Photographer's Note

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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  • Copyright: Satya Ghosal (photographer_sg) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 249 W: 1 N: 568] (3767)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-11-09
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/4.5, 1/160 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-02-18 7:30
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