BODHGAYA MONASTRIES

TIBETAN MONASTERY

This monastery represents the Mahåyåna sect of Buddhism and is one of the biggest monasteries at Bodhgaya, where Tibetan monks reside. It was founded by Lama Kanpo- Ngawang Samten in 1934. The monastery exists at about 100 metres away west of the Mahabodhi Mahavihara. Its architectural style is very unique as it has been influenced with Tantrayåna Buddhist Art & Paintings. A “Dharmachakra-Wheel”, very big in size is located on the ground floor measuring about two hundred quintals. It is believed that if rotated one may get remission from their committed sins.