We’ve seen it in the past and it’s back with the heat wave in North India. Yes, we are talking about cars wrapped in cow dung. This time the owner of the car is from Pune, Maharashtra and it is good old Maruti Suzuki Omni who has undergone the cow dung treatment. Rushlane saw the car on the road.
This time, the owner of the Maruti Suzuki Omni has put a thick layer of cow dung on his Omni to beat the heat. The entire metal surface of the Omni is covered with cow dung. Only the windscreen, bumpers and lighting are spared.
Many cars with cow manure blanket
It is not the first time that a car has undergone this cow manure treatment. We have seen that many times in the past. A few years ago, Sejal Shah was the first person to popularize cars wrapped in cow dung. Sejal said the cow dung blanket is very useful for her car and keeps the temperature in the car regulated. She claims that when the outside temperature was 45 degrees Celsius, the cabin temperature without the use of air conditioning was around 36-37 degrees.
The image above shows Dr. Navnath Dudhal standing with his vehicle. As can be seen in the picture, it is completely smeared with cow dung, blocking the lights and the glass surface. However, the use of the word smear is not correct here, as according to Dr. Navnath Dudhal’s car has been given 3 layers of cow dung.
The Doctor – Navnath Dudhal from Kolhapur covered the wedding car with cow dung. The visitors who cried out for the vehicle wrapped in cow dung later realized that the doctor was promoting its use. The doctor believes that cow dung can cure cancer and remove all other diseases from the human body. That’s why Dr. Dadhal took the opportunity to promote the use of cow dung.
Here is an older generation Hyundai i20 spotted in the parking complex of Tirumala. Although no one knows the owner of the vehicle, locals say it belongs to a devotee who came to visit Tirumala Temple. People who had not expected to see such a thing started clicking pictures of the vehicle.
Does it really work?
Scientifically, such cow dung coatings are used in mud huts. Such coatings are often damp, which helps to keep the interior cool as the water evaporates from the surface. The moist coating means that the heat from the sun takes longer to reach the cabin. We’re not too sure how well it works on a car, though. Since a lot of heat also enters the cabin of the car through the large glass windows and windshield, global warming still plays a major role in increasing the vehicle’s cabin temperature.