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Monasteries in Spiti, Himachal Pradesh India

Living near the Tibetan border, people in Spiti - like those in Ladakh - are Buddhists. Like the Dalai Lama they believe in Lamaist Buddhism. This means that not only the preachings of Buddha play an important role in their lives, but their world is also full of demons that have to be appeased and warded off.
Snowleopard in Comic Spiti
Snowleopard in Comic Spiti
Door of the Mahakala room in Comic Spiti
Door of the Mahakala room in Comic Spiti
4500m high monastery in Comic Spiti
4500m high monastery in Comic Spiti
Monastery in Dankhar Spiti
Monastery in Dankhar Spiti
Warding off demons in Dankhar Spiti
Warding off demons in Dankhar Spiti
Goat in the Dankhar monastery Spiti
Goat in the Dankhar monastery Spiti
Dankhar hats for mask dances
Dankhar hats for mask dances
The 1000 year-old monastery in Tabo
The 1000 year-old monastery in Tabo
 Monastery in Tabo Spiti
Monastery in Tabo Spiti
Manistones in Tabo Spiti
Manistones in Tabo Spiti
 Manistone in Tabo Spiti
Manistone in Tabo Spiti
In the old monastery of Kungri
In the old monastery of Kungri
Wall Paintings in Kungri Spiti
Wall Paintings in Kungri Spiti
The 4400m high monastery in Kibber
The 4400m high monastery in Kibber
Kye monastery Spiti
Kye monastery Spiti
Kye monastery Spiti
Kye monastery Spiti