Arunachal: Lumla MLA Takes Stock of Renovation Work of Guru Padmasambhava Lhakhang 

Jambey Tashi

Arunachal Pradesh’s Lumla MLA Jambey Tashi took stock of the ongoing renovation work of Guru Padmasambhava Lhakhang at Lumpo on Friday. The Temple holds a 70 feet statue of Guru Padmasambhava on the top, while the ground floor houses a prayer hall cum meditation centre cum study centre.

After completion, the pious temple will be a  landmark in cultural and spiritual tourism, attracting  domestic and local tourists from far and near.

The massive Guru Rinpoche temple at Lumpo in Zemithang bordering Tibet, is constructed with the help of MLA Jambey Tashi, with the main objective to religiously check any kind of intrusion or attack from the neighbouring country. 

“Lumla in particular and Tawang in general, inhabited by the peace loving and deeply religious Monpas, remain under constant threat of invasion by China, due to the unresolved border issue with India”, Jambey explained.

“It is believed that Guru Padmasambhava, with his tantric prowess will safeguard the Monpas from any evil-designs of the external forces and shower his blessings for peace and prosperity in the region”, he added.

The statue of Guru Padmasambhava at Lumpo attained further significance after it was consecrated by His Holiness the fourteenth Dalai Lama, Gyalwa Yeshi Norbu.

Courtesy: Mon Tawang Vigilance