Category Archives: India

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

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

Here is Majnu Ka Tilla website:

http://www.majnukatilla.com/

Below is my photo gallery from 2002 and 2005:

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

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

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

You can find more information about Tenzin in Wikipedia:

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

and on the page of Friends of Tibet organization:

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

Examples of his poetry you can find here:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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 Bagsunath hindu temple near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Open air psychedelic trance techno party in Shiva Cafe 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 Israeli man meditating at Shiva Cafe Dharamsala India
Trance party in Shiva Cafe near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Trance party in Shiva Cafe near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Shiva saddhu hermit limestone house in Himalaya Shiva saddhu hermit limestone house in Himalaya
Trance party in Shiva Cafe near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India 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 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
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 Hindu elephant like god Lord Ganesh or Ganesha Bagsunath near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Bagsunath Lord Shiva temple 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 traditionall red dress
Hanging Indian dolls with traditional red dress Hanging Indian dolls with traditional red dress
Hanging Indian dolls with traditionall red dress Hanging Indian dolls with traditionall red dress
Young man playing flute sitting on rock with running water Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India 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 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 Demon mural painting in post hippies tourist cafee Himalaya India
Sadhu faces painted on stones in post hippies tourist cafe 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
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 Holy OM sylable in Indian script painting on rock in post hippies tourist cafe Himalaya India
Theravada yellow robe Thai monka walking in mountains Theravada yellow robe Thai monka walking in mountains
Tourist resting in waterfall near Bagsunath Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India 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
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 agave after bloom in Himachal Pradesh India
Indian truck full of people Himachal Pradesh India Indian truck full of people Himachal Pradesh India
Indian woman with hand destroyed by leprosis 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
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 Water coming down from carved pipe into pool with Indian Hindi script in background

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
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
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Celtic cross stone grave St John s in the Wilderness anglican Church Dharamsala India

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
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

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

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

Here are pictures I took in 2002:

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

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 Chicken shop and Hair dresser in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Mini bus taxi 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
Hindu gods posters with Christian Holy Family Hindu gods posters with Christian Holy Family
Indian print house Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Indian print house Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Shiva Fast Food Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Shiva Fast Food Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Hardware street shop Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Hardware street shop Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Gas shop in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Gas shop in Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Trident on the top of Shiva Teple during sunset in Himalaya Trident on the top of Shiva Teple during sunset in Himalaya
Front of fancy Indian truck TATA Front of fancy Indian truck TATA
A Road sign near Dharamsala Himahal Pradesh India A Road sign near Dharamsala Himahal Pradesh India
Chicken Palace street chicken seller in Dharamsala Himachal 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 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 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 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 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 Sadhu Holy Indian man with white beard and orange robe
Car and wlaking holy cow with open shops in background India Car and wlaking holy cow with open shops in background India
Parveen beauty parlour sign with mess in background Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh 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
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 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 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 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 Close up of white Lord Shiva bull Nandi Dharamsala India
TV antenna mounted on the tree India TV antenna mounted on the tree India
Thistle plant growing in Ladakh Thistle plant growing in Ladakh
Double language road sign both Hindi and English Blind Curve Ahead India Double language road sign both Hindi and English Blind Curve Ahead India
Hannuman Monkey God temple in Himachal Pradesh India Hannuman Monkey God temple in Himachal Pradesh India
Crow stealing food from dog bowl Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India Crow stealing food from dog bowl Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Pair of long haired goats eating shrubs 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 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
Portrait of small Indian village girl 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
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 Indian village boy looking at camera near Dharamsala Himachal Pradesh India
Portrait of Indian holy cow India Portrait of Indian holy cow India

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

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

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

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 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 Entrance and guardians to Dhirdham Temple Pashupatinath Shiva Darjeeling West Bengal India
Guardian with trident 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 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 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 Two tiger like guardians at Shiva Dhirdham Temple - Pashupatinath , Darjeeling West Bengal, India
Lingam - 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 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 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 Meditating Shiva with cobra Dhirdham Temple Pashupatinath Darjeeling West Bengal India
Shiva 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
Durga Puja Hindu festival in Darjeeling West Bengal India Durga Puja Hindu festival in Darjeeling West Bengal India

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 Mt Kangchenjunga during sunrise seen from Chowrasta Darjeeling West Bengal India
Scenic buddhist prayer flags during sunrise over Himalayan mountains India Scenic buddhist prayer flags during sunrise over Himalayan mountains India
Scenic back lightened Tibetan Buddhist prayer flags during sunrise 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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
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 as seen from Darjeeling West Bengal India
Scenic view of Kangchenjunga and 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 with Merry Resorts Darjeeling West Bengal India
Scenic view of Kangchenjunga and Darjeeling West Bengal India Scenic view of Kangchenjunga and Darjeeling West Bengal India
Scenic view of Kangchenjunga and Darjeeling tea estates West Bengal India Scenic view of Kangchenjunga and Darjeeling tea estates West Bengal India

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

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Bas relief showing Alpinist on the rock shelf Darjeeling Himalayan Mountaineering Institute West Bengal India Bas relief showing Alpinist on the rock shelf Darjeeling Himalayan Mountaineering Institute West Bengal India
Logo of 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Club Alpin Francais in Darjeeling Himalayan Mountaineering Institute West Bengal India
Logo of Sherpa Climbers Association 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 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 Darjeeling Himalayan Mountaineering Institute West Bengal India
Logo of Swiss Alpine Club Alpin Suisse Club 1863 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
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

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

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

 

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

London wedding photographer: Tibetan wedding ceremony and reception in Dharamsala, India

Some ten years ago I spent a month in McLeod Gunj – Dharamsala. It is a very busy town in the Indian Himalayas and it is sometimes called the Tibetan capital in exile. It is the main seat of  H.H. the Dalai Lama and a shelter for a growing number of Tibetan refugees. During my stay there I took pictures of many aspects of daily life of Tibetans in exile. This blog features many photo-stories from Dharamsala — please look for them in earlier posts. Some of my pictures appeared in several exhibitions in Poland and the Czech Republic.

The photos below belong to a yet unpublished collection. I had the great honor to take part in a Tibetan wedding. In the first, more formal part of the ceremony, the bride, the groom, and their parents are greeted by guests in the traditional Tibetan way, by offering white scarves called Khatags and envelopes with gifts. The part which follows is a great reception, with delicious Tibetan food and lots of singing and dancing.

 

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Murals and signs in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

 

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Indian political poster

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Indian Musical Instruments ad

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Yoga training centre mural ads

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Yoga meditation home ad

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Lord Shiva mural painting

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Lord Shiva mantra mural

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Man riding horse mural

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Man riding horse mural

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Parrot mural

Snow capped himalayan mountains on the Manali Leh strategic road, Ladakh, India

Woman with fish mural

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Lord Ganesha with mouse and two fishes mural

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Boat on Ganges river mural

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Hare with fruit mural

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Man riding elephant mural

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Man riding elephant mural

Jain Temple at Bachraj Ghat, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

 

Baranow Sandomierski castle called Little Wawel, Poland

 

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Jain temple in Varanasi

 

Row of swastikas near Jain temple in Varanasi

Jain temple interior, statues of Mahavira or Mahavir with swastika , Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Jain temple altar with Lord Mahavira and swastika

 

 

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Jain temple interior, statues of Mahavira or Mahavir, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India 

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Brown desert canyons and snow capped himalayan mountains on the Manali Leh strategic road, Ladakh, India 

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Holy city of Shiva: Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Varanasi Ghats and Hindu temples at sunrise on the bank of Ganges river, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Varanasi ghats and temples in the morning

 A Indian boy sails tourist boat with Ghats on the bank of Ganges river in background, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Boatman on the Ganges river in Varanasi

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Lord Shiva mural painting at the ghat of Ganges river

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Mantra of Lord Shiva at the ghat of Ganges river

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Chet Singh Ghat at the bank of Ganges river in Varanasi

Korean or Japanese tourist meditating on old ghat in the bank of Ganges River, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Meditating pilgrims at the ghat of Ganges river

Hindu man meditating and praying at ghat hindu temple on the bank of Ganges River at sunrise, Varanasi,  Uttar Pradesh, India

Morning bath and prayer on the bank of Ganges river

Old Hindu man in water praying  at ghat on the bank of Ganges River at sunrise, Varanasi,  Uttar Pradesh, Indi

Morning bath and prayer on the bank of Ganges river

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Meditating devotee at the ghat of Ganges river in Varanasi

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Ganga (Ganges) is the Life sign in Varanasi

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Boat on Ganges river during the rain, Varanasi

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Boats on Ganges river during the rain, Varanasi

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Big bridge across Ganges river in Varanasi after the storm

Boats and ghats on Ganges river during sunset in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Ghats and boats on Ganges river after the storm

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Boats on the opposite bank on Ganges river after storm

Indian boy jumping from ghat into Ganges or Ganga river and looking like levitation, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Boy jumps into Ganges river in Varanasi

water buffalo Bubalus bubalis and small Indian girl taking bath in water of Ganges or Ganga holy river in Varanasi, India

Girl and water buffalos taking a bath in the Ganges river in Varanasi

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Water buffalos taking a bath in the Ganges river in Varanasi

Goat standing on the ghat near bank of Ganges river and looking at camera with red background, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Goat at the bank of Ganges river in Varanasi

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Swastikas and Ganges river in Varanasi

 Rich carved with lot of Hindu statues street temple, blue sky, in Varanasi Uttar Pradesh, India

Colorful, rich carved Hindu temple in Varanasi

Colorful building near ghats on bank of Ganges River, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Traditional architecture building at the ghat of Ganga river

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Rich ornamented house entrance in Varanasi

Indian young mother with child looking at camera and smiling with Indian elephant mural, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Indian woman with child and mural paintings in Varanasi

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Holy Cow on narrow Varanasi street

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At the gate to Hindu temple

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At the gate to Hindu temple

Small child in window of red Chamunda Ram Temple, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Young boy looking through window near Ram temple in  Varanasi

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Children on the street of Varanasi

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Textile  manufacture in Muslim part of Varanasi

Male horned devil talking by mobile phone

Colorful textiles in Muslim part of Varanasi

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Bike and textile in Muslim part of Varanasi

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Muslim part of Varanasi

Indian young man inside his grocery shop Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Clerk in local shop in Varanasi

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 Oxford Book and Stationery shop on Chowrasta square in Darjeeling West Bengal India
Statue of Lion in Darjeeling Hindu temple 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 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 Hindu god Shiva face close up mural in Darjeeling West Bengal India
Memory bench with inscriptions with names Darjeeling West Bengal India Memory bench with inscriptions with names Darjeeling West Bengal India
Entrance to Darjeeling uphill Hindu Temple West Bengal India Entrance to Darjeeling uphill Hindu Temple West Bengal India
Durga Kali emanation Hindu goddes statue in Darjeeling 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 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 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 Welcome to Darjeeling The Heritage Post Office sign West Bengal India
Two red and green Indian Post letter boxes in Darjeeling 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 English style Joey s Pub in Darjeeling West Bengal India
Clouds and green forest among 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 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 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 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 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 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 Buddist prayer flag with cloudy background Darjeeling West Bengal India
The Matterhorn white gothic script sign on brown wooden 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Entrance to luxury Shangri La Regency hotel in Darjeeling West Bengal India
BE AWARE OF DOG sign in both Nepali and English languages 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 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
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 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 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 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 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 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 Christian statue of Holy Virgin on Darjeeling anglican church West Bengal India
Decorative grass growing in old park with blue sky background 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
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 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 Blue renowated British era lodge building Darjeeling , West Bengal, India
British era apartment building with green trees and blue sky 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 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 Local Hindu deity bass relief in The Mall street Darjeeling West Bengal India
Realistic sign of strong man holding hydroelectric power plant advertisement India Realistic sign of strong man holding hydroelectric power plant advertisement India
Indian cross words billboard advertisement Indian cross words billboard advertisement
Tibetan Lhasa Apso dog standing on balcony and looking at camera Darjeeling West Bengal India Tibetan Lhasa Apso dog standing on balcony and looking at camera Darjeeling West Bengal India
Indian political poster in Darjeeling West Bengal India Indian political poster in Darjeeling West Bengal India
Traditional British Era building in Darjeeling West Bengal India Traditional British Era building in Darjeeling West Bengal India

Kalimpong hill station, West Bengal, India – photo gallery

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Kalimpong is located near Darjeeling in Lesser Himalayas and belongs to Indian state of West Bengal. Local flower plantations are famous in all India.

 

Rice paddy green fields in Kalimpong West Bengal India Rice paddy green fields in Kalimpong West Bengal India
Kalimpong hill station town panorama West Bengal India Kalimpong hill station town panorama West Bengal India
Kalimpong hill station town panorama West Bengal India Kalimpong hill station town panorama West Bengal India
British colonial style balcony house in Darjeeling, West Bengal, India British colonial style balcony house in Darjeeling, West Bengal, India
Dead tree and cloudy Lower Himalaya mountains near Darjeeling, West Bengal, India Dead tree and cloudy Lower Himalaya mountains near Darjeeling, West Bengal, India
Kali or Durga goddess in Hindu Teple Darkeeling West Bengal India Kali or Durga goddess in Hindu Teple Darkeeling West Bengal India
Twin dead trees with blue sky background Twin dead trees with blue sky background
Giant fern leaf with blue sky background Giant fern leaf with blue sky background
Panorama of Kalimpong hill station in West Bengal with Himalaya in background India Panorama of Kalimpong hill station in West Bengal with Himalaya in background India
Red Indian Post letter box in Kalimpong West Bengal India Red Indian Post letter box in Kalimpong West Bengal India
Green paddy rice field closeup in Kalimpong West Bengal India Green paddy rice field closeup in Kalimpong West Bengal India
Decorative white grass growing on the normal green grass lawn Decorative white grass growing on the normal green grass lawn
View from above on green paddy rice field in Kalimpong West Bengal India View from above on green paddy rice field in Kalimpong West Bengal India
Decorative white grass growing on the normal green grass lawn Decorative white grass growing on the normal green grass lawn
Green paddy rice field with panorama of Kalimpong hill station West Bengal India Green paddy rice field with panorama of Kalimpong hill station West Bengal India
Green paddy rice field with panorama of Kalimpong hill station West Bengal India Green paddy rice field with panorama of Kalimpong hill station West Bengal India
Closeup of green paddy rice field Kalimpong hill station West Bengal India Closeup of green paddy rice field Kalimpong hill station West Bengal India
Close up of bamboo Darjeeling West Bengal India Close up of bamboo Darjeeling West Bengal India
Close up of bloom flower of Red Pink Chrysanthemum Kalimpong flower estate West Bengal India Close up of bloom flower of Red Pink Chrysanthemum Kalimpong flower estate West Bengal India
Red orchid growing in flower estate in Kalimpong West Bengal India Red orchid growing in flower estate in Kalimpong West Bengal India
Red orchid growing in flower estate in Kalimpong West Bengal India Red orchid growing in flower estate in Kalimpong West Bengal India
Giant grapefruit fruits hanging on the branch in Darjeeling West Bengal India Giant grapefruit fruits hanging on the branch in Darjeeling West Bengal India
White Chinese Rose or Hibiscus flower growing in Flower Estates in Kalimpong West Bengal India White Chinese Rose or Hibiscus flower growing in Flower Estates in Kalimpong West Bengal India
Close up of bloom flower of Red Pink Chrysanthemum Kalimpong flower estate West Bengal India Close up of bloom flower of Red Pink Chrysanthemum Kalimpong flower estate West Bengal India
Close up of red orange full blossom Gerber flower Kalimpong flower estate India Close up of red orange full blossom Gerber flower Kalimpong flower estate India
Green paddy terrace rice field in Kalimpong West Bengal India Green paddy terrace rice field in Kalimpong West Bengal India

Namchi Nyingma Monastery, Sikkim, India

 

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

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Guru Rinpoche and big prayer wheel

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Guru Rinpoche and His closest disciples bass reliefs

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

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

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Yamantaka from  Nyingma KabGye mural painting

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Ratna Heruka mural painting

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Karma Heruka mural painting

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

Dorje Phurba (Vajra Kilaya)

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Guru Rinpoche

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Machig Labdron performing Chod ritual

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Kungtuzangpo Primordial Buddha yab-yum

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Dorje Tseringma, female guardian of Tibet

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Dorje Legpa in his Gahu Nagpo form  riding horse mural painting

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Dharmapala

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Blue Tenma, female guardian  of Tibet riding the tiger

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Buddhist Ganapathi 

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Pawo Dorje yab-yum mural painting

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Pawo Karma yab-yum mural paining

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Machig Labdron performing Chod ritual mural painting

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Dorje Pema Totreng Tsal yab yum

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Hayagriva yab-yum   mural painting

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Dorje Legpa close up mural painting

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Emanation of Padmasambhava: Tsokye Dorje yab-yum mural painting

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Goose head Tramen Dakini mural painting

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Non enlighten guardian, probably Rakshasi guarding cemetery ground  

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Snake haired Gonpo Maning, emanation of Mahakala

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Non enlighten guardian riding horse with kapala in his hand  

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Monastery entrance gate

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Monastery entrance gate

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 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 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 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 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 06
Tibetan manuscripts on shelves of Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India Tibetan manuscripts on shelves of Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India
Tibetan manuscripts on shelves of Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India 02 Tibetan manuscripts on shelves of Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India 02
Tibetan manuscripts on shelves of Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India 03 Tibetan manuscripts on shelves of Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India 03

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

http://www.norbulingka.org/

Norbulingka Institute:

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

Norbulingka Institute monastery:

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

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

 

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

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Tso Pema from above

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

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Mandarava statue in Guru Rinpoche cave

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Mandarava statue face close up

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Big Padmasambhava statue in his cave.

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

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

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

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

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

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Big Mani stone with Padmasambhava bass relief

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

Monk performing prayers near Padmasambhava statue

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

Padmasambhava statue face close up

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

Padmasambhava statue: hand holding dorje

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Snow Lion

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Small Mandarava Cave

Indian Spicies in baskets with small glass

Mandarava and Padmasambhava left here their prints in rock

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Guru Rinpoche body print in rock

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Prayer flags on wind

Group of Indian men seriously looking at camera

Nyingmapa monastery at Tso Pema

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

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Entrance to Drikung Kagyu monastery

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

Drikung Kagyu monastery at Tso Pema

Drikung Kagyu monastery  in Tso Pema lake , Revalsar, India

Drikung Kagyu monastery at Tso Pema

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

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

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Fence in shape of dorje

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

Guru Rinpoche statue in Drukpa Kagyu monastery

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Chenrezik (Avalokiteshvara) statue in Drukpa Kagyu Monastery

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Drukpa Kagtu Monastery

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

Free time: young Buddhist  monk playing cricket

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Baby Rhesus Macaque playing with prayer flags 

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

Rhesus Macaque sitting near Tso Pema fence

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

Rhesus Macaque Mother milking her baby.

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 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 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 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
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
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
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 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 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
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 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 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 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
High altitude sand dune desert in Nubra valley Ladakh Kashmir India High altitude sand dune desert in Nubra valley Ladakh Kashmir India

Panamik village in Nubra Valley, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India

 

Panamik is the last village accessible to foreigners. Just few kilometers from here starts Siachen Glacier, the highest battlefield in the world where Indian and Pakistani troops have been fighting for years. But in this area there are almost no sign of conflict. Nubra valley is peaceful place, full of flowers and friendly people.

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Nubra valley and monastery near Tiger village

Interior of Castillo Bil Bil in Benalmadena Andalusia Spain

Nubra river and snowcapped Karakoram mountains

Castillo Bil Bil in Benalmadena Andalusia Spain

Barley field

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Barley field and Nubra river

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Giant Mani stone in Panamik village

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Indian Army MI-8 chopper flying to the Siachen Glacier

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Nubra – The Valley of Flowers

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Blue Centaurea  flower in Nubra

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Hops growing in Nubra Valley

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Cosmos flower from Nubra Valley

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Cosmos flower close up

Rich in vitamine C Seabuck thorn berries Hippophae Rhamnoides on the branch, Panamik, Nubra Valley Ladakh, Kashmir, India

Sea-buckthorns berries in Nubra valley

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Panamik hot spring building

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Panamik hot spring water is rich in sulfur

Redish iron or manganese bruise with white salt in small stream from Panamik hot water spring, Nubra Valley, Ladakh, India

Yellow sulfur sediments

Road seen from above near Panamic village with cows walking on and desert surrounding, Nubra Valley, Ladakh, India

Cattle and ther road in Nubra valley

Small scenic view  buddhist monastery on the hill near Panamik village, Nubra Valley, Karakoram Range, Ladakh, India

Panamik monastery

Guest house in Palamik village with beautiful full bloom flowers garden, Nubra valley, Ladakh, India

House full of flowers

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View from inside home through wooden window into green garden meadow with full bloom flowers, Nubra Valley, Ladakh, Indi

Flowers everywhere :)

Portrait of two smiling school girls looking at camera, Nubra valley, Ladakh, India

Girls in school uniforms from Nubra valley

Portrait of Ladakhi woman with her child with full bloom flowers in background, Panamik, Nubra valley, India

Woman with child

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Stupas in Panamik village

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Stupa in Panamik Village. You can pass under it!

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Street of Panamik

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Street of Panamik

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Nubra Valley

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 Landscape of Nubra Valley Ladakh India
Curve bend road sign in Himalayas Curve bend road sign in Himalayas
Stone with Tibetan script in Himalayas Stone with Tibetan script in Himalayas
Litter free zone both English and Tibetan script Ladakh India Litter free zone both English and Tibetan script Ladakh India
Stream with fresh glacier water with mountains in Nubra Valley 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 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 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 Police and miltary check post sign in Nort Pullu with truck in the background Ladakh India
Old petrol barrel with GO sign Old petrol barrel with GO sign
View from above on legs with military style trousers View from above on legs with military style trousers
Wrackage of car accident in Himalayas LAdakh India 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 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 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 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 Ladakh and Nubra pass India
Scene from Khardung La Highest motorable road in the World 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 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 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 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
Ladakh valley with greenery next to Leh town India Ladakh valley with greenery next to Leh town India

Outskirts of Leh, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India

 

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Ladakhi houses and green fields of Leh’s outskirts

 

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Lamdon, big local Buddhist school advertisement on the hill with bus passing nearby road

Snow capped Zanskar mountain range as seen from Leh, Ladakh, India

Snowcapped Zanskar range seen from Leh

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Old white stupa in Changspa district

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Kalachakra stupa in Changspa district

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Uphill Namgyal Tsemo monastery and green fields of Leh

Green fields of Leh town with uphill Shanti Stupa or Japanese Peace Pagoda, Leh, Ladakh, India

Green Changspa district and Shanti Stupa (Japanese Peace Pagoda) on the hill

Small white uphill monastery in Leh with Zanskar range mountains and Indus valley in background,  Ladakh, India

Small uphill gompa and snowcapped Zanskar range mountains

Traditional ladakhi house with Buddhist prayer flags and modern solar cell street lamp, Leh, Ladakh, India

Traditional Ladakhi house with sun powered street lamp.

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Solar energy cells providing electricity for Ladakhi houses

Sign of traditional dress Ladakhi woman using trash bin Phyang village in Ladakh, Kashmir, India

Sign of person in Traditional Ladakh dress using a trashcan

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Stone and brick walls protecting small street in harsh Winters. During summer there are also small streams to help irrigate local fields.

Clay street walls in Leh town, Ladakh, India

Stone and brick walls and local street

Drying poplar tree poles with green  background, Leh, Ladakh, India

Collected poplar wood

Big poplar trees as grown in Ladakh, India

Ladakhi poplar trees against deep blue, high altitude  sky

 

Traditional big prayer wheel and prayer wheel wall in Leh, Ladakh, India

Prayer wheels near Bus station in Leh

Two ladakhi school children in blue uniforms with Leh uphill monastery in background, Ladakh, India

Children in school uniforms and Namgyal Tsemo uphill monastery in the background

Small beautiful Ladakhi girl in modern shirt looking at camera, Ladakh, India

Smiling Ladakhi child

Pretty ladakhi girl with flowers looking in camera, Leh, Ladakh

Young Ladakhi girl with flowers

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Three color stupas with Manjushree, Chenrezik, Guru Rinpoche and Vajrapani mural paintings in the background.

    Colorful images of Buddhist deities and mandala in Leh street shrine, Ladakh, India                  

Mandala and mural paintings in the ceilings of local shrine

Tourist district of Leh, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India

 

Leh city center with restaurants, shops, bookshops, gift shops and  internet cafes 

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Open air restaurant and Leh Palace in the background

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Rooftop restaurant with Italian, Israeli, Indian, Chinese  and Kashmiri food

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One of many garden restaurants in Changspa district of Leh

Don't say Ladakh is beautiful Say it is wonderful - sign on one Leh hotel gate

Don’t Say Ladakh is Beautyful” “Say It Is Wonderful”

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Ladakh Apricot store with a lot of local ecological, organic products and very tasty seabuck thorn berry juice. You can buy filtered water here using your recycled plastic bottles. 

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One of many internet cafes

Leh bus station with Zanskar snow range in background, Ladakh, India

Leh bus station with snowcapped Zanskar range mountains in the background

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Bazaar neat bus station offering many goods

Gypsy dance performed by Polish female dancer

Small grocery store

Two Ladakhi woman in traditional dress standing behind Ladakh Heritage tourist shop in center of Leh, Ladakh, Kashmir, India

Ladakh Heritage gift shop

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Ladakh Heritage  and Zahoor Art Palace gift shops

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Zanskar art gift shop and Shangri La Experience tourist office

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Curio House, Lakhani shoe shop and City Book Shop

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Ladakhi house

Traditional demon like mask in tourist gift shops in city center of Leh, Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir, India

Ladakh traditional mask in gift shop

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Ladakh traditional dress in gift shop

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Indian dolls in gift shop         

Broken window in old house with Adventure sign, Leh, Ladakh, India

Adventure sign

Sign with Urine word and arrow with dry, rocky, desert background, Ladakh, India

Quite strong message :) “Urine”

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 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 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 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
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 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
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 Muslim baker with traditional oven in old part of Leh Ladakh India
Construction works on the new mosque in Leh Ladakh India Construction works on the new mosque in Leh Ladakh India
Minar of Himalayan mosque in Leh Ladakh India Minar of Himalayan mosque in Leh Ladakh India
Construction works of new 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 Muslim baker street in old part of Leh near mosque Ladakh India
Portrait of small Ladakhi boy at motorbike Leh Ladakh India Portrait of small Ladakhi boy at motorbike Leh Ladakh India
Protrait of small Ladakhi boy at motorbike Leh Ladakh India Protrait of small Ladakhi boy at motorbike Leh Ladakh India

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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Sankar Monastery entrance

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Snow lion wood carvings

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Door metal carvings detail

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

Old Mandala mural painting

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

Yamantaka with consort (yab-yum) mural painting

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Statue of Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava)

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

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Red Guardian face close up

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Thousand arm Chenrezik (Avalokiteshvara) statue in Sankar Gompa

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

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

Three Buddha statues in Sankar Gompa

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Golden Buddha statue and picture of Ven Bakula Ripoche

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

Dorje and bell in Sankar gompa

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

Vase for initiation

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Old wise man mural painting

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

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

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Dukar face close up

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Dukar faces close up

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Dukar foot close up

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Dukar hand with eye holding Wheel of Dharma, close up

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Dukar hands with weapons close up

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

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

 

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

Women’s Alliance of Ladakh Festival, Leh, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India

 

Every year Women’s Alliance of Ladakh organizes festival to promote local culture, foods, products.

Garden with building of Woman Alliance of Ladakh with  Leh uphill monastery in background, Ladakh, India

Women’s Alliance of Ladakh building and uphill red Namgyal Tsemo Monastery

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Ladakhi women dressed in casual clothes behind Women’s Alliance of Ladakh building

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Flower display (support of local women’s initiatives)

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Presentation of local, organic vegetables (from Sheynam village)

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Presentation of Ladhaki weaving technique

Smiling old Ladakhi woman in traditional dress and hat, Leh, Ladakh, India

Ladakhi woman in traditional dress and hat.

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Dance time: Ladakhi boys playing drums

Smiling young Ladakhi woman, Leh, Ladakh, India

Presentation of traditional Ladakhi dance

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Presentation of traditional Ladakhi dance

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Drums

Group of old  Ladakhi women in traditional  dress and hats Women Alliance Festival, Leh, Ladakh, India

Elder women in traditional clothes watching dances.

Karsha village, Zanskar, Jammu and Kashmir, India

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Karsha monastery and village
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Girls jumping among stones
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Karsha village and Padum valley in background
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Mud brick and house in Karsha
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House with three old stupas in Karsha
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Big prayer wheel in center of Karsha village
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Woman returning from field and big prayer wheel in Karsha
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Monk and big prayer wheel in Karsha
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Young boy looking thru window
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Children from Karsha
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Old letter box
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Repairing electricity
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Monk on Karsha street
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Monk resting in shadow.
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Boy and his wire car toy
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Boy with tree stupas in background
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Girls from Karsha
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Doda river and Thongde village seen from Karsha
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Barley field and uphill stupas
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Flowers and uphill stupas
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Snow capped Zanskar mountains and uphill stupas
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  Snow capped Zanskar mountain and uphill stupa

Karsha monastery, Zanskar, Jammu and Kashmir, India

 

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

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View on Karsha monastery from Padum

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Karsha monastery

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Karsha village and uphill monastery

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Buddhist monk passing two white stupas in Karsha

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Three white stupas and Zanskar range in the background

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Karsha monastery buildings

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Monks from Karsha monastery

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Monk from Karsha monastery

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Tara mural painting from Karsha

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Buddha statue from Karsha

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Lama Tsongkapa statue

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Thousand arms Chenrezik ( Avalokiteshvara) statue in Karsha monastery

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White Tara mural paintings

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Dark blue protector mural painting

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

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Buddhist canon Kangyur in Karsha

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Kangyur books close up

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Yellow and white Buddha old mural paintings

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Six arm Mahakala mural painting from Karsha monastery     

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Old yab-yum mural painting with green snake

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Red wrathful protector

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Old blue protector mask

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Old mask

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Monk’s bowls

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Gelugpa lama statue

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Dark blue protector mural painting

The Padum area, Zanskar, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India

 

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View on Padum from Karsha monastery, Zanskar

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Buddhist prayer flag on a pole near Padum, Zanskar

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Doda river crossing Padum valley in Zanskar

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Doda river and Zanskar mountains

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Doda river and Zanskar mountains

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Zanskar barley fields and houses

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Barley fields and house in Zanskar valley

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Padum uphill Buddhist monastery

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White stupa and small monastery neat Padum, Zanskar

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Thongde village near Padum. View from Karsha monastery, Zanskar

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Late evening in Zanskar         

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

 

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

 

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Melting Drung Drang glacier.

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Suru Valley and river in the morning

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

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

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

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

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

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Rangdum monastery building from XVIII century

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Monks from Rangdum monastery

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On the upper level of Rangdum Monastery…

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

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Shambhala warriors mural painting detail with Manjushri and Dorje Chang

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

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Buddhist monk leaving Rangdum monastery

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Rangdum gompa entrance and view on the Suru Valley

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Surru Valley seen from Rangdum gompa

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

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.

 

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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 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 instructor close up 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
Yellow canyon gorge of Indus river near Leh Ladakh 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 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 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 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 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
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 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 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
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 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 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
White rafting in Indus and Zanskar River Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India White rafting in Indus and Zanskar River Ladakh Jammu Kashmir India

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

Click here to see my other images from India

 

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 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 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 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 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 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 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
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 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 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 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 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 A traditional Ladakhi farmer basket for collecting apricots or grass Ladakh India

Cats from Dah village, Dah-hanu valley, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India

 

Gray Ladakhi cat with her only baby from Dah village

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High altitude marshland near Tso Kar (Lake Kar), Rupshu Valley, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India

 

Tsokar or Tso Kar is small high altitude brackish lake located in Rupshu Valley in Ladakh

 

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Tso Kar

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Wetlands near Tso Kar

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Group of yaks on pasture near Tso Kar

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Nomad’s horses grazing near Tso Kar

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Nomad’s child

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Nomad’s child

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Nomad’s children

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Empty stone corrals near Tso Kar

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Desert with small amount of vegetation near Tso Kar

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Old Lady with prayer wheel in village on the bank of Tso Kar

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Three red plastic chairs in the middle of nowhere

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Salt and borax dunes on the bank of Tso Kar

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Salt and borax dunes on the bank of Tso Kar

 

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Salt and borax dunes on the bank of Tso Kar

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Salt and borax

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Salt and borax

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Goose and brackish Tso Kar

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Tso Kar and mountains

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The storm is approaching on the Tso Kar area

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The storm is approaching on the Tso Kar area

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Giant rainbow during the storm

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Double Rainbow and white Buddhist stupa near Tso Kar

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Rainbow and animal horns with engraved mantras near Tso Kar

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Nomad’s horse grazing near Tso Kar with white stupa in background

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Nomad’s horses grazing near Tso Kar

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Nomad’s horses grazing near Tso Kar

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Nomad’s horses grazing near Tso Kar                            

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

 

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

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Houses and Buddhist stupas at Korzok village

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Drukpa Kagyu monastery in Korzok village

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Drukpa Kagyu monastery in Korzok village

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Drukpa Kagyu retreat place at the bank of  Tso Moriri

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Drukpa Kagyu retreat place at the bank of  Tso Moriri

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Korzok village and monastery

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Inside kitchen in one of the houses in Korzok village

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Ladakhi woman from Korzok village spinning wool

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Ladakhi woman from Korzok village weaving wool

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Childern from Korzok village

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Boy from Korzok village

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Girl from Korzok village

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Nomads yak caravan near Korzok village

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Nomads caravan near Korzok village

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Nomad’s tent with Tibetan Mastiff as a guardian

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Woman with shovel on the bank of Tso Moriri

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Tso Moriri bank

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Tso Moriri bank

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

 

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

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

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

High Altitude Tso Moriri (Lake Moriri), Rupshu Valley, Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, India

 

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Tso Moriri

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Tso Moriri

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Grassland and Tso Moriri

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Pony on the bank of Tso Moriri

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Pony on the bank of Tso Moriri

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High altitude marshlands and Tso Moriri

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Rain storm at Tso Moriri

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Rain storm at Tso Moriri

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Tso Moriri

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Tso Moriri

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Tso Moriri

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Marmots near Tso Moriri

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Marmot near Tso Moriri

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Goat on the pasture on the bank of  Tso Moriri

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High altitude plants from the bank of Tso Moriri

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High altitude plants from the bank of Tso Moriri

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High altitude plants from the bank of Tso Moriri

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High altitude plants from the bank of Tso Moriri

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High altitude plants from the bank of Tso Moriri

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High altitude plants from the bank of Tso Moriri

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High altitude plants from the bank of Tso Moriri

Baijnath Shiva Temple. Kangra Valley, Himachal Pradesh, India

 

Built in 1204, historic Shiva Temple in Baijnath is one of the most important places of Hinduism in Himachal Pradesh.

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Entrance to Baijnath Shiv temple

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Baijnath Shiv temple

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Baijnath Shiv temple

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Baijnath Shiv temple

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Baijnath Shiv temple

 

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Statue of Nandi, Shiva’s bull

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Statue of Nandi, Shiva’s bull

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Statue of Nandi, Shiva’s bull and Baijnath Shiv temple in background

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Devotees entering main shrine of Baijnath Shiv temple

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Information sign “Do not cross the Shiv Ganga Jal please”

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Baijnath Shiv temple bell

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Baijnath Shiv temple old wall scrip

 

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Baijnath Shiv temple ceiling carvings

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Sculpture of Garuda

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Sculpture of  Brahma

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Sculpture of ANDHKASUR VADH, Lord Shiva killing blind Andhakasur demon

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Shiv Ganga Jal in Baijnath Shiv temple

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Poisonous lizard in Baijnath Shiv temple

Capital of Sikkim: Gangtok, Sikkim, India

 

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Gangtok seen from Rumtek on opposite hill

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Terrace fields around Gangtok

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Terrace fields around Gangtok

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Bamboo growing in Gangtok

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Big Angel’s Trumpet (Datura) flower

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Golden Web spider

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Dried tamarillos (tree tomatoes)

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Young boys from Sikkim

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Gangtok Cable Car

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Gangtok Cable Car

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Gangtok Cable Car

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Gangtok Bus station

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Sunset in Gangtok

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Kangchenjunga at sunrise

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View of Kangchenjunga  from Gangtok

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View of Kangchenjunga  range from Gangtok

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Gangtok city center

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Sikkim Tibet trading Co.

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Gangtok Fire Brigade cars

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Gangtok TV station

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Modern architecture

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Shrine in Ridge Park

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Wooden dragon

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Green letter box

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Red letter box

     

Gangtok Flower Exhibition in greenhouse:         

 

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