Before going on a journey to the famous Buddhist pagoda in Darjeeling, let us begin with a quote from Lord Buddha!
“It is better than speaking thousand hollow words; one word is enough that brings peace.” – Buddha
Do you know the important ideology of Buddhism?
Yes, universal peace is one of the main teachings of Buddha. It is true in the religion of Buddhism; peace is an important ideology which brings everyone together.
So, here is the Japanese Temple in Darjeeling which rightly promotes the teachings of Lord Buddha.
Ways to reach!
After reaching Darjeeling, you can walk or drive to this temple. The best possible way is mentioned here.
Distance: 1 kilometer
Time: 5 minutes drive or walk from the main town
- Heading towards Gandhi Road
- Turn right onto Gandhi Road
- Slight left onto Lal Kothi Road
- Turn right
- Japanese Buddhist Temple, Darjeeling
A holy place for Buddhists, the Japanese temple was built in the finest Japanese style architecture.
It is an elegant two-storey structure which fits perfectly with the lush landscapes of Darjeeling hill-station. Established by Fuji Guruji, this temple is also known as Nippozan Myohoji Buddhist Temple.
Witnessing the temple!
The white-coloured Japanese Temple building looks simple in its surroundings. You can climb up a few stairs to reach the entrance. The two statues of Golden Lions will welcome you to explore the temple.
As you enter, you will find a picture of Guruji with a model. Walking up the wooden stairs you will reach the large prayer room situated upstairs. If you are lucky enough, then you can witness the present Guruji offering prayers. You can see them beating the drums from which the sound and the chants fill the atmosphere.
Spending a day here!
- You can join the prayers
- You can beat the drums while chanting the prayers
- While exiting, you will be offered small sweet balls
- You can click photographs too other than the prayer time
Do you know when to visit the temple? We are here to inform you!
- Morning: 4:30 am to 6:00 am
- Evening: 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
If you are lucky enough then you can join in with the prayers too!
Heading to Peace Pagoda!
Now, you can head towards Peace Pagoda. It is a Buddhist stupa which holds the popular sculptures of Lord Buddha. With four statues of Buddha, this pagoda depicts his different forms. The white structure of the pagoda stands for equality, world peace, and non-violence.
If you want to explore the best of Darjeeling, then do not miss this beautiful and unique Buddhist temple amidst the serene landscapes!