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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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Synagoga im. Małżonków Rywki i Zalmana Nożyków / Nożyk Synagogue interior, Warszawa / Warsaw, Poland – photo gallery

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The Torah reader compendium book in Warsaw synagogue Warszawa Poland
The Torah reader compendium book in Warsaw synagogue Warszawa Poland
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Jewish altar in Warsaw synagogue Warszawa Poland
The complete Artscroll Siddur book in Warsaw Nozyk Synagogue
Hebrew script
Jewish altar in Warsaw synagogue Warszawa Poland

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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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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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