The third day of the Tamil harvest festival of Pongal is all about the sacred cows! 🐃 According to legend, Lord Shiva asked his bull, Basava, to go down to earth and tell us lowly humans that we were to bathe in oil once a day and eat once a month.
Suffice to say, Basava managed to fuck this up! Getting himself and his kind banished to earth to help humans grow all this food they suddenly needed every day!! Don’t get me wrong, getting animals to do your work isn’t cool (seems Shiva learnt that the hard way, so hopefully we can too!) but the Hindus really worship these guys and when these big cuties aren’t dragging wagons, they really are free to go wherever they want! Like say, the middle of a busy highway! (which seems to bother no one!!) 😁