Culture Of Nepal
Nepal’s culture is greatly influenced by its music, architecture, religion and literature. Nepal has about thirty-six different ethnic groups and multiple religions and languages. Its music is similarly varied, with pop, religious, classical and folk music being popular. Musical genres from Tibet and Hindustan have greatly influenced Nepalese music. The architecture of Nepal is another art that has become an important part of the country’s culture. Nepal’s architecture can be divided into three broad groups, the stupa style, the pagoda style and the shikhara style.
The Hindu inhabitants in the country have constantly made up over 80 % of the total population since the 1950s. The second largest religion of Nepal is Buddhism. It is practiced by about 11 %, while Islam comprises of about 4.2 % of the population. Kirat religion makes up nearly 3.6 % of the population. Nepal has many customs and beliefs that might be difficult to understand and rules and regulations that might not be so easy to obey but this is the way of life to them. Most Nepalese greet one another by a “Namaste”, a common act done by putting the palms together at chest height in a prayer like gesture.