Walking into another world

 The Golden Temple in Bylakuppe, Karnataka, is home for thousands of Tibetans living in exile and  centre for Tibetan Buddhism in Southern India. Established in the 1960s, Bylakuppe is about  90 Kms from Mysore.  Stepping inside the temple feels like walking into another world. Three beautiful golden Buddha statues each 40 Feet namely Padmasambhava, Buddha and Amitayus look down at visitors above the altar. The walls are adorned with colourful paintings depicting gods and demons from Tibetan Buddhist mythology. The altar is decorated with flowers, candles and incense.  Photo and Text  by Sharath Ahuja, IISC Bangalore  The Golden Temple in Bylakuppe, Karnataka, is home for thousands of Tibetans living in exile and  centre for Tibetan Buddhism in Southern India. Established in the 1960s, Bylakuppe is about  90 Kms from Mysore.  Stepping inside the temple feels like walking into another world. Three beautiful golden Buddha statues each 40 Feet namely Padmasambhava, Buddha and Amitayus look down at visitors above the altar. The walls are adorned with colourful paintings depicting gods and demons from Tibetan Buddhist mythology. The altar is decorated with flowers, candles and incense.  Photo and Text  by Sharath Ahuja, IISC Bangalore
 The Golden Temple in Bylakuppe, Karnataka, is home for thousands of Tibetans living in exile and  centre for Tibetan Buddhism in Southern India. Established in the 1960s, Bylakuppe is about  90 Kms from Mysore.  Stepping inside the temple feels like walking into another world. Three beautiful golden Buddha statues each 40 Feet namely Padmasambhava, Buddha and Amitayus look down at visitors above the altar. The walls are adorned with colourful paintings depicting gods and demons from Tibetan Buddhist mythology. The altar is decorated with flowers, candles and incense.  Photo and Text  by Sharath Ahuja, IISC Bangalore The Golden Temple in Bylakuppe, Karnataka, is home for thousands of Tibetans living in exile and  centre for Tibetan Buddhism in Southern India. Established in the 1960s, Bylakuppe is about  90 Kms from Mysore.

Stepping inside the temple feels like walking into another world. Three beautiful golden Buddha statues each 40 Feet namely Padmasambhava, Buddha and Amitayus look down at visitors above the altar. The walls are adorned with colourful paintings depicting gods and demons from Tibetan Buddhist mythology. The altar is decorated with flowers, candles and incense.

Photo and Text  by Sharath Ahuja, IISC Bangalore

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