Sangmo Sharchog Bephug Monastery (1921 A.D)
This monastery is located in the vicinity of Sharchog Bephug Sacred Cave in South Sikkim where Guru Padma Sambhava spent some of his time in meditation during his visit to Sikkim. The cave is recognized as one of the four Great Sacred Caves of Sikkim and frequently visited by many lamas and devotees. In the course of time, somewhere in the year 1921 A.D, a Lama called Yonten Norbu of Kagyupa  Sect came from Bhutan and built a small monastery to cater to the needs of the area devotees. As it became one of the active pilgrimage Centres, theGovernment, through the Department
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of Tourism, developed the site with provision of three Hermit Huts, a Rest House and a well-planned footpath around the cave complex. Presently the monastery functions all the ceremonies throughout the year. It follows Kagyupa Sect.
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