Religions in Nepal : Hindu, Buddhism, Muslim, Christianity …

Sikhism in Nepal:

Sikhism is a monotheistic religion originated during the 15th century in the Punjab region of South Asia. It was founded by Guru Nanak. The holy book of the religion is called ‘Sahib’. Sikhs take Sahib as entire teachings of their religion. They’re guided by the same book.  They don’t worship the idol. The place where they sing religious songs is called gurudwara.

  • Sikhism is another one of the major religions in Nepal.
  • Sikhism is a monotheistic religion founded during the 15th Century in the Punjab of India by Guru Nanak.
  • The Guru Grantha Sahib is the holy scripture of Sikh religion.
  • It is the fifth-largest organized religion in the world.
  • Gurudwara is their holy place.
  • Sikh teaching   emphasizes   the   principle   of equality   of  all   humans   and  rejects discrimination on the basis of caste, creed, and gender.
  • Very few population belongs to Sikh religion in Nepal.

Jainism in Nepal:

  • Jainism is another one of the major religions in Nepal.
  • Jainism, traditionally known as Jaina dharma which is one of the oldest religions in the world.
  • The vardhamana Mahavira was the founder of this religion.
  • Among the 24  incarnations of Bishnu,  the  8th birth was  the  form of Tirthankara
  • The holy script of Jainism is called ‘wachanamrit’.
  • The first guru of Jain religion was Rishivadeva and 24th or the last guru was Mahavira
  • It prescribes a path of non-violence towards all living beings and emphasizes spiritual independence and equality between all forms of life.
  • Very few population belongs to Jain religion in Nepal.

Zoroastrianism:(Farasi) in Nepal

  • Zoroastriauism also called Zarathustraism, Mazdaism and Magianism is an ancient
    Iranian religion and a religious philosophy.
  • The founder of this religion is Zoroaster or Zarathustra.
  • The people of this religion mainly worship fire and sun.
  • In Zoroastrianism, the creator Ahura Mazda is all good and no evil originates from him.
  • Their holy books are Avesta, Gathas, Yasna, Khordeh, Vendidad etc.
  • The place of worshipping god is called fire temples.
  • People keep the dead body in high place during funeral rituals and the eagle and birds eat it.
  • Very few population belongs to Farasi religion in Nepal.

Bahrai religion in Nepal:

  • It is also known as the youngest religion of the world.
  • It was initiated in 1963 in Iran.
  • The founder of the Bahrai religion was Abdul Wah Ullah.
  • In Bahrai religion, Abdul Wah Ullah is also called Wab whose birth took place in 1817.
  • The Very rare population belongs to a Bahrai religion in Nepal.

Kirat religion in Nepal

There are Kirat religious people in Nepal too. Kirat is another one of the major religions in Nepal.

Kirats are the native people of Nepal. Limbu, Rai, Yakkha and Sunuwar are called Kirat. They are mostly found in eastern part of our country. They are basically nature worshipers. They believe in non-violence and preach against animal sacrifice. They regard Mother Nature as the supreme element Kirant religion is a way of life. There are 3% of people following this religion.

These are the major religions in Nepal.The main message of this religion is unity. The summary of this religion is the value of unity in between human for human welfare. In short, The people of Nepal have adopted all the major religion of the world in variable numbers of people. Though the people of different caste have adopted a various different religion, the message of all religions is to adopt the morality of other’s welfare, truth, well and honest behavior and non-violence etc. ……. Our facebook page

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I am Jitendra Sahayogee, a writer of 12 Nepali literature books, film director of Maithili film & Nepali short movies, photographer, founder of the media house, designer of some websites and writer & editor of some blogs, has expert knowledge & experiences of Nepalese society, culture, tourist places, travels, business, literature, movies, festivals, celebrations.

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