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Gyuto Monastery, Dharmashala


Gyuto Monastery, situated at a distance of 6 km from Dharamshala, is a popular tourist destination. This shrine is home to the Karmapa, the head of the Karma Kagyu, a major school of Tibetan Buddhism. Also known as TCV School, the monastery houses the idol of the Sakyamuni Buddha, known as Gautama Buddha, which is enshrined in a small chamber.The monastery was built in memory of the Tibetan soldiers who lost their lives fighting for the freedom of Tibet. A structure resembling a stupa, similar to those built by King Asoka during the 3rd century, is also present there. The Gyuto Monastery is well connected with buses and taxis from the main town.

Dharmashala photos, Gyuto Monastery
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