Wednesday, November 13, 2013

BASGO MONASTERY



Located on clay hills and reminding one of the Petra caves in Jordan is the Basgo Monastery. recognized as the 100 most endangered heritage site by World Monument Fund, USA lies in precarious condition. so much so one can see creative holes in some of the walls.































Replete with beautiful mural s on the wall and pillars which  needs attention.

Then there is this beautiful serene 14 meter high gilded statue statue of the Maitreya Buddha.

The  Basgo Welfare Committee with help from various organisation has though done commendable work in restoring some of the monument.


4 comments:

Pallavi said...

It's a beautiful monument . Hopefully some restoration work can bring back it's lost glory. The brown walls look resplendent against the bright blue sky :)

Shiju Sugunan said...

Beautiful captures, Sudhir. Loved the keyhole on the wall.

Bhushavali N said...

Those holes look interesting. Looks like a key to me!!! :)
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Vineeta Yashswi said...

Amazing...