Chimi Lhakhang (The Fertility Temple)

Make a pilgrimage to the Temple of the Divine Madman in Punakha

The essence of Chimi Lhakhang (The Fertility Temple)

The sacred Chimi Lhakhang, known as the Fertility Temple, is a revered place of magic and miracles. Blessed by the eccentric maverick yogi and saint Drukpa Kunley, known as the ‘Divine Madman’ and father of fertility, he had very unconventional ways of teaching and this Buddhist monastery is said to be a place of fertility and blessings. Those unable to fall pregnant and childless couples make the devout pilgrimage here in the hope that they will be honoured with a wang or a blessing from a Buddhist monk and his ‘magic thunderbolt of wisdom’. Woman who enter the temple who are hoping to conceive are made to carry a wooden phallus around the temple three times.

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