Nepal practically and theoretically a Hindu Rashtra : Shankaracharya Swami Nischalanand Saraswati

Shankaracharya Swami Nischalanand Saraswati

Kathmandu (Nepal) – Shankaracharya Swami Nischalanand Saraswati of Govardhan Muth in Puri stated that Nepal is practically and theoretically a Hindu Rashtra. He was performing a special puja on the occasion of Mahashivaratra at the world famous Pashupatinath temple in the capital Kathmandu. He added, after the successful people’s movement of 2006, Nepal was declared a ‘secular’ nation in 2008. Monarchy came to an end. Hindu Dharma is the majority religion in Nepal, constituting more than 81% of the country’s population. “Nepal is a Hindu Rashtra on the basis of both theoretical and practical grounds, and this is what I feel.”  A newly installed statue of Adi Shankaracharya, a spiritual icon of the 8th century, was unveiled by Shankaracharya.

Thousands of saints from India in Nepal for the darshan of Shri Pashupatinath

On the occasion of Mahashivaratra, 3,500 saints, 1,000 Naga sadhus travelled to Nepal. Food and accommodation for these sadhus was arranged by the temple authorities.

Huge number of Indian citizens also came here for the darshan. Around 7,000 security personnel and 10,000 volunteers were appointed for the security of the devotees.