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Buddhism in Nepal

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About the Book Buddhist influences are evident in the culture of Nepal, Tibetan, Buddhism is the most widely practiced form. Many Buddhist groups are influenced by Hinduism in Nepal. Some ethnic groups in central Nepal are also followers of Buddhism. This book aims at tracing the influences of Buddhism on this otherwise pre-dominantly Hindu Kingdom. Fact remains that the founder of Buddhism was born in Nepal. How in such a country only 11% of Nepal's population practice Buddhism? ...
About the Book

Buddhist influences are evident in the culture of Nepal, Tibetan, Buddhism is the most widely practiced form. Many Buddhist groups are influenced by Hinduism in Nepal. Some ethnic groups in central Nepal are also followers of Buddhism. This book aims at tracing the influences of Buddhism on this otherwise pre-dominantly Hindu Kingdom. Fact remains that the founder of Buddhism was born in Nepal. How in such a country only 11% of Nepal's population practice Buddhism?

The Book Consists of the Following Chapters:
1. Nepal — Ancient Buddhist Land, 2. Nepal: Society and Culture, 3. Festivals of Nepal, 4. Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal, 5. The Nepal Mandala, 6. Nepal's Buddhist Traditions, 7. Different Characteristics of Buddha in Nepal, 8. Nirmanakaya Representation in Buddhist Tradition, 9. Buddhist Gurus in Nepal, 10. Great Eight Bodhisattvas of Nepal, 11. Forms of Avalokitesvara in Nepal, 12. Manjushree and his Forms and Deities in Nepal Bibliography.

About the Author

Sushil K Nadu holds a Postgraduate degree in history from Berhampur University. He did his doctorate from Fribourge University (France) in 1994. Dr. Naidu have served on various committees and boards as office bearers or consultant and also he had been on the editorial board of various professional journals. He has to his credit a number of articles on Modern South Asian History published in reputed journals. He is working as Reader, Department of History, Khemundi College, Digaphandi (Orissa).

Preface

Buddhist influences are evident in the Culture of Nepal, Tibetan, Buddhism is the most widely practiced from , many Buddhist groups are influenced by Hinduism in Nepal. Some ethnic groups in central Nepal are also followers of Buddhism.

This book aims at tracing the influences of Buddhism on this otherwise pre-dominantly Hindu kingdom. Fact remains that he founder of Buddhism was born In Nepal . How is such a country only 11% of Nepal’s population practice Buddhism?

Experts on the subject’s librarians and their staff members are respectfully acknowledge.

All praise to my publisher who is making all out efforts for wider publication of this profoundly important religion whose propagation is likely to bring peace to this terror sticken world of ours.

Contents

  Preface i
1 Nepal - Ancient Buddhist Land 1
2 Nepal: Society and Culture 19
3 Festivals of Nepal 36
4 Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal 45
5 The Nepal Mandala 68
6 Nepal's Buddhist Traditions 78
7 Different Characteristics of Buddha in Nepal 93
8 Nirmanakaya Representation in Buddhist Tradition 102
9 Buddhist Gurus in Nepal 109
10 Great Eight Bodhisattvas of Nepal 115
11 Forms of Avalokitesvara in Nepal 123
12 Manjushree and his Forms and Deities in Nepal 132
  Bibliography 165
  Index 167


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Item Code: NAP413 Author: Sushil K.Naidu Cover: Hardcover Edition: 2008 Publisher: Kalinga Publications ISBN: 9788187644798 Language: English Size: 9.0 inch X 5.5 inch Pages: 189 Other Details: Weight of the Book: 325 gms
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