The Tiger’s Nest Monastery, Bhutan


Taktsang Monastery, famously known as Tiger Nest Monastery, is located in Paro, Bhutan. The monastery is one of the most venerated places of pilgrimage in the Himalayan.

The legend of Taktshang (Tiger’s lair) evolved form 747 AD when the Guru Padmasmbhava chose a cave on a sheer rock face to meditate in. To subdue evil spirits in  the area he assumed  a wrathful form as Guru Dorji Droloand riding  astride a tigress, he cleansed the area of all evil.  Taktshang thus became one of the most important Buddhist monuments in the Himalayan Buddhist world. Taktshang clings to the rock towering 800 meters (over 2,600 feet) above the valley, and is located 2,950 meters (9,678 feet) above the sea level.

A temple complex was first built in 1692 around the site  where Guru Padmasambhava is said to have meditated for four months in the 8th century.Padmasambhava is credited with introducing  Buddhism to Bhutan and is thus the tutelary deity of the country.


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