VIDEO: Calf with ‘human-like’ features worshipped as Lord Vishnu’s avatar in Muzaffarnagar village

The calf was born in an animal shelter in UP's Muzaffarnagar, but died within an hour.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 6, 2017 12:37 pm
cow god, cow vishnu avatar, cow avatar muzaffarnagar People have been showering the animal with garlands and currency offerings. (Source: Ruptly/Youtube)

The worshipping of animals is quite common in India, but this is not the usual kind of worship. In UP’s Muzaffarnagar, the body of a dead calf is being widely worshipped by locals who have hailed it as an incarnation of the Hindu god Lord Vishnu because of a body deformity which makes its face look like that of a human.

According to Patrika.com, the calf was born in an animal shelter in Pachenda village but died within an hour of being born on Friday (June 2). The deformed animal was then placed on display because of its peculiar features that include almost human-like mouth, ears and nose. Ever since, people have been flocking to pay their respects to the animal, though there may be a fair number of people coming in just out of curiousity.

People have also been showering the animal with garlands and currency offerings. According to media reports, the locals thought this was the promised incarnation of Lord Vishnu, called ‘Gokaran’, who is supposed to be born as a saviour when the amount of sinners and sin increase on planet earth.

Watch a video of people coming by and offering their prayers to the bizarre animal here. Be warned, the video is slightly disturbing.

 

“God has taken birth from the body of a local cow. We came here to seek his blessings. Religiously, it is an avatar of Vishnu. We believe it’s a similar character mentioned in Bhagavata Puran, a Hindu religious text,” said 50-year-old businessman who had come to see the calf, to Dailymail.

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    P c mathur
    Jun 7, 2017 at 3:11 pm
    What nonsense.It is disgusting to the core..This calf must have been the result of animal human mating. What has come over the people of India. One such incident happened with a goat some time back.
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      blackpower
      Jun 7, 2017 at 3:54 am
      the real india - caste system at its worst inhuman and brutal One of the most neglected tribes in India, they are on the Centre’s list of primitive tribal groups. The 2011 Census put their numbers at 14,794 in Karnataka, with around 2,000 more in Kerala. Very few among the community are educated, and most of them work as daily wagers or sweepers or weave baskets for a living. Many Koragas, including Sha ala, have grown up with the memory of collecting food mixed with human hair, nails and other such material from upper caste homes. The upper castes forced this supers ion, called Ajalu, on the Koragas as they believed that any illnesses in their families would be transferred to the tribals if they consumed the food. In 2000, the government banned the practice through a legislation.
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        blackpower
        Jun 7, 2017 at 3:57 am
        hinduism at its brutal best thanks to the egregious caste system
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        Pervertedhindu
        Jun 7, 2017 at 12:42 am
        blackpower posing useless comments bcause he is ashamed of the comments below. Impotent hindu.
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          blackpower
          Jun 7, 2017 at 1:06 am
          did you say impotent hindoo? ie the RSS venom and vitriol - impotent rage. you got it right! a tiny army crossed the khyber p and bribed the venal lazy hindoos and soon subjugated colonised and ruled them. the british masters of diplomacy and divide and conquer ruled the country with 150 officers! indians really are hobbesian in outlook ready to kowtow to a sovereign authority...
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          I pe e on Krishna
          Jun 7, 2017 at 12:39 am
          Y does it look like yogi?
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            blackpower
            Jun 7, 2017 at 12:29 am
            A New Zealander's view on reason for corruption in India: Thirdly: Indians do not believe in the theory that they all can rise if each of them behaves morally, because that is not the message of their faith. Their caste system separates them. They don't believe that all men are equal. This resulted in their division and migration to other religions. Many Hindus started their own faith like Sikh, Jain, Buddha and many converted to Christianity and Islam. The result is that Indians don't trust one another. There are no Indians in India, there are Hindus, Christians, Muslims and what not. Indians forget that 1400 years ago they all belonged to one faith. This division evolved an unhealthy culture. The inequality has resulted in a corrupt society, in India every one is thus against everyone else, except God ­and even he must be bribed.
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              blackpower
              Jun 7, 2017 at 12:28 am
              A New Zealander's view on reason for corruption in India: Secondly: Indian moral ambiguity towards corruption is visible in its history. Indian history tells of the capture of cities and kingdoms after guards were paid off to open the gates, and commanders paid off to surrender. This is unique to India. Indians' corrupt nature has meant limited warfare on the subcontinent. It is striking how little Indians have actually fought compared to ancient Greece and modern Europe. The Turk's battles with Nadir Shah were vicious and fought to the finish. In India fighting wasn't needed, bribing was enough to see off armies. Any invader wil to spend cash could brush aside India’s kings, no matter how many tens of thousands soldiers were in their infantry. Little resistance was given by the Indians at the “Battle” of Plassey. Clive paid off Mir Jaffar and all of Bengal folded to an army of 3,000. There was always a financial exchange to taking Indian forts.
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                blackpower
                Jun 7, 2017 at 12:28 am
                Golconda was captured in 1687 after the secret back door was left open. Mughals vanquished Marathas and Rajputs with nothing but bribes. The Raja of Srinagar gave up Dara Shikoh’s son Sulaiman to Aurangzeb after receiving a bribe. There are many cases where Indians parti ted on a large scale in treason due to bribery. Question is: Why Indians have a transactional culture while other 'civilized' nations don't?
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                blackpower
                Jun 7, 2017 at 12:26 am
                A New Zealander's view on reason for corruption in India: Indians are Hobbesian (Culture of self interest) Corruption in India is a cultural aspect. Indians seem to think nothing peculiar about corruption. It is everywhere. Indians tolerate corrupt individuals rather than correct them. No race can be congenitally corrupt. But can a race be corrupted by its culture? To know why Indians are corrupt, look at their patterns and practices.
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                  blackpower
                  Jun 7, 2017 at 12:26 am
                  Firstly: Religion is transactional in India. Indians give God cash and anti te an out-of-turn reward. Such a plea acknowledges that favours are needed for the undeserving. In the world outside the temple walls, such a transaction is named “bribe”. A wealthy Indian gives not cash to temples, but gold crowns and such baubles. His gifts can not feed the poor. His pay-off is for God. He thinks it will be wasted if it goes to a needy man. In June 2009, The Hindu published a report of Karnataka minister G. Janardhan Reddy gifting a crown of gold and diamonds worth Rs 45 crore to Tirupati. India’s temples collect so much that they don't know what to do with it. Billions are gathering dust in temple vaults. When Europeans came to India they built schools. When Indians go to Europe & USA, they build temples.
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                    blackpower
                    Jun 7, 2017 at 12:27 am
                    Indians believe that if God accepts money for his favours, then nothing is wrong in doing the same thing. This is why Indians are so easily corruptible. Indian culture accommodates such transaction First: Morally. There is no real stigma. An utterly corrupt Jayalalita can make a comeback, just unthinkable in the West.
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                  Jun 6, 2017 at 7:26 pm
                  Some ten out of 1.2 billion Indians would have believed something and the world thinks Indians are crazy? India is incredible at letting people keep their beliefs and not unnecessarily condemning people, as long as they don't create a problem for others. If they want to worship a dead calf, let them! It's a lot better than geniuses who believe climate change is a hoax, and get elected to be President!
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