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Located inside the Thekchen Chöling temple complex in Mcleodganj near Dharamsala, Kalachakra Temple is a popular Tibetan temple which was built in 1992. Kalachakra Temple is situated on the west side of the Tsuglagkhang Temple, the shrine is known for housing the stunning murals of Kalachakra (Wheel of Time) which are linked to the Avalokitesvara, of whom Dalai Lama is a manifestation. Used as a centre of public teaching by Dalai Lama himself, the stunning temple is an architectural marvel and boasts of Tibet’s rich ethnicity and artistic prowess.
The walls and the pillars of the temple are adorned with several beautiful traditional Tibetan Thangka paintings. Aside from this, the temple also has a statue of Shakayamuni Buddha, which is surrounded by stunning fresco decorations of seven hundred and seventy two deities of the mandala, and there is also a central Kalachakra image. Known to be one of the most popular religious pilgrimage sites in Dharamsala, the temple complex also houses a book shop and quaint cafe. Besides, there is an annual feast celebrated here on the 15th day of the third Tibetan month.
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