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The Budhist Groinbah or Monastery in the Borteah [Bhutea] bustee below Darjeeling.

The Budhist Groinbah or Monastery in the Borteah [Bhutea] bustee below Darjeeling.

Photographer: Doyle, John H.

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1870

Shelfmark: Photo 27/(92)

Item number: 2792

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of Buddhist Monastery in Darjeeling, from an Album of Miscellaneous views in India, taken by John H.Doyle in the 1870s. This photograph is one a series of views and ethnographical studies taken at Darjeeling by John H. Doyle. This view shows several Llamas at worship and some masked Llamas in attendance at the Bhutia Busty monastery. The monastery was built in 1879 and many Buddhist scriptures were found here, including the cult book 'The Tibetan Book of the Dead'. The temple also has beautiful murals.

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