Dharmodaya Vihar - Buddhist temple at Kalimpong

Dharmodaya Vihar a residence of Nepalese buddhist monks is one of the important tourist destination of Kalimpong. Get details about Dharmodaya Vihar and Dharmodaya Sabha, its location, attractive features, history behind this temple and other important information.

Dharmodaya Vihar is a temple of Nepalese Bhuddist at kalimpong. Actually is the residence for Nepalese Bhuddist monks which is run and maintained by Kalimpong Dharmodaya Sabha of Kalimpong.

Location of Dharmodaya Vihar - It is located in Rishi Road of Kalimpong.

History and establishment of Dharmodaya Vihar

In Nepal, Buddhist were very much suppressed and demotivated in pre independence era. Few Bhuddist migrated from Nepal and came to India and met at Sarnath, a famous destination in UP for Buddhist. There they decided to form the Dharmodaya Sabha and purchased a land and a house in Kalimpong and made there asociation. In 1952 it was renamed as Kalimpong harmodaya Sabha. Since then this sabha is running and doing various actvities.

Attraction of Dharmodaya Vihar, Kalimpong

Dharmodaya Vihar is a temple with idol of Bhuddha inside it. This temple was presented by Buddhist of Burma. There is also a library having several books on Buddhism in many languages like Nepali, Hindi, English, Bengali as well as Pali. There is also a reading room.

Inside the Dharmodaya Vihar there is a small school Dharmodaya Nursery school run by Dharmodaya sabha in the old premises.

A monthly magazine is also published here.

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