Today we are going to share with you about the bizarre way of celebrating the festival of Diwali in Nepal. If Diwali is called India's biggest festival, there will be no exaggeration. This festival is celebrated with great pomp in the entire country. People start preparing for it several days in advance. This festival of Diwali lasts for about 5 days. In which Dhanteras, Diwali, Chhoti Diwali and Bhai Dooj are the main ones.
Now you all know very well how Diwali is celebrated in India. But do you know what is done on the day of Diwali in Nepal, India's neighboring country? You will be surprised that the people of Nepal worship the dog on Diwali. Diwali in Nepal is also called Tihar. Their Diwali is like our Diwali. These people also light a lamp, men wear clothes, give gifts. However, the next day, Nepalese celebrate another Diwali. This Diwali is called Kukur Tihar. On this day, dogs are respected a lot and they are also worshiped. Nepalese celebrate this festival for 5 days. Not only dogs but other animals like cow, bull and crow, etc. are also worshiped.
It is worth noting that these animals are hinged, garlanded and curd is also fed to them. Also, they are fed with milk and eggs. By doing this, these people pray to God that the dogs should always be with them. Now many of you must also be wondering why these Nepali people worship the dog on Diwali? So, let us take the curtain off this secret too. In Nepal, dog worship is also a special reason during Diwali.
Actually, there are beliefs that dogs are the messengers of Yama deity. Nepali people believe that dogs continue to protect you even after they die. In such a situation, these people worship dogs. Actually, this is a kind of message that animals also have great importance in a world full of humans. Many Nepalese also feed stray dogs on this day. Now, this is good work, so there is no harm in it.