mani stones - ladakh (india)

Mani Stones - Hemis Gompa (Monastery) - Leh Valley - Ladakh (India)

Mani stones (or Prayer stones) are stones carved with a Tibetan Buddhist mantra or prayer.­ They are often placed on top of long walls, often near Gompas (monasteries).­

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Leh, Jammu and Kashmir, India

Photos taken during a 7-week, 7000 Km motorcycle tour across parts of India (Delhi, Rajasthan, Ladakh, Kashmir, Jammu and more) in May-June 2009.­