Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Bhutan’s the largest Thongdroel unfurled

The 70th Je Khenpo Trulku Jigme Choeda consecrated Bhutan’s largest Thongdroel depicting 8th century Buddhist master, Guru Padmasambhava, in Tashichodzong yesterday morning.

Measuring 108 by 88 feet, the Thongdroel was offered to the royal government by Khenpo Sangay Choeda, a Buddhist monk who hails from Chokhortoe in Bumthang.

Hundreds of devotees attended the unfurling. The Prime Minister, cabinet ministers, MPs and senior bureaucrats as well attended the ceremony.

Khenpo Sangay Choeda is a graduate of the prestigious Nyingma Buddhist Institute in Mysore, India. The Thongdroel was offered by him as Kurim for peace and harmony in the Kingdom.