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Sacred Lake Narrative

There are not many lakes in Bhutan but many of those lakes which are easily accessible to people are considered holy. There are accounts passed down orally or in writing of how the holy lakes were blessed by Guru Rinpoche or one of the important spiritual figures in the past. Some lakes are said to be residences of powerful water spirits who have been tamed by Buddhist masters and turned into a gaurdian deities who protect the Buddhist faith. Some lakes, like some sacred cliffs, are said to contain a great number of religious treasured buried in them by great figures such as Guru Rinpoche.

  • གནས་མཚོ་བླ་མཚོ་ལོ་རྒྱུས། (Dzongkha, Tibetan script, Original)
    • > Sacred Lake Narrative (English, Latin script, Translation)
    • > gnas mtsho bla mtsho lo rgyus (Dzongkha, Latin script, THL Extended Wylie Transliteration)
    • > nemtso lamtso logyü (Dzongkha, Latin script, THL Simplified Tibetan Transcription)
Subject ID: S7840