Gangtok, Sikkim

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In Honour of Sikkim’s Guardian Deity

In Honour of Sikkim’s Guardian Deity
Thu, Sep 7, 2017

Pang Lhabsol was celebrated at the Tshuklakhang Royal Chapel at Gangtok on Wednesday with traditional rituals and Pangtoed Cham in honour of Sikkim’s guardian deity Mount Khangchendzonga. The day also reiterates the ancient oath of blood brotherhood taken between the Lepcha and Bhutia chiefs keeping Mount Khangchendzonga as the witness. Pic & Text: Wang Chen

Area: 7096 Sq Km
Altitude: 5,840 ft
Population: 6.10 Lakhs
Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 ft. to over 28,509 ft above sea level
Summer: Max- 21°C ; Min – 13°C
Winter: Max -13°C ; Min – 0.48°C
Rainfall: 325 cm per annum
Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi