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Barge Mani  (mani stone wall)  བར་ གེ་ མ་ནི་, Tibet | by reurinkjan
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Barge Mani (mani stone wall) བར་ གེ་ མ་ནི་, Tibet

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This is the longest Mani stone wall in the world with its estemated 1500 m in length ; it's located in Sershul County. Dza Patrul Rinpoche began its construction.


Mani walls

Along the paths of regions under the influence of Tibetan Buddhism the traveller is often confronted with Mani walls. These stone structures are a compilation of exquisitely carved stone tablets, most with the inscription "Om Mani Padme Hum" which loosely translates to "Hail to the jewel in the lotus". These walls should be passed or circumvented from the left side, the clockwise direction in which the earth and the universe revolve, according to Buddhist doctrine.


They are sometimes close to a temple or chorten, sometimes completely isolated and range from a few metres to a kilometre long and one to two metres high. They are built of rubble and sand and faced with mani stones engraved in the elegant Tibetan script.

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Taken on September 5, 2010