Dubdi Monastery, Pelling, Sikkim - A popular Buddhist pilgrimage

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Commonly called as the Yuksum Monastery, Dubdi Monastery is a popular pilgrimage destination for the Buddhists located in the Nyingma sect. it was built in 1701 by LhatsunNamkhaJigme and is associated with the history of the state of Sikkim. The monastery is consisted of a double storey structure with painted images of various divinities and saints along with the ancient manuscripts or texts. It is one of the oldest monasteries of the region and a number of Buddhist followers throng to the place during the annual festival celebrated here ritually. It also houses the green statues of the three lamas which are said to be responsible for the establishment of Yuksom.

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