The Thakurbari Temple is a Hindu temple located in Gangtok, in the heart of the town. It is one of the oldest Hindu temples in Sikkim built in a land donated by the erstwhile Chogyal of Sikkim in 1935. The temple houses almost all major deities and has emerged as an important center of convergence for the Hindu community of Gangtok. A four-day long Chhath Puja is organized at Thakurbari Mandir by the Chhath Puja Organizing Committee Thakurbari, Gangtok. The said Puja is an ancient Hindu Festival dedicated to the Hindu Sun God, Surya also known as Surya Shashti. The Chhath Puja is performed in order to show gratitude for sustaining life on earth and to request the granting of certain wishes where the sun is considered the god of energy and of the life-force, is worshiped during the Chhath festival to promote well-being and prosperity.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- For prosperity
- For cure from leprosy
- For cure from diseases
- For longevity
Daivi Hyesa Gunamayi Mama Maya Duratyaya Mameva Ye Prapadyante Mayametam Taranti Te
Meaning -According to this sloka, the heavenly maya of God is very complicated, but those who worship God will be able to overcome it.
Balam Balavatam Caham Kamaragavivarjitam Dharmaviruddho Bhutesu Kamo'smi Bharatarsabha
Meaning -According to this sloka, God is the isolated and aloof strength of the controlling and virtuous craving in men.
Ye Caiva Sattvika Bhava Rajasastamasasca Ye Matta Everti Tanviddhi Na Tvaham Tesu Temayi
Meaning -According to this sloka, though the only source of satva, rajas and tamas (good, obsessive and dark) elements is God, they are not present within the God or the deity.
Tribhirgunamayairbhavairebhih Sarvamidam Jagat Mohitam Nabhijanati Mamebhyah Paramavyayam
Meaning -According to this sloka, the entire world doesn't recognize the eternal God beyond them, because they are consumed by the elements of satva, rajas and tamas (good, obssessive and dark).