Animals have always been a part of people’s lives. Throughout history, animals have been helping people by providing work, food and a basic economy. Unfortunately, not all animals are treated with love and respect. Animal abuse still remains one of the greatest issues that needs to be resolved. Luckily, there are countries such as India and Thailand where animals have been traditionally considered sacred. In Hinduism, animals are key element of every religious ceremony. We rounded up four of the most prominent religion-themed events in Hindu culture that are all about animals and their significance for humanity.
Nepal’s Festival To Celebrate Dogs
There is an anual festival in Nepal that thanks dogs for being our friends. On this day, hundreds of dogs are showered with love and attention. It’s not only about the domestic dogs, but the stray ones as well. The dogs are offered garlands, tika (a mark on the forehead) and tons of delicious treats, all in an effort to express appreciation for their loyalty. Now, that’s how animals should be treated.