Ashivins, we wish to live in your 'Go-Loka' wherein cows with huge horns reside. It is here that Lord Vishnu resides.
Cows in Yajur Veda
Cows! Let Lord Savitha lead you to greener pastures since you are the source of righteous activities. May you produce more milk by the grace of Indra. Let none steal you. Let wild beats not attack you, since you are not fit to be killed. May your progeny prosper. May no diseases bother you. Live happily in your master's home.
Cows inSama Veda
We ask for sons, grandsons, wealth in thousands and cows. O Lord Indra, let your praise confer cows and all desires on our master
Importance of Kapila Cow
Hence, Dharmaja! you also follow the above conditions before performing Godaana, that too kapila cows (cows with red colour)" said Bhishna to Dharmaja
Kindly tell me the importance of kapila cows."asked Dharmaja
Bhishma said thus
"O Dharmaja! Once, the divine bodies were hungry. All of them went to Brahma gave them Amrutha. Divine bodies consumed Amrutha. From the fragance of Amruta, Kama Dhenuwas born. Kama Dhenu gave birth to some other cows. All the cows were grazing on the peak of Himalayas. While a calf was drinking milk of its mother, the foam of milk, due to the speed of wind, was sprinkled on the head of Lord Siva who was in meditation. Siva opened his third eye. All the cows became reddish. All the cows fled away.
Having come to know about this, Brahma came down to siva. "O Maha Siva! Chandra(moon) is on your head. Chandra was showering Amrutha daily. The foam from milk of cows is equal to Amrutha. The cow milk is equal to Amrutha. Hence there is no reason to be angry against cows and their calves. Please be kind towards the cows and calves" prayed Brahma presented one Vrishabha (ox) to Siva. Sive made it as his vehicle. Siva permitted cows to move on Himalayas. All the cows returned back.
Siva told Brahma
O Brahma! with the power of my third eye, all the cows became reddish. Hitherto, red cows are considered to be best and sacred of all cows." told Siva. From then onwards, red cows are preffered in performing Godaana.