Monday, July 20, 2009

Duddul Chhoedten (Stupa)- Gangtok, Sikkim

It is one of the most important stupa of Sikkim.This place has a very interesting history...Once this place was said to have been haunted by evil spirits and people who wandered around this place became victim of their cruel wrath.Later, in course of time ,a celebrated Lama from Tibet "TRAHLING RINPOCHE" came to this place for hermitage.He built this stupa as per prediction made by his holiness Duedjom Rinpoche in 1946 in order to subdue the spirits.After his demise Rinpoche Dodrubchen came to this place and established his main Dharma preaching center in precinct of this stupa
The Deity enshrined atop this stupa is Dorjee Phurpa or Vajra Kilaya.Two Lakhangs also exist to the south of this stupa 1.seat of Dodrubchen Rinpoche2.guru lakhang...prayer hall of Sikkim institute of higher Nyingma studies.

18 comments:

  1. You are doing a very good job of introducing Sikkim, by posting the details of one place at a time. So no one need to spend lot of time and short posts are easy to remember.

    Interesting places.

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  2. This is one place i wanted to visit for a long long time. hope i get to do it soon. lovely kavita.

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  3. It seems that Sikkim is a Buddhist area. Are there Muslims and Hindus here also?

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  4. sikkim, u dazzle..thanks K for taking us around..cheers..

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  5. cool! seems like it has an interesting history.

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  6. Everyday, I know that coming here I'll learn something new. Thanks
    But instead of the Lama coming to subdue the spirits, they could have called me. LOL

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  7. This really looks interesting... as a lot of places you introduce in your blog!


    *loves*

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  8. interesting place, full of history, culture and religious beliefs. mystical!

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  9. Very interesting. Feel I am seeing Sikkim with you.

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  10. Great Stupa... I particularly love to read the stories and associated with ancient structures.
    Thanks for the virtual tour once again.

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  11. very interesting. I love your blog, since you share my passion for travel and your blog provides me an experience to know placed which i havent heard before. beautiful.:)

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  12. Very nice and interesting.

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  13. bahut rochak jankaree...sundar tasveeron ke sath.
    HemantKumar

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  14. Nice info kavitha about Sikkim,i feel the that part of the country is ignored by main of us.Thanx for sharing such a useful info.Missed your previous post,now will go and read all :)

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  15. Dear Kavitaji,

    You've shared a nice and interesting piece of information about the stupa.

    Along with outstanding photos, you even share the history of the places you visit, really appreciable work.

    Your blog needs more recognition for bring "alive" many places of interest.

    As a mark of respect to your ever-interesting travel diaries, I've listed your blog separately in Beyond Barriers... under the banner of "A Tourist's Delight".

    Didi, convey my "Hi" to Jijaji and my warm hugs to your two cute little kids :)

    Cheers, Sai.

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  16. I really like the composition on the second photo. Has lots of characters too. Good job! =D

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  17. This is an stunning post..Really loved the location.Seems to be very peaceful..Would love to travel someday..Both the photos are fantastic..Unseen Rajasthan

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