Thursday, March 10, 2005

The King of Muli, 1928

King of Muli, originally uploaded by mutikonka.

"The king of Muli holds spiritual and temporal power over 22,000 subjects ... His power is absolute in a territory about the size of Massachussetts. The robes he wears are those of a Living Buddha, and the temple banner directly behind him is a representation of the entire Tibetan pantheon." - Joseph Rock 1928.

throneToday the throne is empty. There is a living Buddha at Muli - but he was not present when I visited

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