Tibetan Monasteries
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Owing to its huge population of Tibetan people settled in the region of kullu and Manali valley, several Tibetan Monasteries have been set up in Manali. The fascinating Tibetan Monasteries are affluent in conserving the rich culture of Tibetan people. The classy literature and the handicrafts of the people of the Tibet are conserved in the Tibetan Monasteries in Manali. The monasteries have been set up here by the Tibetans and other followers of Buddhism and they absolutely offer peaceful surroundings and are also considered an excellent avenue to witness the Buddhist culture.

History

The Tibetan Monasteries at Manali is one of the prime tourist attractions of this hill town and it as well features significantly as a prime pilgrim itinerary on your trip to Manali. The Tibetan monasteries have preserved the fascinating Tibetan culture in the form of three colorful and wonderful monasteries. Manali being the largest Tibetan settlement in the entire valley, outstand by their bright colored gompas, numerous prayer wheels and prayer flags fluttering over their houses.

Monasteries

The colorful Tibetan Monasteries are very renowned for their rich handicrafts, especially paintings and carpets. The ambiance of the monastery turns captivating owing to its aroma incense sticks which fills the entire air, and the hymns and chants in the background absolutely overwhelms the site. The two most important monasteries that draw a huge amount of tourists to Manali from beyond the globe are the Gadhan Thekchoking Gompa and the Himalayan Nyingamapa Gompa. You can also shop for admirable handicrafts that are fabricated by Tibetan people at these monasteries.

Gadhan Thekchokling Gompa was built in the year 1969 which has a prominent yellow colored pagoda roof which is very bright outside on the walls. The monastery is run by the local people who accumulate funds through donations. The most unique affection of the monastery is the handicrafts of Tibetan culture and the carpets that are alloyed and sold in the monastery. The architectonics of the monastery represents the Tibetan style of architectonics advised with bright color outside wall. The altar of the Lord Buddha presides in the monastery.

The Himalayan Nyingamapa Gompa is anchored abreast the bazaar abode in Manali. The architectonics of this monastery replicates an added modern view than the earlier one. Placed in the bosom of sunflowers, the monastery glows at night with light bulbs lit to lighten it up. The huge gold faced bronze of Lord Buddha presides over the monastery.