Thakurbari Temple History

Thakurbari Temple History, Timings, Darshan, Puja

The Thakurbari Temple situated in Gangtok of Sikkim dedicated various main deities of Hindu culture. The Thakurbari temple was constructed on a land donated by Chogyal of Sikkim in the year of 1935.  The temple is accessible every day from morning to evening with regular rituals. The Thakurbari temple performs a special ritual called “Chhath Puja” which is organised by the temple committee. The Chhath Puja is known to be an ancient Hindu festival dedicated to Lord Surya (Sun god).

The Sun god is also known as Surya Shashti, as the Sun god is considered as the god of energy also it is believed that the existence of life on earth is because of Sun god. In order to show gratitude to the Sun god, the Chhath Puja is performed.The Thakurbari temple also celebrates many festivals annually, in the months of November, March, June and February a special light and sound show is conducted in the evenings which has acted as a special effect to attract the visitors.

The Thakurbari temple construction was getting a progress also the higher authorities decided to construct a library and a multipurpose hall, the present situation is not much support to construct this temple complex the main reason is the shortage of funds, about 3 crores of rupees are expected to complete the construction of the Thakurbari temple complex.

Thakurbari Temple Entry Fee

Free (No Entry Fee)

Thakurbari Temple Address

MG Marg, Arithang, Gangtok,Sikkim 737101

Thakurbari Temple Timings

All Days Of The Week6.00 am to 8.00 pm

Thakurbari Temple Rituals

Four-day long Chhath Puja :an ancient Hindu Festival dedicated to Sun God

Chhath Puja :

The Chhath Puja is performed four – day long, by the Thakurbari temple committee. The Chhath Puja is an ancient Hindu Festival which is dedicated to honouring Sun god. Chhath Puja ritual is performed to gain prosperity and property. The Sun god is regarded as the god of energy and believed that the Sun god is responsible for the existence of life on earth. So to show gratitude, the Chhath Puja ritual is performed and dedicated to the Sun god.


SHOW TIMINGSNovember to January
Language Timings
Bengali 6:00 pm – 6:40 pm
English 7:00 pm – 7:40 pm


SHOW TIMINGSFebruary to June
Language Timings
Bengali 7:00 pm – 7:40 pm
English 8:00 pm – 8:40 pm


BY ROAD :·       SNT Bus Stand – 2 Km (approx)

· Taxis, Cars for hire are better options.

BY TRAIN :·       Jalpaiguri railway station – 117 Km (nearest)
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