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Pangzampa –the deity of Kangpara

Pangzampa is the local deity of Kangpara areas. He was believed to be a skilled blacksmith. It is being said that people could borrow pots and pans from Pangzampa. They only had to go near his citadel and ask for it and wait with their back towards the citadel. The things they asked would be there when they were about to return. People believe that the deities no longer provide such facilities now because people didn’t return the things that they took. Similarly, Sakharpa, who lives at the foot of hills facing Udzorong in Trashigang also used to provide utensils and things to the people. He also stopped providing help obviously for the same reason that Pangzampa stopped providing help to the people of Kangpara. Pangzampa used to have his abode in Wakhar under Nanong Gewog in Pema Gatshel. He afflicted people with diseases if people did not make offerings. He could only be appeased if live cattle and paddy was provided. This became too much for poor local people to bear. So they de

ZINNIA

A lone flower, be it zinnia, dahlia or china Cannot give all the colors that the garden need Nor can you fill up the vast expanse Of another person’s life, how ever much you give. It takes Sun, rain, earth, season and care To make blossom the small seed into beautiful zinnia And it takes many many teardrops To bring up a child. If you give your garden to someone you would die for Where do you grow your flowers then? Your garden in someone’s hand is not a garden at all… You should give flowers to others and keep the garden for yourself Many people give away their heart, and not the love it brings And when they need it for themselves, they have only the hurts remaining If there are many flowers in the garden… Even when Zinnia dies, dahlia and china will still be there. If your heart is big enough for all souls… You have the strength of many hands still around you And the warmth and colours of many smiles And the garden is forever yours to grow flowers in again and again.