Monthly Archives: October 2013

Conservation and restoration of a historical Stupa in Sankar, Leh (2013-14)
Stupa Restoration - Sankar

A historical Stupa located along the footpath leading to Samkar monastery was restored by Himalayan Cultural Heritage Foundation (HCHF) with financial support from Tourism Development Authority, Leh on request of Gey Lobzang Nantak, hon’ble cucillor, upper Leh. The Stupa was consecrated by the monks of Samkar Gonpa on 12th Oct. 2013. Shri Rigzin Spalbar, the hon’ble Chief Executive Councillor, LAHDC was present on the occasion. CEC, Spalbar congratulated

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Conservation of the Painted Chorten at Sumda Chun, Ladakh, India (2013-14)
Painted Stupa at Sumda Chun

Conservation work was undertaken in the summer of 2013 on one of the earliest recorded painted chortens (stupas) in the village of Sumda Chun, located in the remote mountainous region of Ladakh in northern India. This marked the culmination of a long and successful program carried out on the Sumda Chun monastery complex by the World Monuments Fund in partnership with the Namgyal Institute for Research on Ladakhi Art and Cultural Heritage, the project

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