Timings - Opening & Closing:
Monday - Friday: 8.00 AM - 6.00 PM ,
Saturday: 8.00 AM - 6.00 PM ,
Sunday: 8.00 AM - 6.00 PM ,
Public Holidays: 8.00 AM - 6.00 PM
Do Drul Chorten, the biggest stupa in Sikkim, is located on the hill hock, which is adjacent to the Tibetology Institute. Popularly known as Phurba, this stupa was built in 1945. This holy stupa was under the auspices of head of Nyingma sect of Tibetan Buddhism, Trulshik Rinpoche. Built as desired by Dud-Zom Rinpoche in 1944, the stupa is girdled with 108 prayer wheels. These prayer wheels have a holy inscription engraved on it, Om Mani Padma Hum. It is said that while turning these prayer wheels, the person has to chant the mantras engraved on them.
This holy stupa embraces 'Mandala' sects of 'Dorjee Phurba' and one set of 'Ka-gyur' principles along with relics and mantras. Themed out in white, the stupa is also the emblematic symbol of peace, which has...