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Nepal - Swayambhu (17 images)

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Swayambhu (also called monkey temple) or Swayambhunath is one of the most sacred Buddhist pilgrimage site, especially for tantric Buddhism
The white stupa / dome symbolizes the womb of creation. This place is worshipped by many different groups like Hindus of local Newar tradition with their unique combination of Hinduism and Buddhism and Buddhist monks of different schools. In Tantra there is a lot of magic and animistic roots. A prayer at this place is supposed to give 13 billion...
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