Buddha Dordenma statue

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Buddha Dordenma
Dordenma statue
Coordinates27°26′37″N 89°38′43″E / 27.4435°N 89.6454°E / 27.4435; 89.6454Coordinates: 27°26′37″N 89°38′43″E / 27.4435°N 89.6454°E / 27.4435; 89.6454
Height54 metres (177 ft)
Beginning date2006
Completion dateSeptember 2015
Dedicated toBring peace and prosperity to the world
Dordenma statue
Statue of a Bodhisattva on the site


Apart from commemorating the centennial of the Bhutanese monarchy, it fulfills Guru Padmasambhava’s prophecy, which was written in Terma and revealed by Terton Dorji Lingpa after 672 years. Later in the twentieth century, renowned Terdak Lingpa from Singye Dzong East Bhutan sent a message to Yogi Sonam Zangpo, which unfortunately failed to deliver on time. Subsequently after 12 years, the message was received by His Holiness Trulku Jigme Choedrak Rinpoche, the 70th Je Khenpo of Bhutan. It was exactly 1999 years from the day have written. The prophecy says, “a statue of Shakyamuni would be built in the region between Wong and Paro, bestow blessings of peace and harmony in the world”. His Holiness then instructed Tsering Wangdi to build the statue. At the exact location where Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel retreated over 400 years ago, as per the prophecy.

Tsering Wangdi solemnly promised to initiate the Buddha Dordenma project on 145 acres of land with zero budgets. He jointly with Oversea followers and friends, especially main supporter Peter Teo Singaporean, started the project in the year 2006 with the approval from His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuk fourth king of Bhutan.

Buddha Dordenma is a gigantic Shakyamuni Buddha statue in the mountains of Bhutan celebrating the 60th anniversary of fourth king Jigme Singye Wangchuck.[1]The Buddha Dordenma is sited amidst the ruins of Kuensel Phodrang, the palace of Sherab Wangchuck, the thirteenth Desi Druk, Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan. The statue was consecrated on 25th September 2015. Buddha made of bronze Statue overlooking Thimphu city at the Southern hemisphere. One of the largest Buddha rupas in the world, at 54 meters (177 ft) and contains 8-inch and 12-inch-tall bronze Buddhas. [2] [3]

The main statue was constructed and Sponsor by Singaporean. Ground floor of Biggest Buddha Statues: in Backside centre Buddha Shakyamuni Statues 7ft tall, and right Sariputta, left Monggallana 6ft tall, and 16 Arhats, Dharmata, and Hashang make by Clays gold paint and Silk cover. Dorje Lingpa, Pemalingpa, Zhabdrung, all of Status 5ft tall, Centre following eight Pillars Guru Padmasomabava, Dakini Mendarawa, Dakini Yeshe Tshogel, Guru Tshoke Dorje, Guru Shakyasenge, Guru Padmasamva, Guru Loden Chokse, Guru Padma Gyelpo, Guru Nyima Oizer, Guru Senge Dradok, Guru Dorje Drolo, all of Status 5ft tall gold gilded make by bronze. Wall painting 5 meter high by 220 meters long internal over 1000 defends previous life history of Buddha Shakyamuni, and 12 inch Buddha puts surrounding on the wall.

First floor centre Four Face Buddha Vairocana 12ft tall, Eight Bodhisattvas: Manjushri, Vajrapani, Avalokitesvara, Cintigarba, Sarvanevaranavescamven, Asakagarba, Maitreya, Samantabadra. All of Statues are 18ft tall make by bronze and gold plated. Wall painting tall 12 history of Buddha Shakyamuni, and 12 inch Buddha put surrounding on the wall.

Third Floor Eight Medicine Buddhas : King Vendurya, King Shakyamuni, King Amitava, King Ngonkhen, King Drayang, King Serzang, King Drime-Nangwa, King Tshenlek, all 5 ft tall gold gilded make by bronze.

Fourth Floor Backside centre Guru Nangsid-zilnon, Heroka-Kagad, Heroka-Gongdue, Vajra-kilaya, Guru-Horsok-makdok, Vajradara, Kurukule, Vajra-yogini, Guru Rigzin-dakpo all 7ft tall standing Make by Clay painting Gold. Front centre chamber Sevens Reunion Buddhas: Namparzig, Tsuk-torchen, Thamchad-chob, Khorwajig, Serthub, Oisung, Shakyamuni, right and left chamber: 12s Buddha Shakyamuni History Buddha’s Mother, Prince Siddhartha’s wedding, Crown Prince, all 5ft tall of Status gold gilded make by bronze.

Fifth Floor Centre Samanthabadra & family, Vairocana & family, Vajrasatva & family, Radnasambava & family, Amitava & family, Amokasidhi & family, Amitayus & family, Avalokitesvara Gylwagyamtsho & family, Vajradara & family, all 5ft tall Make by Clay gold painting.


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  1. ^ "Buddha consecrated".
  2. ^ "Structural Designs".
  3. ^ "October opening for tallest Buddha". Buddha Dordenma Project. Archived from the original on 19 August 2011. Retrieved 8 January 2012.
  4. ^ "Gigantic Buddha Dordenma Statue". Bhutan Travel Bureau. 28 February 2014.
  5. ^ "Six outdoor gyms to be set up by March". Kuensel. 17 January 2015.

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