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Jokhang Temple Lhasa Tibet
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Jokhang Temple is located on Barkhor Square in Lhasa. It lies at the center of the old Lhasa. Built in 647 by Songtsen Gampo and his two foreign wives, it has a history of more than 1,300. It was said that Nepal Princess Tritsun decided to build a temple to house the Jowo Sakyamuni aged 12 brought by Chinese Princess Wencheng. Princess Wencheng reckoned according to Chinese astrology that the temple should be built on the pool where the Jokhang now locates.

 Jokhang Temple is the spiritual center of Tibet. Everyday pilgrims from every corner of Tibet trek a long distance to the temple. Some of them even progress prostrate by body length to the threshold of the temple. Pilgrims fuel myriad of flickering butter lamps with yak butter, or honor their deities with white scarves (Kha-btags or Hada) while murmuring sacred mantras to show their pieties to the Buddha.

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Copyright: Yunzen Liu
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 8000x4000
Taken: 01/09/2010
Uploaded: 30/10/2010
Updated: 06/03/2015
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Tags: jokhang; temple; lhasa; tibet; china
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