Nepal Hyolmo Society Service Association

नेपाल ह्योल्मो समाज सेवा संघ
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Yolmo also known as Hyolmo are one of the 59 indigenous peoples recognized by Nepal government, residing in the Helambu region. They famously call themselves Yolmopa or Hyolopa. They have been residing in the region called Helambu, directly north of the Kathmandu valley, bordering with Tibet. The Hyomo region is said to have found by prominent Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhav), during 8th century. They follow Buddhism. The term Yolmo or Hyolmo is made up of two words—‘Hyol’, which means a place or area which surrounded by majestic mountains and ‘Mo’ means a goddess. The meaning is that the community living in the region protected or preserved by Goddess namely Jyomo and Yangri. Yolmopa are animist and nature worshippers. Yolmopa have a distinct culture, rituals, customs and lifestyles.

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