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Govinda – The Lord of Cows

Cows are considered very sacred amongst Hindus

Lord Krishna loved his cows so much that He is called Gopal (protector of the cows), Govinda (one who gives pleasure to the Cows)

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When Lord Krishna lifted the Govardhan hill to protect the cows, cowherds, milkmaids and denizens of Vrindavan from the wrath of Indra (the God of rains). Indra realized his mistake and accepted him as the Supreme Power. At the same time, when Indra asked for the forgiveness for his audacity from Krishna, the queen of the Cows, Surabhi showered the rain of milk on Krishna to show her gratitude and called him with the name of “Govinda”, meaning “lord of the cows.”

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