Tsuglagkhang is the place where the Dalai Lama resides. It is one of the most significant places of worship which attracts devotees from all over the world and serves tourists as well.This complex has a monastery, various stupas and temples, a museum, a library, a bookstore and a cafe. Except for Dalai Lama's residence, every other part of the complex is open for tourists. If lucky, one can even get to meet his Holiness. The complex houses a beautiful statue of Lord Buddha as well as statues of Chenrezig and Guru Rinpoche.The museum inside the complex tends to be a popular choice amongst the tourists and houses many imprints of Tibetan art and culture. These include history documents, pottery, handicrafts, paintings etc. The museum gives tourists an insight into Tibetan culture and at the same time, the various struggles faced by them lately. The structure of the Tibet Museum is influenced by Tibetan architecture which is unique and innovative.
I was sitting on my favourite bench when the meditating woman I had seen earlier, walked past me, steady and pensive. She continued along and disappeared behind the bend. As I looked up at the hundreds of prayer flags fluttering in the wind, I wondered what her story was.Over a hundred thousand Tibetan refugees live in India. Read about the history of the Tibetan Independence Movement and the sovereignty debate.Tripoto is a global community for travellers and a great platform for travel writers. Been anywhere great recently? Share your travelogues on Tripoto and showcase your trips to millions of people around the world.
The Dalai Lama’s temple complex consists of Namgyal Monastery, the main temple, statue of the Buddha, library, the Dalai Lama’s residence and various administrative offices. The monastery offers a delightful insight into Tibetan art and culture. A must visit place if you seek spiritual relief away from the crowded lanes of McLeodGanj.
Residence to H.H. Dalai Lama!