Indian scriptures tell us that the cow is a gift of the gods to the human race. It is a celestial being born of the churning of the cosmic ocean. “Guia”the cow is called in Hindi, is symbolic of Earth itself . It follows that the cow represents the Divine Mother that sustains all human beings and brings them up as her very own offspring. Much as a mother shows the highest mark of affection for her young, the passion of the cow for her calf is just as legendary and often referred to in Indian literature. In fact, the cow is even more than a mother in the sense that it fulfills all the needs of her children as well.
It is in this conception that the cow is understood as Kamadhenu, the wish filling mythical cow, abode of the 330 million Indian gods and goddesses.But in Indian mythology and legend, it is with the cult of Krishna that the cow is closely connected. Among other deeds, Krishna is said to have lifted mount Govardhan to protect his group of cows, cowboys and milkmaids. In popular imagination it is Lord Krishna who symbolized the relationship man should have for the cow. Hence to take care of this innocent and self-sacrificing animal is a matter of virtue for all of us who identify the act as dharma or moral duty.
Prernamurti Shriji started an campaign to look after mother cow in the encroaching summer sun, various wandering cows should atleast get ralief from thirst, hence Shriji herself had a visit to various places where hasps were installed and took inspection. Shriji fed mother cow and also asked nearby people to fill hasps whenever empty as mother cow can relief her thirst. It was a great concept by SHRIJI, it got an overwhelming support from the people. It was hugely supported by masses, The efforts of SHRIJI gives Crystal-clear messege of Serve ! Care !! Joy!!!
The practical efforts of cow protection by Shriji can also be easily experienced by anyone who takes part in cow protection, but the real benefit for human society in terms of cow protection will only be realized when all the slaughter houses of the world are closed. Then we can expect to see peaceful existence and prosperity prevail. The cow as Mother and the need to protect the cow as such is presently a heated debate in modern India where some states favor cow protection and others permit cow slaughter. The trend of modernization in India has indeed eroded many of her cultural values and this has set the stage for a conflict of ideas.