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DOMESTIC CAT


Scientific NameFelis silvestris Linn
Common NameDomestic Cat, Billi (Hindi), Poonai (Tamil)
DistributionThroughout India

In religion and mythology

The cat is identified as the vehicle of Goddess Shashti, a goddess of fertility. The cult of this Goddess is popular in West Bengal and Maharashtra.

A cat crossing one’s path is considered to be inauspicious and a superstitious person would go back and re-start his mission.

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