Saturday, July 30, 2011
Patron saint of the Tibetan
Yading area made its fame to the would be traced back to 1928, by an Austrian American Joseph Rock, who spent much of his time in China and whose images appeared regularly on National Geography during his time.
Yading is renowned for the three holy peaks, which was blessed in the 8th century by Buddha Padmasambhava (Sanskrit Padmakara पद्मसम्भव ) of projecting his divine light onto the range of the three elevations after 3 bodhisattvas : Jambeyang (or Yangmaiyong) the south peak as the Bodhisattva of Wisdom, the east peak Chanadorje (or Xianuoduoji) as the Bodhisattva of Wrath and the north peak Chenresig (or Xiannairi) as the highest of the trio, symbolizes Avalokiteshvara or better known by Chinese as the Guānshìyīn Púsà (觀世音菩薩), the Bodhisattva of Mercy.
It is said that if a Tibetan pilgrimage to the shrine 3 times in life, he can be blessed with all he desires.
Picture here is the Chanadorje 5,958m, shot with Canon EOS 5DII + EF 70-300 F/4-5.6L IS USM (setting at 200mm), original image is 17,108 X 6,165 pixels, stitched from 11 captures.