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Posts Tagged ‘Sikkim’

Photo of the Week: Making of the Prayer Wheel, Sikkim, India

  • Yogita Ranapaheli (photo and text)
  • 12 June 2011

One of the main features of Buddhist monasteries in Sikkim is the prayer wheel, found in lines on monastery premises. Pilgrims turn these wheels, for it is believed that a prayer is released with every rotation of the wheel. The picture here is of one such wheel in the making. The artist is painting the prayer ‘om mani padme hum’ on it, which is a very popular Buddhist mantra said to increase the effect of a prayer.

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Majestic and Mountainous Sikkim is Now a whl.travel Destination

  • whl.travel
  • 10 March 2011

THIS ARTICLE IS AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH AND NEPALI. At the northeastern edge of the great nation of India is Sikkim, a tiny state draped across a section of the mighty Himalaya. Like the three countries with which it shares borders – Tibet, Bhutan and Nepal – Sikkim is notable for pristine mountain beauty. Its majestic landscapes, peaceful atmosphere and enormous biodiversity also make it one of the most promising destinations in India for anyone in search of the road less travelled.

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