Monday, 16 May 2011

Huge Thangkas

I came across this amazing photo a while back.....

It shows Tibetan Buddhists and tourists viewing a giant Thangka, a religious silk embroidery or painting, displayed on a hill near the Langmu Temple in Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Gansu province February 15, 2011. Local Tibetan monks and pilgrims gathered to celebrate “Monlam”, or the Great Prayer Festival, one of the most important festivals in Tibetan Buddhism.

This is a similar Thangka at Drepung Monastery. (Lonely Planet guide)
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