Photo taken at Ghum Monastery or Ghoom Monastery. It is the popular name of Yiga Choeling Monastery located at Ghum at an elevation of 8,000 feet, 8 km from Darjeeling in the state of West Bengal, India.
The monastery follows the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism. There is a 15-feet high statue of "Maitreya Buddha" (Coming Buddha) in the monastery. It contains images of Buddha’s disciples, Chenrezi and Chongapa.
It was built in 1875 by Lama Sherab Gyatso and is the largest of the three monasteries in Ghum.
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aleXundar (1256) 2013-09-03 0:05
A sharp and colorful photo here. Exposure very well managed in such low light condition. In these places tripods are usually not allowed... you have a very steady hand.
subhendu_bagchi (25503) 2013-09-03 1:58
a superb interior photography here. Nice statue of buddha inside this gompha... Great clarity and sharpness obtained. With 1/3sec, did you used tripod? A nice atmospheric one with superb colours... Tfs.
PS- ei monastery-tate photo tulte dey?
jhm (137622) 2013-09-03 4:11
A lovely interior picture with the Maitreya Buddha as subject.
I like the soft colours and presentation.
Excellent composition, nice captured.
Very well done, TFS.
- Copyright: sunandan saha (papon) (1283)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-11-07
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D5100, 18 mm - 55 mm - f/3.5 - 5.6G Nikkor AF-S
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/3 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-02 11:27