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The devotion of Tibetans to Buddhism is so strong. Note the ages are older. Buddha images carved into the rock face on part of the Lingkhor, the sacred road around Lhasa near Chakpori. The three Sakyamuni Buddha images in the centre represent, left to right, the Buddha in meditation, at the moment of enlightenment and preaching. The many smaller images carved in the rock face surrounding these central figures are also depicted in a variety of different mudra. Carvings of deities can be seen in the lowest band of carvings and one of Atisha or Tsongkhapa in the bottom left of the image has been carved into the rock face in the round.