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About Ganesh Tok Temple

Ganesh Tok Temple, Gangtok
 

Ganesh Tok is one of the most famous God Ganesh Temple, in Gangtok, capital city of Sikkim. It stands at a height of 6,500 feet.The path to Ganesh Tok is covered with sacred flags hoisted and tied across the roads. The flags are colored in White, Red, Green, Blue, Yellow and Purple. The path looks like rainbow and it gives tourists hidden excitement approaching the temple of lord Ganesh. The flags are believed to be very sacred and on each flag something is written. The Sky gets covered by these flags and makes a unique scene.
 

The temple is around 7 km from the main town at an altitude of 6500 metres, where it holds an idol of Lord GaneshaGaneshaGanesha
The guardian deity of Hindus, also known as the Ganapati (The God of all groups) is the son of Lord Shiva ...
and devotees can worship, one at a time. The spectacular location makes the way for the tourists to visit the beautiful place and also get a bird’s eye view of Raj Bhawan Complex, Gangtok town and the magnificent Mount Kanchendzonga which is evidently visible from its hill top.
 

The Sacred Flags sky as seen in Ganesh Tok temple is very rare scene near any Ganesh temple in India These scenes are nor common nor in this stature or magnitude near God HanumanHanumanHanuman
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temple These flags are only seen near the Ganesh Tok mandir of Gangtok only and not anywhere else in Gangtok. These flags are known as Patakas for it has the original roots from Sanskrit, meaning flag.
 

Location: Ganesh Tok Temple is one of the most famous temples in Gangtok in the state of Sikkim.
 

Dedicated To: The temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesha.
 

Attractions: Some of the beautiful places to visit around are-
 

  • Rumtek Monastery: Rumtek monastery is one of the largest in Sikkim and belongs to the Kargyu sect of Buddhists which originated in the 12th century in Tibet. The architecture of the monastery is one of the finest in the world and resembles the original one in Tsurphu, Tibet.
     
  • Nathula Pass: Nathula Pass is a mountain pass in Eastern Sikkim, on the Indo-Chinese border that serves as the trade link between India and China.
     
  • Tsogmo Lake: Tsongmo Lake has perhaps one of the most beautiful landscapes in Sikkim. On the
  • Gangtok – Nathu La highway, Tsomgo Lake is situated at an altitude of 12,400 ft. Also known as Changu Lake. Tsogmo lake is regarded as the most sacred by the local Hindus and Buddhists.
     
  • Temi Tea Garden: The garden produces some of the best teas in the world. The garden offers beautiful natural views. The picturesque view of tea plucking can be seen here during the plucking season.
     

 

 



 


 
 

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