January 30, 2009

SWF: The Monks at the Gompa

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Last month when on holidays in India, I passed by this Buddhist Gompa (Monastery) located in Coorg while on my way to the Nagarahole National Park. I briefly chatted with these monks and they were cheerful and friendly.

I do not recall the name of the Monastery. Does anyone out there in and around Karnataka have a clue? Have a nice day and happy skywatching!

22 comments:

Vamsee said...

Nice Pictures. Love the color on those buildings.

SandyCarlson said...

This monastery is similar to one in the Catskills, New York! Great shots.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

beautiful. I love the last shot.

indicaspecies said...

Vamsee,

Thank you. Yes, pleasing colors they are!

indicaspecies said...

Sandy,

I checked out some photographs of the Catskills Gompa in New York, and do see the similarity.

indicaspecies said...

Secret Mom Thoughts,

I love it too. Thank you for dropping by.:)

Carol said...

Great photos..esp enlarged...love the detail on the monastery...and the color of the monk's garments...

indicaspecies said...

Carol,

Welcome and thank you for dropping by and leaving behind these nice words.:)

Louise said...

I love this place. It is so neat and tidy, and the architecture is nice. Great post!

Kalyan said...

Well, I haven't been to a monastery and surprisingly Coorg has a vibrant one.

Lovely pictures. But aren't these pictures more suited for say 'Monastery Watch Monday'? What say?

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

A Buddhist monastery in Coorg?That's interesting.

Lovely shots,as ever :)

indicaspecies said...

Louise,

Thanks. I shall sometime post pictures of how neat, tidy and serene the inside of this place is!

indicaspecies said...

Kalyan,

The atmosphere in these gompas is peaceful! Coorg has at least two monasteries that I've been to. This, and the other one in Bylakuppe.

I'll check on 'Monastery Watch Monday.' If you have a ready link, please let me know. Thank you for the info.:)

indicaspecies said...

Sameera,

Thank you.:)

alok said...

Beautiful pictures!

The name of the Monastery - Nyingmapa Monastery. I have been to there couple of times, it indeed a beautiful place.

Final_Transit said...

Beautiful sky :)

indicaspecies said...

Alok,

Thank you for the information. I checked out the pictures of Nyingmapa Monastery, and it looks slightly different from the pictures that I've got. I could be mistaken though. Thanks a lot anyway.:)

indicaspecies said...

Priyank,

Shukriya.:)

Indrani said...

Are you by any chance talking of Bylakuppe... I have not visited yet, but heard lots of it.

indicaspecies said...

Indrani,

No, it's a different one.

I've been to the Bylakuppe monastery too some years back. That's a fabulous place.

Lakshmi said...

I like monasteries ..there is a certain calmness there

robin said...

The monasteries are known localy as the Llama camp.The one in the photo is either Sera Jhe or Sera Mey, Kushalnagar, Karnataka. An absolute haven of peace.