In the national newspaper the logo at top of newspaper a character is depicted at left. It was believed by some to be Kamadhenu from Hindu mythology. But why those wings?... so much like the Ahura Mazda of Zoroastrian faith from Persia:
Known as Gayomard, the sculpture reveals the body of a bull, the face of a human being and the wings of a supernatural being.
Can someone enlighten who he or she, in The Hindu logo, is supposed to actually represent?
It is undeniable that the cow is held in highest veneration among the Hindus, but that is not the point here.
Wiki reference unedited to an extent reinforces the above:
This vision of Kamadhenu, the wish-granting cow of ancient Hindu legend, combines a white zebu cow with the crowned, frontal female face, colorful “eagle” wings, and peacock tail of Buraq, the animal (horse) that the prophet Muhammad rode to heaven on his night journey (Miraj). From at least the fifteenth century, Persian paintings showed Buraq with a horse’s body, wings, and a woman’s face; the peacock tail may have been an Indian addition. Popular portrayals of Kamadhenu in India today often show her in this Indo-Persian composite form; this may be one of the earliest images to merge the visual characteristics of the Hindu Kamadhenu with the Islamic Buraq.
So although wingless form is in the scriptures, this winged Avatar is not indigenous to Hindu India but is adapted, as Hinduism sanctions proper assimilation.. or so it appears to me even now.
The winged creature can be also found in ( Indonesian Blog, page 3 Figure 1: 3 = Winged Winged Cow Man ):
Penemuan Modern. Pada tahun 1843, Botta, konsul Perancis di Mossoul, menemukan istana raja Assyria di bawah sebuah bukit dekat Tigris. Di sini untuk pertama kalinya orang bisa melihat produksi seni Assyria; sapi bersayap yang dipahat di batu, yang ditempatkan di gerbang istana ditemukan utuh, dan dipindahkan ke Museum Louvre di Paris. Penggalian Botta menarik perhatian Eropa, sehingga banyak ekspedisi dikirimkan. Place dan Layard berhasil menemukan reruntuhan istana lainnya. Reruntuhan ini terjaga dengan baik, terlindungi oleh kekeringan iklim dan oleh lapisan bumi. Mereka menemukan dinding yang dihiasi dengan relief dan lukisan; patung dan prasasti ditemukan dalam jumlah yang besar.
Modern Discovery. In 1843, Botta, the French consul in Mossoul, discovered the king's palace of Assyria under a hill near the Tigris. Here for the first time one can see the art production of Assyria; The winged cow carved in stone, placed at the palace gate found intact, and transferred to the Louvre Museum in Paris. The excavation of Botta drew European attention, so many expeditions were sent. Place and Layard managed to find other palace ruins. These ruins are well preserved, protected by climate drought and by layers of the earth. They find walls decorated with reliefs and paintings; Statues and inscriptions are found in large numbers.