In India, the cow is venerated as a symbol of life. In their relationship with Krishna, incarnation of the god Vishnu, cows have a great prominence, that Krishna is a cowboy and always appears surrounded by these animals.
Touring the Amber Fort of Jaipur we observe a series of images of cows next to God Krishna. That is why we ask our guide and journalist Deepak "Paco" DHAWAN: Why are cows sacred in India? Here the answer.
"Very easy, I explain them to you. The God of love called Krishna always played the flute and was surrounded by cows.
This is shown and seen in the representations, miniatures and figures of marble, wood, bronze and others.
5,000 years before we had nothing to play, now there is football, billiards, cricket. But before there was nothing.
The God of love spent time under a tree playing the flute, with sweet music, very beautiful music.
That is why 500 or 1,000 cows approached God Krishna and surrounded him. The cows sat quietly.
When the God of love opened his eyes: my mother! He saw so many cows. After 5 or 7 hours of playing his flute, he wanted to drink something because of fatigue, so the God of love Krishna directly drank cow's milk.
We drink milk from our mother so cow we have to consider her to be Krishna's mother, that's why we can't eat our mother's meat. That is logical, there is a reason. That's why the cow is sacred. "
In their relationship with Krishna, incarnation of the god Vishnu, cows have a great prominence, that Krishna is a cowboy and always appears surrounded by these animals.
In India, the cow is venerated as a symbol of life.
In Hinduism, one of the oldest religions in the world, the Day of the Cow is celebrated during the crescent moon of the month of November (karttika). It is known as the Gopastami festival, during which he bathes and decorates it in the temple, and offerings are given for his life to continue.
Even in religious texts the cow is named as Devi (the goddess) and Aditi (mother of the gods).
Hindus do not eat meat and, in general, families have a dairy cow at home, which they grant the same treatment as other family members.
Considered one of the most spiritual countries in the world, more than 10 active and powerful religions coexist in the country.
Hinduism is practiced by 82% of the Indian population, approximately one billion people. Its followers consider it a "philosophy" or "lifestyle" rather than a religion, since it has no founder, does not have a "church" or centralized authority, does not have dogmas, beliefs or practices contained in a single book. For Hinduism the divine presence manifests itself in all things. Any object, any person, can be divinized.
Priya Dingorkar and Senthur Kumaran - Incredible India Tourism
Guides in Spanish: Prem Chand, Farhan Khan, Deepak "Paco" Dhawan, Rajni Kant Rajput, Jeetu Singh (Guide approved by the tourism department of the Government of India)
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