Constructed in the Indo-Tibetan style of architecture, Bon Monastery is a renowned pilgrimage site in Sikkim. It is located in Ravangla and is also known by the name of Bon Yung Dung Monastery. It is visited by the tourists extensively because it is one among the two monasteries that belong to Bon sect. The Bon sect entered the Indian borders in order to spread Buddhism and chose the serene land of Sikkim for establishing a sturdy foundation.
It Is Known For:-
1) The followers of the Bon Sect established only two monasteries in India. One is located in Solan (Himachal Pradesh) and the other stands in Ravangla (Sikkim)
2) It is a place that where Buddhists gather and offer their prayers to Lord Buddha and Yung Dung Tsultrim, the first spiritual teacher of the monastery
3) This monastery facilitates the underprivileged local families with their daily requirements. Everything is done by the donations received by it
4) The altar of the monastery is the seat of the Golden Buddha
Best Time To Visit:-
Bon Monastery welcomes its visitors throughout the year. Till date, there came no time when the monastery wasn't visited by anyone. Buddha Purnima is the best time for visiting this monastery. On the occasion, the entire monastery is decorated beautifully and special prayers are held in the main hall. Conch shells are blown and holy hymns are chants on the drum beats.
Bon Monastery is well-connected via roadways and railways. With a wider web of roadways, this holy site is connected with the major cities of Sikkim. Buses and taxis are the best options for reaching this place comfortably.
Nearest Railway Station- New Jalpaiguri Station
Nearest Airport- Bagdogra Airport
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