Envis Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Saturday, June 25, 2022

Goat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

Scientific name

 

Capra kegagrus hircus Linn

 

Common name

 

Domestic Goat

 

Hindi

 

Bakri

 

Sanskrit 

 

Khhagah

 

Distribution

 

Throughout India                                                                

 

Religious association

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Lord Agni

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The vehicle of Agni, the Hindu fire god, is a ram or mesha. Occasionally Kubera, the god of wealth, is also depicted as a ram.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The emblem of the seventeenth Jain Tirthankara Kunthunatha is the goat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: “Sacred Animals Of India” by  Nanditha Krishna,   (Penguin Book India, 2010)

http://common.encyclopediaofjainism.com/images/9/99/Kunth.jpg

https://mythologica.fr/hindou/agni.htm  

http://www.vellachi.com/images/1.jpg