In popular lore, the god of time and death, Kaal Bhairava was considered to be the judge, jury, and executioner in ancient times. Anyone accused of the crime was made to stand before Kaal Bhairava for judgment. Bhairava in the Indra Jatra festival Under sunny skies, huge crowds packed the Durbar square in Kathmandu to witness the Indra Jatra festival. Among the many dazzling attractions, is a religious practice of the chariot procession of .
OM VAJRASATTVA HUM. The Bodhisattva Vajrasattva represents primordial purity. We can clean our minds of greed, hatred, and delusion by meditating on him. He carries a vajra thunderbolt in his heart, which signifies his upaya, or talent in liberating creatures via compassion. Who is Vajrasattva? Vajrasattva is a significant figure in the tantric Buddhism of the Kathmandu Valley’s Newar people. He is commonly invoked in the guru maala, which is the fundamental ritual for .
Siddhartha Guatama Buddha, also often referred to as Sakyamuni, was a spiritual teacher upon whose lessons the foundations for Buddhism were formed. He is regarded as the Supreme Buddha and is the first enlightened individual to be visualized. Despite some confusion from those who do not follow Buddhism, it is important to note that the Buddha was not considered to be a God. He was rather a mere human, like the rest of us, .
Avadhutipa is also known as Maitripa who is an important figure both in Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism. It is through him that Maitreya and Asanga’s crucial work on buddha nature, the Uttara Tantra Shastra, became widely followed in Tibet. He also transmitted the esoteric aspect of buddha nature, embodied in the Mahamudra teachings, which treat the topic of mind in great detail and provide a wide range of progressive, highly-refined meditations. The life of .
Guhyasamaja is also known as Akshobhyavajra. Guhyasamaja is also known as the foremost tutelary deity. Foremost tutelary deity is the Method-father class of Anuttarayoga tantra. The life of Guhyasamaja In this portion, we are going to learn about the life of Guhyasamaja.after after the short etymological description of the word Guhyasamajaa itself, and finally, we will highlight the Anuttarayoga tantra. Etymology of Guhyasamaja Guhyasamaja is known as Gsang ’dus rtsa rgyud in Tibet. Guhasamaja .
The eight auspicious symbols are called as Astamangala in Sanskrit and bkra-shis rtags-brgyad in Tibet. These symbols are the most well-known group of Buddhist symbols and are traditionally listed in the order of: A white parasol A pair of golden fishes A treasure vase A lotus A right-spiraling white conch shell An endless knot or ‘lucky diagram’ A victorious banner A golden wheel 8 Auspicious Symbols of Early Indian Assembly Originally the eight auspicious .
There are many Monastery, Buddhist temple, and stupa around Kathmandu valley some of them are listed below: Kopan Monastery Swayambhunath Stupa Thrangu Tashi Choling Monastery Shechen Monastery Namobuddha monastery Seto Gumba Bouddhanath Monastery Charumati Stupa Seto Machhendranath Temple Tharlam Monastery Shree Ghah Gumba Kopan Monastery Kopan Monastery is located in Kathmandu Nepal. Kopan Monastery is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery near Boudhanath. In this monastery, the consecration ceremony is held with Lamas or monks in an auspicious day .
Nepal, a place of eternal beauty, is a land of colorful cultures, ancient history and people, traditional arts, and picturesque scenery. It is popularly known as the highest mountain peak of the world, Mount Everest. Historically, Nepal has been a kingdom centered in the Kathmandu Valley for more than 1,500 years. During most of that period, the Kathmandu Valley has been Nepal’s political, economic, and cultural hub and was once a sanctuary for waves .
Thangkas and Paubhas Paubhas is a traditional religious painting made by the Newar people of Nepal. Paubhas depict deities, mandalas or monuments, and are used to help the practitioner meditate. The Tibetan equivalent is known as Thangka. For more than eight thousand years an artistic tradition of great skill and beauty has flourished in the Kathmandu valley. As long ago as the 12th-century Newar painters, bronze casters and architects were famed across Asia and highly sought after for their talents. The emperor .
The Nepali People Nepal’s geographical location as a buffer between China and India has massively influenced its development and character, as well as its two major national religions, Buddhism and Hinduism. Nepal is revered by Buddhists as the birthplace of Buddha, and Hindu devotion is centered on Pashupatinath in Kathmandu, the site of one of Hinduism’s most sacred Shiva shrines. Shiva is Nepal’s patron deity. The major tribal groups Three major tribal groups have .