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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 Samantabhadra statue

Old bronze Samantabhadra statue

850 euro
Old Nepali bronze Buddha statue

Old Nepali bronze Buddha statue

275 euro
Large old bronze Tara statue

Large old bronze Tara statue

2450 euro
Old Nepali Lokeshvara statue

Old Nepali Lokeshvara statue

750 euro
Old bronze Nepali Buddha statue

Old bronze Nepali Buddha statue

275 euro
Special bronze Nepali crowned Buddha statue

Special bronze Nepali crowned Buddha statue

2750 euro
Antique Nepali bronze Basundara statue

Antique Nepali bronze Basundara statue

650 euro
Bronze Vajrasattva statue

Bronze Vajrasattva statue

150 euro
Antique bronze Nepali Prajnaparamita statue

Antique bronze Nepali Prajnaparamita statue

750 euro
Large bronze Aparmita Buddha statue

Large bronze Aparmita Buddha statue

2750 euro
Old Nepali Medicine Buddha statue

Old Nepali Medicine Buddha statue

500 euro
Old bronze Nepali Saraswati statue

Old bronze Nepali Saraswati statue

475 euro
Old bronze Nepali Chenrezig statue

Old bronze Nepali Chenrezig statue

475 euro
Bronze Nepali Buddha statue

Bronze Nepali Buddha statue

350 euro
Very special antique Nepali Buddha statue

Very special antique Nepali Buddha statue

13500 euro
Antique Nepali Bodhisattva statue

Antique Nepali Bodhisattva statue

1450 euro
Old bronze Aparmita Buddha

Old bronze Aparmita Buddha

500 euro
Old bronze Nepali Basundara statue

Old bronze Nepali Basundara statue

550 euro
Old Nepali bronze Buddha statue

Old Nepali bronze Buddha statue

275 euro
Old bronze Nepali Saraswati statue

Old bronze Nepali Saraswati statue

750 euro
Old bronze Green Tara statue

Old bronze Green Tara statue

500 euro
Old bronze Nepali Buddha statue

Old bronze Nepali Buddha statue

275 euro
Antique bronze Vajrasattva statue

Antique bronze Vajrasattva statue

300 euro
Antique Nepali Buddha statue

Antique Nepali Buddha statue

2250 euro
High quality Nepali medicine Buddha statue

High quality Nepali medicine Buddha statue

950 euro
Old bronze Lokeshwar statue

Old bronze Lokeshwar statue

3750 euro
Old Nepali Lokeshwar statue

Old Nepali Lokeshwar statue

750 euro
High quality Nepali bronze Buddha statue

High quality Nepali bronze Buddha statue

1500 euro
Old Nepali Lokeshwor statue - high quality

Old Nepali Lokeshwor statue - high quality

2250 euro
Antique Nepali Bodhisattva Padmapani

Antique Nepali Bodhisattva Padmapani

600 euro
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