Bhaktapur Mandala

Sand Mandala
In sandbox … so keep the cat out!

Microcosms of the Universe
The Mandala is a spiritual symbol
representing the universe. It is used
ritualistically in both Hinduism and
Buddism. With about 80% of Nepalese
being Hindu, and a further 4% Buddhist,
Mandalas are big business here in Nepal.

The old Master

. . . and the young apprentice.

Yajrayogini
The tantric feminine Buddha of transcendent passion that’s free of selfishness and Illusion.

Two Doorways . . .

Photography:
David B. Redpath Β© 2019

70 thoughts on “Bhaktapur Mandala”

    1. Yes … and some very colourful sand, Victoria.
      I think Yajrayogini may be consuming some
      spicy hot nepalese dal soup, in the first pic.
      In the second, I’d say, Vishnu’s mace & face😎

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    1. Thanks, Rita. 😎
      I did have to wear my shades in that gallery.
      I was tempted to quote Stairway to Heaven;

      ”Yes, there are two paths you can go by
      but in the long run
      There’s still time to change the road you’re on
      And it makes me wonder.”

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    1. The Masters are monks, or monastery
      educated, as just about all Nepalese Buddhist males from the age of 12 to 17.
      They then decide whether to continue life
      as a monk, or return to civilian life.
      I was surprised to see a female engaged
      in such a traditionally male occupation.
      Just shows that the times are a-changin’ 😎

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