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Scenic Kangchenjunga mountain seen from Darjeeling, West Bengal, India – photo gallery

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The third highest mountain in the world: Kanchenjunga or Kangchenjunga is situated on the India – Nepal border. More info about this majestic mountain and its massif you can find in Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kangchenjunga

Here are my picture taken from Darjeeling and Tiger Hill near Darjeeling:

 

Mt Kangchenjunga during sunrise seen from Chowrasta Darjeeling West Bengal India Mt Kangchenjunga during sunrise seen from Chowrasta Darjeeling West Bengal India
Scenic buddhist prayer flags during sunrise over Himalayan mountains India Scenic buddhist prayer flags during sunrise over Himalayan mountains India
Scenic back lightened Tibetan Buddhist prayer flags during sunrise India Scenic back lightened Tibetan Buddhist prayer flags during sunrise India
Scenic view of sunrise in Himalaya as seen from Tiger Hill Darjeeling West Bengal India Scenic view of sunrise in Himalaya as seen from Tiger Hill Darjeeling West Bengal India
Scenic view of sunrise in Himalaya as seen from Tiger Hill Darjeeling West Bengal India Scenic view of sunrise in Himalaya as seen from Tiger Hill Darjeeling West Bengal India
Scenic view Kangchenjunga during sunrise as seen from Tiger Hill, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India Scenic view Kangchenjunga during sunrise as seen from Tiger Hill, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India
Crowded of group Indian tourist looking at sunrise with Kangchenjunga in background Tiger Hill Darjeeling West Bengal Indi Crowded of group Indian tourist looking at sunrise with Kangchenjunga in background Tiger Hill Darjeeling West Bengal Indi
Scenic view Kangchenjunga during sunrise as seen from Tiger Hill Darjeeling West Bengal India Scenic view Kangchenjunga during sunrise as seen from Tiger Hill Darjeeling West Bengal India
Scenic view Kangchenjunga during sunrise as seen from Tiger Hill Darjeeling West Bengal India Scenic view Kangchenjunga during sunrise as seen from Tiger Hill Darjeeling West Bengal India
Scenic view Kangchenjunga during sunrise as seen from Tiger Hill Darjeeling West Bengal India Scenic view Kangchenjunga during sunrise as seen from Tiger Hill Darjeeling West Bengal India
Scenic view Kangchenjunga during sunrise as seen from Tiger Hill Darjeeling West Bengal India Scenic view Kangchenjunga during sunrise as seen from Tiger Hill Darjeeling West Bengal India
Scenic view Kangchenjunga as seen from Darjeeling West Bengal India Scenic view Kangchenjunga as seen from Darjeeling West Bengal India
Scenic view Kangchenjunga as seen from Darjeeling West Bengal India Scenic view Kangchenjunga as seen from Darjeeling West Bengal India
Scenic view Kangchenjunga as seen from Darjeeling West Bengal India Scenic view Kangchenjunga as seen from Darjeeling West Bengal India
Alpine palnts with out focus view of Mt Kangchenjunga as seen from Darjeeling West Bengal India Alpine palnts with out focus view of Mt Kangchenjunga as seen from Darjeeling West Bengal India
Scenic view Kangchenjunga as seen from Darjeeling West Bengal India Scenic view Kangchenjunga as seen from Darjeeling West Bengal India
Monument of Gurkha Soldier with Kangchenjunga mountain in Background Batista Loop Ghoom Darjeeling West Bengal India Monument of Gurkha Soldier with Kangchenjunga mountain in Background Batista Loop Ghoom Darjeeling West Bengal India
Monument of Gurkha Soldier with Kangchenjunga mountain in Background Batista Loop Ghoom Darjeeling West Bengal India Monument of Gurkha Soldier with Kangchenjunga mountain in Background Batista Loop Ghoom Darjeeling West Bengal India
Scenic view of Kangchenjunga as seen from Darjeeling West Bengal India Scenic view of Kangchenjunga as seen from Darjeeling West Bengal India
Scenic view of Kangchenjunga and Darjeeling West Bengal India Scenic view of Kangchenjunga and Darjeeling West Bengal India
Scenic view of Kangchenjunga with Merry Resorts Darjeeling West Bengal India Scenic view of Kangchenjunga with Merry Resorts Darjeeling West Bengal India
Scenic view of Kangchenjunga and Darjeeling West Bengal India Scenic view of Kangchenjunga and Darjeeling West Bengal India
Scenic view of Kangchenjunga and Darjeeling tea estates West Bengal India Scenic view of Kangchenjunga and Darjeeling tea estates West Bengal India

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Namchi Nyingma Monastery, Sikkim, India

 

Monastery is located just above the town of Namchi in South Sikkim. You can find there masterpiece mural paintings by local artists:

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Guru Rinpoche and big prayer wheel

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Guru Rinpoche and His closest disciples bass reliefs

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Gyalpo Pehar, guardian of Samye and termas  riding Snow Lion mural painting

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Gyalpo Pehar, guardian of Samye and termas mural painting face detail.

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Yamantaka from  Nyingma KabGye mural painting

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Ratna Heruka mural painting

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Karma Heruka mural painting

White buildings of famous unique Alchi monastery in Alchi heritage village, Ladakh, India

Dorje Phurba (Vajra Kilaya)

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Guru Rinpoche

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Machig Labdron performing Chod ritual

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Kungtuzangpo Primordial Buddha yab-yum

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Dorje Tseringma, female guardian of Tibet

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Dorje Legpa in his Gahu Nagpo form  riding horse mural painting

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Dharmapala

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Blue Tenma, female guardian  of Tibet riding the tiger

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Buddhist Ganapathi 

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Pawo Dorje yab-yum mural painting

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Pawo Karma yab-yum mural paining

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Machig Labdron performing Chod ritual mural painting

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Dorje Pema Totreng Tsal yab yum

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Hayagriva yab-yum   mural painting

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Dorje Legpa close up mural painting

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Emanation of Padmasambhava: Tsokye Dorje yab-yum mural painting

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Goose head Tramen Dakini mural painting

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Non enlighten guardian, probably Rakshasi guarding cemetery ground  

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Snake haired Gonpo Maning, emanation of Mahakala

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Non enlighten guardian riding horse with kapala in his hand  

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Monastery entrance gate

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Monastery entrance gate

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Capital of Sikkim: Gangtok, Sikkim, India

 

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Gangtok seen from Rumtek on opposite hill

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Terrace fields around Gangtok

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Terrace fields around Gangtok

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Bamboo growing in Gangtok

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Big Angel’s Trumpet (Datura) flower

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Golden Web spider

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Dried tamarillos (tree tomatoes)

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Young boys from Sikkim

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Gangtok Cable Car

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Gangtok Cable Car

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Gangtok Cable Car

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Gangtok Bus station

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Sunset in Gangtok

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Kangchenjunga at sunrise

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View of Kangchenjunga  from Gangtok

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View of Kangchenjunga  range from Gangtok

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Gangtok city center

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Sikkim Tibet trading Co.

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Gangtok Fire Brigade cars

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Gangtok TV station

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Modern architecture

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Shrine in Ridge Park

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Wooden dragon

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Green letter box

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Red letter box

     

Gangtok Flower Exhibition in greenhouse:         

 

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Enchey monastery of Nyingmapa, Gangtok, Sikkim, India

 

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Enchey Gompa building

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Monks and prayer flags

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Monks and prayer flags

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Enchey monastery entrance

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  Rich carved and painted Enchey monastery window.

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Dro-dul stupa and Institute of Tibetology in Gangtok, Sikkim, India

 

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Dro Dul stupa

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Top umbrella of Dro Dul stupa

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Children rotating prayer wheels at Dro Dul stupa

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Monks at Dro Dul stupa

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Dro dul stupa and statue of Vajra Killaya, Dorje Phurba

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Typical Indian lock

INSTITUTE OF TIBETOLOGY, GANGTOK:

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Red Virupaksha Guardian King of Cardinal Direction

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White Dhritarashtra Guardian King of Cardinal Direction

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Yellow Vaishravana, Guardian King of Cardinal Direction

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Horse playinh Tibetan guitar

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Four friends cooperating

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Buddhist auspicious sign

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Kalachakra mantra sylable, symbol of world peace

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Bhavacakra or Wheel of Life

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Hot hell realm of Bhavacakra or Wheel of Life

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Hungry ghost realm of Bhavacakra or Wheel of Life

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Animal realm of Bhavacakra or Wheel of Life

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Human realm of Bhavacakra or Wheel of Life

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Man with arrows in his eyes,  One of twelve elements of dependent origination, Bhavacakra or Wheel of Life mural painting

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Tsuklakhang Palace, Royal Chapel and Monastery, Gangtok, Sikkim, India

 

Royal monastery of the Chogyals, Kings of Sikkim:

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Building of Tsuklakhang Palace, Royal Chapel and Monasteryin Gangtok

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Artistic wood carvings

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Side entrance

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Rich wood carvings and murals above side entrance

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Pure Land mural painting

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Dhritarashtra White Guardian King of Cardinal Direction at Tsuklakhang Palace, Royal Chapel and Monasteryin Gangtok

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Yellow Vaishravana Guardian King of Cardinal Direction

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Vajrapani mural paintings

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Dark blue guardian riding Snow Lion mural painting

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Yab-yum mural painting

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Kalachakra or Wheel of Time mural painting

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Whrathful bodhisattva Dorje Purba – Vajra Killaya

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Dark blue female  performing Chod

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White female deity playing flute

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Red guardian holding female body

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Female body detail

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Rumtek Dharmachakra Karma Kagyu Monastery near Gangtok, Sikkim, India

 

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On the way from Gangtok to Rumtek there are scenic paddy fields

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Police guarding entrance to the Rumtek Monastery

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Indian Police truck and row of prayer wheels.

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Policeman on the Rumtek monastery guarding main hall entrance

 

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Rumtek courtyard and main prayer hall.

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Nalanda Institute of Rumtek Monastery

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Manjushri – bodhisattva of Wisdom statue in Nalanda Institute

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XVI Karmapa statue in Nalanda Institute

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Prayer hall in Nalanda Institute

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Entrance knob to Rumtek Monastery

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Big bell at Rumtek monastery

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Dragon mural painting at Rumtek Monastery

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Dhritarashtra, the King of the East

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Dhritarashtra, the King of the East

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Horse of  Dhritarashtra, the King of the East

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Vaishravana, the King of the North

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Vaishravana, the King of the North

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Virupaksha, the King of the West

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Virupaksha, the King of the West

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Serpent in hand of Virupaksha, the King of the West

 

 

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Mahasiddha Tilopa mural painting in Rumtek Monastery

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Mahasiddha Naropa mural painting in Rumtek Monastery

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Milarepa – famous Tibetan yogi, poet and saint mural paintings, Rumtek Monastery

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Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava mural Painting, Rumtek Monastery

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Dorje Drollo, Wrathful Padmasambhava mural painting at Rumtek Monastery

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Mahakala Bernagchen, Main guardian of Karma Kagyu tradition

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XVI Karmapa mural painting at Rumtek Monastery

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Karmapa

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Karmapa

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Karmapa

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The Blacksmith, Garwa’i Nagpo Damchen form od Dorje Legpa

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Yogi

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The Great Yaksha: Tsiu Marpo worldly protector mural paintrings

 

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Red Hayagriva wrathful emanation of bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara (Chenrezik)

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Green Karma Heruka, wrathful form of Buddha Amoghasiddhi

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Ganapati

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Guardian face

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Giant Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava statue in Samdrupche, South Sikkim, India

The world’s largest statue (at 118 feet) of the Buddhist Padmasambhava, also known as Guru Rinpoche, the patron saint of Sikkim, is on the Samdruptse hill (The Wish Fulfilling well) opposite Namchi. It was completed in February 2004. It is also said that the Samdruptse hill is actually a Dormant Volcano. Myths say that the buddhist monks have been going on top of the hill and offering prayers to the volcano to keep it calm.

 
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Guru Rinpoche or Padmasambhava giant statue in Namchi, Sikkim, India

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