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Roast chicken on a sizzling plate

Peace Pagoda

As with other Peace Pagodas around the world, its aim is to unite peace seekers to create the calm they hope for.

Peace Pagoda, Darjeeling or Darjeeling Peace Pagoda is one of the Peace Pagodas designed to provide a focus for people of all races and creeds to help unite them in their search for world peace. It is located in the town of Darjeeling in the Indian state of West Bengal. Like most of the other Peace Pagodas, it was built under the guidance of Nichidatsu Fujii (1885–1985), a Buddhist monk from Japan and founder of the Nipponzan-Myōhōji Buddhist Order.

The foundation stone of the pagoda was laid on 3 November 1972 by Nichidatsu Fujii, and was inaugurated on 1 November 1992. The pagoda was designed by M. Ohka, and it took 36 months for constructing it. It houses the four avatars of Buddha including Maitreya Buddha. The height of the pagoda is 28.5 metres / 94ft and diameter is 23 metres / 75ft.The Pagoda is situated on the slopes of the Jalapahar hills of Darjeeling, a few kilometres from the town of Darjeeling. Thanks Mr Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peace_Pagoda,_Darjeeling

https://www.darjeeling-tourism.com/darj_00001e.htm

https://1001things.org/japanese-temple-and-peace-pagoda-darjeeling/

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Here are some more images from Dr “Google”:

https://www.google.co.nz/search?q=peace+pagoda+darjeeling&rlz=1C1GGRV_enNZ751NZ751&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjt39HN0__ZAhWFFHwKHdqdAKMQ_AUICigB&biw=1536&bih=734

Mahakal Temple

This charming temple is situated on top of a hill. Inside, a cave is designated as a holy site for worshippers of Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction. Previously the location of a Buddhist Monastery, it continues to be an important site for pilgrims.

Rising abruptly from Chowrasta is the hilltop. Situated atop is the ancient temple of Mahakal, a form of Lord Shiva. There is a cave sacred to worshippers in the temple. In Sanskrit, the word "Durjay Ling", means "Shiva of invincible prowess, who rules the Himalayas." There is a suggestion that the name Darjeeling could have emanated from this name. The place where the Mahakal Temple stands was once occupied by the Buddhist monastery. It is still a place of great sanctity for the Bhutias. Bells ring in the midst of fluttering flags, which are used to pray in the shrine. Monkeys are seen in plenty at the Observatory Hill. Thanks Mr Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Observatory_Hill,_Darjeeling

https://www.darjeeling-tourism.com/darj_000014.htm

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Here are some more images from Dr “Google”:

https://www.google.co.nz/search?q=mahakal+temple+darjeeling&rlz=1C1GGRV_enNZ751NZ751&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwivhoHVy__ZAhVpxlQKHb9UDGoQsAQIRA&biw=1536&bih=734

Darjeeling Mall

Darjeeling Mall

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Enough airline offices - Sunday and closed

Enough airline offices - Sunday and closed

Sign was not in the usual KFC red but pink

Sign was not in the usual KFC red but pink

Glenary’s

Then a late lunch at Glenary’s. Chicken corn soup 100 Rupees / NZ$2.10 / US$1.50 and roast chicken 350 Rupees / NZ$7.40 / US$5.40 kind of fancied me … I suppose it was the grandeur of the old colonial British setting with its white table cloths and pictures around the wall which lead me to having the roast chicken. Plus it came on a sizzling plate.

This in its heyday would have been one of the places to dine at. It still is.

https://www.darjeeling-tourism.com/darj_000051.htm

https://www.facebook.com/glenarysdarjeeling/

https://www.lonelyplanet.com/india/darjeeling/restaurants/glenary-s/a/poi-eat/449583/356540

View from the restaurant

View from the restaurant

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Here are some more images from Dr “Google”:

https://www.google.co.nz/search?q=glenary%E2%80%99s+restaurant+darjeeling&rlz=1C1GGRV_enNZ751NZ751&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjsjdOg1f_ZAhUGAXwKHcD7AxEQ_AUICigB&biw=1536&bih=734

By now the air was cold so while less than 3kms walk back to the hotel JD, Tova & I got a taxi back.

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Sunset from the hotel

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