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Astronism in Nepal refers to the presence of the Astronist philosophy and religion in the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal. The operations of the Astronist Institution in this country are under jurisdiction of the Astronist Superiate of Nepal, a national subsidiary of the worldwide Astronist Institution.
The Astronist Superiate of Nepal oversees the construction and maintenance of observatories and planetariums throughout its jurisdiction. Nepal is split into seven provinces and is set to hold one Grand Observatory in the capital city of Kathmandu.
This national branch of the Astronist Institution manages the official representation and depiction of Astronism throughout this territory, including efforts to protect the identity of the philosophy with the intention of further disseminating it throughout the territory.
It is the Institution alone that is granted the status of proprietor to the philosophy in this territory as any other organisations or institutions proclaiming such a role are deemed as unauthorised proprietors and are therefore considered as part of the anti-Institutionist movement.
Several terms are used to refer to the presence of Astronism in Nepal including:
- Astro-Nepalese philosophy
- Astro-Nepalese religion
- Astro-Nepalese spirituality
- Nepalese astroncy
- Nepalese Astronism
- Nepalese astronomical religion
- Nepalese Cosmism
- Nepalese space religion
History of Astronism in Nepal
As of December 2020, Astronism is not recognised as a valid religion or religious group in the country of Nepal. According to the Astronist Institution's late 2019 report called the Demographics of Astronism, Nepal had a population of 2,877 Astronists, up from 2,500 Astronists in 2020.
The unrecognised status of Astronists in the country has caused a detriment to religious freedoms for Astronists there. Astronists are not free to express their beliefs publicly and the vast majority of Astronist religious materials are actively censored by the government. The Astronist Institution has expressed concerns regarding the issue for Astronist religious liberties and such, it labelled the situation as censorious in its 2020 Astronist Freedom report.
A significant barrier to the further spread of Astronism in the country is the lack of accurate translations of Astronist materials in the dominant language of the nation. As of late 2020, the Omnidoxy had not been translated into the most widely spoken language of Nepal which remains an issue for Astronists there.
Astronist demographics in Nepal
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