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Tashiding Monastery, Yuksam

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Tashiding Monastery is a Buddhist monastery of the Nyingma sect of Tibetan Buddhism in Western Sikkim, northeastern India. It is located on top of the hill rising between the Rathong chu and the Rangeet River, 40km from Gyalshing and 19km to the south east of Yuksam. Tashiding is the nearest town to the Tashiding Monastery (Gompa), which is the most sacred and holiest monasteries in Sikkim.Tashiding means “The Devoted Central Glory” and the monastery by this name was founded in 1641 by Ngadak Sempa Chempo Phunshok Rigzing who belonged to the Nyingma sect of Tibetan Buddhism. Ngadak was one of the three wise men who held the consecration ceremony crowning the first King of Sikkim at Yuksom. It was extended and renovated in 1717 during the reign of the third Chogyal Chakdor Namgyal. 'Bhumchu Ceremony' or festival is a popular religious festival that is held on the 14th and 15th day of the first month of Tibetan Calendar.The Tashiding Monastery is part of Buddhist religious pilgrimage circuit starting with the first monastery at Yuksam in Sikkim known as the Dubdi Monastery, Norbugang Chorten, Pemayangtse Monastery, the Rabdentse ruins, the Sanga Choeling Monastery, and the Khecheopalri Lake.
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  • It is said to be one of most important monastery in Sikkim. It is located a top hill. It contains important relics and book of a period of Buddhism in sikkim. It is famous for annual bhum Chu festival...  more »
  • Interesting place with great relaxing park surrounded. Nearby Yuksam, the historic place were the kings met. 
  • We had enough time to just visit one monastery in Sikkim and decided to visit Tashiding.....the best choice I think. We had read about this online and hence knew some of the stories associated with th...  more »
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  • This place is one of the most holiest place India. must visit.- Rupen Pradhan Shrestha