Narut Lhakhang


This temple is a small village temple, at the bottom of a rock and is not in very good condition. It is built in front of a cave.


The local tradition attributes it to be the hiding place of king Kyika Rathoe who was hiding from Guru rinpoche. From bephug “the hiden cave”, it became pelphug the “accomplished cave”.

Drupthob Melong Dorje (1243-1303), a holder of a branch of the Nyinthig teaching travelled from Central Tibet to Khenpajong and then came to meditate there.

The present structure might have been built in the early 20th century as it contains paintings which are typical of that period but there is no documentation.

Architectural style / school and related art works

Similar to a very small house, it contains a remarkable painting of a wrathful aspect of Guru Rinpoche who repels the enemies and a painting of Dudjom Lingpa (1835–1904), the great Nyingma master and the first Dudjom Rinpoche.

Social cultural function

Community temple looked after by a lay practitioner (gomchen)

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