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Looking forward to celebrating valentine’s day on 14th February 2023? Because of the advancement of [western] culture, Vedic traditions are on the verge of extinction,” the appeal states. “the dazzle of western civilization has almost forgotten our physical culture and heritage.”

As we all know, the cow is the foundation of Indian culture and rural economy, it sustains our lives, and it symbolizes cattle wealth and biodiversity. It is known as ‘Kamdhenu’ and ‘Gaumata’ because of its nourishing nature as a mother, the giver of all riches to humanity,” according to the appeal.

Moreover, you will be surprised to know that cows are revered as sacred in Hinduism and are sometimes associated with motherhood. The slaughter of cattle is prohibited in the majority of Indian states, including Delhi. Cattle are “the backbone of Indian culture,” according to the animal welfare department, and hugging a cow on February 14 will bring “emotional richness” and “increase our individual and collective happiness.”

According to the pew research center, Hindus account for nearly 80% of India’s population. Muslims account for approximately 14 percent of the population, with Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, and Jains accounting for the majority of the remaining 6 percent.

basically in India, Hindus believe that everything was created by the creator and that the creator exists in everyone; all in one and one in all. As a result, we commonly see Hindu gods shaped like or accompanied by animals.

In our Sanatana Vedic culture, the cow is revered because it provides us with milk, health, prosperity, and food. As a result, a cow is regarded as a mother in Hindu tradition. It is worshipped on a variety of occasions, most notably on Vasubaras, the first day of Diwali.

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The cow is the ideal animal in Brahma’s creation, according to the Vedas. The cow is the highest and most revered animal and is thought to be a god’s abode.

“All cow lovers may observe February 14 as Cow Hug Day, remembering the importance of mother cow and making life happy and full of positive energy,” according to the notice.

Many devout Hindus believe that the cow is a sacred animal to be worshipped in Vedic Aryan tradition because it represents Mother Earth to them. According to the Animal Welfare Board, the cow’s “nourishing nature” is the “giver of all providing riches to humanity.

Other Countries’ Cow Cuddling:

Cow cuddling is a common practise in several foreign countries, including the United States, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom, according to the NGO.

The cow-cuddling method is said to include touching the cow-mother, hugging her, sitting with support, caressing her body, and breathing with her.

Cow Hugging Therapy Advantages:

This medical practise cures not only respiratory diseases, blood pressure, spinal pain, heart problems, depression, and tuberculosis, but also, according to psychologists, sadness, anxiety, and all kinds of tensions, the mind becomes healthier, and there is an increase in human confidence,” it said in a release.

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Other therapeutic benefits claimed by the NGO include: hugging a cow may help normalise breathing and thus reduce stress. Furthermore, because the cow’s heart rate is low and the body temperature is high, a person receiving the therapy feels calm and serene.

The Holy Cow Story

The cow has attained a sacred status in Hinduism. It was sacrificed to the gods like other animals, and its meat was eaten. From the 4th century BCE, the cow was gradually incorporated into religious rituals and became sacred and an object of veneration. It represents Mother Earth because it is a source of goodness and its milk feeds all living things. Krishna, a central Hindu deity, is frequently depicted in stories about his life as a cowherd and as the child who protects cows.

Today, Hindus, who account for roughly 80% of the Indian population, rarely consume meat. Beef consumption is prohibited for religious reasons. Some Indian states have even incorporated this principle into their legal framework by enacting legislation prohibiting the slaughter and consumption of cows (but without going so far as to prosecute beef eaters).

These laws are condemned by secularists and adherents of other religions. They are viewed as an assault on fundamental human rights and a form of discrimination against other religious communities (particularly Muslims and Christians) that allow the consumption of beef.

To summarise, because cows help us in many ways, why not celebrate Valentine’s Day 2023 by hugging cows and spreading love and care.

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