Friday, November 4, 2011

Ging Gumpa in Darjeeling under Sikkim govt also damaged by the earthquake

GANGTOK, 03 Nov: Around 193 years old, the Sangchhen Thong Delling Gompa, also known as Ging gumpa  in Darjeeling has reportedly sustained damages due to the 18 September earthquake. However, the department of Ecclesiastical Affairs has not received any damage reports from the monastery management so far. 
The walls and the pillars have developed cracks due to the quake, it is learnt. The department informed that it has received reports of damages to religious structures from all over the state and has been working on each and every report. However, the department has not received any report from this monastery as yet.
Citing the practical difficulties in checking every monastery, it was informed that the department is working on the reports of damages received and if any such report comes then the department will definitely look into it.
The monastery was set up by the Pemayangtse monastery, West Sikkim in 1818, much before the East India Company took possession of Darjeeling.

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