The dog is the messenger and guardian of Yama, the ruler of the dead.
It is said that a dog also guards the gates of the afterlife.
In another sacred text, the king of righteousness, Yudhishthira, vehemently refused to enter heaven without his beloved canine companion.
Dogs also represent the concept of dharma, otherwise known as the path of righteousness.
Dogs are cherished, thanked, and honored for being trusted, loyal friends.
Not just pets — even stray dogs are celebrated on Kukur Tihar!
If dogs could speak, they’d probably say their favorite part about the holiday is the food.
They may receive treats such as meat, eggs, milk, or high-quality dog food.
The dogs must love all the attention and praise they receive on Kukur Tihar.
Some cats even get in on this holiday!
Although not all of them enjoy it.
Maybe Kukur Tihar is best left up to the doggos.
Thank you for being our best friends!
Heather Johnson Yu Born at a very young age; self-made thousandaire. Recommended by 4 out of 5 people that recommend things. Covered in cat hair. Probably the best sleeper in the world. Still haven't completed the civil war quest in Skyrim but I'm kind of okay with that. Too rad to be sad.
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