Dochula pass is located enroute Thimphu – Punakha, at 3000 meters above sea level is overlooking the mighty Himalayas. At one of the viewing points, 108 stupas (chortens) were constructed as a memorial built by the queen, Her Majesty Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuk, to honor the victory of the Bhutanese army in the 2003 war of Southern Bhutan.
From the crest, one can get a stunning 360 degree panoramic view of Himalayan mountain range. It was a cloudy day so the view was not so clear for us.
The past and future appears to merge in the details of the lhakhang (temple) and its structure tells the story of a supreme warrior figure, whose vision pierces the distant future in a fine blend of history and mythology.
Bhutan was forced to repel the rebels as failing to do so, India threatened to enter the country to do so themselves. The 4th King led a volunteer army of about 7,000 men to force the rebels to exit the country. That is one of the reasons why Bhutanese love their fourth king (Jigme Singye Wangchuck). He is the one who replaced GDP with Gross National Happiness. Making it as happiest country.
Happy Mother’s to all the Mother’s out there. And Happy Sunday to all of you..