Kamadhenu also known as Surabhi, is a divine bovine-goddess described in Hinduism as the mother of all cows.
She is a miraculous cow of plenty who provides her owner whatever he desires and is often portrayed as the mother of other cattle.
In Hindu mythology, Kamdhenu is a divine cow that lives in heaven, emerged from ocean of milk at the time of samudra manthan.
Every part of Kamdhenu’s body has a religious significance. Its four legs symbolize the four Vedas, and its teats the four purusharthas. Its horns symbolizes the Gods, its face symbolize the Sun and the Moon, its shoulders Agni and its legs the Himalayas.
According to Hindu scriptures, Kamadhenu can fulfil all your wishes.
Therefore, Vastu Shastra envisages keeping a Kamadhenu idol at home to bring wealth and happiness.
Kamadhenu is often seen along with its calf. In Hindu scriptures, it is generally depicted as having the body of a cow and a female head with several Gods within her physical structure.
Significance of Kamadhenu
All parts of Kamadhenu have their significance.
Kamadhenu different parts
1. The four legs symbolise the four Vedas while also representing the Himalayas.
2. Her horns signify the Holy Trinity, with Lord Brahma at the tip, Lord Vishnu at the center, and Lord Shiva at the base.
3. The Sun and the Moon reside in her eyes.
4. Agni, the Fire God, and Vayu, the Wind God, are shown on her shoulders.
5. All other significant deities reside in Kamadhenu’s physical structure.
Kamadhenu has another name, Surabhi, meaning fragrance. Hindus worship her and seek her blessings to attain prosperity and success in life. Hindus also look up to the divine cow as a symbol of fertility and purity. That’s why Kamadhenu is often depicted along with her calf.
Cow and calf Vastu statue
1. People who find their life slow or dull should place the idol in the Pooja room on a Friday.
2. Businesspersons who have more expenses compared to income can rectify the financial position by placing the statue in the south-west corner of the room every Monday.
3. Other people with a similar state of financial affairs (expenses > income) should try placing the Kamadhenu idol in the north corner of the room on Mondays.
4. Kamadhenu is considered as an all-purpose remedy if there is no peace or harmony in your home.
• Worshipping Kamadhenu with its calf, Nandhini, is auspicious. The person receives the blessings of the three prime goddesses, Lakshmi, Saraswathi, and Durga.
• Kamadhenu can fulfil all desires and bring peace and prosperity to your home.
• Kamadhenu can give professional, materialistic, and spiritual success by eliminating every problem from your life.