Indian villagers mourn death of temple bull with colourful funeral procession
This clip shows a funeral procession organised to pay respect to an old bull that died of old age.
Villagers are seen mourning the death of the animal, praying, and playing a wide range of instruments in his honor. They walk towards the cemetery with big umbrellas, generally used for deities' processions.
Footage shows the crowd carrying the animal's body to the burial ground. Children cry for the loss.
Bulls are considered sacred in many parts of India. This one was reared in a temple located in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu's Sivagnangai district and was used in the village for breeding purposes.