Today's Beautiful Gem: `To A Sacred Cow', a Toda prayer,
translated by W. E. Mashiel.

"What a fine cow your predecessor was!
How well she supported us with her milk!
Will you not supply us in like manner?
You are a God amongst us--
Do not let the sacred place go to ruin;
Let one become a thousand:
Let all be well:
Let us have plenty of milk!"

Om s'aantih: Peace! - J. K. Mohana Rao.