Sunday, December 2, 2012

Dharamshala,The Buddhist Monastery

This year our Diwali was so special...You know we celebrated this festival at Dharamshala,in the main streets of McLeod Ganj...The festival celebration among Tibetan monks,Foreigners and Indians was really a memorable one for us...It was lot of fun....Diwali night we had our food at Mcllo restaurant...

Dharamshala is situated in Kangra District,Himachal Pradesh..It is very famous for the Buddhist Monastery which is at MecLeod ganj area..It is the residence of Dalai Lama ..McLeod Ganj is engrossed with the exiled Tibetan population..Our travel was started from Manali via Palampur in a cab..It is 235 km away from Manali and 8hrs journey by road..You also cross Pathankot (5hrs.from Manali) while driving to Dharamshala..

The first thing we went to see is the Bhagsunag Falls...But it is not so easy to see this as you need to climb half a mountain to reach the place..On the way to the falls are beautiful stones and it is very beautiful view 

The Tibetan Monks washing their cloths..



The women with colourful clothing always caught my attention...:-)


The China Palak..


The view of Dharamshala from the Monastery at McLeod Ganj..


The entrance of Buddhist Monastery...In this temple complex called Tsuglag khang Complex in McLeod Ganj you can also see a Tibetan Museum,book shop etc..It is also the residence of Dalai Lama.



Lord Buddha


People believe,by touching each and every Golden coloured prayer wheel in one particular direction one's wish will be fulfilled..:-) 
The prayer wheels at Tsuglagkhang temple..



The Tibet Rasthriya Shaheed Smarak


A Tibetan Woman selling Momos...


The main street of Mecleod ganj 


The next place worth visiting in Dharamshala is Norbulingka Institute which was established for preserving Tibetan culture and art. It was established by Dalai Lama and got its name from his official residence situated at Lhasa. Here are the pictures of the institute..Where you can learn about the Tibetan culture and traditions..I really loved this place..:-) Here are the pics..







The Tibetan art inside the institute....


49 comments:

Ranjana's craft blog said...

Nice capture...you took us there!

Shah Nawaz said...

Great journey, nice photographs...

Meoww said...

momos are called mandu and China palak is called bak choi in Korea. But the Buddhist monastery, the gold and the reds, all the same here too! Really lovely pics :)

Ravi Akula said...

lovely pictures...thanks for sharing

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Ranjana,
Thanks a lot dear...:-)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Ranjana,
Thanks a lot dear...:-)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Shah Nawaz,
Thanks a lot for dropping by..:-)

Sravya Vattikuti said...

Lucky you :-) Very nice !

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Meoww,
Ohh...Thats really nice to know..You live in Korea ? Thanks a lot for your lovely comment..:-)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Ravi Akula,
Thank you so much for stopping by..:-) Glad to have you here..:-)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Sravya gaaru,
Thank you so so much andee..:-)

vinishashah said...

beautiful pics -:) :)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Vinishashah,
Thank you so much Vinisha..:-)

magiceye said...

So much of serenity in all the images! Beautifully captured!

Me said...

You know Nagini I recently read a book called The Stopover which had a story about the tibetans , reading which I fell in love with that place and after seeing your pictures I so so want to go there now :)

Bikramjit said...

This is one place that i have planned so many times to go but have not been able to visit even once

beautiful pictures , one day god willing, will go there

Bikram's

Solo Backpacker said...

Dharamshala..Its so special 4 me..visited many times, but still find it refreshing..In fact lived there for a month in the middle of beautiful hills..Truly amazing place.

indu chhibber said...

Thanks a lot for refreshing my memories of visits to this lovely place.

Found In Folsom said...

Too good Nagini, wonder how many beautiful places are there in India, right? I wish I could make it there one day. Thanks a lot for sharing, girl.

Neenu said...

Dharmashala is one place I really really want to visit. Your beautiful pictures are tempting me even more.. :)

D.Nambiar said...

Great shots, Nagini. Love all of them. So very Tibetan and so very Buddhist. These images remind me of my trip to Nepal. :)

Looking forward to more posts about this happening trip of yours.

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Magiceye,
Thank you so much Deepak..:-)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Me,
The Stopover,If you loved that book so much,its a must read for me too..:-)Thanks a lot for your lovely feedback yaar..:-)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Bikramjit,
See this time you are going to visit this place for sure..:-)Thanks and All the best..:-)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Solo backpacker,
Wow..Thats really nice to know..Yeah it is truely peaceful and holy place..:-)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Indu Chibber,
Thanks a lot for being here Indu..:-)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Found in Folsom,
Thank you so much Latha garu..:-)అవునండీ.ఇండియా లో ఒక్కో స్టేట్ లో ఒకో కల్చర్ ..నిజం గా అద్భుతమైన places ఉన్నాయి..:-)

Sekhar said...

ధర్మశాల ఫోటోలు అన్నీ చూసాక ....మైసూరు దగ్గరలో ఉన్న కుశాల్ నగర్ బుద్దిస్ట్ మొనస్టరీ జ్ఞాపకం వొచ్చింది. ఫోటోలు బాగున్నాయి నాగిని గారు .....
ఆవిరి పట్టిన మోమోస్ చాల బాగుంటాయి spicy గా :)

Looking forward for some more exciting destinations!

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Neenu,
Thank you so much Neenu.Yeah its a must visit place..:-)All the best

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ D.Nambiar,
Thanks a lot Divya..:-)Will share more about the trip..Pls keep visiting..:-)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Sekhar garu,
అవునా...మేము కుశాల్ నగర్ చూడలేదండీ..Thank you so much for your precious feedback..:-) Yet more to come..:-)

Ajeeth boaz said...

Nice pics, interesting info, Thanx for sharing...
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rupam sarma said...

Great photographs and post.Thanks a lot for sharing.

Puja said...

I was actually transported there. wonderful post!

roopa lokesh said...

very beautiful photographs and good information. super like :)

Ghazala Hossain said...

Beautiful pictures of beautiful people. Now i am carving for some momo :)

Debopam said...

Beautiful place... Quiet and peaceful charm.....

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Arti said...

Simply watching your pictures gave me goosebumps, I wonder what it is like to be there in person. Breathtaking pictures of a place so pure, thank you so much for sharing Nagini :)

Jay Singh said...

Hi nagini,

My first visit to your blog and am already mesmerized by the breathtaking views from the photographs. Lovely landscape.

Thanks for sharing this.

Regards

Jay
http://road-to-sanitarium.blogspot.in/

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Azeeth Boaz,
Thank you so much for taking time and commenting..:-)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Rupam Sharma,
Thank you so much Rupam..:-)

@ Puja,
Ohh..:-)You are lucky to be there..:-)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Roopa Lokesh,
Thank you Roopa for your precious feedback..:-)

@ Ghazala,
Thanks a lot Buddy..ha..ha..Then go and have some...Enjoy.:-)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Debopam,
Thank you so much for your valueble comment..:-)

@ Arti,
Thanks a lot yaar Arti for being here..I'm really glad..:-)

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Jay singh,
Thanks a ton Jay for stopping by..:-) I'm glad you liked the pics..:-)

Shreya said...

Captured so beautifully , awestruck at the 1st valley pic.

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Shreya,
Thanks a lot Shreya..:-)

Marian Paintal said...

This was an awesome insight I am searching for somewhere to learn more on Buddhism and you took me there Many blessing for the appropriat pics and Peace Gratitude and Blessigns in abundance.

Marian Paintal said...

This was absolotely like nailing it for me...... have been looking for this and today you have shown me what I need. Blessing, Gratitude and Peace in abundance.....

A Homemaker's Utopia said...

@ Marian Paintal,
Thank you so much for stopping by..:-)