Namdroling Monastery in Karnataka – Know Visiting Hours, Entry Fees etc


Located amidst the sandal groves a few hours from Bangalore and Mysore, in Karnataka state, South India, Namdroling was established by Pema Norbu Rinpoche after he came to India from Tibet.


As a matter of fact, with only 300 rupees in his hand and with just a handful of monks, Dalai Lama laid the foundation stone of the three-storied main temple that then covered an area of 80 square feet. Also, he declared the temple and named it as “Namdroling Monastery”.


Moreover, the monastery hosts traditional Lama Dances, oversize Thankga hanging from the sides of its buildings, as well as solemn processions throughout the monastery grounds spanning approximately two weeks.


Today, the monastery is home to nearly 5000 monks and nuns, renowned as a centre for the pure upholding of the teachings of the Buddha.


Did  You Know? The original name of this monastery is Thegchog Namdrol Shedrub Dargyeling.





Visiting Hours: Daily, 9:00am – 6:00pm


Entry fees: Free


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