Adorable Footage Show Dogs Being Worshipped By Nepalese Policemen

Published October 20, 2017 175 Plays

Rumble We all love our canine companions and we protect them with our lives, but the police force in Nepal takes it one step further. During the revered festival of Kukur Tihar, also known as a dog festival, the Nepalese policemen worship their service dogs in celebration.

Nepalese Hindu celebrate the beautiful bond between them and their furry friends a day before Diwali or the festival of lights, every year. Whether they are pets or strays, <a href="" target="_blank">dogs</a> are decked up with garlands and wreaths of flowers and adorned with vermilion as show of respect.

The celebrated canines are also given special treats including milk, eggs, meat, high-quality dog food or anything that one likes to eat after the ceremony. <a href="" target="_blank">Police dogs</a> get an extra treat on the day - they are given a day off from being law-enforcers and instead are showered with love and affection.

The Central Police Dog Training School in Kathmandu shows the officers taking their Black and Golden Retrievers and German Shepherd Dogs for a parade, before smearing them with powder colours and garlands.

In Hindu mythology, the God of Death has two watchdogs who guard the gates of Hell. People from the Hindu community in the tiny Himalayan country believe that the most-trusted animals can sense any impending danger, importantly death and save them from any mishap.