Crockety House a Colonial European styled bungalow in Kalimpong

Crockety House a Colonial European styled bungalow in Kalimpong

Author: TG Contributor
Date: 2020-08-04

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This is the house in Kalimpong in West Bengal where Helena Roerich spent the last years of her life, Helena Roerich along with her son moved to Kalimpong in the year of 1949 and lived in Crookety House, a bungalow built by the British in the 1940s. She is believed to have carried on the work prescribed by Master Morya over the next seven years. The Russian philosopher’s main aim was to spread the message of Agni Yoga (Living Ethics). Today the Crookety House is the seat of Agni Yoga. Helena Roerich spent most of the years in the Crookety House where she wrote, painted and meditated in a lawn from where one could breathe the fresh Himalayan air. In the year of 1955 during the month of October, Helena Roerich suffered heart attacks and passed away in her sleep at the age of 76. Helena Roerich’s body was cremated and her ashes were placed in a Buddhist stupa which is located in the compound of the Zang Dhok Palri Phodang Buddhist monastery. Now the Crookety House has been converted into a museum and it is very well managed by the Italian admirers of the Roerich family. The Himalayan Institute of Ethics and Good Living was also established by the Italian admirers of the Roerich family. The place is very beautifully well maintained and it is one of the must-visit place of the small town in Kalimpong. It is a quiet and peaceful place for a lover of books and it is surely worth a visit. Crockety House is a Colonial European styled bungalow built by the British wool traders in the 18th century. It is an amazing place to just sit quietly and enjoy the ambience. This old fashioned and charming house stands in Kalimpong as a reminiscent of British period. This bungalow is unique because of its exquisite architectural design and the beautiful surroundings. From this house, Rabindra Nath Tagore broadcasted his beautiful work "Janmadin" on his birthday in All India Radio.


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