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Lhagang graslands and the sacred Mount Zhara Lhatse 5820m, Tibet | by reurinkjan
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Lhagang graslands and the sacred Mount Zhara Lhatse 5820m, Tibet

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High peaking above the graslands is the snow-covered peak of Mt Zhara Lhatse with a unique sharp pointed shape of 5820m hight.

This mountain is also strongly connected with the stories of Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava).

Lhagong is surrounded by five holy mountains : Chenresig, Jambayang, Chana Dorje and Drolma, and to the north, the snow mountain called Zhara.

Because it is surrounded by these holy mountains, it is a special and blessed place.

In front of this picture,scaled down, surrounded by the mountain landscape is a temple complex the Jinlong Gompa ཡིན་ ལོང་ དགོན་པ་ in full sunlight.

 

Sacred Mountains__________________________________________

Sacredpeaks of snow and ice, bare rock and slate or grass-covered ranges are found throughout the Tibetan Plateau. Among them, the most important focal points for Buddhist and Bon pilgrimage are Mount Kailash in Ngari, Mounts Amnye Machen and Nyenpo Yurtse in Golok, Mount Kawa Karpo in Dechen, Mount Zhara Lhatse in Minyak, Mount Dakpa Shelri in Tsari, Mount Bonri in Kongpo, Mount Yarlha Shampo in Yarlung, Mount Nyenchen Tangla near Lake Namtso Chukmo, Mount Lapchi Gang along with other perennial snow massifs in the Himalayan range. During the pilgrimage season, these peaks and their secret grottoes are circumambulated by Tibetans from all parts of the plateau, as well as by devotees from India, Nepal and the West.

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Taken on September 16, 2009