This to know what these six major monasteries of Buddhism Features
Buddha Purnima is a festival of faith and purity for the followers of Buddhism. This year it will be celebrated on 30 April i.e. Monday. Buddha Purnima is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Mahatma Buddha and his Nirvana day. Every year the full moon of Vaishakh month is celebrated as the birthday of Mahatma Buddha. Buddhism is a religion and great philosophy derived from the Shraman tradition of India. Let us take you on this occasion to visit the major Buddhist monasteries of India…
Tawang monastery in Arunachal Pradesh
The Buddhist monastery at Tawang, situated amidst the beautiful plains of the Himalayas, is the center of faith for the people of this religion. Here Buddhist monks congregate all over the world. Situated at an elevation of three and a half thousand feet above sea level, Tawang Monastery is called the largest Buddhist monastery in the world. This monastery is known as Golden Namgi Latsse.
Rumetek Monastery, Sikkim
One of the northeastern states of India, Sikkam is known for hundreds of Buddhist monasteries located here. Gangtok Rumtek Monastery is located in the capital of Sikkim. The masked dance ceremony is held just before the Tibetan New Year.
Thikse Monastery, Ladakh
The 49 feet large statue of Lord Buddha is the center of the major attraction in Thiksey Monastery located in the Indus Valley. A major museum of Mahatma Buddha is located here, in which ancient relics and art have been preserved.
Hemis monastery, Leh
Hemis Monastery is located 45 km from the city in the south-east direction of Leh. It was first built in 1630 AD by Stagsung Raspa Nwag Gyatso. Then in 1972, Raja Senj Nampar Gwalwa rebuilt the monastery and also built a religious school here. In this school, Buddhist monks are taught tantra lore.
Mainderoling Monastery, Dehradun
Situated in the foothills of the Himalayas, this monastery is known worldwide for being a center of psychiatry and learning. The monastery is known for its 107 feet high statue of Lord Buddha and its architectural splendor.
Tsuglagkhang Monastery, Dharamsala
Tsuglagkhang is a major tourist attraction located in Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh. This is the same place in Dharamshala known as Potala Palace where His Holiness Buddhist Guru Dalai Lama stayed during his exile. Here is the Namgyal Math.