The Treasury of Lives

International Roerich Memorial Trust website

The family home of the Roerich family in Kulu-Manali valley, among the hills of Naggar, in Himachal Pradesh state of northern India. Nicholas Roerich, the Russian painter and explorer, and his wife Helena bought the land from the Raja of Mandi, and based their avant-garde Urusvati Institute there. According to their official accounts it was founded in 1928 but Alexandre Andreyev has noted the Roerichs did not settle here until 1929. Scholar Gendun Chopel spent two years here, assisting their son, Tibetologist George Roerich, in translating the famous Tibetan chronicle The Blue Annals. 


Andreyev, Alexandre. 2014. Myth of the Masters Revived : The Occult Lives of Nikolai and Elena Roerich. Leiden: Brill.


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