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Excavated during a joint collaboration of the Bihar Heritage Development Society, a part of the department of art, culture and youth affairs and the Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan, West Bengal, this finding is believed to be a great centre of Mahayana Buddhism. (HT Photo)

First hilltop Buddhist monastery found in Bihar’s Lakhisarai

By Reena Sopam | Hindustan Times, Patna
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 12:31 PM IST
The state government has made elaborate conservation plans to preserve the monastic structure.
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Himachal chief minister Jai Ram Thakur inspecting the progress of the Atal tunnel at Rohtang on Saturday.(HT Photo)
Himachal chief minister Jai Ram Thakur inspecting the progress of the Atal tunnel at Rohtang on Saturday.(HT Photo)

Plans afoot to develop ski slopes on Rohtang tunnel’s north portal

By Gaurav Bisht | Hindustan Times/Shimla, Shimla
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2020 05:10 PM IST
Plans are in the pipeline for developing ski slopes in Tiling Village in Lahaul, to boost tourism in the Himalayan valley.
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Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, has advised his followers in China to chant a mantra to contain the threat posed by coronavirus(AP)
Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, has advised his followers in China to chant a mantra to contain the threat posed by coronavirus(AP)

Dalai Lama’s advice to followers to contain spread of coronavirus

By Press Trust of India | Dharamshala
PUBLISHED ON JAN 29, 2020 07:13 AM IST
A group of mainland Chinese devotees on Facebook had requested for the Dalai Lama’s advice amid widespread health scare after the virus was discovered in Wuhan.
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52 young inventors gathered at 13,000 ft high 17th century Buddhist monastery located at Hemis for their convocation. (Representational image)
52 young inventors gathered at 13,000 ft high 17th century Buddhist monastery located at Hemis for their convocation. (Representational image)

Convocation for young innovators at 13,000 ft in Ladakh

By Press Trust of India | Hemis
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2019 03:42 PM IST
The first batch of year-long Naropa Fellowship graduated in a ceremony held on Sunday at the iconic Hemis Monastery premises.
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The items include a portrayal of Buddha, the turbaned heads of meditating Bodhisattvas, the bald head of a monk and three larger heads belonging to female and male individuals, one possibly to be identified with Vajrapani, the spiritual guide of Buddha, and the others perhaps lay donors or Bodhisattvas.(Trustees of the British Museum.)
The items include a portrayal of Buddha, the turbaned heads of meditating Bodhisattvas, the bald head of a monk and three larger heads belonging to female and male individuals, one possibly to be identified with Vajrapani, the spiritual guide of Buddha, and the others perhaps lay donors or Bodhisattvas.(Trustees of the British Museum.)

UK to return rare Buddhist artefacts to Afghanistan

By Prasun Sonwalkar | Hindustan Times, London
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2019 02:05 PM IST
Seized during the political turmoil in Afghanistan, the items had been illegally exported from the country to the UK. They were likely pillaged from Buddhist monasteries, according to experts at the museum.
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