Do Drul Chorten Stupa, Gangtok

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Admire the exquisite golden top of Do Drul Chorten Stupa, visible from many far-away spots in Gangtok. Built by Trulshik Rinpoche (a celebrated lama of the Nyingma order of Tibetan Buddhism) in 1945, the stupa drove away haunted evil spirits that were believed to rule the area. Read mantras inscribed on the 108 prayer wheels while turning them clockwise. Inside the stupa, find a complete set of holy books, Buddhist drums, and other relics. The stupa welcomes anyone to pray inside and charges no admission fee, although it graciously accepts donations. To visit Do Drul Chorten Stupa on your holiday in Gangtok, and find out what else Gangtok has to offer, use our Gangtok trip planner .
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  • The Buddhist Stupa will hold interest for athletic people and youngsters, since it involves walking quite a bit on a steep slope. Don't miss touching the many prayer wheels that surround the Stupa.  more »
  • The monastery was situated at a height and one has to club a steel to teacher the top. The place is wonderful and charming of sikkim  more »
  • Nothing special that I could see here in this Chorten as in any Buddhist tourist place, this is very common.  more »

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