About Chimi Lhakhang

About Chimi Lhakhang

History of Chimi Lhakhang
History of Chimi Lhakhang

Chimi Lhakhang was built in 1499 by Ngawang Choegyel, the 14th Drukpa hierarch. However, it was Drukpa Kunley (1455–1529), the maverick saint (also known as the ‘Divine Madman’) who first built a chorten at the site.

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About Drukpa Kinley
About Drukpa Kinley

Of the numerous saints and scholars who visited Bhutan in the course of the centuries, Drukpa Kuenley is the most popular Buddhist yogi in Bhutanese history. Drukpa Kunley was born into the noble clan in western Tibet.

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Symbolism of the Phallus
Symbolism of the Phallus

The phallus symbol can be seen flanking doorways, hanging off rooftops or painted on the corners of homes in all sizes and colours. Traditionally, Bhutanese believe that these phallic symbols help to ward off evil spirits.

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