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    “House Of The Lord”- Jokhang Temple

    Monday, December 7, 2009

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    “House Of The Lord”- Jokhang Temple
    Jokhang Temple is commonly known as the "House of the Lord". The temple is situated in Lhasa. It is stated as one of the most sacred sites in Tibet. A huge number of people following Tibetan Buddhism as well as national and international tourists are attracted to the temple. Every year annually a Great Prayer festival is been hosted in the temple attracting crowds of prostrating Tibetan pilgrims and curious foreign tourists every year. Panchen Llamas and Dalai Lama’s commencement ceremony also take place in the Temple. Location The temple has four floors. The area covered by the temple is around 25,000 sq. meters. The temple is located in the center of Lhasa city. The temple shows influence of India, China and Nepal. History King Songsten Gampo founded the temple in AD 647. The king  [...]

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