Hunting for some peace of mind or want to have a quiet conversation with yourself or if looking for a way to achieve redemption, visit the holistic Monasteries
of India, the abode of Buddhist monks who follows the rightful path to achieve salvation. Monasteries are basically constructed in a typical form, mainly housing many chambers reserved for different activities. Known as Gompas or Viharas, these holy structures are used as confinement rooms where monks and Buddhist students fellow rituals and attain the knowledge of Buddhist religion. These centers of learning can be found all over the country and you should come here to widen your horizon on religious endurance. Make a stay in any of these monasteries to feel and endure the true Buddhist culture.
The main draw of these monasteries are not only their architectural splendor, but also the rituals and activities performed. Whenever you visit a monastery do not miss to make a generous donation as a mark of respect. The best time to explore the magic prevailing inside these monasteries is during the Buddhist festivals, when the people and monks express their euphoria in form of dance and cultural events. Begin your monastery tour, from Ladakh in Himalayas also known as the ' Small Tibet' has some of the most outstanding monasteries in the world that will definitely spellbind you and will make an ideal gateway to achieve knowledge on Buddhism. During February visit the famous Hemis monastery for experiencing Hemis festival the largest monastery in Ladakh. Also do not miss the Trithankara of Lord Padamsambhava, that is put to display every twelve years. Having some immortal sculptures, this monastery is located at a convenient distance from Leh.
Places that Houses the Gems of Buddhism
Your next destination for seeking some solace in Buddhist monasteries will be Himachal Pradesh. See the Dhankar monastery which is associated with the great translator, Rinchen Zanggpo. Said to be unreachable by strangers, you should definitely visit this gompa that lies 25 kms from Kaza. The thirst for more Buddhism can be quenched only at the Tabo monastery which is home to around 350 monks. Observe the complex that houses nine temples, 23 chortens, a monks' chamber and an extension that houses the nuns' chamber. These Viharas are in possessions of some of the rare Thrithankaras and statues of Buddha as well as other saints. Dharamsala in Himachal also is the owner of some of the finest monasteries in the country.
From Himachal Pradesh you should go to Sikkim where just at a distance of 24 kms from the capital city is the Rumtek monastery. Here one needs to notice the frescoes that have been exploited to decorate the walls. This is perhaps the only monastery in the country to have been lined on Lama series of Tibet.
Other monasteries that too have been known historically are the Ajanta Caves in Maharashtra and Sanchi Stupa in Madhya Pradesh, that earlier served the purpose of being a monastery.
Today these are the sole emblems of Buddhism in the country and undoubtedly the most enigmatic ones. You should take an exclusive tour of the monasteries in India, to know more about the religion that is engulfing the world at a very fast pace. Come to enjoy some peace and serenity in these monasteries that lies among the cools of nature.
Monasteries - Listen to the Echoes of Chants in the Word of Buddha
Visit the peaceful land of monks and Buddha. A must for all those seeking peace and calm. Once here, you would come face to face with God in a form of Buddha statue. And the very next moment, you will find yourself immersing in the sereneness around. Come and experience nirvana in the holy monasteries of Lord Buddha.
Come visit the places, the monasteries and the temples throughout India that reveal the celestial life of Lord Buddha and his teachings.
Having attained enlightenment, Lord Buddha tread to several of the ancient world's most important cities thus came into existence the great architectural monasteries. Over time, the monasteries of Gaya, Sanchi and Nalanda have become the center of attracted for millions of devotees and tourists from all parts of the planet. You will come too, this is its magical spell that will draw you here.