As my journey began from Delhi to Gaya, the feeling of entering into spirituality grew every now and then. Even though Bodh Gaya is one of the Buddhist holiest pilgrimage sites, I was not willing to go there. Somehow duty always comes first.
As I reached Bodh Gaya, it was hazy and foggy with lots of pilgrims on their way to sacred Mahabodhi temple. It is ancient, but much rebuilt and restored, a Buddhist temple in Bodh Gaya, marking the location where the Buddha is said to have attained enlightenment.
It was a bit cold as a slight breeze touched my face and brought a light fragrance of incense from some nearby offerings. The soft chanting of devotees reached my ears and inspired me more to see the grandeur Monlam Chenmo.
I’m not a religious person, but it always feels good to take the graceful photos of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s teaching. This new year, I found myself capturing the long life offering to His Holiness the Dalai Lama and pilgrimage to few of old Buddhist sites. It’s better for me to tell my story through the photos.