A Conversation for Nepal

A few questions

Post 1

Vestboy

Wasn't Nepal the only Hindu state in the world? Did this change when the government changed? Maybe worth an historical note.


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Post 2

sprout

Was it? There are an awful lot of Buddhists in Nepal, you wouldn't think of it as a one religion state...

I'll have to look it up.

sprout


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Post 3

Tams

Hinduism was the state religion when the monarchy existed. It was rather like how C of E is the state religion of the UK, as in it really didn't matter. Officially the country is now secular, as laid out in their interim constitution, but governance is rather a mess, so it could be anything, though probably nothing.


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Post 4

Vestboy

Apparently it was a Hindu State until 2006. Modern India has many religions but is a secular state (as is Nepal now). One article I read said that Nepalis don't make a strong distinction between Hinduism and Buddhism. I'm not sure about that, but I know in Sri Lanka Buddhist Temples often have Hindu figures in them and there is a certain blurring of the differences between the two religions.


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Post 5

sprout

That's what struck me in Nepal as well - syncretism, I think it's called?

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