Category Archives: Buddhism

Majnu Ka Tilla: Tibetan refugee colony in New Delhi, India – photo gallery

Majnu Ka Tilla is a Tibetan refugee colony located in walking distance from New Delhi University. Named after Sikh temple situated nearby Majnu Ka Tilla hosts several thousands Tibetan refugees. Tibetan hotels, hostels and restaurants are attractive alternative to crowded Pahaganj backpacker tourist district area.

Here is Majnu Ka Tilla website:

http://www.majnukatilla.com/

Below is my photo gallery from 2002 and 2005:

Tibetan refugee playing snooker in Majnu Ka Tilla tibetan camp Delhi India Tibetan refugee playing snooker in Majnu Ka Tilla tibetan camp Delhi India
Close up of Tibetan refugee playing snooker in Majnu Ka Tilla tibetan camp Delhi India Close up of Tibetan refugee playing snooker in Majnu Ka Tilla tibetan camp Delhi India
Shop owner talking with client in Majnu Ka Tilla Tibetan Camp in Delhi India Shop owner talking with client in Majnu Ka Tilla Tibetan Camp in Delhi India
Signboard of restaurant in Majnu Ka Tilla Tibetan Camp in Delhi India Signboard of restaurant in Majnu Ka Tilla Tibetan Camp in Delhi India
Small Tibetan girl cycle on small bike in back yard of Majnu Ka Tilla Tibetan Camp in Delhi India Small Tibetan girl cycle on small bike in back yard of Majnu Ka Tilla Tibetan Camp in Delhi India
Small girl with red bag sitting on stairs in Tibetan Settlement in Delhi Majnu Ka Tila India Small girl with red bag sitting on stairs in Tibetan Settlement in Delhi Majnu Ka Tila India
Small boy sitting on rock stairs in Majnu Ka Tila Delhi India Small boy sitting on rock stairs in Majnu Ka Tila Delhi India
Sign of Public Health Clinic under guidance of Dalailama in Majnu Ka Tila Tibetan Settlement Delhi India Sign of Public Health Clinic under guidance of Dalailama in Majnu Ka Tila Tibetan Settlement Delhi India
Female beggar sitting on the street of Delhi India Female beggar sitting on the street of Delhi India
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Entrance to Ladakh Vihar Buddhist monastery in New Delhi Tibetan collony India Entrance to Ladakh Vihar Buddhist monastery in New Delhi Tibetan collony India
Entrance to Ladakh Vihar Buddhist monastery in New Delhi Tibetan colony India Entrance to Ladakh Vihar Buddhist monastery in New Delhi Tibetan colony India
Buddha statue in Ladakh Vihar buddhist monastery Tibetan Colony New Delhi India Buddha statue in Ladakh Vihar buddhist monastery Tibetan Colony New Delhi India
Snow Lion column ornament in Ladakh Vihar Buddhist monastery in New Delhi Tibetan colony India Snow Lion column ornament in Ladakh Vihar Buddhist monastery in New Delhi Tibetan colony India
Metal Buddha statue in Ladakh Vihar Buddhist monastery in New Delhi Tibetan colony India Metal Buddha statue in Ladakh Vihar Buddhist monastery in New Delhi Tibetan colony India
Majnu Ka Tila sikh gurudwara New Delhi India Majnu Ka Tila sikh gurudwara New Delhi India
A lot of wooden packings of Tibetan scripts A lot of wooden packings of Tibetan scripts

Tenzin Tsundue – Tibetan activist, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India – photo gallery

This gallery is dedicated to Tenzin Tsundue. Tibetan poet and activist. He is wearing red headband as a sign of his pro-Tibetan activism.

You can find more information about Tenzin in Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tenzin_Tsundue

and on the page of Friends of Tibet organization:

http://www.friendsoftibet.org/tenzin/

Examples of his poetry you can find here:

http://www.poemhunter.com/tenzin-tsundue/

Tenzin Tsundue Tibetan poet and political activist shows on the Lhasa map place of prison where he have been held Tenzin Tsundue Tibetan poet and political activist shows on the Lhasa map place of prison where he have been held
End The Occupation of Tibet poster in Mc Leod Gunj Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India End The Occupation of Tibet poster in Mc Leod Gunj Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Free Tibet Remembering Heroes Freedom Resistance poster in Mc Leod Gunj Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Free Tibet Remembering Heroes Freedom Resistance poster in Mc Leod Gunj Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Dog sliping near Reduce Recycle Reverse plastic paper glass sign in Tibetan refugees school Dharamsala India Dog sliping near Reduce Recycle Reverse plastic paper glass sign in Tibetan refugees school Dharamsala India
Buddhist nun sitting during Free Tibet event Remembering Heroes Freedom Resistance poster in Mc Leod Gunj Dharamsala Indi Buddhist nun sitting during Free Tibet event Remembering Heroes Freedom Resistance poster in Mc Leod Gunj Dharamsala Indi
Tenzin Tsundue Friend of Tibet activist speaking in Dharamsala India Tenzin Tsundue Friend of Tibet activist speaking in Dharamsala India
Tenzin Tsundue Friend of Tibet activist speaking in Dharamsala India Tenzin Tsundue Friend of Tibet activist speaking in Dharamsala India
Boycott Made in China flag created by Tibetan Refugees from Students For a Free Tibet Boycott Made in China flag created by Tibetan Refugees from Students For a Free Tibet
Boycott Made in China flag created by Tibetan Refugees from Students For a Free Tibet Boycott Made in China flag created by Tibetan Refugees from Students For a Free Tibet

Tibetan Refugee Reception Centre – Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India – photo gallery

Every year thousands of Tibetans escape to exile in India and Nepal. One of their dream is to meet HH Dalai Lama and start a new life there. In the Tibetan capital in-exile, Dharamsala, located in the hilly state of Himachal Pradesh there are many institutions  that provide support for the refugees. One of the most important institutions is the Tibetan Refugee Reception Centre where newcomers from Tibet are interviewed and where they receive medical assistance. Reception Centre provides them basic shelter for the first part of stay in exile. Some of the refugees bring with them truly gruesome stories of their imprisonment and torture in their homeland. In my pictures below you can see drawings and paintings made by Tibetan children and adults about their experiences in Tibet. Painting therapy is organized and guided by Ama Adhe Tapontsang – a Tibetan woman who spent 27 years in Chinese prisons and managed to escape to India in 1987. You can find her book The Voice that Remembers: A Tibetan Woman’s Inspiring Story of Survival on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Voice-that-Remembers-Inspiring-Survival/dp/0861711491

There are also some pictures showing items made in Chinese prisons by Tibetan prisoners and smuggled into settlements in exile:

Reception Centre for new Tibetan refugees in Dharamsala India office Reception Centre for new Tibetan refugees in Dharamsala India office
Reception Centre for new Tibetan refugees in Dharamsala India office Reception Centre for new Tibetan refugees in Dharamsala India office
Wirstlebands created by Tibetan prisoners in Tibet Wirstlebands created by Tibetan prisoners in Tibet
Trousers of Tibetan prisoners in Trousers of Tibetan prisoners in
Mala buddshist rosary created by Tibetan prisoners in Tibet Mala buddshist rosary created by Tibetan prisoners in Tibet
Symbol of Nobel Peace Prize for Dalai Lama created by Tibetan prisoners in Tibet Symbol of Nobel Peace Prize for Dalai Lama created by Tibetan prisoners in Tibet
Symbol of Nobel Peace Prize for Dalai Lama created by Tibetan prisoners in Tibet Symbol of Nobel Peace Prize for Dalai Lama created by Tibetan prisoners in Tibet
Torch electric prod used in Tibetan prisons by Chinesee authority in tortures Torch electric prod used in Tibetan prisons by Chinesee authority in tortures
Torch electric prod used in Tibetan prisons by Chinesee authority in tortures Torch electric prod used in Tibetan prisons by Chinesee authority in tortures
Newcomer female refugee from Tibet arrives to Reception Centre in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Newcomer female refugee from Tibet arrives to Reception Centre in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Kitchen in Reception Centre in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Kitchen in Reception Centre in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Ama Adhe female Tibetan prisoner and author of the Voice That Remembers The Heroic Story of a Woman s Fight to Free Tibet Ama Adhe female Tibetan prisoner and author of the Voice That Remembers The Heroic Story of a Woman s Fight to Free Tibet
Newcomer refugees from Tibet arrive to Reception Centre in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Newcomer refugees from Tibet arrive to Reception Centre in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Torch electric prod used in Tibetan prisons by Chinese authority in tortures Torch electric prod used in Tibetan prisons by Chinese authority in tortures
Torch electric prod used in Tibetan prisons by Chinesee authority in tortures Torch electric prod used in Tibetan prisons by Chinesee authority in tortures
Close up of knife used in Tibetan prisons by Chinese authority in tortures Close up of knife used in Tibetan prisons by Chinese authority in tortures
Knife used in Tibetan prisons by Chinese authority in tortures Knife used in Tibetan prisons by Chinese authority in tortures
Knife used in Tibetan prisons by Chinese authority in tortures Knife used in Tibetan prisons by Chinese authority in tortures
Handcuffs used in Tibetan prisons by Chinese authority in tortures Handcuffs used in Tibetan prisons by Chinese authority in tortures
Handcuffs used in Tibetan prisons by Chinese authority in tortures Handcuffs used in Tibetan prisons by Chinese authority in tortures
Handcuffs used in Tibetan prisons by Chinese authority in tortures Handcuffs used in Tibetan prisons by Chinese authority in tortures
Painting classes for Tibetan refugee children in Reception Centre place for newcomers refugees from Tibet in Dharamsala Himach Painting classes for Tibetan refugee children in Reception Centre place for newcomers refugees from Tibet in Dharamsala Himach
Ama Adhe at painting classes for Tibetan refugee children in Reception Centre place for newcomers refugees from Tibet in Dharamsala Himach Ama Adhe at painting classes for Tibetan refugee children in Reception Centre place for newcomers refugees from Tibet in Dharamsala Himach
Painting classes for Tibetan refugee children in Reception Centre place for newcomers refugees from Tibet in Dharamsala Himach Painting classes for Tibetan refugee children in Reception Centre place for newcomers refugees from Tibet in Dharamsala Himach
Painting classes for Tibetan refugee children in Reception Centre place for newcomers refugees from Tibet in Dharamsala Himach Painting classes for Tibetan refugee children in Reception Centre place for newcomers refugees from Tibet in Dharamsala Himach
Tibetan refugees paintings describing Chineese atrocities in Tibet Tibetan refugees paintings describing Chineese atrocities in Tibet
Tibetan refugees paintings describing Chineese atrocities in Tibet Tibetan refugees paintings describing Chineese atrocities in Tibet
Tibetan refugees paintings describing Chineese atrocities in Tibet Tibetan refugees paintings describing Chineese atrocities in Tibet
Documents about newcomer refugees from Tibet in Reception Centre in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Documents about newcomer refugees from Tibet in Reception Centre in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India

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Nechung Monastery of First Tibetan Government Oracle, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India – photo gallery and prints for sale

Nechung Monastery or Nechung Gompa is located in Gangchen Kyishong area of Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India. This is main seat of Nechung Oracle – State oracle of Tibet.

Here are some pictures from Nechung monastery I took in 2001 and 2005:

 

Click here to see more photos of Nechung monastery in Dharamsala and to buy my photography prints

 

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A rainbow from top of Tibetan Buddhist Monastery Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India A rainbow from top of Tibetan Buddhist Monastery Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Bodhistattva Avalokiteshvara or Chenrezik statue on Dharamsala stupa India Bodhistattva Avalokiteshvara or Chenrezik statue on Dharamsala stupa India
Nechung monastery of First Tibetan Oracle Mc Leod Gunj Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Nechung monastery of First Tibetan Oracle Mc Leod Gunj Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Close up of white Tibetan Buddhist prayer flag with script and White Tara Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Close up of white Tibetan Buddhist prayer flag with script and White Tara Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Red stupa in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Red stupa in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Snow Lions on red stupa in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Snow Lions on red stupa in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Mani stones on a bench in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Mani stones on a bench in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Nechung monastery seat of first officiatl gouvernment Tibet oracle Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Nechung monastery seat of first officiatl gouvernment Tibet oracle Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Silver Stupa Dharamsala India Silver Stupa Dharamsala India
Wind prayer wheel Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Wind prayer wheel Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India

Men-Tsee-Khang – Tibetan Medical and Astro Institute in Dharamsala – photo gallery

Men-Tsee-Khang locate in hilly state of Himachal Pradesh, India – Tibetan Medical and Astro Institute was established in exile to preserve and develop traditional Tibetan medical tradition using herbal and mineral ingredients.
You can contact Men-Tsee-Khang visiting their official website: http://www.men-tsee-khang.org/

Here are pictures I took in 2002:

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Close up of medical thangka at Men Tsee Khang Medical and Astro Institute of Tibetan Medicine Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Close up of medical thangka at Men Tsee Khang Medical and Astro Institute of Tibetan Medicine Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Close up of medical thangka at Men Tsee Khang Medical and Astro Institute of Tibetan Medicine Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Close up of medical thangka at Men Tsee Khang Medical and Astro Institute of Tibetan Medicine Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Medical Thangka at Men Tsee Khang Medical and Astro Institute of Tibetan Medicine Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Medical Thangka at Men Tsee Khang Medical and Astro Institute of Tibetan Medicine Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Entrance to Meen Tsee Khang Tibetan Medicine Institute Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Entrance to Meen Tsee Khang Tibetan Medicine Institute Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Entrance to Men Tsee Khang Tibetan medicine institute in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Entrance to Men Tsee Khang Tibetan medicine institute in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Medical thangka painter in Men Tsee Khang Medical and Astro Institute of Dalai Lama Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Medical thangka painter in Men Tsee Khang Medical and Astro Institute of Dalai Lama Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Medical thangka from Men Tsee Khang Medical and Astro Institute of Tibetan Medicine Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Medical thangka from Men Tsee Khang Medical and Astro Institute of Tibetan Medicine Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Medical thangka from Men Tsee Khang Medical and Astro Institute of Tibetan Medicine Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Medical thangka from Men Tsee Khang Medical and Astro Institute of Tibetan Medicine Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Men Tsee Khang Medical and Astro Institute of Tibetan Medicine Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Men Tsee Khang Medical and Astro Institute of Tibetan Medicine Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Men Tsee Khang Medical and Astro Institute of Tibetan Medicine Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Men Tsee Khang Medical and Astro Institute of Tibetan Medicine Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Men Tsee Khang Medical and Astro Institute of Tibetan Medicine Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Men Tsee Khang Medical and Astro Institute of Tibetan Medicine Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Men Tsee Khang Medical and Astro Institute of Tibetan Medicine Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Men Tsee Khang Medical and Astro Institute of Tibetan Medicine Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Men Tsee Khang Medical and Astro Institute of Tibetan Medicine Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Men Tsee Khang Medical and Astro Institute of Tibetan Medicine Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Tibetan medical poster informing about about Tuberculosis infection Tibetan medical poster informing about about Tuberculosis infection
Dr Namgyal from Men Tsee Khang Medical and Astro Institute of Tibetan Medicine Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Dr Namgyal from Men Tsee Khang Medical and Astro Institute of Tibetan Medicine Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Dr Namgyal from Men Tsee Khang Medical and Astro Institute of Tibetan Medicine Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Dr Namgyal from Men Tsee Khang Medical and Astro Institute of Tibetan Medicine Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India

Karmapa’s Shedra (university) in Kalimpong, West Bengal, India – photo gallery

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Portrait of His Holiness XVII Karmapa Thaye Dorje head of Karma Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism Kalimpong West Bengal India Portrait of His Holiness XVII Karmapa Thaye Dorje head of Karma Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism Kalimpong West Bengal India
Buddha of Wisdom with sword Manjushri statue in Kalimpong Karmapa monastery West Bengal India Buddha of Wisdom with sword Manjushri statue in Kalimpong Karmapa monastery West Bengal India
Golden Wheel Of Dharma statue Kalimpong Karmapa monastery West Bengal India Golden Wheel Of Dharma statue Kalimpong Karmapa monastery West Bengal India
Golden Wheel Of Dharma statue Kalimpong Karmapa monastery West Bengal India Golden Wheel Of Dharma statue Kalimpong Karmapa monastery West Bengal India
Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava statue in Kalimpong Karmapa monastery West Bengal India Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava statue in Kalimpong Karmapa monastery West Bengal India
Door knob to Kalimpong Karmapa monastery West Bengal India Door knob to Kalimpong Karmapa monastery West Bengal India
Golden dorje bass relief Kalimpong Karmapa monastery West Bengal India Golden dorje bass relief Kalimpong Karmapa monastery West Bengal India
Buddha of Wisdom with sword Manjushri statue in Kalimpong Karmapa monastery West Bengal India Buddha of Wisdom with sword Manjushri statue in Kalimpong Karmapa monastery West Bengal India
Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava statue in Kalimpong Karmapa monastery West Bengal India Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava statue in Kalimpong Karmapa monastery West Bengal India
Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava statue in Kalimpong Karmapa monastery West Bengal India Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava statue in Kalimpong Karmapa monastery West Bengal India
Red Dragon textile in Kalimpong Karmapa monastery, West Bengal India Red Dragon textile in Kalimpong Karmapa monastery, West Bengal India
Rice mandala offering silver device Kalimpong Karmapa monastery West Bengal India Rice mandala offering silver device Kalimpong Karmapa monastery West Bengal India

Ghoom Tibetan Buddhist monastery of Gelugpa tradition, Darjeeling, West Bengal – photo gallery

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This is small monastery of Gelugpa school of Tibetan Buddhism situated near Batista Loop in Ghoom area of Darjeeling.

 

Lama Tsongkapa yellow hat statue Samten Choling Buddhist Ghoom Monastery, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India Lama Tsongkapa yellow hat statue Samten Choling Buddhist Ghoom Monastery, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India
XIV Dalai Lama with yellow hat statue in Samten Choling Buddhist Ghoom Monastery Darjeeling West Bengal India XIV Dalai Lama with yellow hat statue in Samten Choling Buddhist Ghoom Monastery Darjeeling West Bengal India
Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava statue in Samten Choling Buddhist Ghoom Monastery, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava statue in Samten Choling Buddhist Ghoom Monastery, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India
Golden Buddha statue n Samten Choling Buddhist Ghoom Monastery, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India Golden Buddha statue n Samten Choling Buddhist Ghoom Monastery, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India
Row of buddhist prayer flags and blue sky in Samten Choling Buddhist Ghoom Monastery Darjeeling West Bengal India Row of buddhist prayer flags and blue sky in Samten Choling Buddhist Ghoom Monastery Darjeeling West Bengal India

Buddhist Golden Temple, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Patan, Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

 

Golden Temple (Hiranya Varna Mahavihara) built in XII century by Vaskar Deva Varma.

Metal carved doors with knocker Golden Temple Patan Kathmandu Valley Nepal

Rich ornamented temple doors

Gold Buddha statues in Golden Temple Patan Nepal

Statues of Buddhas with Kalachakra mantra script

Lion guardian at Golden Temple Patan Kathmandu Valley Nepal

Copper lion

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Monkey and prayer wheels

Row of Buddhist prayer wheels in Golden Temple Patan Kathmandu valley Nepal

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Animal guardians and golden doors

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Golden window and statues of Bodhisattvas

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Prayer wheel

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Rich carved gate

Swayambhunath Stupa, Kathmandu, Nepal

 

Swayambhunath, Swayambhu or Monkey Temple is very important uphill temple in the West of Kathmandu valley.

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Swayambhunath Stupa with Buddha eyes and prayer flags.

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Monkeys sitting on big dorje (vajra) at the Swayambhunath Stupa entrance

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Monkey and Buddha statue

Monkeys playing on the small stupa in Swayambunath Monkey Temple Kathmandu Nepal

Small stupa and family of monkeys in Swayambhunath

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Food offering ceremony at Swayambhunath

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Monk circumambulating Swayambhunath stupa

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Golden Garuda and pair of Nagas bass relief at Swayambhunath

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Prayer wheels at Swayambhunath

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Statue of Buddha

Golden statue of XVI Karmapa Rangjung Rigpe Dorje in meditation hall of uphill Tibetan Kagyu Monastery

Statue of XVI Karmapa inside Swayambhunath monastery

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Monkey and small Buddha statue

Air polution above Kathmandu city Nepal

Air pollution over Kathmandu as seen from Swayambhunath stupa

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Swayambhunath Stupa with Buddha eyes and prayer flags.

Scenic Sunset with rays and flying bird

Sunset

Namchi Nyingma Monastery, Sikkim, India

 

Monastery is located just above the town of Namchi in South Sikkim. You can find there masterpiece mural paintings by local artists:

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Guru Rinpoche and big prayer wheel

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Guru Rinpoche and His closest disciples bass reliefs

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Gyalpo Pehar, guardian of Samye and termas  riding Snow Lion mural painting

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Gyalpo Pehar, guardian of Samye and termas mural painting face detail.

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Yamantaka from  Nyingma KabGye mural painting

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Ratna Heruka mural painting

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Karma Heruka mural painting

White buildings of famous unique Alchi monastery in Alchi heritage village, Ladakh, India

Dorje Phurba (Vajra Kilaya)

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Guru Rinpoche

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Machig Labdron performing Chod ritual

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Kungtuzangpo Primordial Buddha yab-yum

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Dorje Tseringma, female guardian of Tibet

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Dorje Legpa in his Gahu Nagpo form  riding horse mural painting

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Dharmapala

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Blue Tenma, female guardian  of Tibet riding the tiger

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Buddhist Ganapathi 

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Pawo Dorje yab-yum mural painting

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Pawo Karma yab-yum mural paining

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Machig Labdron performing Chod ritual mural painting

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Dorje Pema Totreng Tsal yab yum

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Hayagriva yab-yum   mural painting

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Dorje Legpa close up mural painting

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Emanation of Padmasambhava: Tsokye Dorje yab-yum mural painting

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Goose head Tramen Dakini mural painting

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Non enlighten guardian, probably Rakshasi guarding cemetery ground  

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Snake haired Gonpo Maning, emanation of Mahakala

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Non enlighten guardian riding horse with kapala in his hand  

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Monastery entrance gate

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Monastery entrance gate

Cham, Tibetan Buddhist Lama Mask Dance during Inauguration of Enlightenment Stupa, Benalmadena, Andalusia, Spain

 

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Skeleton dance

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Skeleton dance

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Skeleton dance

Largest stupa in Europe, Benalmadena, Andalusia, Spain

 

Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enlightenment_Stupa_in_Benalmadena

“The Enlightenment Stupa is the largest Stupa in Europe, measuring 108 feet or 33 metres high. It was inaugurated on the 5th October 2003, and was the final project of the great Buddhist Master Lopon Tsechu Rinpoche. It is situated in Benalmádena, Málaga in the Andalusian region of southern Spain, overlooking the Costa del Sol.”

Here you can find some pictures of  Benalmadena stupa:

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Stupa during the sunset

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Stupa from above

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Stupa from Benalmadena outskirts

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Stupa from Benalmadena outskirts

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Stupa from Benalmadena outskirts

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Stupa from roadside

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Stupa’s parasol

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Stupa of Enlightenment in Benalmadena

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Stupa of Enlightenment in Benalmadena

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Stupa of Enlightenment in Benalmadena

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Stupa of Enlightenment in Benalmadena

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Stupa of Enlightenment in Benalmadena

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Prayer flags

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Stupa and prayer flags

Inauguration of the largest stupa in Europe, Benalmadena, Andalusia, Spain

 

Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enlightenment_Stupa_in_Benalmadena

“The Enlightenment Stupa is the largest Stupa in Europe, measuring 108 feet or 33 metres high. It was inaugurated on the 5th October 2003, and was the final project of the great Buddhist Master Lopon Tsechu Rinpoche. It is situated in Benalmádena, Málaga in the Andalusian region of southern Spain, overlooking the Costa del Sol.”

Here you can find some pictures from Benalmadena stupa inauguration:

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Crane helps a lot for preparation stage.

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Digging and flattering ground around stupa

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Buddhist parking girl :)

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Monks from Nepal and stupa of enlightenment

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First ceremony starts

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Monk with drum circumambulating stupa

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Monks with horns circumambulating stupa

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Mandala inside the stupa

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Mandala detail

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Stupa’s prayer flags against blue sky

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Night fire puja begins

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Night fire puja

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Night fire puja

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Night fire puja

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Night fire puja

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Night fire puja

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Official ceremony begins

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Monks with long horns

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First Kora (stupa  circumambulation) starts!            

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Kora

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Before initiation

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Initiation and mudras’

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Monks waiting in line for the blessing

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Birds flying in

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Fire ceremony

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Fire ceremony

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Tormas

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Behind the stupa

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Yellow strings from the stupa for the blessings

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Yellow strings from the stupa for the blessings

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Yellow strings from the stupa for the blessings

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Yellow strings from the stupa for the blessings

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Yellow strings from the stupa for the blessing

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Yellow strings from the stupa for the blessing

Tashi Palkhiel Tibetan Refugee Settlement near Pokhara, Nepal

 

Free Tibet Tibetan flag painted on the wall of Tibetan Refugee Camp in Pokhara Nepal

Tibetan flag on the Tibetan refugee settlement wall with barbed wires and snow caped Himalayan mountain in background

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Tashi Palkhiel from above

View on Tashi Palkhiel Tibetan Settlement Hyangya Pokhara Nepal

Limestone settlement buildings covered by corrugated iron roof

View on Tashi Palkhiel Tibetan camp in Pokhara Nepal

Tashi Palkhiel monastery: Jangchub Choeling (Karma Kagyu tradition)

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Young monks in Jangchub Choeling monastery during puja

Tibetan monk playing ritual instrument in monastery prayer hall

Monk with trumpet in Jangchub Choeling monastery

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Monk in Jangchub Choeling monastery

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Praying monk in Jangchub Choeling monastery

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Settlement Guest House and Jangchub Choeling monastery

Community Hall in Tashi Palkhiel Tibetan Settlement Hyangya Pokhara Nepal

Settlement Community Hall with snow capped Annapurna in background

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Children preparing for a show in Community Hall

Children from Mount kailash School performs traditional Tibetan dances Tashi Palkhiel Tibetan Settlement near Pokhara Nepal

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Children from Mount kailash School performs traditional Tibetan dances Tashi Palkhiel Tibetan Settlement near Pokhara Nepal

Children dance show in Community Hall

Children from Mount kailash School performs traditional Tibetan dances Tashi Palkhiel Tibetan Settlement near Pokhara Nepal

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Tibetan refugee children audience of cultural show in Community Hall of Tashi Palkhiel Tibetan Settlement Pokhara Nepal

Children spectators in Community Hall

Group of Tibetan elders rotating prayer wheels in Tashi Palkhiel Tibetan Settlement in Hyangya near Pokhara Nepal

Adult spectators in Community Hall

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Sunrise over Machhapuchhare with Buddhist prayer flags

Tibetan incense in pot

Morning burning of incense

Morning prayer in Kailash School Tashi Palkhiel Tibetan Settlement Hyangya Pokhara Nepal

Morning prayer in settlement school

Swiss Red Cros sponsored milk for young Tibetan children from Tashi Palkhiel Tibetan settlement near Pokhara Nepal

Settlement Kindergarten: Swiss Red Cross milk for children

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Settlement Kindergarten: Children learning Tibetan, Nepali and English

Children from Tashi Palhiel nursery Tibetan settlement near Pokhara Nepal

Children during classes

Children from Tashi Palhiel nursery Tibetan settlement near Pokhara Nepal

Children during classes

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Lesson of Tibetan music.

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Lesson of Tibetan Language

Young Tibetan girl in school class from Tashi Palkhiel Tibetan settlement near Pokhara Nepal

Lesson of Tibetan Language

Group of Tibetan children doing school homework lighted by candle in Tashi Palkhiel Tibetan Settlement in Hyangya near Pokhara N

Children doing their homework in settlement boarding house. Power cuts are common.

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Free Time = Football Time!

Young Tibetan boy with plastic bag and backpack dressed in Western style wrestling t shirt

Youngsters are getting influenced by American pop-culture

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One of the Settlement’s best football players shows his family old medicine books

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One of the Settlement’s best football players shows his family old medicine books

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One of the Settlement’s best football players shows his family old medicine books

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Settlement’s old people’s home.

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Settlement’s old people’s home.

Tibetans preparing prayer flags in Tashi Palkhiel Settlement Hyangya Pokhara Nepal

Preparing Buddhist prayer flags.

Young Tibetan boys in Western dresses

Free Time in the evening.

Hand over stalls with Tibetan artefacts in Tashi Palkhiel Tibetan settlement near Pokhara Nepal

Open air stands offering a lot of Tibetan jewelry and artifacts for visiting tourists 

The Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India – photo gallery and prints for sale

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The Library of Tibetan Works and Archives was created to preserve very rich heritage of Tibetan written culture. Additionally LRWA provides many different courses and projects. For detailed information please visit LTWA website:

http://www.ltwa.net/library/

 

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Snow lion pillar decoration at Tibetan Works and Archives, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India Snow lion pillar decoration at Tibetan Works and Archives, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India
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Tibetan manuscripts on shelves of Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India 05 Tibetan manuscripts on shelves of Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India 05
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Tibetan manuscripts on shelves of Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India Tibetan manuscripts on shelves of Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India
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Tibetan manuscripts on shelves of Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India 03 Tibetan manuscripts on shelves of Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India 03

Gadong Monastery of Second Tibetan Government Oracle, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India – photo gallery and prints for sale

Gadong (“Tree of Happiness”)  is small monastery situated near entrance to Central Tibetan Administration (at Gangchen Kyishong) in Dharamsala. Small but very important – it is a seat of Gadong Oracle – second to Nechung official oracle to Dalai Lama. Famous Tibetan monk –  Palden Gyatso who spent years in Chinese Prisons for his strugle for Tibetan independence was novice monk in  original Gadong monastery situated in Tibet. You can read his memoirs in book “Fire under the snow”:

http://www.amazon.com/Autobiography-Tibetan-Monk-Palden-Gyatso/dp/0802135749/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1353002034&sr=1-1&keywords=fire+under+the+snow

 

Here are some pictures from Gadong pujas and outside pictures with young monks playing religious musical instruments.

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Tibetan Buddhist monk praying during puja in Gadong Monastery, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India Tibetan Buddhist monk praying during puja in Gadong Monastery, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India
Tibetan Buddhist monk hand mudra during puja in Gadong Monastery, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India Tibetan Buddhist monk hand mudra  during puja in Gadong Monastery, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India
Tibetan Buddhist monk playing clash cimbals during puja in Gadong Monastery, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India Tibetan Buddhist monk playing clash cimbals  during puja in Gadong Monastery, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India
Hand of Tibetan Buddhist monk with dorje during puja in Gadong Monastery, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India Hand of Tibetan Buddhist monk with dorje  during puja in Gadong Monastery, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India
Tibetan Buddhist dorje and bell in Gadong Monastery, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India Tibetan Buddhist dorje and bell in Gadong Monastery, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India
Hand of Tibetan Buddhist monk with bell during puja in Gadong Monastery, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India Hand of Tibetan Buddhist monk with bell  during puja in Gadong Monastery, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India
Small altar with statues of yellow hat Gelugpa lamas in Gadong Monastery, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India Small altar with statues of yellow hat Gelugpa lamas in Gadong Monastery, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India
Tibetan Buddhist monk hand mudra with dorje and bell during puja in Gadong Monastery, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India Tibetan Buddhist monk hand mudra  with dorje and bell during puja in Gadong Monastery, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India
Ghadong monastery in near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Ghadong monastery in near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Ghadong monastery in near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Ghadong monastery in near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Young Tibetan monks from Gelugpa sect playing ritual instruments Ghadong Monastery Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Young Tibetan monks from Gelugpa sect playing ritual instruments Ghadong Monastery Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Young Tibetan monks from Gelugpa sect playing ritual instruments Ghadong Monastery Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Young Tibetan monks from Gelugpa sect playing ritual instruments Ghadong Monastery Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Young Tibetan monks from Gelugpa sect playing ritual instruments Ghadong Monastery Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Young Tibetan monks from Gelugpa sect playing ritual instruments Ghadong Monastery Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Young Tibetan monks from Gelugpa sect playing ritual instruments Ghadong Monastery Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Young Tibetan monks from Gelugpa sect playing ritual instruments Ghadong Monastery Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Young Tibetan monks from Gelugpa sect playing ritual instruments Ghadong Monastery Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Young Tibetan monks from Gelugpa sect playing ritual instruments Ghadong Monastery Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Young Tibetan monks from Gelugpa sect playing ritual instruments Ghadong Monastery Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Young Tibetan monks from Gelugpa sect playing ritual instruments Ghadong Monastery Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Young Tibetan monks from Gelugpa sect playing ritual instruments Ghadong Monastery Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Young Tibetan monks from Gelugpa sect playing ritual instruments Ghadong Monastery Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Tibetan buddhist monk praying during puja in Ghadong monastery site of second Tibetan oracle Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh Tibetan buddhist monk praying during puja in Ghadong monastery site of second Tibetan oracle Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh
Tibetan buddhist monk praying during puja in Ghadong monastery site of second Tibetan oracle Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh Tibetan buddhist monk praying during puja in Ghadong monastery site of second Tibetan oracle Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh
Tibetan buddhist monk praying during puja in Ghadong monastery site of second Tibetan oracle Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh Tibetan buddhist monk praying during puja in Ghadong monastery site of second Tibetan oracle Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh
Tibetan buddhist monk praying during puja in Ghadong monastery site of second Tibetan oracle Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh Tibetan buddhist monk praying during puja in Ghadong monastery site of second Tibetan oracle Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh
Tibetan buddhist monk praying during puja in Ghadong monastery site of second Tibetan oracle Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh Tibetan buddhist monk praying during puja in Ghadong monastery site of second Tibetan oracle Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh
Tibetan buddhist monk praying during puja in Ghadong monastery site of second Tibetan oracle Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh Tibetan buddhist monk praying during puja in Ghadong monastery site of second Tibetan oracle Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh
Young Tibetan buddhist monks playing ritual instruments in Ghadong Monastery Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Young Tibetan buddhist monks playing ritual instruments in Ghadong Monastery Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Young Tibetan buddhist monks playing ritual instruments in Ghadong Monastery Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Young Tibetan buddhist monks playing ritual instruments in Ghadong Monastery Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Young Tibetan buddhist monks playing ritual instruments in Ghadong Monastery Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Young Tibetan buddhist monks playing ritual instruments in Ghadong Monastery Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Young Tibetan buddhist monks playing ritual instruments in Ghadong Monastery Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Young Tibetan buddhist monks playing ritual instruments in Ghadong Monastery Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Young Tibetan buddhist monks playing ritual instruments in Ghadong Monastery Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Young Tibetan buddhist monks playing ritual instruments in Ghadong Monastery Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Young Tibetan buddhist monks playing ritual instruments in Ghadong Monastery Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Young Tibetan buddhist monks playing ritual instruments in Ghadong Monastery Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India

 

Norbulingka Institute and monastery, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India – photo gallery and prints for sale

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Originally Norbulingka was the summer residence of H.H. Dalai Lama in Lhasa, Tibet. In exile H.H. Dalailama changed its status to institute that will preserve and promote diferrent aspects of Tibetan cultural heritage.

Norbulingka Institute is located in small village Sidhpur near Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh, India.

More info about this place you can find at Norbulingka Institute website:

http://www.norbulingka.org/

Norbulingka Institute:

Print of Pope John Paul II with Dalailama Print of Pope John Paul II with Dalailama
Traditional Tibetan dolls in Norbulingka museum Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Traditional Tibetan dolls in Norbulingka museum Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Map of former Tibet Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Map of former Tibet Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Traditional Tibetan dolls in Norbulingka museum Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Traditional Tibetan dolls in Norbulingka museum Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Strange coniferous tree growing in Himachal Pradesh India Strange coniferous tree growing in Himachal Pradesh India
Metal kettle with Tibetan script standing on window in Norbulingka Institute Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Metal kettle with Tibetan script standing on window in Norbulingka Institute Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Metal Kettle with Tibetan script Norbulingka Institute Dharamsala India Metal Kettle with Tibetan script Norbulingka Institute Dharamsala India
Group of Tibetan Buddhist nuns carying load of bricks to build their monastery in Himalayas Group of Tibetan Buddhist nuns carying load of bricks to build their monastery in Himalayas
Artist from Norbulingka Institute of Performing Arts near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Artist from Norbulingka Institute of Performing Arts near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Artist from Norbulingka Institute of Performing Arts near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Artist from Norbulingka Institute of Performing Arts near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Artist from Norbulingka Institute of Performing Arts near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Artist from Norbulingka Institute of Performing Arts near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Building of Norbulingka Institute of Performing Arts near DharamsalaHimachal Pradesh India Building of Norbulingka Institute of Performing Arts near DharamsalaHimachal Pradesh India
Norbulingka Institute of Performing Arts near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Norbulingka Institute of Performing Arts near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Norbulingka Institute of Performing Arts near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Norbulingka Institute of Performing Arts near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Norbulingka Institute of Performing Arts near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Norbulingka Institute of Performing Arts near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Norbulingka Institute of Performing Arts near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Norbulingka Institute of Performing Arts near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Tibetan naive paintings showing traditional nomads tent with yak and sheep Tibet Tibetan naive paintings showing traditional nomads tent with yak and sheep Tibet
Himachal Pradesh rocky mountains as seen from Dharamsala in Kangra valley India Himachal Pradesh rocky mountains as seen from Dharamsala in Kangra valley India
Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Modern Tibetan paintings with scull pig hen snake and mani stone Modern Tibetan paintings with scull pig hen snake and mani stone
Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Tibetan modern paintings showing daily life in Tibet Tibetan modern paintings showing daily life in Tibet
Tibetan wooden art from Norbulingka Institute of Performing Arts near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Tibetan wooden art from Norbulingka Institute of Performing Arts near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Tibetan wooden art from Norbulingka Institute of Performing Arts near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Tibetan wooden art from Norbulingka Institute of Performing Arts near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Tibetan woodcarver from Norbulingka Institute of Performing Arts near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Tibetan woodcarver from Norbulingka Institute of Performing Arts near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Buddhist wooden statues from Norbulingka Institute of Performing Arts near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Buddhist wooden statues from Norbulingka Institute of Performing Arts near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Gyuto Monastery near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Gyuto Monastery near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Gyuto Monastery near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Gyuto Monastery near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Norbulingka Institute of His Holines Dalai Lama near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Norbulingka Institute of His Holines Dalai Lama near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Norbulingka Institute of His Holines Dalai Lama near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Norbulingka Institute of His Holines Dalai Lama near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Norbulingka Institute of His Holines Dalai Lama near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Norbulingka Institute of His Holines Dalai Lama near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Hindu man with big steaming kettle prepares tea Hindu man with big steaming kettle prepares tea
Tibetan artist in Norbulingka Institute near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Tibetan artist in Norbulingka Institute near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Tibetan artist in Norbulingka Institute near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Tibetan artist in Norbulingka Institute near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Tibetan artist in Norbulingka Institute near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Tibetan artist in Norbulingka Institute near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India

Norbulingka Institute monastery:

Golden Wheel of Dharma and Deers symbolising first Buddha sermon in Norbulingka Institute Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Golden Wheel of Dharma and Deers symbolising first Buddha sermon in Norbulingka Institute Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Golden buddhist auspicious symols bas relief in Norbulingka Institute Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Golden buddhist auspicious symols bas relief in Norbulingka Institute Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Roof dragon with bell in Norbulingka Institute Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Roof dragon with bell in Norbulingka Institute Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Golden Wheel of Dharma in Norbulingka Institute Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Golden Wheel of Dharma in Norbulingka Institute Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Golden Buddha statue in Norbulingka Institute Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Golden Buddha statue in Norbulingka Institute Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Entrance to prayer hall Norbulingka Institute Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Entrance to prayer hall Norbulingka Institute Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Dalai Lama portrait from Norbulingka Institute of Performing Arts near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Dalai Lama portrait from Norbulingka Institute of Performing Arts near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Artworks from Norbulingka Institute of Performing Arts near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Artworks from Norbulingka Institute of Performing Arts near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Details form Norbulingka Monastery near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Details form Norbulingka Monastery near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Deer statue from Norbulingka Monastery near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Deer statue from Norbulingka Monastery near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Golden dragon head details form Norbulingka Monastery near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Golden dragon head details form Norbulingka Monastery near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Details form Norbulingka Monastery near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Details form Norbulingka Monastery near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Details form Norbulingka Monastery near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Details form Norbulingka Monastery near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Details form Norbulingka Monastery near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Details form Norbulingka Monastery near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Golden buddha statue in Norbulingka monastery near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Golden buddha statue in Norbulingka monastery near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Thangka of six armed Mahakala main dharma protector of gelugpa school of Tibetan Buddhism Thangka of six armed Mahakala main dharma protector of gelugpa school of Tibetan Buddhism
Mural painting of Dalai Lama in Norbulingka monasterynear Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Mural painting of Dalai Lama in Norbulingka monasterynear Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Mural painting symbol of indian buddhist mahasiddha in Norbulingka monasterynear Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Mural painting symbol of indian buddhist mahasiddha in Norbulingka monasterynear Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Mural painting symbol of indian buddhist mahasiddha in Norbulingka monasterynear Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Mural painting symbol of indian buddhist mahasiddha in Norbulingka monasterynear Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Statue of Buddha in Norbulingka monastery near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Statue of Buddha in Norbulingka monastery near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Wheel of Dharma and pair of deer symbol of two gods Brahma and Indra on top of Tibetan buddhist monastery Wheel of Dharma and pair of deer symbol of two gods Brahma and Indra on top of Tibetan buddhist monastery
Statue of Buddha in Norbulingka monastery near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Statue of Buddha in Norbulingka monastery near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Statue of Buddha in Norbulingka monastery near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Statue of Buddha in Norbulingka monastery near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Mural painting of Buddha of Limitless Light Opame in Norbulingka monastery near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Mural painting of Buddha of Limitless Light Opame in Norbulingka monastery near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Mural painting of Akshobhya Buddha in Norbulingka monastery near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Mural painting of Akshobhya Buddha in Norbulingka monastery near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Statue of Buddha in Norbulingka monastery near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Statue of Buddha in Norbulingka monastery near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Big Buddha statue and mural paintings in Norbulingka monastery near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Big Buddha statue and mural paintings in Norbulingka monastery near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Mural paintings of Buddha Amithaba in Norbulingka monastery near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Mural paintings of Buddha Amithaba in Norbulingka monastery near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Mural paintings of XIII and XIV Dalai Lama in Norbulinka monastery Himachal Pradesh India Mural paintings of XIII and XIV Dalai Lama in Norbulinka monastery Himachal Pradesh India
Mural thangka of Dalai Lama as Nobel Prize winner in monastery of Norbulingka Institute near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Mural thangka of Dalai Lama as Nobel Prize winner in monastery of Norbulingka Institute near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Mural thangka of XII Dalai Lama in monastery of Norbulingka Institute near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Mural thangka of XII Dalai Lama in monastery of Norbulingka Institute near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Mural thangka of Dalai Lama as Nobel Prize winner in monastery of Norbulingka Institute near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Mural thangka of Dalai Lama as Nobel Prize winner in monastery of Norbulingka Institute near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Big statue of Buddha in monastery of Norbulingka Institute near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Big statue of Buddha in monastery of Norbulingka Institute near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Big Buddha statue in monastery of Norbulingka Institute near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Big Buddha statue in monastery of Norbulingka Institute near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Big Buddha statue in monastery of Norbulingka Institute near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Big Buddha statue in monastery of Norbulingka Institute near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Mural paintings of Snow Lion in monastery of Norbulingka Institute near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Mural paintings of Snow Lion in monastery of Norbulingka Institute near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India

Rewalsar, Tso Pema, Lotus Lake, Himachal Pradesh, India

 

Place where Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) meet his consort Mandarava.

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Tso Pema from above

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Tso Pema water are quite polluted and eutrophicated. Fishes have lack of oxygen.

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Mandarava statue in Guru Rinpoche cave

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Mandarava statue face close up

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Big Padmasambhava statue in his cave.

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Two Buddhist nuns preparing prayer flags on big pole near Guru Rinpoche caves.

Two buddhist Tibetan nuns preparing big prayer flag in Tso Pema , Revalsar, India

Two Buddhist nuns preparing prayer flags on big pole near Guru Rinpoche caves.

Two Tibetan Buddhist nuns preparing big prayer flag near  Tso Pema holy Lotus Lake  Rewalsar near Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, India

Two Buddhist nuns preparing prayer flags on big pole near Guru Rinpoche caves.

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Big Mani stone with Padmasambhava bass relief

Big statue of Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava in Tso Pema Lake, Revalsar, Himachal Pradesh, India

Monk performing prayers near Padmasambhava statue

Statue face close up of Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava in Tso Pema lake , Revalsar, India

Padmasambhava statue face close up

Statue hand with vajra or dorje closeup up of Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava in Tso Pema lake , Revalsar, India

Padmasambhava statue: hand holding dorje

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Snow Lion

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Small Mandarava Cave

Indian Spicies in baskets with small glass

Mandarava and Padmasambhava left here their prints in rock

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Guru Rinpoche body print in rock

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Prayer flags on wind

Group of Indian men seriously looking at camera

Nyingmapa monastery at Tso Pema

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Nyingmapa monastery at Tso Pema: Guru Rinpoche mantra – OM AH HUNG BENZA GURU PEME SIDDHI HUNG

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Entrance to Drikung Kagyu monastery

Driver sleeping inside  yellow green classical Indian motor rickshaw and street dog sleeping outside , New Delhi India

Drikung Kagyu monastery at Tso Pema

Drikung Kagyu monastery  in Tso Pema lake , Revalsar, India

Drikung Kagyu monastery at Tso Pema

Drukpa Kagyu (up) and Nyingma monastery  in Tso Pema lake , Revalsar, India

Drukpa Kagyu (top) and Nyingmapa (bottom) monasteries at Tso Pema

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Fence in shape of dorje

Golden statue of Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava, Drukpa Kagyu monastery  in Tso Pema lake , Revalsar, India

Guru Rinpoche statue in Drukpa Kagyu monastery

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Chenrezik (Avalokiteshvara) statue in Drukpa Kagyu Monastery

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Drukpa Kagtu Monastery

A young Tibetan buddhist monk plaing cricket game in Tso Pema lake , Revalsar, India

Free time: young Buddhist  monk playing cricket

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Baby Rhesus Macaque playing with prayer flags 

 Monkey of  Macaca mulatta  Rhesus macaque sitting on yellow fence, Rewalsar, Himachal Pradesh,  India

Rhesus Macaque sitting near Tso Pema fence

Mother monkey of  Macaca mulatta  Rhesus macaque milking her small baby, Rewalsar, Himachal Pradesh, India

Rhesus Macaque Mother milking her baby.

Ladakh Festival, Leh, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India – photo gallery

Every year at the beginning of September Ladakh Festival starts with Parade, traditional dresses, dances and a lot of joy:

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Portrait of Indian soldier with blue yellow and red cap Portrait of Indian soldier with blue yellow and red cap
Smiling traditional dress Ladakhi man Smiling traditional dress Ladakhi man
Traditional dress Ladakh people during Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India Traditional dress Ladakh people during Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India
Traditional dress Ladakhi woman in turquoise hat Perak during Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India Traditional dress Ladakhi woman in turquoise hat Perak during Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India
Dard or Brokpa girl from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir India Dard or Brokpa girl from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir India
Traditional wedding dress Ladakhi men during Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India Traditional wedding dress Ladakhi men during Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India
Beautiful young woman from Dard or Drogpa Aryan tribe from Dha Hanu village in Ladakh India Beautiful young woman from Dard or Drogpa Aryan tribe from Dha Hanu village in Ladakh India
Beautiful Dard or Brokpa tribe girl from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir India Beautiful Dard or Brokpa tribe girl from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir India
Beautiful Dard or Brokpa tribe girl from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir India Beautiful Dard or Brokpa tribe girl from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir India
Old man playing drum Dard or Brokpa tribe from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir India Old man playing drum Dard or Brokpa tribe from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir India
Traditional mask dress Ladakhi men during Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India Traditional mask dress Ladakhi men during Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India
Traditional dress Ladakhi men during Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India Traditional dress Ladakhi men during Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India
Traditional dress Ladakhi men with masks during Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India Traditional dress Ladakhi men with masks during Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India
Traditional dress Ladakhi women in Perak hats during Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India Traditional dress Ladakhi women in Perak hats during Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India
Buddhist monk in red robe standing on white wall with videocamera in his hand Ladakh Festival India Buddhist monk in red robe standing on white wall with videocamera in his hand Ladakh Festival India
Traditional dress smiling Ladakhi man during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India Traditional dress smiling Ladakhi man during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India
Traditional dress Ladakhi man during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India Traditional dress Ladakhi man during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India
Group of men playing and dancing Dard or Brokpa tribe from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir Indi Group of men playing and dancing Dard or Brokpa tribe from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir Indi
Young man looking at camera Dard or Brokpa tribe from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir Indi Young man looking at camera Dard or Brokpa tribe from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir Indi
Traditional dress Brokpa or Dard tribe man with flowers and drum during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India Traditional dress Brokpa or Dard tribe man with flowers and drum during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India
Traditional dress Ladakhi women with flowers and drum during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India Traditional dress Ladakhi women with flowers and drum during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India
Traditional dress Ladakhi man during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India Traditional dress Ladakhi man during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India
Woman Dard or Brokpa tribe from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir Indi Woman Dard or Brokpa tribe from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir Indi
Group of men playing and dancing Dard or Brokpa tribe from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir Ind Group of men playing and dancing Dard or Brokpa tribe from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir Ind
Group of men playing and dancing Dard or Brokpa tribe from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir Ind Group of men playing and dancing Dard or Brokpa tribe from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir Ind
Women Dard or Brokpa tribe from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir Indi Women Dard or Brokpa tribe from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir Indi
Traditional dress Ladakhi women with turquoise hats Perak during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India Traditional dress Ladakhi women with turquoise hats Perak during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India
Traditional dress Ladakhi during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India Traditional dress Ladakhi during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India
Traditional dress Ladakhi men during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India Traditional dress Ladakhi men during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India
Traditional dress Ladakhi men with local musical string instrument during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India Traditional dress Ladakhi men with local musical string instrument during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India
Traditional dress Ladakhi men with mask and arrow during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India Traditional dress Ladakhi men with mask and arrow during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India
Traditional dress Ladakhi men during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India Traditional dress Ladakhi men during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India
Traditional dress Ladakhi men playing drum with Leh palace in background during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India Traditional dress Ladakhi men playing drum with Leh palace in background during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India
Traditional dress Ladakhi men with Leh palace in background during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India Traditional dress Ladakhi men with Leh palace in background during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India
Traditional dress Ladakhi men with Leh palace in background during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India Traditional dress Ladakhi men with Leh palace in background during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India
Traditional dress Ladakhi men during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India Traditional dress Ladakhi men during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India
Man riding Bactrian Camel during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India Man riding Bactrian Camel during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India
Lots of police and army standing behind State Bank Of India while tourists pass by Leh ladakh India Lots of police and army standing behind State Bank Of India while tourists pass by Leh ladakh India
Portrait of traditional wedding dress Ladakhi men during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India Portrait of traditional wedding dress Ladakhi men during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India
Portrait of traditional fur hat Tibetan men during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India Portrait of traditional fur hat Tibetan men during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India
Portrait of traditional dress Ladakhi men during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India Portrait of traditional dress Ladakhi men during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India
Portrait of traditional dress Ladakhi man with hat looking at camera and smiling during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India Portrait of traditional dress Ladakhi man with hat looking at camera and smiling during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India
Portrait of traditional dress Ladakhi man with hat looking at camera and playing flute during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India Portrait of traditional dress Ladakhi man with hat looking at camera and playing flute during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India
Portrait of traditional dress Ladakhi man with hat looking at camera and playing flute during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India Portrait of traditional dress Ladakhi man with hat looking at camera and playing flute during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India
Man carrying drum Dard or Brokpa tribe from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir Indi Man carrying drum Dard or Brokpa tribe from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir Indi
Portrait of traditional dress Ladakhi man with hat and yaks during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India Portrait of traditional dress Ladakhi man with hat and yaks during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India
Portrait of traditional dress Ladakhi man with hat and yaks during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India Portrait of traditional dress Ladakhi man with hat and yaks during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India
Man descending from Bactrian Camel during Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India Man descending from Bactrian Camel during Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India
Ladakhi man with Bactrian Camel during Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India Ladakhi man with Bactrian Camel during Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India
Ladakhi man with Bactrian Camel during Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India Ladakhi man with Bactrian Camel during Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India
Ladakhi man with Bactrian Camel during Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India Ladakhi man with Bactrian Camel during Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India
Bactrian Camels during Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India Bactrian Camels during Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India
Indian army man with Bactrian Camels during Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India Indian army man with Bactrian Camels during Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India
Face close up of Bactrian Camels during Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India Face close up of Bactrian Camels during Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India
Face close up of two Bactrian Camels during Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India Face close up of two Bactrian Camels during Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India
Back close up of Bactrian Camels during Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India Back close up of Bactrian Camels during Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India
Back close up of Bactrian Camels during Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India Back close up of Bactrian Camels during Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India
Traditional Ladakhi buddhist guardian mask during Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India Traditional Ladakhi buddhist guardian mask during Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India
Ladakhi boy watching show of Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India Ladakhi boy watching show of Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India
Two curious Ladakhi boys with modern dress and caps looking at camera Leh Ladakh India Two curious Ladakhi boys with modern dress and caps looking at camera Leh Ladakh India
Ladhaki folk opera Lhamo during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India Ladhaki folk opera Lhamo during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India
Ladhaki folk opera Lhamo during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India Ladhaki folk opera Lhamo during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India
Ladhaki folk opera Lhamo during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India Ladhaki folk opera Lhamo during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India
Ladhaki folk opera Lhamo during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India Ladhaki folk opera Lhamo during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India
Ladhaki folk opera Lhamo during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India Ladhaki folk opera Lhamo during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India
Ladhaki folk opera Lhamo during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India Ladhaki folk opera Lhamo during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India
Group of performers during Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India Group of performers during Ladakh Festival Leh Ladakh India
Ladhaki folk opera Lhamo during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India Ladhaki folk opera Lhamo during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India
Ladhaki male dancers performing beer dance during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India Ladhaki male dancers performing beer dance during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India
Ladhaki male dancers performing beer dance during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India Ladhaki male dancers performing beer dance during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India
Ladhaki male dancers performing beer dance during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India Ladhaki male dancers performing beer dance during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India
Ladhaki male dancers performing beer dance during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India Ladhaki male dancers performing beer dance during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India
Ladhaki male dancers performing beer dance during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India Ladhaki male dancers performing beer dance during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India
Ladhaki male dancers performing beer dance during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India Ladhaki male dancers performing beer dance during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India
Traditional dress ladakhi girl Woman Alliance of Ladakh festival Leh India Traditional dress ladakhi girl Woman Alliance of Ladakh festival Leh India
Young Ladakhi girl with Sprite plastic bottle looking at camera and smiling Leh Ladakh India Young Ladakhi girl with Sprite plastic bottle looking at camera and smiling Leh Ladakh India
Ladhaki female dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India Ladhaki female dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India
Ladhaki female dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India Ladhaki female dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India
Ladhaki female dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India Ladhaki female dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India
Ladhaki female dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India Ladhaki female dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India
Ladhaki female dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India Ladhaki female dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India
Ladhaki female dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India Ladhaki female dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India
Ladhaki female dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India Ladhaki female dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India
Ladhaki female dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India Ladhaki female dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India
Ladhaki female dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India Ladhaki female dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India
Ladhaki female dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India Ladhaki female dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India
Ladhaki female dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India Ladhaki female dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India
Ladhaki female dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India Ladhaki female dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India
Ladhaki drummers Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India Ladhaki drummers Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India
Back of traditional Ladakhi woman hat perak with silver and blue turquise stones Back of traditional Ladakhi woman hat perak with silver and blue turquise stones
Ladhaki male dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India Ladhaki male dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India
Ladhaki female dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India Ladhaki female dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India
Ladhaki female dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India Ladhaki female dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India
Ladhaki female dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India Ladhaki female dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India
Ladhaki female dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India Ladhaki female dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India
Ladhaki female dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India Ladhaki female dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India
Ladhaki male dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India Ladhaki male dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India
Ladhaki male dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India Ladhaki male dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India
Ladhaki male dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India Ladhaki male dancer in traditional dress performing during Ladakh Festival Leh Jammu Kashmir India

Buddhist Old Town in Leh, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India – photo gallery

Medieval traditional Ladakhi houses just next to majestic Leh Palace. Here you can find more information how to support this important historic site:

http://www.tibetheritagefund.org/pages/projects/ladakh/leh-old-town.php

 

Click here to see more photos from Leh Old Town in Ladakh and to buy my photography prints

 

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Scenic view of red Ladakh mountains with buddha image in Leh Ladakh India Scenic view of red Ladakh mountains with buddha image in Leh Ladakh India
Scenic view of red Ladakh mountains in Leh Ladakh India Scenic view of red Ladakh mountains in Leh Ladakh India
Three streer Buddhist stupas red white and deep blue in shrine Leh Ladakh India Three streer Buddhist stupas red white and deep blue in shrine Leh Ladakh India
Colorful images of Buddhist deities and mandala in Leh street shrine Ladakh India Colorful images of Buddhist deities and mandala in Leh street shrine Ladakh India
Traditional Ladakhi houses in Leh with snow capped Zanskar range mountains in background Ladakh Kashmir India Traditional Ladakhi houses in Leh with snow capped Zanskar range mountains in background Ladakh Kashmir India
Big yellow stupa in Leh center near Polo Ground Ladakh Kashmir India Big yellow stupa in Leh center near Polo Ground Ladakh Kashmir India
Narrow medieval streets passages in old city of Leh Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Narrow medieval streets passages in old city of Leh Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Narrow medieval streets passages in old city of Leh Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Narrow medieval streets passages in old city of Leh Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Narrow medieval rocky streets passages in old city of Leh Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Narrow medieval rocky streets passages in old city of Leh Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Entrance to old traditional Ladakhi house Leh Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Entrance to old traditional Ladakhi house Leh Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Narrow medieval rocky streets passages in old city of Leh Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Narrow medieval rocky streets passages in old city of Leh Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Narrow medieval rocky streets passages in old city of Leh Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Narrow medieval rocky streets passages in old city of Leh Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Panorama of Leh old town with Zanskar range mountains in background Ladakh India Panorama of Leh old town with Zanskar range mountains in background Ladakh India
Rooftops of traditional old town Leh buildings Ladakh India Rooftops of traditional old town Leh buildings Ladakh India
Clay home buildings in city centre old town of Leh Ladakh India Clay home buildings in city centre old town of Leh Ladakh India
Old part of Leh town with traditional building and big Buddha altair in rock Old part of Leh town with traditional building and big Buddha altair in rock
Old part of Leh town with traditional architecture buddhist stupa and giant Buddha rock altair Leh Ladakh India Old part of Leh town with traditional architecture buddhist stupa and giant Buddha rock altair Leh Ladakh India
Ladakh polo match in Leh India Ladakh polo match in Leh India
Ladakh polo match Leh India Ladakh polo match Leh India
Ladakh polo match Leh India Ladakh polo match Leh India
Old Yellow stupa with more white ones Leh old city Ladak India Old Yellow stupa with more white ones Leh old city Ladak India
Big old Yellow stupa in old city centre of Leh ladakh India Big old Yellow stupa in old city centre of Leh ladakh India

Sankar Monastery, Leh, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India

 

The Sankar Monastery of Gelugpa tradition is a seat of Venerable Kushok Bakula, the main lama of Ladakh.

Blue sky and golden wrath on the top of Sankar monastery with Leh Palace in background , Leh Ladakh Jammu & Kashmir India

Sankar Monastery golden spire with uphill Namgyal Tsemo monastery in the background

Fire trident with blue sky in Sankar monastery, Leh Ladakh Jammu & Kashmir India

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Sankar Monastery entrance

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Snow lion wood carvings

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Door metal carvings detail

Three Cliffs beach bay during low tide in Gower Peninsula near Swansea West Glamorgan Wales UK

Old Mandala mural painting

Yamantaka with consort yab yum mural painting in Sankar monastery, Leh Ladakh Jammu & Kashmir India

Yamantaka with consort (yab-yum) mural painting

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Statue of Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava)

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White Gyalpo Pehar, first guardian of Samye riding a Snow Lion mural painting

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Red Guardian face close up

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Thousand arm Chenrezik (Avalokiteshvara) statue in Sankar Gompa

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Old library in Sankar Gompa with full Buddhist canon – Kangyur and Tangyur

Green rocky cliffs The Gower Peninsula near Swansea West Glamorgan Wales UK

Three Buddha statues in Sankar Gompa

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Golden Buddha statue and picture of Ven Bakula Ripoche

Dorje and Bell  in Sankar monastery, Leh Ladakh Jammu & Kashmir India

Dorje and bell in Sankar gompa

Brass small ritual kettle  in Sankar monastery, Leh Ladakh Jammu & Kashmir India

Vase for initiation

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Old wise man mural painting

Big statue of female protector Dukar or White Umbrella  in Sankar monastery, Leh Ladakh Jammu & Kashmir India

Female powerful guardian Dukar (White Umbrella, Sitatapatra)  giant statue in Sankar gompa

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Dukar face close up

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Dukar faces close up

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Dukar foot close up

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Dukar hand with eye holding Wheel of Dharma, close up

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Dukar hands with weapons close up

Leh Castle and Namgyal Tsemo Monastery, Leh, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India – photo gallery

Leh Castle or Leh Palace is nine storeys high structure that resembles Potala Palace in Lhasa. Build in 17th century – currently abandoned but popular tourist destination in capital of Ladakh. Next to Leh Palace there is red Namgyal Tsemo Buddhist monastery:

 

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Scenic view of Leh palace and white stupa with cloudy weather Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Scenic view of Leh palace and white stupa with cloudy weather Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Scenic view of Leh palace and white stupa with cloudy weather Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Scenic view of Leh palace and white stupa with cloudy weather Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Uphill red Tsemo buddhist monastery Leh Ladakh India Uphill red Tsemo buddhist monastery Leh Ladakh India
Green pasture with cows and uphill red Tsemo buddhist monastery in the background Leh Ladakh India Green pasture with cows and uphill red Tsemo buddhist monastery in the background Leh Ladakh India
Cows on green pasture with mountain with red Tsemo buddhist monastery in Leh ladakh India Cows on green pasture with mountain with red Tsemo buddhist monastery in Leh ladakh India
Uphill red white Tsemo buddhist monastery Leh Ladakh India Uphill red white Tsemo buddhist monastery Leh Ladakh India
Uphill red Tsemo buddhist monastery Leh Ladakh India Uphill red Tsemo buddhist monastery Leh Ladakh India
Uphill red white Tsemo buddhist monastery Leh Ladakh India Uphill red white Tsemo buddhist monastery Leh Ladakh India
Uphill red white Tsemo buddhist monastery Leh Ladakh India Uphill red white Tsemo buddhist monastery Leh Ladakh India
Entrance to Leh monastery Ladakh India Entrance to Leh monastery Ladakh India
Small white uphill monastery in Leh with Zanskar range mountains and Indus valley in background Ladakh India Small white uphill monastery in Leh with Zanskar range mountains and Indus valley in background Ladakh India
Leh uphill Tsemo monastery with blue sky Leh Ladakh India Leh uphill Tsemo monastery with blue sky Leh Ladakh India
Pretty ladakhi girl with flowers looking in camera Leh Ladakh Pretty ladakhi girl with flowers looking in camera Leh Ladakh
Scenic reddish buddhist WIND prayer wheel in Leh Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Scenic reddish buddhist WIND prayer wheel in Leh Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Scenic reddish buddhist WIND prayer wheel in Leh Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Scenic reddish buddhist WIND prayer wheel in Leh Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Statue of Lama buddhist teacher with red hat Leh monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Statue of Lama buddhist teacher with red hat Leh monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Statue of Lama buddhist teacher Leh monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Statue of Lama buddhist teacher Leh monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Buddhist holy book with Tibetan or Ladhaki script Leh monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Buddhist holy book with Tibetan or Ladhaki script Leh monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Chenrezik or Avalokiteshvara mural painting in Leh monastery Ladakh India Chenrezik or Avalokiteshvara mural painting in Leh monastery Ladakh India
Dhristarashtra white guardian of the east and king of the Gandharvas mural painting in Leh monastery Ladakh India Dhristarashtra white guardian of the east and king of the Gandharvas mural painting in Leh monastery Ladakh India
Rays of sun light entering Leh monastery with Buddha mural paintings in background Ladakh India Rays of sun light entering Leh monastery with Buddha mural paintings in background Ladakh India
Old destroyed by water Buddha mural paintings Old destroyed by water Buddha mural paintings
Statue of bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara or Chenrezik in Leh monastery Ladakh India Statue of bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara or Chenrezik in Leh monastery Ladakh India
Statue of bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara or Chenrezik in Leh monastery Ladakh India Statue of bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara or Chenrezik in Leh monastery Ladakh India
Statue of bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara or Chenrezik in Leh monastery Ladakh India Statue of bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara or Chenrezik in Leh monastery Ladakh India
Three colorful stupas in Leh town Ladakh India Three colorful stupas in Leh town Ladakh India
Scenic side lightened mani stone with black background in Leh town Ladakh India Scenic side lightened mani stone with black background in Leh town Ladakh India
Snow lion stupa bas relief in Leh town Ladakh India Snow lion stupa bas relief in Leh town Ladakh India
Dakini or buddhist female angel stupa bas relief in Leh town Ladakh India Dakini or buddhist female angel stupa bas relief in Leh town Ladakh India
Mystic bird stupa bas relief in Leh town Ladakh India Mystic bird stupa bas relief in Leh town Ladakh India
Uphill red Tsemo buddhist monastery Leh Ladakh India Uphill red Tsemo buddhist monastery Leh Ladakh India
Uphill Leh Palace Ladakh Kashmir India Uphill Leh Palace Ladakh Kashmir India
Uphill Leh Palace Ladakh Kashmir India Uphill Leh Palace Ladakh Kashmir India
Leh Palace and uphill red white Tsemo buddhist monastery Leh Ladakh India Leh Palace and uphill red white Tsemo buddhist monastery Leh Ladakh India
Leh Palace and uphill red white Tsemo buddhist monastery Leh Ladakh India Leh Palace and uphill red white Tsemo buddhist monastery Leh Ladakh India
Leh Palace and uphill red white Tsemo buddhist monastery Leh Ladakh India Leh Palace and uphill red white Tsemo buddhist monastery Leh Ladakh India
Buddhist monastery near Leh palace Ladakh India Buddhist monastery near Leh palace Ladakh India
Leh Palace Leh Ladakh India Leh Palace Leh Ladakh India
Uphill red white Tsemo buddhist monastery Leh Ladakh India Uphill red white Tsemo buddhist monastery Leh Ladakh India
White red uphill Tsemo buddhist monastery in Leh Ladakh with deep blue sky in background White red uphill Tsemo buddhist monastery in Leh Ladakh with deep blue sky in background
Leh Palace and Tsemo red buddhist monastery in Leh Ladakh India Leh Palace and Tsemo red buddhist monastery in Leh Ladakh India
Leh Palace Leh Ladakh India Leh Palace Leh Ladakh India

Karsha monastery, Zanskar, Jammu and Kashmir, India

 

Karsha gompa is the biggest monastery in Zanskar situated in scenic surroundings few kilometers from main Zanskari town, Padum.

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View on Karsha monastery from Padum

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Karsha monastery

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Karsha village and uphill monastery

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Buddhist monk passing two white stupas in Karsha

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Three white stupas and Zanskar range in the background

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Karsha monastery buildings

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Monks from Karsha monastery

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Monk from Karsha monastery

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Tara mural painting from Karsha

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Buddha statue from Karsha

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Lama Tsongkapa statue

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Thousand arms Chenrezik ( Avalokiteshvara) statue in Karsha monastery

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White Tara mural paintings

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Dark blue protector mural painting

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Silver votive stupa among all Buddhist canon Kangyur (Teachings of Buddha)  and Tangyur (commentaries)

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Buddhist canon Kangyur in Karsha

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Kangyur books close up

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Yellow and white Buddha old mural paintings

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Six arm Mahakala mural painting from Karsha monastery     

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Old yab-yum mural painting with green snake

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Red wrathful protector

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Old blue protector mask

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Old mask

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Monk’s bowls

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Gelugpa lama statue

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Dark blue protector mural painting

Suru Valley and Rangdum Gelugpa monastery in Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India

 

Last part of Suru Valley, near Rangdum  is inhabited mostly by Buddhist population. Culturally it is a part of Zanskar.

 

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Melting Drung Drang glacier.

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Suru Valley and river in the morning

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I Love Islam sign on local mini bus shows that Shi’a Muslim population dominate in neighbor Kargil district.

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Rangdum village hotel. In many places in India word “hotel” means “small restaurant”

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Local peasants bring harvested grass on the top of their homes to help it dry better.

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Local Leh – Padum bus. Journey from capital of Ladakh to central point of Zanskar takes two days with overnight stay in Kargil.

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Animals of the pasture with uphill Rangdum monastery in the background.

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Rangdum monastery building from XVIII century

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Monks from Rangdum monastery

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On the upper level of Rangdum Monastery…

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There is a unique mural paintings of Shambhala warriors running from center of Shambhala’s Kingdom mandala

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Shambhala warriors mural painting detail with Manjushri and Dorje Chang

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Old mural painting of Four Friends cooperating to reach the fruits.

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Buddhist monk leaving Rangdum monastery

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Rangdum gompa entrance and view on the Suru Valley

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Surru Valley seen from Rangdum gompa

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Monk from Rangdum monastery with view on Suru Valley and three stupas.

Buddhist Dah village, Dah-hanu Valley, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India – photo gallery

Click here to see more photos of Brokpa / Dard Dha-Hanu village and to buy my photography prints

 

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Dah-Hanu narow valley is a part of Indus river valley located about one full day trip – 100 miles (160 km) from capital of Ladakh – Leh.
Specific micro-climate helps local farmers to grow many different fruits and vegetables on the narrow slopes of this valley. Dard / Brokpa people in opposition to rest of Ladakh are Indo-European origin with unique custom of wearing hats with flowers during various festivals. Sometimes they are called “Flower people”. Brokpas from Dah are Buddhist.

I visited also neighbor village Sanjak inhabited by Muslim Dard/Brokpas. Here is a link to this gallery:

http://www.magic-photographer.com/2010/03/14/muslim-sanjak-village-dah-hanu-valley-ladakh-jammu-and-kashmir-india/

 

Full moon over Indus river gorge Full moon over Indus river gorge
Color stupa in Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India Color stupa in Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India
Backlit grape leaves with stones in background in Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India Backlit grape leaves with stones in background in Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India
Old traditional house with stupa in Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India Old traditional house with stupa in Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India
Method of drying grass in Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India Method of drying grass in Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India
Know AIDS for no AIDS Easy entry No exit Hate Aids not a patient of AIDS mural propaganda Know AIDS for no AIDS Easy entry No exit Hate Aids not a patient of AIDS mural propaganda
A curiously goat looking through window in Dha Hanu village Ladakh Kashmir India A curiously goat looking through window in Dha Hanu village Ladakh Kashmir India
Traditional method of drying apricots on stones in Dha Hanu village Ladakh Kashmir India Traditional method of drying apricots on stones in Dha Hanu village Ladakh Kashmir India
Onion plant with green background in Dha Hanu village Indus valley Ladakh Kashmir India Onion plant with green background in Dha Hanu village Indus valley Ladakh Kashmir India
Sunflowers in Dha Hanu village Indus valley Ladakh Kashmir India Sunflowers in Dha Hanu village Indus valley Ladakh Kashmir India
Skyabapa guest house in Dha Hanu village Indus valley Ladakh Kashmir India Skyabapa guest house in Dha Hanu village Indus valley Ladakh Kashmir India
Backlit grape leaves with stones in background in Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India Backlit grape leaves with stones in background in Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India
Beautiful guest house with green barley fields in Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India Beautiful guest house with green barley fields in Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India
Peels of apricots drying in sun as popular in Ladakh Kashmir and Baltistan Himalayan regions India Pakistan Peels of apricots drying in sun as popular in Ladakh Kashmir and Baltistan Himalayan regions India Pakistan
A roofs of traditional Ladakhi houses with yellow drying apricots and greenery of Indus river Dha Hanu village Ladakh India A roofs of traditional Ladakhi houses with yellow drying apricots and greenery of Indus river Dha Hanu village Ladakh India
Traditional method of drying apricots on stones with background greenery of Indus river Dha Hanu village Ladakh India Traditional method of drying apricots on stones with background greenery of Indus river Dha Hanu village Ladakh India
Statue of tousand arm Chenrezig or Avalokiteshvara bodhisattva in local monastery Dha Hanu village Ladakh India Statue of tousand arm Chenrezig or Avalokiteshvara bodhisattva in local monastery Dha Hanu village Ladakh India
Local small monastery in Dha Hanu village place of Dard or Brokpa tribe Ladakh India Local small monastery in Dha Hanu village place of Dard or Brokpa tribe Ladakh India
A traditional stone and clay big Ladakhi house in Dha Hanu village Ladakh Kashmir India A traditional stone and clay big Ladakhi house in Dha Hanu village Ladakh Kashmir India
A traditional stone and clay big Ladakhi house in Dha Hanu village with drying apricots and blue sky Ladakh Kashmir India A traditional stone and clay big Ladakhi house in Dha Hanu village with drying apricots and blue sky Ladakh Kashmir India
A old red post boxin Dha Hanu village Ladakh Kashmir India A old red post boxin Dha Hanu village Ladakh Kashmir India
A traditional method of drying apricots on the house roof with modern solar cell kits in Dha Hanu village Ladakh Kashmir India A traditional method of drying apricots on the house roof with modern solar cell kits in Dha Hanu village Ladakh Kashmir India
A radio tower with satelite dishes in Himalaya A radio tower with satelite dishes in Himalaya
Suspicious barrel with Drink water double language English and Hindi sign Suspicious barrel with Drink water double language English and Hindi sign
Closeup of barley plant as grown in Ladakh India Closeup of barley plant as grown in Ladakh India
Indus river and green trees of Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India Indus river and green trees of Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India
A traditional stone and clay big Ladakhi house with buddhist prayer flags in Dha Hanu village Ladakh Kashmir India A traditional stone and clay big Ladakhi house with buddhist prayer flags in Dha Hanu village Ladakh Kashmir India
Open greenhouse for planting vegetables in Dha Hanu village Ladakh Kashmir India Open greenhouse for planting vegetables in Dha Hanu village Ladakh Kashmir India
Close up of branch with lot of yellow apricot fruits popular in Ladakh Kashmir and Baltistan Himalayan regions India Pakistan Close up of branch with lot of yellow apricot fruits popular in Ladakh Kashmir and Baltistan Himalayan regions India Pakistan
Close up of branch with lot of yellow apricot fruits popular in Ladakh Kashmir and Baltistan Himalayan regions India Pakistan Close up of branch with lot of yellow apricot fruits popular in Ladakh Kashmir and Baltistan Himalayan regions India Pakistan
Angel s trumpet or Jimson weed Datura stramonium plant and flowers as grown in Himalayas Angel s trumpet or Jimson weed Datura stramonium plant and flowers as grown in Himalayas
Two young Dard or Brokpa boys in modern clothes eating apricot fruits and one looking at camera Dha Hanu village Ladakh India Two young Dard or Brokpa boys in modern clothes eating apricot fruits and one looking at camera Dha Hanu village Ladakh India
Indus river and green poplar trees of Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India Indus river and green poplar trees of Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India
Tied cow in Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India Tied cow in Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India
Portrait of black goat with long horns Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India Portrait of black goat with long horns Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India
Brokpa or Dard baby sitting alone in house corridor Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India Brokpa or Dard baby sitting alone in house corridor Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India
Corridor of Ladakhi house in Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India Corridor of Ladakhi house in Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India
Stairs in traditional Ladakhi house in Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India Stairs in traditional Ladakhi house in Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India
Small boy looking at camera from window from Dard or Drogpa Aryan tribe from Dha Hanu village in Ladakh India Small boy looking at camera from window from Dard or Drogpa Aryan tribe from Dha Hanu village in Ladakh India
Black Yak in Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India Black Yak in Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India
Mother cat taking care of her sweet little kitten Mother cat taking care of her sweet little kitten
Mother cat taking care and licking of her sweet little kitten Mother cat taking care and licking of her sweet little kitten
Mother cat taking care and licking of her sweet little kitten Mother cat taking care and licking of her sweet little kitten
Mother cat taking care of of her sweet little kitten Mother cat taking care of of her sweet little kitten
Sweet little kitten looking at the mother s tail Sweet little kitten looking at the mother s tail
Sweet little kitten looking at the mother s tail Sweet little kitten looking at the mother s tail
Indus river near Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India Indus river near Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India
Indus river and green poplar trees of Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India Indus river and green poplar trees of Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India
High altitue plant from Ladakh Himalaya India High altitue plant from Ladakh Himalaya India
Indus river and green poplar trees of Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India Indus river and green poplar trees of Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India
High altitude plant from Ladakh Himalaya India High altitude plant from Ladakh Himalaya India
White water of Indus river with green poplar trees of Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh Ind White water of Indus river with green poplar trees of Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh Ind
White water of Indus river with green poplar trees of Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh Ind White water of Indus river with green poplar trees of Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh Ind
Green barley fields and apricot trees in Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India Green barley fields and apricot trees in Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India
Buddhist prayer flag with blue skyin Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India Buddhist prayer flag with blue skyin Dha Hanu village site of Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus valley Ladakh India
Red fruits of castor bean or castor oil plant Euphorbiaceae Ricinus communis Darjeeling India Red fruits of castor bean or castor oil plant Euphorbiaceae Ricinus communis Darjeeling India
Branch with lot of yellow apricot fruits popular in Ladakh Kashmir and Baltistan Himalayan regions India Pakistan Branch with lot of yellow apricot fruits popular in Ladakh Kashmir and Baltistan Himalayan regions India Pakistan

Here are some pictures of Dard people from Dah-Hanu taken during Ladakh Festival

Dard or Brokpa girl from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir India Dard or Brokpa girl from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir India
Beautiful young woman from Dard or Drogpa Aryan tribe from Dha Hanu village in Ladakh India Beautiful young woman from Dard or Drogpa Aryan tribe from Dha Hanu village in Ladakh India
Beautiful Dard or Brokpa tribe girl from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir India Beautiful Dard or Brokpa tribe girl from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir India
Beautiful Dard or Brokpa tribe girl from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir India Beautiful Dard or Brokpa tribe girl from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir India
Old man playing drum Dard or Brokpa tribe from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir India Old man playing drum Dard or Brokpa tribe from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir India
Group of men playing and dancing Dard or Brokpa tribe from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir Indi Group of men playing and dancing Dard or Brokpa tribe from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir Indi
Young man looking at camera Dard or Brokpa tribe from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir Indi Young man looking at camera Dard or Brokpa tribe from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir Indi
Traditional dress Brokpa or Dard tribe man with flowers and drum during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India Traditional dress Brokpa or Dard tribe man with flowers and drum during Ladakh festival Leh Ladakh India
Woman Dard or Brokpa tribe from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir Indi Woman Dard or Brokpa tribe from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir Indi
Group of men playing and dancing Dard or Brokpa tribe from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir Ind Group of men playing and dancing Dard or Brokpa tribe from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir Ind
Group of men playing and dancing Dard or Brokpa tribe from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir Ind Group of men playing and dancing Dard or Brokpa tribe from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir Ind
Women Dard or Brokpa tribe from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir Indi Women Dard or Brokpa tribe from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir Indi
Man carrying drum Dard or Brokpa tribe from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir Indi Man carrying drum Dard or Brokpa tribe from Dha Hanu Village in color clothes and flowers Ladakh Kashmir Indi

 

High Altitude Korzok village at the bank of Tso Moriri , Rupshu Valley, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India

 

Korzok village is one of the highest villages in the World:  situated at 4,595 metres (15,075 ft) on the bank of Tso Moriri (Lake Moriri)

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Houses and Buddhist stupas at Korzok village

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Drukpa Kagyu monastery in Korzok village

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Drukpa Kagyu monastery in Korzok village

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Drukpa Kagyu retreat place at the bank of  Tso Moriri

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Drukpa Kagyu retreat place at the bank of  Tso Moriri

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Korzok village and monastery

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Inside kitchen in one of the houses in Korzok village

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Ladakhi woman from Korzok village spinning wool

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Ladakhi woman from Korzok village weaving wool

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Childern from Korzok village

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Boy from Korzok village

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Girl from Korzok village

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Nomads yak caravan near Korzok village

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Nomads caravan near Korzok village

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Nomad’s tent with Tibetan Mastiff as a guardian

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Woman with shovel on the bank of Tso Moriri

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Tso Moriri bank

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Tso Moriri bank

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Monks from Drukpa Kagyu Korzok Monastery on the meadow, Tso Moriri bank

 

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Monk from Drukpa Kagyu Korzok Monastery on the meadow, Tso Moriri bank

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Monks from Drukpa Kagyu Korzok Monastery on the meadow, Tso Moriri bank

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Monks from Drukpa Kagyu Korzok Monastery on the meadow, Tso Moriri bank

Capital of Sikkim: Gangtok, Sikkim, India

 

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Gangtok seen from Rumtek on opposite hill

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Terrace fields around Gangtok

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Terrace fields around Gangtok

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Bamboo growing in Gangtok

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Big Angel’s Trumpet (Datura) flower

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Golden Web spider

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Dried tamarillos (tree tomatoes)

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Young boys from Sikkim

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Gangtok Cable Car

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Gangtok Cable Car

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Gangtok Cable Car

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Gangtok Bus station

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Sunset in Gangtok

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Kangchenjunga at sunrise

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View of Kangchenjunga  from Gangtok

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View of Kangchenjunga  range from Gangtok

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Gangtok city center

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Sikkim Tibet trading Co.

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Gangtok Fire Brigade cars

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Gangtok TV station

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Modern architecture

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Shrine in Ridge Park

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Wooden dragon

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Green letter box

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Red letter box

     

Gangtok Flower Exhibition in greenhouse:         

 

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Enchey monastery of Nyingmapa, Gangtok, Sikkim, India

 

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Enchey Gompa building

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Monks and prayer flags

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Monks and prayer flags

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Enchey monastery entrance

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  Rich carved and painted Enchey monastery window.

Dro-dul stupa and Institute of Tibetology in Gangtok, Sikkim, India

 

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Dro Dul stupa

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Top umbrella of Dro Dul stupa

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Children rotating prayer wheels at Dro Dul stupa

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Monks at Dro Dul stupa

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Dro dul stupa and statue of Vajra Killaya, Dorje Phurba

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Typical Indian lock

INSTITUTE OF TIBETOLOGY, GANGTOK:

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Red Virupaksha Guardian King of Cardinal Direction

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White Dhritarashtra Guardian King of Cardinal Direction

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Yellow Vaishravana, Guardian King of Cardinal Direction

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Horse playinh Tibetan guitar

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Four friends cooperating

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Buddhist auspicious sign

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Kalachakra mantra sylable, symbol of world peace

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Bhavacakra or Wheel of Life

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Hot hell realm of Bhavacakra or Wheel of Life

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Hungry ghost realm of Bhavacakra or Wheel of Life

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Animal realm of Bhavacakra or Wheel of Life

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Human realm of Bhavacakra or Wheel of Life

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Man with arrows in his eyes,  One of twelve elements of dependent origination, Bhavacakra or Wheel of Life mural painting

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Tsuklakhang Palace, Royal Chapel and Monastery, Gangtok, Sikkim, India

 

Royal monastery of the Chogyals, Kings of Sikkim:

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Building of Tsuklakhang Palace, Royal Chapel and Monasteryin Gangtok

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Artistic wood carvings

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Side entrance

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Rich wood carvings and murals above side entrance

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Pure Land mural painting

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Dhritarashtra White Guardian King of Cardinal Direction at Tsuklakhang Palace, Royal Chapel and Monasteryin Gangtok

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Yellow Vaishravana Guardian King of Cardinal Direction

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Vajrapani mural paintings

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Dark blue guardian riding Snow Lion mural painting

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Yab-yum mural painting

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Kalachakra or Wheel of Time mural painting

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Whrathful bodhisattva Dorje Purba – Vajra Killaya

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Dark blue female  performing Chod

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White female deity playing flute

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Red guardian holding female body

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Female body detail

Thikse Monastery, Gelugpa tradition, Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir, India

 

The biggest monastery in Central Ladakh:

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Thikse monastery complex

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Side view of top-hill Thikse monastery

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Row of stupas in Thikse monastery

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Three white stupas at Thikse

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Main courtyard of Thikse

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View from Thikse into Indus valley with fields and mountains

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View from Thikse into Indus valley with fields and mountains

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Monks from Thikse

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Entrance to Maitreya (Future Buddha) shrine

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Ornamental door and two storey big statue of Maitreya

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Group of monks and statue of Maitreya

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Statue of Maitreya in Thikse

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Face close up of Maitreya at Thikse

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Entrance to small prayer hall at Thikse monastery

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Statue of Lama Tsongkapa, founder of Gelugpa school of Tibetan Buddhism

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Statue of Vajrayogini

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Rainbow Buddha mural painting at Thikse monastery

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Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava  statue at Thikse Monastery

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Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava  face close up

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Covered faces of wrathful statues.

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Monks during morning puja at Thikse Monastery

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Monks and mudra during morning puja at Thikse Monastery

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Monks during morning puja at Thikse Monastery

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Monks during morning puja at Thikse Monastery

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Monks during morning puja at Thikse Monastery

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Monks during morning puja at Thikse Monastery, Dorje and bell detail

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Rice mandala offering

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Monk holding Buddhist script

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Monk and old mural paintings

Kagyu Tibetan Monastery: Vajra Vidya Institute, Sarnath, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

 

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Kagyu Tibetan Monastery: Vajra Vidya Institute, Sarnath

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Kagyu Tibetan Monastery: Vajra Vidya Institute, Sarnath

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Kagyu Tibetan Monastery: Vajra Vidya Institute garden, Sarnath

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Dragon sculpture in Kagyu Tibetan Monastery: Vajra Vidya Institute garden, Sarnath

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Entrance to The Kagyu Tibetan Monastery: Vajra Vidya Institute garden, Sarnath

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Garuda and Snow Lions, entrance to The Kagyu Tibetan Monastery: Vajra Vidya Institute garden, Sarnath

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Main prayer hall in Kagyu Tibetan Monastery: Vajra Vidya Institute garden, Sarnath

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Man at altar and Buddha statue, Kagyu Tibetan Monastery: Vajra Vidya Institute garden, Sarnath

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Buddha statue, Kagyu Tibetan Monastery: Vajra Vidya Institute garden, Sarnath

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Small Buddha statues, Kagyu Tibetan Monastery: Vajra Vidya Institute garden, Sarnath

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Buddhist auspicious signs mural painting at Kagyu Tibetan Monastery: Vajra Vidya Institute garden, Sarnath

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Hells realm of existence from Wheel of Time, Kalachakra mural painting , Kagyu Tibetan Monastery: Vajra Vidya Institute garden, Sarnath

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Lama mural painting, Kagyu Tibetan Monastery: Vajra Vidya Institute garden, Sarnath

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Lama mural painting, Kagyu Tibetan Monastery: Vajra Vidya Institute garden, Sarnath

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Lama mural painting, Kagyu Tibetan Monastery: Vajra Vidya Institute garden, Sarnath

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Lama mural painting, Kagyu Tibetan Monastery: Vajra Vidya Institute garden, Sarnath

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Four Guardian Kings of Cardinal Direction, Big bass-relief at Kagyu Tibetan Monastery: Vajra Vidya Institute garden, Sarnath

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White  Dhritarashtra Guardian King of Cardinal Direction

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Blue Virudhaka Guardian King of Cardinal Direction

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Red Virupaksha Guardian King of Cardinal Direction

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Yellow Vaishravana Guardian King of Cardinal Direction

Deer Park in Sarnath, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

 

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Place of first Buddha teachings: Dhamek Stupa from VI century with group of pilgrims,  Sarnath near Varanasi

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Dhamek Stupa details,  Sarnath near Varanasi

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Dhamek Stupa details,  Sarnath near Varanasi

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Ruins of old monastic buildings and Dhamek Stupa, Deer Park in Sarnath

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Ruins of old monastic buildings, Deer Park in Sarnath

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Ruins of big stupa, Deer Park in Sarnath

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Ruins detail

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Deer in Deer Park, Sarnath

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Deer in Deer Park, Sarnath

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Deer in Deer Park, Sarnath

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Deer in Deer Park, Sarnath

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Water pond with lotus flower, Deer Park, Sarnath

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Lotus flowers growing in pond, Deer Park, Sarnath

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Lotus flower growing in pond, Deer Park, Sarnath

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Black necked stork in Deer Park, Sarnath

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Copy of King Ashoka   pillar – symbol of India

Mulagandha Kuti Vihar of Mahabodhi Society, Sarnath, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

 

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Entrance gate to the Mulagandha Kuti Vihar of Mahabodhi Society, Sarnath

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Statue of Anagarika Dharmapala founder of Mahabodhi Society

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Statue of Anagarika Dharmapala founder of Mahabodhi Society

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Mulagandha Kuti Vihar of Mahabodhi Society, Sarnath

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Mulagandha Kuti Vihar of Mahabodhi Society, Sarnath

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May you all be happy with the blessing of Triple Gem, The Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha.

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Group of pilgrims taking picture behind Mulagandha Kuti Vihar of Mahabodhi Society, Sarnath

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Buddha first teachings in Sarnath

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Buddha’s first Disciples

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Golden Buddha statue at the altar, Mulagandha Kuti Vihar of Mahabodhi Society, Sarnath

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Golden Buddha statue at the altar, Mulagandha Kuti Vihar of Mahabodhi Society, Sarnath

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Pregnant Maya, Buddha’s mother mural painting at Mulagandha Kuti Vihar of Mahabodhi Society, Sarnath

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Birth of Buddha in Lumbini, mural painting at Mulagandha Kuti Vihar of Mahabodhi Society, Sarnath

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Wiseman meeting newborn Buddha prophesying His future, mural painting at Mulagandha Kuti Vihar of Mahabodhi Society, Sarnath

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Fasting Buddha and Sujata offering a bowl with milk and rice,  mural painting at Mulagandha Kuti Vihar of Mahabodhi Society, Sarnath

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Meditating Buddha under Bodhi tree in Bodhgaya with group of demons trying to disturb, mural painting at Mulagandha Kuti Vihar of Mahabodhi Society, Sarnath

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Group of disturbing demons, mural painting at Mulagandha Kuti Vihar of Mahabodhi Society, Sarnath

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Disturbing demon, mural painting at Mulagandha Kuti Vihar of Mahabodhi Society, Sarnath

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Buddha’s first teaching in Sarnath, mural painting at Mulagandha Kuti Vihar of Mahabodhi Society, Sarnath

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Buddha with disciples meeting with old king, mural painting at Mulagandha Kuti Vihar of Mahabodhi Society, Sarnath

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Buddhist monk collecting alms, mural painting at Mulagandha Kuti Vihar of Mahabodhi Society, Sarnath

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Buddha Parinirvana in Kushanigar, mural painting at Mulagandha Kuti Vihar of Mahabodhi Society, Sarnath

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Buddha Parinirvana in Kushanigar, mural painting at Mulagandha Kuti Vihar of Mahabodhi Society, Sarnath

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Buddhist colorful prayer flag with Wheel of Dharma

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Buddhist swastika

 

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Bell of Dharma founded by Tarthang Rinpoche

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Replica of Ashoka column

Korean Buddhist Temple in Sarnath, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Korean Buddhist Temple building in Sarnath

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Entrance stairs to Korean Buddhist Temple building in Sarnath

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Buddha statue, altar of Korean Buddhist Temple in Sarnath

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Buddhist texts, rosary, bells and other artifacts at Korean Buddhist Temple in Sarnath

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Small Buddha statue and candles in Korean Buddhist Temple in Sarnath

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Small Buddha statue in Korean Buddhist Temple in Sarnath

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Standing Buddha mural painting in Korean Buddhist Temple in Sarnath      

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Standing Buddha detail, mural painting in Korean Buddhist Temple in Sarnath

Migadawun Myanmar Temple in Sarnath near Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

 

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Burmese style temple gate in Sarnath

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Migadawun Myanmar Temple golden roof in Sarnath

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Migadawun Myanmar Temple in Sarnath

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Garden shrine of Migadawun Myanmar Temple in Sarnath

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Statue of monk in Migadawun Myanmar Temple in Sarnath

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Small altar in Migadawun Myanmar Temple in Sarnath

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Buddha statue from Migadawun Myanmar Temple in Sarnath

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Statue of Great Buddha’ disciple Sariputtra

 

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  Statue of Great Buddha’ disciple Mogalayana in  Migadawun Myanmar Temple in Sarnath

Lamayuru Drikung Kagyu Monastery, Kargil District, Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir, India – photo gallery

According to the legend many years ago there was a big lake filling valley. Great Indian Buddhist yogi, Mahasiddha Naropa dry up this lake and strange, sedimental rock formation appeared. He also founded Lamayuru Monastery – one of the biggest and oldest monasteries in Ladakh. Here you can see my pictures from moon-like rock formations, barley terrace, fields, old stupas and Lamayuru village and monastery.

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Traditional Ladakhi house Traditional Ladakhi house
Old buddhist stupa Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Old buddhist stupa Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Green valley with houses and barley fields at Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Green valley with houses and barley fields at Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Green valley with houses and barley fields at Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Green valley with houses and barley fields at Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Three stupas on the road to monastery in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Three stupas on the road to monastery in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Green valley with houses and barley fields at Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Green valley with houses and barley fields at Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Three buddhist monk posing in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Three buddhist monk posing in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Buddhist monk praying and reciting during puja in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Buddhist monk praying and reciting during puja in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Buddhist yogi praying and reciting during puja in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Buddhist yogi praying and reciting during puja in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Buddhist monk praying and reciting during puja in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Buddhist monk praying and reciting during puja in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Tibetan Buddhist monk praying and reciting from ancient holy script during puja ceremony in Lamayuru monastery Ladakh India Tibetan Buddhist monk praying and reciting from ancient holy script during puja ceremony in Lamayuru monastery Ladakh India
Buddhist monk praying and reciting during puja in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Buddhist monk praying and reciting during puja in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Buddhist monk hand and holy script closeup in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Buddhist monk hand and holy script closeup in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Buddhist monk hand and holy script closeup in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Buddhist monk hand and holy script closeup in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Buddhist yogi and monk praying and reciting during puja in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Buddhist yogi and monk praying and reciting during puja in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Buddhist mural paintings with blue faced deity Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Buddhist mural paintings with blue faced deity Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Entrance to the prayer hall in Lamayuru monastery with mural paintings guardian kings of cardinal directions Ladakh India Entrance to the prayer hall in Lamayuru monastery with mural paintings guardian kings of cardinal directions Ladakh India
Young Tibetan Buddhist monk in yellow robe lighting butter lamps in Lamayuru monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Young Tibetan Buddhist monk in yellow robe lighting butter lamps in Lamayuru monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Strange rock formations of empty sediment lake at Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Strange rock formations of empty sediment lake at Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Windows and wall Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Windows and wall Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Traditional ladakhi house Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Traditional ladakhi house Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Traditional ladakhi house Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Traditional ladakhi house Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Strange rock formations at Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Strange rock formations at Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Scenic mountain and green barley field Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Scenic mountain and green barley field Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Scenic mountain trees and green barley field Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Scenic mountain trees and green barley field Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Very old stone stupas and green poplar trees and barley Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Very old stone stupas and green poplar trees and barley Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Very old stone stupas and green barley fields Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Very old stone stupas and green barley fields Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Very old stone stupas and green barley fields Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Very old stone stupas and green barley fields Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Green terrace barley fields in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Green terrace barley fields in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Lamayuru rock formations with snow capped mountains Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Lamayuru rock formations with snow capped mountains Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Green terrace barley fields and sediment empty lake mountains in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Green terrace barley fields and sediment empty lake mountains in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Green terrace barley fields and sediment empty lake mountains in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Green terrace barley fields and sediment empty lake mountains in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Strange colourful rock formation of sediment empty lake in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Strange colourful rock formation of sediment empty lake in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Limestone rock formations in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Limestone rock formations in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Alone small stupa on the top of small hill in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Alone small stupa on the top of small hill in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Strange colourful rock formation of sediment empty lake in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Strange colourful rock formation of sediment empty lake in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Strange colorful rock formation of sediment empty lake in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Strange colorful rock formation of sediment empty lake in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Green terrace barley fields and sediment empty lake mountains in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Green terrace barley fields and sediment empty lake mountains in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Green terrace barley fields with poplar trees and sediment empty lake mountains in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Green terrace barley fields with poplar trees and sediment empty lake mountains in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Strange colorful rock formation of sediment empty lake in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Strange colorful rock formation of sediment empty lake in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Mountains and poplar trees in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Mountains and poplar trees in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Strange rock formation of sediment empty lake in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Strange rock formation of sediment empty lake in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Mountain terrace barley fields and poplars in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Mountain terrace barley fields and poplars in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Sheep like rock formation of sediment empty lake in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Sheep like rock formation of sediment empty lake in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Green terrace barley fields with poplar Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Green terrace barley fields with poplar Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Green Lamayuru valley Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Green Lamayuru valley Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Yellow rock formations of empty sediment lake in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Yellow rock formations of empty sediment lake in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Yellow rock formations of empty sediment lake in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Yellow rock formations of empty sediment lake in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Yellow rock formations of empty sediment lake in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Yellow rock formations of empty sediment lake in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Black silhuete mountains in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Black silhuete mountains in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Yellow and brown rock formations of empty sediment lake in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Yellow and brown rock formations of empty sediment lake in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Trees rock and barley fields in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Trees rock and barley fields in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Yellow rock formations of empty sediment lake in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Yellow rock formations of empty sediment lake in Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Resting peasants near very old stone stupas and green barley fields Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Resting peasants near very old stone stupas and green barley fields Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Yellow strange rock formations of empty sediment lake with green barley fields and backlit tree Lamayuru Ladakh Kashmir India Yellow strange rock formations of empty sediment lake with green barley fields and backlit tree Lamayuru Ladakh Kashmir India
Yellow strange rock formations of empty sediment lake with green barley fields and backlit tree Lamayuru Ladakh Kashmir India Yellow strange rock formations of empty sediment lake with green barley fields and backlit tree Lamayuru Ladakh Kashmir India
Yellow strange rock formations of empty sediment lake with green barley fields and trees Lamayuru Ladakh Kashmir India Yellow strange rock formations of empty sediment lake with green barley fields and trees Lamayuru Ladakh Kashmir India
Indian army man in sport dress Kashmir India Indian army man in sport dress Kashmir India
Ladakhi children looking at camera Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Ladakhi children looking at camera Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Small three years old child with basket Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Small three years old child with basket Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Beautiful backlit poplar tree Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Beautiful backlit poplar tree Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Yellow strange scenic rock formations of empty sediment lake with blue sky Lamayuru Ladakh Kashmir India Yellow strange scenic rock formations of empty sediment lake with blue sky Lamayuru Ladakh Kashmir India
Lamayuru monastery at sunrise with blue sky Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Lamayuru monastery at sunrise with blue sky Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Lamayuru monastery at sunrise with blue sky Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Lamayuru monastery at sunrise with blue sky Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Lamayuru monastery at sunrise with blue sky Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Lamayuru monastery at sunrise with blue sky Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Trekking ponny horses resting and eating before starting trek with tourists Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Trekking ponny horses resting and eating before starting trek with tourists Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Trekking ponny horses resting and eating before starting trek with tourists Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Trekking ponny horses resting and eating before starting trek with tourists Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Trekking ponny horses resting and eating before starting trek with tourists Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Trekking ponny horses resting and eating before starting trek with tourists Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Trekking ponny horses resting and eating before starting trek with tourists Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Trekking ponny horses resting and eating before starting trek with tourists Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Lamayuru monastery at sunrise with blue sky Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Lamayuru monastery at sunrise with blue sky Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Lamayuru monastery at sunrise with blue sky Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Lamayuru monastery at sunrise with blue sky Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Lamayuru monastery at sunrise with blue sky Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Lamayuru monastery at sunrise with blue sky Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Lamayuru monastery and village at sunrise with blue sky Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Lamayuru monastery and village at sunrise with blue sky Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Very old stone stupas and green barley fields Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Very old stone stupas and green barley fields Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Scenic old alone stone stupa on small hill Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Scenic old alone stone stupa on small hill Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Lamayuru monastery at sunrise with blue sky Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Lamayuru monastery at sunrise with blue sky Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Yellow strange scenic rock formations of empty sediment lake with blue sky Lamayuru Ladakh Kashmir India Yellow strange scenic rock formations of empty sediment lake with blue sky Lamayuru Ladakh Kashmir India
Lamayuru monastery and village with barley fields at sunrise with blue sky Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Lamayuru monastery and village with barley fields at sunrise with blue sky Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Lamayuru monastery at sunrise with blue sky Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Lamayuru monastery at sunrise with blue sky Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Traditional Ladkhaki clay bricks Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Traditional Ladkhaki clay bricks Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Traditional white Ladakhi house Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Traditional white Ladakhi house Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Alone stupa with snow capped mountains in background Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Alone stupa with snow capped mountains in background Lamayuru Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Yellow rock formations of empty sediment lake Lamayuru Ladakh Kashmir India Yellow rock formations of empty sediment lake Lamayuru Ladakh Kashmir India
Yellow rock formations of empty sediment lake Lamayuru Ladakh Kashmir India Yellow rock formations of empty sediment lake Lamayuru Ladakh Kashmir India

Hemis Drukpa Kagyu Buddhist Monastery in Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir, India – photo gallery

Hemis is Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Drukpa Kagyu tradition located in village of this same name approx. 45 kilometers from capital of Ladakh Leh.
According to legend Indian Buddhist saints Tilopa and Naropa meet there after demolition of Nalanda University by Muslim Turk and Afghan invaders in 1193.

Hemis monastery played very important role in book The Life of Saint Issa by Russian writer Nicolas Notovitch. This book was published in 1894 and he stated that monks from Hemis monastery had very important scriptures about visit of Jesus Christ in this monastery. Most scientist described this story as a hoax but legend about Jesus in India is still alive.

Here is a photo gallery from Hemis:

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Traditional Ladhaki style windows in white building of Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Traditional Ladhaki style windows in white building of Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Traditional Ladhaki architecture building of Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Traditional Ladhaki architecture building of Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Traditional Ladhaki architecture building of Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Traditional Ladhaki architecture building of Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Mural painting of Vaisravan Guardian of North Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Mural painting of Vaisravan Guardian of North Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Mural painting of Virupaksha Guardian of West Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Mural painting of Virupaksha Guardian of West Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Angry buddhist guardian statue Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India Angry buddhist guardian statue Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India
Cracked Marpa Translator mural Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India Cracked Marpa Translator mural Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India
Snow Lion statue with Please Romove Your Shoes sign Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India Snow Lion statue with Please Romove Your Shoes sign Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India
Snow Lion statue with Without Flash sign Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India Snow Lion statue with Without Flash sign Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India
Snow Lion statue with Without Flash sign Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India Snow Lion statue with Without Flash sign Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India
Big statue of Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava in Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Big statue of Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava in Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Close up of hand holding vajra of Big statue of Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava in Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Close up of hand holding vajra of Big statue of Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava in Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Big statue of Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava in Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Big statue of Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava in Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Red buddhist guardian statue Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India Red buddhist guardian statue Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India
Mural paintings of Milarepa Tibetan saint poet yogi in Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Mural paintings of Milarepa Tibetan saint poet yogi in Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Big statue of Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava in Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Big statue of Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava in Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Big statue of Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava in Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Big statue of Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava in Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Big statue of Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava in Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Big statue of Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava in Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Red angry buddhist guardian statue in fire and white katak silk scarf Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir Indi Red angry buddhist guardian statue in fire and white katak silk scarf Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir Indi
statue of Buddhist lama and white katak silk scarf Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir Indi statue of Buddhist lama and white katak silk scarf Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir Indi
Buddha statue with white katak silk scarf Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India Buddha statue with white katak silk scarf Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India
Metal Buddha statue Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India Metal Buddha statue Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India
Blue Vajrapani bodhistattva statue with white katak silk scarf Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India Blue Vajrapani bodhistattva statue with white katak silk scarf Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India
Blue Vajrapani bodhisattva statue with white katak silk scarf Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India Blue Vajrapani bodhisattva statue with white katak silk scarf Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India
Roof gompa Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India Roof gompa Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India
Buddhist Lama statue Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India Buddhist Lama statue Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India
Thousand arm Chenrezik or Avalokiteshvara statue Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India Thousand arm Chenrezik or Avalokiteshvara statue Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India
Holy buddhist script Kangyur library Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India Holy buddhist script Kangyur library Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India
Buddha statue with votive stupa in main prayer hall Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India Buddha statue with votive stupa in main prayer hall Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India
Wheel of Time mural Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India Wheel of Time mural Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir India
Very old different forms of Buddha mural Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir Indi Very old different forms of Buddha mural Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir Indi
Very old different forms of Buddha mural Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir Indi Very old different forms of Buddha mural Hemis Drukpa Kagyu monastery Ladakh Kashmir Indi
Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Buddhist monks quaters white building in legendary Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Buddhist monks quaters white building in legendary Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Buddhist monks quaters white building in legendary Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Buddhist monks quaters white building in legendary Hemis monastery Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India

Alchi Village, Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir, India – photo gallery

In other post you can find my photos from Alchi Monastery complex called also Alchi Gompa.

http://www.magic-photographer.com/2010/03/01/alchi-heritage-monastery-ladakh-jammu-kashmir-india/

 

Here are set from beautiful Alchi village I visited in 2005:

 

Row of old votive stupas in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India Row of old votive stupas in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India
Donkey with full load of grass as used in Ladakh Kashmir and Baltistan Himalayan region Donkey with full load of grass as used in Ladakh Kashmir and Baltistan Himalayan region
Uphill old white stupas in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India Uphill old white stupas in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India
A small shy Ladakhi girl looking at camera and touching her face by hand Ladakh India A small shy Ladakhi girl looking at camera and touching her face by hand Ladakh India
Facade of new build traditional style Ladakhi house with green grass drying on the roof Alchi village Ladakh India Facade of new build traditional style Ladakhi house with green grass drying on the roof Alchi village Ladakh India
Traditional style Ladakhi house with green poplar trees and mountains Alchi village Ladakh India Traditional style Ladakhi house with green poplar trees and mountains Alchi village Ladakh India
Facade of traditional style Ladakhi house with green grass drying on the roof Alchi village Ladakh India Facade of traditional style Ladakhi house with green grass drying on the roof Alchi village Ladakh India
Old palace in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India Old palace in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India
Uphill old stupas in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India Uphill old stupas in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India
Row of old stupas in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India Row of old stupas in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India
Ladakhi farmers collecting grass from field Alchi village Ladakh India Ladakhi farmers collecting grass from field Alchi village Ladakh India
Ladakhi farmers collecting grass from field Alchi village Ladakh India Ladakhi farmers collecting grass from field Alchi village Ladakh India
Ladakhi farmers collecting grass from field Alchi village Ladakh India Ladakhi farmers collecting grass from field Alchi village Ladakh India
Ladakhi farmers collecting grass from field Alchi village Ladakh India Ladakhi farmers collecting grass from field Alchi village Ladakh India
Ladakhi farmers collecting grass from field Alchi village Ladakh India Ladakhi farmers collecting grass from field Alchi village Ladakh India
Street with rocky walls in Alchi village Ladakh India Street with rocky walls in Alchi village Ladakh India
Traditional Ladakhi house with apricot tree full of fruits Alchi village Ladakh India Traditional Ladakhi house with apricot tree full of fruits Alchi village Ladakh India
Young red cattle walking on green pasture Ladakh Young red cattle walking on green pasture Ladakh
Traditional Ladakhi corral with donkey Alchi village Ladakh India Traditional Ladakhi corral with donkey Alchi village Ladakh India
Old stupa and traditional clay home buildings in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India Old stupa and traditional clay home buildings in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India
Small Ladakhi boy looking at camera with one hand up Alchi village Ladakh India Small Ladakhi boy looking at camera with one hand up Alchi village Ladakh India
Old palace in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India Old palace in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India
Pair of Ladakhi boys standing behind their traditional house Alchi village Ladakh India Pair of Ladakhi boys standing behind their traditional house Alchi village Ladakh India
Rocky mountains and farmers working in the field Alchi village Ladakh India Rocky mountains and farmers working in the field Alchi village Ladakh India
Row of old stupas in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India Row of old stupas in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India
Row of old stupas in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India Row of old stupas in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India
Row of old stupas in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India Row of old stupas in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India
Small traditional Ladakhi house with two buddist stupas and prayer flags Alchi village Ladakh India Small traditional Ladakhi house with two buddist stupas and prayer flags Alchi village Ladakh India
Encourage education Discourage drinking white blue mural sign Alchi village Ladakh India Encourage education Discourage drinking white blue mural sign Alchi village Ladakh India
Be faithful to life partner to eradicate HIV AIDS mural sign Alchi village Ladakh India Be faithful to life partner to eradicate HIV AIDS mural sign Alchi village Ladakh India
Row of old stupas in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India Row of old stupas in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India
Row of old stupas in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India Row of old stupas in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India
Brown sedimantal rock formations near Alchi village Ladakh India Brown sedimantal rock formations near Alchi village Ladakh India

 

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Alchi heritage monastery, Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir, India – photo gallery

Alchi monastery complex or Alchi gompa is one of the oldest Buddhist shrines in Ladakh. It was build in 10th-13th century.  Famous for its unique architectural style Alchi brings many tourists. All complex contain several heritage chortens (stupas) and temples: Dukhang, Sumtseg and Manjushri Temple.

 

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Buddha of Wisdom Manjushri mural painting in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India Buddha of Wisdom Manjushri mural painting in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India
Vajrapani dark blue bodhisattva mural painting in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India Vajrapani dark blue bodhisattva mural painting in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India
White buildings of famous unique Alchi monastery in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India White buildings of famous unique Alchi monastery in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India
White buildings of famous unique Alchi monastery in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India White buildings of famous unique Alchi monastery in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India
Kagyu Monastery building in famous unique Alchi monastery in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India Kagyu Monastery building in famous unique Alchi monastery in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India
Old Lama mural painting in famous unique Alchi monastery in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India Old Lama mural painting in famous unique Alchi monastery in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India
Big white stupa in famous unique Alchi monastery in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India Big white stupa in famous unique Alchi monastery in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India
Facade of traditional Ladakhi house Alchi village Ladakh India Facade of traditional Ladakhi house Alchi village Ladakh India
Facade of traditional Ladakhi house with Buddhist prayer flags Alchi village Ladakh India Facade of traditional Ladakhi house with Buddhist prayer flags Alchi village Ladakh India
Old wooden bas reliefs on door in famous unique Alchi monastery in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India Old wooden bas reliefs on door in famous unique Alchi monastery in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India
Buddha statue old wooden bas reliefs on door in famous unique Alchi monastery in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India Buddha statue old wooden bas reliefs on door in famous unique Alchi monastery in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India
Flowers and entrance to Vairocana Temple in famous unique Alchi monastery in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India Flowers and entrance to Vairocana Temple in famous unique Alchi monastery in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India
Row of old votive stupas in famous unique Alchi monastery in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India Row of old votive stupas in famous unique Alchi monastery in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India
Kagyu gompa building in unique Alchi monastery in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India Kagyu gompa building in unique Alchi monastery in Alchi heritage village Ladakh India

Daily life in Ladakhi house, Basgo Village, Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir, India

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Back in 2005 I had great opportunity to spend several days together with Ladakhi family from Basgo village. Here are you can find my pictures showing daily life of this honest and wonderful people.

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Close up of traditional ladakhi mudd clay brick for building houses Ladakh India Close up of traditional ladakhi mudd clay brick for building houses Ladakh India
Big traditional one family house in Basgo village with poplar trees and mountain in background Ladakh Kashmir India Big traditional one family house in Basgo village with poplar trees and mountain in background Ladakh Kashmir India
Small gray cat in kitchen Basgo village Ladakh India Small gray cat in kitchen Basgo village Ladakh India
Traditional dress Ladakhi woman preparing tsampa food in kitchen with gray cat Basgo village Ladakh India Traditional dress Ladakhi woman preparing tsampa food in kitchen with gray cat Basgo village Ladakh India
Traditional dress Ladakhi woman preparing tsampa food in kitchen with gray cats Basgo village Ladakh India Traditional dress Ladakhi woman preparing tsampa food in kitchen with gray cats Basgo village Ladakh India
Man lighting butter lamps in traditional Ladhaki style home buddhist temple in Basgo village near Leh Ladakh India Man lighting butter lamps in traditional Ladhaki style home buddhist temple in Basgo village near Leh Ladakh India
Wooden dragon closeup in traditional Ladhaki style home buddhist temple in Basgo village near Leh Ladakh India Wooden dragon closeup in traditional Ladhaki style home buddhist temple in Basgo village near Leh Ladakh India
Wooden dragon closeup in traditional Ladhaki style home buddhist temple in Basgo village near Leh Ladakh India Wooden dragon closeup in traditional Ladhaki style home buddhist temple in Basgo village near Leh Ladakh India
Traditional Ladakhi incence burning in special metal container Basgo village near Leh Ladakh India Traditional Ladakhi incence burning in special metal container Basgo village near Leh Ladakh India
Green valley near Basgo village Ladakh India Green valley near Basgo village Ladakh India
Animal skull guardian of Ladakhi house hanging on the wall next to entrance Basgo village Ladakh India Animal skull guardian of Ladakhi house hanging on the wall next to entrance Basgo village Ladakh India
Ladakhi farmer with hat resting Basgo village Ladakh India Ladakhi farmer with hat resting Basgo village Ladakh India
Drying poplar poles with deep blue sky in background Ladakh India Drying poplar poles with deep blue sky in background Ladakh India
Yellow barley growing in Ladakh India Yellow barley growing in Ladakh India
Smiling Ladakhi woman traditional dress looking at camera with basket and field in background Smiling Ladakhi woman traditional dress looking at camera with basket and field in background
Ladakhi farmer working in field cutting grass for animal food with field and mountains in background Basgo village Ladakh India Ladakhi farmer working in field cutting grass for animal food with field and mountains in background Basgo village Ladakh India
Traditional clay mudd brick from Ladakh material for building houses India Traditional clay mudd brick from Ladakh material for building houses India
Traditional clay mudd brick from Ladakh material for building houses India Traditional clay mudd brick from Ladakh material for building houses India
Traditional clay mudd brick from Ladakh material for building houses India Traditional clay mudd brick from Ladakh material for building houses India
Traditional clay mudd brick from Ladakh material for building houses India Traditional clay mudd brick from Ladakh material for building houses India
Close up dry broken ground soil in high altitude desert Ladakh India Close up dry broken ground soil in high altitude desert Ladakh India
Nepali field worker sharpen cucp Nepali field worker sharpen cucp
Ladakhi woman smiling while walking on the field with cut grass and mountains in background Basgo village Ladakh India Ladakhi woman smiling while walking on the field with cut grass and mountains in background Basgo village Ladakh India
Ladakhi smiling farmer cuts and ties grass Basgo village Ladakh India Ladakhi smiling farmer cuts and ties grass Basgo village Ladakh India
Green fields buildings and mountains in Basgo village Ladakh India Green fields buildings and mountains in Basgo village Ladakh India
Green fields buildings and mountains in Basgo village Ladakh India Green fields buildings and mountains in Basgo village Ladakh India
Bird eye view of farmers working in green tellow field in Basgo village Ladakh India Bird eye view of farmers working in green tellow field in Basgo village Ladakh India
Big one family traditional building in Basgo village Ladakh India Big one family traditional building in Basgo village Ladakh India
Big one family traditional building in Basgo village and dryying apricots on the roof Ladakh India Big one family traditional building in Basgo village and dryying apricots on the roof Ladakh India
Bird eye view of traditional buildings and fields in Basgo village and dryying apricots on the roof Ladakh India Bird eye view of traditional buildings and fields in Basgo village and dryying apricots on the roof Ladakh India
Bird eye view of fields in Basgo village Ladakh India Bird eye view of fields in Basgo village Ladakh India
Ladakhi farmer carying load of cut grass in Basgo village Ladakh India Ladakhi farmer carying load of cut grass in Basgo village Ladakh India
Ladakhi farmers carying load of cut grass in Basgo village Ladakh India Ladakhi farmers carying load of cut grass in Basgo village Ladakh India
Traditional brass pots and utensils in interior of ladakhi Kitchen Ladakh India Traditional brass pots and utensils in interior of ladakhi Kitchen Ladakh India
Traditional brass pots and utensils in interior of ladakhi Kitchen Ladakh India Traditional brass pots and utensils in interior of ladakhi Kitchen Ladakh India
Traditional brass pots and utensils in interior of ladakhi Kitchen Ladakh India Traditional brass pots and utensils in interior of ladakhi Kitchen Ladakh India
Traditional brass pots and utensils in interior of ladakhi Kitchen Ladakh India Traditional brass pots and utensils in interior of ladakhi Kitchen Ladakh India
Traditional brass pots and utensils in interior of ladakhi kitchen Ladakh India Traditional brass pots and utensils in interior of ladakhi kitchen Ladakh India
Traditional brass pots and utensils in interior of ladakhi kitchen Ladakh India Traditional brass pots and utensils in interior of ladakhi kitchen Ladakh India
Traditional wardrobe in interior of home Ladakh India Traditional wardrobe in interior of home Ladakh India
Sand toilet with shovel from Ladakh Valley Jammu and Kashmir State India Asia Sand toilet with shovel from Ladakh Valley Jammu and Kashmir State India Asia
Traditional one family big ladakhi house in Basgo village Ladakh India Traditional one family big ladakhi house in Basgo village Ladakh India
Traditional one family big ladakhi house in Basgo village Ladakh India Traditional one family big ladakhi house in Basgo village Ladakh India
Ladakhi mid age man working inside traditional kitchen preparing food Basgo village Ladakh India Ladakhi mid age man working inside traditional kitchen preparing food Basgo village Ladakh India
Ladakhi mid age man and woman working together inside traditional kitchen preparing food Basgo village Ladakh India Ladakhi mid age man and woman working together inside traditional kitchen preparing food Basgo village Ladakh India
Traditional wardrobe interior of Ladakhi home Ladakh India Traditional wardrobe interior of Ladakhi home Ladakh India
Traditional dress with hat and beard Ladakhi old man working in the field cut grass Basgo village Ladakh India Traditional dress with hat and beard Ladakhi old man working in the field cut grass Basgo village Ladakh India
Traditional dress with hat and beard Ladakhi old man looking at camera and smiling Basgo village Ladakh India Traditional dress with hat and beard Ladakhi old man looking at camera and smiling Basgo village Ladakh India
Ladakhi woman standing at her home entrance looking at camera and smiling Basgo village Ladakh India Ladakhi woman standing at her home entrance looking at camera and smiling Basgo village Ladakh India
Cow being milked by smiling Ladakhi woman Basgo village Ladakh India Cow being milked by smiling Ladakhi woman Basgo village Ladakh India
Cow being milked by Ladakhi woman Basgo village Ladakh India Cow being milked by Ladakhi woman Basgo village Ladakh India
Cow being milked by Ladakhi woman Basgo village Ladakh India Cow being milked by Ladakhi woman Basgo village Ladakh India
Two smiling Ladakhi woman preparing food interior traditional kitchen Basgo village Ladakh India Two smiling Ladakhi woman preparing food interior traditional kitchen Basgo village Ladakh India
Ladakhi man playing traditional music instrument Surma trumpet Ladakh India Ladakhi man playing traditional music instrument Surma trumpet Ladakh India
Ladakhi man playing traditional music instrument Surma trumpet Ladakh India Ladakhi man playing traditional music instrument Surma trumpet Ladakh India
Ladakhi woman milking cow farmer work in Basgo village Ladakh India Ladakhi woman milking cow farmer work in Basgo village Ladakh India
Close up traditional hat from Ladakh Perak made by turquoise Close up traditional hat from Ladakh Perak made by turquoise
Smiling mid age traditional dress and hat and turquoise jewellery Ladakhi woman Ladakh India Smiling mid age traditional dress and hat and turquoise jewellery Ladakhi woman Ladakh India
Young Ladakhi girl in Perak turquoise hat Ladakh India Young Ladakhi girl in Perak turquoise hat Ladakh India
Traditional dress Ladakhi boy ascending into roof of his house in Basgo village Ladakh India Traditional dress Ladakhi boy ascending into roof of his house in Basgo village Ladakh India
Traditional dress Ladakhi women working on peeling apricots on the roof of their house Basgo village Ladakh India Traditional dress Ladakhi women working on peeling apricots on the roof of their house Basgo village Ladakh India
Traditional dress Ladakhi woman working on peeling apricots on the roof of her house Basgo village Ladakh India Traditional dress Ladakhi woman working on peeling apricots on the roof of her house Basgo village Ladakh India
Traditional dress girl looking at camera Basgo village ladakh India Traditional dress girl looking at camera Basgo village ladakh India
Traditional dress Ladakhi women peeling apricots in Basgo village Ladakh India Traditional dress Ladakhi women peeling apricots in Basgo village Ladakh India
Traditional dress Ladakhi women looking at camera and smiling Basgo village Ladakh India Traditional dress Ladakhi women looking at camera and smiling Basgo village Ladakh India
Traditional dress Ladakhi women dancing Basgo village Ladakh India Traditional dress Ladakhi women dancing Basgo village Ladakh India
Traditional dress Ladakhi woman Basgo village Ladakh India Traditional dress Ladakhi woman Basgo village Ladakh India
Rear close up of traditional Ladakhi woman turquoise hat Perak Rear close up of traditional Ladakhi woman turquoise hat Perak
Nice gray cat from Ladakh India Nice gray cat from Ladakh India
Partrait of nice gray curious cat from Ladakh India Partrait of nice gray curious cat from Ladakh India
Portrait of nice gray cat from Ladakh licking and cleaning its furm India Portrait of nice gray cat from Ladakh licking and cleaning its furm India
Portrait of nice gray cat from Ladakh looking into camera from window Portrait of nice gray cat from Ladakh looking into camera from window
Bird eye view of traditional big one family Ladakhi house with green fields in background Basgo village Ladakh India Bird eye view of traditional big one family Ladakhi house with green fields in background Basgo village Ladakh India
Two porters and redish rock formations near Basgo castle with green plants in Indus valley Ladakh India Two porters and redish rock formations near Basgo castle with green plants in Indus valley Ladakh India
Traditional big one family Ladakhi house with green surrounding Basgo village Ladakh India Traditional big one family Ladakhi house with green surrounding Basgo village Ladakh India
Ruins of Basgo Castle and monastery UNESCO World Heritage endangered site Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Ruins of Basgo Castle and monastery UNESCO World Heritage endangered site Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Two Nepali season workers caryying dried grass in Ladakh India Two Nepali season workers caryying dried grass in Ladakh India
Nepali season worker carying dried grass in Ladakh India Nepali season worker carying dried grass in Ladakh India
Facade of traditional Ladakhi house basgo village India Facade of traditional Ladakhi house basgo village India
Horned animal skull as a home guardian in Ladakhi house Basgo village near Leh Ladakh India Horned animal skull as a home guardian in Ladakhi house Basgo village near Leh Ladakh India

Basgo Gompa, Basgo Village, Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir, India – photo gallery

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Basgo Buddhist Castle and heritage gompa (monastery) containing giant clay statue of Buddha Maitreya  is a middle age structure listed in the UNESCO World Endangered Sites. It is located 40 km from capital od Ladakh – Leh.

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Ruins of Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO World Heritage Site Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Ruins of Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO World Heritage Site Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Ruins of Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO World Heritage Site Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Ruins of Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO World Heritage Site Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Ruins of Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO World Heritage Site Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Ruins of Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO World Heritage Site Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Old destroyed by weather stone stupa in Bago Village near Leh Ladakh India Old destroyed by weather stone stupa in Bago Village near Leh Ladakh India
New build Kalachakra clay stupa in Basgo village near Leh Ladakh India New build Kalachakra clay stupa in Basgo village near Leh Ladakh India
New build Kalachakra clay stupa in Basgo village near Leh Ladakh India New build Kalachakra clay stupa in Basgo village near Leh Ladakh India
Very old clay stupas in Basgo village near Leh Ladakh India Very old clay stupas in Basgo village near Leh Ladakh India
Very old clay stupas in Basgo village near Leh Ladakh India Very old clay stupas in Basgo village near Leh Ladakh India
Redish rock formation near Basgo village Ladakh valley India Redish rock formation near Basgo village Ladakh valley India
Rock formations near Basgo castle and monastery Ladakh Valley Jammu and Kashmir State India Asia Rock formations near Basgo castle and monastery Ladakh Valley Jammu and Kashmir State India Asia
Rock formations near Basgo castle and monastery Ladakh Valley Jammu and Kashmir State India Asia Rock formations near Basgo castle and monastery Ladakh Valley Jammu and Kashmir State India Asia
Ruins of Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO World Heritage Site Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Ruins of Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO World Heritage Site Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Ruins of Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO World Heritage Site Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Ruins of Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO World Heritage Site Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Ruins of Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO World Heritage Site Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Ruins of Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO World Heritage Site Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Ruins of Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO World Heritage Site Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Ruins of Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO World Heritage Site Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Ruins of Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO World Heritage Site Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Ruins of Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO World Heritage Site Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Big clay Buddha Maitreya statue in Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO World Heritage Site Ladakh India Big clay Buddha Maitreya statue in Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO World Heritage Site Ladakh India
Old bad condition rare buddhist mural paintings in in Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO site Ladakh India Old bad condition rare buddhist mural paintings in in Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO site Ladakh India
Old bad condition rare buddhist mural paintings in in Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO site Ladakh India Old bad condition rare buddhist mural paintings in in Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO site Ladakh India
Old bad condition rare buddhist mural paintings in in Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO site Ladakh India Old bad condition rare buddhist mural paintings in in Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO site Ladakh India
Old bad condition rare buddhist mural paintings in in Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO site Ladakh India Old bad condition rare buddhist mural paintings in in Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO site Ladakh India
Old bad condition rare buddhist mural paintings in in Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO site Ladakh India Old bad condition rare buddhist mural paintings in in Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO site Ladakh India
Old bad condition rare buddhist mural paintings in in Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO site Ladakh India Old bad condition rare buddhist mural paintings in in Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO site Ladakh India
Old bad condition rare buddhist mural paintings in in Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO site Ladakh India Old bad condition rare buddhist mural paintings in in Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO site Ladakh India
Old bad condition rare buddhist mural paintings in in Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO site Ladakh India Old bad condition rare buddhist mural paintings in in Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO site Ladakh India
Old bad condition rare buddhist mural paintings in in Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO site Ladakh India Old bad condition rare buddhist mural paintings in in Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO site Ladakh India
Big clay Buddha Maitreya statue in Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO World Heritage Site Ladakh India Big clay Buddha Maitreya statue in Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO World Heritage Site Ladakh India
Big clay Buddha Maitreya statue in Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO World Heritage Site Ladakh India Big clay Buddha Maitreya statue in Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO World Heritage Site Ladakh India
Big clay Buddha Maitreya statue in Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO World Heritage Site Ladakh India Big clay Buddha Maitreya statue in Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO World Heritage Site Ladakh India
Basgo Castle and Indus Valley Monastery endangered UNESCO site Ladakh India Basgo Castle and Indus Valley Monastery endangered UNESCO site Ladakh India
Basgo castle and monastery Ladakh Valley Jammu and Kashmir State India Asia Basgo castle and monastery Ladakh Valley Jammu and Kashmir State India Asia
Big clay Buddha Maitreya statue in Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO World Heritage Site Ladakh IndiaBig clay Bud Big clay Buddha Maitreya statue in Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO World Heritage Site Ladakh IndiaBig clay Bud
Buddha statue in Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO site Ladakh India Buddha statue in Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO site Ladakh India
Big clay Buddha Maitreya statue in Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO World Heritage Site Ladakh India Big clay Buddha Maitreya statue in Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO World Heritage Site Ladakh India
Entrance to Maitreya Chamba hall in Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO site Ladakh India Entrance to Maitreya Chamba hall in Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO site Ladakh India
Basgo castle and monastery Ladakh Valley Jammu and Kashmir State India Asia Basgo castle and monastery Ladakh Valley Jammu and Kashmir State India Asia
Redish rock formation near Basgo village Ladakh valley India Redish rock formation near Basgo village Ladakh valley India
Redish rock formation and plants near Basgo village Ladakh valley India Redish rock formation and plants near Basgo village Ladakh valley India
Redish rock formation near Basgo village Ladakh valley India Redish rock formation near Basgo village Ladakh valley India
Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO site Ladakh India Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO site Ladakh India
Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO site Ladakh India Basgo Castle and Monastery endangered UNESCO site Ladakh India
Ruins of Basgo Castle and monastery UNESCO World Heritage endangered site Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Ruins of Basgo Castle and monastery UNESCO World Heritage endangered site Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Ruins of Basgo Castle and monastery UNESCO World Heritage endangered site Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Ruins of Basgo Castle and monastery UNESCO World Heritage endangered site Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Ruins of Basgo Castle and monastery UNESCO World Heritage endangered site Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Ruins of Basgo Castle and monastery UNESCO World Heritage endangered site Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Penis like rock formation in Ladakh India Penis like rock formation in Ladakh India
Redish fairy rock formations near Basgo castle in Ladakh India Redish fairy rock formations near Basgo castle in Ladakh India
Redish fairy tale rock formations near Basgo castle with green plants in Indus valley and mountains in backgroundin Ladakh India Redish fairy tale rock formations near Basgo castle with green plants in Indus valley and mountains in backgroundin Ladakh India
Ruins of UNESCO heritage list Basgo buddhist castle in Ladakh India Ruins of UNESCO heritage list Basgo buddhist castle in Ladakh India
Red rocks and green Indus river valley near Basgo village Ladakh India Red rocks and green Indus river valley near Basgo village Ladakh India
Red rocks and green Indus river valley near Basgo village Ladakh India Red rocks and green Indus river valley near Basgo village Ladakh India
Mountains and green Indus river valley near Basgo village Ladakh India Mountains and green Indus river valley near Basgo village Ladakh India
Ruins of Basgo Castle and monastery UNESCO World Heritage endangered site Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Ruins of Basgo Castle and monastery UNESCO World Heritage endangered site Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Ruins of Basgo Castle and monastery UNESCO World Heritage endangered site Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Ruins of Basgo Castle and monastery UNESCO World Heritage endangered site Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Ruins of Basgo Castle and monastery UNESCO World Heritage endangered site Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Ruins of Basgo Castle and monastery UNESCO World Heritage endangered site Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Row of old buddhist stupas with breathtaking background in Basgo village Ladakh India Row of old buddhist stupas with breathtaking background in Basgo village Ladakh India
Ruins of Basgo Castle and monastery UNESCO World Heritage endangered site Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India Ruins of Basgo Castle and monastery UNESCO World Heritage endangered site Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India

Two Japanese Zen Buddhist Temples: Daijokyo Japanese Monastery and Indosan Nippon Japanese Temple in Bodhgaya, Bihar, India – photo gallery

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A beautiful woman send by demon Mara to avoid Buddha enlightement under Bodhi Tree in Bodhgaya India A beautiful woman send by demon Mara to avoid Buddha enlightement under Bodhi Tree in Bodhgaya India
Buddha life Sujata girl offering rice to skeleton fasting Buddha painting in Japanese Buddhist temple Bodhgaya Bihar India Buddha life Sujata girl offering rice to skeleton fasting Buddha painting in Japanese Buddhist temple Bodhgaya Bihar India
Interior of Daijokyo Japanese Buddhist Temple With golden Buddha statue in Bodhgaya Bihar India Interior of Daijokyo Japanese Buddhist Temple With golden Buddha statue in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Daijokyo Japanese Buddhist Temple golden Buddha statue in Bodhgaya Bihar India Daijokyo Japanese Buddhist Temple golden Buddha statue in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Daijokyo Japanese Buddhist Temple golden Buddha statue in Bodhgaya Bihar India Daijokyo Japanese Buddhist Temple golden Buddha statue in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Daijokyo Japanese Buddhist Temple golden Buddha statue in Bodhgaya Bihar India Daijokyo Japanese Buddhist Temple golden Buddha statue in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Daijokyo Japanese Buddhist Temple Buddha statue in Bodhgaya Bihar India Daijokyo Japanese Buddhist Temple Buddha statue in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Bell of peace and pagoda next to Indosan Nippon Japanese Buddhist Temple in Bodhgaya Bihar India Bell of peace and pagoda next to Indosan Nippon Japanese Buddhist Temple in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Pagoda next to Indosan Nippon Japanese Buddhist Temple in Bodhgaya Bihar India Pagoda next to Indosan Nippon Japanese Buddhist Temple in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Bell of peace next to Indosan Nippon Japanese Buddhist Temple in Bodhgaya Bihar India Bell of peace next to Indosan Nippon Japanese Buddhist Temple in Bodhgaya Bihar India
pagoda with Buddha next to Indosan Nippon Japanese Buddhist Temple in Bodhgaya Bihar India pagoda with Buddha next to Indosan Nippon Japanese Buddhist Temple in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Big stupa next to Indosan Nippon Japanese Buddhist Temple in Bodhgaya Bihar India Big stupa next to Indosan Nippon Japanese Buddhist Temple in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Japan script Indosan Nippon Japanese Buddhist Temple in Bodhgaya Bihar India Japan script Indosan Nippon Japanese Buddhist Temple in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Bell of Peace and stupa next to Indosan Nippon Japanese Buddhist Temple in Bodhgaya Bihar India Bell of Peace and stupa next to Indosan Nippon Japanese Buddhist Temple in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Interior with altair and Buddha statue in Indosan Nippon Japanese Buddhist Temple in Bodhgaya Bihar India Interior with altair and Buddha statue in Indosan Nippon Japanese Buddhist Temple in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Buddha statue in Indosan Nippon Japanese Buddhist Temple in Bodhgaya Bihar India Buddha statue in Indosan Nippon Japanese Buddhist Temple in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Buddha statue in Indosan Nippon Japanese Buddhist Temple in Bodhgaya Bihar India Buddha statue in Indosan Nippon Japanese Buddhist Temple in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Lantern in Indosan Nippon Japanese Buddhist Temple in Bodhgaya Bihar India Lantern in Indosan Nippon Japanese Buddhist Temple in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Altair with Buddha Statue in Indosan Nippon Japanese Buddhist Temple in Bodhgaya Bihar India Altair with Buddha Statue in Indosan Nippon Japanese Buddhist Temple in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Birth of Buddha all painting in Indosan Nippon Japanese Buddhist Temple in Bodhgaya Bihar India Birth of Buddha all painting in Indosan Nippon Japanese Buddhist Temple in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Buddha mother Mayadevi wall painting Indosan Nippon Japanese Buddhist Temple in Bodhgaya Bihar India Buddha mother Mayadevi wall painting Indosan Nippon Japanese Buddhist Temple in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Buddha mother Mayadevi sleeping Indosan Nippon Japanese Buddhist Temple in Bodhgaya Bihar India Buddha mother Mayadevi sleeping Indosan Nippon Japanese Buddhist Temple in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Meditating skeleton like Buddha wall painting Indosan Nippon Japanese Buddhist Temple in Bodhgaya Bihar India Meditating skeleton like Buddha wall painting Indosan Nippon Japanese Buddhist Temple in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Wheel of Dharma and Japan script in Indosan Nippon Japanese Buddhist Temple in Bodhgaya Bihar India Wheel of Dharma and Japan script in Indosan Nippon Japanese Buddhist Temple in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Bell of peace net to Indosan Nippon Japanese Buddhist Temple in Bodhgaya Bihar India Bell of peace net to Indosan Nippon  Japanese Buddhist Temple in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Bell in Indosan Nippon Japanese Buddhist Temple in Bodhgaya Bihar India Bell in Indosan Nippon Japanese Buddhist Temple in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Daijokyo Japanese Buddhist Temple in Bodhgaya Bihar India Daijokyo Japanese Buddhist Temple in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Indosan Nippon Japanese Buddhist Monastery in Bodhgaya Bihar India Indosan Nippon Japanese Buddhist Monastery in Bodhgaya Bihar India

Tibetan Buddhist Monastery in Nyingmapa tradition, Bodhgaya, Bihar, India – photo gallery

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Kalachakra mantra symbol with buddhist guardian abowe Tibetan Nyingma Monastery in Bodhgaya Bihar India Kalachakra mantra symbol with buddhist guardian abowe Tibetan Nyingma Monastery in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Buddhist guardian abowe Tibetan Nyingma Monastery in Bodhgaya Bihar India Buddhist guardian abowe Tibetan Nyingma Monastery in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Female Buddha with golden stupa Tibetan Nyingma Monastery in Bodhgaya Bihar India Female Buddha with golden stupa Tibetan Nyingma Monastery in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Golden Future Buddha Maitreya statue in Tibetan Nyingma Monastery in Bodhgaya Bihar India Golden Future Buddha Maitreya statue in Tibetan Nyingma Monastery in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Buddha Gautama with rainbow rays and other Buddhas mural painting in Tibetan Nyingma Monastery in Bodhgaya Bihar India Buddha Gautama with rainbow rays and other Buddhas mural painting in Tibetan Nyingma Monastery in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Buddha ascending to Heaven to meet his mother Mayadevi mural painting in Tibetan Nyingma Monastery in Bodhgaya Bihar India Buddha ascending to Heaven to meet his mother Mayadevi mural painting in Tibetan Nyingma Monastery in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Buddhist hell realm in Wheel of Time mural painting in Tibetan Nyingma Monastery in Bodhgaya Bihar India Buddhist hell realm in Wheel of Time mural painting in Tibetan Nyingma Monastery in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Buddhist hungry ghosts realm in Wheel of Time mural painting in Tibetan Nyingma Monastery in Bodhgaya Bihar India Buddhist hungry ghosts realm in Wheel of Time mural painting in Tibetan Nyingma Monastery in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Buddhist hungry ghosts realm in Wheel of Time mural painting in Tibetan Nyingma Monastery in Bodhgaya Bihar India Buddhist hungry ghosts realm in Wheel of Time mural painting in Tibetan Nyingma Monastery in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Vaisravan Guardian of North mural painting in Nyingma Tibetan buddhist monastery in Bodhgaya Bihar India Vaisravan Guardian of North mural painting in Nyingma Tibetan buddhist monastery in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Wheel of Time mural paintings in Nyingma Tibetan Buddhist monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India Wheel of Time mural paintings in Nyingma Tibetan Buddhist monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India
Mural paintings in Nyingma Tibetan Buddhist monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India Mural paintings in Nyingma Tibetan Buddhist monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India
Mural paintings describing stages of meditation samatha or shine Nyingma Tibetan Buddhist Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India Mural paintings describing stages of meditation samatha or shine Nyingma Tibetan Buddhist Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India
Kalachakra mantra symbol at Nyingma Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Bodhgaya Bihar India Kalachakra mantra symbol at Nyingma Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Deer with swastika at Nyingma Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Bodhgaya Bihar India Deer with swastika at Nyingma Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Golden auspicious symbols at Nyingma Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Bodhgaya Bihar India Golden auspicious symbols at Nyingma Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Golden buddha statue with Dalailama picture at Nyingma Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Bodhgaya Bihar India Golden buddha statue with Dalailama picture at Nyingma Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Golden Red Hat lama statue at Nyingma Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Bodhgaya Bihar India Golden Red Hat lama statue at Nyingma Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Virupaksha Guardian of West mural painting at Nynigma Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Bodhgaya Bihar India Virupaksha Guardian of West mural painting at Nynigma Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Virudhaka Guardian of South mural painting at Nynigma Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Bodhgaya Bihar India Virudhaka Guardian of South mural painting at Nynigma Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Bodhgaya Bihar India

Karma Vajrayana Tibetan Buddhist Monastery in Bodhgaya, Bihar India – photo gallery

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Karma Tharjay Chokhjorling – seat of H.E. Beru Khyentse Rinpoche in Bodhgaya was estabilisheed in 1979.

Mural Painting of Lama Karmapa holding two dorje Tibetan Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India Mural Painting of Lama Karmapa holding two dorje Tibetan Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India
Mural Painting of main guardian of Kagyu lineago of Tibetan Buddhism Mahakala Ber Nag Chen Black Coat Bodhgaya Bihar India Mural Painting of main guardian of Kagyu lineago of Tibetan Buddhism Mahakala Ber Nag Chen Black Coat Bodhgaya Bihar India
Mural Painting of of Vajrayogini Tibetan Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India Mural Painting of of Vajrayogini Tibetan Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India
Deity with consort yab yum tantric mural painting Tibetan buddhism kagyu lineage Tibetan Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India Deity with consort yab yum tantric mural painting Tibetan buddhism kagyu lineage Tibetan Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India
Mural painting of Naropa and statue of protector with pict Tibetan buddhism kagyu lineage Tibetan Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India Mural painting of Naropa and statue of protector with pict Tibetan buddhism kagyu lineage Tibetan Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India
Statue of protector with picture of XVI and XVII Karmapa Thaye Dorje Tibetan kagyu lineage Tibetan Monastery Bodhgaya Indi Statue of protector with picture of XVI and XVII Karmapa Thaye Dorje Tibetan kagyu lineage Tibetan Monastery Bodhgaya Indi
Mural Painting of Lama Karmapa holding two dorje Tibetan Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India Mural Painting of Lama Karmapa holding two dorje Tibetan Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India
Lama Milarepa famous Tibetan yogi poet and hero Tibetan Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India Lama Milarepa famous Tibetan yogi poet and hero Tibetan Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India
Huge golden prayer wheel Tibetan Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India Huge golden prayer wheel Tibetan Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India
Mural paintings of Kagyu lineage Tibetan Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India Mural paintings of Kagyu lineage Tibetan Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India
A Indian man standing behind huge golden prayer wheel Tibetan Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India A Indian man standing behind huge golden prayer wheel Tibetan Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India
Mural painting of buddhist heaven Tibetan kagyu lineage Tibetan Monastery Bodhgaya India Mural painting of buddhist heaven Tibetan kagyu lineage Tibetan Monastery Bodhgaya India
Karma Vajrayana Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India Bhutan Karma Vajrayana Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India Bhutan

Burmese Buddhist Temple – Buddha Gaya Myanmar Buddhist Vihara – in Bodhgaya, Bihar, India – photo gallery

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Golden Buddha statue in Burmese buddhist temple Bodhgaya Bihar India Golden Buddha statue in Burmese buddhist temple Bodhgaya Bihar India
Golden Buddha statue in Burmese buddhist temple Bodhgaya Bihar India Golden Buddha statue in Burmese buddhist temple Bodhgaya Bihar India
White Buddha statue with umbrellas in Burmese buddhist temple Bodhgaya Bihar India White Buddha statue with umbrellas in Burmese buddhist temple Bodhgaya Bihar India
White Buddha statue in Burmese buddhist temple Bodhgaya Bihar India White Buddha statue in Burmese buddhist temple Bodhgaya Bihar India
White Buddha statue on golden altair in Burmese buddhist temple Bodhgaya Bihar India White Buddha statue on golden altair in Burmese buddhist temple Bodhgaya Bihar India
Cycas revoluta green leaf close up Cycas revoluta green leaf close up
White Buddha statue on wooden altair in Burmese buddhist temple Bodhgaya Bihar India White Buddha statue on wooden altair in Burmese buddhist temple Bodhgaya Bihar India

 

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Website of Myanmar Vihara in Bodhgaya

Vietnamese Buddhist Institute Vien Giac (Trung Tâm Tu H?c Viên Giác), Bodhgaya, Bihar, India – photo gallery

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Vietnamese king guardian of cardinal direction Kim Cang buddhist Vien Giac Institute Bodhgaya Bihar India Vietnamese king guardian of cardinal direction Kim Cang buddhist Vien Giac Institute Bodhgaya Bihar India
Vietnamese king guardian of cardinal direction Kim Cang buddhist Vien Giac Institute Bodhgaya Bihar India Vietnamese king guardian of cardinal direction Kim Cang buddhist Vien Giac Institute Bodhgaya Bihar India
Boddhisattva Avalokiteshvara statue at buddhist Vien Giac Institute Bodhgaya Bihar India Boddhisattva Avalokiteshvara statue at buddhist Vien Giac Institute Bodhgaya Bihar India
Boddhisattva Avalokiteshvara statue at buddhist Vien Giac Institute Bodhgaya Bihar IndiaBoddhisattva Avalokiteshvara statue Boddhisattva Avalokiteshvara statue at buddhist Vien Giac Institute Bodhgaya Bihar IndiaBoddhisattva Avalokiteshvara statue
Vietnamese nun praying at boddhisattva Avalokiteshvara statue at buddhist Vien Giac Institute Bodhgaya Bihar India Vietnamese nun praying at boddhisattva Avalokiteshvara statue at buddhist Vien Giac Institute Bodhgaya Bihar India
Mini wooden rooftops buddhist temple with dragons on top Mini wooden rooftops buddhist temple with dragons on top
Dragon on top of Mini wooden rooftops buddhist temple Dragon on top of Mini wooden rooftops buddhist temple
Vietnamese king guardian of cardinal direction Kim Cang buddhist Vien Giac Institute Bodhgaya Bihar India Vietnamese king guardian of cardinal direction Kim Cang buddhist Vien Giac Institute Bodhgaya Bihar India
Vietnamese king guardian of cardinal direction Kim Cang buddhist Vien Giac Institute Bodhgaya Bihar India Vietnamese king guardian of cardinal direction Kim Cang buddhist Vien Giac Institute Bodhgaya Bihar India
Vietnamese king guardian of cardinal direction Kim Cang buddhist Vien Giac Institute Bodhgaya Bihar India Vietnamese king guardian of cardinal direction Kim Cang buddhist Vien Giac Institute Bodhgaya Bihar India
Vietnamese king guardian of cardinal direction Kim Cang buddhist Vien Giac Institute Bodhgaya Bihar India Vietnamese king guardian of cardinal direction Kim Cang buddhist Vien Giac Institute Bodhgaya Bihar India
Big Golden Buddha statue in Vietnamese buddhist Vien Giac Institute Bodhgaya Bihar India Big Golden Buddha statue in Vietnamese buddhist Vien Giac Institute Bodhgaya Bihar India
Big Golden Buddha statue in Vietnamese buddhist Vien Giac Institute Bodhgaya Bihar India Big Golden Buddha statue in Vietnamese buddhist Vien Giac Institute Bodhgaya Bihar India
Big Golden Buddha statue in Vietnamese buddhist Vien Giac Institute Bodhgaya Bihar India Big Golden Buddha statue in Vietnamese buddhist Vien Giac Institute Bodhgaya Bihar India
Golden dragon in Vietnamese buddhist Vien Giac Institute Bodhgaya Bihar India Golden dragon in Vietnamese buddhist Vien Giac Institute Bodhgaya Bihar India
Big Golden Buddha statue in Vietnamese buddhist Vien Giac Institute Bodhgaya Bihar India Big Golden Buddha statue in Vietnamese buddhist Vien Giac Institute Bodhgaya Bihar India
Miniature pagoda vietnamese on the rock buddhist Vien Giac Institute Bodhgaya Bihar India Miniature pagoda vietnamese on the rock buddhist Vien Giac Institute Bodhgaya Bihar India
Big Golden Buddha statue in Vietnamese buddhist Vien Giac Institute Bodhgaya Bihar India Big Golden Buddha statue in Vietnamese buddhist Vien Giac Institute Bodhgaya Bihar India
Roof ornamental decoration in Vietnamese buddhist Vien Giac Institute Bodhgaya Bihar India Roof ornamental decoration in Vietnamese buddhist Vien Giac Institute Bodhgaya Bihar India
Entrance to Vietnamese buddhist Vien Giac Institute Bodhgaya Bihar India Entrance to Vietnamese buddhist Vien Giac Institute Bodhgaya Bihar India
Vietnamese nun praying at boddhisattva Avalokiteshvara statue at buddhist Vien Giac Institute Bodhgaya Bihar India Vietnamese nun praying at boddhisattva Avalokiteshvara statue at buddhist Vien Giac Institute Bodhgaya Bihar India
Vietnamese king guardian of cardinal direction Kim Cang buddhist Vien Giac Institute Bodhgaya Bihar India Vietnamese king guardian of cardinal direction Kim Cang buddhist Vien Giac Institute Bodhgaya Bihar India
Vietnamese king guardian of cardinal direction Kim Cang buddhist Vien Giac Institute Bodhgaya Bihar India Vietnamese king guardian of cardinal direction Kim Cang buddhist Vien Giac Institute Bodhgaya Bihar India

Mahabodhi Mahavihara temple complex, Place where Buddha attained enlightenment, Bodhgaya, Bihar, India – photo gallery

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Double language English and Hindu sign Shoe Stack Please Leave Your Shoes There Mahabodhi Temple Bodhgaya Bihar India Double language English and Hindu sign Shoe Stack Please Leave Your Shoes There Mahabodhi Temple Bodhgaya Bihar India
White stupa in Mahabodhi Mahavihara buddhist temple complex Bodhgaya Bihar India White stupa in Mahabodhi Mahavihara buddhist temple complex Bodhgaya Bihar India
Mahabodhi Mahavihara buddhist temple complex renovation Bodhgaya Bihar India Mahabodhi Mahavihara buddhist temple complex renovation Bodhgaya Bihar India
Small votive stupas with Buddha statues at Mahabodhi Mahavihara buddhist temple complex Bodhgaya Bihar India Small votive stupas with Buddha statues at Mahabodhi Mahavihara buddhist temple complex Bodhgaya Bihar India
Old Buddha statue on the wall of Mahabodhi Mahavihara buddhist temple Bodhgaya Bihar India Old Buddha statue on the wall of Mahabodhi Mahavihara buddhist temple Bodhgaya Bihar India
Old naked woman bas relief on the wall of Mahabodhi Mahavihara buddhist temple Bodhgaya Bihar India Old naked woman bas relief on the wall of Mahabodhi Mahavihara buddhist temple Bodhgaya Bihar India
Old standing Buddha statue on the wall of Mahabodhi Mahavihara buddhist temple Bodhgaya Bihar India Old standing Buddha statue on the wall of Mahabodhi Mahavihara buddhist temple Bodhgaya Bihar India
Stone lotuses and Buddha statues on Mahabodhi Mahavihara Bodhgaya Bihar India Stone lotuses and Buddha statues on Mahabodhi Mahavihara Bodhgaya Bihar India
Pilgrims praying inside Mahabodhi Mahavihara Bodhgaya Bihar India Pilgrims praying inside Mahabodhi Mahavihara Bodhgaya Bihar India
Theravada buddhist monk in yellow robes praying inside Mahabodhi Mahavihara temple place of Buddha enlightenment Bodhgaya Ind Theravada buddhist monk in yellow robes praying inside Mahabodhi Mahavihara temple place of Buddha enlightenment Bodhgaya Ind
Old Stone buddist statue on the wall of Mahabodhi Mahavihara Bodhgaya Bihar India Old Stone buddist statue on the wall of Mahabodhi Mahavihara Bodhgaya Bihar India
Old Stone buddist statue on the wall of Mahabodhi Mahavihara Bodhgaya Bihar India Old Stone buddist statue on the wall of Mahabodhi Mahavihara Bodhgaya Bihar India
Old Stone buddist statue on the wall of Mahabodhi Mahavihara Bodhgaya Bihar India Old Stone buddist statue on the wall of Mahabodhi Mahavihara Bodhgaya Bihar India
Old Stone buddist statue on the wall of Mahabodhi Mahavihara Bodhgaya Bihar India Old Stone buddist statue on the wall of Mahabodhi Mahavihara Bodhgaya Bihar India
Old Stone sitting Buddha statue on the wall of Mahabodhi Mahavihara Bodhgaya Bihar India Old Stone sitting Buddha statue on the wall of Mahabodhi Mahavihara Bodhgaya Bihar India
Old Stone standing Buddha statue on the wall of Mahabodhi Mahavihara Bodhgaya Bihar India Old Stone standing Buddha statue on the wall of Mahabodhi Mahavihara Bodhgaya Bihar India
Old Stone sitting Buddha statue on the wall of Mahabodhi Mahavihara Bodhgaya Bihar India Old Stone sitting Buddha statue on the wall of Mahabodhi Mahavihara Bodhgaya Bihar India
Sign of Buddha s place of Enlightement under Bodhi tree in Mahabodhi Mahavihara Bodhgaya Bihar India Sign of Buddha s place of Enlightement under Bodhi tree in Mahabodhi Mahavihara Bodhgaya Bihar India
Bodhisattva Manjushri with sword statue in Mahabodhi Mahavihara Bodhgaya Bihar India Bodhisattva Manjushri with sword statue in Mahabodhi Mahavihara Bodhgaya Bihar India
Japanese female pilgrim reading holy scriptures under in Mahabodhi Mahavihara Bodhgaya Bihar Japanese female pilgrim reading holy scriptures under in Mahabodhi Mahavihara Bodhgaya Bihar
Old standing Buddha statue in Mahabodhi Mahavihara Bodhgaya Bihar Old standing Buddha statue in Mahabodhi Mahavihara Bodhgaya Bihar
Crystal umbrella covering bodhi throne in background Mahabodhi Mahavihara temple Bodhgaya Bihar Crystal umbrella covering bodhi throne in background Mahabodhi Mahavihara temple Bodhgaya Bihar
Two cambodian theravada monks talking at Mahabodhi Mahavihara temple complex Bodhgaya Bihar India Two cambodian theravada monks talking at Mahabodhi Mahavihara temple complex Bodhgaya Bihar India
Tibetan buddhist monk rounding Mahabodhi Mahavihara temple complex Bodhgaya Bihar India Tibetan buddhist monk rounding Mahabodhi Mahavihara temple complex Bodhgaya Bihar India
Buddha statue at Mahabodhi Mahavihara temple complex Bodhgaya Bihar India Buddha statue at Mahabodhi Mahavihara temple complex Bodhgaya Bihar India
Buddha statue at Mahabodhi Mahavihara temple complex Bodhgaya Bihar India Buddha statue at Mahabodhi Mahavihara temple complex Bodhgaya Bihar India
Indian pilgrims worshiping Stone Lotuses at Mahabodhi Mahavihara temple complex Bodhgaya Bihar India Indian pilgrims worshiping Stone Lotuses at Mahabodhi Mahavihara temple complex Bodhgaya Bihar India
Buddha statue with flowers at Mahabodhi Mahavihara temple complex Bodhgaya Bihar India Buddha statue with flowers at Mahabodhi Mahavihara temple complex Bodhgaya Bihar India
Buddhist monks resting at Mahabodhi Mahavihara temple complex Bodhgaya Bihar India Buddhist monks resting at Mahabodhi Mahavihara temple complex Bodhgaya Bihar India
Theravada monk meditating under stupa at Mahabodhi Mahavihara temple complex Bodhgaya Bihar India Theravada monk meditating under stupa at Mahabodhi Mahavihara temple complex Bodhgaya Bihar India
Tibetan monk rounding Mahabodhi Mahavihara temple complex Bodhgaya Bihar India Tibetan monk rounding Mahabodhi Mahavihara temple complex Bodhgaya Bihar India
Theravada monk meditating under stupa at Mahabodhi Mahavihara temple complex Bodhgaya Bihar India Theravada monk meditating under stupa at Mahabodhi Mahavihara temple complex Bodhgaya Bihar India
Tibetan monk praying at Mahabodhi Mahavihara temple complex Bodhgaya Bihar India Tibetan monk praying at Mahabodhi Mahavihara temple complex Bodhgaya Bihar India
Votive stupas with Buddha statues at Mahabodhi Mahavihara temple complex Bodhgaya Bihar India Votive stupas with Buddha statues at Mahabodhi Mahavihara temple complex Bodhgaya Bihar India
Votive stupas with Buddha statues at Mahabodhi Mahavihara temple complex Bodhgaya Bihar India Votive stupas with Buddha statues at Mahabodhi Mahavihara temple complex Bodhgaya Bihar India
Votive stupas with Buddha statues at Mahabodhi Mahavihara temple complex Bodhgaya Bihar India Votive stupas with Buddha statues at Mahabodhi Mahavihara temple complex Bodhgaya Bihar India
Votive stupas with Buddha statues at Mahabodhi Mahavihara temple complex Bodhgaya Bihar India Votive stupas with Buddha statues at Mahabodhi Mahavihara temple complex Bodhgaya Bihar India
Votive stupas at Mahabodhi Mahavihara temple complex Bodhgaya Bihar India Votive stupas at Mahabodhi Mahavihara temple complex Bodhgaya Bihar India
Golden statue of Buddha disciple Mahakassapa at Mahabodhi Mahavihara temple complex Bodhgaya Bihar India Golden statue of Buddha disciple Mahakassapa at Mahabodhi Mahavihara temple complex Bodhgaya Bihar India
Entrance to Mahabodhi Mahavihara temple complex Bodhgaya Bihar India Entrance to Mahabodhi Mahavihara temple complex Bodhgaya Bihar India
Buddha footprints covered by flowers Mahabodhi Mahavihara temple complex Bodhgaya Bihar India Buddha footprints covered by flowers Mahabodhi Mahavihara temple complex Bodhgaya Bihar India
A Indian man passing next to Buddha footprints covered by flowers Mahabodhi Mahavihara temple complex Bodhgaya Bihar India A Indian man passing next to Buddha footprints covered by flowers Mahabodhi Mahavihara temple complex Bodhgaya Bihar India
Bell of peace at meditation park Bodhgaya Bihar India Bell of peace at meditation park Bodhgaya Bihar India
Stone buddha statue on the wall of Mahabodhi Mahavihara central Buddhist temple Bodhgaya Bihar India Stone buddha statue on the wall of Mahabodhi Mahavihara central Buddhist temple Bodhgaya Bihar India

Shanti Stupa or Japanese Peace Pagoda in Leh, Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir, India

 

 

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Shanti Stupa nad small Japanese Monastery in Leh

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Shanti Stupa

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Shanti Stupa

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Buddha Statue at Shanti Stupa

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Buddha Statue at Shanti Stupa

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Buddha statue: hand mudra detail with white scarf – kathak

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Buddha bass-relief at Shanti Stupa

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Pair of deer and Wheel of Dharma

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Pair of deer, Buddha’ Disciples  and Wheel of Dharma

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Protector

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Old Stupa seen from Shanti Stupa

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Leh Palace and Leh Old Town seen from Shanti Stupa

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Traditional Ladakhi house and green fields as seen from Shanti Stupa

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Traditional Ladakhi houses and green fields as seen from Shanti Stupa

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Altar in Japanese Temple at Shanti Stupa

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Altar in Japanese Temple at Shanti Stupa

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Big drum in Japanese Temple at Shanti Stupa

The Great Buddha statue and his Disciples in Bodhgaya, Bihar, India

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Situated in Bodhgaya – place of Buddha’s enlightement – 25 meters (82 ft) Buddha in meditation pose  statue build of sandstone and red granite was consecrated in 1989 by His Holiness XIV Dalai Lama.
The Great Buddha statue is surrounded by His Ten Great Disciples noted in Lotus Sutra: Sariputta, Mahamoggallana, Mahakassapa, Subhuti, Punna, Mahakaccana, Anuruddha, Upali, Rahula and Ananda:

Giant limestone Buddha statue in Bodhgaya Bihar India Giant limestone Buddha statue in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Giant limestone Buddha statue in Bodhgaya Bihar India Giant limestone Buddha statue in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Giant limestone Buddha statue in Bodhgaya Bihar India Giant limestone Buddha statue in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Limestone statue of Buddha disciple arhat in Bodhgaya Bihar India Limestone statue of Buddha disciple arhat in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Limestone statue of Buddha disciple arhat in Bodhgaya Bihar India Limestone statue of Buddha disciple arhat in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Limestone statue of Buddha disciple arhat in Bodhgaya Bihar India Limestone statue of Buddha disciple arhat in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Limestone statue of Buddha disciple arhat in Bodhgaya Bihar India Limestone statue of Buddha disciple arhat in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Limestone statue of Buddha disciple arhat in Bodhgaya Bihar India Limestone statue of Buddha disciple arhat in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Limestone statue of Buddha disciple arhat in Bodhgaya Bihar India Limestone statue of Buddha disciple arhat in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Limestone statue of Buddha disciple arhat in Bodhgaya Bihar India Limestone statue of Buddha disciple arhat in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Limestone statue of Buddha disciple arhat in Bodhgaya Bihar India Limestone statue of Buddha disciple arhat in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Face close up of Giant limestone statue of Buddha in Bodhgaya Bihar India Face close up of Giant limestone statue of Buddha in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Limestone statue of Buddha s diisciple arhat in Bodhgaya Bihar India Limestone statue of Buddha s diisciple arhat in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Limestone statue of Buddha s diisciple arhat in Bodhgaya Bihar India Limestone statue of Buddha s diisciple arhat in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Giant limestone statue of Buddha in Bodhgaya Bihar India Giant limestone statue of Buddha in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Pilgrims at giant limestone statue of Buddha in Bodhgaya Bihar India Pilgrims at giant limestone statue of Buddha in Bodhgaya Bihar India