Panauti is one of the oldest towns in Nepal situated at the confluence of the two rivers Punyamata and Rosi. Legend has it that a third invisible river also meets with the two rivers, making it a Triveni (a scared place where three rivers meet). Many believe Panauti was named after the Punyamata river. Moreover, Panauti has been called by different names throughout history like Punyawati, Punyamatinagar, Panchal desh, Punanti and Palaati.
The Ancient Town
In the same complex, close to the the Sheshnarayan Temple is the oldest monastery in Pharping, Rigzin Drubte Ghatshal Monastery. It is a great example of religious and cultural pluralism in Nepal.
A God, a King and a prophetic vision
Lord Vishnu is one of the principal deities of Hinduism. He is part of the holy trinity that consists of three gods — Brahma, the creator, Shiva, the god of destruction and Vishnu who is responsible .
Kakre Vihar is the oldest shrine in Surkhet — several temples were built by the KhasKings in the region but most of them have been lost to time.
Surkhet valley was part of the Khas Kingdom that controlled parts of Nepal, India and Tibet between the 11th and early 14th centuries. The Sinja Valley in Jumla District of the Karnali Province was the kingdom’s capital city. However, the Surkhet valley which connects the northern .
Vajrapani is one of the earliest and most recognizable characters of Buddhist art. He is known for carrying a vajra scepter and being a close attendant to the historical Buddha according to the Mahayana Sutras. In Vajrayana, Buddhism Vajrapani is entrusted to safeguard all of the Tantra literature and in this regard, he is known as Guhyapati - the Lord of Secrets.
Different Forms of Vajrapani
Vajrapani manifests in a variety of forms and looks, ranging from placid .
Posture is the position of the Buddha in which Buddha holds his body when standing, sitting,walking, running and sleeping.
According to the modern practice there are two kinds of posture to hold your body. Dynamic posture and static posture.
Dynamic posture is how you hold yourself when you are moving, like when you are walking, running, or bending over to pick up something.
Static posture is how you hold yourself when you are not moving, like when you are .
Atisha Dipamkara Shrijnana is a renowned Indian master who went to Tibet in 1042 to help in the revival of Buddhism and established the Kadam tradition. His text Light for the Path was the first lam-rim text.
The Pala Dynasty was the ruling Dynasty in Bihar and Bengal India, from the 8th to the 12th century. Called the Palas because all their names ended in Pala, "protector".
Atisha is a Buddhist teacher from the Pala Empire who, along .
There has been an expansion of micro-sized industries in past decade and they have played the vital role in Nepal's economy. One of the prevalent and famous micro-business in Nepal is the cottage industry. It is easy to set up these as people with limited skills can easily start a micro business from their own home. Cottage industry normally produces handmade products which can attract a lot of tourists. Although the history of handicrafts goes back .
Tantra is a Sanskrit word that can be broken into two sub-words: tan and tra
Tan - meaning expansion
Tra - meaning translating into tool
In other words, tantra is the tool of expansion. It is a purely spiritual practice. The way of practicing tantra is known as tantrism. There have been different concepts and practices of tantrism till the date. The practice of tantrism varies in the Eastern and Western world.
Tantrism in Eastern World
In the Eastern world, Tantrism is a .