In the Jahrkot Monastery, in the transhimalyan valley of Muktinath, monks came together on May, 22nd, 2013 to make a Mandala for Buddhas birthday. This year it was on the 25th of May 2013 A.D.
It all started very simply with a few crossing lines of chalk, then developed into something very geometrical but finally turned out to be rather floral and ornamental. The whole process took about three days. Prayers were held each night from 03:00 until about 07:00.