#9 of 19 Places to Visit in Kalimpong
Distance (From Kalimpong Bus Station): 1 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 30 Mins
Place Location: On Relli Road
Transportation Options: Cab / Walk/Trek
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 1 km from Kalimpong Bus Station, Mangal Dham is a Hindu temple located in Kalimpong of West Bengal. Situated close to Thongsa Gompa, it is one of the most significant religious centers in West Bengal and among the must visit places in Kalimpong.
Mangal Dham was built in 1993 by Shri Krishna Pranami in the divine memory of late guru Shri Mangaldasji. In 1940, Guruji Shri Mangal Dasji Maharaj visited Kalimpong. The visit had a profound impact on him. He decided to realize his divine dreams of serving the poor and needy in Kalimpong. He built many orphanages, schools and temples.
Sprawling over an area of 2 acres, the temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna. The whole theme of the dham is Knowledge, Devotion and Service. The Samadhi of Guruji lies in the ground floor while the prayer hall is in on the top floor where one can see the idol of Raj Shyamaji flanked on both sides by the Revered Prannathji and Shri Guru Mangaldasji. There are many paintings and diorama depicting various scenes from Krishna Leela on the walls of the temple. The ambience in the dham is serene and visitors can walk across to various parts of the dham. The area outside the temple has a beautiful garden with colorful fragrant flowers.
Timings: 6 AM - 6 PM