Chorten Kora, an 18th century replica of Bodnath Stupa ©gs

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History of Chorten Kora: Lama Ngawang Loday wished to construct a replica of the Bodnath stupa in Nepal in memory of his late uncle Lama Jangchhub Gyeltshen and to subdue a demon dwelling at the site where to chorten was to be constructed. Guru Rinpoche and his brothers constructed the Bodnath stupa popularly known as Jarung Khashor in their previous lives. (click "show more"...)

Lama Ngawang Loday and his friend Lama Zangpo from Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh (India) set on a journey to Bodnath. Both returned with a model of the chorten that was carved from a radish. They were determined to construct similar chortens in Tawang and Trashiyangtse. Lama Zangpo constructed his at Pangchanang valley in Tawang, which is known as Gorzam Chorten. Lama Ngawang Loday constructed his on the floor of the Trashiyangtse valley. Twelve years in the construction it is called Chorten Kora. Blessed by HH Je Yonten Thaye, the demon that had harmed the people of the valley was subdued and banished. Thereafter, it is said that the people of the valley continue to live in peace and harmony. The Chorten Kora Festival celebrates this history. Source:

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♠ c0l0gne1 ♣ on October 30, 2011

Ganz herzlichen Dank, Peter! In der Tat ein magischer Ort abseits der Touristenströme, der Ruhe ausgestrahlt hat!

LG Gudrun

Christos Theodorou on November 11, 2011



Good luck / Bonne chance / Καλή τύχη

Best regards / Amitiés / Χαιρετίσματα

♠ c0l0gne1 ♣ on November 11, 2011

Thanks a lot, Christos Theodorou!

EdwardTurJ on December 4, 2011

Very nice composition!
Greetings from Czernowitz in Ukraine, Edward

♠ c0l0gne1 ♣ on December 4, 2011

Thank you, Edward, I'm pleased you like it! Greetings from Germany

joanloam on July 26, 2013

Wonderful shot from a nice construction.


Best wishes.


♠ c0l0gne1 ♣ on July 27, 2013

Joan, thanks a lot! Greetings from Germany

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  • Uploaded on October 16, 2011
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    by ♠ c0l0gne1 ♣
    • Camera: Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
    • Taken on 2011/09/28 07:56:17
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
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    • ISO Speed: ISO100
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