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In Hinduism Cows are considered as a sacred symbol of life that should be protected and revered. But Cows are not treated as God and Hindus do not worship it. To harm a cow or kill a cow especially for food is considered taboo by most Hindus . Hence in India they even have a “cow holiday” called Gopastami where cows are washed and dressed with flowers.
The reason Hindus see cow as a sacred animal as she gives more to mankind and then it takes from them. Cows produce 5 things (Milk, Cheese, Butter, Urine and Dung)
First three are eaten and used for worship where as other two are considered as health benefit which is generally used in medication in very small dose and but major part is used as fuel to cook food or pave floors.
In ancient India cattle and oxen were sacrificed to Gods and meat was eaten this tradition is still carried in Nepal and some parts of India. But with rise of Buddhism and Jainism in India Hindus too stopped eating meat.
Lately with the rise of Hindu Nationalist party “Save the Cow” vigilante groups have been formed to protect cows although India ranks 4th in the world as beef exporter with export value worth US$ 3.4 billion as per worldtopexport.com
In Hindu vedas there is a antibiotical value for the cow urine. It is used in very small quantities for sprinkling the corners of house and property as a religion practice in very small quantity and used for medical purpose.
Ayurveda, the ancient Indian science of life, says that cow products like dung, milk and urine have healing properties
Cow urine is used for treatment of diabetes, blood pressure, asthma, psoriasis, eczema, heart attack, blockage in arteries, fits, cancer, AIDS, piles, prostrate, arthritis, migraine, thyroid, ulcer, acidity, constipation, gynaecological problems it is also used as bio-enhancer, increase the nitrogen content of the soil, for better rearing of honey bees
Tapash Prabhu – ” I am feeling good to have bath with cow dung and it is first time I am having bath with cow dung and I am feeling nice as it is an auspicious thing, I had never done this before I am doing it for first time in life, its enjoyment come and you too have bath with cow dung”
Dr. Satheji ” I feel very good and body is cooling and by rubbing blood circulation will improve this is what i feel. Other benefits I have yet to notice. After some time will give positive feed back. This is excitement and it is very good”
Sanjay ” Feel very positive with soap you dont get this feeling and everyone should try this”
Ashokji ” Feel very good”
Above video show babies and children being rolled in cow dung as part of a bizarre Indian ritual which their parents believe will help them lead a healthy life and bring them luck.
The unusual tradition takes place in a tiny village called Betul in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Despite their attempts to escape, the youngsters are forced to stay and roll around in the dung, which is covered in flowers.
Parents believe that smearing their kids in cow dung can help them lead a healthy life free from ailments and also the ‘purity’ of the cow dung will bring them good luck.
We have stopped using all kinds of soaps, and they are having wash with cow dung for first time in life.