Labrang Palden Phuntsok Monastery, Tumlong, North Sikkim

Gangtok Market

Labrang Monastery ( Gumpa) was constructed after having shifted the capital of Sikki from Rabdentse to Tumlong , North Sikkim in 1826 AD and completed in 1843 AD. It is situated 38 kms away from gangtok and located on the flat ground on the hill top having altitude of 7000ft. in the mid of the jungle from where very beautiful scenic beauties can be viewed all around including the bird watching and lakes in the nearby areas.

The founder of the monastery was Gyaltsey Rigzin Champo who was the son of King Tshugphud Nmgyal and he was the first Kapgain( Lordship) of the monastery.

The monastery houses a huge Buddha Sakya Muni statue, a Karma Guru statue and a Mahakala Statue and many other statues.

Gangtok Overview

The prayers are offered by the Grehaste Lama and by the few Bramhachari( Gelongs) during the 10th, 15th and 30th day of every month of lunar calendar. Prayears are also held in Saga Dawa, Drukpa Tsezhi and Lhabab Duchen and one main annual puja is offered with masked dance in the 10th month of the lunar calendar. Host of people do visit for offering prayers and also in the name of their beloved deceased ones. It is believed that many devotees have got their wishes fulfilled after offering prayers in this esteemed monastery.

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