According to Hindu tradition every animal is superior and holy.
Lord Maha Vishnu took birth as a fish to save the vedic literature.
He took the birth of varaha (swine) to save the earth .
He became a tortoise and served as a base for churning
by gods and demons to extract nector from the ocean of milk.
Cows are compared to vedas(vaidic holy literature) in prominence.
Our elders saw the reflection of The Almighty in trees, stones and
every creatures and creations living or non-living.
By Vani Hegde.