People and Religion

Hinduism and Buddhism are the two main religions in Nepal. The advent mixes of Buddhism and Hinduism have co-existed that have shown with the complete mix of temples, stupa and other religious shrines at the same boundary. The religion practice is the very important part of the lives of the Nepalese people. Mythologies of various Hindu god and goddesses abound in this country and cultural values, are based on the philosophies of holy books like the Gita, Ramayana, etc. however the Buddha never wrote his Dharma {religion} or teaching, a schism later developed. However, both Hindu and Buddhist worshippers may regard the same god with different names while performing religious rites.
In this regards both religions are practiced in the country as well as other religion like Islam, Christianity, Muslim, Bon, etc. The religion also varies according to its geographical features of the country. The people of the high Himalaya, such as Sherpa, tamang, Tibetans, Gurung, magar, mainly practice Buddhism and the Newar in the Katmandu valley, as well as all people in the country practiced both Hinduism and Buddhism. Some of the earliest rulers the Kirats practice their own kind of religion based on their own ancestor worship and the Tharus practice animism.
The practice of these religions can see clearly in the temples, stupa, or even at home. Women and children visit neighborhood shrines at dawn to offer worship to the Gods, Holding plates of rice, flower ad vermilion powder, they perform worship by lighting incense, ringing the temple bell, and applying tika, a red paste, on their foreheads. Passers by stop at temples and show their reverence to the god by spending a few minutes praying .Occasionally , groups of men sit new temples playing music an singing hymns until midnight. However essential follow it in the different festivals.

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