Thursday, October 8, 2009


This is the statue of Buddha at Rinchenpong, Kaluk (Sikkim).

The website of the Rinchenpong Village Resort describes the statue as "the statue of Ati Buddha with a lady holding him is a unique feature of this particular monastery, symbolizing the power of male and female together".

It seems to me that there's a little more than "holding" going on in this statue, a hunch that was corroborated by my friends who're just back from a visit to Kaluk. What's for sure though is that this statue is one of its kind in the world.

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