Coorg Diaries : Golden Temple, The Tibetan Monastery

Photography travel coorg golden temple

When someone talks about Coorg, most of the people who are familiar with this place, automatically think about coffee, Golden temple, Tala Cauvery, Dubare elephant camp etc.

Today, come with me for a photo walk to the Golden temple. This second largest Tibetan settlement outside Tibet, attracts both domestic and foreign tourists, photographers, travellers and last but not the least religious people in search of enlightenment.

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The first sign

From a distance, the first sign of Golden temple can be seen something like this.  At this point itself this place starts to give out a non-India feeling. This kind of architecture, the paint scheme, these things are rarely seen in India.

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Beyond this point is another world

Now here we are , at the gates of the Monastery. Beyond this point is a different world. Outside it may be chaos but after this point its all peaceful. Outside you can find people trying to park their vehicle, some other people asking alms, street side vendors trying to make a living, but inside its calm and quiet.

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Golden Temple welcomes you

There it stands tall and welcomes all. His Highness Penor Rinpoche is in the big picture. He is said to be an incarnation of Vimalamitra.

As I said, this place doesn’t look like India at all.  Inside its well maintained, well landscaped, and kept neat and clean.

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Main attraction of Golden temple

Inside this beautiful building lies the main attraction of Golden temple. Lets go inside and have a look.

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First peek

Getting the first visuals.  Going inside this places felt like something out of the world experience when I first visited this place. This place is so huge and calm.  Mind becomes so peaceful just as you enter inside. In addition to that the view is incredible.

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The classic view of Golden temple

People never tired of clicking this view of Golden temple. This image has become synonym to Golden temple. Even I have several of the same image in this same angle. But still if I go next time, I will again click some more.

The smiling Buddha
The smiling Buddha
Up close and Personal
Up close and Personal
Padmasambhava
Padmasambhava
Amitayus
Amitayus

The sense of being so small in front of these 58 to 60 feet statues, the tranquillity of this atmosphere, the peace of mind;  these are  the incredible feelings that I experienced inside the  Golden temple.

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The monk

He may not be the monk who sold his Ferrari, but still he looks so vibrant in his colourful clothing.  These are the students who came in search of enlightenment.  He reminded me of the movie ‘The cup’ and the title song of the movie ringed in my ears.

 

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Beautiful interiors of Golden temple.

I looked around, enjoyed the grand view, took some snaps. Sat there soaking in the tranquillity. And it was time to leave the place.

It’s at that time I noticed the beauty of the door handle! Even that is made so beautifully.

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The door
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The door from another angle

Just like the inside, the outside also has some stunning art works. The whole walls are filled with beautiful paintings.

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Beautiful doors and walls

Can some one translate it please? Anyway you can just enjoy it as abstract art!

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The Wall drawings

Colourful drawing.  Isn’t it?

Going home without capturing some monks will be unthinkable!

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The monks

And buying some souvenirs can also be included in the plan.

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Things to buy

Or at least click a few pictures of them. Things aren’t so cheap here! They have the extra tourist value! So I chose to click them rather than buying them.

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Some more things to buy

And as I was about to exit the place, I got to see the hard reality in contrast to the tranquillity I just experienced. The less fortunate asking for money. Even kids were asking for alms.

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another view from Golden temple

with these visuals we are coming to an end to today’s photo walk.

Just in case you want to know the address of the place.

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Namdroling Monastery

Yes, golden temple also known as Namdroling Monastery.

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44 Comments

  1. hackernewbie
    March 19, 2015

    Lovely colors 🙂

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    1. trablogger
      March 19, 2015

      Thank you. Inside this place is amazing. The colours, peaceful atmosphere, just incredible.

      Reply
  2. faburlifekhloe
    February 21, 2015

    I loved how you showed us the details of the beautiful temple. Beautiful rich colors of the temple, the monks, that cute little girl…Love loved loved all these stunning pictures! Thank you for the virtual tour Jithin! 😉

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    1. trablog
      February 21, 2015

      Thank you for your generous comment. Thank you Khloe like always 🙂 Hope you are doing better 🙂

      Reply
      1. faburlifekhloe
        February 21, 2015

        Well we fall into the thanking game again 😛 You deserved all the comments I gave you. with your hope, I should be doing better soon 😉

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        1. trablog
          February 21, 2015

          Thank you again 😛
          Yep, you are going to be better soon 🙂

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          1. faburlifekhloe
            February 21, 2015

            Yes, I’m sure 😛

          2. trablog
            February 21, 2015

            😀

  3. Ruchi
    February 20, 2015

    Lovely pictures here. I have been to this Monastery at Coorg and I know how beautiful and serene this place is 🙂

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    1. trablog
      February 21, 2015

      Thank you Ruchi 🙂
      Hope you had a great time and a lot of great pictures from that trip 🙂

      Reply
  4. Fimnora Westcaw
    February 19, 2015

    I’m lucky to have a tour guide who brings me to many different places, with so many kinds of adventures! Thank you 🙂

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    1. trablog
      February 21, 2015

      haha.. that is very kind of you to say that. Thank you 🙂

      Reply
      1. Fimnora Westcaw
        February 22, 2015

        You’re very welcome. 🙂

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        1. trablog
          February 22, 2015

          🙂

          Reply
  5. Amy
    February 19, 2015

    TT is right on time 🙂 Enjoyed the tour. I like the song a lot, J. It must be a good movie. A colleague of mine used to recommended Indian movies to us. 🙂

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    1. trablog
      February 21, 2015

      Thank you for the encouragement. 🙂
      But I didn’t get which song you mentioned!

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      1. Amy
        February 21, 2015

        The cup song that you posted here. This music seem to tell the stories (though I don’t know the story), very moving… Happy to hear from you. 🙂

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        1. trablog
          February 21, 2015

          oh that song. I even forgot about it. The Tibetan song! Yes, it is a nice song 🙂

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          1. Amy
            February 21, 2015

            The song sticks to you head… I’m working on wpc Rule of Thirds. I learned that long time ago from a blogger. 😉

          2. trablog
            February 21, 2015

            yea, the music really comes back to memories very fast 🙂
            haha.. rule of thirds 😀 Hope you are having fun with the rule 😀

          3. Amy
            February 21, 2015

            Oh yea! 😀

          4. trablog
            February 21, 2015

            🙂

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  7. Sid
    January 20, 2015

    Lovely shots!

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    1. trablog
      January 20, 2015

      Thank you 🙂

      Reply
  8. Bipasha
    November 25, 2014

    makes me want to visit…

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    1. trablog
      November 25, 2014

      Haha.. thank you.
      Why don’t you go visit?! 😀

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      1. Bipasha
        November 25, 2014

        it’s absolutely on my list 😉

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        1. trablog
          November 25, 2014

          Awesome 😀

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  9. Ruchi
    November 19, 2014

    I have been to this Monastery and it is very beautiful with vibrant colors. You have taken wonderful shots of the place. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. trablog
      November 19, 2014

      Thank you very much for dropping by 🙂

      Reply
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  11. latasun
    September 24, 2014

    Simply beautiful, vibrant colours

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    1. trablog
      September 24, 2014

      Thank you 🙂

      Reply
  12. Saya
    September 22, 2014

    Seen similar monastries in Lahaul valley..

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    1. trablog
      September 22, 2014

      yes, they have some more monasteries in the northern side

      Reply
  13. Liza
    September 22, 2014

    The more I visit your blog, the more India calls to me to visit in the future. Thanks so much for taking the time to share her beauty with all of us!

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    1. trablog
      September 22, 2014

      I am glad to know that. You inspire me to post more of my travel memories. Thank you for your time and kind words 🙂
      And please do come and visit India and let me know about your experience.

      Reply
  14. lifeconfusions
    September 22, 2014

    The colors take my breath every single time, Damn! Beautiful photographs Jithin !

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    1. trablog
      September 22, 2014

      Thank you very much again and again.
      As a foot note, safety first, DO NOT check these photos for a long time 😛

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      1. lifeconfusions
        September 22, 2014

        Oh I knew there was a reason why I was getting short of breath here ! Thanks for the reminder ! 😀

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        1. trablog
          September 22, 2014

          My pleasure 😉

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  15. priyankamoraes
    September 21, 2014

    loved the pictures. Had been to Coorg in July for three days and it was heaven ! Great write up on the temple!

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    1. trablog
      September 22, 2014

      Thank you.
      I know right, its amazing , and yea looks like yet another paradise on earth
      Thank you for the kind words 🙂

      Reply

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