Enchey Monastery is approximately 200 years old and is located 3 km northeast of Gangtok. It belongs to the Nyingma order of Vajrayana Buddhism. The location was blessed by Lama Drupthob Karpo, a renowned exponent of tantric art adept in Buddhism with flying powers. It is believed that initially a small Gompa was established by him after which he flew from Maenam Hill in South Sikkim to this site. The literal meaning of ‘Enchey Monastery’ is ‘the solitary temple’. It is also said that the Monk built a small hermitage at the site of the monastery, after he came here flying from Maenam Hill in South Sikkim. The present structure of the monastery was built during the reign of Sidkeong Tulku (1909 1910). Enchey Monastery today is a home to around 90 monks belonging to the Nyingma sect. It houses a number of images of Gods, Goddesses and religious objects. The Buddha, Loketeswara and Guru Padmasambhava are the three important deities worshipped in the monastery. Every year special prayers are held at the monastery, on the18th, 19th day of the 12th lunar month of the Tibetan calendar, corresponding to the dates during January, February each year. January is the time for the vibrant and colorful “Chaam” or religious masked dance held at the Monastery. Source: Sikkim Tourism #sikkim #encheymonastery #india #buddhism #himalaya #Monastery #reisen #travel #travelpics #travelphotography #wanderlust #passionpassport #travelbloggers #visualseductions #femmetravel #wetravelgirls #makememories #adventureseeker #girlsborntotravel #meetthemoment #lifeasatraveler #urbanexploring #wondermore #sidewalkerdaily #darlingescapes #ilovetravel #goodvibes #visualsoflife #visualcreators #lensbible
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Les escales de Sant Pere de Rodes! @elenagirocdqs @salvadorjordavidal @emporiumhotelrestaurant #hotelrestaurantemporium #santperederodes#monastery #monestir #trekking#empordàexperience #monasterios#fabulas#picturegra Una vista diferent del Monestir!! Com si d'un conte de fades es tractés...
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Whalley Abbey in Lancashire, in ruins for nearly 500 years after being closed during the dissolution of the monasteries. The last abbot was executed for treason by Henry VIII. Still nice to look at though #ruins #medievalarchitecture #monastery #lancashire
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Άγιο Ώρος Άθως από ψηλά. 🇬🇷☦🛐🏔✈ (Holy Oros and Athos mountain). #athos #mountain #holy #monastery #flying
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The design of Jeronimos Monastery is a combination of Gothic, Moorish, and early Renaissance styles. #history #monastery #beautiful #place #lisbon #portugal🇵🇹
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