Embrace Bhutan Cultural Tour
Bumthang | Bhutan
15 Nov 2019 | Fri
Day 09 of 13
Ta Rimochen Lhakhang
After thanking and saying our early morning goodbyes to the owners of Ogyen Choling Manor, it was time to start our journey to Prakhar Lhakhang. Today was the third and final day of the Prakhar Tshechu Festival (mask dances and religious performances performed by the monks of Nimalung Monastery).
Along the way to Prakhar Lhakhang, we stopped off to visit Ta Rimochen Lhakhang, a temple near the village of Misethang in the Tang Valley east of Jakar.
It was a brief stop and we did not actually visit the temple (located on a hill above the road). But our guide Tashi did show us an area by the roadside that was tied to a famous legion involving Guru Rinpoche. On one of the large rocks scattered about was an imprint thought to be leftover from an epic bout of tantric lovemaking between Guru Rinpoche and his consort, Yeshey Tsogyal.
In a funny moment that gave us all a laugh, our guide Tashi gave us a brief demonstration of what took place by sitting on the imprint area.