Note on Religious Tolerance and Secularism

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The word' tolerance' means to accept different Nature of religious and social characteristics comfortably. In addition, the term religious tolerance is the ability to respect other religion equally. We can see a perfect example of religious tolerance in Nepal. .Here, we can find Hindu, Christian Muslim and soon. Living together in same society, helping each other, celebrating each other festival, and respecting all religion .in my view, we people are connected with each other with humanity by birth no by religion.

Secularism is a state having no official or state religion. It means treating people of different religion equally. It gives concept that no religion is less or more important but instead of big or small, all religion is equal In secularism political and civic affairs are not influenced by any particular religion. Religious equality and freedom are maintained there. Secularism helps promote religious tolerance, which is required to maintain peace, co-operation, and unity among people. Lack of religious tolerance brings hostility, division, and clashes.

We can also have a look in our history that famous kings or any other personality in Nepal. Nepal has maintained Religious tolerance. Lord Gautama Buddha was also a perfect examples He introduced Buddhism although he was from Hindu background.

Nepal's religious sites

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Nepal is a sacred land for Hindus and Buddhists. Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautam Buddha, is a place or reverence for Buddhists all over the world. Pashupatinath, Muktinath, Devghat etc are among the most important sites for Hindus. Especially Kathmandu is popular as the city of temples. Walking through the streets of the city is like exploring a living museum. Places of interest to visit in Nepal for observing artistic beauties explicit in architecture and sculpture of different historical periods are many. Some representing the districts are:

S.N. Districts Pilgrimage sites S.N. Districts Pilgrimage sites
1 Jhapa Satasi dham 39 Myagdi Jaleshwor Mahadev
2 Iilam Bauddha dham, Maisthan, larumba 40 Parvat Gupteshwor and Modiveni
3 Panchthar Singh devi, gupteshwor mahadev 41 Baglung Kaliaka mandir, Bhiravsthan
4 Taplejung Pathivara bhagwati 42 Gulmi Arjun mandir, Resunga, Rudraveni
5 Morang Viratkali 43 Palpa Rishikeshav
6 Sunsari Budha subba, varahkshetra 44 Nawalparasi Triveni, Balmika ashram
7 Dhankuta Chhingtan Devi, Margastan 45 Rupandehi Mayadevi, Baudha stupa
8 Tehrathum Singhabahini 46 Kapilbastu Tauleshwor mahadev, tilaurakot
9 Sankhuwasabha Siddhakali, manakamana 47 Arghakhachi Bhagwati mandir, supaki deurali
10 Bhojpur Singhakali, chandisthan 48 Pyuthan Swargadwari
11 Sihara Salahesh temple 49 Rolpa Bajuvarah
12 Saptari Chhinamasta bhagwati 50 Rukum Kalikadevi
13 Udayapur Chaudandi Devi 51 Salyan Salyan bhagwati
14 Khotang Halesi mahadev 52 Dang Chaugheramai
15 Okhaldhunga Champa devi 53 Banke Bageshwori, masjid
16 Solukhumbu Syangboche gumba 54 Bardia Timkodiya
17 Dhanusha Ram janaki mandir 55 Surket Deuti bajyai, Kankrevihar
18 Mahattori Jaleshwor mahadev 56 Dailekh Panch tirtha, jwaladevi
19 Sarlahi Rajwa shivalaya 57 Jajarkot Painkmasta mandir
20 Sindhuli Kuleshwor mahadev 58 Dolpa Tripura sundari
21 Ramechap Kewaleshwor, Sailungeshwar 59 Jumla Chandannath, Bhairabnath
22 Dolakha Bhimeshwor 60 Mugu Kalika, Malika gadi
23 Makwanpur Bhimsen, Churiyami, Bhutandevi 61 Humla Badpale, Halji baudhha gumba
24 Bara Gadimai, Kankai devi 62 Bajura Badi malikka bhagwati
25 Parsa Maisthan, alakhyamath 63 Bajhang Jalapadevi, Surmadevi, Dhandarmasta
26 Chitwan Someshworkali, devghat 64 Accham Bardadevi, Gajra, Baidhyanath
27 Sindhupalchowk Larke jhyang 65 Doti Saileshwori mandir
28 Nuwakot Bairabi mandir 66 Kailali Shivaji mandir, Beda mandir
29 Kavrepalanchowk Palanchok bhagwati, Namobuddha 67 Kanchanpur Siddhibaba, Jwlaadevi
30 Rasuwa Gosinkunda 68 Dadeldhura Ugratara Devi
31 Dhading Gupteshwor mahadev, nilakantha 69 Baitadi Janannath Mandir, Mailoli Devi
32 Gorkha Gorakhnath, Manakamana 70 Darchula Tapovan, Mallikarjan
33 Lamjung Kalika, ishaneshwor 71 Bhaktapur Nyatapola, Taleju Bhawani, Dattatraya
34 Tanahu Dhorbaraha, Devghat 72 Kathmandu Pashupatinath, swayambhu, Jame Masjid
35 Syangja Alamdevi, Garhaunkali 73 Lalitpur Krishna Mandir, Buddha Vihar, Church, Banglamukhi
36 Kaski Vindyabasini, Talbarahi, Santistupa 74 Kalikot Tripurasundari Devi
37 Manang Chhekgumba 75 Rautathat Shivaji Mandir, Masjid
38 Mustang Muktinath, Narsing gumba

  • Secularism is a state of having no official or state religion.
  • In the 18th century, enlightenment thinkers attacked classical traditions and religious authorities which were suppressors and exploiters.
  • Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautam Buddha, is a place or reverence for Buddhists all over the world.
  • Pashupatinath, Muktinath, Devghat etc are among the most important sites for Hindus.
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Very Short Questions

Nepal was declared a secular state by the historic 'Declaration of the House of Representatives 2063' proclaimed on 4th Jyestha, 2063 BS.

There is many importance of religious tolerance because religious tolerance maintains peace, co-operation and unity among people. Secularism helps in the promotion of religious tolerance as it maintains religious equality and freedom.

According to the Interim Constitution of Nepal 2063 B.S , 'Nepal is an independent, indivisible, sovereign, secular, inclusion, federal, democratic republican state. 'This constitution has made a clear provision for religious freedom and tolerance in 'Right to Religion', Article 23.

Yes, walking through the streets of Kathmandu is like exploring a living museum as Kathmandu is full of temples, religious sites. The Pashupati temple is also popular for its religious value as well as beauty. Most of the tourists come to visit Kathmandu to see the Pasupathinath. Kathmandu Darbar square also adds beauty to the streets of Kathmandu. Rani pokhari, Dharara, Ghantaghar,etc are so beautiful that it makes streets of Kathmandu look more beautiful. Thus, it makes the tourists feel like exploring living museum.

Tolerance means capacity for recongizing and accepting religious or social characteristics that is different.

Religious tolerance refers to the ability to tolerate other religions.

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  • Where is the birth place of Gautam Buddha?

    Lumbini
    Bagmati
    Sagarmatha
    Janakpur
  • Secularism was started in

    1788 AD
    1787 AD
    1790 AD
    1789 AD
  • A state of having no official or state religion

    inclusive
    federal
    Secularism
    sovereign
  • Which pilgrimage site is located in Morang?

    Salahesh temple
    Pathivara bhagwati
    Singhabahini
    Viratkali
  • Which pilgrimage site is located in Sihara ?

    Viratkali
    Singhabahini
    Salahesh temple
    Pathivara bhagwati
  • Which pilgrimage site is located in Mahattori ?

    Jaleshwor mahadev
    Pathivara bhagwati
    Singhabahini
    Viratkali
  • When was Nepal declare a secular state?

    16th Jyestha 2063 BS
    18th Jyestha 2063 BS
    4th Jyestha 2063 BS
    5th Jyestha 2063 BS
  • What is the state of having no official or state religion called?

    Constitution
    Sovereign
    Secularism
    Declaration
  • Which place is popular as the 'city of temples'?

    Illam
    Kathmandu
    Pokhara
    Biratnagar
  • In which year was the USA declared as a secular state?

    1787 AD
    1778 AD
    1878 AD
    1887 AD
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Rohit bhandari

Secularism with Religious tolerance is necessary in Nepal


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How can secularism help in the promotion of religious tolerance


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saniya qadri

secularism with religion tolerance today's necessity justify


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