Since the advent of photography in 1839, it’s safe to say that it has changed our world. It has revealed things that were once hidden and documented important events and cultures so that they’ll never be forgotten. These aspects of it affect both the viewers, and the picture takers.
For me, the camera is a tool to be someplace that otherwise I don’t belong. It gives me an opportunity down the memory lane to cherish what I saw. It gives me both a point of connection and a point of separation.
#tabomonestary is located in the #tabovillage of #spitivalley , Himachal Pradesh, northern India. It was founded in 996 CE in the Tibetan year of the Fire Ape by the Tibetan Buddhist lotsawa Rinchen Zangpo (Mahauru Ramabhadra), on behalf of the king of western Himalayan Kingdom of Guge.
Tabo is noted for being the oldest continuously operating Buddhist enclave in both India and the Himalayas. A large number of frescoes displayed on its walls depict tales from the Buddhist pantheon.There are many priceless collections of thankas (scroll paintings), manuscripts, well-preserved statues, frescos and extensive murals which cover almost every wall. #spitibikeride2019#monestary#tabo#lahaulspitivalley#photography#peacefullness#thrillophilia#brotherhood#spitiriver
A Tibetan prayer flag , a colorful rectangular cloth, often found strung along trails and peaks high in the Himalayas. They are used to bless the surrounding countryside .
The flags do not carry prayers to gods, which is a common misconception; rather, it is believed that the prayers and mantras will be blown by the wind to spread the goodwill and compassion into all pervading space.
Traditionally, prayer flags are used to promote peace, compassion, strength, and wisdom. As wind passes over the surface of the flags, which are sensitive to the slightest movement of the wind, the air is purified and sanctified by the mantras.
Just as life moves on and is replaced by new life, Tibetans renew their hopes for the world by continually mounting new flags alongside the old. This act symbolizes a welcoming of life's changes and an acknowledgment that all beings are part of a greater ongoing cycle.
"ഈ പുഴയും കടന്ന്...." Who wants to cross the Spiti river?
The Spiti River flowing through the beautiful Himalayan valleys of Lahaul-Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh. It originates from the Kunzum Range of the Himalayas in a way that it divides Lahaul and Spiti. I think everyone knows that Spiti valley is a barren dessert mountain region and there is almost no rain water. But all its water comes from the melted glaciers of the Himalayan ranges. Almost all more number of populated villages in Spiti Valley are located on the banks of the Spiti River, such as Tabo, Dhankar, Kaza and Rangrik. Most of these places have existed for at least 1000 years.
What a Mesmerising Sunrise View ❤️ .
Spiti Valley is nothing less than a small heaven hidden in the Himalayan Mountain ranges.
The entire location is like a beautiful cold mountain desert wrapped in a turquoise ribbon formed by the Spiti River. Its unparalleled beauty falls less to describe in words until your eyes have the pleasure to view it.
Picture Courtesy :- @resh_mahawar