Dogs have always been seen down by people. They are treated as nasty, mad and unwanted creatures. You must have most frequently come across people abusing others in the name of a dog.
Even if human beings know deep in their heart that they are more loyal, most friendly and extremely trustworthy; yet they mistreat and exploit them. Well! there’s a news for those who hate Dogs.
STOP HATING DOGS! They are the representation of God. Want proofs? Here come’s the stories.
Hinduism worships Lord Shiva blindly. He is considered to be the ultimate and the God of Gods. You will be amazed to know that Dogs are highly associated with one of the incarnations of Lord Shiva. You can see God Bhairava with a black dog. It is believed that dogs are an incarnation of Bhairava.
Hinduism also shows the connection of Dogs with Lord Dattatreya. Dattatraya was an incarnation of the Trimurti (Brahma, Vishnu and Maheswar). This God was always followed by four dogs which symbolically represent the four Vedas.
Lord Yama had taken the form of a Dog to accompany Yudhistira during their final journey. He was testing the dharma of the Pandavas.
Indra Dev (the king of Devas) has a dog named Sarama. This dog is supposed to have helped the Devas bring back their stolen cows by demons.
Sarama is the mother of all dogs and is the daughter of Daksha (sister of Sati). The Bhagavata Purana regards Sarama as the mother of all beasts of prey. In some places of South people worship Sarama.
A dog is also noted in the Rigveda as the guardian of the house of Varuna and is named as Vastospati.
Yama the Hindu God of Death has four Dogs guarding his treacherous adobe. These four dogs have four eyes and are demonish enough to away any creature.
Instances of Dog worship
In Nepal, people celebrate a special day dedicated to the worship of Dogs known as Kukur Tihar. These rituals are done during the period of Diwali. People put tilak on their forehead and make them wear the garland of flowers. They are also offered delicious food and then prayed to bless them.
Many consider that feeding black dogs and behaving good with them will remove the extreme malefic effects of the planet Saturn and Rahu.
Dogs are also worshiped widely in many parts of Sikkim and North Bengal.
In India, there is a custom of making young girls marry Dogs who have a Mangal Dosh in their horoscope.