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Bylakupee

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Bylakupee

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Bylakupee - Tibetan Settlements The biggest Tibetan settlement outside of Tibet is near Bylakupee village. There are about 20 villages around here.

Between the 3rd and 4th camps is the large Nyingma monastery, Namdrolling Monastery, which contains the Golden Temple. In the Golden Temple there are 3 statues of Buddha, one 60 Ft. high and the other two 58 Ft. high. These are gold plated copper statues that have been consectrated by having scriptures and small stupas placed inside. This monastery is popular with lay people who attend rituals (pujas), and visitors are very welcome to stroll around the monastery grounds and may freely turn the prayer wheels and circumambulate the stupas. According to Tibetan belief, turning prayer wheels disseminates the prayers to the five directions. 'Wind Hourses' (Lungta), which are flags enscribed with prayers, have the same function.

The Golden Temple and the Temples at Sera are quite different, so if you are around don't miss them both.

How to get Here Take a bus to Kushal Nagar from Mangalore (about 5 hours, deluxe bus is advised on this road) or Mysore (about 2.5 hours). From Kushal Nagar take a rickshaw to the Golden Temple.

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