HINDU GODS

March 18, 2008

GOMATHA -KAMADHENU


Gomatha: The cow that gives its milk and the bullock that is the partner in growing its food throughout life.
Kamadhenu(Gomatha) is an all wish satisfying cow of heavens.
This prayer (according to the last sloka) is addressed by Indra to Kamadhenu. It has been adapted as a prayer to the cow by all Hindus.]
Gomatha is also called Surabhi,Shaval,Aditi and Kamadhenu.
The cow is our mother for life, supplying us with milk. When we are babies, we drink our mother's milk. When we grow up, Cow becomes our mother for life, supplying us with milk. Out of her motherly love, she gives so much milk that it is not only enough for her calf, but also leaves plenty for us.
GOMATHA STUTI- (Prayer to mother cow)
Namo devyai Maha devyai,
Surabyai cha namo nama.
Gavam Bheeja swaroopaya,
Namasthe Jagad Ambike.
Salutations to the mother of the world,
Who lives as a seed in all cows,
Salutations to that goddess,Who is a great goddess,
And who is the wish yielding cow.
Namo radha priyayai cha
Padmamsaya namo nama,
Nama Krishna priyayai cha
Gavam mathre namo nama.
Salutations to the pet of Radha,
Salutations to the essence of lotus,
Salutations to the daring of Krishna,
Salutations to the mother of all cows.
Kalpa vruksha swaroopayai,
Sarvesham sathatham pare,
Ksheeradayai, dhanadayai,
Budhidayai namo nama.
Salutations to her who gives milk,
Riches and intelligence,
Who is the form of wish giving tree,
And Who is greater than everything.
Shubhayai subhadarayai
gopradhayai namo nama
Yasodhayai kerthidhayai,
Dharmadhayai namo nama.
Salutations to her who gives good,
Who takes care of us,
And who gives us cows.
Salutations to her who blesses us with Dharma,
And Who gives us fame and victory.
Stotra shravana mathrena,
Dushta, hrushta jagatprasu,
Mahendraya varam dhatwa,
Go lokam saa yayaou puna.
As soon as she who destroys bad ones,Heard this prayer of the king of devas,She gave him all boons,And went to the abode of cows.
Translated by P. R. Ramachander

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