Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Shingkhar Rabney Part 4

Yeedam

The life size copper statue of Buddha, known as the yeedam to locality is one of the most sanctified and chief relic housed in Shingkhar Lhakhnag. It is also known as Yeedam Khamsum Zoelnon. Although its history and origin are not much known, (even to the majority of the locals) the statue is revered to as the wish granting object besides being worshipped as Buddhist artifact. 

This wish granting stuff might sound little naive and silly. But if you are a Buddhist, then It might sound little remarkable and captivating.

Long time ago, a tax collector from the court of erstwhile Debraja visited Shingkhar. Little did he realize that he was there for a dual purpose? –he was there to not only collect taxes, but on repeated persuasion from the locals, he was also there to make a secret wish that was going to have a lasting impact in his life. 

Although, his wishes were not explicitly revealed, implicitly, it was his wish to become Paro Penlop in a very foreseeable future. Should the wish come true, he then made a secret vow to install Golden Pinnacle (serthok) on the roof of Shingkhar Lhakhang in gratitude.

Amazingly, the tax collector, popularly known as Agay Haap became Paro Penlop shortly. Not only that, he also become the first person to install serthok on the roof Shingkhar Lhakhang as promised.

There are many such stories. If anybody is interested, then please visit Shingkhar Lhakhang. Remember me, if your wishes come true.


Serthok of Shingkhar Lhakhang 

3 comments:

  1. Dear Kunzang,

    Thank you so much for sharing all these bits and pieces of history about our Shingkhar and its choesung and kusung?! Whenever I have tried to learn about our shingkhar from an elder, I would get confused and very soon forget too. But what you share here is simple and very happy reading. I think you should keep doing these...and I am sure every shingkharpa definitly is enjoying reading them. Just keep going....

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  2. Ajo,, i know the origin..... i will write on my blog one day... the statues of Buddha (choeku) in shingkhar, the Dorsem(longku) in Sumthrang and Guru Rinpoche (Trulku) in Gaden have some links......


    a grab one bro.....love visiting your page...

    Samten

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  3. Samten,
    That will be very good indeed for all of us. Do it faster......

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