Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Way up there

 The temple niche was carved way up on the rock face and this colorful banner guards the entrance to it. Inside the niche was that beautiful blue buddha and in front of it butter lamps are lit. The carvers would dangle from ropes as they dug out the niche, sculpt and paint. There were wuite a number of niches each housing Buddhist deities and beautiful frescoes. Some were opened for viewing, while others were shut up and not seen. These days steps leading to the temple and walk ways linking visitors to the other niches are available.

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