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The  vibrant Bhutanese Costumes GHO and KIRA will is included in the rates.

Bhutanese wedding is profound experience and commemorates the celestial union of mind, body and soul of two people. More than just a simple exchange of vows and rings, it entails conducting, set of religious rituals by monks as per Buddhist norms. This rituals signifies the important of bond between partners and importantly bestows upon them the protecting and blessing of Gurus and sentient beings, for a life time of love and happiness.

The wedding is purely ceremonial and takes place either at Kyichu Monastery or Druk Choeding temple (Paro - Subjected to availability). Build in 7th century, the Kyichu Monastery is one of the oldest and most sacred pilgrimage site for Bhutanese. The temple is a hallmark of arrival of Buddhism in Bhutan and is one of the 108 temples, built in a day by Tibetan king Songtsen Gampo to subdue the deceitful ogress. The Druk Choeding temple was consecrated in 1522 by a prince abbot, Ngawang Chhogyel.  The temple features the sacred statue of Jampa (Future Buddha) along with protector deity of Bhutan, Aum Gyenyen. The wedding will include the following rituals administered by monk.

 

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  • Pickup time: (9.00 AM)
  • Drop-off time: (11.00 AM)

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Bhutanese wedding is profound experience and commemorates the celestial union of mind, body and soul of two people. More than just a simple exchange of vows and rings, it entails conducting, set of religious rituals by monks as per Buddhist norms. This rituals signifies the important of bond between partners and importantly bestows upon them the protecting and blessing of Gurus and sentient beings, for a life time of love and happiness.

The wedding is purely ceremonial and takes place either at Kyichu Monastery or Druk Choeding temple (Paro - Subjected to availability). Build in 7th century, the Kyichu Monastery is one of the oldest and most sacred pilgrimage site for Bhutanese. The temple is a hallmark of arrival of Buddhism in Bhutan and is one of the 108 temples, built in a day by Tibetan king Songtsen Gampo to subdue the deceitful ogress. The Druk Choeding temple was consecrated in 1522 by a prince abbot, Ngawang Chhogyel.  The temple features the sacred statue of Jampa (Future Buddha) along with protector deity of Bhutan, Aum Gyenyen. The wedding will include the following rituals administered by monk.

Lhabsang

Lhabsang is the recitation of scared mantras to please the local deity so that the day begins on an auspicious note. This will include lighting of incense outside the temple and undertaken prior to arrival of the bride and groom. Locals believe that this rituals bestows good health and wealth. The lighting of incense is said to please the sense of smell and the herbs, added quells the hunger of the deities.

Butter Lamp

The ceremony will begin with lighting of butter lamps upon arrival of bride and groom to the temple followed by three times prostration. The ritual signifiers offering of light to the deities and is an excellent way a gain good merits.

Lhrisor

The Lhrisor service is a purification and cleaning ritual, performed after the arrival of the bride and the groom. The ritual is believed to cleanse all our sins.

Changphoed

The Changphoed ritual requires offering of Ara, the local brew to gods and deities. Once the offering is made, it will be served and shared by bride and the groom in a traditional wooden bowl called phoob. This process signifies the belief and eternal bond the bride and the groom will share for the rest of their lives.

Exchange of Ring

The exchange of rings will forever bind the bride and groom for life of love and friendship.

Tsepamey Choko

Tsepamey Choko is an elaborate ritual performed to appease the god of longevity. The head abbot performs the ritual ceremony for a long and prosperous married life and bless the bride and the groom in the course of ceremony.

Zhugdrey Phunsum Tshogpa

The Zhugdrel ritual is sharing of food items with special prayers dedicated to Zhabdrung Nawang Namgyel, the unifier of Bhutan. Assortment of fruits are served. First fruit bee served are oranges as it is attractive, delicious and the parts inside are intact, therefore represents a close bond which is securely protected, ensuring the couple of eternal happiness. In absence of oranges, banana will be used in lieu. Since the food served in this ceremony is considered very auspicious, it should not be refused and interrupting the Zhugdrel is considered improper.

Dhar Naynga

The Buddhist wedding ceremony will conclude with the presentation of  Dhar Naynga, which is a symbolic five colored scarves. The ceremony will conclude with the presentation of the Dhar Naynga, the symbolic five colored scarves. The offering of Bhutanese scarves (Khaddar)  to the bride and groom, signifies final wishes for long, prosperous and fulfilling life.  

 

Cancellation Policy

Arrangements has to be cancelled 45 prior to the event.

Participant Guidelines

The wedding is ceremonial and is not legally recognized.

Other Disclosures

It is important to look at Zakar ( Auspicious Time)  to conduct the Buddhist wedding ceremony, Thus it is recommend to consult the monk prior to to ensure successful completion.