Westerners see India's reverence for the cow as superstition, but for those
who appreciate her gifts, the sacred cow is worthy of her name.
Holy cow! We have all heard that expletive enough times, but what on earth is holy about the cow? I remember some years ago my mother was much maligning India for the "primitive and superstitious" practice of cow worship. To a city boy whose only contact with cows was the Sunday dinner, her criticism seemed quite sensible.
In Vedic religion there is in fact