Govats Dwadashi

The Dwadashi of Kartik month (Ashwin month according to Gujarat and Maharashtra) is called Govatsa Dwadashi. On this day i.e. 01 November 2021, a cow giving milk should be bathed and clothed with its calf, wearing a garland around its neck, covering its horns, applying sandalwood tilak and a copper vessel containing fragrance, intact, flowers, sesame, and water. After making a mixture, the feet of the cow should be washed with the following mantra.

क्षीरोदार्णवसम्भूते सुरासुरनमस्कृते ।
सर्वदेवमये मातर्गृहाणार्घ्य नमो नमः ॥
🙏🏻 (At the time of churning of the ocean, saluted by the gods and demons born from the ocean of Kshirsagar, the Sarvadevaswarupini mother salutes you again and again.)
After the worship, the cow should be offered this prayer by feeding large pieces of urad-

“सुरभि त्वं जगन्मातर्देवी विष्णुपदे स्थिता ।
सर्वदेवमये ग्रासं मया दत्तमिमं ग्रस ॥
ततः सर्वमये देवि
मातर्ममाभिलाषितं सफलं कुरू नन्दिनी ॥“

🙏🏻 (O Jagadamba! O Goddess of heaven! O omnipotent goddess! Eat this grass offered by me. O Mother adorned by all the gods! Nandini! Fulfill my desire.) After this, in the night, the favors, Brahmins, cows and your household. The aarti of the elderly should be performed.