Ladakh ( numerous blogs from FEB/MARCH 2016 will reveal more) is an unusual and Wondrous Region in the lap of The Himalayas in Jammu & Kashmir, India.
However here I am focusing on one Symbol in particular which you will see strike you between your eyes repeatedly in Buddhist Ladakh.
This was hand painted on the Wall of the Dining Room of a Hotel in Leh, Ladakh.
The “Dharam Chakra” is seen again on a Curtain in the Hemis Monastery ( see earlier blogs on the Monastery) in the main courtyard. Do notice the Wheel or Chakra always has Eight Spokes.
The featured image is a zoom in of the top of the gate which welcomes you to the “3 Idiot School” ( do see an earlier blog on the school to know more) in Shey, Ladakh. The Chakra is held aloft between Two Mighty Dragons.
What do the symbols signify, what is the message they convey to you ? Three pictures, three depictions , three different locations and three different materials, yet the Symbol is Constant.
A subsequent blog will reveal more symbols seen along with the spectacular terrain of Ladakh.