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The Floating Statue at Chumphu Nye in Paro is another wonder site in Bhutan. Truly a blessed Nye a must visit nye at your doorsteps.
The Paro Chumphu Nye which is also called the second tsari, was blessed by Guru Rinpoche. The first Tsari is in Tibet called Tsari Rongkor, one of the famous Nye in Tibet. Sadly for Tibet it was prophesied that Tsari Rongkor will decline steadily over time and Chumphu Nye would then become the main tsari. After meditating at Paro Taktshang Guru Rinpoche visited Chumpchu and mediated there for two months.
The Nye was later discovered by His Holiness the 9thJe Khenpo (Chief Abbot of Bhutan) Shakya Rinchen who built the present monastery and named Tsari Nyipa, the name derived from Tsari Nye in Tibet which is now in the verge of vanishing.
The main statue of the temple is Dorje Phagmo (Vajravarahi) which is mysteriously standing on air.
This scared Dorje Phagmo statue was discovered from the lake above the monastery. History has it that the statue was found initially of smaller size than the present one.
The present statue is believed to be the exact size of Dorje Phagmo statue in Tsari Nye in Tibet. When statue was discovered from the lake, the height of the statue was around a foot. But with prophesy, His Holiness Je Shakya Rinchen planned to build the statue of same size of that of Tsari Nye by covering the foot height statue from outside. It was believed that the statue suddenly grew up to the present size. Je Shakya than placed the statue as the main statue of the monastery. The statue stayed floating in the air (when you visit, this state will be shown to you by the caretaker of the monastery). Because of this good omen His Holiness meditated in the monastery and offered one hundred thousand prostrations.
The statue is not resting, it is floating in the air. It is floating because the statue is Dorji Phamo who appeared in person and turned herself to a statue. It is not hand made.
It is believed that if you wish anything, it will come true. BUT not greedy wishes.
So friends visit the important Nye, see it yourself and get blessed.
Dorje Phagmo, or the “Diamond Sow,” is an incarnation of Dolma (Tara), the divine consort of Shenrezig (Chenrezig).
In days of old, before the time when the Buddha Gautama appeared, there was a hideous monster called Matrankaru, who spread ruin and terror over all the world. He was the chief of all the legions of demons, goblins, and other evil spirits; even the devils (raksha) of Ceylon had to become his subjects. He subdued to his rule not only this world, but the eight planets, the twenty-four constellations, the eight Nagas, and the gods. By his miraculous power he could lift Mount Ribab (Sumeru) on the end of his thumb.
Finally the Buddha and gods held council to compass about Matrankaru’s destruction, and it was decided that Shenrezig should take the form of Tamdrin (“Horse-neck”), and his consort, Dolma, that of Dorje Phagmo (“the Diamond Sow”). When the two had assumed these forms they went to the summit of the Malaya mountains, and Tamdrin neighed three times, to fill the demon with terror, and Dorje Phagmo grunted five times, to strike terror into the heart of Matrankaru’s wife, and soon both were lying prostrated at the feet of the two divinities.But their lives were spared them, and Matrankaru became a devout follower of the Buddha, a defender of the faith (chos gyong), and was given the name of Mahakala.
In 1716, when the Jungar invaders of Tibet came to Nangartse, their chief sent word to Samding to the Dorjo Phagmo to appear before him, that he might see if she really had, as reported, a pig’s head. A mild answer was returned to him; but, incensed at her refusing to obey his summons, he tore down the walls of the monastery of Samding, and broke into the sanctuary. He found it deserted, not a human being in it, only eighty pigs and as many sows grunting in the congregation hall under the lead of a big sow, and he dared not sack a place belonging to pigs. When the Jungars had given up all idea of sacking Samding, suddenly the pigs disappeared to become venerable-looking lamas and nuns, with the saintly Dorje Phagmo at their head. Filled with astonishment and veneration for the sacred character of the lady abbess, the chief made immense presents to her lamasery.”
Dorje Phagmo is the highest female incarnation in Tibet.