Sumtrhang Monastery is a Buddhist monastery in Ura Gewog, Bhutan. It is one of the most important Bhutanese monasteries as descendants from its lineage include Pema Lingpa and hence the Wangchuck Royal family.
|Leadership||Choeje Wangdrag Jamtsho|
|Founder||Gyelwa Lhanangpa (1164-1224) or Nyoetoen Trushig Choeje (1179-1265)|
|Date established||c. 1230|
It was restored in the early 20th century and again in 2000.
The Sumtrhang Choeje's family perform the Kangsoel ritual each year in the 9th or 10 Bhutanese month. This involves religious dances and provides a purification and blessing for the family and the community.
- Three stone pillars, two in the courtyard and one inside the building. They are solid megaliths lacking inscriptions and dating to prehistoric times.
- Several thick bamboos resembling vajra, believed to have been given by Gyelwa Lhanangpa to his son after opening sacred sites at Tsari Mountain.
- A small drum called "the roar of the thunder"; the sound of which gave the monastery its name.
- A statue of the founder, Nyoetoen Thrulzhig Choeje.
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