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Kamadhenu (कामधेनु, Kāmadhenu in Sanskrit), also referred to as Surabhi (सुरभि, Surabhī in Sanskrit) is the mother of all cows, according to ancient Hindu scriptures. She is the cow of plenty who provides the owner with whatever he seeks. Stories of ancient Indian mythology depict Kamadhenu as the mother of all cattle as well as of the eleven Rudras, followers of Shiva fathered by Brahma.

** The cow is considered to be the most sacred symbol, calling her Gau-mata, Hindus worship cows as a divine wish-fulfilling deity.

** Kamadhenu is known to exist in five different forms: Nanda, Sunanda, Surabhi, Sumana, and Susheela.

** Other names are Sabala and Matrika. Kamadhenu is regarded as the divine mother of all cows.

** Like her daughter Nandini, Kamadhenu could grant a wish to any true seeker.

What a Kamdhenu Cow looks like

** Usually, the Kamdhenu Cow is portrayed as the body of a cow with a human female head and breasts.

** Sometimes, it is also shown as a white cow with images of several Gods and Goddesses within its body.

** Another presentation of a Kamdhenu Cow is that of a Zebu cow in white color.

 ** This version shows the crowned head of a woman, with a peacock’s tail and eagle wings.

Kasyapa Worshipping Kamdhenu | Traditional Colors With 24K Gold

The symbolism of Kamdhenu Cow

** Hindus regard the Kamdhenu Cow as the source of prosperity.

** Sometimes, it is also referred to as Mother Earth, who herself is described as an enduring cow.

** The cow represents fertility, purity, selflessness, sacrifice, and an ability to sustain life as well.

** The four legs of the cow symbolize the four Vedas and are considered to be extremely enduring and strong like mountains.

** Its horns symbolize Brahma, Vishnu, and Mahesh, and the Gods Moon and Sun reside in its eyes.

** The Gods of Fire and Wind stay on their shoulders.

** This is how the Kamdhenu Cow is believed to contain all the deities of Hinduism in itself.

** Sometimes, it is also recognized as an embodiment of the Five Elements.

How to worship Kamdhenu Cow

According to Vedas, Kamdhenu Cow is considered a cosmos in which all Gods and Goddesses of Hinduism reside.

** The most appropriate way to worship Kamdhenu Cow is to perform a Homa for her along with Goddess Lakshmi, the Goddess of wealth on a Friday.

** Friday is the day of Goddess Lakshmi, and this day is also ruled by Venus, the overlord of whom is Goddess Lakshmi.

** Worshiping this Goddess on a Friday helps in gaining blessings from Venus as well, which is known to bless you with all comforts and pleasures of life.

** Worshipping Kamdhenu Cow is also considered to be equal to worshiping the ancestors. That is why Hindus feed auspicious cows on New Moon Day.

** Almost every Hindu household worships the cow every day and takes out the first roti of the day for the cow.

** There are many gau-shalas in India where people can send these rotis to feed the cows, or they can directly feed this roti to a street cow.

** Because Ishan Kon is a sacred Hindu site reserved for gods, the ideal alternative is to place the Kamdhenu cow statue, which bears all gods, in the northeast direction.

** If this is not possible, the Kamdhenu cow statue might be placed on the north or east side of your home.

** Kamadhenu cow made of silver and metal materials is the most auspicious for success and growth in life. People who think that their life is dull or slow should keep the idol in a puja room.

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Kamadhenu Pooja Procedure – Vidhanam

Kamadhenu Pooja is dedicated to the Holy Cow Kamadhenu, she is the mother of all cows on earth. She is equated with mother earth as she nourishes and feeds all living beings on earth. Here is a simple procedure to perform worship of the cow. Vidhi or Vidhanam is the term used to describe how to perform or procedure.

** The word ‘Kam’ in the name indicates she has the power to fulfill all the wishes of her devotees.

** All gods and goddesses in the Hindu pantheon reside in the body of Kamdhenu.

** The puja or worship should be performed in the afternoon facing north.

** First of all, the Kamdhenu statue is to be bathed in cow milk and honey and then should be cleaned neatly with water.

** It should then be placed on a thick layer of flower petals over a clean wooden or marble pedestal.

** Tilak should be drawn using Kesar and ‘akshat’ (rice grains) is offered on its forehead.

** Then some vastra – cloth (orange or white) should also be offered.

** The lamp should be lit using ghee mixed with Haldi (turmeric).

** Fragrant dhoop should be used.

** Marigolds or agenda flowers should be used.

** Food on the day should be made using Besan.

** Some light jewellery could also be offered as a mark of reverence.

** The cow should be given good food including fresh grass, jaggery, and banana.

Then puja should be started reciting the Kamadhenu Pooja Mantra, which is as follows

‘Om Sarvadevamaye devi lokanam shubandini 

Matru Mama Bhishitam Safalam Kuru Nandini’ 

सर्वदेवमये देवि लोकानां शुभनन्दिनि।

मातृ-ममा-भिषितं सफलं कुरु नन्दिनि॥

 This mantra must be chanted for 108 times, using a Chandan mala.

Special offerings:

** Offer ‘urad dal ki kachori’ (food made using black gram) to a black cow for sin redemption.

** For desire fulfilment, feed fresh green grains and green grass to the cow.

** Offer jaggery to a black cow to get relief from various problems in life.

Benefits of worshiping Kamdhenu Cow

** Worshipping the Kamdhenu Cow is considered to help alleviate any sins done by our ancestors.

** It is also said to be effective in wiping out any ancestral curse. Worship overcomes any losses in business or other financial matters.

** One could easily resolve any debts, and remove any problems created by any rival.

** Worshipping a Vastu Kamdhenu cow and calf statue benefits infertile females trying to conceive.


Vastu Kamdhenu cow tips would be fruitful only when followed meticulously according to ‘vidhanam’. The directions and the specific days have tremendous significance in Vastu Shastra. Following the correct procedure can help the positive energies flow in the right direction, thereby bestowing the home's occupants with success and prosperity.

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