Friday, November 11, 2016
Wherever I am, I always find myself back at home, either through the news or through what people are celebrating at home. Today, on 11/11, people in Bhutan are celebrating the birth anniversary of the fourth king of Bhutan. I am posting two favorite pictures of mine, one from when his majesty was young and a recent one with the queen mother. With this, I congratulate people in Bhutan for an amazing and selfless leader. We love the king and the king loves us back.
Sunday, April 17, 2016
Yesterday on April 16, the naming ceremony of Bhutan's royal prince was held at Punakha. The king announced the name through live broadcast to the whole nation and the whole world. The name of Bhutan's future king is Jigme Namgyal Wangchuk. The king said "He is not only my son, he is not only the queen's son but he is son of the whole nation" touching the heart of the whole nation. I felt fortunate to sit near Punakha Dzong from where the announcement was made with thousands of people sharing the same emotion. I was very much delighted to see the royal family and receive the prince's poster. The whole nation cherished the day.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
At Wangdiphodrang Dzong (monastery) built in the 1600s which was burnt down in 2012 due to short circuit in wiring within the monastery. It is still under restoration. I am standing on the foundation of the dzong where the monastery used to stand. However, the main chamber is almost complete and we were glad that we were able to offer our prayers.
Sunday, April 10, 2016
Today on April 10, 2016, the present king of Bhutan carried a 55kg sandlewood box to Chari Monastery which is about an hour hike from the main road. Shown in the upper image. The box will be used for holy purposes in the temple. There are many reasons why the people in Bhutan love the king. But above all, it is because the king loves his citizen.
Meanwhile, Bhutan awaits to welcome the Duke and Duchess of Britain. 💕🇧🇹🇬🇧
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
14th century temple, Chimi Lhakhang (Chimi temple or monastery) is where I got my name. But I am still wondering how the temple got its name in the first place. I failed to find information regarding the origin of the name of the temple itself. Well, anyway in Bhutan many unborn babies get their names in the temple. Names like "Chimi" and "Kinley" are given at this temple. This temple is also well-known as the temple of fertility. Particularly women seeking blessings to beget children pay visit to Chimi Lhakhang. If you have friends around you unable to have children, suggest this place with conviction.
Monday, February 8, 2016
Pochu Zam (bridge over the male river) is the longest suspension bridge in Bhutan. It is located in Punakha. Pochu (male river) and Mochu (female river) surround Punakha dzong (Punakha monastery) and there is a beautiful bridge over both the rivers. There is a wooden cantilever bridge over the female river and this iron suspension bridge over the male river. The greenish river flows below the bridge exquisitely. That was my day out in my PJ.
Sunday, February 7, 2016
Visited Buddhist College for Nun today. (Check out my selfie with a nun). There were cute nuns around the campus and the surrouding was exceptionally clean. The location of college is really amazing. Its on top of a hill from where you can see most of Punakha and Wangdiphodrang all in one scenery. We can also see how the road leading to Thimphu has been carved into the mountain and greenish river flowing quietly in the deep valley. Must visit if you haven't!