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Myth and Folklores of Nepal

Nepal is steeped in numerous legends, myths and folklore that are entwined with different facets of Nepalese Life. Every temple shrine or scared place throughout the country has some myth or legend to tell us. No wonder, Nepal is called the, ‘Land of the Gods’. Nepal is known as a country with a distinctive and strong cultural heritage. It is therefore little wonder that Nepal’s folklore plays a large role in society. Nepali folklore and mythology provides readers and listeners with extensive insight into the lives of the various ethnic groups as well as Nepal as a whole. Such folktales can reveal much about tradition, activities, emotion, superstitions, customs and inhibitions. Nepal has millions of myth-ridden gods and goddesses, mighty snow-clad mountains.

Some of them the very embodiment of the gods and goddesses themselves. In- deed myth in Nepal amounts to a lively legend which manifests itself in the folklores of its diversified ethnic communities. For that is why even a layman in Nepal is a great story-teller, be it a part of a myth he has heard or something of his own coinage. Nepal is known as a country with a distinctive and strong cultural heritage. It is therefore little wonder that Nepal’s folklore plays a large role in society. Nepali folklore and mythology provides readers and listeners with extensive insight into the lives of the various ethnic groups as well as Nepal as a whole. Such folktales can reveal much about tradition, activities, emotion, superstitions, customs and inhibitions. Perhaps nowhere on earth myth features so prominently in the beliefs of the people as it does in Nepal. Nepal has Millions of myth-ridden god and goddess, mighty snow-clad mountains, some of them the very embodiment of the goddesses themselves. Indeed myth in Nepal amount to a lively legend which in Nepal amount to lively legend which manifests itself in the folklores of its diversified ethnic communities.

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