"Cow-bhakti or cow-worship, a subject of twenty-five-thirty years ago, is now coming forward in the form of 'Govijnana'. A science is old with time and its many uses come to light. Some strange observations come up during the actual experiment. Science takes a step forward from it. A good example of this is the use of cows."
In the Vedic tradition, a cow is looked upon as Goddess of wealth. Wealth includes spiritual well-being, physical well being, and economic well being. The Vedic view is that safeguarding and protecting a cow will confer all three types of well-being. But unfortunately, as a modern society, we have failed miserably to understand the equation and derailed from this prescription. In this essay, we examine various perspectives regarding the value and importance of cow protection as our dharma.