The “Buddha was born in Nepal” controversy has gone a long way when the Tibetian religious leader Dalai Lama told that Nepali people’s claim of Buddha’s birthplace is nonsense. The office of Dalai Lama has responded by a statement in their website that says: “We are concerned to know there was misunderstanding of the intent of his answer, and would like to clarify that His Holiness meant no disrespect towards his Nepalese brothers and sisters.” Read the full statement here.
What did Dalai Lama Say?
Dalai Lama was answering some questions raised by students in Meerut, India on 16 October 2017. One asked where was Buddha born, in India or Nepal. In response, Lama told that the statement that “some Nepalese people” made about Buddha’s birthplace being Nepal is a “nonsense”. He told, although the birth place now falls in Nepal – in ancient time, it was under greater Bharat. So, Buddha wasn’t born in Nepal or China or Tibet but in India.
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In response to the latest statement of the Tibetan religious leader, Dalai Lama’s comment about the birthplace of Buddha, a lot of Nepali people have termed him as “The Lie Lama”. Nepali superstar, Rajesh Hamal, has also responded in retaliation against the Lama’s statement.
Hamal wrote, “I’m appalled by the statement made by so called bastion of Truth and Compassion. Not even in my wildest imagination I though he would stoop so low by distorting the Truth, just to gain political milage.”
He added, “Your holiness there is a saying ‘you can fool some people some time but you can’t fool all the people all the time’…”
What did Dalai Lama say?
Two new Nepali movies are releasing in theaters in Nepal today, on May 20, 2016 – ‘Homework’ and ‘Buddha Born in Nepal’. The movie about Buddha, is a presentation of actor Ramit Dhungana and another movie ‘Homework’ is a Gopi Krishna movies presentation.
Buddha Born in Nepal
The movie made to give a message that Gautam Buddha was born in Nepal is made to create awareness on the fact. The movie written and directed by Gyanendra Deuja features the producer Ramit Dhungana with Ashishma Nakarmi, Mithila Sharma, Nir Shah, Manita Lama and Amit Dhungana in main roles.
Here is the audio songs of the upcoming movie by actor Ramit Dhungana titled, ‘Buddha Born in Nepal’. The movie directed by Gyanendra Deuja is made to tell the fact that Buddha was born in Nepal not in India. The movie shot in Lumbini, Kathmandu and the USA features a romantic love story. The movie featuring Ramit Dhungana, Nir Shah, Mithila Sharma, Manita Gurung, Amit Dhungana, Rameshowr Burlakoti etc. in main role is researched and written by the director Deuja.
In the past, Ramit Dhungana has produced another movie titled ‘Maya Namara’ under Sagarika Films banner. (Watch ‘Maya Namara’ here)
There are five songs in the movie. The music of the songs are composed by Suresh Adhikari. Details of each of the songs are:
- Buddha Born In Nepal (Male version, singer – Om Sunar, lyrics: Bishnu K. KC)
- Angaloma Lukaideuki (Singers – Swoorup Raj Acharya, Astha Raut, lyrics – Bikash Bista)
- Krish Chap Cow (Singers – Rajesh Payal Rai, Suresh Adhikari, lyrics – Suresh Adhikari)
- Manko Baha (singer – Rajina Rimal, lyrics – Bikash Bista)
- Buddha Born In Nepal (Female version, singer – Namrata Kharel, lyrics – Bishnu K. KC)