Evolution of Buddhism in Nepal.

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Phrapalad Watcharapong


This article aims to present the evolution of Buddhism in Nepal. Nepal has a fascinating history of Buddhism from the past to the present. As a result of the 3rd Council of Buddhism in Nepal from the 3rd edition of the Buddhism, the Mahayana Buddhism came to Nepal. Buddhism was flourishing until the Latchavi era. In the early 100's, Theravada and Mahayana were wellreceived by the Nepalese Kings until the middle of the 13th century. The new Buddhism resulted from the fusion of Tantraism or Vajrayana. At until the end of the 13th century, occurred the events of the Nepal social revolution, until the year 1846, bringing Buddhism in Nepal to decline. As a result, Buddhism was limited and many Nepalese priests had to seek refuge in foreign countries. Later, when the Rana Dynasty came to power in 1951, the people gained freedom to follow Buddhism, either Mahayana and Theravada, and Buddhism flourish again in Nepal.

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Watcharapong, P. (2020). Evolution of Buddhism in Nepal. Saengtham College Journal, 12(1), 1–14. Retrieved from https://so01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/scj/article/view/245126
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