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Huge Fire At Tibet's Revered Jokhang Temple Sparks Fears For Its Future
Posted on: 18-02-2018 , 01:16:PM | DY365 Bureau

 Picture Courtesy: South China Morning Post

February 18, 2018:  A major fire broke out one of  Tibet's most sacred sacred  

Buddhist temple Jokhang Monastery, which is included on UNESCO's World  
Heritage list in Lhasa with a history of more than 13,00 years.
 

The Jokhang temple, also known as the Qoikang Monastery, is regarded by the  
Tibetans as the most holiest and important temple in Tibet. The fire raised fears over  
its future as investigators tried to determine the cause of the blaze
 

Firefighters doused the fire and the relics are intact. The extent of the fire damage to  
the site, considered the spiritual heart of Tibetan Buddhism, is not yet known. The  
oldest part of the temple was built more than 1,300 years ago and the whole structure  
was added to UNESCO’s World Heritage list in 2000 as part of the Potala Palace, the  
official home of successive Dalai Lamas. The temple's architectural style is a mixture  
of Indian vihara design, Tibetan and Nepalese design. 
 
 

The Jokhang Temple houses many cultural treasures, including a life-sized statue of  
Buddha when he was 12 years old. The temple attracts thousands of pilgrims and  
tourists from home and abroad.
 
 

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