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Fundraising  Nepal Emergency Appeal Painting Raffle This is a painting of the Nyatapola Temple erected in 1701. It is a 5-story pagoda in Bhaktapur, Nepal. In honour of Siddha Laxmi, the Hindu goddess of prosperity, an iconic building that has survived the recent earthquake. This can be  interpreted as  a sign of strength and hope for the Nepalese people.

Nepal Religion

Nepal Religion   We erroneously presumed that the predominant religion of Nepal is mainly Buddhist, however according to the 2011 census, 81.3% of the Nepalese population was Hindu, 9.0% was Buddhist, 4.4% was Muslim, 3.0% was Kirant/Yumaist, 1.42% was Christian, and 0.9% follow other religions or no religion. Many Gods are worshipped and cows are …

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Art + Travel Adventure to Nepal – Nepalese People

The Nepalese are a very friendly race of people with beautiful smiles. Their traditional greeting is “Namaste” a conventional Hindu expression on meeting someone and usually holding the palms together vertically in front of their chest. The meaning:  the divine in me bows to the divine in you.   The rest of the world could learn something from this. Tibetan …

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Anthills in the jungle

Art + Travel Adventure to Nepal – Chitwan and the Rhino encounter

Chitwan and the Rhino Encounter   Continuing our travel adventures in Nepal, we took a boat ride along the Rapti River, followed by a jeep safari. Driving along, we spot lots of deer (the Bambi type) so sweet! Monkeys jumped through the trees and I imagined I could hear David Attenborough whispering tales of this …

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Electric wiring in Kathmandu

Art + Travel Adventure to Nepal – Kathmandu

Art + Travel Adventure to Kathmandu Discovering Kathmandu Discovering the allure of the Kathmandu valley with its ancient  history is all-embracing.  It is small and compact covering an area of 220 square miles.   There are seven World Heritage Sites declared by UNESCO which is a number unrivalled anywhere else in the world.