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NEPAL/ASIAN CULTURE/HINDUS WEDDING
Nepal is a landlocked sovereign state in South Asia. It is also officially known as Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal. The roughly trapezoidal shaped country is located in the Himalayas region. And it is about 497 miles long and 124 miles wide. It has an area of about 56,827 sq miles and a population of about 27 million. The northern border is Republic of China, the south, east, and west border is the Republic of India. Nepal is the world's 93rd largest country by land mass and 41 by population. The capital is Kathmandu. They are majorly descendants of immigrants from India, Tibet, and North Burma and Yunnan via Assam.

It is a geographically rich country. The northern part has eight of the world's ten tallest mountains, including Mount Everest. The three physiographic regions in the nation are: Mountain, Hill and Terai. The Terai is the lowland in the southern part of the nation. It borders India and the northern rim of the Indo-Gangetic plains. The Hilly Region abuts the mountains and it varies in height from subtropical climates below to alpine climates above. The Mountain Region is the northern part of the nation and it situated in the Great Himalayan Range.

They are mostly Hindus, though; few practice Buddhism, while some, both. There are three types of Buddhist traditions in Nepal: Himalayan Buddhism, Buddhism of Kathmandu Valley and Theravada Buddhism. It has five climatic zones: The tropical , subtropical, temperate, cold zone and the subarctic zone. It is a multilingual society. The major languages of Nepal are Nepali, Maithili, Bhojpuri, Tharu, Tamang, Magar, Rai, Awadhi etc.

Culturally, folklore is an integral part of Nepalese society and their traditional stories are rooted in day-to-day: life, love, affection, battles, demons, ghosts, cultures, beliefs etc Most of their folktales are enacted through the medium of dance and music. The Nepali year begins in mid-April and is divided into 12 months. Saturday is the official weekly holiday.


TRADITIONAL HINDU WEDDING:
An Indian Hindu wedding is strictly observed according to the ancient cultural norms laid down in the Vedas. In Indian society, wedding is not just the coming together of two people or two souls. In fact, it is also regarded as aligned soul of the community, in which families bound in affection and respect.

As a result this societal and religion importance, numbers of traditions and customs associate with this holy ceremony. And this traditions, rituals or customs
strengthens the: significance and chastity of Hindus` faith, Kanyadaan. It also streamlines and direct the foundation of the family, their inclination and harmonious co-existence in the community.

Traditionally, according to some religion sources, Hindus traditional marriage is, said to be conducted, in Sanskrit or performed as rooted or in according to the "Vedic practices", "Vedic hymns" amongst many other fundamental principle of Hindus Religion. This, apart from being vital to Kanyadaan faith, world view and orientation, it tugs at the emotional cord of the bride's parents.

In Hindu weddings, one of the most sacred customs is the tying of "Mangalsutra". And "Mangalsutra ritual" is basically, a tradition in which a black and gold beaded necklace with a gold or diamond pendant is offered in marriage. It carries immense importance in Hindu weddings as well as in the lives of Hindu married women.The ceremony is always colorful. Though, Many rituals, according to some sources, have evolved since traditional times but still hold fast to Hindus fundamental love principle. And differs immensely, in many ways from the many religious and non religious weddings across the world. It is a sacred nuptial tie.
It must be noted that Hinduism is one of the major religions in India and other neighboring countries. Others religion in the region include: Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Christianity, Zoroastrianism, Islam amongst others.


FOR FURTHER READING/VIEW, GO TO:
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/np.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nepal
ttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rf6WcW3vK0Q
http://www.culturalindia.net/weddings/wedding-traditions/index.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lbMv5_a1jo
Categories: Asian Culture, Marriages
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