Pangri Zampa - Institute of Buddhist Astrology
Pangri Zampa-Buddhist Monastery in North of Thimphu
In 1529 Tibetan Lama Ngawang Chogyel and his son Nagi Wangchuk came to Bhutan.They settled in Thimphu and built a small temple in the present location of Pangri Zampa Monastery. He named as Druk Phodrang, meaning Castle of Dragon.The name was one of the popular name of Tibetan Monetary on those days. The decedents of Lam Ngawang Chogyel have looked after until the arrival of the Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel the unifier of Bhutan in 1616 AD.
Today it was converted into studying the Traditional Buddhist Institute of Astrology. It is the only Astrology Institute in Bhutan. Every year this institute releases our official Bhutanese calendars and decides important national events of Bhutan. This institute decided the date of 5th King Coronation; King’s weeding and naming ceremony of our crown prince and many more.
Visitor can also request to Lama to see their past and future life as per Buddhist believes.