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Phallus

Phalluses are commonly painted on the walls of the Bhutanese houses. Some scholars say, the arts of painting phallus started before the arrival of Buddhism in the country. Many guess this was born from bon religion and shamanism which is much older than Buddhism. Present day many say, this is directly linked with Lama Drukpa Kinley of 15th century since most of his works were associated with phallus and which became living culture in some parts of Bhutan. Traditionally symbols of an erect penis painted on the wall have been intended to drive away the evil eye, malicious gossip and negative forces, moreover it is believe to bring good luck and blessed to have healthy child in the family. Therefore the art is still alive, for some guest it became the book of phallus for photographers.


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