Photographer's Note

This picture was taken at Jamgyong Kongtrul Monastery at Lava,West Bengal.
Lava is a small hamlet situated 34 kilometres (21 mi) east of the town of Kalimpong via Algarah in Darjeeling district of the state of West Bengal, India. Lava is situated at an altitude of 7,016 feet (2,138 m). It is one of the few places in West Bengal to receive snow in winter. It is the entry point to the Neora Valley National Park from Kalimpong. (Courtesy Wikipedia).
In Mahayana Buddhism Lamp symbolizes wisdom and its burning signifies burning away aggression, jealousy, greed and so on.
In the present world of religious disharmony and intolerance , this lamp may be a symbol of peace and hope.

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