Cow in Religious Rituals

  1. Cow is accepted as divine.
  2. Day dawns with worship of cow.
  3. Worship and feeding of cow is part of daily rituals.
  4. Cow has precedence in festivals at home.
  5. There are several festivals where cow is prominent.
  6. Many temples have cow sheds at the entrance, enhancing the divine feelings.
  7. Traditionally we have used Panchagavya to cleanse and purify.
  8. God’s Deities are washed with milk, curd and ghee.
  9. For lighting holy lamp we use ghee. We also give offering of ghee to deities.
  10. Preparation of various offerings to the God use ghee and milk.
  11. Butter is used in decorating deities.