Guru Padamasavaba Takila

Location: Tangmachu, Lhuntse, Bhutan
Type: Statue
Scope: Structural design
Details: The world’s largest statue Of Guru Padmasambhava, with a total height of 173 feet, stands imposingly on the Takila mountain slope, which is one of the most beautiful scenic spots in Lhuntse district, overlooking the entire valley of Tangmachu. It is believed that the statue was built after the sacred prophesy of the the great terton Lerab Lingpa (1856 – 1926), who prophesied that, ‘At one point of time, there will be a war of horses in Kurtoe valley. To prevent this war, a statue of Guru Nangsi Zilnoen should be built’.

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