The charming Rishum Monastery near Rinchenpong, which is situated at an altitude of about 6250 ft in the state of Sikkim, India, was constructed in 1730.
The monastery houses a rare Ati Buddha (Adi-Buddha) statue in the Yab-Yum position. Ati Buddha, also termed as The Primordial Buddha is said to be the true Buddha, symbolically represented as a naked Buddha in blue. In the Yab-Yum position, the Buddha is shown meditating while embracing a woman. In Buddhism it signifies the power of union of the male and female.
In 1924, the famous Russian explorer and painter Nicholas Roerich painted the magnificent views of Kanchenjunga from Rinchenpong, making the world aware of the amazing beauty of the unknown place.
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pajaran (52000) 2014-02-18 9:38
Dobar tekst o mestu i manastiru, sa opisom ...
Lep pogled na manastir ...
Dobar snimak, ostrina i kontrast, lepo pokazana arhitektura i detalji na fasadi, lepe boje.
Lepo uhvacen trenutak sa mladim monahom.
Prijatno vece i lepa noc, sve najbolje.
A good article about the place and the monastery, with a description ...
Nice view of the monastery ...
Good shot, sharpness and contrast, beautiful architecture and details shown on the facade, beautiful colors.
Nicely captured moment with a young monk.
Have a nice evening and night, all the best.
holmertz (40947) 2014-02-18 11:11
This is a fine composition where you captured the little novice at a perfect moment. He brightens the view by his presence and the bright colour that he adds. The entrance wall features a lot of interesting details including the prayer-wheels. this is the kind of photo I would have been proud of myself.
Fis2 (85425) 2014-02-18 12:25
Interesting place, interesting building.
Good frame and colors.
Silvio1953 (122043) 2014-02-19 11:39
Ciao Satya, lovely composition with cute young monk and beautiful temple, excellent clarity wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
macjake (56460) 2014-02-19 16:13
at first glance, I wouldn't have thought this photo was taken in India.
too bad the photo isn't a little brighter, but perhaps it just wasn't going to happen because of the time of day or the lack of available natural light. It also seems to be in the shade here.
what i really really like about it is of course the subject itself, and the history that is forever inside the walls!
wonderful post for TE
Graal (97425) 2014-02-20 8:35
interesting presentation and informations about monastery. Good composition with the monk on FG, fine colorful details.
Have a nice evening.
pierrefonds (56931) 2014-02-20 16:27
The presence of the person has an effect of scale. The point of view is showing the details and colours of the architecture of the Rishum monastery. The good luminosity is bringing out the colours. Have a nice day.
PaulVDV (22059) 2014-02-21 10:15
A beautiful and colourful capture of the entrance of the monastery with the many prayer wheels, small and big.
The young monk adds life to the picture.
Best regards, Paul
Cricri (106327) 2014-02-22 1:24
Belle image de l'entrée du monastère, très colorées avec beaucoup de détails, toutes les chaussures sur le sol et le moine bien pris dans l'image
imageme (1759) 2014-02-22 16:48
Hi Satya, Wonderful note comes with this Monastery. Interesting place with unique design on it. The little monk appears at the perfect timing and his presence has huge impact on the image. Splendid light and colours. Great point of view along with nice details. Thank for sharing
ourania (30937) 2014-03-09 8:22
a charming and interesting scene in the courtyard of the Rishum Monastery. You chose a very effective angle to give us a view that is both close and thorough. We can see both the façade and the side of the building and we get a fine account of details and textures. You managed the low and moody light efficiently, the colours are natural and agreeable. I also like the presence of the little monk who brings in the frame dynamism and liveliness. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
Angshu (55641) 2014-03-12 1:05
I like the wooden monastery and the details therein. The novice adds life to this picture. I haven't been to this specific monastery, but have been to similar ones in North of India
Miguel82 (23367) 2014-07-15 8:52
Authentic monastery in north Sikkim, a little monk in front of the edifice, many shoes indicate that there are people praying inside, prayer wheels and beautiful drawing on the facade, bright hues, regards