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Dechenphug Temple.

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Resource #: 69764 (URL for reference)

Collections: Ariana Maki Collection, Bhutan Collection (Maki)


by Ariana Maki

Dechenphug Temple is dedicated to the deity Gönpo (Mahakala), a form of whom appeared before Zhapdrung Ngakwang Namgyel (1594-1651) and led him to Bhutan from Tibet. The three storeyed temple includes weapons seized in 17th century military skirmishes with Tibet, and is the seat of Bhutan's major protective deity. 

Associated Resources

Resource type: Image

Photographer: Ariana Maki

Quality Type: Excellent

Photograph Date: 20/Jul/2013

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