Painted Mandala, Skurbuchan | Photos of Ladakh
An old mandala painting inside a gateway stupa at Skurbuchan, Ladakh.
In 2019 we explored a side valley of the Indus river and encountered the delightful village of Skurbuchan.
Stupas at the entrance to a village often take the form of a gateway so that you walk through the stupa and pass under a mandala painted on the ceiling. This beautiful old mandala was painted on the ceiling of a gateway stupa at Skurbuchan.
We spent the night at our friend's cousin's house. Skurbuchan is in a very scenic setting and was full of delights. The old monastery has a wonderful shrine room - you can watch a video of our short climb to the old monastery here:
A new Padmasambhava statue overlooks the valley and a newer monastery is on the opposite hillside.
A guide to approx sizes
A3: paper size 42x29.7cm, image size 40x28cm
A2: paper size 59.4x42cm, image size 57x40cm
70x50cm paper size, image size 68x48cm
Photo by Silk Road director Peter Bennion, 2019.