Friday, 25 April 2008

His Holiness the Je Khenpo conscrates Chenrizig Thongdrol

April 24: His Holiness the Je Khenpo consecrated a Chenrizig Thongdrol at Nyenzergang Lhakhang in Wangdue Phodrang on Sunday.

The Thongdrol was built under less than a year by 11 local embroiders. More than Nu. 1.2 million were spent in building the Thongdrol. The money was donated by Wangdue Dzongkhag staff, private individuals and well wishers.

The Thongdrol which is about the size of a three storied building has Chenrizig or Avalo-ke-stesh-vara as the main figure.

Lam Lotay Singye who supervised the work on the Thongdrol said it was built to celebrate 100 years of monarchy, the transition to the democracy and the enthronement of the Fifth Druk Gyalpo.

During the consecration, His Holiness also conducted Mikwang and gave mani initiation to the people who had come to the Domche festival. The Thongdrol will be displayed to the public every year during the annual Domche.

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