Enchey Monastery

Enchey Monastery

Overview

Located 3 km from Gangtok main market. The monastery belongs to Nyingma order of Vajrayana Buddhism. The meaning of Enchey Monastery is “Solitary Monastery”. According to locals and legend, Guru Padmasambhava had muted the spirits of Yabdean, Khangchendzonga and Mahākāla here. The Cham dance is held in the monastery during 12th, 18th, 20th of Lunar month of Tibetan Calendar. Though it is a small monastery situated in strategic peak overlooking Gangtok, it provides a wonderful and eyecating view of Kanchenjunga peak.

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