A rare event occured in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, after residents of the area flocked to an animal shelter to seek the blessings of a calf, that unfortunately died an hour after it was born. Notably, for those living the area, the calf was an incarnation of Lord Vishnu.
Why was he hailed as Lord Vishnu?
Because the calf was born with facial features of a human being. Villagers believed that the calf was Gokarna, one of the 24 incarnations of Lord Vishnu.
A few hours later, those living in the area placed the dead calf in a glass box and word spread quickly about the birth of a god like animal.
Social media sensation
The video of villagers seeking blessings and laying garlands went viral on the social media internet. According to reports, the villagers are now planning to build a temple for the calf.
People believe that it is an avatar of Lord Vishnu as it’s a similar character mentioned in Bhagavata Puran, a Hindu religious text.
“God has taken birth from the body of a local cow. We came here to seek his blessings. Religiously, it is an avatar of Vishnu. We believe it’s a similar character mentioned in Bhagavata Puran, a Hindu religious text,” said a 50-year-old businessman.
The calf will reportedly be cremated after three days and a temple will be built for him. This avatar has most definitely created a devotion feeling amongst the people.
The doctors on the other hand have said that the cow’s facial deformity is a medical anomaly. They rubbished rumours, stating that this could have happened if a gene didn’t develop well.