National Geographic : 1951 May
Ansco Color by Volkmar \Ventzel Ladakhis Enshrine the Ashes of Lamas in Pagodalike Chortens Chortens of all sizes are found beside of a former king, stands near Leh. Each were molded and stamped with a seal. Here a flag drooping from a pole bears a ( National ueograpllC ioclety Schoolboy Flutists Practice at Leh They form a section of a 15-instrument band. Frocks are of homespun. Ear flaps turn up like wings. roads, in fields, and on mountainsides. This sepulchral monument, work cavity contains the remains of a holy man. With clay added, the ashes Once a traveler called such relics "potted lamas," and the name stuck. stereotyped supplication. As no breeze blows, no prayer ascends. Kodachromes by VolKmar Ventzel Red-robed Monk Hauls Golden Barley He is one of the worker monks, who cultivate the soil, beg alms, and collect their order's rents.