Buddha Park of Ravangla

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Buddha Park
Large Gautama Buddha statue in Buddha Park of Ravangla, Sikkim.jpg
LocationRavangla, Sikkim, India
Created2013

The Buddha Park of Ravangla, also known as Tathagata Tsal, is situated near Rabong (Ravangla) in South Sikkim district, Sikkim, India. It was constructed between 2006 and 2013 and features a 130-foot (40 m) high statue of the Buddha as its centerpiece. The site was chosen within the larger religious complex of the Rabong Gompa (Monastery), itself a centuries-old place of pilgrimage. Also nearby is Ralang Monastery, a key monastery in Tibetan Buddhism.

The statue was consecrated on 25 March 2013 by the 14th Dalai Lama, and became a stop on the 'Himalayan Buddhist Circuit'.[1] The statue of the Buddha marks the occasion of the 2550th birth anniversary of Gautama Buddha. This statue was built and installed in the place through the joint efforts of the Sikkim government and its people. The Buddhist circuit of this park was built here under a State government project, for boosting pilgrimage and tourism in the region. The Cho Djo lake is located within the complex, surrounded by forest.[2]

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  1. ^ "Dalai Lama to consecrate Buddha park in Sikkim .:. Tibet Sun". www.tibetsun.com.
  2. ^ Ghatani, Anand. "Chamling greets His Holiness Dalai Lama at Ravangla - The North Bengal And Sikkim Times".

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Coordinates: 27°18′49″N 88°21′49″E / 27.3136°N 88.36367°E / 27.3136; 88.36367