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Hinduism is a religion based on old sages. There are numerous schools and directions. Hinduism is practiced in India, and thus in parts of the Himalaya. The majority of the population in Nepal are Hindus. Arts and Crafts in Nepal reflect a mix of both Hinduism and Buddhism, and cannot always be clearly separated from each other.

Garuda - artelino

Garuda - bird-like being.Garuda is a bird-like creature with huge wings that is common in Hindu as well as Buddhist mythology. It is a popular symbol for art objects in India, Nepal, Ceylon, Indonesia, Mongolia and other countries.

Among metal statues made by Newari artisans from Patan in Nepal, one may discover a Garuda statue every now and then, although they are not too often made in these days anymore.

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 October 2010 22:50 Read more: Garuda

Naga Kanya - artelino

Naga Kanya.Naga Kanya is a Hindu goddess. Easy to recognize. Her upper body is human and her lower body is that of a snake. She carries a crown with jewels on her head, and out of her neck five snake heads are forming a kind of crown. Naga Kanya means daughter of Naga. And the Nagas are responsible for the rain. This is it.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 November 2010 23:11 Read more: Naga Kanya

Ganesh - artelino

Ganesh Standing.Maybe it is because I like elephants in general, or for whatever  reason. I like this Ganesh elephant character who looks so funny and kind of cute. You can find Ganesh images in Nepal mainly in the form of metal statues created by a few Newari families.

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 October 2010 22:50

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