Baths, garlands for man's best friend at Nepal's canine festival
The Straits Times|November 05, 2021
Hindus across Nepal honored their dogs with baths, garlands, and special treats on the second day of the five-day Tihar festival, during which even crows and cows get respect.

KATHMANDU Hindus across Nepal honored their dogs with baths, garlands, and special treats on the second day of the five-day Tihar festival, during which even crows and cows get respect.

Devout Hindus consider the dog to be the messenger of Yamaraj, the god of death and believe that worshipping the animal makes the deity happy.

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