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Ladakh Diaries Part 9: Lamayuru

Lamayuru is one of the most ancient monasteries in Ladakh, the oldest surviving structure dating to the 11 th century CE. What makes this monastery particularly fascinating, is its location, amidst what is today called the “moonscape”, for the spectacular natural rock formations, which truly are “out of the world”! As per legend , there once existed a huge lake in this area, populated only by the Nagas (serpents). It was prophesized that there would be a great monastery built here. This prophecy came true when the great acharya Naropa (756-1041 CE) arrived. He emptied the lake, meditated for many years inside a cave, and built the first monastery here. The present structure is a new one, built around the cave where Acharya Naropa is said to have meditated. This legend seems to fit well with the geological formations seen in the area, which suggest this was a paleo-lake, which disappeared around 1000 years ago. Lamayuru is about 130 km from Leh , and the Indus River flows along th

This one is for Samhith.....

This one is for those of who who have been wondering what Samhith has been up to during this vacation, and why there are no pics of him in the last post on our Pagoda trip. Well, I took so many pics of him during the trip, I decided they were worth another post!!!

So, let me start with the best one..... Samhith skipping along happily on the path to the Pagoda....



..and then, here are his many moods as he played happily in the green grass while we waited for the ferry....















He was fascinated by the exhibits of EsselWorld, and with his chitti (my sister) happily posed for the camera....












He then picked up the camera and tried to click pictures... Here are the ones that came out well....












While we waited for our taxi driver, we came across this flock of geese...............









.......and you can see for yourself the fun Samhith derived from them!!!!






Finally, this part is solely for him.... published on his insistence...his efforts during this vacation....


First, this 100 piece puzzle..... he's doing one after quite a long time, and he did this all by himself!!!




and then, here are his train and blocks once more... he is using them for the first time after Navaratri.....





Comments

  1. He for sure seems to have a lot of fun.

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  2. FUN FUN and FUN ONLY!! :) glad to see samhith at his best enjoying the vacation and your family pics :) that puzzle and his toy town looks quite good

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  3. Anu.. you guys look like you had a great time... Oh.. the puzzle looks amazing..

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  4. i LOVEEEEEEEEEEED Samhith in all his avtars.. very well captured.. (did not read post.. too busy looking at him ;)

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  5. Shweet post!!Samhith sure looks like he is having fun...adorable.. innocent..naughty- so many emotions at play !! :D

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  6. Beautiful snaps.I loved the snaps of running behind the birds. Very cute kid and that is the way to have fun.

    Wish you Happy and Prosperous New Year.

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  7. Cool series that captures the spirit of Samhith and his mother's affection for him.

    Happy new year to you and your family...Thomas

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  8. Hey everyone, sorry for the delay, and wish you all a very happy new year!!!!!

    @ Mridula: Oh yes, he enjoyed himself thoroughly!!!

    @ Sri: thanks..... our dec trip got cancelled so we had to make the most of the vacation here itself.... since the new year was spent at puttaparthi where we couldnt do anything much!

    @ Pat: yes, we did have fun!!!! and he's making a puzzle after quite a long time..... and he actually sat down in one place for hours!!!

    @AJCL: thanks... doesnt matter if u didnt read... nothing of importance.. just accompaniment to the pics :-)

    @Aaarti: oh yes, thats what he's like all the time... is terribly naughty, then smiles innocently and gets away with it!!

    @Rajesh : thanks.. that was a lucky shot... clicked so many and that one was the best!


    @T&S : seeing u here after a long time... and thanks a lot!!!

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