Why Gobar (Cow Dung) Is Applied On Walls And Floors Of Indian Villages?
Here are some customs which are followed in India from ancient time and people are following them because their ancestors asked them to do so. It may sound disgusting to many but people in Indian villages implant cow-dung in their homes.
Cow dung Gobar
Cow is considered very sacred in Hinduism and it is called Gow Maata (Cow, The mother). Cow dung and cow urine is considered holy in India.
Applying Cow Dung is part of cleaning process in Indian villages. In festivals also, after cleaning their houses, rural people implant cow-dung paste on walls and floors for making their houses pure just like urban people make their houses painted for getting the festive feel.
Cow Dung On Wall
Cow Dung On Floor
Benefits Of Applying Cow Dung
The recent researches have proved that Cow dung has the power to kill bacteria which are harmful for humans. Cow Dung is considered good for health. It is very rich in minerals and a great factor of anti-bacterial. It prevents people from various diseases and health issues.
Small insects like scorpions, centipedes etc don’t come near to the places which are coated with the paste of Cow dung.
Cow Dung acts as a natural mosquito repellent. Mosquitoes stay away from such places.
The floor which is coated with cow Dung remains warm in winters and cold in summers.
In rural areas, people apply cow-dung on outer walls of their homes and let them dry. Villagers use these dry cow dung cakes as fuel.
Cow Dung On Outer Wall
Even in many parts of the developing world, and in the past in mountain regions of Europe, caked and dried cow dung is used as fuel.
Cow Dung as fuel
Cow-dung is also used as raw material for bio-gas plant.
It is said that if we follow vedic techniques and live vedic way then our lives can be disease-free