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buy gobar "cow dung" online

I just realised that you can buy cow dung online called "Gobar" on Amazon. Although most people in the West won't need to buy gobar (unless for fertilizers) but for Indians gobar serves multiple purposes.

Personally, we use gobar all the time at home but since I own a cow I never had to buy gobar online, all we have to do is just go to the cow shed and take it.

The cow is a holy animal and is highly revered in the Hindu religion. Even cow urine (called Gau Mutra) has some uses and is bottled and sold in India.


buy gobar cow dung online
Buy gobar online- Gobar being sold on Amazon (withdrawn - not sold anymore)

Some uses of gobar include
  • air purifier, apparently has some anti-microbial properties. 
  • havan or fire rituals in Hindu religious ceremonies (You can learn more on Hinduism in my book).
  • bio-gas to produce electricity although normal households won't be buying it for this purpose.
  • can be used as anti-sceptics as used widely in Ayurvedic medicine.  
  • gobar-cakes can be used for lighting kitchen fires.
Lady using cow dung and straw for cookking
There are a number of places to buy gobar online. For instance you can buy them on Amazon.com as sold by the "The Big Indian Store Cow Dung Dry" or on Ebay or a number of other places.


Click on the image on cow dung above to take you to Amazon to check it out for your self. It might seem odd to some to buy cow dung but in fact its a very useful product. Just ask any Hindu! For those living in the west or cities where they have no access to a cow, it might seem easy for them to just buy the cow dung on the internet. So grab yourself some pure "desi" gobar online.

Please Note: The above gobar has been withdrawn and is not longer available. However a new Gobar item is being sold and is available. Please check it out here - Authentic Angus Cow Dung Patties (1pc)

buy gobar "cow dung" online
 Authentic Angus Cow Dung Patties (1pc)


Remove date from blogger post url

How do you remove the blog date/numbers from the URL of blogger posts? I have been looking for an answer to this question but it seems there is no answer which simply means that we have to live with it. However there is a few things that can be done. The first one is to use a page for your blog. For example if you see about me page, you will see that there is no date in the URL but then it will not appear in your RSS feed. If you are OK with that or you don't have a lot of subscribers then you can simply create a page. Remember you still have to get it out as it wont appear on the homepage.

Remove date from blogger post url
Can you see the numbers at the start of the post. 
There used to be a way to remove the date/numbers from the posts but it has been removed and is no longer possible to switch it off. It would have been nice to remove these dates from the URL as it gives it freshness in the eyes of the reader. But to be honest, it does not really matter as far as SEO is concerned. Most people do not look at the URL when they are reading a website. You will notice that there are no dates at the top or at the bottom of this blog post. The least you can do is just switch it off at under "Layout" and "Post Page Options".

The second thing you could do is move your blog to a platform like WordPress. Here's how to create a website using WordPress. Moving from Blogger to WordPress is easy (not the other way round).

So you just have to live with the fact that you can't remove the date/numbers from the blogger post URL?



The day I died

If you thought that near death experiences was fake, then you might just be wrong. Near death experiences are much more common than you thought. Near death experience is an experience of being dead where the being (perhaps the soul) comes out of the body. People who have experienced it, swear by it. I once had an out of body experience where I actually came out of my body and was hovering on the ceiling looking down upon myself. You can try this for yourself. All you need to do is too sleep with your hand on your chest. Bu then this is nothing compared to the near death experiences some people have experienced. Just watch this amazing documentary made by the BBC. This documentary is rare a one this amazing experience.

 
The Day I Died - NDE - Consciousness Documentary by spiritsandbeyond An interesting book on this is the “Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife” by Eben Alexander.