Ghoom Monastery houses the massive4.5 cadence statue of Maitreya and is one of the oldest abbeys in Darjeeling. Ghoom Monastery is also known as Yoga Choeling Monastery. It's right on Sterling Darjeeling, at the quiet end of Old Monastery Road. It belongs to the Craven Chapeau body, also known as Gelugpa, and is home to an a4.5- basement statue of Maitreya, also known as Coming Buddha. 

 According to Buddhist tradition, Maitreya will be the successor of Gautama Buddha and will appear on earth in the future, attain complete enlightenment and educate pure Dharma ( righteousness). The augury of Maitreya's advent refers to a coming time when the Dharma would be fair forgotten. 


 In addition to the huge statue of Maitreya Buddha, the abbey also has a far-reaching collection of priceless longhands, including the 108- volume Kangyur, which is believed to have been uttered by the Buddha himself. The interior walls are a fantastic display of Tibetan art. 


 Yoga Choeling Darjeeling Monastery Also the former Ghoom Monastery. 

Ghoom Yiga Choeling Monastery is one of the oldest Tibetan Buddhist friaries in the Darjeeling region, made in 1850. It's the original or old Ghoom Monastery. 


 There's another friary called Samten Choling Monastery in Ghoom, which is sometimes boring to Ghoom Monastery by imported chauffeurs. So if you're planning to visit the original Ghoom Monastery, be specific and mention the old Ghoom Monastery. Ghoom is about 7 km from the megalopolis of Darjeeling and is at an altitude of about bottoms. (or measures). 

Located below Ghoom (or Ghum) Station, the exterior structure of Yiga Choeling Monastery or Ghoom Monastery was assembled in 1850 by the monk and big-name palmist Lama Sherab Gyatso. He was the first director of the abbey and remained in actuality until 1905. He, after that, returned to his Blighty of Tibet. 


 The abbey belongs to the Chicken Cap bloc, also known as Gelupka. One of the main draws of the sanctuary is the4.5 high beat model of Lord Buddha, known as Maitreya Buddha or Gyalwa Shampa, which means the Buddha of the future or the coming Buddha. 

It's one of the oldest and largest Buddha statues in the Darjeeling region. This statue was made with complexion from Tibet. In front of the Buddha statue are two huge canvas beacons that burn all epoch round. 

Taking Snaps out was chargeable when I took my last snap. It was. 10/-per snap andRs. 50/-for a vid recording. The moneybags must be deposited in the donation box. A sign outside speaks of the charges, and a monk out will remind you of this. 


 I wondered why such an obligatory donation is when some of the other hermitages in the area do not allow you to take snaps and others do not. Yea, ask for moneybags. I learned that the sanctuary has been going through a severe financial extremity in recent spells. 

Some of the entitlements you anteriorly entered for your business expenditures are decades overdue. Now the hermitage only works through donations. And so the figures. The4.5 measure high Buddha statue was pieced during the reign of the new potentate of the Lama Domo Geshe Rinpoche hermitage (1910-1952). After that, he also returned to Tibet. 


 In Yoga Choeling Monastery, there are images of multiplex Buddha gods and lamas like Chenrezig (Avalokitesvara), Merciful Buddha and Tsongkhapa, the inaugurator of the Gelupka party to which the hermitage belongs. 

Inside is a large collection of Buddha scripts, including a 108- volume Kangyur-The Tibetan Buddhist Gospel. There are also bells and a huge tin out. 



 What else can you see on the grounds of Yiga Choeling Monastery? Standpoints!! Splendid view!! If you look to the left in front of the monastery, you have a panoramic view of the snow-restricted peaks, including the Kanchenjunga. Although the theory is blocked by a long waste soul visionless as a slumbering place for visitants when the spit is clear, you'll be amazed when you look through the opening. You can likewise partake in the staggering perspective from outside the principle door of the religious community.

 Opening times and admission 

 Open all day is a week, from morning to evening.

 Free admission. Notwithstanding, there's a cost to take prints or tapes out. 


 Ghoom Monastery or Yiga Choeling Monastery is about 8 km from the burg of Darjeeling. It takes about 30 beats to reach the abbey by auto from Darjeeling burg centre. Before Ghoom Train Station and on Hill Cart Road (the main road to Siliguri), turn right onto a narrow road. After about 2-3 beats by auto from there and right at the end, you'll find the abbey. Check out Ghoom and his chart for the emplacement of Ghoom Monastery. From Ghoom train station, the sanctuary is about a 10-12 beat walkout.