Sunday, August 31, 2014

Bhutan: Changangkha- where the children receive their names.

The Changangkha monastery is located in Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan. This is the temple where parents come to in order to name their children- they pick a name from the available names at the temple. It is thought that this process as well as the blessings from the local Llama is bringing good luck to the child. Apart from the Royal family, there are no family names given in Bhutan.
This boy already had a name, of course, but was coming to the castle with his 
family in order to get a name for his little sibling.

These parents came to The Changangkha monastery in order to receive blessings 
and a name to their new born baby.
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