The yellow cow

A cow bathed with turmeric water on the day of Pongal. Quintessentially India. This was the first time ever I saw such a thing, though.

Would the cow have done a happy dance at being cleansed, and felt all holy and important? Or would she have gasped in horror at a glimpse of her yellow body?

38 thoughts on “The yellow cow

  1. Hey girl next door! Thanks for the welcome (I can hear a fading drumroll) 😀 And I hope the rowdy boy gang in my neighbourhood listens to all the natural colours talk. 🙂
    By the way, I am curious to know what all amusing sights such as this you have witnessed… You must share. This is a big big world. So much to see, so little time.


  2. Ha ha, that is an amusing sight indeed. Somebody could be deceived into thinking they were wearing yellow-tinted glasses!
    Pongal is a thanksgiving festival. And what better way to do it with turmeric, known for its cool and healing properties.
    It’s like playing holi with turmeric, instead of the artificial colours which obviously have no benefits for the skin or body. 😀


  3. Hmm… Cows are rather stoic animals and methinks she must have accepted it as another idiosyncracy of human beings. She might have felt happy too, as the turmeric may have prevented flies from settling on her skin.

    Whatever the reason, I think she looks striking. Great capture, TGND 🙂


  4. So that’s what this is! I had seen loads of yellow cows when we were traveling to Wayanad. I had meant to find out why these cows have gone yellow suddenly , but completely forgot about it 🙂 Now I know, thanks to you 🙂


  5. I love this! May I “borrow” this for my cow blog? I would link back to your blog (unless you don’t want me to). Please let me know. Thanks! 🙂


  6. This is the first time I am seeing such a cow too.

    During our girivalam walk, we came across a cow and a man. People were seeking blessings from the cow and the man was collecting the money which the people offered. To our shock, when we completed the walk and boarded our bus, we saw the same. It must have been close to 8 hours since the poor cow rested, she was standing all the time 😦 😦 😦


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