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Nepal's Dog Worshiping Festival Will Bring A Shame To The Chinese Yulin Festival

Dogs, the best friends of human beings are worshiped and shown gratitude to in Nepal on the second day of the five-day long Hindu festival of Tihar. The dog worship is called Kukur Puja, where dogs are worshiped and treated with the best food. Dogs are believed to be the messengers of Lord Yamraj, the God of Death. 

Kukur Puja is a way of thanking dogs for being the most loyal and adorable of all animals. Kukur Puja is also called  'Khicha Puja' by the Newars, the natives of the Kathmandu Valley. Also, 'Narka Chaturdashi' is also celebrated on the second day of Tihar festival. Tihar is a similar festival as Diwali only with some regional variances.

Moreover, on the first day of Tihar Festival, Crows/Ravens are adored by offering them sweets and dishes which are served on the rooftops of houses. This act of worship is believed to avert evil, grief and death from the house. The third day is celebrated as Gai Tihar, devoted to the service of cows. They are bathed luxuriously and fed the best grass. They are the symbol of prosperity and worshiping them is believed to bring prosperity in people's lives. On the fourth day of Tihar festival, Oxen are worshiped as 'Govardhan Puja'. 

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Nepal's Dog Worshiping Festival Will Bring A Shame To The Chinese Yulin Festival

Nepal's Dog Worshiping Festival Will Bring A Shame To The Chinese Yulin Festival

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And this is what they actually deserve.

And this is what they actually deserve.

Dogs are worshiped as they are believed to be the messengers of Yamraj, The God of Death.

Dogs are worshiped as they are believed to be the messengers of Yamraj, The God of Death.

They are adored to be the most loyal animal to humans.

They are adored to be the most loyal animal to humans.

They are honored for their love and loyalty with beautiful garlands and vibrant colored powders.

They are honored for their love and loyalty with beautiful garlands and vibrant colored powders.

They receive great food from the locals and are made to feel like a King.

They receive great food from the locals and are made to feel like a King.

Kukur Puja is celebrated on the second day of the five day festival of Tihar.

Kukur Puja is celebrated on the second day of the five day festival of Tihar.

The Nepalese Police worship and pamper their trained dogs as their darlings.

The Nepalese Police worship and pamper their trained dogs as their darlings.

On the day of Kukur Puja, people go door to door dancing and singing and collect offerings for dogs.

On the day of Kukur Puja, people go door to door dancing and singing and collect offerings for dogs.

The beautiful relationship between dogs and human beings is cherished.

The beautiful relationship between dogs and human beings is cherished.

Kukur Puja is a generous way of thanking dogs for being the best and cutest friends of humans.

Kukur Puja is a generous way of thanking dogs for being the best and cutest friends of humans.

We hope to see more and more similar festivals worshiping animals around the world.

We hope to see more and more similar festivals worshiping animals around the world.

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