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Japanese Tera (Buddhist Temple)

August 21st, 2009

A Buddhist Temple (Tera) in Sarnath, India.

Buddhist temples are the most numerous, famous, and important religious buildings in Japan. The Japanese word for a Buddhist temple is tera (寺?).

Buddhist temples, like any other religious structures, need to be organized in order to best serve their various purposes. The most primary space in any Buddhist temple complex is the sacred space, where images of Buddhas and bodhisattvas are kept, and where important rituals are performed. This area is always separated off from the areas accessible to the lay worshippers, though the distance between the two and the manner of their separation is quite varied. In many temples, there is little more than a wooden railing dividing the sacred space with that of the laypeople, but in many others, there is a significant distance, perhaps a gravelled courtyard, between the two.

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Comments from the Community

Posted By: trout
about 14 years, 9 months ago
Welcome to the forum prateekpk. I love these two submissions. Excellent quality yes, but I love the unique subjects you've chosen and the unique ways in which you've shot them.
Posted By: glaxotesm
about 14 years, 9 months ago
oh my!! what a wonderful shot, man! i saw India in my dreams a few times despite the fact i wasn't there yet in real [would like to go there, definitely], and the colors in those dreams were the same as in this photo :)) thank you for my new dreamy desktop..
Posted By: lerch84
about 14 years, 9 months ago
I love this kind of wallpapers and I think you'll give us other wonderful shots like this..I really love the atmosphere of this pic..very mystical..and the colours are very intense!
Posted By: Manas0210
about 14 years, 9 months ago
Nice picture!I just would have like a little more dynamic range in the sky.(my opinion) Needs more highlight details in the sky. Overall, Good job.

Posted By: Beginning
about 14 years, 9 months ago
Very nice image.... Thanks for sharing.
Posted By: Divyansh
about 14 years, 9 months ago
wow wow wow!!!!!
Posted By: fantaxy
about 14 years, 9 months ago

I think he deliberately created the blown out effect in the sky, producing a nice 'spiritual enlightenment' impression.
Posted By: AnkurP992
about 14 years, 9 months ago
Yes! finally! Some architecture not from the US, Europe or Japan!
Posted By: brizkit
about 14 years, 9 months ago
Nice work (love the sky), but believe it or not, as far as Buddhist temples go this one is pretty unremarkable. Especially for a Japanese structure. The equivalent of any US church, really. I'm not a religious person in any shape or form, but even near Sarnath I'd wager you could find more impressive architecture. Just my 2 cents, take it or blast me!
Posted By: MrSatyre
about 14 years, 9 months ago
Very unusual (and beautiful) choice of color highlights! Not what I would have expected; works very well.
Posted By: prateekpk
about 14 years, 9 months ago
@Manas : The blown effect is deliberate , thr is a lot of motion blur added into it

Haven't really seen a Japanese Temple so really can't say. Yeh there were a few more impressive work of architecture there, havent uploaded them here . However, this is the best example of any Japanese temple in India i've seen till now , this might also be the only in India.

For other pics from Sarnath , http://www.flickr.com/photos/prateek_pk
Posted By: MacAddict
about 14 years, 9 months ago
I think its a wonderful image regardless of where it was located. Yes Japanese temples are more ornate but this one in India is just as spiritually inspiring.
Posted By: Xinthose
about 14 years, 9 months ago
Posted By: BBGR
about 14 years, 9 months ago
More of these please ! Love your contribute!
Posted By: conny p.
about 14 years, 9 months ago
oooooommmmmmmg!!! beautiful!!! absolutely perfect harmony!!! very very very good. thanks so much!
Posted By: NetLink
about 14 years, 9 months ago
no 1280x1024 :(
Posted By: morrislevy
about 14 years, 7 months ago
Great pic! P.S. The Japanese word for "temple" is "otera". You used the correct kanji, (お寺). Awesome.

P.S. To NetLink: ALL of the fullscreen images can be resized to 1280x1024 with nearly any photo imaging program.
Posted By: soulspin
about 14 years, 5 months ago
Posted By: Koboy
about 13 years, 8 months ago
It's a beautifull Pic !
Colors are wonderfull ! I like the way you make it :)

(and you're right, 寺 (tera) is the word for Japanese Temple, but you have to had お before => お寺. お is an honorific preposition ^^)

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