Darjeeling Festival and Worship Places in Darjeeling

Darjeeling Festival and Worship Places in Darjeeling
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Losar Tibetan New Year’s Day, Losar Tibetan New Year’s Day, Lepcha / Bhutia New Year’s Day are major Darjeeling festival.

Darjeeling Festival

Lepcha/Bhutia New Year’s Day(January)

darjeeling festival - Lepcha Bhutia New Year's Day

Lepcha Bhutia New Year’s Day

Celebrated in the first week of January during Maker Sankranti when the colourful fairs are held along the Teesta river.

 

Losar Tibetan New Year’s Day (February)

Colourful Tibetan folk-dances are staged in monasteries on this day.

 

Durga Puja/Dussehra (September/October)

Goddess Durga is worshipped and beautiful images of her are immersed in the water after taking them in colourful processions.

 

 

PLACES OF WORSHIP

Buddhist
Aloobasti Monastery,Tenzing Norgay Road;
Bhutan Busty Monastery,Cr Das Road;
Ghoom Monastery, Ghoom;
Nepali Tamang Buddhist Monastery, Below Dharamsala;
Samtem Choaling Monastery, Hill Cart Road;

Christain
Catholic Church,Near Bzar Taxi Stand;
Church Of North India, Near Gymkhana Club, Mall Road;
St. Colombus Church, Near Railway Station;
Union Church Gandhi Road;

Hindu
Bara Thakurbari,Chowk Bazar;
Dhirdham Temple,Near Railway Station;
Mahakal Temple, Observatory Hill;
Saini Mandir,Sonam Wengal Road;
Sree Mandir;JN Mitra Road

Muslim
Baro Masjid,Dr. Zakir Hussain Road;
Chhoto Masjid, Anjuman.

About Darjeeling :

Nested in the Himalayas, Darjeeling is situated at an altitude of 2134 metres. The name of the town has been derived from “Dorje Ling” meaning the place of Dorje-the Mystic.
To most international visitors, the name Darjeeling brings to mind, the best quality ‘tea’ in the world. Bearing testimony to this, are over 70 tea gardens close to town. The Darjeeling Toy Train (declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999) chugs along from New Jalpaiguri and reaches Darjeeling after travelling through jungles, rice paddies, tea gardens and pine forests, making this “a journey to remember”.



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