Kamdhenu Cow - Red

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Designer Kamdhenu cow with traditional Meenakari work. Kamadhenu cow or Surabhi (meaning ‘the fragrant one’) is the mother of all...Read More
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Designer Kamdhenu cow with traditional Meenakari work.
Kamadhenu cow or Surabhi (meaning ‘the fragrant one’) is the mother of all cows. All the gods are believed to reside in the body of Kamadhenu. Her four legs are the scriptural Vedas; her horns are the triune gods Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva; her eyes are the sun and moon gods, her shoulders the fire-god Agni and the wind-god Vayu and her legs are the Himalayas.

Kamadhenu is often addressed by the proper name Surabhi, which is also used as a synonym for an ordinary cow. The Mahabharata records that Kamadhenu-Surabhi rose from the churning of the cosmic ocean (Samudra manthan) by the gods and demons to acquire Amrita (ambrosia, elixir of life). As such, she is regarded the offspring of the gods and demons, created when they churned the cosmic milk ocean and then gifted to the Saptarishi, the seven great seers. She was ordered by the creator-god Brahma to give milk, and supply it and ghee for ritual fire-sacrifices. Various other scriptural references describe Surabhi as the mother of the Rudras including Nirrti (Kashyapa being the father), the cow Nandini and even the serpent-people nagas.

Dimensions: 4 inches (L) x 4.75 inches (B) x 1.5 inches (base width)
Weight: 250 grams
Material: White metal