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Gyumed Tantric University

Gyumed Tantric University, a part of the Zongkar Choede Monastery, is located at Gurupura in Mysore District of Karnataka. It is a center of Tantric Buddhism, a school of thought, which believes that the physical world is not real but an illusion.

Gyumed Tantric University contains sacred books brought from Tibet. Apart from Tantric Buddhism, this school trains the monks in the art of Butter Sculpturing. This art, nearly 400 years old, was originally practiced in Tibet. In India, due to the tropical climate, ghee mixed with wax is used instead of butter. A typical sculpture involves six monks and takes a month for making it.

Updated on 30th January, 2015
District: Mysore
Location: Mysore
Phone: +91-8222-52175

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