Cosmic Mother - Devi Kamdhenu Ambika
Celestial sacred cow - Surabhi - “The Divine cow of wishes or desires"
In Hindu mythology, Kamadhenu Ambika was a divine cow who was believed to be the mother of all cows. Like her daughter Nandini, she could grant any wish for the true seeker. Kamadhenu provided Vasishta with his needs for the sacrifices. Kamadhenu (kama-dhenu, 'wish-cow'), was a miraculous cow of plenty who could give her owner whatever he desired. She stands for prosperity—as does Goddess Maha 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. Kamadhenu 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, which lives in swargalok (heaven), emerged from the ocean of milk (ksheerasagar) at the time of samudramanthan (the great churning of the ocean by the gods (suras) and demons (asuras). It was presented to the seven sages by the Gods, and in course of time came into the possession of Sage Vasishta. Kamadhenu's complexion is like the white clouds. Every part of cow's body has a religious significance. Its four legs symbolize the four Vedas, and its teats the four Purusharthas.
Its horns symbolize the gods, its face symbolize the sun and the moon, its shoulders Agni (the god of fire), and its legs the Himalayas "SARVE DEVAAH STHITA DEHE SARVA DEVAMAYEEHI GAOU"
The above shloka means that all the deities dwell in the body of Kamadhenu. Therefore the Kamadhenu itself is holier than all the Deities. The Divine cow symbolizes the dharma itself. It is said to have stood steadily upon the earth with its four feet during the Satyug (world's first age of truth), upon three feet during the Tretayug (the second stage of less than perfection), upon two feet during the Dwaparyug (the third stage of dwindling and disappearing perfection) and only on one leg during Kaliyug (the fourth and current age of decadence) The name for cow in the Vedas is known asaghyna which means invioable. Another name is "ahi" which means not to be killed and another is "aditi" which means never to be cut into pieces.
LORD KRISHNA STATES IN SRIMAD BHAGAVAD-GITA: CHAPTER 10, VERSE 28
"dhenunam asmi kamadhuk dhenunam"
"Among cows I am the wish fulfilling cow."
In this verse Lord Krishna reveals that among cows He is manifested as the kamadhuk meaning kamadhenu the original wish fulfilling cows known as the surabhi cows - Anusasana Parva of the Mahabharata by Krishna Dvaipayana Vyasa.
KAMADHENU PUJA AND BENEFITS
Kamadhenu' is an all wish satisfying cow of Heaven. Worshipping Her along with Her calf named 'Nandhini' is very auspicious. One who adores and does puja is granted all the desires and has the blessings of the three main Goddesses Lakshmi, Durga and Saraswathy.
Kamadhenu is an all wish satisfying cow of heavens. This prayer is addressed by Indra to Kamadhenu. It has been adapted as a prayer to the cow by all Hindus.
KAMADHENU AMBIKA MANTRA
Namo devyai Maha devyai,
Surabyai cha namo nama.
Gavam Bheeja swaroopaya,
Namasthe Jagad Ambike.
Om Kleem Kamaduge
Amoge Varadhe Vichae
Spura Spura Shreem
Parashreem Shree Kamadhenu ve
PRANA PRATHISHTA WITH MANTRA AND YANTRA AT PARASHAKTHI TEMPLE
Mantra is the “soul” of the Yantra,
Yanthra is the “body” of the Mantra
Prana Prathista is accomplished by the power of the mantras granted by Divine Mother and energized by Dr G. Krishna Kumar during deep Kundalini meditation and Tantric Prayogam. Mantras 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 Yantra, which is a geometric representation of the power of the deity, given by a Siddha is installed in the place where the diety is installed subsequently. Mantra is the "Soul" of the Yanthra with the Yanthra being energized by the Mantra. Along with the yantra, precious metals, precious Navarathnas, etc. are also placed.This is followed by elaborate abhishekams with the sanctified waters along with the recitation of appropriate mantras.
Various Mooligais and special herbs, along with offerings such as Fruit, Milk and Ghee will be offered as Ahuthi (sacrificial offering) to the fire during the Yagna. Each herb or Mooligai is connected to and invokes certain cosmic forces (Devathas) who would visit the homa site, and bless the Devotees. The various Ahuthis 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 Poornahuthi (Poorna + Ahuthi). Poornahuthi is what the cosmic forces invoked during the Yagna give us back with their blessings.