View Full Version : Dog worship day in Katmandu

Wednesday, October 29th, 2003, 03:28 AM
Police dogs with garlands and traditional colors marking their foreheads pose after being worshipped and given food during the dog worship day in Katmandu October 24, 2003. Nepal is celebrating the Deepawali festival for five days during which Nepalese Hindus worship crows, dogs, cows and the godess of wealth. Deepawali is the second great festival of the Nepalese.

Nepalese police officer Dandapani Bhattarai garlands a police dog during a ceremony in conjunction with the Deepawali festival in Katmandu October 24, 2003.

Wednesday, October 29th, 2003, 09:29 AM
What!! No basset hounds up there on the pedestal? If they are going to worship a dog it might as well be a noble one like the basset.;)

Claus von Stauffenberg
Thursday, October 30th, 2003, 04:03 PM
Dog worship in KATmandu?!

Saturday, November 8th, 2003, 04:51 PM
If "1.27 billion people ' can worship an inert black meteorite each day, why not tolerate the few millions who worship 'Man's best friend'.

At least a dog can respond with cuddly canine gestures (no I'm not thinking of leg mounting) and gives one an excuse to go to the Pub as a place of worship with said canine deity.