Category Temples

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A temple is a structure reserved for or spiritual and activities such as prayer and sacrifice.

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Atisha Dipamkara Shrijnana – The Reviver of Buddhism in Tibet

Atisa Thangka Painting
is a renowned Indian who went to in 1042 to help in the revival of and established the Kadam tradition. His text Light for the Path was the first lam-rim text. Pala Empire The Pala Dynasty was the ruling Dynasty in Bihar and Bengal , from the 8th to the 12th century.  Called the Palas because all their names ended in Pala, “protector”. Atisha is a teacher from the Pala .

The Yogurt Festival / Sho Dun Festival

The Sho Dun Festival is commonly known as the and is an annual festival that is celebrated at  or “Jewel Park” palace in , Tibet. It is named yoghurt festival because yoghurt is offered to the monks who happen to finish their meditation retreats. It is a week-long gala celebrated in the summer, from the 15th to the 24th of the 5th lunar month. It usually falls on the mid of August. This year it is from August 11th .

The divine living goddess in Nepal – Kumari

is a land of real divinity. Nepal is the land of living known as . The practice Kumari dates back to centuries, probably from the Malla Kingdom. The spirit of goddesses has been residing in form of pre-pubescent virgin girls. Kumari – A brief introduction Kumari is derived from the Sanskrit word Kaumarya which means princess. Kumari is worshipped both by and Hinduism in Nepal. Most of the traditional kumari .

Situation of Temples After Earthquake

The of April 25, 2015, did not only harm the lives of Nepalese people but also did a serious damage to the historical and the monuments. It has already been more than two years but many are not still renovated. There is a number of donations coming from national and international level still temples are not repaired. Let’s have a glimpse of temples destructed during the devastating earthquake and their condition .

Saraswati, The Goddesses and Her Significance

is the of and . She is also the goddesses of and poetry. She is believed to be the consort of the Lord . Considered as the mother of language she is identified in different , Bharati (eloquence), (existence), Vedamata (mother of the Vedas), Brahmi, Sarada, Vagisvari, and Putkari. Saraswati first appeared in the  and, in later texts. Goddesses of Wisdom Sanskrit word Sara means ‘essence’ and saw means .

Manjushree, The God and The Temples

– “ of Divine Wisdom”  whose confers mastery of the , retentive memory, mental perfection, and eloquence. He is one of the forms of Bodhistawas and symbolizes the wisdom. Manjushree is considered as the founder of Nepalese civilization and the creator of Valley. According to the tradition, he was a Chinese Saint. His intuition told him of the blue flame (symbolizing Adibuddha or Swayamnhu) on a lotus in the big lake of Nepal. His .

Bajrayogini, The God and The Temple

is an eldest goddess. The goddesses have three forms. In one form her head is absent and carries it in her hand. In another form, her head is intact. The former form is similar in appearance to the Hindu goddesses . She is always attended by two on either side of her. Appearing in yellow color, she carries her own head in her left hand and Katari in her right hand. the .

The oldest Hindu Temple, Changu Narayan

is the oldest temple in Nepali and stands on the top of a hill called Changu or Dolagiri. It is located in VDC of Bhaktapur district and is 8 miles east of Kathmandu and a few miles north of Bhaktapur. The temple is dedicated to the deity Lord Vishnu. The temple was originally constructed during the Lichhavi Dynasty that dates back to 4th century and was rebuilt in 1702 after a major .

Tantra, its concept in East and West

Tantra is a Sanskrit word that can be broken into two sub-words: tan and tra Tan – meaning Tra – meaning translating into In other words, tantra is the tool of expansion. It is purely a . The way of practicing tantra is known as . There have been different concepts and practices of tantrism till the date. The practice of tantrism varies in Eastern and Western world.   Tantrism in Eastern World .

OM MANI PADME HUM, mantra, mandalas and its importance

is the six syllable of the Avalokitesvara, known as a savior and protector from the dangers. It is believed that one who chant this mantra, will be saved from all dangers and the misery in the life. This mantra is widely used in Mahayana for different purposes from chanting to using them in arts. The mantras are often found inscribed on rocks, , Chaitya walls, paths, the approaches .
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