Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Some Photos from the Kathmandu Valley Pilgrimage

This was taken on the way to Namo Buddha, on the edge of the Kathmandu Valley, the site at which Buddha, in his previous life as Prince Mahasattva, offered his body to save the lives of a hungry tigress and her cubs.

The stupa at Namo Buddha, which is said to contain the the hair and bones of Prince Mahasattva. According to one account, the stupa was hidden underground and miraculously appeared when Buddha Shakyamuni clapped his hands.

The sacred stupa of Swayambhu, known to Tibetans as Pakpa Shingkun, in the golden twilight.


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