With temperatures touching 45 degrees Celsius in Ahmedabad, a resident of the city has come up with an innovative way to stay cool while driving. A Facebook post that has raised quite a few eyebrows online shows a car completely covered with cow dung. Surprised? Curious? Grossed out? According to Facebook user Rupesh Gauranga Das, who shared the pics online, the car belongs to a woman who covered it in dung to cool it down as the heat rises in the city.
"Best use of cow dung I have ever seen," wrote Mr Das while sharing the pictures online. He added that the car belongs to Sejal Shah, who apparently came up with the unique cooling hack. In the comments section, he explained that the pictures were sent to him on WhatsApp.
The two pictures of the dung-covered car have left many laughing, and others praising the car owner's ingenuity.
Applying cow dung to the walls and floors of houses is a common practice in India. It is believed that the dung helps the structures remain cool in summers and warm in winters.
While many social media users found the idea "innovative", others wondered how the car's owners were dealing with the odour of cow dung.
Applying cow dung on floor and walls is a traditional practice in rural India. Coating walls and floors with cow dung makes the structures remain warm in winters and cold in summers. Cow dung is also used as a natural disinfectant and mosquito repellent.
Various leaders have claimed that cow urine and dung have several benefits. Many products including floor cleaners using urine have been launched.