Namdroling Monastery (Golden Temple)
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.
Namdroling Monastery was established by throne-holder of Tibetan mother (one of six) monastery Palyul, Penor Rinpoche in 1963. It is the largest teaching centre of the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism in the world. The stunning compound is currently home to over 5,000 lamas (monks and nuns), a teaching institution and even a hospital. The best time to visit Bylakuppe and especially Namdroling is during the Tibetan New Year festival of Losar.
Tashi Lhunpo Monastery
When the Chinese army dismantled the 569-year-old Tashi Lhunpo Monastery in Tibet, many senior lamas left Tibet to build monastic institutions in other parts of the world. But the late Panchen Lama, head of Tashi Lhunpo refused to leave his home and therefore its counterpart in India could never become a proper university like Sera. But the campus in Bylakuppe built in 1972, still invites young monks for teaching and learning.
Madikeri Golden Temple
Madikeri is 135KM from Mysore. One of the best roads for a drive in India. Road with trees on both sides, cool breeze and few shops in between for a pit stop. Our first stop was famous "Golden Temple" in Kushal Nagar. Also known as "Namdroling monastery", it's a huge area and a neat place.
Kukke Shree Subrahmanya Temple
Started from Bangalore at 11am.Travelled 289km to Kukke Subrahmanya.On way had poori bhaji at Kamats on Bangalore-Hassan road.Checked into Vijay Comforts at Subrahmanya at 4:30pm.Visited temple, watched aartis of Subrahmanya untill 8pm.Back to hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Igguthappa is an important deity for the people ofKodagu, especially of the Kodava people and Kodagu Arebhashe gowdas, and is known as their Lord of rains and crops. He is also their Maha Guru (chief preceptor). His main shrine, known as Paadi Igguthappa , is in Kakkabe,Kodagu, Karnataka, India. The temple, located atop a hill in a forested area in Kakkabe, has been in existence since 1153.
The next stop was the Talakaveri, the birth place of the River Kaveri. This place is around 5 KM from Bhagamandala and is 1276M above sea level. We offered our prayers in the temple.There are steps in Talakaveri that lead up to the Bhramagiri peak. Our parents were reluctant to let us go to the peak as it was around 2:30 PM and very hot. However, we three ( My niece, sister and I) insisted on going to the top. The 350 approx steps were totally worth it. The View from the top was totally amazing. We took several snaps and were back within half and hour.
This place is also known as Honnamana Kere and it is a beautiful lake. This is the largest lake in Coorg and also one of the largest in Karnataka. The scenic beauty, green hills and beautiful coffee plantations make it nothing less than Paradise on Earth. There is a small temple here which is dedicated to the extremely revered Goddess Honnamana here. The Goddess is known to have resided in this place and served the welfare of the people here. After her death, the locales built a temple to honor her and she is still said to be protecting the whole region. Another attraction here is the Bagni Festival which includes a number of elaborate rituals and a lot of people take part in the celebrations. Also beautiful are the gorgeous wild animals that you can spot here at times. The best time to visit this temple is during the Gouri Puja.