Clement Town is a town of Dehradun district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. It borders Rajaji National Park and is home to several renowned institutions. Schools such as Raja Ram Mohan Roy Academy and St. Mary’s are in the neighbourhood. Country singer Bobby Cash resides in Clement Town.
Clement Town is located at 30.267°N 78.007°E. It has an average elevation of 410 metres (1,345 feet).The climate is similar to Dehradun.
Distances: Clement Town is 7 km from clock tower in main city of Dehradun. Saharanpur and Haridwar are 65 and 54 km respectively.
Tourism: The re-established Mindroling Monastery in Clement Town
A large Tibetan settlement and the World’s Largest Stupa, of the re-established Mindroling Monastery from Tibet, is situated in Clement Town, which was inaugurated on 28 October 2002 and is surrounded by a 2-acre (8,100 m2) garden. It is the highest Mindroling Monastery in the world.
There is also a 103 feet (31 m) high statue of Buddha is dedicated to the Dalai Lama.
Famous for housing the world’s largest stupa, Clement Town is situated nine km south of Dehradun in Uttarakhand. Set amidst the foothills of the Himalayas the Mindrolling Monastery in Clement Town is one of the largest Buddhist centres in India.
Khenchen Rinpoche, a prominent lama of the Kagyu School of Tibetan Buddhism and other monks began the process of re-establishing Mindrolling Monastery in 1965. Mindrolling means “place of perfect emancipation” in Tibetan. In Tibet, Mindrolling was a prominent centre of Vajrayana Buddhism.
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It is believed that the temple in Clement was designed and painted by around 50 artists who took three years to create the structure. Locally known as Tibetan Monastery, the monastery is known for its architectural beauty. The monastery has survived numerous attacks as well as natural calamities.
One of the major attractions of this monastery is its stupa, which was inaugurated in 2002. Popularly known as the Great Stupa, it was constructed for world peace. It is 185 ft in length and 100 sq ft in width. A two-acre lush green garden surrounds the magnificent stupa. The art work of the stupa is a magnificent example of Buddhist art. Shrine rooms with elaborate murals executed in the finest tradition of Tibetan Buddhist art need to be seen. There is a 103 feet high statue of Buddha which is dedicated to Dalai Lama.