Photographer's Note

This is Maitreya Buddha of Yiga Choling Gompa in Darjeeling.

** From Taosim Website
Maitreya Buddha is the "Future Buddha" - the one who will come in the distant future to revive Buddhist teachings and bring an end to suffering.

This Buddha was dressed with most amazing hues I have seen ever, for most Buddha Idols are plainly dressed. A young monk tried to expain me that Maitreya Buddha is the Future Buddha. (His pic. will be my next post)

The common fat idols popularly known as the Laughing Buddha is interpreted as Maitreya by the Chinese.

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