People and Religion
Nepalese people are mainly divided into two distinct groups Indo-Aryans and the Mongoloids. Kathmandu valley is the spiritual and cultural meeting point of all these groups. Hinduism and Buddhism are two predominant religious of Nepal. Hindu temples and Buddhist shrines are scattered all over the kingdom. Nepal is the birthpalce of Lord Buddha. Nepalese people are traditionally religious. They pay respect to superiors and guests. Guests are considered as Gods.
Sincerity, honesty, bravery and reliability are the inborn instincts that give the prominent introduction about the Nepalese people. Nepalese manpower assigned to the British army since 1814 have earned good reputation by their honesty, discipline and bravery and are famous as Brave Gurkhas of Nepal. Nepal is also known as the homeland of legendery world-famous soldiers Gurkhas. For the bravery and honesty shown by the Gurkhas during 1st and 2nd world wars, the Gurkha soldies have been awarded more than a dozen Victoria Crosses (V.C.), and to this day continue to enjoy the highest reputation for their vigor and quality all over the world.