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  • Writer's pictureSonam Dendup

Radak Lhakhang: A Cultural Gem in Wangdue Phodrang


Located in Wangdue Phodrang, Radak Lhakhang holds deep cultural significance for the locals. This revered site is home to a wrathful and red-complexioned statue known as Dorji Draktsen, a powerful deity and protector of the Buddha Dharma in the region.


The rituals at Radak Lhakhang are integral to the community's life, especially during important events like the blessing and naming of newborns. It is believed that the first blessing and naming must come from this sacred statue. Locals, regardless of their backgrounds, seek blessings from Dorji Draktsen, particularly during times of war and major events like archery competitions.


Visiting Radak Lhakhang provides a deep insight into the spiritual and cultural fabric of Wangdue Phodrang. Guests at Wangdue Ecolodge can immerse themselves in this rich heritage, learning about the rituals, beliefs, and traditions that have shaped the lives of the people in this region for generations.






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