Photographer's Note

A series of prayer wheels along the walls on the northern side of the Jharkot Monastery and the pagoda, held up by support from all sides. The walls are made of mud and in such fierce and tough weather conditions, they are falling apart.
Since the building of the new Monastery, this old, historically significant mud baked Gompa has been left un-cared for, and in ruins.Broken down, dilapidated, facing the wrath of nature.
Not all the wheels turn, and I stopped trying to spin some of them, fearing that they may simply come off the hinges and sockets.
Dzar (Jharkot) was the leading village having a
fortress and monastery, guarding the six villages along Dzong Chu at the south. The Six villages are Kheng-Khar, Dzar and Purrang on the left
bank(south) and Chhenkor, Dzong and Puttra on the right (north). These villages were once called "Dar-rDzong-yul-drug" as a community. The fort
of Dzar is now almost ruined except a few rooms being used by villagers.
The monastery was founded in Kagyu-pa (tib.:bKa'-brgyud-pa) order in the middle of 15th century, Deities of the main hall are Sakyamuni, SakyaPandita
(tib.:Sa-skya pandita) and Gorchen-Kunga-Sand-po (tib.:Ngor-chen Kun-dga'-bzan-po) protected by glass plates. Images of Sakyamuni, Sixteen arhats,
Three Times of Buddhas, Mahavairocana, Amitaba, Avarokitesvara with four arms, and Four Guardians are on the walls, repainted in 1950's.

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Additional Photos by Arunava Ghose (Highmountains) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 307 W: 38 N: 676] (2674)
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