|Date established||8th century|
According to Pema Lingpa, the temple was founded as far back as the 8th century. In 1039, Bonpo Dragtshel, a tertön, discovered texts which had been buried by Padmasambhava in this location. According to a legend, the king of the water deities was said to have risen out of the lake beneath the temple and offered Dragtshel a stone pillar and scroll. This concept of a lake beneath the monastery is also reiterated in another legend in which Pema Lingpa is said to have discovered the subterranean lake. The entrance was concealed with a stone and stands until today, in the courtyard of the monastery.
- Pommaret (2006), p. 228.
- Pommaret (2006), p. 229.
- "Bumthang - Kenchosum lhakhang". RA Online. Retrieved 17 November 2014.
- "Kenchosum Monastery – Rigzin Pema Lingpa Foundations".
Works cited edit
- Pommaret, Francoise (2006). Bhutan Himalayan Mountains Kingdom (5th ed.). Odyssey Books and Guides.