Saturday, January 10, 2009

A Dog & It's Day

As the saying goes... Every Dog Has It's Day, which means that everyone is successful during some period in their life. But looking at the absolute meaning, Dogs indeed have one day in their lives in Nepal.
Kukur Tihar - "Dogs Day" is a festival in Nepal when dogs are worshiped, fed and given a VIP treatment. A dog plays many roles in our society. We have dogs in our houses as guardian of the house. As the legend also says, according to the Hindu scripture, the Mahabharat, dogs accompanied Dharmaraj Yudhisthir on his journey to heaven and that there is a dog at Yama's gate guarding the gate to the underworld. The dog is also the steed of the fearful Bhairab, the god of destruction. So on this day a big red tika is put on a dog's forehead and a beautiful garland around the neck. After worshipping the dog, it is given very delicious meal. This day the saying 'every dog has his day' comes true; for even a stray dog is looked upon with respect. Nepalese pray to the dog to guard their house as he guards the gate of the underworld and to divert destruction away from their homes.
Everyone indeed has it's own Day...

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