Daramdin Sai Mandir (Sri Sathya Sai Sarva Dharma Kendra Daramdin) is located in Daramdin village in West Sikkim. It is a religious centre and a significant place of worship for the Sai devotees and an interesting pilgrimage destination. Daramdin is a small hamlet in the West Sikkim that is located at a distance of 120 from Gangtok.
The foundation stone for the temple was laid in the month of December 2002 by the Chief Minister of Sikkim Sri Pawan Chamling. After the completion of the construction, Sai Mandir Daramdin was inaugurated on 15th April 2007. The land for the religious centre was donated by a number of people mostly by Rizal family, Pradhan family and some part of it was bought for the construction.
Hundreds of visitors come to visit the center and offer their prayers. Mr K.N Rizal is the caretaker of the center since 2007. Annual events are held at the center by different religious groups. It is often referred to as a Hindu temple, but it is an interfaith centre, for all religions.
Wall art at Daramdin Sai Mandir
Daramdin Sai Temple is a growing tourist location in Sikkim as it is obvious because this temple is located in a spectacular destination with an undeniable history to trace back to. The mandir has a quite a big compound with landscaped garden full of different varieties of flowers. There is a dedicated Hindu priest and some volunteers to help the visitors to show around the mandir complex.
One cannot afford to miss the birthday celebration of Sai Baba where the devotees of Sai religion from all over the state come together and celebrate by lighting candles, diyas and singing hymns in the praise of Sai Baba. It has a lot to offer apart from spiritual fulfillment. The temple maintains a surreal ambiance that is peaceful, clean, and visually convincing.