Gorina Lhakhang

Gorina Lhakhang



The second Buddha that he is believed to be, the Guru Rinpoche had not only visited Bhutan but also had blessed many sites such as land, rocks, hills and ridges. This is followed by the visit of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel who introduced the glorious Drukpa Kagyupa schools throughout the region thereby bounding all the people under the single faith. 

25th chief abbot of monastic body, Je Jampel Sherub Gyeltshen popularly known as Gori Je founded his temple residence at Zarchenkha in Paro; and named the templa as Kuenang Yoelzergang Goenpa. Later, the fourth mind reincarnation of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel, Ngawang Jigme Norbu, the closest disciple of Je Sherub Gyeltshen, expanded the temple further and installed additional statues made of precious metals as well as other ritual objects. In 2001, venerable Dorji Lopen Ngawang Tenzin converted the temple into a monastic centre for monks to study. 

On the first floor of the temple, the main image is the statue of Buddha Amitabha along with statues of other prominent religious figures. Other highlight in this temple is the throne of Zhabdrung Jigme Norbu with his personal mattress and cushion arranged so skillfully giving an impression of him as still alive.


Gorina Lhakhang is located under Wangchang Gewog