Monks, Mcleodganj

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Monks, Mcleodganj, originally uploaded by Samir D.

"Tsuglagkhang" or "Tsuglag Khang", the Dalai Lama's temple is the most important place for Tibetan people in Mcleodganj.
The special dress code of these Monks are robes, comes from the idea of wearing cheap clothes just to protect the body from weather and climate. They shall not be made from one piece of cloth, but mended together from several pieces. Since dark red was the cheapest colour in Kashmir, the Tibetan tradition has red robes. In the south, yellow played the same role, though the color of saffron also had cultural associations in India.

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