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Tantrism in Nepal

Ashakiji Vajracharya

The history of tantrism in Nepal is very old. Tantrism was very strong and popular in Nepal. A great deal of Nepal ‘s art, in paintings and sculptures and wood –crafts, has been inspired by tantrism. Creation of many armed and many-headed deities and other symbolic manifestations owe their origin to tantric thought and principle. It is said that tantrism was introduced into Nepal as early as the 7 th century at the time when Vajrayana Buddhism was also introduced. Continue reading Tantrism in Nepal