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Bylakuppe is a place in Karnataka which is home for the Tibetan settlements. It is situated towards the west of the Mysore region in the Indian state of Karnataka. Bylakuppe comprises of various rural settlements, provinces are near one another, and has a large number of religious communities and sanctuaries in all the significant Tibetan Buddhist customs. The twin town Kushalanagar is around 6 kilometers from Bylakuppe. Bylakuppe also imparts the outskirt to Eastern part of Coorg district. Bylakuppe is arranged on the state interstate 88 (now NH 275) and is all around joined with the vast majority of the real urban communities in south India. Transport offices are accessible from popular towns like Chennai, Bengaluru, Mysuru, Mangaluru, Panaji, etc. PAP (Protected Area Permit) is compulsory for outsiders for staying here, it can take up to three months to be issued. This place can be the best option for a short trip.

Namdroling Monastery - Bylakuppe

The Namdroling Nyingmapa Monastery is the biggest showing focus of the Nyingma ancestry of Tibetan Buddhism in the world. The cloister was set up by throne-holder Kyabje Penor Rinpoche in 1963, after his 1959 way out from Tibet as the second seat of the Palyul Monastery, one of the six awesome Nyingmapa Mother religious communities of Tibet preceding addition. Every day Namdroling religious community invites many guests, both from India and abroad to encounter the teachings and make the most of our grounds, sanctuaries and thoughtful environment. For travelers wishing to see their grounds and sanctuaries, it is conceivable to stay in inns in the neighborhood town of Kushalnagar without license and make day excursions to the monastery. Tourists and different guests with non-Indian international IDs for the most part stay in inns in Kushalnagar, a short auto Rickshaw ride from the cloister (10 rupees for every individual, 30 rupees if more individuals). Amid extraordinary occasions, the religious community may book the spaces for uncommon visitors so check close before your entry to protect accessibility.
I never saw so many monks at one place ever before. I am not sure if this is a daily activity. Looks like we were lucky to end up there on a day they had some kind of game competitions.
Manju Sihag

17 Followers, 17 Reviews


The sheer size of the three storied temple covered in victory banners, tassels and canopies and topped by a golden pinnacle overwhelms the visitor to the Namdroling Monastery – the most popular of the many monasteries in Bylakuppe. In the morning rows upon rows of monks occupy the wide open halls reciting prayers in unison; solemn pilgrims, carrying prayer beads, can be seen seated alongside the heavy wooden doors immersed in the wave of devotion. The main attractions in the monastery are the Golden Temple, silver and giant red prayer wheels and a row of white pagodas.
Deeptangan Pant

431 Followers, 52 Reviews


If one believes that certain places on earth are sacred, surely this is one of them. A 60-ft golden statue of the Buddha, to be precise, flanked by two equally impressive figures. The entrance to the Main temple complex has a huge photo of one of the leaders/head-monk at the top of a prayer hall. The Main prayer hall (on the left of the previous prayer hall) offers the travelers a peek into what Buddhism is all about with Buddha and other statues towering over 60 feet and prayer mats laid out uniformly in front to seat the monks. We chose to spend a weekend in Coorg because it promised wild elephants, monsoon soaked views of lush hills and valleys, and a home stay on a coffee plantation. Yet right there on the main road was an elaborate gateway beckoning us into the settlement. It was like entering another world. The road to the temple passes restaurants advertising Tibetan food, a shop selling prayer flags, the Tibetan Career Institute, a school, etc. The sight of monks walking in a row along the road or drinking tea at Café Tibet was priceless. Feeling totally detached from the hurly burly of the Indian market just outside the settlement, we reached the monastery. Even its elaborate entrance and large courtyard filled with Tibetan children didn't prepare me for the first glimpse of the inner sanctum, with the three giant statues seemingly lit up from within and rows of seating mats laid in neat rows in front of them. Hindus, Muslims, others-- we all stood silently and in awe.
Sagnik Basu

1k+ Followers, 134 Reviews


Best time to visit
February-April, May-November
Things to do
Exploring, Strolling
Open Hours
7 am to 8 pm
Budget
N/A

Golden Temple - Bylakuppe

Home to Tibetan Culture in Karnataka, The Golden Temple is a Buddhist monastery with Golden statues of Gautama Buddha, Padmasambhava and Amitāyus. The monastery is utterly calm and peaceful , a sudden change of environment we experienced after a long ride. Trees bearing yellow flowers fully blossomed, neatly maintained garden and monks sleeping under the shade of trees are the first of things one can witness as you enter the premises. The gold-coated Buddhist statues in the monastery are imposing and unique, reflecting the rich cultural heritage of the Tibetans. Tourists can also shop for handicrafts, carpets and incense sticks, all sold by the monks. Remember there is no chance to negotiate as the monks do not talk at all ! You either buy or let go.
Sasank Raavi

62 Followers, 6 Reviews


Nothing new to say. A monastery for me would always feel like heaven and this one didn't disappoint either.
Rini Biswas

247 Followers, 43 Reviews


As planned we started early and made it to the golden temple. Spent more than 2 hours sitting in front of the giant Buddha statues. Later , we took a walk to a nearby lake and took a power nap on the benches that were lying on its shores.
Muthu Kumaran

142 Followers, 6 Reviews


Serpom Monastic University - Bylakuppe

Arranged in Bylakuppe Tibetan Settlement OF Mysore Distric In Karnataka State, India, Serpom Thoesam Norling Monastery is an enlisted non–profit association and ascetic college for cutting edge Buddhist contemplates. The religious community is interested in everybody, with no segregation. Furthermore, Serpom turned into a religious community on April 25 2008.The cloister gives free education, suppers and settlement to many monks, since it turned into a full-fledge cloister. At present the number of inhabitants in the monastery numbers in 567, barring the ministers who live abroad. Serpom Monastery has created Buddhist rationalists, researchers, aces, peace instructors and so on. Here ministers study the five primary writings of the Mahayana Buddhist educational modules, which takes eighteen long years. In the wake of having finished the studies, ministers take part in Geshe Lharam examines, and the individuals who pass the end of the year test are granted the Geshe Lharam degree – the most noteworthy degree in Buddhist philosophy.
Sitting on the cool steps leading to the entrance of the Serpom Monastery and watching the tired sun set behind the vast plains is therapeutic to say the least. In the evening the monastery is quiet and not many visitors and monks can be seen, ideal for someone who wants to experience the calm that Buddhist monasteries are known for. One can get a beautiful view of the fields stretching to the horizon dotted by golden monasteries bathed in the orange mood of the setting sun.
Deeptangan Pant

431 Followers, 52 Reviews


Best time to visit
February-April, May-November
Things to do
Exploring, Photography
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Sakya Monastry - Bylakuppe

Sakya Monastery, one of the Buddhist religious communities at Bylakuppe situated close to Coorg in Karnataka state. Bylakuppe, a Tibetan Buddhist displaced person settlement, is home to a huge number of Tibetans living estranged abroad, making it a tremendous community for Buddhism in South India. Sakya Monastery is a double storied maroon hued structure simply off the street as you enter Bylakuppe. This cloister is one of the tiniest of all religious communities in Bylakuppe. The monks living here are into singing and playing musical instruments (the neighborhood Tibetan ones). The sanctuary to this religious community is generally shut but you can request that a monk gets it opened. It has an excellent campus. It is mostly shut, yet you can ask anybody you see inside the cloister to open the sanctuary for you. There are amazing works adorned in the walls of the monastery which makes it a very major tourist attraction in this place.
The quaint Sakya Monastery lies close to the civilian settlement known as Camp One. Although smaller in size, its beauty and elegance is comparable to the bigger monasteries in Bylakuppe. The warm and compact halls of the monastery are carpeted and a variety of musical instruments like bells, cymbals and drums figure beside the low wooden benches laid out for daily prayers. Behind the monastery is a wide open field where hundreds of prayer flags, strung on a row of trees, stretch their arms in the cool breeze.
Deeptangan Pant

431 Followers, 52 Reviews


Best time to visit
February-April, May-November
Things to do
Exploring, Strolling
Open Hours
8 am to 8 pm
Budget
N/A

Sera Mey Monastery University - Bylakuppe

Sera Mey Monastic University is one of the best seats of learning inside of the Geluk school of Tibetan Buddhism, a school in which the Kadampa custom in general, and especially the considerable Nalanda convention are safeguarded in their entireties. Sera Mey Monastic University - the name that echoes over the place where there is snow like the sun and the moon - was fabricated by Jamchen Choeje Shakya Yeshi during 1359-1435, an immediate supporter of the humane friend in need Tsongkhapa [1357-1419]. As the religious community gives off an impression of being encompassed by Servas, a regular tree that develops in the encompassing, the term Sera - a condensing of the Tibetan word Servairawa that actually implies the wall of Serva - bit by bit happened to be utilized. In this region, Tsongkhapa is known not made his popular content the Ocean of Reasoning, his analysis to Arya Nagarjuna's Fundamental of Wisdom.
My first time in a Monastery left me awe struck. There was the cheerful chatter of young student monks on one hand and the haunting silence of the monastery on the other.
Tianna

236 Followers, 7 Reviews


Best time to visit
February-April, May-November
Things to do
Exploring
Open Hours
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Budget
N/A

Sera Mey Monastic University for Advanced Buddhist Studies and Practices - Bylakuppe

Sera Mey Monastic University for Advanced Buddhist Studies and Practice takes after its hundreds of years old custom and society going back to its awesome period in Tibet, to this present day without much noteworthy change. As such the cloister keeps on existing in a run of the mill Tibetan Gelukpa devout convention to this day. The religious community's association is all around sorted out into two separate streams, one included in Spiritual and Educational Administration and the other in General and Financial Administration. The Spiritual Administration is related on every single spiritual affairs, petition to God, puja, educational modules and scholastic course or examination, The General organization deals with the general and monetary issues of the monastery. The advisory group is in charge of the organization of Monastic University Course, and holds a comparable obligation that of an advanced Academic University Department. This place is like a heaven for all the monks living in here. People all over the world come here to visit this place.
In the evening one can witness the Buddhist tradition of debate being practiced by scores of monks in the courtyard of the Sera Mey monastery. It usually involves a couple of people - one seated and the other standing facing him with the latter asking a question and the former answering them. The end of a question is usually punctuated with a clap and one can hear the thunder of claps emanating from the courtyards of the monastery.
Deeptangan Pant

431 Followers, 52 Reviews


Best time to visit
February-April, May-November
Things to do
N/A
Open Hours
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Budget
N/A

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