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Nepal (; Nepali: नेपाल [neˈpal]), officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a sovereign country in South Asia. It is mainly in the Himalayas, but also includes parts of the Indo-Gangetic Plain. It is the 49th largest country by population and 93rd largest country by area. It is landlocked, and borders China in the north and India in the south, east and west, while Bangladesh is located within only 27 km (17 mi) of its southeastern tip and Bhutan is separated from it by the Indian state of Sikkim. Nepal has a diverse geography, including fertile plains, subalpine forested hills, and eight of the world's ten tallest mountains, including Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. Kathmandu is the capital and the largest city. Nepal is a multiethnic country, with Nepali as the official language.
The name "Nepal" is first recorded in texts from the Vedic period of the Indian subcontinent, the era in ancient India when Hinduism was founded, the predominant religion of the country. In the middle of the first millennium BCE, Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, was born in Lumbini in southern Nepal. Parts of northern Nepal were intertwined with the culture of Tibet. The centrally located Kathmandu Valley is intertwined with the culture of Indo-Aryans, and was the seat of the prosperous Newar confederacy known as Nepal Mandala. The Himalayan branch of the ancient Silk Road was dominated by the valley's traders. The cosmopolitan region developed distinct traditional art and architecture.
By the 18th century, the Gorkha Kingdom achieved the unification of Nepal. The Shah dynasty established the Kingdom of Nepal and later formed an alliance with the British Empire, under its Rana dynasty of premiers. The country was never colonized but served as a buffer state between Imperial China and British India. Parliamentary democracy was introduced in 1951, but was twice suspended by Nepalese monarchs, in 1960 and 2005. The Nepalese Civil War in the 1990s and early 2000s resulted in the establishment of a secular republic in 2008, ending the world's last Hindu monarchy. (Full article...)
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Patan Durbar Square in 2010
Patan Durbar Square is situated at the centre of the city of Lalitpur in Nepal. It is one of the three Durbar Squares in the Kathmandu Valley, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. One of its attraction is the ancient royal palace where the Malla Kings of Lalitpur resided.
The Durbar Square is a marvel of Newar architecture
. The square floor is tiled with red bricks. There are many temples
and idols in the area. The main temples are aligned opposite of the western face of the palace. The entrance of the temples faces east, towards the palace. There is also a bell situated in the alignment beside the main temples. The Square also holds old Newari residential houses. There are other temples and structures in and around Patan Durbar Square built by the Newa People
. A center of both Hinduism and Buddhism, Patan Durbar Square has 136 "bahals" (courtyards) and 55 major temples. (Full article...
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Samragyee Rajya Laxmi Shah (Nepali: सम्राज्ञी राज्य लक्ष्मी शाह; born 18 November 1995), credited as Samragyee RL Shah, is a Nepali film actress who works in Nepali cinema. Shah is the recipient of several awards, including one National Film Award and multiple NFDC National Film Awards.
She has starred in numerous Nepali films, including A Mero Hajur 2
(2017), Intu Mintu Londonma
(2018), and Rato Tika Nidharma
(2019). Shah debuted as an actress in the 2016 romantic drama Dreams,
which went on to become a commercial success, and earned several awards for her performance. After being cast in Ashok Sharma's directorial project Rato Tika Nidharma
(2019) and paid 1.6 million (1,600,000) Nepalese rupees
(NPR), Shah became the highest-paid actress in the Nepali film industry. She is also related to the Nepali royal family
. (Full article...
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Nepali tea is a beverage made from the leaves of tea plants (Camellia sinensis) grown in Nepal. They are distinctive in appearance, aroma and taste, but are similar in many ways to tea produced in Darjeeling tea, perhaps because the eastern zones of Nepal have geography and topography similar to Darjeeling. Its relatively smaller production quantities mean that teas from Nepal are less well known than those from Darjeeling.
Nepal's teas fall into two types of tea: Orthodox tea and Crush, tear, curl
tea. (Full article...
Did you know -
- ... that construction of the 195 m (640 ft) Gorkha Bridge in Nepal reconnected seven remote villages and reestablished a portion of a popular hiking trail?
Wiki Loves Nepal
The following pages at Wikimedia Commons contain a plethora of images taken in Nepal.
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Below is a clickable map of Nepal's Provinces
Women in cultural costume at Ubhauli Kirati festival 2017 at Gough Whitlam Park, Earlwood
Nepali Pahadi Hindu marriage at Narayangadh, Chitawan
Costumed Hindu girls of Kathmandu during festival time in Nepal
Senior offering Dashain Tika on great Nepali Hindu festival at a traditional home.
Procession of Nepali Pahadi Hindu Wedding
Nepali traditional Pahadi dress used for dance
A 1905 painting of Nepalese woman
Mohar of king Prithvi Narayan Shah dated Saka Era 1685 (CE 1763)
Procession of Nepali Hindu Wedding; Groom being carried by a bride brother or relatives
Senior offering Dashain Tika to junior
Procession of Nepali Hindu Wedding
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