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Hemkala -Nepal

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Nepal is a  beautiful and interesting place to visit mostly outside the Kathmandu Valley. The places are full of history and historical remains and are remarkable for their beauties. Most of the places can be easily reached from Kathmandu by road or by air.

Three interesting things of Nepal are as follows:




First, Kathmandu, which is the capital and the largest city of Nepal, derives from Kasthmandap or "house of wood" a pagoda-style temple.  In ancient days, there were beautiful houses and temples made up of wood  and craved  beautifully. All around the splendour of historical monuments were the hustle  and bustle of the market place. The city was busy and crowded. But these days many western type of buildings can be seen in the center of the valley. The city is surrounded by mountains. In the history it is well known that, this place was a big lake, later on one of the God made a valley allowing water to flow from the middle of the mountain.


Second, Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world.The mountain, which is part of the Himalay range in High Asia, is located on the boarder among Nepal and Tibet and China. The height of the Mount Everest is 8,848 meters. Many people died while they climbed this mountain. Pasang Lhamu Sherpa is the first woman from Nepal to climb up the Mount Everest. Unfortunately, she died on her way back.

And the last, Boudhanath is the stupa of Budhists. It  lies 8 Km east of Kathmandu. It is the biggest Stupa in Nepal and is located on flat land and encircled by houses and monasteries, where Rinpoches lives. This colossal Stupa is set on concentric ascending terraces in the powerful pattern of a Mandala. Around the base of this strikingly enormous and simple stupa are a ring of 108 images of the Buddha and 147 insets containing prayer wheels. It is quite and attractive place to live. In the morning and evening the place seems busy with the peoples.




Seble :-  Can you explain where Nepal is located?

Ans: Nepal is located between Tibet and India. It lies in Asia. When you see the map, Nepal is just above the India.


2.  What is Mandala and please explain what do you mean by "in the powerful pattern of a Mandala."

Ans:Mandala is a graphical reprsentation of the universe used in Bhudhist religion.

 Basically, it is round is shape. In the sphere of religious practices and in psychology it denotes circular images, which are drawn, painted, modeled, or danced. Structures of this kind are to be found in  Buddhism, and as dance figures these circular patterns occur also in Dervish monasteries. Often the mandala archetype is an attempt at self-healing of the part of a person or a community. Whereas ritual mandala always display a definite style and a limited wealth of motifs and symbolic allusions, from which it can easily be seen that they are endeavoring to express either the totality of the individual in his inner or outer experience of the world, or its essential point of reference. In this way if we understand we can find lot of powerful iforamtions from the Mandala in the stupas.


Reinaldo Medina


1. I liked your essay structure, because it allows a easily reading

Ans. Thanks


2. Please explain what do you mean with stupa of Budhists? what is it the meaning for Budhists prayers? and what is the different with other kind of temples?

Ans: Actually, stupas are built by Bhudhist. Or temple of Bhudhists is known as stupa.  Where did i mentioned Budhist prayers? Anyway, the way Bhudhists does prayer is that they make around outside stupa twice a day in the morning and evening.


Comments (6)

Anonymous said

at 2:56 pm on Oct 7, 2007

Hi, Hemkala. I was very interested in Boudhanath because it related to our country‘s history. I wondered why It was quite and attractive place to live?

Anonymous said

at 1:02 am on Oct 11, 2007

Well organized and interesting essay, but I think it has a lack of conclusion.

Anonymous said

at 6:06 pm on Oct 13, 2007

Hi Hemkala:
This is Jaime Clará from El Salvador. I'd enjoyed very much your essay. The body of your essay was well organized as Jinedi said. the way you exposed yor main ideas and your supporting ideas was interesting. However, I have four piece of advices for improve it.

Anonymous said

at 6:18 pm on Oct 13, 2007

Note: I lost my comments because I have some problems with my computer. Now, I am saving the information this way.

First at all, I recommend to you to write a interesting title as Rosario did it. Second, you should include in your introduction where Nepal is located. I know where is your country but probably other readers don't. Second, I suggested to write a lead sentence.

Anonymous said

at 6:25 pm on Oct 13, 2007

Third, you can explain shortly the meaning of Mandala and stupa because I got lost in your third topic about Nepal as Seble and Reinaldo. Finally, I think if you imclude a conclusion your essay will be ! Super!

Anonymous said

at 10:04 pm on Oct 19, 2007

i would love to visit napal. where should i go to?

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