Jambay Lhakhang Drup happens to be one of the most popular festivals in the hill nation of Bhutan. It has a significant place in Bhutanese culture and psyche as it is celebrated with a duel purpose and agenda. First, it is a tribute to the honour of Guru Rimpoche, a saint who introduced Tantric form of Buddhism in Bhutan. Secondly, this festival commemorates the establishment of Jambay Lhakhang (temple) in 7 th century.
During this festival, variety of traditional and mask dances are performed and each dance bear significant meaning. However, the highlight of Jambay Lhakhang Drup remains the fire ceremony named 'Mewang' and the religious dance known as 'Tercham'. Apart from these, the other activities include- a famous drum beat dance, a clown dance called Dola Pangtoy Shazam, Raksha Mangcham (a dance symbolizing life after death) and many more. With the proceedings of the events, this festival captures the attention of the onlookers and crate a magnificent spectacle.
Jambay Lhakhang Drup is an annual festival of Bhutan that celebrates two important happenings of the nation- founding of the Jambay Lhakhang and the glory of Guru Rimpoche.