McLeod GunjTuesday, December 04, 2007
On arrival I was really looking forward to seeing my 1st Gompa but didn’t know I will see it this soon. On our way to the main Buddhist Temple (Tsuglagkhang) Complex, crammed between many little hotels and shops selling local memorabilia stood a Tibetan stupa or Chorten with the characterictic prayer wheels. A quick look :
Im sorry about the picture quality, but this is the only one I had that showed it in context.
Detailed and typical Tibetal designs adorn the temple.
A local offering her prayers.
Details on the pillars
A monk polishing a lamp.
The Fantastically coloured Prayer wheels. They contain written inscriptions of sacred buddhist mantras or chants. There are handles below the circular wheels with which you can spin them. Spinning the wheel is a form of prayer.
Next in line is the main Temple complex or the Tsuglagkhang Complex which is very different in mood and architecture from this one.