The day of the dogsKukur Tihar, the festival dedicated to dogs, is being observed across the country on the second day of the festival of lights.
Kukur Tihar, the festival dedicated to the worship of dogs, is being celebrated across the country on Saturday.
The day is observed every year on the second day of Tihar, the biggest festival of Nepali Hindus, after Dashain.
Dogs have been considered faithful companions to humans since ancient times, for which they are often regarded as the symbol of loyalty and trust. On this day, people worship the canines with vermilion powder, garland them and offer delicious food.
Post Photographer Elite Joshi took some photos of the festival being observed at Sneha’s Care, an organisation dedicated to the rescue and welfare of street dogs, at Bhaisepati, Lalitpur.