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Reconsecration of the Nako Temples, 2007

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Since 2000 the Buddhist complex consisting of four temples in Nako, Kinnaur has been studied, preserved and partially reconstructed at the request of the local Buddhist Community within the Nako Research and Preservation Project (NRPP). Indigenous building techniques and traditional handicrafts have been analysed and integrated into the preservation process. During the whole procedure the people of Nako supported and contributed to the aims of the NRPP. Finally the temple complex was reconsecrated in August 2007 by His Holiness, the XIVth Dalai Lama. For this occasion the booklet “Nako – The Rebirth of the Temple Complex” was made and presented to him.

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