Do-Drul Chorten Stupa
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Do-Drul Chorten Stupa

#Temple in Gangtok

Dro-dul Chorten Stupa, Sikkim is near Research Institute of Tibetology and is located on a hillock. It was constructed by Trulshik Rinpoche, chief of the Nyingma order of Tibetan Buddhism in 1945. The stupa has a golden dome at top which can be seen from various places in Gangtok. 

This place was once haunted by evil spirits and many people who wandered around the place became victims and died. Trulshik Rinpoche came to this place for hermitage and later while construction drove the spirits away. The place is surrounded by 108 Mani Lhakor (prayer wheels) with mantras inscribed on them in Tibetan. The devout Buddhists turn the wheels in the clockwise direction while chanting 'Om Mane Padme Hum meaning ‘O Jewel in the Lotus’ to invoke the Bodhisattva. The stupa preserves Dorjee Phurba, Kanjur holy books, relics, books of mantras and various other religious objects.

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Sikkim, India
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Ticket / Cost / Expenses
Time people usually spend here:
1 hours
Altitude / Height:
5171 feet
Latitude / Longitude:
27.3156852°N, 88.6037171°E
Distance from Gangtok city center to Do-Drul Chorten Stupa
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Read traveller's reviews about Do-Drul Chorten Stupa..

Overall Rating:4.4

  '3' out of 5
"Its a big stupa and needs a steep climb to reach the place. Since it is very near to Tibetology museum most tour operators will take you there. Its a big stupa with prayer wheels. You can easily skip it if you are in a hurry."
  '5' out of 5
"Beautiful monastery, great to see and hear the monks in action"
  '5' out of 5

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