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Stupa Chariot Ritual Page - Updated

June 20, 2017 ·

The Stupa Chariot Ritual Page has been updated and reformatted.

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Nepal Main Page - Updated

May 17, 2017 ·

The Nepal Main Page has been updated and re-formatted.

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Nepal Main Page - Updated

April 29, 2015 ·

The Nepal Main Page has been updated with additional images, links, content and collections.

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Rato Macchendranath Page - Added

March 12, 2015 ·

A page has been created for the Rato Macchendranath Pagpa Lokeshvara sculpture and paintings. The page has been linked to the other three famous Pagpa Lokeshvara sculpture.

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Seto Macchendranath Temple (Kathmandu) - Added

March 12, 2015 ·

The Seto Macchendranath Temple, Kathmandu, Nepal, has been added and linked to the other three famous Pagpa Lokeshvara sculpture.

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Puntsog Ling Cave Complex in Upper Mustang

June 02, 2011 ·

The Punstog Ling Cave complex in Upper Mustang, Nepal, is one of four special Buddhist monastic/retreat complexes located in the region. The four sites starting in the West and moving East are: [1] Ganden Ling, [2] Puntsog Ling, [3] Ritseling and [4] Konchogling. Of the four, Puntsog Ling is the most damaged externally by the environment and internally by human action. The complex is a great study in the erosion of such caves in Mustang. The most stunning image is the first encountered at the site and shows a figure recessed only inches from the outer walls - hillside - of the cave but in fact what is being seen is a mural originally located at the back wall of a cave that existed 100s of years ago. Erosion has removed the entrance and side walls of the hillside so much that the image is almost completely exposed and at the mercy of constant weathering.

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Ritseling Cave Paintings in Upper Mustang

May 30, 2011 ·

The Ritseling Cave is located in Upper Mustang on a peak West of the Konchog Ling Cave. Prior to the last few years it appears as though no one has entered the small cave complex in several hundred years. It has an assortment of murals with a large mandala close to the entrance along with several Buddha figures. Towards the back of the cave there is a mural depicting narrative scenes possibly of one of the occupants of the cave and his travels through Tibet and especially to Lhasa. Various protector deities are found along with a stunning image - large in size - of the nine faced, eighteen armed Garuda. The only other image of this Garuda in a Buddhist context is found in Phyang Monastery, Ladakh, India.

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Luri Cave Paintings in Mustang

May 27, 2011 ·

The Luri Cave in Mustang, Nepal, has some of the earliest and most beautiful Buddhist wall murals. A set of the Eight Great Mahasiddhas stands out for the fine line and early iconographic features.

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Seeing, Rather Than Looking At, Nepalese Art: The Figural Struts

December 18, 2009 ·

Seeing, Rather Than Looking At, Nepalese Art: The Figural Struts by Mary Shepherd Slusser, December 18, 2009. Asianart.com

This article is drawn from the important discoveries revealed in the author's forthcoming The Antiquity of Nepalese Wood Carving: A Reassessment, which is now in press. The article does not repeat the critical apparatus which can be found in the book, so the reader is urged to seek, if needed, further references and citations from the book. The Editor, Asianart.com

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The Creatures of the Rain Rivers, Cloud Lakes

April 19, 2009 ·

The Creatures of the Rain Rivers, Cloud Lakes: Newars Saw Them, So Did Ancient India, by Gautama V. Vajracharya.

"The magnificent works of the Newar artists and architects of the Kathmandu valley include not only paintings, sculptures, residential houses, public building and royal palaces but also water fountains comfortably positioned in public places near the residential area or inside the palaces."

Google Alert: "Himalayan Art Resources"

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