(Last Updated on : 04/07/2014)
Tsuk- La- Khang monastery is the imperial 'gompa' of the erstwhile Royal family of Sikkim
and is considered as one of the most decorative monasteries of Sikkim. This monastery is a major place of worship and assembly for the Buddhists. It houses various ancient statues and murals. In the earlier days, the monastery used to be the venue for coronations of the Royalty and functions like weddings
Location of Tsuk- La- Khang Monastery
This monastery is located in the Sikkim state of India. It is positioned in the palace premises near the ridge in Gangtok
Attractions of Tsuk- La- Khang Monastery
Tsuk- La- Khang monastery is a two storey monastery which is often used for hosting the royal functions. Located near the ridge, this is a principal place of worship and a prime assembly that has a vast collection of all the major Buddhist scriptures. This monastery is well known for being lavishly decorated with the images of Lord Buddha
and other deities of Tantric Buddhism
The interior of Tsuk- La- Khang monastery is well decorated with beautiful murals and lavishly decorated alters. Inside the monastery, each corner is decorated with wooden sculptures which carry the head of a formidable snow lion. Along with the well polished wooden walls, this monastery has some exclusive butter lamps which brighten the monastery.
Festival of Tsuk- La- Khang Monastery
The Phang Labsol and the Loosang are some of the major festivals which are celebrated once in the year. The Cham dance and mask
dance are the highlights of these festivals. The monastery has been the host of a number of festivals among which the most interesting is dedicated to the God
of Kangchendzonga. Along with other well known festivals, it is also known for the celebration of New Year and famous black hat dance which is demonstrated to show the triumph of good over evil. Thus, with its traditions and attractive decorations, it not only attracts devotees but also tourists.
Connectivity of Tsuk- La- Khang Monastery
Tsuk- La- Khang monastery can be easily accessed by taking regular buses, jeeps or by hiring taxis from Gangtok.