Bronze statue of an ox. 16 cm high The sacred cow or ox is the most sacred animal in India. There are several reasons for this. First of all, the cow is seen as sacred because it provides milk and products that can be made from it. In addition, the urine of the sacred cow is drunk as a medicine against various complaints and the manure is said to have a purifying effect. In the south of the country the holy cow is also seen as a soothsayer. The cow’s horns are fitted with copper caps and are painted.
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