Monday, March 24, 2014
Ladhak & Kashmir 2010 - Day 2 - Thikse
1st July 2010
Closely packed neat blocks of dwellings around a monastery – all painted towards a common colour theme – perched on top of a hill – a very pretty sight.
When we reached, service was still going on at the monastery and I rushed my parents towards the hall.
After the service my tired parents and I sat in places that offered a panoramic view of the endless surroundings that stretched forever.
The new discovery this time (among others) was a rooftop, from where we saw a nice patchwork of green fields below. I remember father clearly saying, ‘it was beautiful’.
Since his admissions are such a rarity, they are redeeming, when they come.
After this, they were tired and before I could realize, they were already descending their way towards the car park. I ran to them and urged them to return to see the tall, 2 floor spanning, intricately decked Buddha statue which was the main attraction of the place.
Very reluctantly they did. And when they saw how grand it was, they said so and I sighed with relief.