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Oldest Buddhist Shrine Found in Nepal

Archeologists supported by national and international I NGOs including UNESCO, the specialized agency of UN have discovered the shrine which is older than Maya Devi Temple in Lumbini, Nepal. Earlier, Maya Devi Temple was believed to be the oldest. The brick of the newly discovered shrine has been tested in England which was proved to be the oldest among all Buddhist shrines. This fact has given to the light in the fact that Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism was born in Nepal.

Majority of people in Nepal are Hindu. Buddhism is the second largest religion in Nepal. Nepal is observed as the land of religious tolerance. Particularly, there is good harmony and understanding between Buddhists and Hindus. They celebrate the festivals of each other. Buddha's idol found in Pashupatinath and the idols of Hindu's deities found in Swayambhunath are the examples of religious tolerance between Hindus and Buddhists. Besides, there is good understanding among Christian, Muslims, Sikhs, Hindus and Buddhists in Nepal.
Discovered by +Don Prince

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