A Buddha Temple, locally known as ‘Deden Tsuglagkhang’ meaning seed of happiness, is situated in the premises of Norbulingka Institute, pleasingly adorned with crown-like tower and traditional flags decorated around. The tower of the temple has a wheel of Dharma and a pair of deer symbols of two gods Brahma and Indra.
This temple at Norbulingka was completed in October 1995 and was inaugurated by his Holiness the Dalai Lama. The temple’s interior assembled by skilled artisans and student artists is a masterpiece of traditional Tibetan art. The main highlight of the temple is its 14 feet long Buddha statue made of copper and painted with gold and mercury. The body of the structure is inscribed with thousands of Buddhist mantras. There is a depiction of weapon submission on his feet, symbolizing peace over violence.
Along with it, there’s a grand silk Thangka applique at the center of the temple and many prayer wheels filled with thousands of mantras. These details put more light on the chronicles of Buddha's preachings and his 16 disciples. The prayer wheels are rotated in a clockwise direction by every devotee, believing it protects them and their family from obstacles. Om Mani Padme Hum is the mantra chanted while turning the wheel.