Jaga Tarshi, widely known as Jaga Darshi (Flagpole) because of his height (7 Feet 2 inches) is known for being the fastest and most famous messenger in Bhutan. He was capable of covering a distance of over 200 km in a single day with just a pair of ‘tebtem’ or cowhide sandals in those days.[Read more…] about Jaga Tarshi (Mail Runner)
A committee headed by the Samdrupjongkhar Thromde planted 1710 saplings of plants and flowers around the town, in preparation of the 5th Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition, which is to be held in Samdrupjongkhar.
The saplings of plants that thrive in the southern climates, including protulaca, poinsettia, begonia, Queen of Bhutan Rose, bougainvillea, and bauhunia, among others, were granted to the Thromde as Soelra from His Majesty The King.[Read more…] about Fifth Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition to be held in Samdrup Jongkhar
In the Kingdom of Bhutan adorned with cypress trees,
The Protector who reigns over the realm of spiritual and secular traditions,
He is the King of Bhutan, the precious sovereign.
May His being remain unchanging, and the Kingdom prosper,
May the teachings of the Enlightened One flourish,
May the sun of peace and happiness shine over all people.
Many Bhutanese communities celebrate a losar (ལོ་གསར་) or New Year on the first day of the twelfth month in the common Bhutanese calendar. It is the beginning of the year according to the astrological calculations presented in the Lama Gongdue (བླ་མ་དགོངས་འདུས་) teachings of Sangay Lingpa. As it is observed at the beginning of the twelfth month in the common Bhutanese calendar which was aligned with the Tibetan calendar, which in turn was based on Mongolian calendar, many centuries ago, the New Year is today known as the New Year of the twelfth month (བཅུ་གཉིས་པའི་ལོ་གསར་). It is very likely that this day was the beginning of the year before the common calendar become popular.[Read more…] about Chunyipai Losar
The National Memorial Chorten, venue for the 3rd Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition, was built to honour the memory of His late Majesty King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, and for peace to prevail in this world.
It is believed that the construction of a chorten generates enormous merit, which will benefit all living beings on earth. It had been His late Majesty the Third Druk Gyalpo’s cherished dream to build a magnificent chorten in Thimphu for the benefit of all sentient beings. After His Majesty passed away in 1972, the chorten was built in memory of the King, under the patronage of His Majesty’s mother, Her Majesty Phuntsho Choden.
Today, it is an important landmark in Thimphu, and a place for devotees across the social spectrum to offer prayers and circumambulate.
360 View of Kurje Lhakhang
5 kms north of the district headquarter and 1 km from Jampa Lhakhang, his majestic complex is located on the right bank of the Chamkhar river opposite Tamshing and Khonchogsum lhakhang. The Kurje complex is made up of three buildings facing south surrounded by an enclosure made of 108 chortens.