Visiting temples gives us a chance to stay closer to God. Also, temples are the best way to know the culture, tradition, and architecture of different states we visit. Among various places, Sikkim is one of the most beautiful states of India, which is also home to numerous temples. Devotees from different parts of the country come here and visit these temples. It’s quite relaxing and soothing to visit these temples located amidst the beautiful mountains and forests. So, if you plan to visit Sikkim, then you must see the Sikkim temples. Beneath we have mentioned some of the famous temples in Sikkim that you are absolutely worthy to visit.
List of 8 Popular Temples of Sikkim
This is a very beautiful temple named- Thakurbari temple in Gangtok, the capital of Sikkim. Located in the heart of Gangtok, this temple is one of the oldest Hindu temples in the region. The Chogyal of Sikkim donated the land to build this temple, after which the temple was constructed in 1935. Previously this temple had only the temple complex, but later some halls and libraries were also constructed. This temple presents the architecture of Sikkim.
Located just 4 km from Pelling in Sikkim, Kirateshwar Temple is located at a distance from Suri. Kirateshwar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, the temple is easily accessible from Geijing and Pemayangtse. While passing through Legship town, the gateway to west Sikkim, travelers will come across this beautiful modern temple complex located along the banks of the Rangeet River. The Bela Chaturdesi festival is celebrated here, the festival is celebrated between November and December. During these months, a lot of devotees from all over the country visit this temple. The temple is also named Mahabharata. According to Hindu beliefs, Arjuna prayed to Lord Shiva and he appeared in the guise of a hunter at this temple. If you plan a visit to Sikkim, then include this temple in the list of top Sikkim temples to visit.
Hanuman Tok is yet another famous temple of Gangtok. The temple is located at an altitude of 7,200 feet above sea level and thus you can enjoy the beautiful views of Sikkim from here. Travelers can see beautiful valleys far and wide from the top of this temple. It is one of the best places to have peace and relaxation.
The meaning of Tok is Sikkim. The Ganesh Tok temple in Gangtok is also located at an altitude of 6,500 feet above sea level. Though small in size, this temple is very beautiful. The view of the beautiful valleys of Sikkim from the top of the temple is so mesmerizing. To enjoy the most scenic views of Gangtok, stay at Ganesh Tok for some time.
At Hanuman Tok, the travelers will see many Sanjeevani signs, the legend believes that when Hanuman was flying with Dronagiri Parvat to save Lakshman, he rested at this temple for some time.
Baba Mandir is located between Nathula and Jelep La, adjacent to the Chinese border. It is believed that a soldier is protecting the border even after 48 years after his death. Later he appeared in a dream to one of his colleagues and asked to build a memorial in his name. At first, a samadhi was made and then the temple was built.
The temple is named Baba Mandir, it is the temple of soldier Harbhajan Singh. Harbhajan Singh’s photo and his belongings are kept inside this temple, which is located at a height of 13 thousand feet above sea level. Harbhajan In 1968, Harbhajan Singh died after falling into a ditch, and thus this temple was constructed in the memory of Harbhajan Singh. A large number of people visit this temple among many other temples of Sikkim.
Solofolk Chardham Temple
This temple is located 5 km from Namchi in Sikkim and is situated at a distance from Solophok hill. As per the belief of the people, this temple of Lord Shiva is linked to Mahabharata and people believe that between the battle of Pandavas and Kauravas, Lord Shiva appeared to Arjuna here and blessed him to win the battle. The Solofolk Chardham Temple is spread on more than 6 acres of land and has a 16 feet tall idol of Lord Shiva.
Sai Baba Temple
A gold-colored building in Sikkim’s Namchi is known as Sai Baba’s temple. The temple is surrounded by beautiful gardens where devotees can sit and worship for some time. Also, Sai Baba’s idol is installed here. People from far and wide places come to visit this temple. From the garden of the temple, one can enjoy the beautiful view of Mount Kanchenjunga.
Vishwa Vinayak Temple
Vishwa Vinayak Temple is located amidst the beautiful lush green mountains of Sikkim. This temple of Lord Ganesha is situated in the Rangdang district of East Sikkim. The temple depicts 51 different forms of Lord Ganesha. The main attraction of this temple is the idols, the height of each idol is almost 12 feet. This temple is very sacred to the local people and people from Nepal also visit this ancient-old temple. This temple can also include in your Sikkim trip.
Whether you are a firm believer or someone exploring new cultures and religious sites at pristine locations, Sikkim will not disappoint you at all. In Sikkim, you can see a blend of different communities, cultures, religions, and customs. There are numerous Hindu temples, Buddhist monasteries, and even some Christian churches. But since the large Nepali population of Sikkim follows Hindu culture, so you can see many major famous temples in Sikkim.
So, what are you waiting for? Plan your trip to Sikkim with Honeymoon Bug and breathe in the spiritual air on the land of Sikkim, especially when there are so many Sikkim temples.
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