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Buddhism in Nepal

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Shakyamuni Buddha is the most important figure in every tradition of Buddhism that existed in every corner of the world. So does in the Nepali Buddhism. Nepal is one of the few countries where most people are Hinduism as well as Buddhism in religion, and many people in Nepal follow Buddhism for centuries as well as millennium. As everyone knows Buddhism has existed in Nepal since the beginning of Buddhism as well as the time period of Shakyamuni Buddha himself.

According to history of Buddhism, Shakyamuni Buddha was born in the Himalayas region of Kapilvastu, Lumbini, which lies in Nepal and was the son of King Suddhodhana and Queen MayaDevi. Around 10.74 % of total population followed Buddhism in Nepal, and there are many cases where Hindu as well as Buddhist people shares some temples for their respective practices and meditation and other Buddhist practices. One supreme example of such heritage is Swayambhunath Stupa. It is one of the few places where both Buddhist and Hindu people gather together to worshipped and practice their religious as well spiritual techniques. Not only Swayambhunath Stupa, but other Buddhist pilgrimage sites are considered holy and sacred by people of Nepal. Even Nepali Buddha statues, stupas, monasteries are respected and worshipped in Nepal.

Various Buddhist tradition in Nepal

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Being one of the oldest tradition as well as the existence of Tibetan-Nepalese ethnicities , there are various Buddhist tradition that exist in Nepal. They are:

  1. Vajrayana Buddhism
  2. Tibetan Buddhism
  3. Newarese Buddhism
  4. Mahayana Buddhism

Both Vajrayana Buddhism and Tibetan Buddhism are mostly same since it is believed that Tibetan Buddhism came from the principals of Vajrayana Buddhism. Since Tibet is very close neighbor of Nepal, Tibetan Buddhism is quite popular among Tibet-Nepalese people and follows various Buddhist celebration and festivals that are important in Tibet. Whereas Newarese Buddhism is mostly followed by Shakya ethnicities (sometimes known as descendent of Shakya Clan during Prince Siddhartha era). Newarese Buddhism is quite popular among newar ethnicities in Nepal.

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Buddhist Pilgrimage Sites

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Being the birth country of Prince Siddhartha, Lumbini is one of the four most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites in the world and other four being in the land of India. But there are other various Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Nepal that are listed as top Buddhist pilgrimage sites in the world. And they are:

  1. Lumbini
  2. Swayambhunath Stupa
  3. Bouddhanath Stupa
  4. Namo Buddha Stupa

Besides pilgrimage sites in Nepal, Nepali Buddhist people also visits various Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Tibet as well. Some of the most visited Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Tibet are Potala palace, Jokhang temple, Samye Monastery and Palcho monastery etc.

Buddha Statues in Nepal

Nepal is one of the few countries where the skills of craftsmen are recognized worldwide. What's more important is there are thousands of Nepal Tibet Buddha statues around Buddhist monasteries, stupa such as Swayamabhunath Stupa, Bouddhanath stupa etc. Many craftsmen are quite efficient for making Nepalese Buddha statues as well as Tibetan Buddha statues with quite skills and with such efficiency. While Buddhism in Nepal is only followed by few percentage of total population, but large number of Hindu people also respect and follow the principals as well as teachings of Buddhism. For the honor of Lord Buddha, big festival is organized during the birth date of Prince Siddhartha and both Hindu as well as Buddhist people, work hard to make such festival a huge success.

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Our collections of Nepalese Buddha statues and arts

Old bronze Jambhala statue

Old bronze Jambhala statue

275 euro
Old bronze Nepali Buddha statue

Old bronze Nepali Buddha statue

275 euro
Bronze Nepali Medicine Buddha statue

Bronze Nepali Medicine Buddha statue

175 euro
Old bronze Nepali Ganesha statue

Old bronze Nepali Ganesha statue

350 euro
Old bronze Nepali Buddha statue

Old bronze Nepali Buddha statue

500 euro
Old bronze Nepali Green Tara

Old bronze Nepali Green Tara

1,350 euro
Old bronze Manjushri statue

Old bronze Manjushri statue

550 euro
Old bronze nepali Ganesha statue

Old bronze nepali Ganesha statue

250 euro
Old bronze Nepali Lokeshwor statue

Old bronze Nepali Lokeshwor statue

1,750 euro
Old bronze Parvati statue

Old bronze Parvati statue

900 euro
Old bronze Nepali White Tara statue

Old bronze Nepali White Tara statue

325 euro
Old bronze Nepali Buddha statue

Old bronze Nepali Buddha statue

600 euro
Old bronze Nepali Buddha statue

Old bronze Nepali Buddha statue

600 euro
Old bronze Nepali Medicine Buddha

Old bronze Nepali Medicine Buddha

250 euro
Special high quality bronze Nepali Dipankar Buddha

Special high quality bronze Nepali Dipankar Buddha

5,500 euro
Special antique bronze Nepali Buddha statue

Special antique bronze Nepali Buddha statue

3,250 euro
Special large old bronze Nepali Tara statue

Special large old bronze Nepali Tara statue

4,250 euro
High quality bronze Nepali Buddha statue

High quality bronze Nepali Buddha statue

950 euro
High quality bronze Nepali Buddha statue

High quality bronze Nepali Buddha statue

950 euro
High quality bronze Nepali Medicine Buddha

High quality bronze Nepali Medicine Buddha

950 euro
Old bronze Nepali Samantabhadra statue

Old bronze Nepali Samantabhadra statue

950 euro
Special bronze Nepali Vasundhara statue

Special bronze Nepali Vasundhara statue

4,250 euro
Old bronze Nepali Maitreya Buddha

Old bronze Nepali Maitreya Buddha

1,600 euro
Old bronze Nepali Indra statue

Old bronze Nepali Indra statue

850 euro
Old bronze Nepali Garuda statue

Old bronze Nepali Garuda statue

400 euro
Very special antique Nepali Buddha statue

Very special antique Nepali Buddha statue

13,500 euro
Special old bronze Nepali Buddha statue

Special old bronze Nepali Buddha statue

3,750 euro
Old bronze Nepali White Tara statue

Old bronze Nepali White Tara statue

1,500 euro
Old bronze Nepali crowned Buddha

Old bronze Nepali crowned Buddha

3,850 euro
Old bronze Nepali crowned Buddha statue

Old bronze Nepali crowned Buddha statue

3,850 euro
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