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Nation observes Zhabdrung Kuchoe

May 9, 2014

ZhabdrungKuchoeGovernment offices and schools in the country remained closed for the day, today, to observe the death anniversary of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel.

Hundreds of devotees offered prayers and butter lamps to mark the death anniversary of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel.

In Thimphu, residents visited Lhakhangs and Goendeys, including the Memorial Chorten and Changangkha Lhakhang.ZhabdrungKuchoe--

Zhabdrung Kuchoe is observed on the tenth day of the third Bhutanese month. Zhabdrung Nawang Namgyel entered into meditation when he was 58 for 12 years at the Puna Dewai Chenpoi Phodrang in 1651.

Zhabdrung’s death was announced  years later. Until then, it was believed that he was meditating.



1 Comment for “Nation observes Zhabdrung Kuchoe”

  1. NIMA

    May all the Bhutanese, for the sake of the individual, country and the world, know well about the noble causes of Shabdrung Rimpoche and his previous lifes and incarnations. May everybody keep in mind and memory the importance of Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyel, being a citizen of the country. Not just only as a religious person or fait but also as a countryman, as a appreciation and as a humaness.

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