Animals are worshiped in India. Animals have been considered sacred in Hindu culture, The symbolic significance of animals in India are as vehicles of god.
Ancient Indians had recognized the animals’ right to coexist with man and therefore they were loved, nurtured and even worshipped. Every civilization looks at animals in its own special way.
In India, generations over the millenniums have seen all animals as their friends and partners with whom they share the earth.
Vehicle of Lord Shiva is Bull, Tiger is the vehicle of “Mata Durga“, mouse is also considered as one of the holy animals in India, mouse is the vehicle of the Lord Ganesh. Street show of monkey, bear and snakes used by the tribe people for living hood.
Cow is one of the most worshiped animal in India. cow is the holiest animal in India. In india the cow is regarded as a symbol of ahimsa (non-violence), mother goddess and bringer of good fortune and wealth.
For this reason, cows are revered in Hindu culture and feeding a cow is seen as an act of worship. Several states of India have passed laws to protect cows, while many states have no restrictions on the production and consumption of beef.
Tiger is the king of jungle. It is the national animal of India. The government of India launched the Project Tiger in 1973 to protect the royal animal. With the launch of Project tiger in 1973, the tiger population increase and the census of 1993 puts the tiger population of the country at 3,750.
The species is classified in the genus Panthera with the lion, leopard, jaguar and snow leopard.
A tiger can consume up to 88 pounds of meat at one time. Tigers give birth to 2-3 cubs every 2-2.5 years. If all the cubs in one litter die, a second litter may be produced within 5 months. Unfortunately due to negligence of authorities and poaching the tiger population of India is decreasing at an alarming rate.
In fact, some of the tiger reserves do not have any tigers at all.