The RSS has found yet another use for cow refuse. After calling cow urine a miracle drug that can cure everything from cancer to taking care of your teeth, RSS offshoot organisation Muslim Rashtriya Manch has claimed that cow dung can render hydrogen and atom bombs “ineffective”, as reported by The Hindu.
Radioactivity vs cow dung: cow dung wins
If you paint a place with cow dung, radioactivity won’t effect it, said a booklet by the organisation. The booklet, titled ‘Cow and Islam’, pushes the usual anti-beef agenda.
Further, it also mentions how India’s previous Muslim rulers banned beef, including Humayun, and the last Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar. It gets crazier – the book even says how Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti of Ajmer resurrected a poor woman’s dead cow.
Almost a year ago, the VHP had launched their own range of cow urine cosmetics
They managed to start selling cow urine cola (Cow-Ka Cola?) five years ago, but didn’t stop there.
Now they’ve launched a full range of cosmetics (cowsmetics?) made with cow urine and dung. Not only do they believe that these have medicinal value, but also that these are better than the things you get in the market. “The use of gau mutra in medicines and beauty products will help farmers and prevent them from selling cows. Ayurveda talks about use of cow dung to prevent pimples. But people are reluctant to use dung, which is why we are making beauty products out of it,” VHP leader Venkatesh Abdeo told the Asian Age.
Nandini beauty soap: (aloe vera, almond oil and gau mutra)
Lal Dant Manjan: (pudina ka phool, Babool Chhal, cow dung ash)
Harde Churna laxative: (harde soaked in fresh gau mutra)
Snannadi Vilayan bathing liquid: (gau mutra arka, hau maya bhasma)
Nandini skin cream: (gau mutra rasa, gau maya rasa, yellow beeswax)
Nandini dhoop sticks: (cow dung, and various herbs)
As the saying goes, one man’s bullshit (or cow dung) is another man’s moisturiser.