Saturday, February 21, 2009

The most sacred and ancient Buddhist Stupa Swayambhunath

Swayambhunath temple, Buddhist Pilgrim, swyambhu in n95 pictures, Buddha in NepalSwyambhunath bearing the meaning "self-emerged" is the most sacred and ancient Buddhist Stupa in Nepal.It was founded by the great-grandfather of King Manadev in the 5th century AD though it's origin however, date to a much earlier time, long before the arrival of Buddhism into the valley.It is lofty white dome with glittering golden spire with pair of big eyes on each of the four sides of the main Stupa symbolizing the God's all-seeing perspective.Swayambhunath stupa is also called the Monkey Temple because of the many hundreds of monkeys dwelling there.There are many chaityas, temples, painted images of deities and other religious objects like prayer wheels and flags for the Tibetan Buddhists to be seen.
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15 comments:

आकार said...

yeah, lovely snaps...

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Marlene said...

Thanks again for sharing more wonderful photos - incredible shots - you have an eye for color. All the best.

Hi! I'm Grace said...

Nice photos.
Thanks for sharing.:)

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Sue said...

Beautiful photos!

Bikran said...

@aakar : Thanks a bunch.

@ wayne : thanks for reminding .. I ll look into it .

Bikran said...

@Marlene : Thanks so much .. I am glad you liked them :)


@ grace : Thanks a lot :)

@ vanilla : wow Thanks a million for the award .I feel honored :D

@ Sue : Thanks a bunch sue :)

selenakyle said...

lovely pictures! this just goes to show (and i strongly believe) that an inately good eye is the primary requisite to taking good photos. everybody these days is fixated in getting the best equipment money can buy, but for some, even that doesn't help.

The Muse said...

I want to offer you most sincere thanks for visiting my blog :)

And to also tell you that I really enjoyed this post...not only the imagery but your writing as well! :)

mo_inoh said...

really good pictures. good eye

Anime Images said...

I also love photos, but I'am more of an anime fanatic. Great shots.

Bikran said...

@selenakyle-:Thanks very much for encouraging and beautiful comment.

@The Muse -: thanks very much and your blog is interesting too

@mo_inoh-: Very glad to see u and ur comments.thanks

@Anime-: I am glad you liked my pictures .and you have very nice blog too.thanks once again.

The Astral Cowboy said...

Amazing. I am going to have to visit. You know...if you are ever heading toward Texas...Let me know.

Bikran said...

@The Astral cowboy-: Thanks very much You are always welcome here I will be glad to welcome you here..and sure i will sure let you know if i ever visit there.