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The back view of Dechenling Lhakhang

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  • Handing-Taking of Dechenling Lhakhang (English )

Tibet and Himalayas: Account of a Monastery or Temple, Bhutan Cultural Library

Location: Tang

Keywords: lhakhang(temple), people, Plank house=པང་ལེབ་ཀྱི་ཁྱིམ།, prayer flag, Trees


by Yeshi Wangchuk

Tang Dechenling Lhakhang is constructed by Terton Pema lingpa. The Lhakhang is also call as Nugmai Lhakhang, because it is said that, after the construction of Lhakhang Pema Lingpa found the fresh bamboo growing out of the old thrown out bamboo mat used for the work shed. Pema Lingpa thinking this could be the good omen, he declared that, from now onwards, the Lhakhang should be called as Nugmai Lhakhang. This is how the name of the Lhakhang is evoked. The bamboo plant is still seen in front of the Lhakhang. This picture of Lhakhang is taken during the handing-taking ceremony of the Lhakhang. The people of Bezur now offered the Lhakhang along with the sacred objects and periphery to the Suntruel Rinpoche.

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This resource was provided by Shejun (Documentation of Bhutan's Oral Cultures sponsored by Arcadia). The copyright holder is Shejun (only private uses permitted).

Resource type: Image

Photographer: Yeshi Wangchuk

Photograph Date: 16/Jan/2015

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