Namdroling Monastery in Mysore

Home to 5,000 monks, the monastery is also called 'Buddhist Golden Temple'

Home to 5,000 monks, the monastery is also called 'Buddhist Golden Temple' | Photo credit: Evan Lovely/Flickr

Namdroling Monastery Overview

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Bylakuppe, a beautiful yet unexplored region in Karnataka, is home to two major Tibetan settlements. The town is noted for housing one of the most fascinating monasteries across the country - Namdroling Monastery. It is also popular as the ‘Buddhist Golden Temple’ as there are three colossal golden statues of Buddha Shakyamuni, Padmasambhava and Buddha Amitayus. The foundation stone of this three-storey monastery was laid by His Holiness Pema Norbu Rinpoche. Later, the monastery was sanctified by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

Presently, this beautiful gompa serves as home to about 5000 monks and nuns. In the monastery, visitors can see silver coloured prayer wheels that are inscribed with holy chants. Buddhists are of the view that spinning these wheels is equivalent to the recitation of the prayers inscribed on them.

  • Opening Closing Time 7 am – 8 pm
    Open all days

  • Photo Opp

    The beautiful monastery is a nice subject for photography. The greenery surrounding the monastery only makes it all the more attractive and worth capturing in the camera.

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Arlikumari, P.O. Bylakuppe, Mysore, 571104, Karnataka