Zang Dhok Palri Phodang is located at Kalimpong district in the north of West Bengal, a state in India. West Bengal has a diverse geographical condition with parts of Himalayan range in the North, the great Gangetic plain and the swampy marsh mangrove forest in the southern part. The northern part of the state is closely linked with the neighbouring state of Sikkim. Thus similar religious culture and practices have developed in the northern region of the state of WB. Zang Dhok Palri Phodang is one such Buddhist Monastery which can also be found in Sikkim and other places where practice of Buddhism were prevalent. In some places it still is.
Zang Dhok Palri Phodang is located on top of the Durpin Hill. It was sanctified by the Dalai Lama, the topmost religious leader of the Tibetan Buddhism in 1976. It is also called the Lava Monastery. After the Chinese invasion in Tibet, many important scriptures and holy books were moved out. Some of them are placed in the Zang Dhok Palri Phodang monastery like Shivang Gupta 108 volumes of the Kangyur as well as other important religious books and scrolls. The mesmerising view of the surroundings from the monastery is a sight to behold. It is truly a wonderful monastery.
Zang Dhok Palri Phodang open at 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM
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