October 7, 2012

Buddha Statue - The Golden Temple

Feels good to be back in the blogging world after a long break.  My personal life and work kept me really busy.  Thanks to all my friends who missed me and were worried that I disappeared without any notice.

Buddha Shakyamuni - The founderof Buddhism
This beautiful 60 ft statue of Buddha is in the alter of "The Golden Temple" in Bylakuppe.  Encryption near the statue reads "Buddha statue is made of copper, plated with gold. Inside the statue are scriptures relics of great beings, small clay mould stupas, and small statues, which symbolize the body, speech and mind of the Buddhas.  Seeing these statues, venerating them, circumambulating and making offerings to them generates faith, peace, wisdom, loving kindness and compassion in our minds and cleanses unwholesome thoughts and actions."
Buddha Shakyamuni

Statues of "Guru Padmasambhava" and "Buddha "Amitayus" is found on either side of "Buddha Shakyamuni" and they are 58ft each.
Golden Temple Alter


  1. Great to see you back on line! I do hope you and your family are doing well! Your colorful captures are superb as always!!


  2. It's astonishing how taking 'objects' seriously, we can reach (and be reached by) an even more important reality beyond them. These statues are beautiful.

  3. I love Buddhas and your shots of this amazing temple are beyond belief.

  4. I am finishing up a five month stay in Jaipur, home to San Francisco on Friday. Last stay,
    from Dec 2011 to April 2012, I spent 6 days at the home of blogging/IT friend, Shiju Sugunan
    in Bangalore. He took me down to Mysore and I got to see that spectacular palace and a beautiful
    temple. Unbelievable treasure in your part of the world.