Into the Tiger’s Nest: Bhutan celebrates Guru Padmasambhava’s birth

Updated On Jun 26, 2016 09:36 AM IST
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Women attired in traditional Bhutanese dress sing before a 110 feet scroll depicting Guru Padmasambhava on his birth anniversary at the Paro Rinpung Dzong in Paro, Bhutan. (Gurinder Osan/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jun 26, 2016 09:36 AM IST

Women attired in traditional Bhutanese dress sing before a 110 feet scroll depicting Guru Padmasambhava on his birth anniversary at the Paro Rinpung Dzong in Paro, Bhutan. (Gurinder Osan/HT PHOTO)

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Monks perform traditional mask dance, a physical manifestation of Guru Padmasambhava’s life. (Gurinder Osan/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Monks perform traditional mask dance, a physical manifestation of Guru Padmasambhava’s life. (Gurinder Osan/HT PHOTO)

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Monks perform traditional mask dance, a physical manifestation of Guru Padmasambhava’s life. (Gurinder Osan/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Monks perform traditional mask dance, a physical manifestation of Guru Padmasambhava’s life. (Gurinder Osan/HT PHOTO)

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Young monks look on at a thangka depicting Guru Padmasambhava during celebrations on his birth anniversary at the Paro Rinpung Dzong in Paro, Bhutan. (Gurinder Osan/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jun 26, 2016 09:36 AM IST

Young monks look on at a thangka depicting Guru Padmasambhava during celebrations on his birth anniversary at the Paro Rinpung Dzong in Paro, Bhutan. (Gurinder Osan/HT PHOTO)

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An elderly prays to Guru Padmasambhava on his birth anniversary celebrations in Paro, Bhutan. (Gurinder Osan/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
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An elderly prays to Guru Padmasambhava on his birth anniversary celebrations in Paro, Bhutan. (Gurinder Osan/HT PHOTO)

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Dressed in traditional Bhutanese attire, a young girl participates in the festivity to celebrate the Guru's birth anniversary at Paro Dzong in Paro. (Gurinder Osan/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Dressed in traditional Bhutanese attire, a young girl participates in the festivity to celebrate the Guru's birth anniversary at Paro Dzong in Paro. (Gurinder Osan/HT PHOTO)

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Young monks check their smart phones during celebrations. (Gurinder Osan/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Young monks check their smart phones during celebrations. (Gurinder Osan/HT PHOTO)

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Women prepare to return after working on a paddy field in Paro, Bhutan, on Tuesday, June 14, 2016. (Gurinder Osan/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Women prepare to return after working on a paddy field in Paro, Bhutan, on Tuesday, June 14, 2016. (Gurinder Osan/HT PHOTO)

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Bhutan’s land is fertile and farmer's use traditional farming techniques with a dash of to tend to their paddy field. (Gurinder Osan/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Bhutan’s land is fertile and farmer's use traditional farming techniques with a dash of to tend to their paddy field. (Gurinder Osan/HT PHOTO)

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Girls walk through a paddy field in Paro, Bhutan, on Tuesday, June 14, 2016. (Gurinder Osan/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Girls walk through a paddy field in Paro, Bhutan, on Tuesday, June 14, 2016. (Gurinder Osan/HT PHOTO)

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Kyichu Lhakhang temple in Paro, Thimpu, on Tuesday, June 14, 2016. (Gurinder Osan/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Kyichu Lhakhang temple in Paro, Thimpu, on Tuesday, June 14, 2016. (Gurinder Osan/HT PHOTO)

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Elderly devotees at the Kyichu Lhakhang temple in Paro, Thimpu, on Tuesday, June 14, 2016. (Gurinder Osan/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Elderly devotees at the Kyichu Lhakhang temple in Paro, Thimpu, on Tuesday, June 14, 2016. (Gurinder Osan/HT PHOTO)

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A Himalayan goral, who's sighting is believed to be auspicious, forages near Taktsang Palphug Monastery (or Tiger's Nest) where Guru Padmasambhava meditated, in Paro. (Gurinder Osan/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jun 26, 2016 09:36 AM IST

A Himalayan goral, who's sighting is believed to be auspicious, forages near Taktsang Palphug Monastery (or Tiger's Nest) where Guru Padmasambhava meditated, in Paro. (Gurinder Osan/HT PHOTO)

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A family returns after paying obeisance at the Taksang Monastery (or Tiger’s Nest), where Guru Padmasambhava meditated, on Guru Padmasambhava’s birth anniversary in Paro. (Gurinder Osan/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jun 26, 2016 09:36 AM IST

A family returns after paying obeisance at the Taksang Monastery (or Tiger’s Nest), where Guru Padmasambhava meditated, on Guru Padmasambhava’s birth anniversary in Paro. (Gurinder Osan/HT PHOTO)

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The Taksang Monastery (or Tiger’s Nest), where Guru Padmasambhava meditated, on Guru Padmasambhava’s birth anniversary in Paro, Bhutan, on Wednesday, June 15, 2016. (Gurinder Osan/HT PHOTO) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Jun 26, 2016 09:36 AM IST

The Taksang Monastery (or Tiger’s Nest), where Guru Padmasambhava meditated, on Guru Padmasambhava’s birth anniversary in Paro, Bhutan, on Wednesday, June 15, 2016. (Gurinder Osan/HT PHOTO)

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