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108 Prayer Wheels

A series of 108 prayer wheels outside the Lingdum / Ranka Monastery, around Gangtok, Sikkim. 108 is a sacred number and seems to find its acceptance in various religions including Hinduism where the Rudraksh mala also has 108 beads.

108 Prayer Wheels, Gangtok, Sikkim

Monks In Joy by Pranav Bhasin

Monks watching the annual ceremony at Ligdum / Ranka Monastery, one of the most well renowned monasteries in Sikkim.

Monks In Joy, Gangtok, Sikkim

The Golden Buddha by Pranav Bhasin

A beautiful statue of Golden Buddha at Tsuglagkhang, the monastery of Dalai Lama, at McLeodganj.

The Golden Buddha, McLeodganj

Wheels Of Prayer at McLeod Ganj by Pranav Bhasin

In the main market, we saw a buddhist temple with prayer wheels all around its outer wall. Devotees are supposed to go clockwise around the temple and rotate all prayer wheels.

Wheels Of Prayer at McLeod Ganj

St. John's In The Wilderness by Pranav Bhasin

St John’s in the Wilderness is an Anglician Church, built in 1852, located at Forsyth Ganj, near Dharamshala. The church is surrounded by beautiful gardens and is a great place to have picnic for families with kids.

St. John’s In The Wilderness, McLeodganj

Krishna by Pranav Bhasin

We were passing by Jal Mahal in Jaipur during the NRI Festival. A lot of cultural programs were happening in Jaipur during that period with a bunch of cultural artists performing around Jal Mahal. This is where we spotted this boy, dressed as Krishna, enchanting the crowds.

Notice Jal Mahal in the backdrop of the photo.

Krishna, Jaipur, Rajasthan

Elephant Temple At Promthep Cape by Pranav Bhasin

This beautiful effigy of an elephant lies around the Elephant Temple at Promthep Cape in Thailand. Hundreds of elephant effigies have been established here around the main temple.

Elephant Temple At Promthep Cape, Phuket, Thailand

Lingdum / Ranka Monastery by Pranav Bhasin

The beautiful Lingdum Monastery in Sikkim, Gangtok

Lingdum / Ranka Monastery, Gangtok, Sikkim

The Golden Buddha by Pranav Bhasin

Saw this beautiful statue of Buddha in Gyuto Monastery in Dharamshala.

The Golden Buddha, Dharamshala

Buddha Calling

Inside the Wat Chalong, we found magnificent sculptures of Buddha in various poses. The room was mostly dark, with some light seeping through the windows and when it fell on the brown colored statues, their beauty got magnified manifold.

Buddha Calling, Phuket, Thailand

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