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Buddha Temple

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Introduction to Buddha Temple, Dehradun

Buddha Temple in Dehradun, known as Mind Rolling Monastery, was established in New Basti, Clement Town, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, in 1965. It is one of the largest Buddhist centers in India and attracts the largest number of visitors from all over the world. Buddhism teaches how hate, greed, and ignorance make humans stray from the path of truth and how to rectify it. It is believed that when Buddha dies, he is not reborn but rather passes into Nirvana. Nirvana is a transformed state of our existence.

Legend of Buddha Temple in Dehradun

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Besides the tall Buddha statue, many smaller shrines exist in the beautiful Buddha Temple in Dehradun. A renowned Tibetan Buddhist master, Khochhen Rinpoche, started building it in 1965 and completed it in 2002. It has one of the tallest stupas in the world. It stands among lush green forests and offers a serene atmosphere for meditation.

The Architecture of the Buddha Temple in Dehradun

The Buddha Temple in Dehradun embraces the Japanese architectural style. The bright-colored murals on the walls portray the life of the Buddha. The temple's great stupa was inaugurated in 2002. The stupa's artwork represents the beauty of Buddhist art. It is 220 feet in height and 100 sq. ft in width. The temple has a 130 feet tall Buddha statue.

Over fifty artists were responsible for the astonishing design of the temple. They took three years to complete it. Visitors can see the idols of Buddha and Guru Padmasambhava on the five floors of the Buddha Temple in Dehradun. The first three floors have golden-colored wall paintings. The fourth floor is an open-air observation platform mainly accessible on Sundays. From here, pilgrims can enjoy panoramic views of the Dehradun Valley.

Buddha Temple in Dehradun was built to maintain and promote Tibetan culture in India. There are guest houses, a community prayer hall, a healthcare clinic, and a primary and secondary Buddhist school. It also houses a library for books and journals related to Buddhism. Interestingly, the temple is also known as Nyingma and is one of the four primary schools devoted to Tibetan religion, the other three being Sakya, Kagyu, and Geluk. The idea behind the four Buddha temple schools was to share the teachings of the Tibetan religion in a more organized way. As of now, over 300 monks are given education in the monastery.

Festivals in Buddha Temple in Dehradun

Losar - the Tibetan New Year festival, Buddha Purnima, Guru Rinpoche's Day, and Lhabab Duchen are the major festivals here.

Benefits of Worshipping at Buddha Temple in Dehradun

Worshipping at the Buddha temple in Dehradun can help individuals grow spiritually. They can attain peace and inner harmony. The teachings of the Buddha can help to gain wisdom. It makes one understand the nature of reality and attain enlightenment. People can get guided meditation sessions in the Buddha temple in Dehradun. It helps to reduce stress and improve focus and overall well-being. Many people believe that worshipping here can bring physical and spiritual blessings.

How to Reach Buddha Temple in Dehradun
By Road

ISBT Bus stop is the nearest bus stand to the temple. It is 4.5 km away.

By Rail

Dehradun Junction is the nearest railway station at a 9.5 km distance.

By Air

Jolly Grant International Airport, Dehradun, is the nearest airport to the Buddha Temple in Dehradun. It is a 36 km distance.

Buddha Temple in Dehradun Timings

The temple is open from 8.00 am to 12.00 pm and 2.00 pm to 7.00 pm during summer. During winter, the Buddha Temple in Dehradun is open from 8.00 am to 12.00 pm and 2.30 pm to 7.00 pm. It remains open only on Sunday for the public, whereas shops and the temple garden are open daily.

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