Thursday Doors: A visit to Sarnath- the seat of Buddhism
I thought of giving ‘Thursday Doors’ a miss as I’m taking part in the NaPoWriMo challenge (writing 30 poems to prompt over 30 days), but it was too tempting to miss. So, here I am again with the last few pictures I had taken during my recent trip to Sarnath.
Here are my doors for today
And last, but not least is this lovely peachish-pink door on the side of the Mahabodhi temple
I’m linking my post to Dan’s Thursday Doors challenge. If you enjoy seeing beautiful doors check out the link above. Door lovers across the globe add their weekly posts in the comments section on Dan’s post.
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Hi Robbie, I suppose it was. All Buddhist and Jain temples at the time used gold paint in their decor. It was made by treating very thin sheets of gold called gold leaf. In Rajasthan,gem stones were used for painting.
Oh my oh my oh my! I love it how you displayed them in the order of awesomeness, in my opinion, even though all are special. The last one is the most aesthetic, but the penultimate is the most in my style. I find it so cheerful and energetic! Beautiful that you decided to show us these after all.
Thank you for carving some time out of an already busy month to share some lovely doors with us, Smitha. I appreciate that, and these are beautiful doors, entrances and the look at the room behind the door is amazing. Good luck with your other challenge!
Wow! You’ve seen so much of India. What did you love about Sarnath, if you don’t mind me asking? Did you know a lot about Buddhism when you visited? Do check out my Benaras posts, Mick. I’d love to know what you think, since you’ve visited.
I loved the atmosphere, as well as the historical context. Yes, I knew quite a bit – I think of myself as an atheist Buddhist. I will go and check out your posts, too. I’m sure I must have seen some of them before, but I’ll go and see.