The Cosmic Mother - Devi Sri Kaamdhenu Ambika
The Celestial Sacred Cow - Surabhi - “The Divine cow of wishes or desires"
According to Hindu mythology, Sri Kaamadhenu Ambika was a divine cow who was believed to be the Mother of all cows. Like Her daughter Sri Nandhini, She could grant any wish to the true seekers. Sri Kaamadhenu Ambika provided Sage Vasishta with His needs for the sacrifices. Devi Sri Kaamadhenu Ambika (Kaaama-dhenu, meaning 'wish-cow'), was a miraculous cow of plenty who could give her owner whatever he desired. She stands for prosperity—as does Goddess Mahaa Lakshmi and is especially associated with “wealth,” because She is the producer of the milk and the clarified butter of symbolic nature, the offerings traditionally placed on the sacrificial fire. Sri Kaamadhenu Ambika, the cosmic energy symbolized as the sacred cow which grants all wishes and desires, is an integral part of Hindu mythology. This divine cow, that lives in the Svargalokam (heaven), emerged from the ocean of milk (ksheera saagar) at the time of samudramanthan (the great churning of the ocean by the gods (suras) and demons (asuras)). She was presented to the seven sages by the Gods, and in the course of time, She came into the possession of Sage Vasishta. Sri Kaamadhenu Ambika's complexion is like white clouds. Every part of the Cow's body has a religious significance. Her four legs symbolize the four Vedas, and Her teats represent the four Purushaarthas.
Her horns symbolize the Gods, Her face symbolizes the sun and the moon, Her shoulders Agni (the god of fire), and Her legs the Himalayas "SARVE DEVAAH STHITA DEHE SARVA DEVAMAYEEHI GAOU"
The above sloka means that all the deities dwell in the body of Sri Kaamadhenu Ambika. Therefore, Sri Kaamadhenu Ambika, Herself is holier than all the Deities. The Divine Cow symbolizes the dharma Herself. She is said to have stood steadily upon the earth with Her four feet during the Sathya Yugam (world's first age of the truth), upon three feet during the Thretha Yugam (the second age of less than perfection), upon two feet during the Dvapara Yugam (the third age of dwindling and disappearing perfection) and only on one leg during Kali Yugam (the fourth and current age of decadence). The name for the cow in the Vedas is known as Asaghyna which means inviolable. Another name is "Ahi" which means not to be killed and another is "Adhithi" which means never to be cut into pieces.
LORD KRISHNA STATES IN SRIMAD BHAGAVAD-GITA: CHAPTER 10, VERSE 28
"Dhenunam asmi kamadhuk dhenunam"
"Amongst the cows, I am the wish-fulfilling cow"
In this verse, Lord Sri Krishna reveals that amongst all the cows He is manifested as the Kaamadhuk meaning Kaamadhenu, the original wish fulfilling cows known as the Surabhi cows - Anusasana Parva of the Mahabharata by Sri Krishna Dvaipayana Vyasa.
Sri KAAMADHENU AMBIKA PUJA AND BENEFITS
Sri Kaamadhenu Ambika is an all wish-satisfying Cow of the Heavens. Worshipping Her along with Her calf named Sri Nandhini is very auspicious. One who adores and does puja is granted all the desires and has the blessings of the three main Goddesses: Sri Mahaa Lakshmi, Sri Mahaa Durga, and Sri Mahaa Sarasvathi.
This prayer is addressed by Indhra to Sri Kaamadhenu Ambika. It has been adapted as a prayer to the cow by all Hindus:
KAAMADHENU AMBIKA MANTHRA
Namo devyai Mahaa devyai
Surabyai cha namo namah
Gavam Bheeja swaroopaya
Namasthe Jagad Ambike.
Om Kleem Kamaduge
Amoge Varadhe Vichae
Spura Spura Shreem
Parashreem Shree Kamadhenu ve
PRANA PRATHISHTA WITH MANTHRA AND YANTHRA AT The PARASAKTHI TEMPLE
Manthra is the “soul” of the Yanthra,
Yanthra is the “body” of the Manthra
Prana Prathishta is accomplished by the power of the manthras granted by the Divine Mother and energized by Dr. G. Krishna Kumar Garu during deep Kundalini meditation and Thaanthric Prayogam. Manthras have been given by the Divine Mother for us to be able to “Give Life,” energize and vitalize all Vigrahas, through powerful Yagnas. The energized yanthra, which is a geometric representation of the power of the deity, given by a Siddha is installed in the place where the deity is installed subsequently. The manthra is the "Soul" of the yanthra as the yanthra is energized by the manthra. Along with the yanthra, precious metals, precious Navarathnas, etc. are also placed. This is followed by elaborate Abhishekas with the sanctified waters along with the recitation of appropriate manthras.
Various Moolikaas and special herbs, along with offerings such as fruits, milk and ghee will be offered as Aahuthi (sacrificial offering) to the fire during the Yagna. Each herb or Moolika is connected to and invokes certain cosmic forces (Devathas) who would visit the homa site, and bless the devotees. The various Aahuthis that we offer to the Lord invoke various Divine Aksharas (spiritually energized Divine entities) that bless the devotees and purify the environment of negative elements. After any Yagna, it is very important for devotees to participate and receive Poornaahuthi (Poorna + Aahuthi). Poornaahuthi is what the cosmic forces invoked during the Yagna give us back with their blessings.