Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Monk - Tibetan Lama in India

It’s a snap of a Tibetan Lama in Mussouri, India. Last year I went to Uttaranchal and visited a Buddhist monastery nearby; governed by local Tibetans. Since, China has taken over Tibet; thousands of Tibetans came to India and settled here. They came because of two reasons. Firstly, India a soft nation, who adopt all religion and nationality to live in harmony; and secondly the Buddhist culture in India has a deep root including its emergence from Goutam Buddha.

The human right violation is not an unknown story in China; the encroaching dragon was always a problem for its neighbors. Recently I came to know about the Arunachal issue in details from Kalyan’s blog. It is really petty to claim a state of India, which has been an integral part of India. A part of Kashmir is under China, were they at all involved in the controversy in past? Because of this aggressive nature even Dalai Lama has taken shelter in India.

Coming back to the picture, it’s an instant shot. So the face of the Lama has a typical vivid expression of innocence and hesitance. The dress is typical Tibetan and the surrounding is of greenish Himalayan valley.
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9 comments:

Kalyan said...

An Excellent composition & very well captured & the framing also. I like the culture and traditions of buddhism and you will see they are mostly settled in the hills, which makes it more charming and I agree with your views there.

Pijush said...

@Kalyan, Thanks for the lovely comment and extraordinary rating. I sometime wonder how two neighbouring nations (China and Tibet) are so different in nature; but I got the answer comparing India and Pakistan :-)

backpakker said...

Very nice picture ...Ive travelled to arunachal and sikkim and been to quite a few monasteries inc Rumtek ..always wondered why such beautiful monasteries are always up in the hills and lost ...

In fact, near Bangalore is a Tibetan camp called Bylakuppe ..Ive stayed with the lamas there and its been a great experience ...

Pijush said...

@backpakker, Welcome to my blog and thanks for the warm remark. I guess the beauty of monasteries is more fascinating in the enchanting hilly countryside.
You can share your experience in a new post; I liked your blog and please keep coming.

final_transit said...

My little experience with Tibetians in Himachal, especially at McLeod Ganj was incredible. I got invited to a special ceremony in a Gompa and it was a fantastic experience.

Pijush said...

@Priyank, Welcome to My Blog, and thanks for sharing your experience, keep coming.

Sigma said...

Nice picture, but I would have preferred to see it fully in color (or perhaps fully in B&W).
Yes, Tibetan culture is very intriguing!

Pijush said...

@Sigma,
Yes, it is really interesting.
I have composed the picture in this fashion because of two reasons, 1) To focus the face in black and white mode 2) To show the real colour of the dress and surroundings.

Sourav said...

Nice Picture..But i hope you do not play too much on artificial colouring..