Jangtsa Dumtseg Lhakhang- A Holy Temple in Paro That Will Fill Your Soul
Jangtsa Dumtseg Lhakhang is being a unique temple in the form of Chorten in Paro, you should not miss the charm of its to get a lifetime experience.
Jangtsa Dumtseg Lhakhang is a Buddhist temple which is situated in Jangtsa, a small town of Paro. This temple is unique because it was built in the form of Chorten, which makes it different from other temples in Bhutan. This Lhakhang is located on the edge of a hill between the two valleys, one is Paro Valley & another is Dopchari valley. The Buddhist statue characterizes in the Chorten represents a unique repository of the Drukpa Kagyu School.
How to Reach Jangtsa Dumtseg Lhakhang?
By air- You can reach this place is by taking flights from your nearest airport to Paro International Airport and from the airport, you opt for hired taxi or cabs to reach Jangtsa Dumtseg Lhakhang.
By rail- Or you can also reach to the nearest railhead which is New Jalpaiguri Railway Station. And from there, you can go for rental cars to reach your desired destinations.
Some interesting facts about Jangtsa Dumtseg Lhakhang that you must know-
1. What does Legend say about this temple?
There are various theories behind the origin of Jangtsa Dumtseg Lhakhang:
- According to a local legend, the Lhakhang was built by the saint Thangtong Gyalpo to suppress the evil forces.
- Another legend says that Lhakhang was built on the head of demons.
- From another source, it was heard that it was built on the nose of a hill that looks like a frog in order to counteract powerful evil forces.
2. What does history say?
According to history, this temple was built in 1421 by a renowned Tibetan lama named Thangtong Gyalpo. It is said that he was built this temple in a Chorten form to shatter the demons for the victory of Buddhism.
In 1841, another Tibetan Lama, Je Khenpo, Sherab Gyeltsen restored the temple with the aid of local villagers.
3. Now, the architecture of Jangtsa Dumtseg Lhakhang:
This Lhakhang is also known as Mandala, with three different floors-
- 1st floor- It represents the hell. It holds the 5 Buddhas of Meditation
- 2nd floor- It represents the earth. It depicts Mahakala deity on the outer wall along with Bardo on the interior wall.
- 3rd floor- It represents the heaven. It depicts Tantric deity.
This temple also contains various vertical ladders to reach the different floors of the building.
More things to know about Jangtsa Dumtseg Lhakhang-
Distance from Paro International Airport: 9.3km
Coordinates: 27.4352° N, 89.4135° E
Language: Dzongkha, Nepali, and English
Best time to visit: 11 am – 12 pm
Duration of visit: 1 hr
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Jangtsa Dumtseg Lhakhang Review-
Dimitar G, Bulgaria – poorly visited / probably better/ but very emotional and spiritual, small place with no particular history, but very, very authentic and extremely modest.
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