Avalokiteshvara Statue | Kanji | Photos of Ladakh
A photo from Kanji, Ladakh, of a statue of Avalokiteshvara, the Bodhisattva of Compassion
Avalokiteshvara is flanked by the Medicine Buddha and Green Tara in this small dark gompa in the village of Kanji.
Late afternoon sun coming in through the small door - bend double to enter - case some light on the central figure. There are good murals too though one of the mandalas on the side wall had been too damaged by rain before the villagers raised money for restoration and repairs to the roof.
Kanji is a lovely village at the head of a canyon to the north that leads to the Leh-Kargil road and paths in two directions to the south. One path leads over the difficult Kanji La and on to Rangdum monastery. The other to Hanupatta and Photoksar and south to Zanskar.
It's been harvest time on both our visits and most of the villagers were gathering the harvest.