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Tashiding Monastery, Sikkim, India

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(October 2011)


Tashiding Gompa, a short walk from Tashiding village, founded in 1641.

 



The gompa is full of friendly little stupas and Tibetan script.

 



Engraved stones bearing Buddhist prayers.

 



The engraver chisels Buddhist prayers on stone in his tiny lean-to workshop.

 



Endless mountains.

 



The paths were lined with white prayer flags.

 



Brilliant cosmos flourish on the grounds.

 



Purple butterfly flower.

 



Old man walking by prayer wheels.

 



The flowers were abuzz with happy bees.

 



A lifetime of stone carving.

 



One of these white chortens is said to wash away the sins of anyone who gazes upon it.

 



In January or February, the monastery celebrates the Bumchu festival during which lamas open a sacred pot. Judging from the level of holy water within, they make predictions about the coming year.

 



Gretchen amongst the flowers.

 



A large bell, waiting to be rung.

 



More striking carved prayers.

 



A forest of prayer flags.

 



On the road back to town.

 



It might be a little noisy inside if all the wheels were spinning at once.

 



White stupas with flowers.

 



A peaceful place.

 



Many visitors come to string up their own prayer flags.

 



Buddha is one of his sexier reincarnations.

 


 

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