Bylakupee Golden temple

When the Chinese occupied Tibet, back in 1959, Indian government set aside a sizeable land space for the fleeing Tibetans near Bylakupee, in Karnataka. Bylakupee is now the second largest Tibetan settlement outside of Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh. Namdroling Monastery is the largest monastery in Bylakupee. The monastery is famous for the three copper and gold […]

Ajanta Caves – Buddhist paintings and sculptures

The Ajanta Caves in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra, India, are about 30 rock-cut Buddhist cave monuments which date from the 2nd century BCE to about 480 or 650 CE. The caves include paintings and sculptures which are examples for the finest surviving examples of Indian art, particularly painting. The caves depict masterpieces of Buddhist religious art, with figures of the Buddha and depictions of the Jataka tales.

Buddha statue and Birla mandir – Hyderabad

Date: 22 June 2008 Place: Hyderabad Recently I shifted to Hyderabad after staying in Bangalore for 5 years; hence, naturally, this blogspace will host more photos from this region. 😉 Birla Mandir: The temple is located on a hillock called Kala Pahad adjacent to Hussain sagar lake. This temple is also called ‘God’s Marble Home’, […]