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Around Jakar, Jambay Lhakhang

Around Jakar, Jambay Lhakhang


Jambay Lhakhang is one of the oldest temples in the kingdom. It was founded by Songtsen Gampo, a Tibetan King in 659 AD. The king was destined to build 108 temples known as Thadhul-Yangdhul (temples on and across the border) in a day to subdue the demoness that was residing in the Himalayas. The temple is one of the two of the 108 built in Bhutan. A second is located in Paro, the Kichu lhakhang also built on the same day.


The main relics include the future Buddha, Jowo Jampa (Maitreya) from whose name the present name of the temple is derived.




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Taken on October 16, 2013