painted goats

Klaus Karttunen KJKARTTU at
Thu Dec 5 14:20:38 UTC 1996

katherine eirene ulrich wrote:
>When I was in Maharashtra last summer, I saw cows, oxen, and goats that  
>been painted,
>some quite elaborately, in psychedelic colors; one person told me this 
>for a "local festival," but I never managed to find out more.
Long time ago I was in a Tamilnadu village during the Tamil New Year 
festival (Pongal) and noticed a great number of bulls and buffaloes 
painted for the festival. There was some talk about a buffalo sacrifice, 
but majority of these animals had probably nothing to do with it.


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