What does it takes to become a “Lama”, The venerated masters of Buddhism…

The gurus treated by everyone with deference – Lamas or the modern day “Monks” are often considered as the people practicing esoteric traditions, but in reality they are the enlightening source to understand one’s conduct in conformity. They promulgate the level of spiritual attainment with reference to the teachings of Buddha. The custom started by a Shunyi prince who declared the first spiritual leader for lamas from Ming Dynasty inherited by 13 more and the present day leader is Tenzin Gyatso (1940) or Dalai Lama. After the death of the…

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21 Facts about Lahaul Spiti that you probably don’t know

 The district of Lahaul-Spiti in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh consists of the two formerly separate districts of Lahaul and Spiti. The present administrative centre is Keylong in Lahaul. The district was formed in 1960. Kunzum la or the Kunzum Pass (altitude 4,551 m; 14,931 ft) is the entrance pass to the Spiti Valley from Lahaul. It is 21 km from Chandra Tal. This district is connected to Manali through the Rohtang Pass. To the south, Spiti ends 24 km from Tabo, at the Sumdo where the road enters Kinnaur and…

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