Dogs are truly man’s best buddy, without a doubt. They add value to our lives in a variety of ways. People all over the world can’t fathom their lives without them and pay tribute to them in various ways. In Nepal, for example, an annual celebration honors the amazing link we share with our dogs.
The purpose of the Day of the Dogs festival is to appreciate and honor dogs for their friendliness and loyalty. Kukur Tihar or Kukur Puja are other names for it (worship of the dogs). It occurs during the Hindu festival of lights, known as “biwali,” which takes place in October and November. This period is associated with Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, and it marks the start of the Indian fiscal year. Light triumphs over darkness, good triumphs over evil, and knowledge triumphs over ignorance on Diwali.
The dogs are blessed with a “Tika,” a red mark on their forehead, at the celebration. As part of the celebration, they are also given flower garlands and food.
Because Hindus believe that dogs are the messengers of Yamaraj, the God of Death, they believe that keeping the dogs amused will placate Yamaraj.
At this special occasion, all dogs are welcomed and cherished. Pets, as well as stray dogs and cats, are given royal treatment. Meat, eggs, milk, and high-quality dog food are fed to them. In Nepal, this is a lovely time of year when the city is illuminated by lights and people clean their homes and courtyards. They make a wish for Laxmi, the Goddess of Wealth, to come to their homes and bless them.
The animals appear to be pleased and content to be the center of attention in the photographs, but we believe that every day should be Dog Day.