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Seeing off the Central Monastic body for their winter residence

Posted on :07 November 2018

The Chairperson, members and the secretariat staff was at the Tashichhodzong this morning to receive blessing and see off the Central Monastic Body leaving from Thimphu to Punakha today. Venerable Dorji Lopen led the monk body to their winter residence at the Puna Dewa Chenpoi Phodrang at Punakha.

As is the tradition, His Holiness the Je Khenpo and the monk body will spend the next six months in Punakha and move back to Thimphu on the first day of the fourth Bhutanese month.

The tradition was first introduced by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel in the 17th century.

 

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