Japanese Peace Pagoda

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The very popular Japanese Peace Pagoda is located on the hills of the Jalapahar which is just 10 mins drive away from the central Darjeeling. The Japanese temple is purely white in color with two concrete models of lion standing tall, straight in golden polished color at the entry gate of the temple. The surrounding […]

The very popular Japanese Peace Pagoda is located on the hills of the Jalapahar which is just 10 mins drive away from the central Darjeeling. The Japanese temple is purely white in color with two concrete models of lion standing tall, straight in golden polished color at the entry gate of the temple. The surrounding atmosphere is as serene and beautiful as the temple. Regular prayers are offered during morning and the evening hours. A feeling of inner strength and positive vibes is experienced on entering the temple. A feeling of transformation of the whole body and a feeling of peace, stillness or silence hit the visitors. It makes one know the inner self. The continuous chanting of hymns and the echo beat of a huge drum makes the atmosphere solemn and fills the land with spirituality. It not only transforms the land, but also has the power to transform the soul and mind.

On entering the prayer room everyone is invited to beat the drums and a small version of the huge drum is provided to the visitors so as to involve in the prayer. All the devotees praying to the Lord Buddha with immense desire, makes them want to pray to the Lord as well.   

The Peace Pagoda is very close to the Japanese temple. Peace Pagoda similar to the temple also have idols of two concrete lions with golden polishing on climbing up the stairs. The very appearance of the Peace Pagoda is a symbolization of Lord Buddha itself spreading peace and non-violence. On walking around the Peace Pagoda we see carvings of the avatars of Buddha in four different postures – sitting, standing, sleeping and meditating. The beautiful artworks around the Pagoda depicts Buddha’s life. The view from the top of the Japanese Peace Pagoda provides an outstanding view of the hills of Darjeeling and its nature. The Japanese temple can also be seen from the top of the Pagoda.       

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