CEN­TRAL MONAS­TIC BODY LEAVES FOR PU­NAKHA

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The Cen­tral Monas­tic Body left for their win­ter res­i­dence in Pu­nakha from Tashichoed­zong on Wed­nes­day.

As is the tra­di­tion, the monk body led by Dorji Lopen spent the night at Thin­ley­gang Lhakhang and pro­ceeded to Puna Dewa Chen­poi Pho­drang on Thurs­day.

The Zhung Drat­shang will re­port­edly spend the next six months in Pu­nakha and will re­turn Thim­phu on the first day of the fourth Bhutanese month.

Mean­while, thou­sands of peo­ple re­ceived bless­ings from sa­cred relics along the way and the tra­di­tion of main­tain­ing a sum­mer and win­ter res­i­dence was first in­tro­duced by Zhab­drung Ngawang Nam­gyal in the 17th cen­tury.

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