Buddha Dordenma Statue

Buddha Dordenma Statue

Atop a hillside in Thimphu, the capital and largest city of Bhutan is a huge, golden Buddha sitting atop a gilded meditation hall. But the monument holds an unseen secret: Unbeknownst to lots of people viewing the statue, they aren't really looking at one Buddha; they're looking at 125,000 of them.

Inside of Thimphu's 169 foot Buddha Dordenma statue, there are 125,000 miniature Buddhas encapsulated within its informed bronze breast, varying from 8 to 12 inches tall. This means that in Thimphu, which has a populace of around 100,000, there are a lot more Buddhas than there are people.

Like the big Buddha, these hundreds of miniature Buddhas are additionally opulent and also made from bronze, a major factor that the Statue price virtually $100 million to build when it was built in 2015 to honor the 60th birthday celebration of Jigme Singye Wangchuck, the 4th king of Bhutan.

The Statue additionally meets 2 prophecies. The initial, foreseen by Yogi Sonam Sangpo, is that a Buddhist Statue would be built in the area to "bestow blessings, peace, as well as happiness to the whole world." On top of that, the Statue is claimed to have been mentioned by Guru Padmasambhava, extensively referred to as the "2nd Buddha," in the eighth century. This Statue kills two birds with one rock by fulfilling both revelations in glimmering fashion.