Dubdi Monastery, Yuksom

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Dubdi Monastery is the first established and the oldest gompa in Sikkim. Established in 1701, it is Tibetan monastery of Nyingma sect and was set up by the Chogyals and is a part of the Buddhist religious pilgrimage circuit. It is perched atop a hill and can be reached through a half an hour's walk from Yuksom.

The Dubdi monastery was also called the Hermit's Cell – after its founder Lhatsun Namkha Jigme and it happens to be the only monastery surviving among the four other monasteries constructed during the time of its establishment in Sikkim.

Dubdi Monastery is perched at a hight of 7,000 feet and has very beautiful and artistic interiors. The walls of the gompa are painted with lovely images of gods and saints and the place houses a beautiful collection of books, texts and manuscripts. Also present inside are the statues of three of the lamas who were responsible for Dubdi's establishment. Overall, it makes a very interesting spot to visit.


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