Indians love to try new things and that is why we have invented the word ‘jugaad‘. Well, recently, a trend started in India to put a coat of cow dung on their vehicles for various reasons. However, the most popular purpose of putting cow dung on cars is to keep them cool. You need to check these out.
Here is an older-generation Hyundai i20 spotted in the parking complex of Tirumala. While no one knows the owner of the vehicle, locals say that it belongs to a devotee who came to visit the Tirumala temple. People who did not expect to see something like that started clicking pictures of the vehicle.
The doctor – Navnath Dudhal from Kolhapur coated the wedding car with cow dung. The visitors who exclaimed at the cow dung wrapped vehicle later realised that the doctor was promoting the use of the same. The doctor believes that cow dung can cure cancer and remove all other illnesses from the human body. That is why Dr Dadhal took the opportunity to promote the use of cow dung.
Mr Dudhal also added that the risks of global warming are increasing and that is why the indigenous cows are becoming important for the conservation of the environment. He also said that dunging the vehicle with cow dung reduces the temperature of the cabin. Further, Mr Dudhal said that the cow dung protects the occupants from mobile radiation. As per the doctor, it takes three buckets of water to wash the car daily and putting a layer of cow dung saves water too. He says that with the cow dung coat on the car, he wants to promote water-saving and protect the environment.
The image above shows Dr Navnath Dudhal standing with his vehicle. As seen in the image, it has been completely smeared with cow dung barring the lights and the glass area. However, usage of the word smear is not accurate here as according to Dr Navnath Dudhal, the car has been given 3 coats of cow dung.
Dr Navnath Dudhal is a senior doctor at Tata Cancer Hospital in Mumbai. He claims to have stumbled upon this idea as he regularly studies cow urine’s benefit for cancer patients. As of now, there has been no proven study or any other such verification which states that cow dung does help in keeping a car cool.
The video interview of Sejal Shah on ANI news agency shows her car from all around. Interestingly, the car became viral on the internet. In the video, Sejal says that the cow dung blanket is really helpful on her car and it ensures that the temperature remains regulated inside the car. She claims that when the outside temperature was 45-degree Celsius, the cabin temperature without the use of AC was around 36-37 degrees.
That’s a massive drop in temperature. Sejal chose to wrap her car in the cow dung to find a way to keep her vehicle cool without harming nature and throwing out polluting gases from the AC in the environment. Sejal says that they have used red mud and cow dung mixture to put the coat on the sedan.