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Jirang, Chandragiri:Odisha Buddhist Monastery

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Buddhist Monastery, Jiranga, Chandragiri, Gajapati, Odisha

Jirang-Buddhist Monastery in Odisha

Jirang ଜିରାଙ୍ଗ, a village in Odisha is known for its stunning Buddhist monastery. It is also known by the name Padma Sambhava Mahavihara (ପଦ୍ମସମ୍ଭବ ମହା ବୌଦ୍ଧ ବିହାର). It is Eastern India's largest Buddhist monastery. It is located in Odisha's green valley, Gajapati district. Inaugurated by Dalai Lama, a Tibetan Guru, in 2010, the monastery. It is a residence-cum-college for budding Buddhist monks who come from all over India to study.

This is a residence-cum-college for budding Buddhist monks and Tibetan studies who come from all over India to study and there are students staying and reading different courses here. This five-storey monastery houses a large meditation shrine hall, as well as other temples, institutes and hostels within the sprawling complex. The main entrance to the temple is flanked by an old temple. There are also schools, hospitals, and a well-constructed road that runs around the area. This area is called Phuntsokling.

Chandragiri is one of the many places you will find in Odisha. It is also known as "Mini-Tibet" by many.

It is known for its stunning scenery, lush tropical forest, beautiful mountain slopes and roaring hills. This place is also home to many animals of different breeds, including Tibetan woollen garments, carpets, and Tibetan woollen clothes. This place is more vibrant and attractive due to its large-scale horticulture plantations as well as the cultural activities of Tibetan refugees.



In 1959, China invaded Tibet and occupied Tibet. Around 85,000 Tibetans, including their political and religious head, the 14th Dalai Lama, fled to India and other countries. Chandragiri was selected as one of six main camps or settlements in the country, located about 80 km from Berhampur, a southern Odisha town. This place is known by Tibetan refugees as Jiranga (also known as Chandragiri in Odisha) and Phuntsokling. Tibetans refer to it as "Land of Happiness and Plenty". In 1998, the Dalai Lama gave consent to the monastery. The foundation stone was laid on March 3, 2003, and the building was completed on August 8, 2008, at an estimated cost of Rs 8 crores.

How to travel to Chandragiri

Bhubaneswar is the nearest airport. To reach Berhampur, you can either travel by road or train from Bhubaneswar. Berhampur is a major railway station on the Howrah Chennai Rail Route. To reach Chandragiri, take a taxi or public transport from Berhampur. Take the road towards Digapahandi, Taptapani if you're travelling from Berhampur. Taptapani is a hot spring that you can visit. Then, travel towards Mohana. To reach Chandragiri, turn left at Mohana Town.

👉It is 18 km from Mohana to Chandragiri

👉35 km separate Taptapani from Chandragiri

👉It is 90 km from Berhampur to Chandragiri

👉It is approximately 4km from Chandragiri to Buddhist Monastery (or Jeerango Temple).

🙏Prayer time is at 5.30 AM in the morning and 4 PM in the evening.

Route map: Vizag-Behrampur - Digapahandi - Taptapani- Chandragiri - Jirang

Taptapani has no other accommodation options than OTDC resorts. Jeerang also offers homestay options.

Travel tip: Before you travel to Taptapani, make sure you top up your vehicle fuel in Behrampur.

Monsoon is the best season, although it has its own charm and can be difficult to drive in. The ideal season for travel is October through February.

The main temple complex has a prayer hall where photography is prohibited. The wall is decorated with paintings from Nepal and other parts. On both sides of the temple are student hostels. Tourists are not permitted to enter the school and hostel complex. Students have access to a playground.

An old temple is located to the left of the main entrance.

Near the temple, the entrance is a parking lot.

Outside the complex is a canteen.

There is also a small waterfall or water slope outside the complex. The Lord Ram temple can be found nearby. You can reach Chandragiri town by following the village road after visiting the Buddhist monastery.

Pincode of Jeeranga, Odisha: 761212

77VP+C3F, Chandragiri, Odisha 761017

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