Photo of the Week: Holi Cow!


After a long and colourful day of powder throwing at the Holi festival in Orchha, the local animals show off their new looks. Keeping it casual and cool, as most Indian cows are.

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7 Responses to Photo of the Week: Holi Cow!

  1. Helen December 7, 2012 at 11:49 pm #

    Love this photo. This inspires me to visit India during the Holi festival, it must be amazing. x

    • Flora December 8, 2012 at 12:51 am #

      Experiencing Holi was one of my favourite things about India – and I almost preferred the after effects of the festival even more! Most locals seem to forget about the colours almost as soon as they’ve stopped throwing them, but they lasted for weeks on buildings, pavements, and animals. I kept seeing stained cows for at least a month all around the country 🙂

  2. Noah December 8, 2012 at 4:33 pm #

    It’s safer than cow-tipping. I also went to a Hindu festival in Bali at the end of August and watched a few holy men and a cohort of worshippers try to sacrifice a duck and a chick to the ocean, so it’s also much better than that.

    • Flora December 8, 2012 at 8:30 pm #

      The fact that they tried (and thus presumably failed?) to sacrifice them sounds rather intriguing… And I don’t think anyone in India is going to try cow-tipping without risking extreme bad luck!

  3. Ourjourneytothesea December 20, 2012 at 7:26 am #

    Hehe I love it!

  4. Shailesh Jangra January 30, 2013 at 8:21 am #

    You all are most welcomed. If you want to enjoy holi festival then do visit India in month of March . And if you want to see best holi then visit north India specially Uttar-Pardesh (Mathura, Virndavan etc.). These cities belongs to lord Krishna and famous for holi festival.

  5. Ceri February 19, 2013 at 12:09 am #

    Cows = One of my favourite animals. <3 <3 Absolutely love this! 😀

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