Thursday, December 20, 2012

Sumthrang's Horse Dance (tsencham)

In this 13 century built monastery of Sumthrang, Kangsoel is the main annual event, a tradition left by the founder Nyoton Trulzhig Chojey who was a great kilaya yogi (Phurbi nyeljorpa).

He was one of the only son of Nyo Gyelwa Lhanangpa who is one of the most earliest Buddhist scholar to visit Bhutan and built Chelkha dzong which is the first dzong in Bhutan.

Nyoton Trulzhig Chojey, a Kilaya yogi was a son as well as a disciple to his father Nyo Gyelwa Lhanangpa who was a great Kilaya Yogi and one of the major disciples of lord Drikung Jigten Sumgoen the founder of Drikung Kagyue sect.