Buddhist beliefs engulf Ladakh

Category: Sense of Place


Photo and caption by Hema Narayanan

[Typical scene in highlands of Ladakh where one sees monks walking around] Buddhists (especially Lamaist) inhabit most parts of Ladakh and are believed to have come from Tibet originally. The culture and lifestyle of the people here are quite deeply influenced by their Buddhist religion. There are ancient Buddhist inscriptions and frock engravings seen in most parts of this mountaineous place. Monasteries or Gompas and Buddhist Villages are in abundance, which are like shrines for the Monks. The red attire worn by the monks offers a very interesting contrast to the Ladakhi landscape!

Location: Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir, India


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