Golden Temple Coorg or Bylakuppe or Namdroling monastery
The Golden temple Coorg or Bylakuppe or Namdroling Monastery or Golden Monastery of Buddhism is conveniently established at the culturally rich Bylakuppe which boasts of being the 2nd most expansive settlement of the refugees from Tibet. The spectacular Golden Temple is one among the calmest religious places to visit in Coorg and it can be conveniently visited on the smooth route of Coorg and Bangalore.
Major Attractions Golden temple Coorg
With its intricately detailed structure and peaceful ambience, the NamdrolingBuddhist Monastery is the key attraction here. Looking at young Buddhist enthusiasts devoting themselves to religion attracts a lot of awe and respect from tourists from all over the globe. The aura of the monastery apart from its lush garden not just reflects the purity of education been provided within the golden walls, but also the beauty of the higher enlightenment which together makes it a site rare and distinct in itself. All these justify the monastery being one among the most spectacular places to visit in Coorg.
A major event that attracts tourists from across borders is the most celebrated 15-day event of 'Losar' (the local name of the new year) which falls between February and March. The mammoth-sized 'Thangkas' (picture of their diety embroidered on a huge framed silk cloth) becomes a key attribute of the fest. The folk lama dances along with vibrant decorations make the festival a big hit.
Namdroling Monastery Specifications
Vibrantly painted murals over walls, thickly coloured doors in deep reds adorned by bright golden knobs along with brush-like tassels and traditional ropes hanging around. The entire vibe of the monastery is completely traditional and religious with mythological demons and gods painted on the walls of the vast premises.
More Attractions of Bylakuppe
Another big specification here is the massive forty feet high pictures of the esteemed Guru Rinpoche, the worshipped Buddha Amitayus and the renowned Buddha Sakyamuni. Apart from the prime location, the nearby Tibet University replica known as the Sera Monastery is a popular site here along with multiple monasteries scattered around which are lesser in grandeur. One of these 20th-century monasteries (TashiLhunpo) was the prime seating site of the eminent Panchen Lama.
The spectacular Namdroling Monastery was constructed in 1963 in Bylakuppe. Bylakuppe was first constructed in the year 1961 by the eminent Lugsum Samdupling in. It was later worked upon in 1969 by DickyiLarsoe. The Monastery came into being because of Drubwang P.N. Rinpoche. With over five thousand nuns and monks who are currently a part here, the renowned Tibetan Golden temple is surprisingly the biggest tutor of the ancient Buddhist lineage of the art of Nyingmapa.
Golden Temple Coorg Timings
9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and day Prayer- 1:00 p.m.All these highlights make the spectacular Golden Temple one among the calmest religious places to visit in Coorg.
Distance from Madikeri to Golden temple Coorg - It is exactly 34.3 kilometers from Madikeri city to Golden temple Coorg. If you go by car/bike approximate it will take 45 mins to 60 mins to reach the destination.
Mysore to Golden temple Coorg distance - From Mysore you have to take Hunsur road route to reach Golden temple and it is 88 Kilometer from the city center. It will take close to 2 hours to reach Golden temple Coorg from Mysore
Places near Golden temple Coorg - We have Dubare elephant camp (19.3 KM's) , Cauvery Nisargadhama (8.2 KM's) and Harangi dam (15.7 KM's) which are very close to Golden temple and you can cover all places in one day.