Did you know that in India horses are considered divine? And that all horses descend from a winged horse with seven heads which emerged out of the ocean? All that is mythology of course, but even still, horses and horse traditions are crazy enough with the curly eared Marwaris and getting your horses blessed by the goddess! Today Ute will tell you about all this and how horses came to India in the first place! Be prepared for an amazing journey through time which includes a seven-headed horses, a monkey king and a buffalo demon!
Buffalo Demons & Seven-headed horses!
In today’s episode Ute talks about horsey traditions of her adopted country India such as the Ashwa Pooja and Indian horse mythology and the history of horses in India.
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- Learn about the recent Navratri festival
- What a buffalo demon and a monkey God have to do with it
- Why Indians bless their horses during Navratri
- Different Indian horse breeds
Thank you for tuning in and happy trails!
We want to tell you a bit more about the Equestrian Adventuresses book series.
As you probably know by now, Ute is a huge book lover and carries a book with her, wherever she goes.
She loves reading the stories about women adventuring with horses all around the world in our Equestrian Adventuresses Book Series.
So if you like to read horsy stories, go ahead and get your copy today!
The books are available as e-book, paperback and soon all will be available as audiobooks as well.
- Join our Facebook Group to see some photos of the Ashwa Pooja Ceremony
- Video of the Ashwa Pooja Ceremony
- Podcast Episode about horses in India & Canada
Thanks for listening to our horse podcast for Equestrian Adventuresses!