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DO-DRUL CHORTEN-A STUPA STEEPED IN TIBETOLOGY

Do-drul Chorten or Stupa is a stupa in Gangtok, capital of the Indian state of Sikkim. The stupa was built by Trullshi Rinpoche, head of the Nyingma order of Tibetan Buddhism in 1945. It is said that this stupa was built to protect the local people from evil spirits. As per folklore, before Trulshi Rinpoche…


KHECHEOPALRI LAKE-A HOLY LAKE WITH CLEAN WATER

Khecheopalri Lake, originally known as Kha-Chot-Palri (meaning the heaven of Padmasambhava), is a lake located near Khecheopalri village, 147 kilometers (91 mi) west of Gangtok in the West Sikkim district of the Northeastern Indian state of Sikkim. Located 34 kilometers (21 mi) to the northwest of Pelling town, the lake is sacred for both Buddhists and Hindus and is believed to be a wish-fulfilling lake. The local name for…


RUMTEK MONASTERY-A 16TH CENTURY TIBETAN MONASTERY

Rumtek Monastery (also called the Dharmachakra Centre), is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery located in the Indian state of Sikkim near the capital Gangtok. Originally built by the 9th Karmapa Wangchuk Dorje in the 16th century, Rumtek served as the main seat of the Karma Kagyu lineage in Sikkim for some time. But when the 16th…


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