How many religions are there in Nepal

Religions in Nepal


Hinduism is all about the idea of ‚Äč‚Äčkarma, where every action scores "good" or "bad" points that determine reincarnation at the end of life. The goal is to attain liberation (moksha), which ends the cycle of reincarnations. As a polytheistic religion, there are innumerable Hindu gods and their avatars. Let us remember the introductory trinity with Brahma (creator), Shiva (destroyer) and Vishnu (protector). During your tour in Nepal, you will find that Shiva is the most worshiped. You will often see the statue of the bull "Nandi" at the entrance to the temples dedicated to him. Shiva is also often represented with his wife, the goddess Parvati, and their son Ganesh, the elephant-headed god. Depending on its various manifestations, Shiva can be Pashupat or Bhairab. Let's not forget the most revered goddesses: Durga, Lakshmi, Saraswati and Kali. This religion is mainly based on poojas (prayers), the cremation of the dead, and the caste system. There are thousands of sub-castes, they still rule society, and it's difficult to change that view.


Buddha was born in Nepal, Lumbini more than 2,500 years ago, but Buddhism was born in the third century BC. Introduced in Nepal. Buddhism is practiced thanks to the great Indian emperor Ashoka. Although its presence in Nepal is strong and appears to be very present, Buddhism is only practiced by 8% of the Nepalese population, mainly Himalayan peoples, Sherpa and Tamang, and Tibetan refugees. You will notice the stupas, monasteries and chortens that often hang on the mountainside where the colorful prayer flags float. Religious zeal is felt in many places of worship in Kathmandu, mainly in Bodnath and Swayambunath. With your travel agency in Nepal you can organize your trips according to the dates of great pilgrimages, for an intense cultural immersion!