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Lingdum Zurmang Kharwang Gonpa(1999 A.D)
The monastery is situated within the range of Gangtok. H.E. Zurmang Gharwang Rinpoche, who is the 12th successive incarnation of Zurmang Gharwang of Kagyupa Sect, founded Lingdum Zurmang monastery. The incarnation of Zurmang Gharwang can be traced as far back as the 14th century, to the time of Vth Karmapa Lama ‘Deshin Shegpa’ (1384-1415).
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The groundbreaking ceremony was held on the 22nd day of the 9th month in 1992, according to the Tibetan calendar. This day is considered as an auspicious day as it was on this day that Lord Buddha descended from the Tushita heaven. The construction was completed and inaugurated during the end of the year 1999. The monastery performs attractive lama dances during religious festivals like Gutor in winter.
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