Breaking myths in Punakha | Bhutan Travel Guide | Punakha Dzong and Village Stay | Bhutan Episode-2

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Here's second part of the Bhutan series which covers Punakha and the best places to visit in Punakha including Punakha Dzong, Chimi Lhakhang Temple (a...

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Here's second part of the Bhutan series which covers Punakha and the best places to visit in Punakha including Punakha Dzong, Chimi Lhakhang Temple (also called Fertility Temple), The Suspension Bridge of Punakha and a raw experience of living in a village lodge. The homestay was undeniably the best experience of my entire trip to Bhutan.

Do watch this video till the end to plan the perfect itinerary in Punakha!
Hope you find the video helpful! And do let me know if you have any more questions.

NOTE : Please know that this video and the upcoming travel videos were filmed in November 2019. I understand that travelling in the current situation is neither advisable nor possible, and so I hope the video can help you get a virtual travel experience till then. Stay safe everyone! Happy Social Distancing :)

Link to
Video on Visa requirements, how to reach and other detailed information : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFoYJFWQeWY&t=146s
Part-1 having detailed coverage of Thimphu (The Capital of Bhutan) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oe9-rjOiqfs&t=37s

Also, here's the interesting story behind the Fertility temple :

The history of Chimi Lhakhang temple dates back to the times when Drukpa Kunley, who was one of the monks who brought Buddhism into Bhutan from Tibet visited this place. He was a well-known figure who was famous for his unusual methods of teachings and his crazy ways of singing songs which displayed absurd humor and sexual connotations. Due to this, he was eventually tagged as the Divine Madman.

The story of Chimi Lhakhang states that Drukpa Kunley landed in Punakha with the aim of driving away a demon from Dochula. The Divine Madman created a “Flaming Thunderbolt Of Wisdom” and struck down the demon who had taken the form of a dog.

The Divine Madman then went on to capture the dead demon in the form of a dog in a stupa and he uttered: “Chi Mi” which means “No Dog”. These symbols of Phallus are said to bring luck and prosperity which wards off evil and hence it is carved and painted on almost every building and structure in this village.


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