State : Sikkim, in the north eastern state of India. Best time to Travel : March to late May, October to Mid-December. Significance : The Pilgrimage Centre. Location :Phodang Monastery is situated in the northern part of Sikkim, India. Phodong monastery, which belongs to the Karugpa Sect, is about a kilometre uphill by a jeepable road that bifurcates from the North Sikkim highway. It was built by the Chogyal Gyurmed Namgyal in the first quarter of the 18th century. The main annual puja is performed on the 28th and 29th day of the tenth month of the tibetan calendar when the religious chaams or dances are also performed.
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