The added attraction of the 135 ft tall statue of Guru Padmasambhava at Samdruptse in
The foundation stone for the statue was laid by the His Holiness the Dalai Lama on
Guru Padmasambhava is regarded as a patron saint and the force behind the introduction of Buddhism in
Samdruptse have been a site of mediation for monks for years since this place is related with Ngadak Sempa one of the three saints who met at Yaksum to coronate the first king of Namgyal Dynasty in
"The statue at Sandurptse was designed according to traditional Buddhist ideals and moulded as per the measurement and other details as explained in Thekcha created by the famous Vajrayana teacher Je Mephan Rimpoche. The entire project cost was around Rs.67,600,000 ($1,512,466), the statue alone cost Rs.45,500,000 ($1,018,006). "