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Samdruptse

Samdruptse literally means ‘wish fulfilling hill‘ in the Bhutia language. Situated near Namchi in South Sikkim, it is at a distance of 75 km from Gangtok. An unique, awe inspiring and gigantic 135 feet high statue of Guru Padamasambhava is installed atop Sampruptse. It is the highest statue of Guru Padamasambhava in the world. His Holiness the Dalai Lama laid the foundation stone of the statue in October 1997. It took nearly three years to complete the statue.

Guru Padmasambhava also known as Guru Rimpoche had blessed Sikkim more than 1200 years ago. The statue is therefore a fitting tribute to this patron saint of Sikkim.

The ultimate plan is to make Samdruptse as an international pilgrimage center on completion of meditation huts, rope-way library, guest house, public amenities, parking yard etc, around the towering statue. The message of love, compassion, peace and harmony is aimed to spread throughout the world from this historic hill.

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