Friday, January 25, 2008

Culture of Nepal

Culture of Nepal has it’s own character diversing place to place. The culture in this country varies in Many religions, castes etc. This is the destiny for both Hindus and Buddhist being the country of Pashupatinath temple, birth place of lord Buddha, work and birth land of many a lot of religions. Pashuapatinath Temple is considered to be the greatest holy temple for Hinduism for Shiva worshippers. Most of Arhitectural heritage of this country start from Kathmandu valley which bears many of the world’s heritage sites as well as other important sites like Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Temple, Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Suqare Changunarayan Temple, Buhdanilkantha Temple, Kirtipur and many. The historical cities along with cultural heritages of this valley show unequal model of architecture and art which link with Arniko who was invited to China from his act of art in early history of Nepal.

Festivals of Nepal are of another Imporatnce. More than 150 days in a year are different celebrations for god and goddessess, religion, which mark red sign in the calender. Nepal is said to be the combination of four casts and 36 colors. Keeping all as equal, the numurous festival make country a religiously important country in the world.
The cultural range is affcted by the geography of the country. Nepal ranges from the plain of the terai to the high mountains and culture, religion, lifestyle of people is specific sector is specific. Hence they have many many religions adding many festivals, processess, there exist an unequal diverse of culture inside this country.
The culture of this country is also affected by the geographical enighbouring countries. The high himalayan culture and lifestyles, festivals, religion etc. are influenced by Tibetan culture, lifestyle, festivals, religion etc. while those in terain plain are mostly affected by that of neighbouring provinces of India. Obviously hence, this country has a large variety in clutural aspects.

Nepali people have Dal Bhat every day twice generally. Tough, some in the urban areas these days have started practising International brands of food too. In high Himalayan region, food made of Potato, barley, corn with milk from Yak, cow, sheep etc are favourite. In the plains, bread and curry are favourite depending upon the family standard.

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