the cow, which we consider our mother and is the backbone of our economic structure in an agricultural country, is in danger today is unfortunate for India and a matter of concern. Without serving mother cow, both life in this world and the next world is incomplete. Cow is a symbol of eternal identity. Let us awaken public consciousness and take a vow of cow service.

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