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Danda Kharka Gumba (Arthar Gumba)

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Welcome to Danda Kharka Monastery, Kushma 

Danda Kharka Monastery is an old monastery of Nepal built in 1836 BS. This place is also called Sang Nang Dorje Choeling Monastery but it is popularly named as Arthur Gumba or Dadakharka Monastery since it is located in Arthur Dandakhark, Parbat. Annual pujas are being held in this monastery like Dashain Puja, Maghe Aaunshi Puja, Baisakh Purnima, Buddha Jayanti Puja and many Puja and rituals according to buddhist shastriya tradition. There have been 12 generations of lamas in this monastery.

Danda Kharka Monastery, also known as Sang Nang Dorje Choeling Monastery, is a historic religious site located in Kushma Municipality-14 Arthur Dandakhark, Parbat, Nepal. The monastery was built in 1836 BS and is also commonly referred to as Arthur Gumba or Dadakharka Monastery.

Danda Kharka monastery has been operational for over 185 years, and numerous annual pujas are conducted at the site. Some of the most popular pujas include Dashain Puja, Magha Aaunshi Puja, Baisakh Purnima, Buddha Jayanti Puja, and other rituals as per Buddhist Shastriya tradition.

The monastery has a rich history and has been home to twelve generations of lamas over the years. These lamas have contributed significantly to the development and preservation of the monastery and its traditions. The monastery is renowned for its unique architecture and the serene environment that surrounds it.

Visitors to the monastery can witness the beautiful rituals and ceremonies that take place throughout the year. The peaceful surroundings and the spiritual atmosphere make it an ideal place for those seeking a calm and tranquil environment to meditate and reflect.

In recent years, the monastery has gained popularity as a tourist destination, attracting visitors from around the world who come to experience the unique culture and history of the site. The local community has also taken steps to preserve the monastery and its traditions, ensuring that it remains an important part of Nepalese cultural heritage for generations to come.

In conclusion, Danda Kharka Monastery is a significant religious site in Nepal that has played an essential role in the country’s cultural history. The monastery’s rich traditions, serene surroundings, and unique architecture make it a must-visit destination for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of Nepalese culture and spirituality.

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Ek bahadur gurung, local historian

डाँडा खर्क गुम्बामा तपाइलाई स्वागत छ!

 

डाँडा खर्क गुम्बा, नेपालको एक ऐतिहासिक धार्मिक स्थल हो। वि.सं. १८३६ मा निर्माण भएको यो गुम्बालाई सामान्यतया आर्थर गुम्बा वा डाँडा खर्क गुम्बा भनेर पनि चिनिन्छ किनभने यो पर्वतको आर्थर डाँडाखर्कमा अवस्थित छ। डाँडा खर्कलाई साङ्ग नाङ दोर्जे चोइलिङ गुम्बा पनि भनिन्छ। यस गुम्बामा दशैं पूजा, माघे  औंशी पूजा, वैशाख पूर्णिमा, बुद्ध जयन्ती पूजा लगायतका वार्षिक पूजाआजा तथा बौद्ध शास्त्रिय परम्परा अनुसार धेरै पूजाआजा हुने गरेको छ । 

 

यो गुम्बा १८५ वर्षभन्दा बढी समयदेखि सञ्चालनमा आएको छ र आहिलेसम्म यस गुम्बामा १२ लामा रहेका छन्। यी लामाहरूले गुम्बा र यसको परम्पराको विकास र संरक्षणमा महत्त्वपूर्ण योगदान दिएका छन्। ति लामाहरुले  गुम्बाको समृद्ध इतिहास पनि जोगाएर राखेका छन्। गुम्बाको अद्वितीय वास्तुकला र वरपरको शान्त वातावरणको लागि प्रसिद्ध छ। गुम्बामा आगन्तुकहरूले वर्षभरि हुने सुन्दर अनुष्ठान र समारोहहरू हेर्न सक्छन्। शान्त वातावरण र आध्यात्मिक वातावरणले मनन र चिन्तन गर्न शान्त वातावरण खोज्नेहरूको लागि यो एक आदर्श स्थान हो ।

 

हालैका वर्षहरूमा, गुम्बाले पर्यटकीय गन्तव्यको रूपमा लोकप्रियता हासिल गरेको छ, जसले विश्वभरका आगन्तुकहरूलाई आकर्षित गर्दछ र त्यसैले पर्यटकहरु यहाँको अद्वितीय संस्कृति र इतिहासको अनुभव गर्न आउँछन्। प्राय गुरुङ समुदाय बस्ने यस क्षेत्रमा यो गुम्बा गुरुङ समुदायको लागि एक महत्वपूर्ण स्ठल बनेको छ ।  

 

सन्दर्भहरु:

एक बहादुर गुरुङ, स्थानीय इतिहासकार

 

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