Welcome to the Official Website of the Ecclesiastical Affairs Department, Government of Sikkim. A unique Department that is Established only in SikkimThis website is brought to you by the Information Technology Department, Govt. of Sikkim This website was officially launched on 26th March 2013 by H.H. The Dalai Lama at Buddha Park, Ravangla, South Sikkim
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Government of Sikkim
The Ecclesiastical Affairs Department is one of the oldest and most respected Departments of the State. The Department controls over the external affairs of the Monasteries, Mandirs and all other religious institutions in the State. The Department does not interfere in the internal affairs/ functioning of the religious institutions and organizations, particularly matters relating to religious protocols and ritual traditions.

Ecclesiastical Affairs Department Office
The Department’s office located in the main secretariat building was shifted to the present location just below the Main Line Taxi Stand, Gangtok, in the old West Point School building at Gangtok in December 2000.
Facts and Figures
Total Gonpas or full fledged Monasteries in Sikkim: 111
Monasteries belonging to the Nyingmapa Sect: 80
Monasteries belonging to the Kadgyupa Sect: 28
Total Manilakhangs in Sikkim: 163
Total Lhakhang/Gyalkhang(Small Buddhist Temple) 38
Monasteries outside Sikkim: 2
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