Buddhism in Nepal | History

Buddhism in Nepal

Like most of the Himalayan region, the valley called Nepal was a frontier zone until the modern state’s creation in 1769. The area absorbed and interpreted Indic cultural influences from the south and, later, from the Tibetan region to the north. This article will discuss the history of the early Indic traditions in the Kathmandu valley, the Tibetan Buddhist lineages, the Newar-supported Mahāyāna traditions, and

Svayambhu Stupa, Nepal

Buddhism in Nepal started spreading since the reign of Aśoka through Indian and Tibetan missionaries. The Kirātas were the first people in Nepal who embraced Gautama Buddha’s teachings, followed by the Licchavis and Newars. Buddha was born in Lumbini in the Śākya Kingdom. Lumbini is considered to lie in present-day Rupandehi district, Lumbini zone of Nepal. Buddhism is the 2nd largest religion in Nepal