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| Last Updated:: 19/03/2018

Buffalo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scientific name

 

Bubalus bubalis (Linn.)

 

Common name

 

Buffalo

 

Hindi

 

Bhains

 

Sanskrit 

 

Ena / Mriga

 

Telugu 

 

Mahisha

 

Distribution

 

Throughout India

 

Religious association

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Lord Yama

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The buffalo is associated with Yama, the Hindu god of death, synonymous with Dharma, who is usually depicted riding a fierce-looking black male water buffalo.

 

 

 

 

 

Toda Tribes - Nilgiris

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The buffalo is considered sacred by the Todas, an ancient tribe of the Nilgiri Hills in Tamil Nadu in south India.The buffalo is the totemic symbol of the Marias and the Maria Gonds of central India, who live along the Indravati river that flows through Bastar district.

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The buffalo is the emblem of the twelfth Jaina Tirthankara, Vasupujya.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

https://www.jagran.com/spiritual/puja-path-know-about-rohini-vrat-and-puja-vidhi-16087113.html

http://www.realbharat.org/the-toda-tribe-the-cut-off-people-of-the-south-923/

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:2003_girls_water_buffalo.JPG 

https://tamilandvedas.com/2013/07/29/why-do-hindus-worship-god-of-death-everyday/