"You will be astonished if I tell you that, according to the old ceremonials, he is not agood Hindu who does not eat beef. On certain occasions he must sacrifice a bull andeat it."[
The complete works of Swami Vivekananda
, Volume 3, Pg 536]In the same volume on page 174 he says,"There was a time in this very India when, without eating beef, no Brahmin couldremain a Brahmin;"Let us now look at the evidence from Hindu texts, which proves that Hinduism notonly permits beef eating but also requires its folowers to institute certain cowsacrifices. I will simultaneously refute the common arguments of Hindus.
Yajna and animal sacrifices
In Hinduism, Yajna is a ritual of sacrifice derived from the practice of Vedic times. Itis performed to please the gods or to attain certain wishes. A Vedic yajna is typicallyperformed by an
priest, with a number of additional priests such as the
playing a major role, next to their dozen helpers, by reciting or singingVedic verses. How to deal with the animal, that is to be sacrificed in the Yajna, be it agoat, a horse or a cow, is mentioned in the
of the Rigveda asfollows: