Gai Tihar is celebrated as a festival in our cultural tradition. The cow is an integral part of the Vedic agricultural system as well as the Kamadhenu in the Vedic national prayer. Gaupalan was practiced in the ashrams under the sage. Gaupalan is still maintained in Goraksha Ashram, Wagishwari, Banke, Devghat and Mrigasthali of Nepal. In our country, cow is honored as a national animal according to Vedic beliefs.