Kalimpong Animal Shelter and Darjeeling Animal Shelter this year too celebrated Kukur Tihar (Dog festival) and honoured the dogs for their friendship , trust and loyalty. This is a day dedicated to dogs a day prior to the festival of lights ( Diwali). On this day, dogs are worshipped and treated with good meals.
As the story goes in Hindu mythology that ‘dogs have been the guardians, watchmen and protectors on the gates of hell’ with this, the tradition has been passed down and is thus, celebrated in a kind way honouring dogs.
Photos attached below of both Kas and Das