Do Drul Chorten, Sikkim

Do Drul Chorten

Established in 1945, the Do – Drul Chorten is perhaps the most significant Chorten or stupa in Sikkim. It holds a special place in the history of state and is believed to be built under the observation of great Trullshi Rimpoche, also the head of Nymgma order of Tibetans and Buddhists.

Located near Gangtok, this holy stupa has about 108 prayer wheels with mantras imprinted on them. It is said that while turning these wheels the devotees can chant and read the engraved mantras and all through this, one is supposed to recite a summon "hail to the jewel in the lotus", to evoke Bodhisattva among locals and tourists.

The Chorten holds a set of Dorjee Phurba, complete mantra, a holy book, relics of the gurus and other items of historical importance. Another major attraction is its gold coated steeple and the two giant figurines of the late Guru Padmasambhava, which lure devotees all round the year to come and offer their homage at this sacred Chorten.

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