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Why is the cow a sacred animal in India?
Hinduism is the main religion in India, about 80% of the national population is Hindu. The cow is a sacred animal in the Hindu religion. In sacred texts, the cow is associated with several deities like Shiva, Indra, and Krishna. The animal is also a symbol of non-violence and kindness. Thus, in India, the cow is very widely respected. For instance, in 10 of the 29 states of the country, it is forbidden to eat beef.
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