His Majesty The King offered six sandalwood boxes to Chari Monastery yesterday. The boxes will be used to store precious relics in the monastery, including treasures of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. His Majesty personally carried one of the 55kg boxes to the monastery, which is located on the hills of Dodeyna, about an hours walk from the road head.
Tshugla Lopen of the Zhung Dratshang said that the act of a King carrying an object that would be used for holy purposes is in itself most sacred and extraordinary.
Chari Monastery is one of the first monasteries built by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in the 17th century. It was from here that Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal established the Drukpa monastic order in the country.