JAMBAY LHAKHANG FESTIVAL
ITINERARY OVERVIEW

The Jambay Lhakhang Drub, one of the most spectacular and sacred festivals in the country, is set in the premises of the Jambay Lhakhang which is one of the oldest temples in the kingdom.

The sanctity of the temple coupled with the spiritual significance of the naked dance makes this a hall mark event in the Buddhist calendar.

The temple  founded by Songtsen Gampo, a Tibetan King in the 7th century AD is one  of the 108 temples believed to have been built  in a day, to subdue the demoness that was residing in the Himalayas.

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

The highlight of the festival is the fire ritual that is held in the evening where crowds gather to witness the ritualistic naked dance.



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