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Religion of Nepal

Religion of Nepal

1: Hindu Religion:

Hinduism is the major religion of Nepal. In Nepal 83% people identified themselves as Hindu. There are total 900 million of Hindu people in the world. Hindu religion is also known as “Sanatana Dharma” which means “the eternal law”. The major scriptures of Hinduism are Ramayan, Mahabharat, Upanishad, and Veda. Hindu people go to temple for practiced their religion or worshipped to gods and goddess. Hindu respects the authority of Vedas (a collection of ancient sacred texts) and the Brahmins (priest). Bharma (creator of the world) Vishnu (operator of the world) and Shiva (destroyer of the world) are the main gods of Hindu religion and Hinduism also believes in the incarnation of these three deities. The major Hindu temples of Nepal are Pashupatinath Temple, Manakamana Temple, Dakshinkali Temple, Gorakhnath Temple, Changu Narayan Temple and Tal Barahi Temple. Sankarachayra is said to be the founder of Hindu religion.

Hinduism believes in existence of soul, non-violence, rebirth, hell and heave. In addition, the follower of Hinduism believes in Karmakanda and it is also influenced with tantra, mantra, Jagu and tuna (magic). Hinduism is not founded by particular prophet. Hinduism believes in the supremacy of Vedas. Hinduism supposed to be four chief arms in life which every being should pursue. They are Dharma (righteousness or moral duty), Artha (wealth and prosperity), Kama (worldly desires), and Mokshya (ultimate serenity or liberation). Hinduism emphasizes the illusory nature of the world and the rod of karma in keeping men bound to this world and the cycle of births and deaths. The holy book of Hindu Upanishad and Bhagbatgita consider doing action promoted by desire and attachment would lead suffering. Hinduism believes in detachment, renunciation of worldly life as a precondition to enter spiritual life.

1: Buddhist Religion:

Buddhism is not a religion; rather it is a kind of Philosophy basically based on teachings of Siddhartha Gautam (Buddha). Buddhism gives details about principle of life, peace, non-violence, meditation, truth, wisdom and injustice of the physical world. The main goal of Buddhism is to get nirvana in human life. “Tripitak” is the holy book of Buddhism. Buddha is the father of Buddhism who was born in 2550 years ago in Nepal. Buddha at the age of 29, left wealthy and luxurious King palace in Lumbini with the strong believe that comfortable and rich lifestyle does not guarantee happiness, so he explored different teachings and meditations to find the key pleasure of human being. So, after 6 years of meditation, finally he acquired enlightenment and spent rest of his life teaching about Truth or Dhamma until his death of 80.

The eight noble paths according of Buddha which avoid sufferings are: Right view, Right Determination, Right Action, Right Speech, Right Mind, Right Effort, Livelihood and Right Consternation. Buddha says:

  • There are truth of pain & sufferings.
  • There are truth of causes of pain & sufferings.
  • There are truth of end of Pain & sufferings.
  • There are truth of path that leads to end of the Pain & Sufferings.

So, there is suffering in this world, Suffering exists; it has a cause; it has an end; it has a cause to bring about its end.

3: Christianity:

4: Muslim: