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Khiney Lhakhang

Khiney Lhakhang is Located in Metsho geog in Kurtoe, the principal relics are the Buddha and Guru Rimpoche.

It is believed that the foundation for this temple was laid in 779 AD. Oral accounts say that the temple was built on the spot where a dog was found sleeping and hence it derived the name, Khiney Temple of the Sleeping Dog. Seven hundred years later, Terton Pema Lingpa renovated and installed many statues. The main deity of the temple is Drak Tsen.

Every year, on the 15th day of the 10th month of the Bhutanese calendar, many villages under Metshog Geog celebrate an annual festival called Festival at Khiney Lhakhang. It is an annual commemoration of the anniversary of laying the foundation of Khiney Lhakhang after renovation by Pema Lingpa.

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