Baralacha La Part (III)

I had to run out of exotic names at some point.

My last post on Baralacha La has to once again do with Buddhism. My first post on this series (To Infinity and Beyond) featured a small prayer mound of stones which had been placed by Buddhists fairly close to the prayer flags.

To Infinity and Beyond

On the other side of the road however, one could see a lot many more of these prayer mounds of stones heaped over a small hill, making the hill look eerily artificially constructed.

Plethora of Prayer Mounds

If you look closely at the picture you see the little rocks carefully placed on top of the naturally occurring large rocks to form little mounds. This must have taken time and patience considering nothing seems to fall off because of the wind.

Forever Stable

11 Comments Add yours

  1. Nirmala says:

    Picture conveys the sense of great ages gone by and mysticism. Personally I dont think rocks can fall because of wind. Only the earth rumbling or great water force can do that I think.

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Yes I guess so too- I wonder how seismic that place must be- no idea!

  2. lav says:

    Humbling! Thought provoking.
    These rocks aren’t going to fallm they are prayer mounds from Gods gone by

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:


      1. Lav says:

        tell me not to post comments from the phone. i still havent gotten used to the m key being the fullstop with the alt key.

  3. laurahartson says:

    these are such pretty shots!

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Thank you for your comment!

  4. Brad says:

    Almost looks like the landscape of another planet!

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Considering how remote it was, it could have well been another planet!

      1. Lav says:

        wait a minute, are you telling me leh is on THIS planet? i thought you had to go through so many phases of deployment, it sounded like 4 phases of lunar module…hahaha…

      2. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

        As unlikely as it sounds it is on Earth!

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