India > Forts & Monuments > Sikkim
A beautiful and impressive building which is the principal place of worship and assembly for Buddhists. This royal chapel is repository of a large collection of Buddhist scriptures. Interiors of this building is covered with murals and lavishly decorated altars holding images of the Buddha, Bodhisatva and tantric deities. The chapel is the site of many festivals and the most interesting of them being one dedicated to the God of Kanchenjunga. The other important festival is the celebration of New Year, when the famous Black Hat dance is performed demonstrating the triumph of good over evil.