Mak-dog monastery

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Format

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License

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Contributed date

December 2, 2021 - 12:09pm

Critical Commentary

This monastery was built right after the of the Second World War. Commissioned by the existing Tibetan population in Darjeeling before the exile of Tibetans in 1959, the monastery was a commemoration of the end of the War, giving meaning to a space that would later be seen as 'sacred' with subsequent 'setting' up of a cemetery and a Buddhist Center around the monastery. "Mak - dog" in Tibetan translates to blocking or obstructing War. 

Source

Personal Collection

Location

Darjeeling, WB
India

Cite as

Anonymous, "Mak-dog monastery", contributed by , Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 2 December 2021, accessed 22 January 2022.