Tashilunpo Monastery

By: Fragile Prints

Mar 14 2012

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Category: India, Karnataka

1 Comment

Focal Length:18mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:NIKON D3100

After the Chinese occupation of Tibet, many Tibetans fled to India including the famous Dharmasthala in Northern India, where His Highness Dalai Lama is running the Tibetan Government. However, there are many lesser known Tibetan settlements in South India. The Settlements in Bylakuppe in Western Mysore district is apparently the largest.


Bylakuppe consists of many monasteries and nunneries including a famous Golden temple. Many Buddhist traditions are practised here. This particular portrait is of a smaller monastery known as Tashilunpo monastery belonging to Gelukpa tradition.


Location: Bylakuppe, Mysore District, Karnataka, India.


One comment on “Tashilunpo Monastery”

  1. This is nice. They also have some monasteries near Coorg if i am not wrong. My parents had visited those. But as you said, not many know that south India does hold some Buddhist structures.

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