Tashiding Monastery Sikkim
The Himalayas have attracted mystical seekers for millennia. Nowhere else in the world are you as close to the sky as here. This applies to both the mundane altitudes of the giant mountains and literally, nowhere in the world there are so many worshiped sacred mountains, lakes, rivers, caves, temples, and monasteries as they do here. There is hardly a place in the magnificent mountains of Sikkim that is deprived of old-stories. The legend associated with the places, shrines, lakes, and mountains makes it worthy of worship.
It is believed that these places have been especially blessed by the presence of holy personages and therefore possess healing powers. All these places exude a spirit of magic that hardly leaves anyone untouched and draws one to look inwards, away from the hustle of the metropolitan rush of everyday life.
Sikkim is the perfect holiday destination for those seeking to be adorned by architecture, ancient history, natural and man-made beauty. Adding up to the immense natural beauty, there are enormous old age religious sites and ancient temples in Sikkim attracting a plethora of travelers from all over the globe.
The oldest and most sacred monasteries in Sikkim.
Tashiding Monastery is one significant religious place to visit in Sikkim. It is located 40 kilometers from Geyzing in the west of Sikkim. Tashiding is one of the oldest and most sacred Buddhist monasteries in Sikkim. It was constructed in the year 1717. Ngadak Sempa Chembo, one of the three monks who performed the consecration ceremony of the first Chogyel laid the foundation stone of the monastery. The monastery beautifully nestles on the top of a hill between Rangit and Rathong rivers.
The Bhumchhu festival.
The Monastery reflects an archaic charm in itself. Hence, dozens of pilgrims flock to Sikkim every year to visit the monastery, believing Tashiding Monastery is the ideal place to immerse themselves in spirituality and seek enlightenment. The monastery is a must-visit attraction for its festival, Bhumchhu, a sacred water ceremony celebrated joyously during the 14th and 15th day of the first month in the Tibetan Calendar.
The most popular mythical story about the monastery states that seeking forgiveness and repentance there grants absolution for sins.
How To Reach There?
The attraction is accessible by taxi from major towns in Sikkim. Best time to visit is March to June and mid-September to December.
A spiritual place.
Sikkim offers an ideal place for mental peace and spiritual connection, apart from stunning landscapes and entrancing beauty. Welcome to the spiritual land of Sikkim. So, come, indulge in spiritual practices and awaken yourself in blissful retreats at classical and breathtaking monasteries.
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