There is little doubt that people are grateful that they have dogs in their life. However, a Nepalese festival takes the canine appreciation to a completely different level. Tihar is a Hindu festival that celebrates animals and siblings during a five-day period. Not surprisingly, the second day known as Kukur Tihar is a truly special one because it honors dogs and their friendship with mankind.
Tihar is also known as the festival of lights and is celebrated in October or November. The festival honors Laxmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth, fortune, and prosperity. In the five days of the festival, people pay tribute to crows, cows, oxen, and even brothers. However, it is Kukur Tihar and the absolute worship of dogs that always gets the biggest international coverage.
A lucky pooch is showered with flower petals and covered with colorful powder during the Hindu festival.
During Kukur Tihar, people honor their beloved pets by placing tika on their foreheads. The dogs are also given colorful flower garlands and treated with delicious food.
A group of puppies pose with their garlands as policemen celebrate Kukur Puja.
Pets are not the only ones who are celebrated during Kukur Tihar. The Nepalese policemen also take time to honor canines who are part of the force and thank them for their loyalty and bravery.
Dogs certainly hold a special place in Hindu mythology. In Mahabharata, the deity Bhairava has a dog for his vahana or steed. Sarama, the mythological mother of all dogs, appears as Indra’s companion in Rigveda.
In addition to helping the god-king recover his stolen divine cattle, Sarama also taught people how to milk cows and therefore save humanity.
In Hindu legend, dogs are believed to protect Yama, the god of death as well as the gates of Naraka.
Although Kukur Tihar is certainly a wonderful festival that allows animal lovers to worship dogs, it is important to remember that your furry companions need to be loved every day. Nevertheless, Kukur Puja is a colorful and happy reminder that dogs chose to become man’s most loyal companions.
11 Things That Immediately Destroy A First Impression
#3 is just plain rude.
There’s a reason why people say you can’t make the first impression twice. It’s either you nailed it, or you didn’t.
A first impression truly last, which is why it plays a vital role when you meet someone. Here are 11 things that immediately destroy the first impression.
1. The way you present your opinion on things.
5-Year-Old Prince George Is “Very Chatty and Charming,” According to Source
The future King of England is turning out to be a regular 5-year-old.
Being in the public eye can be very difficult for young children. However, it looks like Prince George is taking it all in stride. The five-year-old member of the British Royal Family reportedly enjoys doing things that regular kids do and has a very distinct personality.
It certainly has been a busy year for Prince George. The little royal has just had a younger brother Prince Louis last April. In addition to that, the young prince attended the wedding of his uncle Prince Harry to Meghan Markle. However, the highlight of George's year is undoubtedly his fifth birthday, which was celebrated on July 22. Interestingly, the tiny Royal Family member has just been revealed to be just a regular boy with fun in his mind.
Prince George poses with his parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, his sister Princess Charlotte, and his younger brother Prince Louis at the latter's christening.
5-Year-Old Nigerian Child Hailed As New ‘Most Beautiful Girl In The World’ On Instagram
Instagram netizens are praising her “stunning eyes” and “doll-like” features.
Social media netizens over at Instagram are hailing a 5-year-old Nigerian child as the new “most beautiful girl of the world.” Her natural beauty has left many stunned and her pictures went viral after attracting thousands of likes and comments.
The photos were uploaded online by Mofe Bamuyiwa who works as a lifestyle and portrait photographer in Lagos, Nigeria. In one of the images, Bamuyiwa described Jare, the young girl, as an angel.