Historically, after a maharaja died in Indiia, his widows would throw themselves alive on his funeral pyre. This was known as "sati". On their way to die, they left their handprint at the gates of the palace..
This huge brute came behind me and head butted me aggressively out of its way as I was photographing this wonderful painted building(haveli). Such animals are common wandering the streets of towns in India.