Chimi Lhakhang

Chimi Lhakhang

fighting evil spirits with erected phallus symbols in Bhutan

Location: 

Chimi Lhakhang

Duration: 

Monday, August 21, 2017

Personal highlights

  1. Chimi Lhakhang: Buddhist temple and monastery blessed by Drukpa Kunley
  2. Drukpa Kunley: known as the "Divine Madman" or "Fertility Saint" (1455–1529) 
  3. Kunley's penis: known as "Thunderbolt of Flaming Wisdom" for fighting evil spirits 
  4. Phallus in Bhutan: painted on walls and statues on roofs to drive away evil spirits
  5. Pilgrim: women from all over the world visit this place to get blessed and pregnant

Image sources

  1. Erected penis on all the walls near Lobesa
  2. Gilded door and entrance to the temple
  3. Monk praying at the Chimi Lhakhang Temple
  4. Entrance gate to the Chimi Lhakhang Temple
  5. Young and old people sitting near the temple

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