Go-var which means cow-boon is considered to be very sacred in ancient Hindu texts.
Cow Dung Cakes have been used in traditional Indian Households for Hawan Kund, Yagnas, Ceremonies, Rituals, etc. When burnt with ghee it removes the negative energy from home and produces PRANA (Oxygen) in the environment. Its smoke acts as an Insect Repellent and a Disinfectant.
In Havans or Yagnas, the dry cow dung is used in the fire pyre. This leads to giving out fresh air in the environment thereby acting as an anti-pollutant.