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Art and Culture of Ancient Nepal

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Introduction:

Through the experience of human beings, they have discovered and created a new knowledge. They were

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able to express and share their feelings in different ways like drawing, painting, music, literature, etc.In the same way, every society has developed certain behaviour, habits, and values. They are passed on from generation to generation and become the way of life, that is called as the culture.

Along with the development of human civilization, the art and culture were developed in Nepal. The art and culture of Nepal can be discovered from the rule of Kirants although it was not well-organized. The period of Lichchhavi rulers in Nepal brought significant change in various fields. King Mandev in his dynasty extended the boundary of Nepal far and wide beyond the Kathmandu valley. Nepal became a dwelling place of different castes and creeds. The caste differentiation started in the society. The division of caste based on the occupation brought specialisation in skills, art and culture. Despite various religions, there was religious tolerance in the country.

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The advancement of art and architecture were confirmed by the construction of big and artistic and creative palaces, houses, temples, stupas, etc began in the Lichchhavi period. Mangriha, Kailashkut Bhavan, the temple of Pashupatinath, the Changunarayan and the Buddhist Bihars of Ashoka. King Narendradev had a beautiful palace which had been appreciated in 'Tang description' of China. Chinese traveller Wang-Huen-Tche had said that he had never seen the beautiful palace than Kailashkut Bhavan. It was built in pagoda style, which was a pure original Nepalese art.

Not only the Nepalese architecture, Sculpture were also famous in that period. This image of Trivikram of Changunarayan temple,Harihar of Nakshal, image of Baraha of Chandol, etc. tells the excellence of Nepalese sculpture. Even today the people of the Kathmandu valley are popular for their craftsmanship. They were skillful in metal and wood works. The origin of those works was during the Lichchhavi period.

Most of the kings of Lichchhavi dynasty were fond of art and education. Therefore, there was a good development of language ,literature, astrology, Ayurveda, etc. Sanskrit was the major language. The

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traveller Huen-Tsang had mentioned about Shabda Bidhya of Amshuverma which was mentioned in Sanskrit.



  • The art and culture of Nepal can be traced from the rule of Kirants although it was not well-organized.
  • The division of caste based on the occupation brought specialisation in skills, art and culture. 
  • In Lichchhavi period, there was a good development of language , literature, astrology, Ayurveda, etc. Sanskrit was the major language. 
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Very Short Questions

The certain behaviour, habits and the values which are passed on from generation to generation and become a way of life is known as culture. Art is the knowledge which is developed and created through the experience and which are able to express the feelings  in a variety of ways like drawing, painting, etc.

Huen - Tsang was the Chinese traveller who came from the China. He had mentioned about the 'Shabda Vidya' which was written by the Amshuverma in Sanskrit was mentioned in his account.

The skillful Nepalese sculpture made during Lichchhavi period are the image of Trivikram of Changunarayan temple, Harihar of Nakshal, image of Braha of Chandol, Dhumbarahi, Bijeshowri Bhagvati of Palanchok, etc.

King Mandev of Lichchhavi dynasty had extended the territory of the Nepal and far beyond the Kathmandu Valley. Nepal became a dwelling place of different castes and creeds. The caste distinction started in the society and the division of the caste based on occupation brought specialization in skills, art and culture.

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  • The development of art and culture began in Nepal from the _____ period.

    Kirants
    Lichchhavis
    Mallas
    Gopal
  • The Lichchhavis came to Nepal from _____.

    China
    Baishali
    None
    Tibet
  • There was religious _____ in Nepal during the ancient period.

    tolerance
    dispute
    fight
    sites
  • King Narendra Dev had a beautiful palace which appreciated by _____ of China.

    King
    Wang-Huen-Tche
    Traveller
    Tang description
  • The Chinese traveller had mentioned about the _____ of Amshuverma.

    Shabda Vidya
    Educational Qualification
    Bravery
    Talency
  • Art and culture developed in Nepal along with the development with human _____.

    culture
    tradition
    art
    civilization
  • Where is the image of Baraha situated?

    Chandol
    Changunarayan
    Nakshal
    Palanchowk
  • In which of following styles did the Kailashkut Bhavan build with?

    Gumba style
    Pagoda style
    Chaitya style
    Shikhar style
  • The metal and wood works were started in _____ period.

    Malla
    Gopal
    Lichchhavi 
    Kirant
  • Most of the Lichchhavi kings were find of art and _____.

    architecture
    music
    education
    culture
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