Tuesday, November 8, 2011

A temple of Knowledge

Sringeri , in the Western Ghats is famous for the temple to Sharada, the goddess of Knowledge. There is an ancient monastery here, established by Adi Shankaracharya 1800 years ago. It is a prominent seat of Hindu philosophy.
The monastery is on the banks of the river Tunga, which is full of fish. People do not fish here out of respect for the monks.
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9 comments:

  1. Wonderful look at your world! Love that first capture! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  2. love the 1st pic!!

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  3. lovely pics, esp the first one! just returned from there!

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  4. Love the pic of the temple. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. it's amazing the temple is still standing after 1800 years. i wonder if the monks eat fish from this river.

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  6. So beautiful temple and the surrounding!

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  8. Such a beautiful temple! Now I can't wait to see your photos of the Western Ghats!

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