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Phodong Monastery

Neha Bhise Sadalge
6.Phodong Monastery
Sounak Ghosh
Phodong Monastery, North Sikkim: Located 28 kilometers from Gangtok in North Sikkim, Phodong Monastery was built in the early 18th century but an older monastery had pre-existed the current one.9th Karmapa was invited by the king of Sikkim, where he founded three monasteries : Rumtek, one of the most important monastery of the Karma Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism, Phodong and Ralang Monastery.