Bomdila Monastery Arunachal Pradesh

Gentse Gaden Rabgyel Ling Monastery of Bomdila

Author: TG Contributor
Date: 2020-04-07

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Bomdila Monastery is located in Bomdila, Arunachal Pradesh. It is also known as Gentse Gaden Rabgyel Ling monastery and it was built in the year 1965. Bomdila is the headquarters of West Kameng district in the state of Arunachal Pradesh in India. It is one of the 60 constituencies of the state of Arunachal Pradesh.

The monastery is also known for its natural attractiveness, for this reason many tourists from different places visit the Monastery. It is also recognized as one of the most important centers of the Lamaistic faith of Mahayana Buddhism. The monastery follows the Mahayana school of Buddhism. The knowledge imparted at this time includes those on tradition, prayers, and practices of tantrayana and special subjects by the higher-ranking Lamas of the monastery. Lama is a name for a teacher of the Dharma in Tibetan Buddhism. The name is alike to the Sanskrit term guru and in utilizing it is similar.

The Monastery represents the sacred essence of Buddhism. Bomdila Monastery is situated close to Tipi Orchid Research Center in West Kameng district. The monastery resembles Tsona Gontse Monastery of South Tibet. The temple of Buddha in the monastery attracts pilgrims in great numbers. The monastery was built by the 12th reincarnation of the TsonaGontse Rinpoche.

Inside the Monastery there is a prayer hall that is used by the Lamas for prayers.

The Monastery also celebrates some festivals, such as Losar according to the Monapa calendar signifies the beginning of the New Year, a 15-day festival. Other festivals are SakaDawa, which marks the Buddha's enlightenment and is celebrated on the fourth month of the lunar calendar, and the Lhabab Duechen festival which celebrates his reincarnation in His Shakyamuni form and is celebrated in the ninth month of the calendar.

The best time to visit Arunachal Pradesh and the Monastery is between October and April.

There is no specific timing to visit Monastery.


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