This image is (rather,used to be) a very common sight in rural India. Cow excreta is very rich in minerals has a surprising amount of uses; cow urine is used as a disinfectant and biofertilizer, and the dung is used as fuel, for storing seeds, and in summers is spread on the floors and walls of huts as it lowers the ambient temperature,in addition to acting as a disinfectant.
Unfortunately, these practices are slowly disappearing, as houses are being made with "modern" materials, and a number of more convenient (albeit,less sustainable) tools (like gas stoves, are available on the market.
In this tutorial, I'll be illustrating how to prepare the cowpat, and also a few of its uses.
Step 1: collecting the fresh dung
Collect the dung in small balls, approx 15cm in diameter.