Religions in Nepal


Nepal which is officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal; which is a non-coastal country in South Asia and the world's most new nation to become a republic. To the south east and west it is bordered by Republic of India and o the north by the People's Republic of China. Nepal has a population of around 30 million and an area of 56,827 square meters. By land accumulation Nepal is the world's 93rd largest country and the 41st most crowded country. Kathmandu is the largest urban city and nation's capital.


Nepal is a country having highly varied and rich topography, civilization, and religions. World’s ten highest mountains are contained by its north, which includes the highest Sagarmatha, known as Mount Everest in English. South is which is rich and muggy, is heavily developed. It has over 240 peaks which are approximately more than 20,000 ft (6,096 m) above the sea level.



Large majority of Nepal’s people practice Hinduism, more than in any other nation. Although Buddhism is the faith of minority in the country, and in history it’s linked with Nepal as the origin of the Buddha. And around semi of the population is living lower the international poverty line.


Hinduism is followed by the overpowering majority in Nepal. The guardian goddess of the country is considered Shiva. For the largest Shiva temple in the world Nepal is home to the, there is one of thefamous Temple of Hindus where Hindus come for pilgrimage from all over the world which is known as Pashupatinath Temple. According to folklore, Sita Devi of the classic Ramayana was born in the Mithila Empire of King Janaka Raja.


A Buddhist pilgrimage site known as Lumbini is Near the Indian border. It is held to be the hometown in about 563 B.C. of Siddhartha Gautama, a Kshatriya social group prince of the Sakya kinfolk, who gave birth to the Buddhist custom as the Buddha Gautama. A large ascetic zone is built around the sacred site of Lumbini, in which only monasteries can be built. There exist all three major branches of Buddhism in Nepal and the people of Newar have their own branch of the belief. Buddhism is the dominant religion of the lightly inhabited northern regions, which are inhabited by Tibetan-related peoples, such as the Sherpa.


Buddha was born as a Hindu. He is said to be a successor of Vedic Sage Angirasa as well, in many Buddhist manuscripts. Gautama Maharishi is considered as to be the Buddha's family surname. Due to the civilizing and chronological combination of Hindu and Buddhist beliefs the divergences between Hindus and Buddhists have been negligible in Nepal. In western sense of world usually Buddhism and Hinduism were never two different religions. Common temples and worship common divinities are shared by the faiths in Nepal. Among other citizens of Nepal, those who were more influenced by Hinduism were the Sunwar, Gurkhas, Limbu and Rai and the Magar. Hindu influence is less prominent among the Gurung, Bhutia, and Thakali groups are less influenced by Hinduism, they utilize Buddhist clerics for their religious rituals.


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