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Nepal Celebrates An Annual Festival Dedicated To Worshiping Dogs And It’s Beautiful

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    Apparently, in Nepal they have a day dedicated to worshiping dogs and is known as the Kukur Tihar festival.

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    The Hindu festival is a five-day celebration, where each day is dedicated to different religious figures including cow, crow, and dog, which signify deep relations between human beings, gods, and animals.

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    The second day, Kukur Tihar, is dedicated to worshiping and appreciating our four-legged friends, dogs.

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    On that day, dogs are showered with love and treats and you can clearly see how happy they are from the photos below.

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    The reason for this exclusive treatment is rooted in Hindu mythology. Bhairava, an avatar of Lord Shiva has a dog as his vahana, who is known as Shvan.

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    Stray dogs and pets are all treated alike and are worshipped according to proper Hindu rituals

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    Tilak or red tika is put on their forehead and they are offered garlands as a mark of respect.


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    The dogs are treated to milk, eggs, meat, high-quality dog food or other tasty foods. After all, they deserve it.

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