Places to visit in Sikkim - Do-Drul Chorten Stupa, Gangtok, Sikkim



Dro-dul Chorten is a stupa in Gangtok in the Indian state of Sikkim.  A stupa, a Sanskrit word for "heap" - is a mound-like or hemispherical structure containing relics that is used as a place of meditation.
It is located on a hillock not far from the Namgyal Institute of Tibetology. Cars / taxis would usually drop visitors at the base of the hill and visitors have to climb a steep path to reach the stupa.

Buddhist Prayer Wheels at Do-Drul Chorten, Gangtok, Sikkim:
Around the Stups are 108 Mani Lhakor or prayer wheels all of which have mantras inscribed on them in Tibetan.  Visitors come and spin these prayer wheels installed at the premise chanting prayers.



A Buddhist monk lighting lamps at the Chorten Stupa, Gangtok.



Video: Spinning prayer wheels at Do-Drul Chorten Stupa, Gangtok, Sikkim





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