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Chimi L'hakhang Temple

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Address: Punakha, Bhutan

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An insight into a Buddhist belief

Chimi Lhakhang introduces you to a historical sect that believes strongly in a man worshipped as the "Divine Madman". The man is signified by the phallus and it's just so amusing... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Tamojit-Roy
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Chimi Lhakhang introduces you to a historical sect that believes strongly in a man worshipped as the "Divine Madman". The man is signified by the phallus and it's just so amusing to find the pictoral depiction of the same on walls and homes and shops and restaurants scattered around the tiny Hamlet that surrounds this hilly temple. The temple gives... More 

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India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While the temple itself is perhaps not the most stunning or intricate, there is quite an interesting story as to why and how it came to be. It sheds a lot of insight into the culture and beliefs the people in Bhutan have and their strong association with spirituality. This is also supposedly the temple of fertility where a lot... More 

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Bangalore, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After a stiff walk uphill through the dry rice fields, we visited this temple located upon a small hillock - quite popular with the locals. Feels like a small village temple of India.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely Temple dedicated to the Divine Madman Drukpa Kuenlay. It is said that it is revered as a temple for fertility and many childless couples are blessed with children after they visit. It short distance from Punakha and a short dusty walk to the top of a small hill where the temple is located. Beautiful old temple with a huge... More 

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting history :) and nice views. A 1 hour walk to the place uphill. We had lunch from a roadside restaurant and walked across to the temple. The insides are typical of any temple in Bhutan but the place has historical importance. Must visit.

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Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

On that day we had a brief lunch at a roadside restaurant. After that, we leisurely hiked for about 30 min. to the temple area. It is a nice walk and contributes to the charm of the visit. The temple compound is quiet and relaxing, and the view over the river from the back of the compound quite nice. The... More 

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Navi Mumbai, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is good 20 minutes of hiking from the car-drop through the fields! The temple has lot of history as usual with most of Bhutanese point of interest but interestingly, on way you would see several shops selling artificial "Phallus" - which is seen as a symbol of fertility and people pray in the temple for protection of their newly... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Slightly far from city is this ancient type of Temple where people go and pray for having children and or their well being.If you gave time then visit ,for its very different from what anyone would have seen,especially the belief attached yo the Temple

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Faridabad, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tour operator dropped us on the main road and when asked why are we not taken closer, the plain reply was "as per itinerary you have to do some hiking"! However, after the visit, we insisted for the vehicle to come to pick us up. The entry to the town itself is quite interesting when you spot male reproductive organ... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This monastery was founded by Lama Drukpa Kuenley, popularly known as the divine mad man. You could actually see his statue inside the Temple. People all around the country and even from abroad come to get blessing from this monastery for wonderful child and success in their married life.

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