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'''Mysore''' is a district in [[Karnataka|Karnataka State]].
  
==Bylakupee Tibetan Settlements==
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==Cities==
The biggest Tibetan settlement outside of [[Tibet]] is near Bylakupee village. There are about 20 villages around here.
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Between 3rd and 4th camps there is the '''Namdrolling Monastery''' which containes the '''Golden Temple'''. In the Golden Temple there are 3 figures of Buddha, one 60 Ft. high and the other two 58 Ft. high, they are made of copper and covered with gold, inside the statues there are scriptures and small stupas. Unlike the Sera Monasteries, a lot of lay people come here for poojas, so you can join in a walk around the monastery to move the prayer wheels around, there are also a few big ones in side the monastery. Moving these wheels sends the prayers on them. The 'Wind Hourses', which are flags with prayers written on them, have a simillar role.
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*[[Heggadadevankote]]
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*[[Hunsur]]
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*[[Krishnarajasagara]]
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*[[Mysore]]
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*[[Nanjangud]]
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*[[Narsipur]]
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*[[Piriyapatna]]
  
The Golden Temple and the Temples at Sera are quite different, so if you are around don't miss them both.
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==Other destinations==
  
'''How to get Here''' See how to get to Sera at the next section, and from Kushal Nagar take a rikshaw to the Golden Temple.
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*[[Bylakupee]] - The largest Tibetan settlement outside of [[Tibet]].
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* Stone sculptures at [[Somnathapura]]
  
===Sera Monasteries===
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==Understand==
One of the 3 biggest monasteries of Tibetan Buddhism outside of Tibet is '''Sera Jhe''' (also: Sera Jey) monastery. In Sera you will find a village of almost 5,000 monks in Sera Jhe and Sera Mey monasteries.
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The village has 3 guesthouses (A simple double room is 125 Rs. and has an attached  bathroom with hot water), which the profits from go into the hospitals and school in Sera. The profits from the shops and the internet cafés also help sponsor the monastery.
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==Talk==
  
There are a few temples in the village, don't miss the 'New Sera Mey Temple'. visitors are not allowed to get inside the temples during poojas.
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==Get in==
  
Smoking and alcohol drinking is not allowed in the village, except inside your room in the guesthouses.
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==Get around==
  
It's useful to buy the booklet "Welcome to Sera" (15 Rs.) in the shop opposite Siddhartha guesthouse or at the Tibet Network internet café.
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==See==
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*'''Mysore palace'''
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[[Image:palace(mysore).jpg|thumb|350px|'''Palace, Mysore, 2010.''', Mysore.]]
  
'''How to get to Sera'''
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*'''Namdroling Monastery''', in [[Bylakupee]], a large Nyingma monastery which contains the '''Golden Temple'''. In the Golden Temple there are three impressive statues of the Buddha.
Take a bus to '''Kushal Nagar''' from [[Mangalore]] (about 5 hours, delux bus is advised on this road) or [[Mysore]] (about 2.5 hours). From Kushal Nagar take a rikshaw to Sera (6 km. 30 Rs., at the evening it's 50 Rs.).  
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==Krishnarajanagara==
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*'''Sera Jhe''' (also: Sera Jey) and '''Sera Mey''' monasteries. These monasteries are located in the same complex in [[Bylakupee]], and with a combined population of almost 5,000 monks, it is one of the largest monastic communties of Tibetan Buddhism outside of [[Tibet]].
==Piriyapatna==
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==Heggadadevankote==
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===Itineraries===
==Nanjangud==
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Chamundi Hills: About 15 km from Mysore, it is a hill station temple which has Goddess Chamundeswhari as deity. The Nandi - Shiva's mount in mythology - at Chamundi Hills is quite famous in its own right. It is the third largest in the country at 16 by 24 feet and was carved out of a single boulder about three-and-a-half centuries ago.
==Narsipur==
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Mysore Palace: Magnificient piece of architecture.
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==Do==
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==Eat==
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==Drink==
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==Stay safe==
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==Get out==
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Revision as of 03:33, 20 September 2011

Mysore is a district in Karnataka State.

Contents

Cities

Other destinations

Understand

Talk

Get in

Get around

See

  • Mysore palace
Palace, Mysore, 2010., Mysore.
  • Namdroling Monastery, in Bylakupee, a large Nyingma monastery which contains the Golden Temple. In the Golden Temple there are three impressive statues of the Buddha.
  • Sera Jhe (also: Sera Jey) and Sera Mey monasteries. These monasteries are located in the same complex in Bylakupee, and with a combined population of almost 5,000 monks, it is one of the largest monastic communties of Tibetan Buddhism outside of Tibet.

Itineraries

Chamundi Hills: About 15 km from Mysore, it is a hill station temple which has Goddess Chamundeswhari as deity. The Nandi - Shiva's mount in mythology - at Chamundi Hills is quite famous in its own right. It is the third largest in the country at 16 by 24 feet and was carved out of a single boulder about three-and-a-half centuries ago.

Mysore Palace: Magnificient piece of architecture.

Do

Eat

Drink

Stay safe

Get out

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