The Norbulingka Institute, located in Sidhpur village of Dharamshala, is a focal symbol of Tibetan Art in India. The center officially established in 1955 is started to preserve and promote centuries-old Tibetan traditions under the initiative of then cultural minister Kelsang Yeshi and his holiness Dalai Lama. The architect of the place is Kazuhiro Nakahara, who built the structure in a combination of Tibetan traditional design and Zen Japanese design.
Norbulingka Institute is named after ‘Norbulingka Jewel Garden’ in Tibet, the summer palace of the 14th Dalai Lama. With a spirit of tranquility, it is a serene retreat with green gardens and amazingly long streams. Sidhpur is a beautiful village from the Kangra District of Himachal Pradesh, situated 5 km away from Dharamshala. This place rested in the lap of Dhauladhar ranges, is blessed with lush landscapes and fascinating people. Here the Aghnjar Mahadev temple, Indrunag, and Chaddai Mata temple are the main tourist attractions. Landscaping works with Slates, a famous metamorphic rock, forms the main source of income for the inhabitants of Sidhpur.
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