Nepal is a tantric body. Nepal is full of Temples, Monastery, Mosques, Gurudwara, Church. Monks do their everyday chanting and recite various types of mantras for the welfare of the world. Some monks bless items. It is believed that blessed items kept in home, office, garden protect that area from evil forces or negative energy.
The blessing process involves a monk reciting mantras to the item. The item owner has to wear a khada and have an envelope having money to give as a gift after receiving the blessed item from the monk. The whole process can take up to 10 minutes to 2 hours. The challenging part is reaching the monastery. Monasteries are usually in mountain or hills (very inconvenient places). The logistics cost goes high depending on the item type, size of the item and its value.
The minimum cost is $25 and the maximum it can go up to 5% of the total value of the item.
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