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Showing posts from January, 2011

Jarog Dongchen

Dust had just begun to settle after the first war was fought between the Tsang Desi of Tibet and Bhutanese troops near Paro Hungrel Dzong. The Tibetan troops had returned humiliated to their country but vowed to avenge it. Peace returned to the country and Zhabdrung Rinpoche had some time to rededicate himself to prayers and teachings. However, the peace was short-lived because Lam Kha Nga, Kathogpas, Chazampas and other religious followers whose importance had diminished burned with jealously as Zhabdrung became popular among the local residents. They waged war against Zhabdrung to reclaim their past glories. Preparation went on discreetly to wage war against Zhabdrung. Supporting Zhabdrung’s opponents were landlords of Thimphu, Punakha and Wangduephodrang. They too were not happy with Zhabdrung’s growing influences in their territories. In fact some of the representatives of these disgruntled religious figures had gone to Tibet to seek help from the Tsang Desi of Tibet. They kne