The mountainous north of Nepal has eight of the world's ten tallest mountains, including the highest point on Earth, Mount Everest (Nepali:सगरमाथाSagarmāthā). More than 250 peaks over 20,000ft (6,096m) above sea level are located in Nepal. The southern Terai region is fertile and humid.
Hinduism is practiced by about 81.3% of Nepalis, the highest percentage of any country. Buddhism is linked historically with Nepal and is practiced by 9% of its people, followed by Islam at 4.4%, Kiratism 3.1%, Christianity 1.4%, and animism 0.4%. A large portion of the population, especially in the hill region, may identify themselves as both Hindu and Buddhist, which can be attributed to the syncretic nature of both faiths in Nepal.
'Nepal'(नेपाल) is a surname used by KhasBrahmin people of Nepal. They are the Aryans who have Persian ancestry. Nepal's are the family descendents of Rishi or sage Ghritakaushik which is also their Gotras. Nepal are said to be Kanyakubja Brahmin which fall under category Pancha-Gauda (worldwide classification) which means 'Northern Brahmin' and under Upadhyaya Brahmin in Nepalese classification of Brahmin.
Origin of Nepal as a surname
Before origin of surname Nepal, Nepals used to write their surname as Pandit or Upadhyaya. During the regime of 'Malla' King around 12th century in Khas Empire (present western Nepal) Pandit Jayabidyadhar was an advisor to the royal throne and administrator of Empire.
In Khas empire there was tradition of honoring the people who dedicated their life for welfare of nation by providing them ownership rights of certain regions of Empire. Also they used to be called by name of that region. This system was known as 'Birtabarichalan' or 'Birtapratha'
Following the tradition on 5th Magh, 1192 Bikram sambat (Nepalese Year) Malla king 'Akshay' Son of King 'Jitaridev' honored 2nd son of Bhagavan Bhaskar Pandit (Royal Priest) 'Jayabidyadhar Pandit' by providing him ownership of 3 different parts of empire named 'Nepa','Khaan', Barala (now lies in Western Nepal) as he dedicated his life for political and economic development empire and settling the trade dispute with Tibet. These 3 different regions were divided among sons of Jayabidyadhar Pandit where ownership of "Nepa" was granted to 1st son Sarwagyadhar Nepal. Nepa (name of region) was added to suffix aalaya (Nepa+aalaya) and then Nepal surname was introduced which was firstly used by 'Sarwagyadhar Nepal' and followed by his generations.
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KARACHI ... The Asia Cup 2023 was organised in a hybrid model in Pakistan and Sri Lanka after the ACC accepted PCB’s proposal, with majority of the matches organised in the island nation ... The source said ... But since the event was held mostly in Sri Lanka, PCB had to arrange flights between Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka ... .
NEPAL ... In a tragic turn of events, the upshots of the Israel-Hamas conflict have reverberated across distant hills of Nepal, leaving Nepal devastated ... While the perennial Israel-Hamas conflict had previously been largely met with indifference in Nepal, this latest episode has struck a chord reminiscent of the painful events of 2004.
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Jhala Nath Khanal, former prime minister of Nepal, told the event that he found "a visionary outlook of building socialism in China in a very innovative and constructive way" by reading previous volumes of the book.
(MENAFN - AsiaNet News) In a significant turn of events in Nepal, tens of thousands of supporters of the country's former king took to the streets in the Kathmandu Valley on Thursday. Their primary ... .
21, 2023. (Xinhua/Liu Bin). Experts around the world lauded China's peace-oriented diplomatic efforts and increased coordination among BRICS countries, believing they will contribute to peace and stability in the Middle East. BEIJING, Nov ... 22, 2023 ... 2, 2023 ... ■ ... Promotional event of 4th volume of "Xi Jinping. The Governance of China" held in Nepal ... .
Jhala Nath Khanal, former prime minister of Nepal, told the event that he found "a visionary outlook of building socialism in China in a very innovative and constructive way" by reading previous volumes of the book ... Promotional event of 4th volume of "Xi Jinping.
Younion is currently operational in India and has successfully planned and managed end-to-end events in Nepal, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Thailand. The agency has executed over 500 large-scale events, 700 mid to small-scale events, and more than 800 turnkey projects.
Widespread labor abuses like exorbitant recruitment fees and wage theft limit workers’ ability to send financial support back home, including during climate-linked extreme weather events ... Governments in Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Nepal are yet to be adequately prepared for extreme weather events due to climate change ... Interview locations in Nepal.
\u2018The Weight of Water\u2019 by NeelimaVallangi and Deej Phillips About the event. The film depicts three emotional stories set in Nepal... These narratives illustrate the profound impact of flooding and drought on communities, intensified by the injustice of climate change and the escalating frequency of extreme weather events.
It's one of the most popular social media apps around the world, but TikTok has today been banned in Nepal... TikTok has been banned in Nepal, the country's government says that the popular app is used to spread content that undermines ' social harmony' ... The Nepalese Government did not specify if any specific event had been the trigger for the ban.