Dogs are an important part of many people’s lives. Nepal recognizes that dogs are our friends, and they have a festival every year to thank them.
Specific to Nepal, there is a day during this celebration dedicated to all the Dogs, called Kukur Tihar, specifically to thank our 4-legged companions for always being our loyal friends.
It is called Kukur Tihar or Kukur Puja (worship of the dogs).
The images honoring these animals are truly breathtaking.
The thought of this beautiful festival is lightening the heavy hearts of dog lovers everywhere, amid horrendous news bites from another kind of festival in Yulin, China, recently.
With red powder, the dogs are marked on their foreheads as a sign of sacredness.
In the Tihar Festival dogs are worshiped as representations of the Hindu god Bhairav.
And remember, you don’t have to live in Nepal to take part in this festival. You can celebrate your dog’s greatness every day just by being a responsible and loving pet parent – but if you want to break out the daisy chains for your pup, we’re sure they won’t protest.
Such a beautiful celebration! Bravo! How will you honor your dog today?
Source: The Mind Unleashed
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