Villages of Spiti Valley

The Spiti story: An affair to behold (Part 4)

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A sunny morning was on the top of my immediate wish list and Kaza did me the kind favor. I opened the window of my room and could feel the early rays of pure sunshine drenching over my aching skin. It gave me energy, the healing one. It felt like Kaza was a desired paradise and I just needed to see the nymphs dance.
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Spiti Series – Day 4 : In the abode of Buddhism!

Om Mani Padme Hum

In dependence on the practice of a path which is an indivisible union of method and wisdom, you can transform your impure body, speech, and mind into the pure exalted body, speech, and mind of a Buddha.

—H.H. Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama (on the meaning of – Om mani padme hum)

The enchanting mantra – ‘Om Mane Padme Hum’ resonates throughout the Spiti valley. The prayer flags, prayer wheels, mani stones, temples and monasteries, all reverberate how the people of Spiti have embraced this non-violent and compassionate religion since 9th century AD when Padmasambhava brought Buddhism to this valley. Never could I have imagined a green-less valley to be so beautiful and therapeutic for the soul. The monastic life of people and humble hospitality had touched me deep inside.

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