Institute of Tibetology, Sikkim

Institute of Tibetology

Established by the fourteenth Dalai Lama, the Institute of Tibetology was brought into being in 1957 on 10th of February. Later on 1st of October, late Shri Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru affirmed it open for every individual to come and discover the significant memorial of Sikkim architecture.

Today the institute is well-known for its huge collection of Sanskrit, Lepcha and Tibetan manuscripts. Besides, the ancient figurines and Thankas, a colorful tapestry, add to its beauty. There are more than 200 idols, manuscripts of Buddhist beliefs and religion accompanied with a huge collection of spiritual items and treasured objects that depict the artifacts of that era.

You can see a huge crowd of kids here who are the followers of Buddhism, while its serene beauty holds your attention. It is one amongst the most visited places in Sikkim after Rumtek monastery. For tourists there is a huge garden where one can enjoy the tranquil nature and a library which holds books about chronological facts of its origin. Presently it is the only prominent center of Buddhist philosophy and religion in India.

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