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Why The Pemayangtse Is Considered As One of The Most Spiritual And Ancient Monasteries in the History of Sikkim?

Located about 2 km away from upper Pelling on the hill top lies the Sikkim’s second oldest and according to most tourists the most beautiful Monastery, the Pemayangtse Monastery. It was made by a Buddhist monk lama Lhatsun Chempo in 1705 and holds a rich collection of artistic artifacts, scriptures of Buddha’s teaching (108 Kangyur and 203 Tengyur) and the remains of the old Pemayangtse Monastery.

On the first floor, there are statues of guru Padmasambhava (also known as GuruRimpoche, the great monk who revived Buddhism in Tibet) and his different forms along with a big hall whose walls are decorated with mural paintings of LordBuddha.

The second floor has a model of a TibetanSingham made of copper and teak wood, by two Rimpoche brothers of Sikkim.

The third floor has the teaching hall where the guru use to give teachings to his disciples. 

There is also a museum which has a great collection of artifacts belonging to the royal palace of Rabdentse, dresses and masks of famous Chaam dance of Sikkim, and old pillars of Pemayangtse Monastery. Every year in the 12th month of Tibetan calendar, the great Chaam dance festival takes place in Pemayangtse Monastery.

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