Tibetan Golden Temple @ Coorg

Bylakuppe, located in District Coorg (Madikere) in Karnataka is the second largest Tibetans settlement outside Tibet. Close to 20K monks stay here living in the Tibetan tradition. They co exist peacefully with the neighborhood, continuing with their chanting and training, not bothered about the tourists and onlookers.

The focus of the settlement is The Golden Temple and the focus of the temple, of course, is the 60 foot Gautama Buddha, accompanied by Guru Rinpoche and Buddha Amitayus on the sides. The huge hall is so cool and smooth, with reflective flooring. The walls adorned by amazing paintings are sound absorbent. The surrounding is so calm that you would just feel like sitting in silence. No wonder, even the people who don’t have the habit of meditation, will just feel like being in silence and meditate. The amazing architecture goes hand in hand with the silence and the Tibetan culture.

The temple is probably juxtaposed here amidst the natural beauty of Coorg. One can spend hours out here, at a minimum plan for at least an hour. Right in-between the misty morning walks at the coffee fields and an amazing sunset at raja’s seat, you could fit the visit to the this temple. Photographing the place (indoor) is as good, even at noon. But don’t be surprised if you forget your camera, once your are inside and get lost in the silence, which is even better :)

On the processing, the HDR helped capture the golden sculpture along with the intricate work and paintings. Let the movement on the people as such, as it kind of added to the shot.

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Golden Temple, Bylakuppe
Coorg, Karnataka, India

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8 Comments to “Tibetan Golden Temple @ Coorg”

  1. Wonderful colors and symmetry! Like your cropping at the top, leaving the color band as a frame.

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  2. Very lively and colourful. It is true that sometimes one just feels like sitting quietly in meditation. I have seen similar shots with gopurams in the picture used as greeting cards and being passed around. There is almost lot in most of the picture that I failed to notice the heads of people at the bottom :-). It seems like the Tibetan wall just appeared right in front of the crowd out of the blue………OK, I am sleepy right now!

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  3. Amazing image, so colorful. well done

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  4. @digitalAnomaly – Thanks !

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  5. awesome shot.. well composed

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