Dungkar Naktshang

Category: Naktshang Address Lhuentse

The history discloses that the name of the place “Dungkar” was originated from the physical shape of the land. The place bears the exact shape of a conch shell. Dungkar Choeje Lhakhang is believed to be stand on the tip of the Dungkar like shape of the land.Dungkar village is the ancestral home town of our beloved monarch whereby Dungkar Choeje Lhakhang is the birth place of our “ Wangchuck Dynasty”. Today Lhakhang is owned by Choeje Tobgay descendant of Dungkar Choeje and Choeje Tobgay and his family reside in the 2nd floor of the Lhakhang. Lhakhang houses many sacred relics and “Terma” discovered by great Terton such Terton Pema Lingpa and great Saint Desi Tenzin Rabgay.With the fund support from government, yearly owner of the Lhakhang coordinates Gurdra on 28th & 29th of 2nd month of the Bhutanese calendar, Gemjatshar starting from 30th day of 10th month till 4th day of 11th month of the Bhutanese calendar and Dungkar Tshechu (Terchham) from 8th to 11th day of 11th month of Bhutanese calendar for the well being and long life of our beloved kings and all the sentient beings.

Source: www.lhuentse.gov.bt/tourism/dungkar-naktshang

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