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A Glimpse of Thousand Buddha Cliffside Sculpture

  • Source : China Tibet Online Author : Karen Lin Time : 11/15/2014 Editor : Tenzin Woebom

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    The Thousand Buddha Cliffside Sculpture, located on the western side of Mt.Yaowang (Mt.King of Medicine, a hill on the right side of the Potala Palace), is one of the most popular destinations on the pilgrims' ritual walk path along Lingkor Road in Lhasa, Tibet.

     

    It is said that the Thousand Buddha Cliffside Sculpture has a history spanning more than one thousand years, during which people kept carving Buddha statues and sculptures on the cliff.

      

    Those stone plates are called Mani stones, and are inscribed with six syllables - mantra Om mani padme hum (which literally means "Hail to the jewel in the lotus") as a form of prayer in Tibetan Buddhism.

     

     

      The Thousand Buddha Cliffside Sculpture is one of the most popular destinations on the pilgrims' ritual walk path along Lingkor Road in Lhasa, Tibet.[Photo/China Tibet Online]

     

     

    Piles of Mani stone plates lay along the trail up to Mani Tower from the Cliffside Sculpture.[Photo/China Tibet Online] 

     

     

    A monk is laying the Mani stone plates inscribed with scriptures along the trail up to Mani Tower from the Cliffside Sculpture.[Photo/China Tibet Online]  

     

     

    A monk is laying the Mani stone plates inscribed with scriptures along the trail up to Mani Tower from the Cliffside Sculpture.[Photo/China Tibet Online] 

     

     

    Piles of Mani stone plates lay along the trail up to Mani Tower from the Cliffside Sculpture.[Photo/China Tibet Online] 

     

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