Uma by COMO, Paro
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... had a kind face. We were ready to start our tour. They drove us to our first destination – Rinchen Pung Dzong, which is an ancient fortress that was built in 1645. Today, it is used for both government and religious purposes. We were first struck by the massive architecture, the surroundings, people in their traditional clothes and all the colors and smells. They were like nothing we had ever experienced before. The colors were so vibrant, ...
Last full day in Bhutan, and an auspicious day it was. This was a national holiday in Bhutan, the descent of Buddha from heaven (remember Buddhist is the national religion). Today all merits are multiplied a thousandfold, so i tried to be extra good. It was also our 13th day of sunshine. Since this is our last day, I feel free to comment on how wonderful our weather has been throughout the trip without jinxing it. Today ...
... for the deceased who have little valuables) and the buddhist locals who were busy circling the monastery, spinning prayer wheels and collecting marbles to keep count of how many revolutions of the monestary they have completed. This was magical to see.
Our next visit to a monastery was to the Kurjey Monastery, bustling with monks in red and orange robes. As we arrived, we were lucky enough to hear the bells that signalled the start of prayer ...
... and masks of demons and gods. I was entertained from 9 AM till noon and then I had a break for lunch but the music and dance continued. I rejoined it from 12:45 pm to 3:10 pm. I do not have the facility to adequately describe these dances immersed in the fabled Buddhist culture of Bhutan but they were entertaining. Tomorrow ...
... Dzong of Punakha and the Chimi Lhakhang. This Chimi Lhakhang temple was build by the cousin of Lama Drukpa Kunley. This Lama is aka 'The Divine Madman’. Again, just google Divine Madman, Bhutan, to learn more about his beliefs. But it is in his honor that people paint red phallus symbols in the weirdest forms on their houses. It doesn’t have a sexual meaning it is just to keep off evil! I must admit we had to laugh every now and then at the sight of them. ...
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