Jambay Lhakhang

Jambay Lhakhang - Attraction of bumthang - Jambay lhakhang festival

Jambay Lhakang is probably the oldest monasteries of the kingdom. It was established by a Tibetan lord in the seventh century, Songtsen Gampo. To outfox the evil presences of the Himalayas, the lord needed to construct 108 sanctuaries in a single day. Temples were built over her body parts that spread over Tibet, Bhutan and the borderlands. Jampey Lhakhang is believed to fall on her left knee. Of the 108 temples that were built, the best known are the Jokhang in Lhasa, Kyichu Lhakhang in Paro and Jambay Lhakhang in Bumthang.

Today, the one-story temple complex, which located by the Bumthang Chhu River, is similarly as popular for its whimsical. The primary relics incorporate the Future Buddha, Jowo Jampa from which the temple get its name. The Temple additionally houses over a hundred sculptures of the Gods of the Kalachakra, worked by the First Hereditary Monarch of Bhutan, Gongsa Ugyen Wangchuck, so as to recognize the victory over his opponents after the skirmish of Changlimithang in 1885..

The Jambay Lakhang Drup is a festival that celebrates the foundation of the seventh century Jambay Lhakhang Temple through traditional dances, fire blessings every year to regard Guru Rimpoche (Padmasambhava). The celebration is set apart by numerous bright moves and ceremonies, of which the feature is the ‘Terchham’ or the ‘Stripped Dance’ and the ‘Mewang’ or ‘Fire Blessing’ .It is an astonishing presentation of color and sound. The historic location lends itself perfectly to these annual festivities. Jambay Lhakhang is one of the most great celebrations in the nation.

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Best Time to visit Jambay Lhakhang


The best an ideal time to visit this wonderful valley would be around the long stretches of October, November and December. It is suggested that you shouldn’t visit the valley during the monsoon and winter season, because of dropping temperature. In the event that you visit Bhutan in the start of the spring season, you’ll explore the wonderful blossoms that bloom by the beginning of this season.

You can visit the Lhakhang any time of the year. The Jambay Lhakhang Drup festival takes place every year, but the date varies. 

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