BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY

Nepal has high profile in world Buddhism. It is not only being the native country of Buddha but also is the region where Buddhism has been strong throughout the history since its inception. Buddhism is still playing a significant role in the everyday life of Nepalese people. Nepalese are proud to be citizens of the Buddha's native country. Buddha's teachings have deep effect in Nepalese history, culture and politics. Existence of Buddhism is seen throughout the country.

Buddhism in Nepal is interesting for many people. But only a little information on the matter is available. Even the scholars have only a vague and a partial idea. An integrated and a whole review on the matter is yet to be conducted. As my knowledge this is the first work that attempted to present a comprehensive study on Buddhism in Nepal