Do-drul Chorten

Do-drul Chorten

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Do-drul Chorten is a Tibetan Buddhist monument built in the year 1945. The stupa contains in it a complete set of Dorjee Phurba, Holy books, and other religious objects. You will be enthralled by the massive white structure with 108 prayer wheels around it. The statue of Vajra Kilaya – the most prominent Chorten in Sikkim – is placed on top of the monument. It is believed that the Do-drul Chorten stupa was haunted by evil spirits until Trulshing Rinpoche arrived and exorcised them. Two statues of Guru Rinpoche, Chorten Lakahng, and Guru Lakahng surround the monument. Hence it is one of the most visited places in Gangtok. You can also go to the nearby monastery of young Lamas that houses huge images of Padmasambhava and his different forms.