4 Principal Religions in Nepal (Hindu (General Info (Hinduism is the…
4 Principal Religions in Nepal
Hinduism, the world's oldest religion, has no beginning--it precedes recorded history.
It has no human founder.
Hinduism is the ancient religion of India.
It encompasses a rich variety of traditions that share common themes but do not constitute a unified set of beliefs or practices.
Hindus believe in a one, all-pervasive Supreme Being who is both immanent and transcendent
The festival of Diwali extends over five days. Because of the lights, fireworks and sweets involved, it's a great favourite with children.
Hindus all over the world celebrate the birthday of Lord Ganesh (Ganesh Chaturthi).
Christmas: Celebration of Christ's birth
Easter Sunday: Celebration of Christ's Resurrection
Based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ about 2,000 years ago, Christianity has over 2 billion followers and can be found in virtually every corner of the globe
With over 2 billion adherents worldwide, Christianity is the largest religion in the world
Christian beliefs center on the life of Jesus of Nazareth, a teacher and healer who lived in first century Palestine
The primary source of information about the life of Jesus are the Gospels, which were written sometime between 20 and 100 years after his death and became the first four books of the New Testament
The sacred text of Christianity is the Christian Bible, which consists of the Old Testament (the Jewish Bible) and the New Testament
Based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ about 2,000 years ago
Buddhism, religion and philosophy that developed from the teachings of the Buddha (Sanskrit: “Awakened One”), a teacher who lived in northern India between the mid-6th and mid-4th centuries
Buddhism began in India 2,500 years ago and remains the dominant world religion in the East
There are over 360 million followers of Buddhism worldwide and over a million American Buddhists today
Buddhism is based on the teachings of an Indian prince named Siddharta Gautama who lived around 500 BCE
Buddhist New Year
In Islamic doctrine, the universe is the result of the direct work of Allah
Because Islam teaches that the Bible is corrupt, it adopts some of Genesis’ teachings on the creation of the universe and humanity, but not all of it
There are two official holidays in Islam: Eid Al-Fitr and Eid Al-Adha
The sacred text of Islam is the Quran
In the religion of Islam, belief in Allah is the single most important tenet. The Muslim name for God is "Allah," which is simply Arabic for "the (al) God (Ilah)
When 4 different religions must coincide in a small area, two things might happen...
They will either live together in peace and respect each other's choices and freedom or...
There will be radicalism and they will fight and end up not being able to coincide.