Saturday, September 13, 2008

Volcano or ….?

Very little is known about the volcano eruption in the Himalayan state of Sikkim. Some people believe that Tendong Gonpa is found next to the crater of a volcano however few may disagree. There are several hills around Sikkim that creates delusion. One such volcano look-alike can be beautifully seen from the terrace of the Burung Primary School towards the south Sikkim. Among the hills on the backdrop of the lower Namthang lies a hill much similar to a volcano. This hill is particularly found in between Phoong Bhanjyang and Chuba-Perbing. It is believed that there is a small pond on the top of that hill. The common mental image of a volcano is that of a steep symmetrical cone sweeping upward in a concave curve to a sharp summit peak. When you look at this hill it surely fits to a general concept of a volcano. But, do others too feel the same!