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Theravada Buddhist Temple, Papum-Pare

This is located at VIP colony, a very beautiful place, well maintained although small any visitor can get a glimpse of Theravada Buddhist life at Itanagar Architecture Legend / Local stories Photo Gallery How to Reach: By Air Lilabari Airport, North Lakhimpur By Train Naharlagun Railway Station By Road Itanagar Address Cona, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh […]

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Dangoria Baba Mandir

It is situated at a distance of 5 km from the Pasighat market near the Raneghat Bridge Architecture Legend / Local stories Photo Gallery How to Reach: By Air Pasighat Airport. It has flights to Guwahati on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday By Train Nearest Railway Station is Murkongselek Railway Station. The Murkongselek Railway Station is […]

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Rigyaling Gomp

Rigyaling Gompa is situated at a distance of 1-km from Tawang township. The former Rigya Rinpoche constructed the gompa. After his death, Changsey, the secretary took charge of the gompa. The re-incarnated Rigya Rinpoche, Rev. Tenzin Tsethar is presently in South-India, completing his education. This gompa is surrounded by a thick covering of trees planted […]

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Singsur Ani Gompa

This Gompa is situated at a distance of around 28-km west from the Tawang headquarters towards the Geshila road. It houses around 30 anis and the new Singsur Anie Gompa was built by the previous Rev Gonpatse Rinpoche in 1960. The old Singsur Ani Gompa is also in existence and is situated in the midst […]

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Brama Dung Chung Ani Gompa

Tawang district has a long tradition of nunneries called “AniGompas”, which are the abode of nuns. Unlike the monks (Lamas), the girls become nuns and join the nunnery on their own and there is no social pressure or tradition making the practice compulsory. Brama Dung Chung Ani Gompa (nunnery) is the oldest Ani gompa (nunnery) […]

Posted inLower Siang

Malinithan temple (or Akashganga temple)

Dedicated to Goddess Durga, the temple located 12-km from Malinithan in West Siang district is a popular pilgrim spot for devotees across India. Sporting a classical Odisha-style of architecture, this place gets number of gifts from devotees to their Goddess for fulfillingtheir wishes. Prayers are recited at the sanctum pleading for happiness to the families. […]

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Parasuram (Parshuram) Kund temple

A Hindu pilgrimage centre Parasuram Kund is situated on the Brahmaputra plateau in the lower reaches of the Lohit River and 21 km north of Tezu in Lohit district of Arunachal. Dedicated to sage warrior Parasuram, the temple attracts pilgrims from Nepal, from across India and nearby states of Manipur and Assam. Over 70,000 devotees […]

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Old Bazaar Gompa

This Gompa is situated at the heart of the Tawang township. It is believed that in the olden days the place where the present gompa stands was popularly known as “Massamg Key-ling Boothmey” which means a place where a strongman of a society used to play melodious sounds with the flutes. With the passage of […]

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Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Den)

Taktsang (Tak-Tsang) Gompa or T-Gompa, 50 km from Tawang, is oneof the holiest Buddhist shrines of Arunachal. Standing amidst high mountains, its sanctity is credited to Padmasambhava, the maverick missionary who brought Buddhism to Tibet. Popular legends speak of him as a miracle-maker. When Buddhism swept over Tibet, Padmasambhava was deified as an incarnation of […]

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Gorsam Chorten

The largest Chorten (stupa) of the area is the one at Gorsam near Zemithang, which is about 100-km away in the north of Tawang. Lama Pradhar, a Monpa monk, constructed it most probably in the early part of eighteenth century. The hemispherical dome rests upon a three-terraced plinth. Four miniature stupas are set on the […]