Bylakuppe: Golden Temple in Coorg

Namdroling Monastery, the magnificent golden temple at Bylakuppe

Namdroling Monastery, the magnificent golden temple at Bylakuppe | Photo credit: Manish Bansal

Description

Bylakuppe is a Tibetan settlement area established by Lugsum Samdupling in 1961 and Dickyi Larsoe in 1969 and is situated to the west of Mysore District in Karnataka.

It is about 6 kilometres from the twin town of Kushalanagara and is home to the magnificent Namdroling Monastery or Golden Temple.

Namdroling Monastery is the largest teaching centre of Nyingmapa, a lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, in the world, and houses over five thousand monks and nuns.

The town is a delight to visit during festivals such as the Tibetan New Year (Losar), which is celebrated with much fervour at the monastery. The Golden Temple, which is a popular tourist attraction, has three resplendent golden statues of Buddha Shakyamuni, Padmasambhava and the Buddha Amitayus.

  • Opening Closing Time 7 am to 8 pm (Daily)

  • Entrance Fee Free Entry

Monument Religious Cultural

Location

Mysore, Karnataka