Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Worship of cowdung

Gavaramma, the goddess, is lovingly fashioned of cowdung and worshipped thro' Sankranthi.

A superficial urban culture looks down on cowdung. A higher rural culture is able to worship its goodness as a goddess.

The small cowdung image on the rice seive, yellowed with turmeric, is gavaramma - and everynight gabbeyala songs are sung by women and girls who circle the tray with dance steps.

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