‘Karim Kurangu Rasayanam’ (Black Monkey Potion) was touted as a health enhancer and sold to those seeking health many years back.
A definition on rasayana says:
‘Rasayana therapy enriches rasa with nutrients to help one attain longevity, memory, intelligence, health, youthfulness, excellence of luster, complexion and voice, optimum development of physique and sense organs, mastery over phonetics, respectability and brilliance’.
It sounds good but this particular one had the beautiful innocent monkey as ingredient.
That’s pathetic, humans used to kill these beautiful creatures for cure of sins out of bad living habits and seeking better health.
Thankfully it’s all changed. Co-existence is the norm, warmly embraced by all good people and forced on those, if any living, with the evil intentions.
I found about 20 of them visiting the beautiful nature resort ‘Spice Village’ in Thekkady, Kerala.
And one can see them moving effortlessly from branch to branch on the forested shores of Periyar lake while taking the magnificent boat safari through the Thekkady Wildlife Sanctuary.
By the way, it’s said that the black monkey, when cornered by the gun pointing wicked hunter, used to fold their hands pleading for life before the trigger was pulled.
Ashamed of such cruelty.