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Tibetan information

Also known as Jo-Rinpoche, Jowo-Shakyamuni

The oldest and most precious statue in Tibet

This is a life-size lavish jewel-encrusted statue of Buddha as a twelve year-old Gautama. Legend states that it was actually blessed by Buddha himself while he was still alive. Consequently it is ridiculously sacred. Pilgrims flock to glimpse it and bask in its glory — even just a little peep will shower you with a lifetime of blessings.

The statue has had a full rich life — it was handcrafted in India, hauled to Tibet in a handcart, hidden in secret places and almost demolished by the Chinese Red Army. It now lives in Jokhang Temple and is well worth a look the next time you visit.

Jowo Rinpoche Facts and Figures

Name: Jowo Rinpoche
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Jo-Rinpoche, Jowo-Shakyamuni

Gender: Male
Type: information
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present

Role: Unknown at present

Good/Evil Rating: NEUTRAL, may not care
Popularity index: 1963

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Article last revised on November 18, 2018 by Rowan Allen.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders

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