09 Apr '12, 2am

#Passportchopsg is finding out all about the Divine Mad-man at Chimi Lhakhang.

#Passportchopsg is finding out all about the Divine Mad-man at Chimi Lhakhang.

Located near Lobesa, Chimi Lhakhang stands on a round hillock and was built in 1499 by the 14th Drukpa, Ngawang Choegyel, after the site was blessed by the “Divine Madman” the maverick saint Drukpa Kuenley who built a chorten (which is a mound-like structure containing Buddhist relics) on the site. Thousands of people visit Chimi Lhakhang either to pray for children by those who are childless or to seek protection for children that they already have . There are also anecdotes of tourists from the US and Europe who made the pilgrimage to Chimi Lhakhang and promptly got pregnant within a year after the visit. While Chimi Lhakhang is renowned for its fertility blessings , it also fulfils the other religious and spiritual needs of the Bhutanese.

Full article: http://www.passportchop.com/asia/bhutan/chimi-lhakhang-pe...

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