|
|
|
|
Search: 
Latin American Herald Tribune
Venezuela Overview
Venezuelan Embassies & Consulates Around The World
Sites/Blogs about Venezuela
Venezuelan Newspapers
Facts about Venezuela
Venezuela Tourism
Embassies in Caracas

Colombia Overview
Colombian Embassies & Consulates Around the World
Government Links
Embassies in Bogota
Media
Sites/Blogs about Colombia
Educational Institutions

Stocks

Commodities
Crude Oil
US Gasoline Prices
Natural Gas
Gold
Silver
Copper

Euro
UK Pound
Australia Dollar
Canada Dollar
Brazil Real
Mexico Peso
India Rupee

Antigua & Barbuda
Aruba
Barbados
Cayman Islands
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica

Grenada
Haiti
Jamaica
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Belize
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama

Bahamas
Bermuda
Mexico

Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay

What's New at LAHT?
Follow Us On Facebook
Follow Us On Twitter
Most Viewed on the Web
Popular on Twitter
Receive Our Daily Headlines


  HOME | Arts & Entertainment

Nepalese Hindus Mark Day of the Cow as Part of Tihar Festivities

KATHMANDU – Hindus in Nepal marked the day of the cow by worshiping the bovines on Wednesday, day three of the Tihar festival, or Diwali, the country’s second-most important religious festival.

During Gai Tihar people worship cows, which are considered to be the incarnation of Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth, fortune and prosperity.

Across Nepal, devotees garlanded cows with marigold flowers and offered them food, he added.

Gai puja falls on the third day of the five-day Tihar festival, which celebrates not just human-divine but also human-animal relationships.

Apart from cows, considered a sacred animal by Hindus, dogs, crows and oxen are also celebrated during the festival.

On Wednesday evening, devotees will also worship the idols of goddess Laxmi at home, with prayers and offerings.

Hindus believe that during Tihar, the goddess will visit their homes if they are lit, clean and beautifully decorated.

To welcome the goddess, homes are cleaned and lit up with fairy lights and earthen lamps, and decorated with flowers.

Bright rangolis – colorful, intricate designs often drawn with rice flour or colors – light up entrances to homes and offices.

Gambling, especially card games, is also a popular part of the festivities and considered auspicious.

 

Enter your email address to subscribe to free headlines (and great cartoons so every email has a happy ending!) from the Latin American Herald Tribune:

 

Copyright Latin American Herald Tribune - 2005-2019 © All rights reserved