Nangpa Namze Stone Carvings
The circular engravures of the Nangpa Namze Stone Carvings are “born” in Tang Dynasty. There is a monastic architecture among these stone carvings, named Nangpa Namze Lhakhang. Nangpa Namze Stone Carvings are 70 kilometers away from the county town, with a history of more than 1200 years. The major Buddha the monastery serving is Vairocana, and the statues of the eight following disciples are on its two flanks. They were engraved by the stonemasons of Tang Dynasty. As a combination of the advantages of both Tibet and Han, the statues have fine workmanship, with exquisite modeling. The artisans are highly skilled, and the characters all have rich expressions.
Every December and January 14th in Tibetan calendar, it is the time for pilgrimage festivals of Sugyog and Momgyog respectively in Nangpa Namze. The pilgrims that worship the Buddha and take ritual walks here come in a continuous stream. It is really a magnificent meet for praying.
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