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As the official announcement of 'Sikkim Paragliding Festival' is being made on September 13, 2012 - as 48 days countdown to PG Fest - Sikkim Tourism takes this opportunity to share 48 facts about Sikkim. To know more about Sikkim - Visit Sikkim Tourism

 

Ecclesiastical Department

an unique feature

Buddist Prayer Wheels in Rumtek Monastery Buddist Prayer Wheels in Rumtek Monastery. Author-Sivakumar Creative Commons License

Sikkim has more than two hundred monasteries, temples, churches, mosques and gurudwaras and the State’s unique Ecclesiastical Department caters to the functioning of these religious institutions. Sikkim is also place where all the monasteries of all the Four Schools of Buddhism – Nyingma, Kagyu, Gelug and Sakya – and also that of Bon exist. A separate seat ‘Sangha’ in the State Legislative Assembly to look into ecclesiastical affairs is also an unique feature.



 

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