When: January 2, 2017, 9:00 am
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Dagapela is a small settlement south-east of Dagana, Bhutan. The Tshechu (Festival) attracts people from near and far. The place gets its name from the historic Daga Trashiyangtse Dzong which was established in 1651 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel the first man to unify the Bhutan.
As in all Dzongkhags there are Buddhist temples and monasteries throughout the district. Two that elicit special mention are the Shathong Lhakhang (temple), founded by the Buddhist Master Dupthob (Siddhi) Shawa Ripa and the Nyindukha Lhakhang founded in the 18th century. Shawa Ripa is an ancient Buddhist Master that is said to have lived for over 900 years.