Fast Facts :
Situation : At the distance of 24 kms from Gangtok in Sikkim
Originaly Constructed In : 1717
Reconstructed In : 1960’s
Historical Importance : The Karma Kagyu Lineage’s chief seat
A twenty five kilometres travel as of Gangtok, all the way through the stunning, bewitching landscape leads you to Rumtek. Here in Rumtek Monastery, is the bench of the Karmapa Lama that channelizes the Sect of Buddhism Kagyupa. Tankhas & frescoes embellish the bulwarks of this primordial cloister, currently refurbished. The 16th reincarnate was the Gyalwa Karmapa. The mode of the religious residence, sternly been decorated in the series of Tibet’s Lama.
Get Known About the Monastery :
The monastery that was constructed in the year 1717, was ruined due to the aging. The holiness Gyalwa Karmapa reconstructed the current monastery in the 1960’s. Spreading over a large area this monastery is the largest in Sikkim. Including a school with modern guidelines which touches various facets of Buddhism and Tibetan. The world’s most stunning birds can also be seen in this monastery. Several reserve above the cloister is a habitation in which monastics go into comprehensive isolation for meditation for three years of time. The dance that is performed as offering is called as the Tse-Chu Chaams that falls on the Tibetan’s calendar’s fifth month 10th day which is in June. On the 28th and 29th day of the Tibetan’s calender’s tenth month are held the Kagyat dances.
Nearby Drwaing Cards :
The Nehru Botanical Garden, here you can reach by walking through the Rumtek monastery; the garden is a prime picnic spot and also as a great variety of flora. From here you can also have a splendid glimpse of Gangtok.