Thakurbari Temple, Gangtok

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The Thakurbari Temple is a Hindu temple located in Gangtok, in the heart of the town. It is one of the oldest Hindu temples in Sikkim built on land donated by the erstwhile Chogyal of Sikkim in 1935.[1] The temple houses almost all major deities and has emerged as an important center of convergence for the Hindu community of Gangtok.

Upgradation[edit]

Subsequently, the temple was upgraded to a major temple-complex in the time period between 1945-47.[2]

In 2011, the temple complex was further upgraded to include a multipurpose hall and library. Completion was expected by 2012.[3]

As of 15 February 2015 the temple was incomplete due to shortage of funds. Another Rs. 3 crore is required to complete the mandir.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://himalaya.socanth.cam.ac.uk/collections/journals/bot/pdf/bot_1995_01_18.pdf
  2. ^ "Gangtok Tourist Attractions". Gangtok Hotels. Archived from the original on 18 February 2013. Retrieved 2 October 2011.
  3. ^ "Thakurbari to be completed within a year". iSikkim.com. 8 February 2011. Retrieved 2 October 2011.

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Coordinates: 27°19′48″N 88°36′47″E / 27.3301°N 88.6131°E / 27.3301; 88.6131