Friday, March 2, 2012

Cows are sacred in India, and so are cats

Our Big Two Legged One discovered this information
and thought she'd share it --

She has found, in her travels in India,
that cows are truly allowed free reign in this culture.
Here's one she found
having a zen moment
on top of a rather large pile
of what appears to be garbage:

She was wondering if their were any 
mystical magical attributes 
that were assigned to cats,
and upon searching, she found out
about the mythological figure of Sasti,
who is the goddess of married woman:

She is " the giver of children, assists at childbirth, and is the guardian of young children. She is represented as a golden-complexioned woman with a child in her arms, riding upon a cat; hence no Hindu woman would under any circumstances injure that animal, lest she should offend the goddess and be made to suffer for it."  (found on )

Of course, there are other cats in India
that you wouldn't want to mess with either --

Right now, the BTLO knows one thing for sure,
she can't wait to come home and give us some respect,
because she knows we're missing her a lot!


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Hmmm. Durga the Warrior Goddess rides on the back of a tiger or lion. Sasti the Goddess of Married Women rides on the back of a kitty cat. Domestication in both cases?

Debra She Who Seeks said...

But I bet if someone threatens a mother's child, Sasti turns into Durga!

Makropoulos said...

Yes, I think you're right on the second one, Debra -- you don't want to mess with a woman and a cat; when they're angry, the woman becomes warrior and cat becomes tiger! Love that comment!