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Buddha Temple in Dehradun, Uttarakhand

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About Buddha Temple in Dehradun

Built-in the later years of the 20th century by the revered Buddhist religious head Kochen Rinpoche, Buddha Temple in Dehradun is a magnificent Tibetan Monastery and is also known as Mindrolling Monastery. It was built not only to safeguard the religious and cultural sentiments of the Buddhists but also to promote the same. The Temple is essentially a built-in Japanese architecture style on a highland in the Doon Valley. The view from the top is simply mesmerizing. If you wish to enjoy complete greenery, you must visit Dehradun Buddhist Temple. Around the Buddha Temple in Dehradun, you will also find a number of shops, restaurants, and other public places. You may take a walk and explore these places on your own when you are here. There is also a public book shop here where you will find that most of the books are written in the Tibetan language. A large number of books are meant for sale by a Tibetan community in the surrounding area.

The interior of the temple is only open to the public on Sundays and one can climb the stairs though the many levels with their ornate decorations to reach the viewing platform. After reaching the top of the building one can have a panoramic view of the city Dehradun. Do not forget to take some really stunning pictures from the top as it gives you a scenic view.

History of Buddha Temple

The architecture and building up of the Lord Buddha Temple began in the year 1965. The structure of the temple was inspired by the original Buddha Temple monastery located in Tibet. The Buddha Temple complex was built as a part of four Tibetan religious schools. It was named as Nyingma, and associated with the strong religious beliefs of Tibetan people. It took 50 odd artists to complete the structure of golden paint in nearly three years. This Buddha temple in Dehradun is among one of the four Tibetan schools. It was built to increase religious understanding. 

Significance of Buddha Temple

The main significance of the Buddha Temple is to save and promote the rich Tibetan culture. It is an important center for learning the practices of Buddhism. The Buddha temple in Dehradun is also famous for its beautiful architecture and boasts of surreal interiors. The main aim of the temple is to promote peace and preserve the rich culture and heritage. 

Architecture of Buddha Temple

The Tibetan temple in Dehradun is known for its intricate architecture. The murals inside the monastery showcase the life of Gautum Buddha. The architecture followed is a Japanese style that has a Stupa which was inaugurated in 2002. The height of Stupa is around 220 feet with a 100 square feet width. These parameters make it one of the largest Stupa in Asia. The temple is surrounded by lush green surroundings. The monastery boasts of five stunning floors with the pictures of Lord Buddha and Guru Padmasambhava. The first three floors have gorgeous gold color paintings, forth one has an open platform from where one can get panoramic views of Dehradun Valley. 

Highlights of Buddha Temple

The temple has its own school, healthcare clinic, guest houses, and community prayer hall.

Known for stunning architecture.

Promotes peace and preserves rich heritage and traditions.

The temple is home to Asia’s biggest Stupa.

Try Tibetan cuisine and sip coffee at the cafes inside the monastery. 

Facts About Buddha Temple 

The person behind the construction of Buddha Temple in Dehradun was Kochen Rinpoche. 

The monastery is known for its beautiful architecture.

The murals depict the life of Lord Buddha.

There are five floors in the monastery and the fifth floor is open only on Sundays for the visitors.

One can see the biggest Stupa in Asia here at Buddha Temple in Dehradun

The architecture of the temple is influenced by Japanese architecture. 

What To Wear in Buddha Temple

Since the place is sacred and religious, it is advised to dress conservatively. Make sure to cover your shoulders and wear clothes below your knees. Also, make sure to remove your shoes before you enter the temple. Other things to consider are: 

Don’t litter around, dustbins are available. 

Maintain peace, as the disciples meditate here.

The evenings are chilly here, make sure to carry light woolens with you.

Mindrolling Monastery - A Highly Distinguished Monastery 

Anyone who preaches or practices Buddhism cannot be unfamiliar with the Mindrolling Monastery in Dehradun. It is considered Asia’s one of the most highly prestigious monasteries. With a plethora of ornate paintings and a surreal collection of art as well make this place in this temple truly breathtaking. It has five floors that each have an essence that you feel on your visit. Moreover, the view from atop the pagoda is truly breathtaking. It is something that halts your mind for a sec and let you soak in the natural serenity. The panoramic view of the entire city will truly leave you awestruck and in sheer awe for the temple. One can experience a sense of calm as you enter the temple that might not have experienced anywhere else. If you wish, you can also sit there and meditate. Moreover, the paintings present inside is in itself a surreal landscape, depicting various history, mythology, and culture of Buddhism. 

Availability of Shopping Complex at Buddha Temple 

Buddha Temple in Dehradun, Uttarakhand, is more than just a temple, it is a widespread area that also has a small shopping complex. This shopping complex has a few shops that include shops for traditional clothing, eateries, books, handicrafts, souvenirs, etc. The area is nestled with numerous benches around the complex and park where you can just sit and enjoy the sight, eat, or meditate. No matter when you visit, it will be a truly surreal experience for you and whoever accompanies you. Apart from this, it is also an amazing place for a photoshoot due to its bewildering landscape. On one’s visit, one can spot many visitors with cameras around their necks.

Places to Visit near Buddha Temple 

There are many amazing places to see near the Buddha temple in Dehradun such as:

Sai Darbar Temple

Idgah

Ram Rai Gurudwara

Prachin Shri Hanuman Mandir

Lakshman Park

Clock Tower

In all, it is a place that will leave you truly spellbound. Therefore, on your visit to Dehradun, it is recommended that you spend some time here to further elevate your experience.

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    Yes, it is safe to visit the Buddha Temple in Dehradun after noon. Remember that the Temple closes by 7 p.m.

    Before visiting the Buddha Temple, carry a bottle of mineral water, head scarf and sun protection lotion along with you.

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