Cow Donation to Temples

About Cow Donation to Temples

The cow is considered as the abode of all the Gods and hence the most sacred among all the animals in the Hindu religion. Cow donation is presumed to be a noble act in Hinduism and is part of several religious rituals. However, cow donation to temples is not part of any ritual, but a noble practice followed by Hindus, mostly done as an offering for achieving any worthy gains.  There are some specified temples known for receiving cow donation as an offering. Cow donation is superior to all other offerings in temples. It is believed that cow donation to temples makes a person pure and leads to the eternal bliss.

Benefits of Cow Donation to Temples

The Hindu religion considers cow donation or Godhana very auspicious and predicts several returns to the person who performs cow donation. In general, cow donation is made to Brahmins, temples, religious organizations like Mutts and other organizations. Most of the cow donation performed with the intention of getting specific returns are made to the temples, Brahmins or the Mutts. But those cow donations performed with the intention of conservation or other social cause, are done to other organizations and NGOs engaged in cow breeding. According to the Hindu beliefs several benefits are associated with cow donation to temples. Some of the benefits of cow donation include getting rid of sins committed, freedom from debts, seeking forgiveness, acquiring purity of the mind and soul, attainment of Moksha or the eternal bliss. The one who performs cow donation donates cows to temple is believed to be saluted by the divine powers like the Surya, Chandra, Varuna, Agni, Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva.

Auspicious days for Cow Donation to Temples

The cow donation is considered as a benevolent work and some days of the year are believed to be highly auspicious for making the offer. Some of the auspicious days of the year for cow donation include : 

  • Phalguna Shukla Paksha Ekadashi
  • Vijaya Ekadashi
  • Paapmochani Ekadashi
  • Chaitra Shukla Paksha Ekadashi
  • Vaishakha Krishna Paksha Ekadashi
  • Bhadrapad Krishna Paksha Chaturthi
  • Margashira  Shukla paksha  Ekadashi
  • Kartika Krishna Paksha Dwadashi

However, cow donation performed on any day by anybody is a great spiritual act according to the Hindu Culture.

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