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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
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
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 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
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
carrom game 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
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
Metal Buddha statue in Ladakh Vihar Buddhist monastery in New Delhi Tibetan colony India
Majnu Ka Tila sikh gurudwara New Delhi India
A lot of wooden packings of Tibetan scripts

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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
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
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
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

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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
Wirstlebands created by Tibetan prisoners in Tibet
Trousers of Tibetan prisoners in
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
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
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
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 Chinesee 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
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
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
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

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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:

 

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A rainbow from top of Tibetan Buddhist Monastery Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Bodhistattva Avalokiteshvara or Chenrezik statue on Dharamsala stupa 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
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
Nechung monastery seat of first officiatl gouvernment Tibet oracle Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Silver Stupa Dharamsala India
Wind prayer wheel Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India

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Bhagsunath village, temple and Shiva Cafe, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India – photo gallery

Bhagsunath is a village located near Dharamsala. It is popular tourist spot with Hindu temple and springs with water pool. Nice waterfall is situated next to this village. Both Hindu tourists and Western backpackers visit and stay here.
Shiva cafe, situated in picturesque location next to big waterfall is popular place for hanging out and sometime psychedelic-trance techno parties are hosted here.

Here is my gallery from 2002 and 2005:

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Bagsunath hindu temple near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Open air psychedelic trance techno party in Shiva Cafe near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Israeli man meditating at Shiva Cafe Dharamsala India
Trance party in Shiva Cafe near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Shiva saddhu hermit limestone house in Himalaya
Trance party in Shiva Cafe near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Indian man dancing and looking at camera trance party in Shiva Cafe near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Bagsunath water pond in Lord Shiva temple near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Bagsunath water pond in Lord Shiva temple near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Hindu elephant like god Lord Ganesh or Ganesha Bagsunath near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Bagsunath Lord Shiva temple near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Hanging Indian dolls with traditionall red dress
Hanging Indian dolls with traditional red dress
Hanging Indian dolls with traditionall red dress
Young man playing flute sitting on rock with running water Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Peace Pacifism symbol with Hebrew script post hippies tourist cafeteria Himalayas visited by Israeli former soldier tourist
Demon mural painting in post hippies tourist cafee Himalaya India
Sadhu faces painted on stones in post hippies tourist cafe Himalaya India
Metal Trishul or Trident simbol of Hindu god Lord Shiva in post hippies tourist cafe Himalaya India
Metal Trishul or Trident simbol of Hindu god Lord Shiva in post hippies tourist cafe Himalaya India
Holy OM sylable in Indian script painting on rock in post hippies tourist cafe Himalaya India
Theravada yellow robe Thai monka walking in mountains
Tourist resting in waterfall near Bagsunath Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Himalayan goat resting on the rock shelf Himachal Pradesh India
Himalayan goat resting on the rock shelf Himachal Pradesh India
agave after bloom in Himachal Pradesh India
Indian truck full of people Himachal Pradesh India
Indian woman with hand destroyed by leprosis
Indian seller of Rajasthani paintings art in his shop Rajasthan India
Indian seller of Rajasthani paintings art in his shop Rajasthan India
Water coming down from carved pipe into pool with Indian Hindi script in background

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Anglican church of St. John in the Wilderness in Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India – photo gallery

Anglican church of St. John in the Wilderness is located of outskirts of McLeod Gunj – Tibetan part of Dharamsala. Before Tibetan refugees settled here — McLeod Gunj was summer vacation resort for British Raj officials. Next to this church is picturesque cemetery with stone Celtic crosses and typical British tombs. One grave is dedicated to James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin – Lord Elgin Governor-General & Viceroy of India. He died in Himachal Pradesh of a heart attack while crossing a swinging rope and wood bridge.

 

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St John s in the Wilderness Anglican Church Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
St John s in the Wilderness anglican Church Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Viceroy of British India and Governor General of Canada grave St John s in the Wilderness anglican Church Dharamsala India
Viceroy of British India and Governor General of Canada grave St John s in the Wilderness anglican Church Dharamsala India
Entrance gate to St John s in the Wilderness anglican Church Dharamsala India
Celtic cross stone grave with MY WILL BE DONE sign St John s in the Wilderness anglican Church Dharamsala India
Celtic cross stone grave St John s in the Wilderness anglican Church Dharamsala India
Celtic cross stone grave with MY WILL BE DONE sign St John s in the Wilderness anglican Church Dharamsala India
Stone grave with IN MEMORY OF gothic sign St John s in the Wilderness anglican Church Dharamsala India
Cross stone grave with panorama of Dharamsala in background St John s in the Wilderness anglican Church Dharamsala India
Stone graves with panorama of Dharamsala in background St John s in the Wilderness anglican Church Dharamsala India
Celtic cross metal grave St John s in the Wilderness anglican Church Dharamsala India
Celtic cross stone grave St John s in the Wilderness anglican Church Dharamsala India

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Nyingtob Ling: Tibetan Handicapped Children’s Craft Home in Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India – photo gallery

Nyingtob Ling: Tibetan Handicapped Children’s Craft Home is located near Norbulingka Institute near Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India. The aim of this place is to provide vocational training and special education for Tibetan handicapped children. More information about this place you can find on their website: http://nyingtobling.wordpress.com/

 

Here are  pictures I took in 2002:

 

Tibetan handicapped children house near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Tibetan handicapped children house near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Tibetan handicapped children house near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Tibetan handicapped children house near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Tibetan handicapped children house near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Tibetan handicapped children house near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Tibetan handicapped children house near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Tibetan handicapped children house near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India

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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
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 Men Tsee Khang Tibetan medicine institute in 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 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
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

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Indian town of lower Dharamsala and surrounding villages, Himachal Pradesh, India – photo gallery

Upper part of Dharamsala called McLeod Gunj is famous due to its Tibetan in exile community. Lower part of this hilly town is mostly settled by Indians. Here is my photo gallery of Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India:

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Chicken shop and Hair dresser in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Mini bus taxi in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Hindu gods posters with Christian Holy Family
Hindu gods posters with Christian Holy Family
Indian print house Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Shiva Fast Food Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Hardware street shop Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Gas shop in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Trident on the top of Shiva Teple during sunset in Himalaya
Front of fancy Indian truck TATA
A Road sign near Dharamsala Himahal Pradesh India
Chicken Palace street chicken seller in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Sign of Globalisation small Indian Shop with Pepsi Cola and Kodak signs in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Indian fruit and vegetable shop at night Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Sign of Globalisation all Indian Samsung Shop with holy cow behind in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
A small Indian girl plays with red flare during Divali Hindu festival of lights, Dharamsala, India
Sadhu Holy Indian man with white beard and orange robe
Car and wlaking holy cow with open shops in background India
Parveen beauty parlour sign with mess in background Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Entrance to telephone and internet cafe in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Entrance to telephone and internet cafe in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
White Hindu temple near Dal lake in upper Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Mural paintings in white Hindu temple near Dal lake in upper Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Lord Shiva Ganesha and Parvati in white Hindu temple near Dal lake in upper Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Close up of white Lord Shiva bull Nandi Dharamsala India
TV antenna mounted on the tree India
Thistle plant growing in Ladakh
Double language road sign both Hindi and English Blind Curve Ahead India
Hannuman Monkey God temple in Himachal Pradesh India
Crow stealing food from dog bowl Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Pair of long haired goats eating shrubs Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Portrait of small Indian village girl looking at camera near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Group of Indian village children looking at camera near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Portrait of small Indian village girl looking at camera near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Group of Indian village children looking at camera near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Group of Indian village children looking at camera near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Indian village boy looking at camera near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Portrait of Indian holy cow India

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Tibetan Delek Hospital, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India – photo gallery

Located in Dharamsala in Indian state of Himachal Pradesh – Tibetan Delek Hospital was built in 1971 to support local Tibetan and Indian community. Every year many Tibetan refugees come to exile to Dharamsala. Number of them with serious medical condition including Tuberculosis. There is also Maternity Ward supporting local community. Hospital is highly dependent of volunteer work and donations. If you want more information about this place and to find a way to support it please visit Friends of Delek Hospital website:

http://www.delekhospital.org/

Here is my picture gallery from this place (pics taken in 2002):

Educational Tibetan poster informing how to avoid TCB tuberculosis
Doctor inside consultation room in Tibetan Delek hospital in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Tibetan Delek hospital in Dharamsala
Tibetan Delek hospital in Dharamsala
Tibetan Delek hospital in Dharamsala
Tibetan Delek hospital in Dharamsala
Tibetan Delek hospital in Dharamsala
Tibetan Delek hospital in Dharamsala
Tibetan Delek hospital in Dharamsala
Tibetan Delek hospital in Dharamsala
Tibetan Delek hospital in Dharamsala
Tibetan Delek hospital in Dharamsala
Tibetan Delek Hospital in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India

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Dhirdam Temple – Shiva Hindu temple in Darjeeling, West Bengal, India – photo gallery

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Dhirdam Temple was build in style similar to famous Pashupatinath temple from Kathmandu, Nepal. Here are my pictures from Darjeeling

 

Meditating Shiva on lotos flower with swans Dhirdham Temple Pashupatinath Shiva Darjeeling West Bengal India
Entrance and guardians to Dhirdham Temple Pashupatinath Shiva Darjeeling West Bengal India
Guardian with trident Dhirdham Temple Pashupatinath Shiva Darjeeling West Bengal India
Big bell in Dhirdham Temple Pashupatinath Shiva Darjeeling West Bengal India
White Nandi bull friend of Shiva Dhirdham Temple Pashupatinath Shiva Darjeeling West Bengal India
Two tiger like guardians at Shiva Dhirdham Temple - Pashupatinath , Darjeeling West Bengal, India
Lingam - Shiva Dhirdham Temple - Pashupatinath , Darjeeling West Bengal, India
Meditating Shiva statue with cobra Shiva Dhirdham Temple Pashupatinath Darjeeling West Bengal India
Dancing Shiva with dreadlocks and trident statue Shiva Dhirdham Temple Pashupatinath Darjeeling West Bengal India
Meditating Shiva with cobra Dhirdham Temple Pashupatinath Darjeeling West Bengal India
Shiva Dhirdham Temple Pashupatinath Darjeeling West Bengal India
Durga Puja Hindu festival in Darjeeling, West Bengal, India
Durga Puja Hindu festival in Darjeeling West Bengal India

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Scenic Kangchenjunga mountain seen from Darjeeling, West Bengal, India – photo gallery

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The third highest mountain in the world: Kanchenjunga or Kangchenjunga is situated on the India – Nepal border. More info about this majestic mountain and its massif you can find in Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kangchenjunga

Here are my picture taken from Darjeeling and Tiger Hill near Darjeeling:

 

Mt Kangchenjunga during sunrise seen from Chowrasta Darjeeling West Bengal India
Scenic buddhist prayer flags during sunrise over Himalayan mountains India
Scenic back lightened Tibetan Buddhist prayer flags during sunrise India
Scenic view of sunrise in Himalaya as seen from Tiger Hill Darjeeling West Bengal India
Scenic view of sunrise in Himalaya as seen from Tiger Hill Darjeeling West Bengal India
Scenic view Kangchenjunga during sunrise as seen from Tiger Hill, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India
Crowded of group Indian tourist looking at sunrise with Kangchenjunga in background Tiger Hill Darjeeling West Bengal Indi
Scenic view Kangchenjunga during sunrise as seen from Tiger Hill Darjeeling West Bengal India
Scenic view Kangchenjunga during sunrise as seen from Tiger Hill Darjeeling West Bengal India
Scenic view Kangchenjunga during sunrise as seen from Tiger Hill Darjeeling West Bengal India
Scenic view Kangchenjunga during sunrise as seen from Tiger Hill Darjeeling West Bengal India
Scenic view Kangchenjunga as seen from Darjeeling West Bengal India
Scenic view Kangchenjunga as seen from Darjeeling West Bengal India
Scenic view Kangchenjunga as seen from Darjeeling West Bengal India
Alpine palnts with out focus view of Mt Kangchenjunga as seen from Darjeeling West Bengal India
Scenic view Kangchenjunga as seen from Darjeeling West Bengal India
Monument of Gurkha Soldier with Kangchenjunga mountain in Background Batista Loop Ghoom Darjeeling West Bengal India
Monument of Gurkha Soldier with Kangchenjunga mountain in Background Batista Loop Ghoom Darjeeling West Bengal India
Scenic view of Kangchenjunga as seen from Darjeeling West Bengal India
Scenic view of Kangchenjunga and Darjeeling West Bengal India
Scenic view of Kangchenjunga with Merry Resorts Darjeeling West Bengal India
Scenic view of Kangchenjunga and Darjeeling West Bengal India
Scenic view of Kangchenjunga and Darjeeling tea estates West Bengal India

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Himalayan Mountaineering Institute in Darjeeling, West Bengal, India – photo gallery

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You can find more info at Himalayan Mountaineering Institute website: http://www.himalayanmountaineeringinstitute.com/
Bas relief showing Alpinist on the rock shelf Darjeeling Himalayan Mountaineering Institute West Bengal India
Logo of Darjeeling Himalayan Mountaineering Institute West Bengal India
Bas relief showing Alpinist ascending rock by rope Darjeeling Himalayan Mountaineering Institute West Bengal India
Bas relief showing Alpinist descending from rock by rope Darjeeling Himalayan Mountaineering Institute West Bengal India
Bas relief showing Two Alpinist trekking with rope Darjeeling Himalayan Mountaineering Institute West Bengal India
Bas relief showing Alpinist passing slit by ladder Darjeeling Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, West Bengal, India
Tarbuck knot on display in Darjeeling Institute of Mountaineering West Bengal India
Fisherman s knot on display in Darjeeling Institute of Mountaineering West Bengal India
Single Bowline knot on display in Darjeeling Institute of Mountaineering, West Bengal, India
Logo of Club Alpin Francais in Darjeeling Himalayan Mountaineering Institute West Bengal India
Logo of Sherpa Climbers Association in Darjeeling Himalayan Mountaineering Institute West Bengal India
Mask of Himalayan Buddhist Guardian deity in Darjeeling Himalayan Mountaineering Institute West Bengal India
Logo of Darjeeling Himalayan Mountaineering Institute West Bengal India
Logo of Swiss Alpine Club Alpin Suisse Club 1863 West Bengal India
Statue of Sherpa Tenzing Norgay first conquerer of Mt Everest on his cremation place Darjeeling West Bengal India
Statue of Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, first conquerer of Mt Everest on his cremation place Darjeeling, West Bengal, India

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Darjeeling hill station, West Bengal, India – photo gallery

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Oxford Book and Stationery shop on Chowrasta square in Darjeeling West Bengal India
Statue of Lion in Darjeeling Hindu temple West Bengal India
Ganesh or Ganesha elephant like Hindu god of prosperity in Darjeeling West Bengla India
Hindu god Shiva face close up mural in Darjeeling West Bengal India
Memory bench with inscriptions with names Darjeeling West Bengal India
Entrance to Darjeeling uphill Hindu Temple West Bengal India
Durga Kali emanation Hindu goddes statue in Darjeeling West Bengal India
A man feeding flock of monkeys with bananas Darjeeling West Bengal India
Christian marble statue of Holy Virgin with child Jesus Christ in Darjeeling West Bengal India
Welcome to Darjeeling The Heritage Post Office sign West Bengal India
Two red and green Indian Post letter boxes in Darjeeling West Bengal India
English style Joey s Pub in Darjeeling West Bengal India
Clouds and green forest among Darjeeling West Bengal India
Pots with plant flowers and white blue windows of apartment house in Darjeeling West Bengal India
Old British era tower clock on Town Community Hall in Darjeeling West Bengal India
Metal bas relief showing Ashoka column with four lions symbol of India
Tower with clock of  St. Andrew s  anglican church build 1843, The Mall street, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India
Sign of St Andrew s anglican church built 1843 The Mall street Darjeeling West Bengal India
Buddist prayer flag with cloudy background Darjeeling West Bengal India
The Matterhorn white gothic script sign on brown wooden background Darjeeling West Bengal India
Group of young medical nurses walking on the Darjeeling street West Bengal India
Indian woman passing green Oxford Book Stationery shop on Chowrasta market square Darjeeling West Bengal India
Arrow sign of Carpets Shawls and Sweaters shops in Darjeeling West Bengal India
Christ s cross shaped fence of Christian School in Darjeeling West Bengal India
Beautiful Grace hotel with cafe phone and internet access in Darjeeling West Bengal India
A white dog looking down from bakony in Darjeeling West Bengal India
Window with blue background of heritage British era house in Darjeeling West Bengal India
The Gift House and Players Sports British era looking shops in Darjeeling West Bengal India
Statue of Bhanu Bhakta Acharya Nepali National Poet in Chowrasta Square Darjeeling West Bengal India
A Nepali man standing near red and green letter boxes in Chowrasta Market Square Darjeeling West Bengal India
British era building facade with big windows in Darjeeling West Bengal India
Stylised Indian English logo of Goodricke Tea People shop in Darjeeling, West Bengal, India
Old British era tower clock on Town Community Hall in Darjeeling West Bengal India
Entrance to luxury Shangri La Regency hotel in Darjeeling West Bengal India
BE AWARE OF DOG sign in both Nepali and English languages
Facade of British era early 19th century house in Darjeeling West Bengal India
Facade of British era Saint Joseph Christian School College with blue sky in Darjeeling West Bengal India
Facade of British era Saint Joseph Christian School College with blue sky in Darjeeling West Bengal India
Entrance of British era Saint Joseph Christian School College with blue sky in Darjeeling West Bengal India
Facade of British era Saint Joseph Christian School College with blue sky in Darjeeling West Bengal India
White closed door and window with bright blue background, Darjeeling. West Bengal, India
Entrance to Old British era Darjeeling Heritage Post Office, West Bengal, India
Open air restaurant with umbrellas and Sprite and Coca Cola logo in Darjeeling West Bengal India
Christian statue of Holy Virgin on Darjeeling anglican church West Bengal India
Decorative grass growing in old park with blue sky background
Darjeeling hill station buildings with blue sky West Bengal India
Darjeeling hill station buildings with blue sky West Bengal India
Beautiful window in wooden building with lot of pot with flower plants Darjeeling West Bengal India
Blue renowated British era lodge building Darjeeling , West Bengal, India
British era apartment  building with green trees and blue sky Darjeeling , West Bengal, India
Curious Buddhist version of Leonardo Da Vinci Last Supper painting with shaved buddhist monks in red robes Darjeeling India
Local Hindu deity bass relief in The Mall street Darjeeling West Bengal India
Realistic sign of strong man holding hydroelectric power plant advertisement India
Indian cross words billboard advertisement
Tibetan Lhasa Apso dog standing on balcony and looking at camera Darjeeling West Bengal India
Indian political poster in Darjeeling West Bengal India
Traditional British Era building in Darjeeling West Bengal India

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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/

 

Metal carved door knob of Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India 03
Snow lion pillar decoration at Tibetan Works and Archives, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India
Tibetan manuscripts on shelves of Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India 04
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 06
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

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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 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
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
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
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
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
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

 

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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
Traditional Tibetan dolls in Norbulingka museum Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Map of former Tibet Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Traditional Tibetan dolls in Norbulingka museum Dharamsala 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 Norbulingka Institute Dharamsala India
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
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
Tibetan naive paintings showing traditional nomads tent with yak and sheep Tibet
Himachal Pradesh rocky mountains as seen from Dharamsala in Kangra valley India
Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Modern Tibetan paintings with scull pig hen snake and mani stone
Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
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 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
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
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

Norbulingka Institute monastery:

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
Roof dragon with bell 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
Entrance to prayer hall Norbulingka Institute 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
Details form 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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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 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 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 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

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High Altitude Sand Dunes between Hunder and Diskit, Nubra Valley, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India – photo gallery

High altitude sand dunes, two-humped Bactrian camels and Diskit village & Buddhist monastery- tourist destination of Nubra Valley:

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High altitue plant from Ladakh Himalaya India
High altitude desert sand dunes in Nubra Valley between Diskit and Hunder villages Ladakh India
High altitude desert sand dunes in Nubra Valley between Diskit and Hunder villages Ladakh India high altitude rare Abroad abst
High altitude desert sand dunes in Nubra Valley between Diskit and Hunder villages Ladakh India
High altitude desert sand dunes in Nubra Valley between Diskit and Hunder villages Ladakh India
High altitude desert sand dunes in Nubra Valley between Diskit and Hunder villages Ladakh India
High altitude desert sand dunes in Nubra Valley between Diskit and Hunder villages Ladakh India
Bactrian camels in high altitude desert sand dunes in Nubra Valley between Diskit and Hunder villages Ladakh India
Bactrian camels in high altitude desert sand dunes in Nubra Valley between Diskit and Hunder villages Ladakh India
Cows walking in high altitude desert sand dunes in Nubra Valley between Diskit and Hunder villages Ladakh India
Cows walking in high altitude desert sand dunes in Nubra Valley between Diskit and Hunder villages Ladakh India
Erosion on brown rocky mountain slope as seen in Nubra valley Ladakh India
Footprints on sand in high altitude desert sand dunes in Nubra Valley between Diskit and Hunder villages Ladakh India high alt
Erosion on brown rocky mountain slope as seen in Nubra valley Ladakh India
Erosion on brown rocky mountain slope as seen in Nubra valley Ladakh India
Erosion on brown rocky mountain slope as seen in Nubra valley Ladakh India
Erosion on brown rocky mountain slope as seen in Nubra valley Ladakh India
High altitude desert sand dunes in Nubra Valley between Diskit and Hunder villages Ladakh India
High altitude desert sand dunes in Nubra Valley between Diskit and Hunder villages Ladakh India
High altitude desert sand dunes in Nubra Valley between Diskit and Hunder villages Ladakh India
Light green palnt growing on sand desert dune in Nubra valley Ladakh India
High altitude desert sand dunes in Nubra Valley between Diskit and Hunder villages Ladakh India
High altitude desert sand dunes in Nubra Valley between Diskit and Hunder villages Ladakh India
High altitude sand dune desert in Nubra valley Ladakh Kashmir India
High altitude sand dune desert in Nubra valley Ladakh Kashmir India

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Khardung La, the highest motorable pass in Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India – photo gallery

Khardung La is one of the highest motorable passes in the world joining Indus Valley (Leh) and Nubra Valley and Shoyok Valley. Built in 1976 by Indian Army and Border Road Organization. Local signs states that this is the highest motorable pass in the World but there are some higher ones located in Tibet.

 

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Landscape of Nubra Valley Ladakh India
Curve bend road sign in Himalayas
Stone with Tibetan script in Himalayas
Litter free zone both English and Tibetan script Ladakh India
Stream with fresh glacier water with mountains in Nubra Valley Ladakh India
Boy washing himself in stream with fresh glacier water with mountains in Nubra Valley Ladakh India
Ladakhi boys washing themselves in stream with fresh glacier water with mountains in Nubra Valley Ladakh India
Police and miltary check post sign in Nort Pullu with truck in the background Ladakh India
Old petrol barrel with GO sign
View from above on legs with military style trousers
Wrackage of car accident in Himalayas LAdakh India
Sign on Khardung La Highest motorable road in the World Ladakh and Nubra pass Kashmir India
Sign on Khardung La Highest motorable road in the World in memory of engineers who lost li Ladakh and Nubra pass India
Sign on Khardung La highest motorable road in the World in Madras Sappers Indian Army Ladakh and Nubra pass India
Scene from Khardung La Highest motorable road in the Ladakh and Nubra pass India
Scene from Khardung La Highest motorable road in the World Ladakh and Nubra pass India
Sign from Khardung La Highest motorable road in the World Ladakh and Nubra pass India
View from Khardung La Highest motorable road in the World on Ladakh valley with Zanskar snow Range India
Ladakh valley with Zanskar snow Range and greenery next to Indus river India
Ladakh valley with greenery next to Leh town India
Ladakh valley with greenery next to Leh town India

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Muslim district of Leh, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India – photo gallery

Ladakh and its capital Leh is dominated by Buddhists that consist about 70% of population. There is small Muslim community living near Leh city center. You can find there food stands, shops near area of two mosques (masjids). Here are my pictures from this place:

 

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Muslim star and moon on flag top of Jama Masjid mosque with snow capped mountains in background Leh Ladakh India
Muslim star and moon on flag top of Jama Masjid mosque with snow capped mountains in background Leh Ladakh India
Muslim star and moon on flag top of Jama Masjid mosque with snow capped mountains in background Leh Ladakh India
Small muslim girl from Leh showing her school textbook in Urdu language Ladakh Kashmir India
Turko Iranian architecture Jama Masjid sunni mosque with buddhist palace in background Leh Ladakh India
Smiling and looking in camera Ladakhi muslim girls from Leh Ladakh India
Smiling and looking in camera Ladakhi muslim girls from Leh Ladakh India
New build mosque in Leh with white and green minars Ladakh India
Minars on newly build mosque in Leh Ladakh India with snow capped mountains in background
Minars on newly build mosque in Leh Ladakh India with snow capped mountains in background
Muslim baker with traditional oven in old part of Leh Ladakh India
Construction works on the new mosque in Leh Ladakh India
Minar of Himalayan mosque in Leh Ladakh India
Construction works of new mosque in Leh Ladakh India
Muslim baker street in old part of Leh near mosque Ladakh India
Portrait of small Ladakhi boy at motorbike Leh Ladakh India
Protrait of small Ladakhi boy at motorbike Leh Ladakh India

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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
Smiling traditional dress Ladakhi man
Traditional dress Ladakh people 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
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 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
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 with masks 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
Traditional dress smiling 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
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 Ladakhi women with flowers and drum 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
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
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 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 mask and arrow 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 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
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
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 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 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
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
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
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 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
Traditional Ladakhi buddhist guardian mask during 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
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
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
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
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
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 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

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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

 

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Scenic view of red Ladakh mountains with buddha image 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
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
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 rocky streets passages in old city of 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
Panorama of Leh old town with Zanskar range mountains in background Ladakh India
Rooftops of traditional old town Leh buildings 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 architecture buddhist stupa and giant Buddha rock altair Leh Ladakh India
Ladakh polo match in Leh India
Ladakh polo match Leh India
Ladakh polo match Leh 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

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Tabernaemontana Divaricata

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Strobilantes Dyerianus

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Indus river white rafting, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India – photo gallery

Here is a picture gallery of very popular sport among tourists visiting Ladakh – white rafting on Indus river with starting point at outskirts of Leh and finish near Basgo vilage. It is near junction of Zanskar and Indus river.

 

Click here to see more photos of white rafting in Ladakh and to buy my photography prints

 

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White rafting in Indus and Zanskar River Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
White rafting in Indus and Zanskar River Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
White rafting instructor close up in Indus and Zanskar River Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
White rafting in Indus and Zanskar River Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Yellow canyon gorge of Indus river near Leh Ladakh Kashmir India
Zanskar river white up joining Indus river bottom yellow canion gorge of Indus river near Leh Ladakh Kashmir India
White rafting in Indus and Zanskar River Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
High altitude plants growing on the bank of Indus river near Zanskar River Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Scree slopes on the bank of Indus River in Ladakh India
High altitude plants growing on the bank of Indus river near Zanskar River Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
High altitude plants growing on the bank of Indus river near Zanskar River Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Sandy bank of Indus river in Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
High altitude plants growing on the bank of Indus river near Zanskar River Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
White rafting in Indus and Zanskar River Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
White rafting in Indus and Zanskar River Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
White rafting in Indus and Zanskar River Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
White rafting in Indus and Zanskar River Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
White rafting in Indus and Zanskar River Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
White rafting in Indus and Zanskar River Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
White rafting in Indus and Zanskar River Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
White rafting in Indus and Zanskar River Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
Two old stupa on the bank of Indus river with rock mountains in background near Phyang village in Ladakh Kashmir India
Poplar trees on bank of Indus river in Phyang village with snow capped rock mountains in background near Leh Ladakh India
White rafting in Indus and Zanskar River Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India
White rafting in Indus and Zanskar River Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India

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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
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
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
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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
Onion plant with green background 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
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
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
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
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 with drying apricots and blue sky 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 radio tower with satelite dishes in Himalaya
Suspicious barrel with Drink water double language English and Hindi sign
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

 

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

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

 

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Sanjak or Sunjak is a village in Dah-Hanu area of Ladakh inhabited by Muslim Dard / Brokpa people.

Here is a link to another gallery featuring neighbor Buddhist village of Dah:

 

A view from above on bridge over Hindus river Ladakh India
Sunflowers with flying bee in Dha Hanu village with blue sky Indus valley Ladakh Kashmir India
Sunflowers in Dha Hanu village with blue sky Indus valley Ladakh Kashmir India
Minar of colorful mosque in Sunjak village place of Muslim Dard or Brokpa tribe Indus Valley Ladakh Kashmir India
Minar of colorful mosque in Sunjak village of Muslim Dard or Brokpa tribe with rocky mountains blue sky Ladakh Kashmir India
Close up of window dividing men and woman in mosque in Sunjak village of Muslim Dard or Brokpa tribe Ladakh Kashmir India
Interior of colorful mosque in Sunjak village of Muslim Dard or Brokpa tribe Ladakh Kashmir India
Interior of colorful mosque in Sunjak village of Muslim Dard or Brokpa tribe Ladakh Kashmir India
A group of Muslim Dard or Brokpa woman outside mosque looking at camera in Sunjak village Ladakh Kashmir India
A Two young Muslim Dard or Brokpa girl in color clothes looking at camera in Sunjak village Ladakh Kashmir India
A group of young Muslim Dard or Brokpa girl in color clothes looking at camera in Sunjak village Ladakh Kashmir India
A group of young Muslim Dard or Brokpa girl in color clothes looking at camera and smilin Sunjak village Ladakh Kashmir India
A traditional Ladakhi farmer basket for collecting apricots or grass Ladakh India

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Sauromatum guttatum var punctatum

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palczycha, Sauromatum guttatum var punctatum, Green, leaves, Voodoo Lily, Araceae, India, Asia
(C) Maciej Wojtkowiak
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Ricinus communis

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racznik pospolity, Ricinus communis, Medicinal plant, Castor Bean, Mamona Ricino, Mamoeiro, Ricinus communis, Africa, India, Europe, Leaves, red, fruits, castor oil plant, Euphorbiaceae, Castorbean
(C) Maciej Wojtkowiak
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Polygonum tinctorium

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rdest barwierski, Polygonum tinctorium, DYER’S KNOTWEED, Polygonaceae, India, China, Asia
(C) Maciej Wojtkowiak
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Nelumbo nucifera, Nelumbium speciosum

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lotos orzechodajny, nurzyklab orzechodajny, Nelumbo nucifera, Nelumbium speciosum, Pink, yellow, flower, Indian lotus, sacred lotus, bean, India, Nympha
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Minuartia Kashmirica

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mokrzyca kaszmirska, Minuartia Kashmirica, Caryophyllaceae, Kashmir, India, Pakistan, Asia
(C) Maciej Wojtkowiak
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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.

Click here to see more photos from Lamayuru in Ladakh and to buy my photography prints

 

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Traditional Ladakhi house
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
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
Three buddhist monk posing 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 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
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 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
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
Strange rock formations of empty sediment lake at 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
Strange rock formations at 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
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
Green terrace barley fields in Lamayuru 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
Strange colourful rock formation of sediment empty lake 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
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
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
Strange colorful rock formation of sediment empty lake 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
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
Green terrace barley fields with poplar 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
Black silhuete mountains 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
Yellow rock formations of empty sediment lake in 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
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
Indian army man in sport dress Kashmir India
Ladakhi children looking at camera 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
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
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 and village at sunrise with blue sky 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
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
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
Traditional Ladkhaki clay bricks 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
Yellow rock formations of empty sediment lake Lamayuru Ladakh Kashmir India
Yellow rock formations of empty sediment lake Lamayuru Ladakh Kashmir India

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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:

Click here to see more photos of Hemis Monastery and to buy my photography prints

 

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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
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
Angry buddhist guardian statue 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 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
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
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
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
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
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 bodhisattva statue with white katak silk scarf 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
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
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
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
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

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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
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
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
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
Old palace 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
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
Traditional Ladakhi house with apricot tree full of fruits Alchi village Ladakh India
Young red cattle walking on green pasture Ladakh
Traditional Ladakhi corral with donkey Alchi 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
Old palace in Alchi heritage 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
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
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
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

 

Click here to see more photos of Alchi in Ladakh and to buy my photography prints

 

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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
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
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
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 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
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
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

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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
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
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
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
Traditional Ladakhi incence burning in special metal container Basgo village near Leh 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
Ladakhi farmer with hat resting Basgo village Ladakh India
Drying poplar poles with deep blue sky in background Ladakh India
Yellow barley growing in Ladakh India
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
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
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 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
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 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
Ladakhi farmer 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 wardrobe in interior of home Ladakh India
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
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
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 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 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
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
Close up traditional hat from Ladakh Perak made by turquoise
Smiling mid age traditional dress and hat and turquoise jewellery Ladakhi woman 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 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 girl looking at camera 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 dancing Basgo village Ladakh India
Traditional dress Ladakhi woman Basgo village Ladakh India
Rear close up of traditional Ladakhi woman turquoise hat Perak
Nice gray 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 looking into camera from window
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
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
Two Nepali season workers caryying dried grass in Ladakh India
Nepali season worker carying dried grass in Ladakh 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

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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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
Redish rock formation 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
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
Penis like rock formation 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
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
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
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

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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
Buddhist guardian abowe 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
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
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
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
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
Kalachakra mantra symbol 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 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
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

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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
Boddhisattva Avalokiteshvara statue at buddhist Vien Giac Institute Bodhgaya Bihar India
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
Mini wooden rooftops buddhist temple with dragons on top
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
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
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
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
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 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

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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
White stupa in Mahabodhi Mahavihara buddhist temple complex 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
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 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
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
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 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
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
Japanese female pilgrim reading holy scriptures under 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
Two cambodian theravada monks talking at 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
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
Buddhist monks resting 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
Theravada monk meditating under stupa 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 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
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
Stone buddha statue on the wall of Mahabodhi Mahavihara central Buddhist temple Bodhgaya Bihar India

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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
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
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
Pilgrims at giant limestone statue of Buddha in Bodhgaya Bihar India

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Thai Temple in Bodhgaya, Bihar, India – photo gallery

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Thai Wat Temle in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Entrance to Thai Wat Temple in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Smiling golden buddhist man face close up in Thai Wat temple in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Angry fish mural paintings in Thai Wat temple in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Fairy tale dolphin mural paintings in Thai Wat temple in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Angry fish preying for small fishes mural paintings in Thai Wat temple in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Golden Buddhist man with lion mural paintings in Thai Wat temple in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Altair and golden Buddha statue in Thai Wat temple in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Golden Buddha statue in Thai Wat temple in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Golden Buddha statue in Thai Wat temple in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Smiling Buddhist golden man mural paintings in Thai Wat temple in Bodhgaya Bihar India Thailand
golden dragon mural paintings in Thai Wat temple in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Golden Buddha statue in Thai Wat temple in Bodhgaya Bihar India
Temple guardian in Thai Wat temple in Bodhgaya Bihar India Thailand
Temple guardian in Thai Wat temple in Bodhgaya Bihar India Thailand
Red tiled rooftops with golden elements in in Thai Wat temple in Bodhgaya Bihar India Thailand

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Duchesnea indica

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poziomkowka indyjska, Duchesnea indica, India, Asia
(C) Maciej Wojtkowiak
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Dracaena Reflexa Song

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dracena odwrocona, Dracaena Reflexa Song, Pleomele, Mayl, Asian draceana, Agavaceae, India, Asia
(C) Maciej Wojtkowiak
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Buddhist Royal Bhutan Monastery in Bodhgaya, Bihar, India – photo gallery

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One of the most amazing monasteries I ever seen. Masterwork of Bhutanese artists under guidance of King of Bhutan.

 

Golden statue of bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara or Chenresig in Royal Bhutanese Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India Bhutan
Statue of Guru Rinpoche Padmasambhava Royal Bhutanese Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India chamba bhutan
Life of Buddha two rabits wall bas relief in Royal Bhutanese Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India chamba
Bodhisattva on throne bas relief in Royal Bhutanese Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India chamba
Big statue of golden Buddha or Guru Rinpoche in Royal Bhutanese Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India
Golden statue of bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara or Chenresig in Royal Bhutanese Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India Bhutan
Buddha meditating in Bodh Gaya under Bodhi tree to achieve enlightment with demons send by Mara to confuse bas relief in Royal
Female naked demons send by Mara to confuse Buddha meditating under Bodhi Treee in Bodhgaya bas relief in Royal
Buddha teaching gods after ascenting to heaven Trayatrimsa of 33 gods He is sitting on the Indra throne Bas relief in Royal
Roof mandala in Royal Bhutanese Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India Bhutan
Golden Buddha Statue in Royal Bhutanese Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India Bhutan
Statue of Virudhaka blue green guardian of the south Royal Bhutanese Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India Bhutan
Virupaksha Guardian of West statue in Royal Bhutanese Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India Bhutan
Virupaksha Guardian of West statue in Royal Bhutanese Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India Bhutan
Close up of hand of Virupaksha holding snake Royal Bhutanese Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India Bhutan
Statue of Vaisravan Guardian of North in Royal Bhutanese Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India Bhutan
Wheel of Dharma with two deers at Royal Bhutanese Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India
Outside decoration of Royal Bhutanese Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India chamba bhutan
Snow lions as outside decorations of Royal Bhutanese Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India
Wheel of Dharma and Symbol of Bhutan Dragons decorations of Royal Bhutanese Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India
Golden buddha statue in Royal Bhutanese Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India
Roof Mandala decoration of Royal Bhutanese Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India
Life of Buddha death or Parinirvana of Buddha bas relief in Royal Bhutanese Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India
Life of Buddha death or Parinirvana of Buddha bas relief in Royal Bhutanese Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India
Life of Buddha birth of Buddha by mother Mahadevi bas relief in Royal Bhutanese Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India
Life of Buddha birth of Buddha by mother Mayadevi bas relief in Royal Bhutanese Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India
Life of Buddha birth of Buddha by mother Mayadevi bas relief in Royal Bhutanese Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India Bhutan
Symbol of Bhutan Dragon decorations of Royal Bhutanese Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India
Monk moaning death Life of Buddha death or Parinirvana of Buddha bas relief in Royal Bhutanese Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar Ind
Life of Buddha birth of Buddha by mother Mahadevi bas relief in Royal Bhutanese Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India
Life of Buddha bas relief in Royal Bhutanese Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India
Buddhist monks praying to the Lord Buddha bas relief in Royal Bhutanese Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India
Wheel of Dharma and two deers symbol of first Buddha Lord Buddha bas relief in Royal Bhutanese Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India
Life of Buddha first Buddha sermon in Deer Park Sarnath bas relief in Royal Bhutanese Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India
Mandala roof decoration in in Royal Bhutanese Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India
Buddha and four guardian kings of cardinal directions bas relief in Royal Bhutanese Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India
Buddha meditating in Bodh Gaya under Bodhi tree to achieve enlightment with demons send by Mara to confuse bas relief in Royal
Bas relief of two old naked male and female person bas relief in Royal Bhutanese Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India
Blue bodhisttva in water pond bas relief in Royal Bhutanese Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India
Plough peasant and two oxes bas relief in Royal Bhutanese Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India
Life of Buddha Sujata girl offerng rice to skeleton fasting Buddha bas relief in Royal Bhutanese Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India
Golden statue of bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara or Chenresig in Royal Bhutanese Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India
Roof decoration mandala in Golden statue of bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara or Chenresig in Royal Bhutanese Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar
Buddhist heaven bas relief in Royal Bhutanese Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India
Mayadevi Buddha mother giving birth under tree in Lumbini Nepal bas relief in Royal Bhutanese Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India
Mayadevi Buddha mother bas relief in Royal Bhutanese Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India
Deer Park or Sarnath bas relief in Royal Bhutanese Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India
Bas relief in Royal Bhutanese Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India
Man horse and elephant bas relief in Royal Bhutanese Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India
Bodhisattve bas relief in Royal Bhutanese Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India
Shambala soldier with horse bas relief in Royal Bhutanese Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India
Girl playing string musical instrument bas relief in Royal Bhutanese Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India
Golden statue of Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava in Royal Bhutanese Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India
Man with horse wall bas relief in Royal Bhutanese Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India
Roof mandala in Royal Bhutanese Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India
Indian pilgrims visiting Royal Bhutanese Monastery Bodhgaya Bihar India

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Japanese Peace Pagoda in Darjeeling, West Bengal, India – photo gallery

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This Japanese Peace Pagoda was inaugurated in 1992. 28,5 meters high structure was build under the guidance of  Nichidatsu Fujii founder of the Nipponzan-My?h?ji Buddhist Order. It is provided for a focus for people of all races and creeds to help unite them in their search for world peace. Stone bass-reliefs and golden statues shows important events from Buddha Gautama life.

 

Golden Buddha statue of first teaching Hands forming dharmachakra mudra symbolizes setting into motion of the wheel of dharma
Buddha teaching gods after ascenting to heaven Trayatrimsa of 33 gods He is sitting on the Indra throne
Buddha teaching gods after ascenting to heaven Trayatrimsa of 33 gods He is sitting on the Indra throne
Buddha teaching gods after ascenting to heaven Trayatrimsa of 33 gods He is sitting on the Indra throne
Buddha teaching gods after ascending to heaven Trayatrimsa of 33 gods He is sitting on the Indra throne
Golden sculpture of Buddha Parinirvana passing away
Limestone bas relief with buddhist bodhisattvas on elephants Japanese Buddhist Peace Pagoda Darjeeling West Bengal India
Limestone bas relief of Buddhist deity Japanese Buddhist Peace Pagoda Darjeeling West Bengal India
Buddha as bodhisattva in Tushita heaven promising human birth and descended to earth to give teachings
Golden statue young child Buddha just after birth in Lumbini garden he holds white lotus that stands for the purity of intent
Limestone bas relief of Buddha mother Mayadevi prediction dream about white elephant enering her body Birth Of Buddha
Limestone bas relief of Buddha leaving his palace to be a witness of old age sickness and death
Limestone bas relief of Buddha leaving his palace to be a witness of old age sickness and death
Statue of golden Buddha meditating in Bodh Gaya under Bodhi tree to achieve enlightment
Bas relief of Buddha meditating in Bodh Gaya under Bodhi tree to achieve enlightment with demons send by Mara to confuse
Japanese Buddhist Peace Pagoda Darjeeling West Bengal India
Limestone bas relief of Buddha disciples
Limestone relief of tribute to Buddha
Golden Buddha statue of first teaching Hands forming dharmachakra mudra symbolizes setting into motion of the wheel of dharma
Golden sculpture of Buddha Prinirvana passing away
Japanese Buddhist Peace Pagoda Darjeeling West Bengal India
Golden Buddha statue of first teaching Hands forming dharmachakra mudra symbolizes setting into motion of the wheel of dharma
Japanese Buddhist Peace Pagoda Darjeeling West Bengal India
Limestone lion guardian Japanese Buddhist Peace Pagoda Darjeeling West Bengal India
Japanese Buddhist Peace Pagoda Darjeeling West Bengal India
Japanese Buddhist Peace Pagoda Darjeeling West Bengal India
Japanese Buddhist Peace Pagoda Darjeeling West Bengal India
No nuclear weapons in our beautiful World sign Japanese Buddhist Peace Pagoda Darjeeling West Bengal India
Japanese Buddhist Peace Pagoda, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India

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Druk Sangag Choling Monastery of Drukpa Kagyu Tradition, Seat of H.H. Gyalwang Drukchen Rinpoche, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India – photo gallery

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Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery headquarter of Drukpa Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism Darjeeling West Bengal India
Bucket with fire in Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery headquarter of Drukpa Kagyu school Darjeeling India
Tiger bas relief in Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery headquarter of Drukpa Kagyu school Darjeeling Ind
Angry Snow Lion bas relief in Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery headquarter of Drukpa Kagyu school Darjeeling Ind
Yellow and white Snow Lion relief in Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery headquarter of Drukpa Kagyu school Darjeeling Ind
Garuda bas relief in Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery headquarter of Drukpa Kagyu school Darjeeling Ind
Dragon bas relief in Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery headquarter of Drukpa Kagyu school Darjeeling Ind
White crane bas relief in Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery headquarter of Drukpa Kagyu school Darjeeling Ind
Guru Rinpoche bas relief in Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery headquarter of Drukpa Kagyu school Darjeeling Inia
Young buddhist monk looking at camera in Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery headquarter of Drukpa Kagyu Darjeeling India
Yellow Vaisravan Guardian King of North direction mural in Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery Drukpa Kagyu Darjeeling India
Red Virupaksha Guardian King of West direction mural in Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery Drukpa Kagyu Darjeeling India
Golden Tibetan script bass relief in Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery Drukpa Kagyu Darjeeling India
White Dhritarashtra Guardian King of East direction mural in Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery Drukpa Kagyu, Darjeeling
Young monk looking down in Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery Drukpa Kagyu Darjeeling India
Blue Virudhaka Guardian King of South direction mural in Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery Drukpa Kagyu Darjeeling India
Blue Virudhaka Guardian King of South direction mural in Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery Drukpa Kagyu Darjeeling India
Danda Mahakala guardian with stick mural in Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery Drukpa Kagyu, Darjeeling India
Close up of golden Tibetan shoe mural in Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery Drukpa Kagyu Darjeeling India
Yellow Vaisravan Guardian King of North direction mural in Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery Drukpa Kagyu Darjeeling India
Yellow Vaisravan Guardian King of North direction mural in Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery Drukpa Kagyu Darjeeling India
Yellow Vaisravan Guardian King of North direction mural in Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery Drukpa Kagyu Darjeeling India
Avalokiteshvara or Chenrezik bas relief in Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery Drukpa Kagyu Darjeeling India
Four friends mural painting in Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery Drukpa Kagyu Darjeeling India
Man standing behind Gampopa medical clinic in Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery Drukpa Kagyu Darjeeling India
Sarnath Wheel of Dharma and two deers in Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery Drukpa Kagyu Darjeeling India
Monk apartement building in Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery Drukpa Kagyu Darjeeling India
Blue Virudhaka Guardian King of South direction mural in Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery Drukpa Kagyu Darjeeling India
Yellow Vaisravan Guardian King of North direction mural in Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery Drukpa Kagyu Darjeeling India
Yellow Vaisravan Guardian King of North direction mural in Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery Drukpa Kagyu Darjeeling India
Monks appartement building in Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery Drukpa Kagyu Darjeeling India
Buddhist monk standing behind Gampopa medical Clinic in Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery Drukpa Kagyu Darjeeling India
Facade of Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery Drukpa Kagyu Darjeeling India
Female bodhisattva holding wish fulfilling gems relief in Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery Drukpa Kagyua Darjeeling India
male bodhistattva holding precious gem bass relief in Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery Drukpa Kagyu Darjeeling India
Tibetan buddhist Shambala soldier bass relief in Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery Drukpa Kagyu Darjeeling India
Wind horse bass relief in Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery Drukpa Kagyu Darjeeling India
Precious gems with lotos flower bass relief in Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery Drukpa Kagyu Darjeeling India
Wheel of Dharma bass relief in Druk Thubten Sangag Choeling monastery Drukpa Kagyu Darjeeling India