Balinese Sacred White Cow

Discovering the Sacred White Cow in Taro Village

As we know, Bali is beautiful island which has many unique cultures and amazing tourism destination. Taro Village is one of amazing tourism destination. This place will give you something new while having your holiday in Bali. Have you ever heard about white cow from Taro Village? Don’t worry, you will get all the information about white cow.

Location of Taro Village

Taro Village is located in Tegalalang District, Gianyar Regency. It will take 1.5 hours, if you stay in Kuta area or 45 kilometers. Taro Village also called by the village of white cow. Taro Village is not only famous for its elephants, it is also home to dozens of white cows deemed sacred.

Characteristic of the cow


The cow in Taro Village is different than the other cow in Indonesia. The characterized of this cow is has white leather and feather, the iris is limpid, the color of horn is more faded than the other, and can’t be exposed direct sunlight. Local people called this cow with Taro’s Cow which is the endemic from Taro Village.There are at least 40 white cows bred in the village.

The Sacred White Cow


This unique cow having become a tourist attraction throughout the country is so far still well preserved. Even, one of the ancestral heritages is highly trustworthy because it is believed as the vehicle of Lord Shiva. Existence of this animal is purified by local community. Even, they are given a special nickname. For bulls, they are called Ida Bagus Lanang, while the heifers are called Si Luh. It is said the white cow is the descendant of the Nandini cow. To Balinese people, it poses a complementary means of ceremonies called Ngasti. They are not given any special breeding treatment, but when they die, the remains have to be buried near their stall.

Preserve the Population


To preserve the population, the local community is now building a cage for maintaining their health. This rare animal is made a space within an area of 5 hectares as its native habitat. The making of cage also poses the arrangement for the convenience of visitors who want to see the existence of the native animal to Taro village. Beside the holy white cow, Taro Village has amazing temple, as known Gunung Raung Temple You can enjoy the natural scenery of rice field and hills. Beside of that, this village will offers you the fresh atmosphere and the best place for relaxing your mind.


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