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| Last Updated:: 09/03/2018

Camel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scientific name

 

Camelus dromedaries

 

Common name

 

One-humped camel

 

Hindi

 

Oont 

 

Sanskrit 

 

Ushtraa

 

Distribution

 

Desert area (in Rajasthan)               

 

Religious association

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Camels play a central role in various rituals, customs, traditions and ceremonial functions of the Raika pastoralists of Rajasthan. The animal has influenced the culture life of the Raikas to a great extent.

 

 

 

 

Camel is also considered to be the vahana of Kalyana Anjaneya (Lord Hanuman).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: “Sacred Animals Of India” by  Nanditha Krishna,  (Penguin Book India, 2010)

https://ruralindiaonline.org/articles/theraikasof-rajasthan 

https://www.britannica.com/animal/camel