As opposed to the West, where the cow is widely considered as nothing better than walking hamburgers, in India, the cow is believed to be a symbol of the earth - because it gives so much yet asks nothing in return. They are guileless in their behavior and from them flow sacrifices… and milk and curds and butter. It acts as a surrogate mother by providing milk to human beings for the whole life.
The cow is sacred for many reasons. Find out the history and the religious significance of the holy cow.
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