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Do Drul Chorten at Gangtok, Sikkim

This is Do Drul Chorten, the biggest and the most important Buddhist stupa situated near Gangtok capital city of Sikkim state, India. Built in 1945 by Trulshi Rimpoche, head of the Nyingma order of Tibetan Buddhism, it is located in east Sikkim.

This stupa or chorten has a sacred gold-topped shikhara and 108 prayer wheels (Mani-Lhakor). This highly revered Chorten is characterised by complete mandala sets of Dorjee Phurba (Bajra Kilaya), a set of Kan-gyur relics and complete 'Zung' (mantras) and other religious objects. The Chorten also has two huge statues of Guru Rimpoche (Guru Padmasambhava) flanking it.