A Pilgrimage Special: Performing Dana

While in Sarnath, we visited a branch of the Mahabodhi Society, The ladies made themselves busy buying fruits and other foodstuff to be brought over for the monks there. As usual, the pilgrims were going to perform dana, a practice of generosity or charity. The Mahabodhi Society was a pleasant white building and we walk into a pleasant compound with shady trees, under which some children were studying under the tutelage of a teacher. We were brought to a hall where several young monks and a lone nun were going to have lunch...

Shopping in Sarnath...




The Mahabodhi Society in Sarnath...






Children studying...

The hall...
Performing Dana to the monks...






and the lone nun...

Comments

Liudmila said…
I like that school! Incredible, what are they doing? The children have to be very disciplinate there.

And the altar on the last photo is very interesting as idea.
footiam said…
I don't know if I like the school. I think I have seen better school back home. But really, India is overpopulated and it's not an easy life there. Sometimes, it's good to be there; so that we can appreciate what we have.
And the altar in the last picture is a very common thing in Asia. At home, we have altars too; for Buddha and even for our ancestors, our grandparents or parents who have departed.

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