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Temple of fertility

This temple is famous among local bhutanese people as a temple of fertility. It is said that Lama... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Lalbahadur
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Rustic monastery with a fascinating background story and backdrop !!!

The Temple of Fertility as its more popular referred sits atop a small hillock and accessed by a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
SanjayBijlani
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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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  • Average13%
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“divine madman” (64 reviews)
“paddy fields” (37 reviews)
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Punakha, Bhutan
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Reviewed yesterday

This temple is famous among local bhutanese people as a temple of fertility. It is said that Lama Kunley subdued a demon of Dochu La with his “magic thunderbolt of wisdom” and trapped it in a rock at the location close to where the chorten...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Temple of Fertility as its more popular referred sits atop a small hillock and accessed by a difficult narrow lane off the highway. As you pass by paddy fields with water trickling along the road, you wend your way into a little village populated...More

2  Thank SanjayBijlani
Reviewed 16 July 2017

its a very special temple a must see. drukpa kuenley also know as the divine mad man, built this temple and they still keep his bow and arrow there. ask for the abbot and he can unlock the safe where they keep it and gives...More

Thank MC Brigitte S
Reviewed 10 July 2017

En route to the Temple, the village walls are covered with male sexual organs. But we did not see any such stuff in the temple. You need to pass through a congested road(one way) and climb few steps to reach the temple. You may not...More

Thank KS R
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Our guide had interesting stories to tell of 'The Divine Madman' and his 'divine thunderbolt '. Though he is worshipped more as a god of fertility, he is also worshipped as a protector of households. So not surprisingly, one sees his 'divine thunderbolt' painted on...More

1  Thank Hilda N
Reviewed 30 June 2017

this is a small temple.. the main attraction being the unconventional ways of the Divine madman in whose honor this temple is built. you can opt to walk thru paddy fields or drive halfway and then walk further..we were here in may so.. it was...More

Thank anitapmumbai
Reviewed 24 June 2017

We had opted not to go to this temple on our previous visit to Bhutan and I was glad we went this time. It is a very active temple, the monks were chanting and playing various musical instruments/drums and there were a lot of people...More

Thank CuriosityCat
Reviewed 24 June 2017

This temple also known as "The temple of fertility" was built by Lama Drukppa Kuenly " The divine Mad Man".Many childless couples visit here since it is reported to bless such couples with child & there are albums showing couples holding the child born after...More

Thank HemanthPai
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Founded by an eccentric lama who derided most norms, this small monastery is dedicated to fertility. People come from all over to worship here. Despite his wayward leanings, the lama is loved and revered by the local people. To reach- you could take the somewhat...More

Thank Pahari
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Chimi Lhakhang temple was built in memory of Lama Drukpa Kuenley who lived in the 15th/16th centuries . He was also known as the Divine mad man who questioned established religious order and advocated a rather bohemian existence but at the same time taming the...More

1  Thank gudnuse
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