Jirang Buddhist Monastery of Odisha


Jirang-Monastery-OdishaThere are many Buddhist monasteries in India which preach the peaceful teachings of Buddha. One such monastery is in Southern Odisha in Jirang. It is nearly 80 kms from the town of Berhampur.

Jirang is also known as mini Tibet. So you find Tibetans culture there. Jirang monastery’s foundation was done on 2003 and in 2008 the construction was completed with total expenditure of 8 crores. Many artist from Tibet,Nepal and Bhutan participate in it. It is inaugurated by Dalai Lama in January 2010. The monastery is spread in 10 acres area. The monastery is 70 feet high and the lord Buddha statue present in it is 17 feet high. There is a large statue of Acharya Padma sambhav at left side of Lord Buddha and Buddhist idol Avalokiteswar at the right side.

It is known as Padmasambhava Mahavihara monastery. It is complete with the main temple complex, residential buildings, a canteen and lush gardens. Here are some beautiful pictures that will take you through the monastery.