100s of peo­ple gath­ered at Trongsa Dzong to cel­e­brates Zhab­drung Ku­choe

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De­spite of cold and foggy weather over the Trongsa Dzong, more than 100s of peo­ple gath­ered at Trongsa Dzong to cel­e­brate and com­mem­o­rate the 400 years of Zhab­drung Rin­pochhe’s ar­rival to Bhutan yes­ter­day. The cel­e­bra­tion is also to cel­e­brate the birth year of the His Royal High­ness The Gyalsey.

Zhab­drung Ngawang Nam­gyel came to Bhutan from Ti­bet in 1616 A.D. and united all the peo­ple in dif­fer­ent parts of Bhutan un­der one dual sys­tem. He as the head of the dual sys­tem has con­structed many Dzongs all over the country and used as head­quar­ters since 1629.

On April 14, Teach­ers and stu­dents of Sherubling Cen­ter School re­cite “Jigten Wangchuk” a prayer of Zhab­drung fol­lowed by civil ser­vants on April 15.

There was a grant cel­e­bra­tion where hun­dreds of peo­ple gath­ered to re­ceive bless­ings from relics where more than 21 se­crets relics were dis­played with the Guru Thong­drol which was made by Jigme Nam­gyel yes­ter­day.

One of the most im­por­tant se­crets is the statue of 10th Je Khempo. His Ho­li­ness the Je Khempo, Palchen Ten­zin Ch­ogyel is con­sid­ered as one of the most im­por­tant fig­ure in Trongsa for es­tab­lish­ing first monas­tic school in Trongsa Dzong.

Peo­ple also had an op­por­tu­nity to see eight forms of Guru Rin­poche’s statue curved on rhi­noc­eros horn.

Monks per­formed mask dances and stu­dents per­formed dances. Peo­ple of Trongsa Dzongkhag also per­formed Nub Zhay, a tra­di­tional dance and unique­ness of Trongsa Dzongkhag.

A 29 years Mr. Tsh­er­ing a civil ser­vant said, “I feel blessed with the bless­ings from all this se­crets relics.” “We as Bhutanese citizens should al­ways re­mem­ber and cel­e­brate this very aus­pi­cious day not only to en­joy but to ap­pre­ci­ate and thank Zhab­drung Rin­poche for his con­tri­bu­tion for the hap­pi­ness of our Bhutanese.”

The teach­ers and stu­dent of In­sti­tute of Lan­guage and Cul­ture Stud­ies cel­e­brated the day with po­etry com­pe­ti­tion. Stu­dents were asked to com­pose po­ems in Dzongkha where top 10 po­ems were se­lected and re­cited by the com­poser.

The po­ems were mostly fo­cused on the im­por­tance of Zhab­drung Rin­poche over the tra­di­tion and cul­ture of Bhutan.

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