Nepalese art and architectural designs
Nepalese art and architectures are highly influenced by both major religion of Nepal, i.e. Hinduism and Buddhism. We can also observe that some artworks have a component of both religions proving the state to be religiously tolerant. For example, the temple of avaloketishor (Buddhist deity) located at the heart of Kathmandu, Jana Bahal has the metal artwork of Vishnu Avatar (Hindu deity) placed in the wall of the temple. Therefore in order to understand Nepalese art, one requires a clear understanding of these two religions, their nature, and idiosyncrasies.
Tibetan Buddhist architecture
Tibetan architecture is highly influenced by the architectural designs of the neighboring country- Nepal, China, and India. There are lots of similarities in the designs and even structures. For examples- stupas (chorten in the Tibetan language), monasteries, etc.Read more
Stupas in Tibet
It is recorded that the presence of Buddhist stupas was dated back to the late 4th century BCE in India. Some scriptures claim that stupas were built even earlier than the mentioned dates. But before the stupas were constructed with less durable materials like- woods, or other materials which is still unknown, till date.Read more