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Role of Buddhism in Bhutanese Culture

Religion plays a paramount role in making the identity & Culture Of Bhutan. Therefore, in Bhutan, Buddhism is at the center of Bhutanese language and literature, arts and crafts, ceremonies and events, and basic social and cultural values. Despite development making rapid inroads, the tradition of fine art is very much alive today. The manifestations are manifold and expressed through exquisite traditional paintings of monasteries and houses, which add not just color but beauty to the unique architecture.

Culture Of Bhutan & Traditional Bhutanese Architecture

One of the most striking physical features of Bhutan and its culture is epitomized by its architecture.  The characteristic style and color of every building and house in the kingdom is a distinct source of aesthetic pleasure.  Patterns of rich colors adorn walls, beams, pillars, and doors in traditional splendor. Art and paintings are also important aspects of Bhutanese culture and bear testimony to Bhutanese life’s spiritual depth. 

Tshechu and Religious Ceremonies in Bhutan

While festivals, known as Tsechus are great social and spiritual ceremonies that awe both Bhutanese and visitors, the performance of religious ceremonies and rituals are an integral part of Bhutanese lives, both in urban and rural Bhutan. Buddhist scriptures are the basis from which the horoscopes of Bhutanese life are drawn.

Music, Dance, and Handicrafts in the Culture Of Bhutan

Bhutan’s cultural wealth is also embodied in music, dance, and handicrafts, which play an important role in the national, village, or domestic functions and festivals. These are performed both by the clergy and the lay population.