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Samdruptse Hills in Sikkim, India is an interesting destination to visit. In the Bhutia language, the name Samdruptse means 'Wish Fulling Hill' and the place is a famous pilgrimage centre of Sikkim.

Samdruptse lies close to Namchi town in the South Sikkim region. It is at about 75 km from Gangtok. The hill has gained popularity for the presence of a gigantic statue of Guru Padmasambhava also known as Guru Rinpoche - the patron saint of Sikkim who is believed to have blessed the land of Sikkim.

The statue is about 135 feet tall and is the tallest figurine of his in the world. The foundation stone for the statue was laid by H.H. Dalai Lama in the year 1997 and construction of the statue was completed in about three years of time. The construction was sponsored by the Sikkim State Government.

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  • Copyright: Anurag Jajoo (anurag_x) Silver Note Writer [C: 3 W: 0 N: 19] (78)
  • Genre: Luoghi
  • Medium: Colore
  • Date Taken: 2013-03-27
  • Categories: Opera d'arte
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  • Date Submitted: 2013-04-09 8:27
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