Padmasambhava Mahavihara Monastery


The Padmasambhava Mahavihara Monastery located at Chandragiri, Gajapati district, in the state of Odisha, India, is the largest Buddhist monastery in South Asia. It was inaugurated by the Dalai Lama in January 2010.The Tibetan refugees who stay at Jiranga or which is also popularly known as Chandragiri , Odisha , call this place as Phuntsokling, which in Tibetan translates to -"Land of Happiness and Plenty". Accord for the monastery was given by the Dalai Lama in 1998. The foundation stone was laid in 2003 and building was completed in 2008 at a cost of about Rs 8 crores.It is built in the Atanpuri style of architecture of Nalanda by architects from Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan assisted by local masons.

Travel Info:

Best time to visit: Oct to Feb

District: Gajapati

Elevation: 690.3m

Open Time: Day Time

Popular Cuisine: Local Food

Attractions: A 23 feet (7.0 m) high Buddha statue, a 17 feet (5.2 m) Buddha Padmasambhava, a small waterfall

Nearest Bus Stop: Berhampur

Nearest Railway Station: Berhampur

Travel Options: Taxi, Bus, Train

Nearest town: Berhampur

Distance from Bhubaneswar: 266 km

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