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Title:Swayambhunath A Sanctuary of Buddha
Remarks:Colour and B&W Illustrations, Glossary and Bibliography.
Size:103 x 152 mm
Swayambhunath is the most famous image of all Nepal: the tall white stupa gilded with gold, its eyes surveying every comer of the valley. Bathed in the dewy morning light, the shrine radiates a mysterious quality, a place of enchantment beyond the real world. Swayambhunath is a mysterious place, a vision veiled in a mystical tantric cloak.
But why is it there, and what is its significance? For answers we must turn to legend.
This book is a practical guide with sections on history legends, festivals, religion, monasteries, Buddhism and Tantra, as well as a suggested route around the monument.
Sian Pritchard-Jones and Bob Gibbons met in 1983, on a trek from Kashmir to Ladakh. Since then they have been leading and organising treks in the Alps, Nepal and the Sahara. They work in Kathmandu every winter and always relish returning to the Annapurna region, one of their favourite trekking haunts.