Brahmins and Chhetri – the highest caste in Nepal Culture Interesting facts 

Brahmins and Chhetri – the highest caste in Nepal

The highest caste was always Brahmins, holding positions of priests and teachers in the Hindu community. It is believed that in the twelfth century, during the Islamic invasion in India, Brahmins – Brahmans – emigrated to the western hills of Nepal. There they encountered a Khas caste, people of a Brahmin-like culture, who in the caste order never found themselves... Read More
Gurung Dharma: shamanic practices and Gurung beliefs Culture Interesting facts 

Gurung Dharma: shamanic practices and Gurung beliefs

Gurung Dharma, or the Gurung shamanic traditions … … are now considered – also by its supporters – as an ancient system of shamanic beliefs, which is only a remnant of the former powerful cult. Gurung beliefs The Gurungs – in their language – Tamu-mae – combine practical everyday life with rich cosmology, inhabited by innumerable good and evil spirits.... Read More
Lumbini: forgoten places of Buddha’s life Culture Interesting facts Interesting places Stories 

Lumbini: forgoten places of Buddha’s life

Lumbini is a city situated in south Nepal. It is a place of buddhist cult believed to be a birthplace of Siddhartha Gautama. Lumbini was made a World Heritage Site status by UNESCO in 1997. Gautama was a son of Queen Mayadevi, born in 563 BCE. When he achieved Enlightenment some time around 528 BCE, became the Buddha and founded Buddhism. In Lumbini there are many temples, monasteries and monuments.... Read More
Khapsey Food Interesting facts 

Khapsey

Khapsey are Tibetan bisquits , very popular in Nepal, Widely prepared for Lhosar – Tibetan New year. In addition, Tibetans often prepare them for various occasions, such as weddings, family holidays or other religious festivals, many of which are found in both Tibetan culture and the neighboring Newari. There are many different types – read: shapes – khapsey cookies. Two... Read More
Nepali spirit Interesting facts 

Nepali spirit

One day in Nepal, I was given a short childhood story by a Nepali friend. The story tells of experiences that have so far aroused slight terror. I think that in our culture a similar story would have the chance to see the light of day only after a few drinks between friends. The Nepalese girl not only wrote it... Read More