Yagang Lhakhang

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Yagang Lhakhang

Yagang Lhakhang, Mongar Bhutan.

Yagang Lhakhang, located in a village on the outskirts of Mongar, was built in the 16th century by Sangdag, the youngest son of Pema Lingpa, a famous tertön.[1] This temple is renowned for its collection of religious treasures, masks, musical instruments, armour, ancient weapons, and xylograph blocks used for printing prayer flags and texts. The religious treasures include a statue of Gautama Buddha discovered by Pema Lingpa in Mebartso, Bumthang[2] and a kīla made by Pema Lingpa himself. At this Lhakhang an annual three-day tshechu or ritual and Cham dance festival is held on the 8th, 9th and 10th of the fifth month of the Bhutanese lunar calendar.[3] This festival is one of the oldest held in eastern Bhutan.[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Mongar". Thimphu: Tourism Council of Bhutan. 2010. Retrieved 2011-01-28. 
  2. ^ Spence, Helen Hirsch (n.d.). A Guide to Eastern Bhutan: Mongar and Surroundings. Taba: Wangchuk Group of Companies. 
  3. ^ "Mongar". Thimphu: Tourism Council of Bhutan. 2010. Retrieved 2011-01-28. 
  4. ^ Spence, Helen Hirsch (n.d.). A Guide to Eastern Bhutan: Mongar and Surroundings. Taba: Wangchuk Group of Companies. 

Coordinates: 27°39′29″N 91°11′28″E / 27.6580°N 91.1912°E / 27.6580; 91.1912