While travelling through Ladakh you will see many of this group of Three Chörtens or Stupas. They represent the three Boddhisattvas who are the main protective deities of all Buddhas, each of them symbolizing one of the Buddha’s virtues: the yellow stupa refers to Manjusri, the manifestation of all the Buddhas’ Wisdom; the white stupa symbolizes Avalokitesvara, the manifestation of all the Buddhas’ Compassion; the blue stupa represents Vajrapani, the manifestation of all the Buddhas’ Power.

This group of Three Protection Chörtens are to be found in the village of Garkone, Aryan Valley, Beema, Lower Ladakh.


bde gshegs mchod rten - sugata stupa [one of the eight chortens, mchod rten cha brgyad, at the time the teacher Shakyamuni was born to Kapilavastu bzhengs pa, a round stupa having four or seven layers/stories of lotus petals brtzegs pa chorten adorned with lotus petals [IW]

zur mkar rdo - the emperor’s white chortens, Samye [IW]

North of Northeast part IX

North of Northeast part IX


(Continued from part VIII) “ Thukje Choeling nunnery.” popularly known as Ani Gompa is located on a hill top, quite isolated from the Tawang town. The road passes through number of military establishments before it starts climbing up to the top. There is not much parking space available at the top and our flotilla of 8 cars is barely accommodated there. There is a customary welcome arch made…

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Buddhist prayer flags & Chorten with a backdrop of the Nun Kun mountain massif in Suru valley. From Kargil as far as Parkachik in Suru valley the population is Muslim, but beyond Parkachik the valley is Buddhist, a part of Zanskar. This is the first Chorten on the way to Rangdum after Panikhar. #Ladakh #Zanskar #Landscape

Bhutan Diaries: Dochula Pass~ Enroute Thimphu to Punakha

Bhutan Diaries: Dochula Pass~ Enroute Thimphu to Punakha

Dochula pass is located enroute Thimphu – Punakha, at 3000 meters above sea level is overlooking the mighty Himalayas. At one of the viewing points, 108 stupas (chortens) were constructed as a memorial built by the queen, Her Majesty Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuk, to honor the victory of the Bhutanese army in the 2003 war of Southern Bhutan.

This is also Known as the Druk Wangyal Chortens.

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