Category Archives: Nepal

Budhanilkantha temple, Kathmandu, Nepal

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Another card from one of my favourite countries by my favourite Fish ♥ Thank you so much, I love receiving your cards!

Budhanilkantha Temple, located in Budhanilkantha, Nepal, is a Hindu open air temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Budhanilkantha Temple is situated below the Shivapuri Hill at the northern end of the kathmandu valley and can be identified by a large reclining statue of Lord Vishnu. The temple’s main statue of Budhanilkantha is considered the largest stone carving in Nepal.

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According to one story, a farmer and his wife once struck a figure while plowing the field, which caused it to start soaking blood into the ground. This turned out to be the figure of lost deity of Budhanilkantha, which was recovered and placed in its present position.

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Chitwan National Park, Nepal

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Fish dropped another card for me! Yay! Thank you so much! And as soon as I got a date for you, I will let you know 😉
I have been to the Chitwan National park before, I remember the little cute village with a stunning sunset over the river there. The park is great, we went on an elephant ride to explore it. That was quite an experience!

Chitwan National Park is the first national park in Nepal. It was established in 1973 and granted the status of a World Heritage Site in 1984. It covers an area of 932 km(360 sq mi) and is located in the subtropical Inner Terai lowlands of south-central Nepal in the districts of Nawalparasi, Parsa, Chitwan and Makwanpur. In altitude it ranges from about 100 m (330 ft) in the river valleys to 815 m (2,674 ft) in the Churia Hills.

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The name Chitwan is a composite of the Sanskrit words चित्त, “citta” meaning heart and वन, “vana” meaning jungle or forest.Thus, the meaning of Chitwan is Heart of the Jungle.
Very fitting.

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carrying, Nepal

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A postcard from one of my favourite country! Yay!

Remember 2014 when I received this beautiful card *click* ? Guess what! The same person sent me another beautiful card from Nepal! Thanks so much “Fish”! Sorry, I am not gonna be in Nepal this year, but consider yourself invited to my wedding ^^

Nepal has a diverse ancient cultural heritage. The name Nepal is first recorded in texts from the Vedic Age, the era that founded Hinduism, the country’s predominant religion. Nepal was the world’s last Hindu monarchy.Siddharta Gautama, the founder of Buddhism, was born in Lumbini in southern Nepal. The main minorities are Tibetan Buddhists, Muslims, Kiratans and Christians. The Nepalese are also known as Gurkhas. They have been reputed for their valour in World War I and World War II.

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Nepal’s diverse linguistic heritage stems from three major language groups: Indo-Aryan, Tibeto-Burman, and various indigenous language isolates. The major languages of Nepal (percent spoken as native language) according to the 2011 census are Nepali (44.6%), Maithili (11.7%), Bhojpuri (Awadhi Language) (6.0%), Tharu (5.8%), Tamang (5.1%), Nepal Bhasa (3.2%), Bajjika (3%) and Magar (3.0%), Doteli (3.0%), Urdu (2.6%) and Sunwar. Nepal is home to at least four indigenous sign languages.

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Annapurna range, Nepal

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I love it, when I receive postcards from my favourite country Nepal! My good friend Olga sent me this one, she went to Nepal to get married! Hindu wedding and everything! Next year I will do this too!

Annapurna is a massif in the Himalayas in north-central Nepal that includes one peak over 8,000 metres, thirteen peaks over 7,000 metres, and sixteen more over 6,000 metres. The massif is 55 kilometres long, and is bounded by the Kali Gandaki Gorge on the west, the Marshyangdi River on the north and east, and by Pokhara Valley on the south. At the western end the massif encloses a high basin called the Annapurna Sanctuary. Annapurna I Main is the tenth highest mountain in the world at 8,091 metres above sea level.

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Not a single drop of blood has ever been shed in Nepal in the name of religious and ethnic riot.

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Mt. Dhaulagiri, Nepal

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Here goes the other card I got from Nepal just recently! Thank you very much “Fish”. “Fish”  is from Taiwan and he visited Nepal a little while ago. Apparently he got my adress from my blog, so I do not know where to send my thank you to, I hope you read this ^^
Fish askes me if I recently went to Nepal. I went last year during September/October and it was awesome! I wish to go there soon again to test my nepali skills on some real existing people ^^

Dhaulagiri I is the seventh highest mountain in the world at 8,167 metres (26,795 ft) above sea level. It was first climbed on May 13, 1960 by a Swiss/Austrian/Nepali expedition.

Interesting fact: The mountain’s name is धौलागिरी (dhaulāgirī) in Nepali. This comes from Sanskrit where धवल (dhawala) means dazzling, white, beautiful and गिरि (giri) means mountain. Dhaulagiri I is also the highest point of the Gandaki river basin.

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Buddha Eyes, Nepal

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This is actually the first card I ever received written and stamped from Nepal. Dherai Dhanyabaad Krishna! Malaii man parchha 😀

I have been learning Nepali now for quite a while and  was so proud of me when I understood what Krishna wrote for me:

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Apparently Krishna is happy that my Nepali is so fluent haha, although I would not quite say that it is ^^

These Buddha eyes you can see on the card are on one of the most beautiful buddhist temples in Kathmandu. Swayambunath

Awesome card!

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