Ajo Garpo, Sikkim’s distinctive stone carver – The Sangai Specific

S BalakrishnanRows and rows of Buddha pictures and sacred Buddhist chants carved on stone slabs! This was probably the most enchanting scene in Tashiding. I used to be attending the annual ‘Bumchu’ (holy water) ceremony at Tashiding Gompa (monastery) in West Sikkim in 1984 and these strains of coloured tablets attracted me loads. Whereas I … Read more