Tsuk La Khang Monastery


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Tsuk La Khang Monastery Overview

Ranked 32 of 58 sightseeing in Gangtok

Tsuk La Khang Monastery, located in the complex of Royal Palace, is the imperial gompa of the former Royal family of Sikkim. One of the major places for worship and assembly for the Buddhists, this monastery is a two storey edifice. The monastery also houses a wide collection of works of Buddhist scriptures.

Earlier, this monastery was also used as a venue for several occasions such as weddings and coronations of the Sikkim Royalty. At every corner of this monastery, there are wooden sculptures which are crafted in the figure of Snow Lion's Head. On entering the building, one can witness the walls adorned with murals and altars. The altars located inside the monastery encompass the images of Bodhisattva and Buddha along with other Buddhists deities.

The monastery is also a venue for several festivals that are held all throughout the year. Phang Lhabsol and Losoong are the two festivals that are celebrated in this monastery in full swing. During these festivals, mask dance also known as Chaam is performed by the monks of the monastery. In addition, during the New Year celebration, Black Hat Dance is also performed. This dance depicts the triumph of good forces over the evil forces.

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 2-3hrs
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Monday - Friday:
7:00 AM -7:00 PM
7:00 AM -7:00 PM
7:00 AM -7:00 PM
Public Holidays:
7:00 AM -7:00 PM

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Pritam Mandal4.3/5

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Place for peace of mind and serenity

A place where you can find the piece of mind, have rest from the tired rat race of life. Its a Buddhist monastery, cameras are not allowed inside the shrine, you can take pics out side. Several activities based on Buddhist ideology can be done including the rotation on stambh, holy chanting, lightening the candles etc.
  • Place for peace of mind and serenity

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The view of the inner place of the temple

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