Yolmowa Buddhist Makdhog Monastery (Aloobari Monastery)

Darjeeling’s second most revered monastery Yolmowa Buddhist Makdhog Monastery is situated 1½ miles away from Darjeeling town on the Tenzing Norgay Road. Known popularly, as the Aloobari Monastery it takes its name from the tiny village in which it is situated. The monastery was built by Sangay Lama, a highly revered religious head of the Yolmowas - a small ethnic group hailing from north-east of Nepal and later settled in Darjeeling. The construction of this old Monastery was completed sometime in 1914.

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