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Guru Padmasambhava in South Sikkim

The world's largest statue (at 118 feet) of the Guru Padmasambhava, also known as Guru Rinpoche, the patron saint of Sikkim, is on the Samdruptse hill (The Wish Fulfilling well) opposite Namchi. It was completed in February 2004. It is also said that the Samdruptse hill is actually a Dormant Volcano. Myths say that the buddhist monks have been going on top of the hill and offering prayers to the volcano to keep it calm. Source: Wikipedia

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Taken on October 14, 2010