Dubdi Monastery, Sikkim

Dubdi Monastery is located in the Geyzing subdivision of the West Sikkim district in Sikkim, a North East state of India. It is also popularly known as the Yoksom Monastery. Dubdi Monastery belongs to the Nyingma sect of Tibetan Buddhism. It was first established by The Chogyar Namgyal in 1701 at Yuksom in Sikkim. Dubdi Monastery is part of Buddhist religious circuit in Sikkim which also include Norbugang Chorten, Pemayangtse Monastery, the Rabdetse ruins, the Khecheopalri Lake, Tashiding Monastery and Choeling Monastery.

The Dubdi Monastery is closely related to the history of the establishment of the state of Sikkim. The interior walls of the monastery are beautifully painted. The monastery houses images of divinities, saints, Buddhist symbols and collections of manuscripts and texts. It is believed that Lhetsum Chepo along with his two associates founded the monastery. The statues of these three Lamas who established Yuksom are also housed inside the Dubdi Monastery. The monastery is of two storied structure with square in shape facing south. An hour of hiking in the midst of the nature will make one reach the Dubdi Monastery. The panoramic view of the snow rugged mountain ranges and the far off valleys is a sight to behold.

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Melam Zangmo on 07 November 2019 |

How dubdi monsatery is colsely related with the building od sikkim state