June 30, 2010

Largest Thanka in Bhutan

Source: kuenselonline.com









Bhutan’s largest thongdrol, depicting the 8th century Nyingma master, Guru Padmasambhava, as Ngangsoed Zilnon, unfurled at the Tashichhodzong yesterday morning

From: bbs.com.bt

Biggest Thongdroel consecrated

June 29: His Holiness the Je Khenpo consecrated the Guru Thongdroel at the Tashichhodzong earlier this morning. The Thondroel, measuring 108 by 85 feet, will be the biggest Thongdroel in the country.
The Thongdroel is being offered to the government by Khenpo Sangay Choeda, from Bumthang.
It took over two years to make the Thongdroel. He said that the Thongdroel was constructed for the long life of the Monarchs and for the peace and harmony of the Kingdom.
The Prime Minister Lyonchhen Jigmi Y. Thinley, Cabinet Ministers, parliamentarians and senior government officials were also present at the consecration ceremony.

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