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the culture of nepal

The culture of Nepal

The culture of Nepal is rich and particular .The cultural heritage of Nepal has increased over the centuries. This multi-dimensional heritage  enclose the diversities of Nepal's native  tribal, and social groups, and it manifests in music and dance; art and craft; folklore and folktales; languages and literature; philosophy and religion; festivals and celebration; foods and drinks. It's culture is mostly influenced by Indian, Mongolian and Tibetan culture.

Dance and music

Tradition state that dances in the Indian subcontinent commenced  in the abode of Lord Shiva — the Himalayas and the Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal — where he  achieved the tandava dance. This express that dance traditions of Nepal are very ancient. With altitudes and  nationality the dances of Nepal slightly change in style as well as in the  apparel  The Dishka, a dance performed at weddings, includes intricate footwork and arm movements. Accompanying music and musical instruments change in tune with the themes, which spin around topics like harvesting of crops, marriage rites, war stories, a lonely girl’s yearning for her love, and several other themes and stories from everyday life in the villages. The  popolar Tharu stick dances, and the crazy peacock dance are two highlights, but there are plenty of other surprises. Expect to be invited to join in the dancing, as the evening reaches it's climax.

The dancing takes place in a special community hall, newly improved with air conditioning added to make the evening more enjoyable in the hot season.

 Festivals and celebrations

Main article: List of festivals in Nepal

 Certain of the festivals of Nepal last from one to  a few days. As a mostly  Hindu and Buddhist nation, most of the Nepalese festivals are religious ones. The festivals of Nepal have their descent  in Hinduism as 82% of the population of the country is Hindu. Buddhism, the second- biggest  religion of the nation which accounts for 9% of the population, has  changed the cultural festivals of Nepal. Dashain or Dusshera is the longest and the most  meaningful festival of Nepal. Generally Dashain falls in late September to mid-October, right after the end of the monsoon season. It is "a day of  achievement over Demons". The Newars celebrate the festival as Mohani. Tihar or Diwali, Holi, Saraswati Puja, Rakshabandhan, Bhai Dooj, Janmashtami, Kali Puja, Gai Jatra, Nag Panchami, Teej, Chhath, Kartik Poornima, Maghe Sankranti, Ganesh Chaturthi, Maha Shivratri and Chhechu are other widely celebrated important festivals of Nepal. New Year's Day of the lunar calendar Nepal Sambat occurs in November. Several Jatras took place throughout the year and public holidays are declared in some regions.

Other important festivals include Buddha Purnima (the celebration of the birth of Buddha)[3] Maha Shivaratri (a festival of Lord Shiva) and during Maha Shivaratri festivities, some people consume enormous drinks and smoke charas.[4] Sherpas, mostly located at higher altitudes and in the Mount Everest region, celebrate Mani Rimdu, for the good of the world.

 Religions and philosophy

Main article: Religion in Nepal

A Buddhist monastery in southern Nepal.

The 2001 census identified 80.6% of the population being Hindu. Buddhism was  exercised by about 11% of the population (although many people labelled Hindu or Buddhist generally  practice a syncretic  mixture of Hinduism, Buddhism, and/or animist traditions). About 3.2%  tradition Islam and 3.6% of the population follows the indigenous Kirant religion. Christianity is practiced officially by less than 0.5%.Hindu and Buddhist traditions in Nepal go back more than two millennia. In Lumbini, Buddha was born, and Pashupatinath temple, Kathamandu, is an old and popolar  Shiva temple of Hindus. Nepal has several other temples and Buddhist  religious as well as places of worship of other monastery groups. Traditionally, Nepalese philosophical thoughts are ingrained with the Hindu and Buddhist philosophical ethos and traditions, which include elements of Kashmir Shaivism, Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism, works of Karmacharyas of Bhaktapur, and tantric traditions. Tantric traditions are deep rooted in Nepal, including the practice of animal  renounce. Five types of animals, always male, are considered acceptable for sacrifice: water buffalo, goats, sheep, chickens, and ducks. Cows are very sacred animals and are never considered acceptable for sacrifice.

To see all veried of Cultural brings you in Nepal. Note : Normally Buddhist religion people lives in Northern site of nepal so when you trekking in nepal you will encounter with Buddhist mostly.

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