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May 28th – Kangra Art Museum + Tibetan Archives

At the Kangra Art Museum I found some interesting coins from the Mughal period that were weathered and had some really interesting marks and symbols on them. Later, I found some bank notes at the Tibetan Archive Museum.

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Mughal Coins
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Mughal Coins
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Mughal Coins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Norling House Sign and Kalachakra Mandala
Norling House Sign and Kalachakra Mandala

“The Norling House”
After comparing the sign over the Norling House and the sign next to the Norling house that said, “Welcome to the Norling House”, I noticed that the order of their words differed from the order written in English. They must speak in a different order from English, kind of like German. “Welcome to the Norling House”, becomes something like, “The Norling House, Welcome to”.

 

 

The Kalachakra Mandala from the Tibetan Archive Museum included some more Tibetan script around the edges. I would guess that this is another prayer.

 

 

Tibetan Banknote
Tibetan Banknote

This Tibetan banknote is too large for a wallet! This banknote is called a, “Tam” and the number on the corners, that I am guessing is the value of the tam, is 39,430. (I gathered this by my discovery of what each number, zero through nine, looks like from the Tibetan Museum in McLeodganj.) What a strange value to have for a banknote if that is the case.