This website is for international orders only. We are using DHL shipping for international orders. For orders within Nepal kindly visit

Chorten in Nepal Architecture and Buddhist Votive Practice in the Himalaya

Product Details

Title:Chorten in Nepal Architecture and Buddhist Votive Practice in the Himalaya


Author:Niels Gutschow

Publisher:Dom Publishers

Publish Year:2021

Edition:First Edition

Cover:Hard Back

Subject:Buddhism | Architecture / Interior / Furniture


Remarks:Colour and B&W Photographs.


Size:220 x 260 mm


Price:USD 275.00

  Add To Cart
  • For more than two millennia Buddhism shaped the cultures of Central, South, Southeast, and East Asia. Each territory had its own peculiar way of developing representations of the Buddha, the Bodhisattvas, and a variety of guardian deities and saints.

    Of particular importance is the representation of the Buddha and his teachings in an iconic form in the shape of an impassable building. Called Stupa in Sanskrit, and Chörten in Tibetan, these structures not only characterize the urban space of the Newars in the Kathmandu Valley. They also mark the access to Tibetan villages in northern Nepal, line the trails across high passes, and stud topographically prominent places. By their thousands, they transform wilderness into a landscape that promises shelter, protection, and well-being.

    584 maps, architectural drawings, and photographs, produced from 1970 to 2008, document the rich cultural heritage of the Tibetan and Tamang enclaves along the range of the high Himalaya.

    Niels Gutschow

    Gutschow was born in 1941 in Hamburg, and currently lives in Abtsteinach, Germany and Bhaktapur, Nepal. He is an honorary professor at the University of Heidelberg, South Asia Institute. 

  • Send your message

    Need Assistance

    Our team is available 9:30 AM - 9 PM at your service to help you.
    +977 1 4221546 /

Follow Us

В онлайн казино Вавада регистрация можно играть бесплатно и без регистрации в демо версии слотов на фишки, но куда интереснее состоять в сообществе и попытать удачу с реальными заносами, тем более что регистрация занимает всего несколько минут.