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Sacred cow in Old Delhi, India 04 Aug 2017

Posted on 04 Aug 2017
Sacred cow in Old Delhi, India.
Sacred cow in Old Delhi, India.
Sacred cow in Old Delhi, India.

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One of the most common and iconic sights in India is that of cows freely walking the streets, weaving in and out of traffic with the assurance that comes with being a holy being. Cows are held to be sacred by Hindus in India and are a symbol of the earth. Their slaughter is prohibited in most parts of the country, hence the extreme rarity of encountering beef on the menu. See the cows wander the streets and head into the National Parks to encounter more precious wildlife on Insight Guides' Indian Wildlife Safari. 

This article was originally published on 11th January, 2016

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