Wednesday, January 23, 2019


The Tashiding monastery in Sikkim is second in importance to the premier and largest monastery  of Pemyangtse. The legend goes that Guru Padmasambhava (Rimpoche) shot an arrow into the air and said that he would meditate at a place where the arrow fell. The arrow fell on the hill where Tashiding stands today. Tashidings fame has spread far beyond the frontiers of Sikkim. Till 1959 it was an important place of pilgrimage for Tibetans. The Buddhists from other parts of India, Nepal and Bhutan consider it as Mecca. Every pious Sikkimese wishes to die and to be cremated at Tashiding.

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