January 3, 2016

Tabo Monastry, Lahaul and Spiti.

A special cover was released on 11th October 2015 on the Tabo Monastry, Lahaul and Spiti at Tabo.

Tabo Monastry is situated at Tabo of Split Valley, district Lahaul & Spiti (HP) of 3200 meters altitude near the Tibet border.  The Monastry was founded in 006 AD by thw King of Guge Kingdom of Western Tibet Yeshe Od and great translator Ronchen Zengopo.  This has nine halls  where besides stucco images of Budha, there are well paintings depicting Bhuda's life and stories from the Jataka tales.  The Monastry because of its is known as the Ajanta of Himalayas.  Since its establishments Tabo Monastry has been a centre of Budhist philosophy and learning education .  In 1996 Tabo Monastry celebrate its Millennium celebration at International level.  In the year 2009 Kalachakra Stupe was consecrated for global peace by his holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet.

Cover Code:HP/03/2015 
Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

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