the first moment you step foot on Nepalese soil, two serene figures welcome you to Nepal: a Shiva and a Buddha warmly greeting arrivals to Kathmandu International Airport.
Lord Shiva, one of Hinduism’s principle gods, receives everyone with his hands warmly clasped together in the traditional Namaste gesture.
Lord Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, welcomes arrivals in his meditative posture to the country of his birthplace.
together these two statues symbolize Nepal’s two main religions: Hinduism and Buddhism, and prefigure the central role you are about to discover religion plays in the lives of the Nepalese people.
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