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Bomdila Monastery


The Bomdila Monastery also known as the Gentse Gaden Rabgyel Lling monastery in Arunachal Pradesh was built in the year 1965 by the twelfth reincarnation of the TsonaGontse Rinpoche, while the thirteenth reincarnation, TsonaGontseRinponche renovated the monastery by building a larger prayer hall, blessed by His Highness the 14th Holi Dalai Lama in the year 1997. Inside the gompa is a prayer hall used by the Lamas for peaceful prayers, a temple of Lord Buddha and quarters of the monks. The teachings imparted here include those on tradition, prayers,practices of tantrayana and different subjects by the senior Lamas of the monastery.

The monastery follows the Mahayana school of Buddhism. It celebrates several festivals of importance, such as Losar, a 15 day festival that according to the Monapa calendar signifies the beginning of the New Year. Other festivals of note are that 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 land of Bomdila is popular worldwide amongst tourists for its natural beauty, Buddhist traditions and scenic localities of the north eastern India.

Best time to visit

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


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