Hindu-Buddhist Temples and practices in Nepal

Two major religions of the world Hinduism and Buddhism have been peacefully co-existed in Nepal since last thousands of years. Hindus regard founder of Buddhism Gautam Buddha as the re-incarnation of Lord Vishnu, a hindu deity where as Buddhists in Nepal worship many hindu deities in different names.

There are many common temples in Nepal where Hindus and Buddhists both go for worship. This article intends to list those temples and practices.

Budhanilkantha temple : This temple is located just outside of Kathmandu city and it is one of the major hindu temple in Nepal. Buddhists also worship this temple as Lu-Khang-gel-maa.

Halesi mahadev : This temple, located at Khotang district in eastern Nepal, is pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists.

Muktinath: This temple, located in Mustang district at the foot of Himalayas , is also pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists.

Pashupatinath: The famous hindu temple of Pahsupatinath is worshipped in Buddhism as Bodhishatwa Awalokiteshwor.

* Hindu gods worshipped by Nepali Buddhists in different names:-

Ganesh - Arya Jambala
Mahankal- Mahankaalaa
Kuber (instead of Laxmi)- Kuber
Saraswati - Manju Shree