The glorious legendary hero, King Gesar Ling is a Good of War. Though he has the appearance of a wrathful military leader , from a religious perspective Gesar is regarded as an emanation of enlightened compassion . As such he is invoked in this temple for his aid and support against external as well as inner perils. During his last earthly existence he was ruler of the Kingdom of Ling in north-west Tibet and today he could appear anywhere at any time. Gesar fought for good and Buddhism and freed human beings fromthe clutches of evil demons. He is right person to protect Trongsa Dzong, be it against real enimies as in past or against all obstacle to a life of harmony.
Gesar Ling is presented in several different forms within his temple. His statue stands in the there-dimensional mandala. While a life-size figure provide him with an earthly body. Mural painting relates his exploits, depicting Gesar in the nine-part armourof the gods of war.
A monk from the Dzong is exclusively dedicated to the veneration of Gesar. Each day he brings offerings and ask for protection of the Dzong , the province , the whole world and the universe.