On our travels around India we spent a few days in the town of Varanasi, said to be of particular importance to the Hindu people because the holy river Ganges flows right past it. Stone steps lead down to the river and at any time of the day you will find people bathing and working on the river.
Cows are considered holy to the Hindu people and, given that Varanasi is a very important site for the Hindu religion, there are also a heck of a lot of cattle there. The animals aren’t confined whatsoever, unlike here in the UK, and they are generally free to wander about searching for food and a peaceful place to rest (the latter being a very difficult challenge in this town). This ghat cow was hanging about at dusk, possibly knowing that the hordes of pilgrims beginning to descend to the river for their ritual evening bathing would bring with them small tokens of food to offer to a lucky animal.
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