No Beef in Vedas – 20 Min Crash Course

Agniveer is pleased to offer a short research film on “No Beef in Vedas” breaking the myth of Vedas endorsing killing of cows or other animals. Understand what Yajna actually means.

Be an expert in less than 20 minutes!!

Discover true Hinduism and destroy all misconceptions.

Subjects covered:
1. Animal Slaughter in Vedas
2. Sacrifice of animals in Yajnas
3. Killing of cows in Vedas
4. Meaning of Ashwamedha, Gomedha and Naramedha Yajna

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  1. Maheshwar says

    Tom Alterji i’m a great fan of yours since the days of SHAKTIMAAN……. so good to see u again….

  2. bob says

    agniveer this is just brilliant, spreading of vedic knowledge is one of the topmost duties of all humans, you have my full support

    • shivbhagat says

      i read many hindu articles saying the linga is penis an organ of sexual reproduction, which has been workship by we hindus, is it true ????? agniveer soldiers give details explanation coz i am so cnfused …………………..

      • Bharat says

        I will narrate a real story on this. I was standing in a queue for railway reservation. A boy (who was presumably little read) turned up to me to check whether he had filled up the form correctly or not. One of the columns was “LINGA” (asking about gender). The boy had understood it as if the form asked – whether or not he had penis. Precisely this is the state of popular understanding. “LINGA” is a Hindi as well as a Sanskrit word, but in both languages it has different meanings. “LIYATE ITI LINGAM” is a description in Shiv Puran thereby conveying that the object in which the subject of our attention is “LEEN” is LINGAM. The only Sanskrit word for penis is UPASTHA. The other meaning of ling is Gender. Now exercise your own wisdom further.

    • shivbhagat says

      i read many hindu articles saying the linga is penis an organ of sexual reproduction, which has been workship by we hindus, is it true ????? agniveer soldiers give details explanation coz i am so cnfused …………………..

      • Sanatan Dharma says

        ____________penis an organ of sexual reproduction, which has been workship by we hindus____
        This is a Vedic website and such worship not mentioned in Veda. Hindu worship ignorantly linga as symbol of lord Shiva according to them.

        • Bharat says

          The gurus of Swami Dayananda Saraswati are “DANDI SANYASIS” and descendant disciples of Jagadguru Shankaracharya. These SANYASIS carry a stick like object in their hand which is called by them as”Vishnu LINGA”. Read on that. Every practice in Hindu society is strictly Vedic, the need is to properly and honestly understand it. Certain things like animal sacrifice are ashuddhis which need tone cleaned up.

          • Vinay Arya says

            Who said that Gurus of Swami Dayanand were disciples of Shankaracharya.Guruvar Virjanand Dandi did not believe in any Shankaracharya because of his false concepts.

  3. Satish Chandra says

    My Sincere thanks to Agniveer team and Tom Alter Ji for the great work you have put in. May Iswara help on the path of dharma.

  4. Vijay Rangan says

    Gau Samprokshan is a commendable work. I’d like to contribute to the cause. Please gimme some details.

  5. Basant Jhariya says

    Aadarniya Agniveer ji , i have a question regarding Rigvedadibhashya bhumika. Sanskrit sentences were written by dayanand ji.
    Who Translated the sanskrit sentences into bhasha(hindi). Was this done by rishi Dayanand ji or other pundits ?

      • ganesh says

        This is very imp for our health point of view and loot of MNCs in agriculture sector!
        people who are attached with villages should listen this video of rajiv dixit and tell farmers that not to use chemical fertilizers ,pesticides and instead use everything organic .From this we can save costly expenditure on these dangerous chemicals,save land and people from diseases,increase productivity and save country wealth.And when organic farming is implemented,then cow will be automatically very useful and thus we can save cows.

  6. P. Maity says

    “NO BEEF IN VADAS” – Very nice and interesting presentation. Thanks for such a program.
    I have some doubt of my own. I would be grateful, if you please care to clarify the following points:
    1. In this program, one SLOKA says “We are to Destroy those, who eat cooked and uncooked meat”. So we are supposed to destroy/kill all curnivores such as tigers, lions, bears, snakes, foxes, wolves so many others. We should kill also all the non-vegiterian peoples around us. And, this is one of the ‘KARTYABYA’s, we (Hindus)are supposed to follow!!
    2. We are against killing of Cows, because, cows give us milk, plow our land, draw our carts, etc. – is the statement right? OR it should be expressed in this way, “We are against killing of cows, because, wecan STEAL milks from them without resistance, we can MAKE THEM plow our land or draw our carts (with lashes, most of the time), in short, we can get an excellent SLAVE in a LIVING COW.”
    I am not a learned person in SHASHTRAS. But the Shashtras ahve been created by human, keeping human welfare in mind. Also sometimes welfare for a “Special Group” of humen. We are talking Big to save cows. So big that we will not hesitate to destroy forests to provide feeding ground for cows, destroying forest dwellers as well. I, am sorry to say, but this is not my idea of Hinduism.

    • Raja says

      My views on your doubts:
      1. Vedas clearly assert non-violence for all except terrorists and hardcore criminals. So when it says destroy those who eat cooked or uncooked meat, it means we should promote the ideology of non-killing and destroy the tendencies and factors that lead to people killing innocent animals for taste. As for animals, Vedas believe that they do not have intellect like humans to choose what to eat and what not. So Vedic lessons do not apply to them.

      2. No. We are against killing of cow because they have a very useful role to play for economical and ecological welfare of society. Domestication of animals is not a sin unless you apply cruelty.

      I am yet to know about forest lands or dwellers being destroyed for protecting cows. However bulk of forest lands and forest dwellers in world are being destroyed for meat-production. That is greatest cause of pollution and destruction of natural resources. Second is rampant industrialization. Protection of cows would only lead to enhanced prosperity in most natural manner.

      • P. Maity says

        Many thanks for your reply. But I have already mentioned that I am not a learned person. I made the comment on what I heard.
        According to my small knowledge, it is not always TENDENCY or TASTE, which makes people to eat meat. It is basically circumstance, what prompts the food habit. People are habituated to the food which are available to them. If we destroy the meat eating tendency of Eskimos, they will be starving. If we destroy fish eating tendency of Japanise, they will go hungry. Japanise or Tibetians are Buddhists, and hence they are supposed to be vegiterians, because as far as I know, animal killing is one of the greatest sins in Buddhism. But do you think they will survive without meat of fish? Should we consider them as Degraded Races for this so called unholy (?) meat eating tendency?
        For Animals, I don’t know what Vedas are saying, but do you realy think it is lack of intelect, making them to eat meat? Please forgive my ignorance, but I thought that, it is their natural instinct, which made them harbivorus or curnivorus. I thought it is Nature, who made some of them eat meat and some of them plants, and made them accordingly to consume their foods selected by Nature. Please correct me if I am Wrong, as human species, we are also part of that Ecosystem, and we are made to consume both type of foods. Are the Vedas advise us to go against habits of survival, imposed on us by Nature?
        For my second point, I never told, domestication is sin. did I? On the contrary, I have told exactly what you have told. It’s only expression. Isn’t it? I have told that “One will see the death of all his relatives” and you are telling that “One will live longer than his relatives”. That’s the difference.
        But my point was, we are protecting cow for our own interest, not of cow’s. So much interest that we (Vedas) proclaim death to the fellow human, who harms a cow! We would have no interest in cow welfare, if they are not domesticated.
        I am realy astonished on your openion that the forests are/were being…

        • Shirshendu Saha says

          Dear Mr. Maity,
          Namaste to you. I think you are right from your own view point. From your own words, it becomes direct corollary that, different people follow different norms depending on the place & environment. Bharatiya environment as well as socio-economic mosaic of the society does not suit for slaughter, especially, cow slaughter. Perhaps, that is why, ancient learned persons prescribed it, and also kept provision for punishment. What is wrong in it, if anybody prescribes meat eating mandatory for eskimos? I see no wrong! “Destroy” means destruction of slaughtering mentality, not the killing as Veda prohibits violence. You confessed that you are not learned in respect of veda, I am also that. I think, we should not make debate on those subject in which we have little knowledge. Let us make the world peaceful for all innocent beings, not only human being. Sarve bhabantu sukhinah, sarve santu niramayah, sarve bhadrani pashyantu, ma kaschit dukhovak bhabet.

          Shirshendu Saha, Nandakumar, Purba Medinipur

  7. Ved Prakash says

    I am very happy and proud to see this movie and want very HINDU to know and spread the word about this.

  8. peace preachers says

    ok i beleive eating or killing any kind of meat is not good, either its beef or pork or chicken….every life is sacred.
    beef is eaten all over the world , so you are saying all those are sinners and only we who dont eat meat are true beleivers? yaar is tarah ki batein to islamic scholars bhi kartein hai .
    please explain

    • says

      “”we who dont eat meat are true beleivers””

      This is where you Mistake hinduism and you mistake to understand Vedic dharma!
      Here being a vedic or being a hindu is not a absolute term!

      Meaning we have no defination that you do this you are believer you do that you are not a believer!
      no! here we just say just keep testing with your intellect what you do and leave away those things which are wrong and accept those which are true! All peopl whoo keep doing this are believer of vedic releigion!
      Please read what is vedic reliegion? and common questions on vedic religion articles on agniveer!

  9. Truth Seeker says

    वेदों में भी था बिग बैंग और हिग्स बोसोन का जिक्र
    यूरोपीय वैज्ञानिक ने जिंस हिग्स बोसोन से मिलते जुलते जिस कण को खोजने का दावा किया है, उसका एवं बिग बैंग सिद्धांत का सबसे पहला जिंक्र वेदों में आता है।

    वैज्ञानिकों ने हिग्स बोसोन को गॉड पार्टिकल अर्थात ब्रह्म कण का नाम दिया है। सबसे प्राचीन वेद ऋगवेद में वर्णित नासद सूक्त में प्राचीन मानव और अंतिरक्ष को समझने की उसकी मूलभूत जिज्ञासा का पता चलता है। नासद सूक्त में कहा गया है कि सृष्टि से पहले कुछ भी नहीं था, न आकाश था, न जमीन और न जल। इस पौराणिक श्लोक में ब्रह्मा की तुलना हिरण्‍यगर्भ से करते हुए बताया गया है कि सृष्टि से पहले ब्रह्म ही विद्यमान थे और उन्हें से सारी सृष्टि का विकास हुआ है। वेदों और उपनिषदों के बाद आई पुराणों में अंतिरक्ष के सृजन के सिद्धांत से आगे बढ़ते हुए युगों की शुरुआत और उनके खात्मे का जिक्र किया गया। पुराणों में ब्रह्म के एक दिन को चार अरब 32 करोड़ वर्ष के बराबर बताया गया है जो एक महायुग और चार युगों के बराबर होता है। एक महायुग की समाप्ति के बाद प्रलय आती है और समूचा ज्ञान और सभ्यताएं नष्ट हो जाती हैं और एक नई सृष्टि का सृजन होता है।

    • says

      Jay Ho.. Really very Thankful of you… & i need many Proof of Our Hindu ruital.. Ceremony as when we see a Moovie Like OMG or PK or when we pray in Tample than now many are asking for these Hindu ruital or what need of that… so i can’t explain to them as i do not know than howcan i answer to them?? so plsssss… send me more fact if its depand on science with Hindu Ruital or ceremony… concern… Jay MahaDev!!! if you answer in HINDI than Good.. or any Perfact website of these?? send me.

  10. says

    No person can only feed on meat.You need spices and corriander etc which are vegeterian for the meaty meal.Eating meat in excess means everyday can lead to mental and psycological diseases.This is wat happening in western countries.Also in ancient times we used to export many items including vegeterian items to west in exchange of gold and other items.Even now germany exports a lot of vegeterian food from us.

  11. Devotee says

    An excellent video with proofs from the different Vedas dispelling the myth of beef eating and clarifying the true meaning of ‘Medha’.

  12. sarfu says

    Dear brothers,
    Pls dont fight with religion.follow religion by heart and do good for evry human being.think hw can we develope our country from corruption


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