Interesting read :
Chimi Lhakhang or the 'Fertility Temple' in Punakha, Bhutan was built in 1499 by the 14th Drukpa Hierarch, Ngawang Choegyel, after the site was blessed by the the Maverick Saint Drukpa Kunley.
Drukpa Kunley, or the 'Divine Madman', was known for his unorthodox ways of teaching Buddhism. He demonstrated that celibacy was not necessary for being enlightened. The monastery is the repository of the original wooden symbol of Phallus (Penis) that Kunley brought from Tibet. He is credited with introducing Phallus paintings in Bhutan (Swipe to view next picture) and placing statues of them on rooftops to drive away evil spirits. Kunley's penis is referred to as the 'Thunderbolt of Flaming Wisdom' and he himself is known as the 'Fertility Saint'. For this reason women from all around the world visited his monastery to seek his blessing, mostly to beget children.
It is known that Drukpa Kunley would not bless anyone who came to seek his guidance unless they brought a beautiful woman and a bottle of wine. 😏
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