KATHMANDU: The second day of Tihar is being observed with the worship of goddess Laxmi and man's faithful companion, the dog with great revelry throughout the country on Saturday.

People worship the dog in the morning by preparing special food for dogs and honouring them as Yamadut. Laxmi is worshipped in the evening with homes and streets lit up with palas and electric lights. People also clean their homes and surroundings to accord her a special welcome.

Women fast the entire day and break their fast with Laxmi Prasad in the evening. The day is also called ‘Narak Chaturdarshi’ with Naraks being floated down the river at daybreak.