Go Sukta (The Cow Hymn)

The article definitely throws light on the Vedhic civilization. Importance of Vedhic knowledge for everyone is further strengtherned through this article. Glory to Vedhas!

The Rig Veda Civilization

The importance of the cow to the Bharadvaja’s in particular and the Angirasas in general is exemplified by the fact that the only 3 verses dedicated to cows are authored by Bharadvaja Barhaspatya (RV 6.028), Vamadeva Gautama (RV 4.058) and Sabara (RV 10.169), all of whom are Angirasas. These hymns are known as the Go or Gauh Suktas (cow = gauh).

RV 6.028 as translated by Griffith is reproduced below:

THE Kine have come and brought good fortune: let them rest in the cow-pen and be happy near us.
Here let them stay prolific, many-coloured, and yield through many morns their milk for Indra.

Indra aids him who offers sacrifice and gifts: he takes not what is his, and gives him more thereto.
Increasing ever more and ever more his wealth, he makes the pious dwell within unbroken bounds.

These are ne’er lost, no robber ever injures them: no evil-minded…

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