Chendebji Chorten

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Chendebji Chorten

Chendebji Chorten is a stupa in Bhutan, located 41 kilometres (25 mi) west of Trongsa at 2,430 metres (7,970 ft) in elevation.

According to legend, Chendebji Chöten covers the body of an "evil spirit".[1]

Chendebji Chorten is constructed in the style of Nepalese stupas such as Boudhanath.[2] It was built at some point in the 18th century,[3] and is located along the Chorten Lam, a path connecting various chortens in Bhutan.[4] A prayer wall or mani stone is located in the complex.[5]

It was constructed by Lam Oensey Tshering Wangchuk,[6] reportedly to repel the demon Ngala.[7]

A festival is held there annually from the 21st to the 25th day of the 9th lunar month of the Bhutanese calendar.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ Brunn, Stanley D. (3 February 2015). The Changing World Religion Map: Sacred Places, Identities, Practices and Politics. Springer. p. 446. ISBN 978-94-017-9376-6.
  2. ^ Wangchuck, Ashi Dori Wangmo (2006). Treasures of the Thunder Dragon: A Portrait of Bhutan. Penguin Books India. p. 101. ISBN 978-0-670-99901-9.
  3. ^ Bernier, Ronald M. (1997). Himalayan Architecture. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. p. 62. ISBN 978-0-8386-3602-2.
  4. ^ Gayleg, Sonam (2009). Historic districts as an alternative approach to preserve the Bhutanese Architectural Heritage (MCP thesis). Massachusetts Institute of Technology. p. 25. hdl:1721.1/55138.
  5. ^ Ardussi, John A. "17th Century Stone Inscription from Ura Village" (PDF). p. 2.
  6. ^ Kinga 2004, p. 1.
  7. ^ Dorji, Kinzang (7 December 2015). "Chendebji Chorten". Bhutan Cultural Atlas. Retrieved 1 August 2020.


Coordinates: 27°28′28″N 90°20′57″E / 27.47444°N 90.34917°E / 27.47444; 90.34917