tradition, the cow was the first creature to arise during the
Churning of the Ocean of Milk,
and in the
Vedas it is detailed that
cows are to be treated with the same respect as one's mother, because of the
milk they provide.
As such, cows are regarded as sacred and are not
troubled or imposed
upon, even if they enter shop houses, as in this
textile shop in Varanasi, India.