Painted in shimmering copper, pink and bronze, the 45m-high statue of Guru Padmasambhava lords over the forested Samdruptse ridge and is visible for miles around. At a distance of 7 KM from Namchi Market at Samdruptse hill top the 45 meter high status of Guru Padmasambhava is there. This status was first conceptualized and visualized by Shri Pawan Chamling Chief Minister of Sikkim.

 

 

The foundation stone was laid by his holiness the Dalai Lama on 22nd October 1997. His eminence Kyabje Dudrupchen Rinpoche supervised the religious aspects and the performed the Rabnay ( construction ) ceremony. Shri Pawan Chamling unveiled the holy statue on 18th February 2004. You can carry your cameras, phones inside this complex. Steps are there to climb up to the top floor of the base structure building.


 

Samdruptse has been developed as a pilgrimage centre to spread the message of love, compassion and peace of the Buddha Samdruptse has gained prominence mainly due to a gigantic statue of Guru Padmasambhava also known as Guru Rinpoche (Precious Guru). On the hillock at the back of the statue ,Buddhist place prayer flags and build cairns in order to bring good luck on this “wish fulfilling hill”. Guru Rinpoche is famous in Buddhist tradition as the patron saint of Sikkim. He is widely considered to be the second Buddha. He is reputed to have blessed Sikkim more than 1200 years ago. He is also reputed to have taken Buddhism to Tibet and Bhutan and other countries of the Far East during the eight century CE.