The Buddha Park of Ravangla, often known as Tathagata Tsal, is located close to Rabong (Ravangla) in South Sikkim district, Sikkim, India. On the birth anniversary of Lord Gautama Buddha in 2006 the state authorities took a policy decision to observe the birth anniversary all year long in Sikkim. And as part of the celebration, the folks of Ravangla took the initiative to assemble and set up a big statue of Lord Buddha and eco –garden to commemorate the occasion. This may even be a landmark in Sikkim’s distinctive effort to promote pilgrimage tourism.
The Buddha Park hosts a one hundred thirty-foot high stunning statue of Sakyamuni Buddha which is clearly seen from all of the instructions of southwest Sikkim close to Ravangla and a few parts of west Sikkim as its centerpiece. The inside of the enormous Buddha statue has partitions painted in a manner that inform the fantastic story of Buddhism and the way it got here to be.
The location was chosen within the bigger spiritual complex of the Rabong Gompa (Monastery), itself a centuries-old place of pilgrimage. Additionally nearby is Ralang Monastery, a key monastery in Tibetan Buddhism. The park space is fantastically landscaped creating ample walkway, gardens and area for guests to benefit from the serene environment. The location commands lovely views of the mountains and the spiritual atmosphere of the location adds to the visitor experience. The positioning additionally has additional infrastructure created for a museum meditation centre and for Buddhist conclave.
The statue was consecrated on 25 March 2013 by the 14th Dalai Lama, and have become a stop on the ‘Himalayan Buddhist Circuit’. The statue of the Buddha marks the occasion of the 2550th birth anniversary of Gautama Buddha. This statue was constructed and put in within the place via the joint efforts of the Sikkim government and its people. The Buddhist circuit of this park was constructed right here below a State government venture, for enhancing pilgrimage and tourism within the area. The Cho Djo lake is situated within the complex, surrounded by forest.
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