Holy Cows: Photos from Hindu Festivals

Holy Cow © Toni Meneguzzo

 

From the series, Holy Cows © Toni Meneguzzo

“An anthropological research of the Hindu tradition to celebrate the harvest and bovine sacredness.

“Adorned with garlands of fresh flowers, with decorations of colourful shiny trinkets, the cows are prepared, and this is the most striking design element, painting their coat and horns with organic pigments that have specific references: the pink is used to reflect the color of the skin of Radharani, who is the companion of Krishna, the shepherd of the cows; the yellow of turmeric is the solar divinity that illuminates the world, and so on.”

— Toni Meneguzzo

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