The Cow

  • The cow seems to be the most important form of wealth.
  • Most wars were fought for cows.
  • The term for war in Rig Veda is Gavishthi or search for cows.
  • Duhitri is a word for daughter, which ligerally means one who milks cows.
  • The term Aghanya, or not to be killed has been used for cow. This indicated cow’s economic importane.
  • Primarily a military leader, the King fought for cows and not for territories.
  • Guests were called Goghana, which indicates that beef was offered to them.
  • The gift made to priests usually consisted of cows and women slaves and never of land.
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