The Nepalese and Tibetan Tradition

The Nepalese and Tibetan culture is rich and unique, influenced by Indian and Chinese culture, but is quite distinct and fascinating. This complex and manifold heritage has different manifestation, from religion to art, from architecture to music.

The Himalayan Kitchen brings in Adelaide the atmosphere, the perfume, the traditions of these Himalayan populations. In our restaurant, you can find its main expressions,  such as:

  • Ganesh
    The Indian God of ‘New Beginnings’, is frequently honoured during ceremonies for blessings in Nepal, Sri Lanka and India. He is considered as the most well known Hindu God and is also recognised as a supporter of education.
  • Prayer Flags
    Prayer flags were used for the first time in 800 CE in India, and have plain colours, representing the four elements. They are also covered in enchantments and prayers that represent the beauty that rises from sustaining a culture. They are hung on the mountains so when the cold wind blows, the blessings are passed all around the villages and towns.
  • Prayer Wheel
    The prayer wheel can be seen quite frequently at any time in Nepal and Tibet. This cylinder shape contains religious inscriptions of blessings and enchantments that are released when spun in the right direction. “OM MANE PADME OM” is the incantation that is repeated on these objects and represents the meanings of tranquillity, peace, love, and care.
  • Singing Bowls
    These antique items are used, most commonly, for therapy, stress relief, relaxation, meditation and digestion. The certain designs that cover these beautiful objects signify strength, however, they all carry their own meaning. We encourage the use of singing bowls as we teach customers how to use them, after their meal.
  • Om Mane Padme Om
    Om mane padme om represents the significance of tranquillity, peace, love and care. They all aid a person within themselves and who they are seen as.