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What was Nepal in ancient times?
According to Hindu mythology, Nepal derives its name from an ancient Hindu sage called Ne, referred to variously as Ne Muni or Nemi. According to Pashupati Purana, as a place protected by Ne, the country in the heart of the Himalayas came to be known as Nepal.
What is the culture of Nepal like?
Nepal was declared a secular country by the Parliament on May 18, 2006. Religions practiced in Nepal are: Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, Jainism, Sikhism, Bon, ancestor worship and animism. The majority of Nepalis are either Hindus or Buddhism. The two have co-existed in harmony through centuries.
What happened to the Kingdom of Nepal?
In November 1990, after the Jana Andolan movement, a new constitution was adopted and the country became a constitutional monarchy. Finally, on 28 May 2008, the kingdom was officially abolished by the 1st Constituent Assembly and Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal was declared.
What is the main characteristic of Nepal society?
Although Nepal is multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, multi-lingual, multi-religious nation, there is tolerance among them. The diverse groups are united under the same identity of being a Nepali. Nepali society is flexible and the systems and cultural practices are blended according to the comfort of the human beings.
Who killed the Nepalese royal family?
Crown Prince Dipendra
A government-appointed inquiry team named Crown Prince Dipendra as perpetrator of the massacre. Dipendra slipped into a coma after shooting himself. Dipendra was declared king of Nepal while comatose after the death of King Birendra.
What makes Nepali culture unique?
The culture of Nepal is rich and unique. This multi-dimensional heritage encompasses the diversities of Nepal’s ethnic, tribal, and social groups, and it manifests in music and dance; art and craft; folklore and folktales; languages and literature; philosophy and religion; festivals and celebration; foods and drinks.
What is it like to live in Nepal?
The reality is power shortages, more strikes/bandas than public holidays (of which Nepal has many), food shortages, language/cultural differences and of course everyday life which is much the same everywhere in the world. It’s all relatively easy to handle in the short-term. A challenge maybe.
What is the prehistory of Nepal?
Nepal’s rich prehistory consists mainly of the legendary traditions of the Newar, the indigenous community of Nepal Valley (now usually called Kathmandu Valley). There are usually both Buddhist and Brahmanic Hindu versions of these various legends.
Why did the Kingdom of Nepal lose some of its former territories?
Some former territories had been lost due to the kingdom having participated in the Sino-Nepalese War which ended in both victory and loses, ultimately accepting as a tribute state of Qing dynasty of China from 1792 to 1865. The Anglo-Nepalese War ended in British victory and ceded some Nepalese territory.
What is the main source of income in Nepal?
Over 1/3 of Nepalis live below the poverty line; in 2004, the unemployment rate was a shocking 42\%. Agriculture employs more than 75\% of the population and produces 38\% of GDP. The primary crops are rice, wheat, maize, and sugarcane.