If there is any temple in Sikkim which can top the list of the most beautiful temples in the state, then it is certainly Shri Viswa Vinayaka Mandir. Located atop a hill and overlooking the lush green valleys of Sikkim, this gorgeous temple is dedicated to Lord Ganesha and was established in the year 2016.
It houses a 12-feet-tall statue of Lord Ganesha. It is located at Rhenock Rungdung in the East Sikkim district. If you are looking forward to taking a break from the hustle and bustle of cities and experiencing serenity and divinity, then you must plan a tour of Shri Viswa Vinayaka Mandir.
The temple will house 51 forms of Lord Ganesha, a first in the North East Region. While a lot of the construction material was imported from Thailand, expert artisans were brought in from Nepal and West Bengal for the construction. The main altar has a 12-foot tall statue of Lord Ganesha with 16 hands.and very nice and beautiful statue of Samudra Mathan which is one of the best known episodes in Hindu mythology. The story appears in the Bhagavata Purana, the Mahabharata and the Vishnu Purana, and explains the origin of amrita, the drink of immortality.
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Rhenock Rungdung, East Sikkim, India