Kitchu Monastery

In the seventh century, Tibet was ruled by King Songsten Gompo, who, in his attempt to suppress a demoness, who was against Buddhist teachings is credited with building 108 temples. According to the recorded texts recorded in 12th century and later, two such temples fall within Bhutanese territory and one is Kichu Lhakhang in Paro with Jow as the main statue .

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Kitchu Monastery is located some few kilometers from Paro Town


Kichu is considered as one of the holiest and the oldest temples in the kingdom and great saints like the late Je Khenpo Sherab Gyeltshen and  Dilgo Khentse have patronised and installed many religious monuments and sacred scriptures in the Lhakhang.