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|Along the BSL(Beas Sutlej Link) Canal towards Baggi and Chail-Chowk|
At Chail Chowk
Before entering into a local Dhaba, adjacent to the Chowk at Chail Chowk, Tarun's and Ankit's bikes were put on stands adjacent to the rain shelter.
|Monastery at a distance of 4 km from Chail Chowk|
Monastery at Chail ChowkApart from this bitter experience at Chail-Chowk we enjoyed the whole trip. We started our bikes and our next stop was a newly inaugurated monastery at a distance of about 3 to 4 km from Chail Chowk on the Chail-Chowk Rohanda road.
We spent about 30 minutes at the monastery, clicking on the wall paintings and each other. We were joined by a monk, he opened the monastery door to let us have the look of inside.
|That is me in front of the monastery Gate at Chail Chowk, Sunder Nagar|
Although, I read nothing about this black bowl in the book 'Old Path White clouds' by Thich Nhat Hanh but was told a short tale by Tarun about the four lords of four directions, who offered this bowl to Buddha.
|Buddha with black bowl|
After saying good bye to the Monk we were again on our bikes on that serpentine mountainous road. At Kukdigalu, at a distance of about 4 km on this Chail-Chowk to Rohanda road, we had to take a left turn to another single lane road.
Jalpa Mata Temple
|Entering the Gate of Jalpa Mata Temple|
Some of the Kafal trees were filled with the the Kafal and we enjoyed them on our way back. Except the last 1 km journey road was surfaced with bituminous mix, so we were comfortable on our bikes.
|Beautiful view of Jalpa Temple (Sunder Nagar)|
|Karun clicking Ankit in front of Jalpa Temple|
|A view of BSL(Beas Sutlej Link) and Sunder Nagar Lake from Mata Jalpa Mandir|