The Ghoom Monastery in Darjeeling

See the Maitreya Buddha statue at the Ghoom Monastery

See the Maitreya Buddha statue at the Ghoom Monastery | Photo credit: Wikimedia/Soumyasch

The Ghoom Monastery Overview

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The Ghoom Monastery, built in 1875 by a lama called Sherab Gyatso, is the largest in Ghoom (8 kilometres from the city of Darjeeling) and holds the statue of the Maitreya Buddha, believed to be ‘The Buddha to Come’. The statue is a whopping 15 feet in height. Also known as the Yiga Choeling Monastery, Ghoom Monastery preserves some rare, handwritten Buddhist manuscripts. The monks of Ghoom Monastery follow the Gelugpa order of Buddhism.

  • Opening Closing Time 10 am to 6 pm

  • Entrance Fee Free Entry

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Darjeeling, West Bengal