While here we meditated in the Dzongs and sometimes the monks were there. The little kids are monkletts. The Bhutanese encourage the practice of prayer and meditation in their children, and take care of their environment by planting trees, not polluting etc. They do not believe in killing…although,they eat meat and fish and chicken, but import it from other countries.
The kids and adults have beautiful and genuine
smiles and are very friendly and open we felt very welcome here.
They lead simple life, non materialistic and are very happy.Bhutan has a king who is liked by most of the people. He believes children’s education and preservation of the environment is the key to Bhutan’s future….
Taj Mahal – The story goes that the Taj Mahal was built by the ruler Maghal Emperor Shahjahan as a token of love & memory for his beloved queen Mumtaz Mahal. You see, she passed away and her dying wish to her husband was to build her “a tomb in her memory such as the world had neverseen before” A truly great love story The Taj Mahal is one of the great wonders of the world and took 22 years and a reported 22 thousand workers to build.
Fathepur Sakri in the state of Uttar Pradesh – Built in honour of Sufi saint Salim Chishti the Red Fort was used to store jewels and riches. There is lots to see on the grounds including palaces and courtyards, audience halls, the treasury(Red Hall), the harem, soldier’s barracks and kitchens. Fatehpur Sikri reflects the many faceted character of the man who inspired it. The ruthless leader enjoyed all the trappings of power but who was also a liberal, enlightened man interested in every aspect of life, religion, literature and art.
This is the site where the legends of Akbar and his famed courtiers, the nine jewels was born.