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Namgyal Institute of Tibetology

Namgyal Institute of Tibetology
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Established1 October 1958 (1958-10-01)
LocationGangtok, Sikkim, India
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Namgyal Institute of Tibetology is a Tibet museum in Gangtok, Sikkim, India.

The foundation stone of the Institute was laid by the 14th Dalai Lama on 10 February 1957 and it was opened officially by the Prime Minister of India Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on 1 October 1958.

The institute employs researchers and one of its new research programs is a project which seeks to document the social history of Sikkim's approximated 60 monasteries and record this on a computer. Another project seeks to digitize and document old and rare photographs of Sikkim for knowledge distribution.

Khempo Dhazar served as head of the Sheda, a Nyingma college attached to the Institute, for six years.[1]


  1. ^ Silverstone, Marilyn. "Five Nyingma Lamas in Sikkim" (PDF). p. 13.

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